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. I won’t always choose theatre shows; these just happened to stick out to me as I perused Goldstar this week.
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 such a great deal! 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.
Emilie/Eurydice by Transatlantic Love Affair: If I had to pick one theatre company in the Twin Cities to recommend to you, it would be Transatlantic Love Affair because of their excellency in physical theatre. You’ll most often see them at the Illusion Theater, and both companies recently received awards at the National Theatre Conference. TLA collaboratively creates each work, this time they’re presenting Emilie/Eurydice, conceived and directed by Isabel Nelson. Emilie is in a coma after an accident, and while her loved ones navigate this in real life, Emilie finds herself on her own journey in another world.
The Storms of November at nimbus theater: This piece is written by Josh Cragun, a local playwright, and it’s inspired by Minnesota history. The show begins during the Armistice Day Blizzard in 1940 and centers around Captain Marianne Carter. To bring us as real of a show as possible, the cast & crew immersed themselves in maritime lore and also spent time on the shores of Lake Superior to tour ships. The scenic design aspect sounds challenging and exciting, so hunker down and enjoy The Storms of November.
The History of the Devil by Shadow Horse Theatre: I’m so intrigued by this Clive Barker piece. Satan decides that he misses God and wants to re-enter Heaven. It sounds a little intense, but you can count on Shadow Horse to make sure there’s humor in their shows to balance out the heavier stuff. Director Paul von Stoetzel took some time to chat with me about the show; click here to check out our interview and then get your tickets! [For a double whammy, Shadow Horse is also presenting A Drinking Game: O Brother, Where Art Thou on Nov 7 with comp & $5 tickets available through the link.]
The Pound: A Musical for the Dogs by Imagined Theatre: It’s a musical that takes place at a dog shelter. I feel like I don’t need to say much more than that. Oh, except I’m betting you’ll want to bring some Kleenex.
Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune by Casting Spells Productions: This is a comedy/drama about two coworkers who have a one-night stand then realize there might be more to it than that. I can’t say enough good things about Shanan Custer and her comedic prowess, and hopefully her counterpart Charles Hubbell can hold his own against her as Johnny.
Hopefully something sounds like it’s up your alley, but whatever you decide, I hope you enjoy your weekend!
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