A hit across America and Europe, the madcap comedy Triple Espresso is the story of a singer-pianist, a magician and a comic, who recall a lifetime of show-business disasters -- from dust storms in Nebraska and dancing in Zaire to an incident involving a gorilla and four glorious minutes of failure on live television -- in hilarious fashion. The show's 12-year run at the Music Box, stretching from 1996 to 2008, broke Minneapolis theater records, and now it's back home for another strong jolt of music and mayhem.
The show is recommended for those age 6 or older.
This show’s running time is two hours and 10 minutes, with an intermission.
Created by local writer-performers Bill Arnold, Michael Pearce Donley and Bob Stromberg, Triple Espresso tells the story of three hopeful entertainers — Maxwell, Butternut and Bean — whose attempts at stardom and success result in one magnificent failure after another. The show debuted in 1995 and instantly became a hit, playing year-round at the Music Box from 1998-2008 and during the holidays each year since then. It simultaneously played for 11 years in San Diego and has also played in more than 50 other cities and six countries, and in three languages to over 2 million patrons.
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