The Festive Season Is Here

November 2010.By Hennepin Theatre Trust.

In November and December, Hennepin Theatre Trust delivers holiday shows for every taste

Don’t wait until the last minute! As the weather turns cool and the days grow shorter, it’s time to get that special holiday celebration for friends and family on the books. From outstanding concerts featuring international stars Tony Sandler, Mannheim Steamroller and Linda Eder to local favorites Lorie Line, The Blenders and All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 with Theater Latté Da and Cantus and a new production of David Sedaris’ The Santaland Diaries, there’s something for everyone in downtown Minneapolis.

The Santaland Diaries, the stage adaptation of David Sedaris’ acerbic and hilarious account of his stint working as a Christmas elf in Macy’s Santaland, plays Hennepin Stages November 26 to December 31. Tony Sandler, the platinum-selling vocalist best known as the dynamic half of the sensational Las Vegas duo Sandler and Young, brings 50 years of rich experience as an entertainer to the Pantages Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 28. (On Saturday, Feb. 12, Sandler will also perform a Valentine’s Day show full of romantic classics at the State Theatre.)

The first week of December at the Pantages welcomes The Blenders, the Emmy Award-winning vocal quartet now celebrating their 20th anniversary and Mannheim Steamroller at the Orpheum, the pioneer of neo-classical electronic music. Also, don’t miss in December, the unforgettably moving World War I drama All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 and concerts by two Minnesotans, pianist Lorie Line and vocalist Linda Eder. Eder was recently named as spokesperson for Hennepin Theatre Trust's SpotLight Musical Theatre Program, which celebrates students who excel in their high school musical and provides educational support to the schools who participate.

For tickets or more information to any of these shows please visit the individual show pages on our website:

The Santaland Diaries, November 26-December 31 at Hennepin Stages Theatre

Tony Sandler- Suddenly, It's Christmas, Sunday, Nov. 28 at the Pantages Theatre

Mannheim Steamroller, Dec. 3-4 at the Orpheum Theatre

The Blenders, Dec. 3-5 at the Pantages Theatre

Lorie Line, Dec. 11-12 at the State Theatre

All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914, Dec. 16-19 at the Pantages Theatre

Linda Eder, Tuesday, Dec. 21 at the Pantages Theatre