December 2009.By Where Twin Cities.
The Hennepin Theatre District gives a festive salute to the season all month long and across its stages. At the Hennepin Stages. Twin Cities native Phil Olson pays homage to his home state with his hilarious parody of Charles Dickens’ classic holiday tale, A Don’t Hug Me Christmas Carol (continuing). At the Pantages, the true story of a wartime holiday miracle comes to life in All Is Calm – The Christmas Truce of 1914 (Dec. 17-20). Meanwhile, at the State Theatre, there’s the holiday music of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (Dec. 5), Kenny G (Dec. 6) and more (see listings, p. 35). Hennepin Stages, 824 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, 612-673-0404, www.adonthugmechristmascarol.com; State Theatre, 805 Hennepin Avenue & Pantages Theatre, 710 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, 800-982-2787, www.hennepintheatredistrict.org.