"Twerking Around the Christmas Tree" Opens November 15

"Twerking Around the Christmas Tree" Opens November 15

 

Minneapolis, MN - With snow on the ground and preview performances packing the house, the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre (BNW) is ready for the opening of the Holiday 2014 comedy revue, "Twerking Around the Christmas Tree." All performances are at the Brave New Workshop Theatre main stage at 824 Hennepin Avenue, Downtown Minneapolis. Tickets for "Twerking Around the Christmas Tree" are on sale now at (612) 332-6620 or http://theatre.bravenewworkshop.com/ "Twerking Around the Christmas Tree" runs through January 31, 2015.

"Twerking Around the Christmas Tree" prides itself on being a voice of (hilarious) reason during the holidays. "While other holiday shows present a candy-coated, Norman Rockwell version of what we've been told the season should be, the BNW shows you the holidays in all their beautifully, horribly, hilariously painfully flawed reality," says director Katy McEwen. "It's Christmas without Photoshop - blemishes and all." 

Themes for the sketches and songs include:

  • A "White Christmas" meaning something very different in Minnesota
  • The advisability of a drum solo as a gift for a newborn baby
  • Christmas wishes, both fulfilled and unfulfilled

"Twerking around the Christmas Tree" features BNW cast members Lauren Anderson, Bobby Gardner, Andy Hilbrands, and Melanie Wehrmacher. The show is directed by Katy McEwen, with direction assistance by Caleb McEwen and Heather Meyer. Heather Meyer, Tom Reed, and Taj Ruler provide additional writing. Peter Guertin returns as music director, and Matthew Vichlach will provide technical direction. 

About Brave New Workshop

The Brave New Workshop has been writing, performing and producing sketch comedy and improvisation since 1958-- longer than any other theatre in the United States. Founded by former circus performer Dudley Riggs and currently owned by husband and wife John Sweeney and Jenni Lilledahl, the BNW is a legendary comedy institution, where audiences enjoy improv and sketch comedy nearly every night of the week. Alums of the Workshop stage include Louie Anderson, Pat Proft, Al Franken, Mo Collins ("Arrested Development", "Parks and Recreation"), Peter MacNichol ("Ally McBeal," "24"), Melissa Peterman ("Reba", "Baby Daddy"), Cedric Yarborough ("Reno 911," "The Boondocks") and Rich Sommer ("Mad Men", "Harvey").

 

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Twerking Around the Christmas Tree

Show description:

The Brave New Workshop's holiday show is a cherished annual event for those most likely to wind up on the 'naughty' list. With "Twerking Around the Christmas Tree," the BNW sticks out its tongue at tradition with a hilarious take on the delights and dilemmas of the holiday season.

 

Schedule Details:

"Twerking Around the Christmas Tree"

Playing November 15 through January 31

Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre

824 Hennepin Ave, downtown Minneapolis

Tickets available at 612-332-6620

http://theatre.bravenewworkshop.com/

Regular Run Tickets:  $28-36 (discounts for students, seniors, groups, military, MPR members and more)

  

Full Performance Schedule: 

   

Opening Night:

Saturday, November 15 - 8pm, $36

  

Regular Run: ($28 - $36)

November 20 - January 31, 2015

 

Thurs Nov 20 - 7:30pm, $28

Fri Nov 21 - 7pm, $34

Fri Nov 21 - 10pm, $28

Sat Nov 22 - 5pm, $34

Sat Nov 22 - 8pm, $34

 

Fri Nov 28 - 7pm, $34

Fri Nov 28 - 10pm, $28

Sat Nov 29 - 5pm, $34

Sat Nov 29 - 8pm, $34

Sun Nov 30 - 7:30pm, $28

 

Wed Dec 3 - 7:30pm, $28

Thurs Dec 4 - 7:30pm, $28

Fri Dec 5 - 7pm, $34

Fri Dec 5 - 10pm, $28

Sat Dec 6 - 5pm, $34

Sat Dec 6 - 8pm, $34

Sun Dec 7 - 7:30pm, $28

 

Tues Dec 9 - 7:30pm, $28

Wed Dec 10 - 7:30pm, $28

Thurs Dec 11 - 7:30pm, $28

Fri Dec 12 - 7pm, $34

Fri Dec 12 - 10pm, $28

Sat Dec 13 - 5pm, $34

Sat Dec 13 - 8pm, $34
 

Sun Dec 14 - 7:30pm, $28 

Mon Dec 15 - 7:30pm, $28

Tues Dec 16 - 7:30pm, $28

Wed Dec 17 - 7:30pm, $28

Thurs Dec 18 - 7:30pm, $36

Fri Dec 19 - 7pm, $36

Fri Dec 19 - 10pm, $36

Sat Dec 20 - 5pm, $36

Sat Dec 20 - 8pm, $36

Sun Dec 21 - 7:30pm, $36

Mon Dec 22 - 7:30pm, $36

Tues Dec 23 - 7:30pm, $36

 

Fri Dec 26 - 7pm, $36

Fri Dec 26 - 10pm, $36

Sat Dec 27 - 5pm, $36

Sat Dec 27 - 8pm, $36

Sun Dec 28 - 7:30pm, $36

Mon Dec 29 - 7:30pm, $36

Tues Dec 30 - 7:30pm, $36

Wed Dec 31 - 8pm, $36 (NEW YEARS EVE)

 

Fri Jan 2 - 8pm, $34 (Note Time!) 

Sat Jan 3 - 5pm, $34

Sat Jan 3 - 8pm, $34

 

Thurs Jan 8 - 7:30pm, $28

Fri Jan 9 - 8pm, $34 

Sat Jan 10 - 5pm, $34

Sat Jan 10 - 8pm, $34

 

Thurs Jan 15 - 7:30pm, $28

Fri Jan 16 - 8pm, $34 

Sat Jan 17 - 5pm, $34

Sat Jan 17 - 8pm, $34

 

Thurs Jan 22 - 7:30pm, $28

Fri Jan 23 - 8pm, $34 

Sat Jan 24 - 5pm, $34

Sat Jan 24 - 8pm, $34

 

Thurs Jan 29 - 7:30pm, $28

Fri Jan 30 - 8pm, $34 

Sat Jan 31 - 8pm, $34 (CLOSING NIGHT)

 

ALSO PLAYING:

The Danger Committee Presents

A Stocking Full of Awesome IV: HUP! The Herald Angels Sing

The Danger Committee's hilarious holiday tradition "A Stocking Full of Awesome" continues with this year's installment, "HUP!  The Herald Angels Sing." Reynaldo, Bald Guy, and Other One return in yet another show that is designed for both those who love and those who hate the holiday season. This show is appropriate for the whole family...as long as you consider guys throwing knives at each other "appropriate." 

Where: 

Brave New Workshop ETC Event Space, 824 Hennepin Ave, Downtown Minneapolis, MN  55403

When: 

November 28 - January 3

Tickets

$30, On sale now at 612-332-6620 or http://etc.bravenewworkshop.com/TheDangerCommittee.aspx

More information: 

http://etc.bravenewworkshop.com/TheDangerCommittee.aspx

 

BNW Famous Late Night Improvisation

One hour of pure, unbridled improvisation!

Saturdays at 10 pm November 22 - December 27

Fridays and Saturdays at 10pm January 2-31

$5, or free if you attended that evening's performance of "Twerking Around the Christmas Tree."