$32 for Two Tickets to Brave New Workshop's "Toyota! The Runaway Musical Hit!" ($66.26 Value)

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  • Renowned satirical sketch company
  • Well-reviewed musical
  • Veteran cast

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Theologians have long speculated that the universe is a billion-year-old improv sketch between two rival deities, and that the world will end when one of them refuses to "yes, and..." Help postpone extinction with today's Groupon: for $32, you get two tickets (a $66.26 value) to Brave New Workshop's original production of Toyota! The Runaway Musical Hit! in Uptown. Your Groupon lets you sit anywhere in the theater, though you must call ahead to reserve a seat for one of the scheduled show dates, which will run through August 14; tickets will also be good for Brave New Workshop's soon-to-be-titled contemporary fall show.

Toyota! The Runaway Musical Hit! is a comedic musical playing off Toyota's recent safety recall and public relations meltdown. The show has received positive reviews from several respected sources, including the New York Times, advocates for cyanobacteria rights, and all but one auto manufacturer. The story revolves around two pairs of passengers, each riding in a Prius. As the cars begin accelerating of their own accord, relationships begin to unravel, secrets are revealed, and harmonic laughter ensues. Go with a date to prove your keen yet socially aware sense of humor, as if you had hit him or her in the face with a cream pie produced by local, eco-friendly clowns.

The third-oldest theater in Minnesota and the longest-running improv theater in the United States, Brave New Workshop is a mainstay in the Twin Cities arts community and has been the launching pad for the comedic and political careers of Al Franken, Pat Proft, and Apollo 14. Shows fill up fast, so make your reservation a few days in advance.

Reservations required, subject to availability.


The New York Times blog Wheels and many more media outlets wrote about Toyota! The Runaway Musical Hit! and Brave New Workshop:

  • Produced by the Brave New Workshop, where Senator Al Franken, Democrat of Minnesota, cut his satirical teeth in a prior lifetime, the musical revue exploits the Toyota Prius’s recent voluntary recall as a springboard for sending up the day’s front-page news. – Jonathan Schultz, New York Times

Yelpers give Brave New Workshop an average of 4.5 stars:

  • Brave New Workshop is funny. Plain and simple. – Chris K.
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