We always have so many shows and events to choose from in the Twin Cities, so I thought I’d help you out with this list of 5 awesome deals. Goldstar is a discount ticket site for theatre, live music, comedy shows and many other activities. Most tickets are half off the full price, and you pay a minimal service fee ($3-4). Some shows or events also offer comp tickets, so with the service fee you’ll end up paying about $5 for a ticket – it’s a steal!
When you go to the site, you do have to sign up/in, but feel free to do so then unsubscribe from the emails right away. I like getting them, though, and still check the site almost daily because you never know when something new will pop up and some sell out really fast.
The Wedding Singer at Old Log Theater: I’m a huge fan of the Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore film that takes place in the 80s but was made in 1998. It’s funny and sweet and ridiculous, and I know the stage version will be fantastic, especially since it received a Tony nomination. If you love the movie as much as I do, be sure to see it. And if you haven’t seen it, but you love the 80s, don’t miss it!
C.L.U. by Collide Theatrical: You know the game and likely the movie Clue, but you’ve never seen it like this. Collide has created a dance performance inspired by the board game. The show features six professional dancers, two singers, one actor and a three-piece jazz ensemble. The best part is, the audience gets to vote to help determine the outcome. Enjoy their season preview video below then grab your tickets!
Equus by Theatre Coup d’Etat: This show won the Tony Award for Best Play and sounds pretty intense as it centers around a troubled boy who blinded six horses and the boy’s relationship with the psychiatrist trying to treat him. The psychiatrist then starts reexamining his own life, along with society’s view on conformity. Theatre Coup d’Etat is an Ivey Award-winning company whose ‘mission is to provoke an emotional and analytical response in our audiences by showing the depth of the human condition through both classical and contemporary works.’ My friend Rachel, The Minneapolite, saw it, and you can click here to read her review.
Zenon Dance Company’s Modern Jazz Performance: This is the kick off to Zenon’s 33rd season, and the performance will include two world premieres. We’re so lucky to have access to such an esteemed troupe here to enjoy!
Stanley Ann: The Unlikely Story of Barack Obama’s Mother by Chameleon Theatre Circle: This is a one-woman show performed as a series of monologues over the course of 30 years. She experiences ‘tides of idealism, disillusionment, elation, and despondency, but never loses her determination to improve the world around her.’ This is a good one to attend if you’ve ever been curious about anyone who raises a future president.
So there you have it! What do you want to see? What do you already have planned? I’m most looking forward to a fun day at the Minnesota Blogger Conference on Saturday and will be sure to give you a full recap next week!
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