Click above to buy $14 tickets to Sisters of Swing on 11/27/09 at 7:30 p.m. (a $28 value). Click on the links below for other dates and prices.
- Buy here for $16 tickets to Sisters of Swing on Saturday, 11/28/09, at 7:30 p.m. (a $32 value)
- Buy here for $16 tickets to Sisters of Swing on Sunday, 11/29/09, at 2:00 p.m. (a $32 value)
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Once the turkey’s been eaten, the wine emptied, and the conversation turned to awkward silence, today’s deal will cure you and your extended family of Thanksgiving food comas: $14-$16 tickets to see Sisters of Swing at History Theatre (up to a $32 value). There isn’t a bad seat in the house since no seating is farther than 40 feet from the thrust stage (seating is first-come, first-served).
Starring Patty Nieman, Ruthie Baker, and Stacey Lindell, this critically acclaimed musical chronicles the rise and break-up of the Andrews Sisters. Born and raised in Minneapolis, LaVerne, Maxene, and Patricia left Minnesota to pursue a career in music. Little did they know that they would become the jitterbugging soundtrack of World War II with bright big band hits like “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree,” “Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy,” and “Rum and Coca-Cola.” Before breaking up, they sold more than 90 million records, charted more top ten hits than Elvis or the Beatles, and remain one of the best-selling female vocal groups of all time. The charming production offers a game-changing perspective on the women beneath the jaunty army caps with 20 of the trio’s finger-snapping finest numbers.
The show is right up History Theatre’s alley since it seeks to inspire, entertain, and provoke audiences with plays that explore Minnesota’s past and the diverse American experience. Best of all, everyone in your family will come out humming in harmony instead of wrestling over whose turn it is to dig a fallout shelter in the backyard.
10Best ranks History Theatre one of the best things to do in Minneapolis. Earlier productions of Sisters of Swing, meanwhile, have received a ton of critical acclaim, and the History Theatre’s production was recently mentioned on Metromix: > * The audience is treated to hit after hit … the fun becomes infectious … and brings the Sisters right into our hearts. – Daytona News Journal, June 18, 2006 > * Bottom line: Well-sung, nostalgic hits woven into a tell-all plot. – Indianapolis Star, July 8, 2006 > * Brings their songbook to life while painting a touching portrait of the women’s lives. – South Florida Sun-Sentinel, June 29, 2005
Less-Than-Stellar New Productions
History Theatre’s rival, Theatre Companye Troupe, has a slate of new productions for the upcoming season. Though the fledgling troupe had some flops in their previous season, they have high hopes for this season’s schedule:
- Jess Wrightfield: Super Cop That Time Forgot
- Escape from the Eiffel Tower, The Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Play
- Waiting for Godot 2: Showdown in Explosion Town
- Two Naked Grad Students Yelling
- Beneath the Banal Surface of Suburbia Lies an Ironic Comment on Female Sexuality in the 1950s…Live!
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