Monday, November 15, 2010

Holidays Right Around the Corner!

A Christmas Carol at The Guthrie Theater November 19 - December 30, 2010

A miserly and miserable man, Ebenezer Scrooge greets each Christmas with a "bah humbug," until he is visited one Christmas Eve by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future.

New adaptation of the Dicken's classic by British playwright Crispin Whittell and directed by Joe Dowling.

A Christmas the Children's Theatre Company. Nov. 16th - Dec. 31st.

Stage adaptation of the Jean Shepard book and film, set in the early 1940's Indiana, about the wishes and travails of young Ralphie Parker as Christmas approaches. CTC 2400 3rd Ave. S. Mpls.

Orpheum Theatre December 16 to January 9

Billy Elliot The Musical is a joyous, exciting and feel-good celebration of one young boy’s triumph against the odds. Called “THE MOST INSPIRING SHOW I’VE SEEN IN YEARS” by Ben Brantley of The New York Times, the story follows Billy’s journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring, into a ballet class and discovers his dream to dance. Full of life, laughter, award-winning choreography and an unforgettable score by Elton John, this uplifting show will stay with you forever.

Based on the international smash-hit film, Billy Elliot is brought to life by the Tony-winning creative team — director Stephen Daldry, choreographer Peter Darling and writer Lee Hall — along with music legend Elton John, who has written what the New York Post calls “HIS BEST SCORE YET!”

State Theatre December 3 to December 4

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker is the must-see production of the season! Critically acclaimed for exquisite artistry, and dazzling sets and costumes, the Great Russian Nutcracker is the defining holiday experience. Bring your family and friends together for a heartwarming performance featuring larger-than life puppets and pristine choreography in a not-to-be missed holiday celebration!

"Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota presents its 8th annual traditional, full-length professional production of Denise Vogt's Nutcracker Ballet in November 2010. The cast of approximately 120 consists of local and national professional dancers, metro area ballet students, and community members. This popular original production has become a cherished holiday tradition for many. We are excited to announce that beginning in 2010 Twin Cities Ballet will be presenting its full-length original production of the beloved Holiday Classic at the new, state-of-the-art theater at Burnsville Performing Arts Center.

Performance Dates: Friday November 19, 7pm; Saturday November 20, 3pm & 7pm; Sunday, November 21, 2pm. At Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville , MN 55337 Tickets via Ticketmaster at 800-982-2787, or or the Burnsville Performing Arts Center box office. Twin Cities Ballet on the web at: or by phone 952-452-3163.

St. Paul City Ballet
THE ENCHANTED TOY SHOP, A Holiday BalletDecember 17-19, 2010
E. M. Pearson Theater at Concordia University
312 N Hamline Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104

Friday, December 17, 2010 7:30 P.M.
Saturday, December 18, 2010 2:00 P.M. and 7:30 P.M.
Sunday, December 19, 2010 2:00 P.M.
TICKETS: Call 651-690-1588

New for 2010: New sets and additional costumes, more principal artists!

Created in 2009, The Enchanted Toy Shop is a result of the close collaboration of Saint Paul City Ballet’s Artistic Partners, Ted Sothern, Jennifer Murry, Ross Edwards, Jennifer Rockwell Edwards and Georgia Finnegan Amdahl. Saint Paul City Ballet Company dances the principal roles leading a cast of over 80 including the SPCB School Studio Company and students of SPCB School selected by audition.

This charming full-length ballet is based on La Boutique Fantasque first produced by Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes. The Rossini score has been complimented by Tchaikovsky’s Waltz Of The Snow Flakes and Waldteufel’s Skater’s Waltz. The ballet is a family-friendly eighty-two minutes long with one intermission.


The New Standards Dec 3-5th Fitzgerald Theater. Rockers turned pop-jazzists reinventing modern classics by Britney Spears and Arcade Fire. Breaking out old standards for the holiday season!

Aaron Neville Nov. 30th & Dec 1st at the Dakota Jazz Club. Grammy winning R&B great will be interpreting holiday tunes, like Soulful Christmas and Christmas Prayer, with his soft, fluttering voice. Tell It Like It Is!

Retribution Gospel Choir, Friday, Nov. 12th, Hennepin United Methodist Church
Tosh Tour Twenty Ten: A Comedy Central Live Event, State Theatre, Sat., November 13
Little River Band, Saturday, Nov. 13th, Medina Entertainment Center
Cloud Cult, Thursday, Nov. 18th, First Avenue
Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby, Friday, Nov. 19th, The 400 Bar
Vince Vaughn & Kevin James Comedy Roadshow, Sat. Nov 20th, State Theater
Brandon Flowers (The Killers), Sunday, Nov. 21st, First Avenue
John Mellencamp: No Better Than This, Orpheum Theatre, November 22 - November 23
Loudon Wainwright III, Tuesday, Nov 23rd, Hopkins Center for the Arts.
**Grinderman (NICK CAVE), Tuesday, Nov 23rd, First Avenue
**Superchunk, Wednesday, December 1st, First Avenue
Mannheim Steamroller, Friday, December 3rd, (and Saturday 12/4) Orpheum Theater
GWAR, Monday, December 6th, The Cabooze
Ravi Coltrane, Tuesday, Dec. 7th, Dakota Jazz Club
Ozzy Osborne, Sunday, Dec. 12th, Target Center
Dee Dee Bridgewater, Friday Dec. 17th, Orchestra Hall
Soul Asylym, Friday Dec. 17th, First Avenue
The Bad Plus, Monday Dec 27th, Dakota Jazz Club
38 Special, New Years Eve, Treasure Island Casino

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