At this point almost every performance in the Twin Cities has been canceled. While a few venues insist they will continue performances as planned, they are willing to exchange tickets for those who are uncomfortable braving the weather. And really,IMHO, in this weather you shouldn’t be attending a performance unless it’s within walking distance of your house. And you own sled dogs.
4:37pm – this from First Avenue: Tonight’s show is happening, but for those who can’t make it, they’ve scheduled a second performance tomorrow at 6pm, at which they will honor tickets for tonight’s show, until they reach capacity.
4:24pm Hennepin Theatre Trust website is still down, but their Facebook account reports: “Today’s ticket holders who can’t make it please call our box office at 612.339.7007 for exchanges. We are experiencing record call volume.”
4:18pm – Gremlin Theater’s production of “Burn This” is canceled.
4:12 Ballet of the Dolls cancels CinderFella at the Ritz Theater
4:07 – folks with Doomtree say the Blowout at First Avenue is ON.
FYI – I’ve been checking the Hennepin Theatre Trust website for the latest on the Lorie Line concert tonight… right now the HTT website is DOWN, which indicates to me many ticket holders are looking for that same info. The last word on Lorie Line’s website says the show is still on… but that post was time-stamped 11am.
3:52 pm: According to the Ordway’s website, it still plans to go on with tonight’s performance of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” – but people can exchange their tickets.
Joking Envelope has canceled tonight’s performance of SUPER-POWERED REVENGE XMAS #1 at Minneapolis Theatre Garage. According to Joseph Scrimshaw on Twitter, “we’ll honor our $10 #blizzardpeople deal for Thurs, Dec 16 show.”
Huge Theater has canceled all shows tonight: Ka-Baam, Splendid Things, and Blueprov.
The Klingon Christmas Carol at Landmark Center is canceled.
Brave New Workshop has canceled both of tonight’s performance of “Brett Favre’s Christmas Spectacular II: The Second Coming.”
Minnesota Orchestra has canceled tonight’s performance of Handel’s Messiah.
Santaland Diaries has canceled both performances tonight at Hennepin Stages.
Fitzgerald website now says tonight’s performance by Peter Ostroushko is CANCELED.
This weekend’s performances of THE MATCH GIRL’S GIFT have been canceled. If you had reservations for these shows, please contact Padelford Riverboats at (651) 227-1100 during the next week to have your tickets moved to another date.
Children’s Theatre has now decided to cancel today’s 7:30 performance of A Christmas Story due to the weather. Anyone with a ticket can contact the box office and they will happily exchange it.
History Theatre has canceled tonight’s performance of The Christmas Schooner.
HoliDazzle is canceled.
Zenon Dance Company and School has canceled all Saturday dance classes, the company audition, and the Dance Zone Fall Showcase performance for Dec 11. Classes and the Zone show will resume on Sunday.
Jungle Theater is canceling tonight’s performance of Fully Committed.
Ann Reed performance at Riverview Cafe and Wine Bar is canceled.
Tonight’s concert of the Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus has been canceled.
Pillsbury House Theatre is canceling its “Naked Stages” performance for this evening.
Fox Tax Gallery’s “These are a few of our favorite things” show opening reception has been moved to next Friday.
Guthrie announces Saturday evening’s performances (Dec 11) of The 39 Steps and A Christmas Carol HAVE BEEN CANCELED.
Canadian Pacific “Holiday train stops” are still a go for four locations in the Twin Cities
National Lutheran Choir has canceled tonights show, and will instead perform at the Basilica of St. Mary on December 14, 8 PM
Park Square has reversed it’s earlier decision and is CANCELING tonight’s performance of Two Pianos, Four Hands, since so many people called in to exchange their tickets.
Hennepin Theatre Trust’s website (home of the State, Orpheum and Pantages theaters) states “All performances for Saturday, December 11, 2010 will occur as scheduled.”
Children’s Theatre Director Peter Brosius writes “while the shows at CTC are on and audiences are coming, if people are not comfortable we will gladly exchange their tickets no questions asked, no problem, they just need to call the box office.”
The Santaland Diaries performances tonight at Hennepin Stages (7 and 9:30pm) are NOT canceled.
Youth Performance Company writes: “For the safety of our patrons & performers, we have had to cancel today’s performances of A Winnie the Pooh Christmas Tail
Both performances, 4 & 7:30 pm are canceled.If you have tickets for either performance, please contact us at 612-623-9080 to reschedule. Sorry for the inconvience.”
“Mary Loves Joseph” at Mixed Blood Theater is canceled tonight.
Old Log Theater canceled for tonight.
VocalEssence performance in Stillwater is CANCELED.
Southern Theater adds it’s also canceling tonights performance of the U of M Dance Department – “Continuously Rich” – in addition to today’s matinee.
Childrens Theatre Company reports both Robin Hood and A Christmas Story are ON today.
The SPCO has decided to cancel tonight’s performance at the UCC Church on Summit Avenue that was to have been at 8:00 PM.
Katie McMahon’s “Celtic Christmas” at The O’Shaughnessy on the St. Kate’s St. Paul campus has been rescheduled to Dec. 22, 7:30 p.m. Tickets to tonight’s performance will be honored. Call the O’Shaugh Box office if you have questions: 651-690-6700.
SteppingStone Theatre has canceled both performances for today.
Laura Stack’s artist talk at Rosalux Gallery has been canceled.
Minnesota Orchestra called to report it has canceled its 2pm concert of “A Scandinavian Christmas.”
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet & Mask Theatre has canceled the two performances today of LA BEFANA – 3pm and 7pm.
The American Swedish Institute will be closing early today, at 1 p.m. The ASI Lucia performance at Augustana Lutheran Church scheduled for 2:30 p.m. today has been canceled.
The Walker Art Center, the MIA, the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Minnesota Children’s Museum are all closed today. In addition, the Minnesota History Center and all its satellite operations (Mill City Museum, James J Hill House, etc) are closed.
History Theater has canceled this afternoon’s performance of The Christmas Schooner, and Mila Vocal Ensemble has canceled its performance tonight.
The Varsity Theater will reschedule its concert with Langhorne Slim.
Chanhassen Dinner Theatre has canceled its matinee performances.
Stages Theatre Company is going on with its 1pm show, but has canceled its 7pm performance of Junie B in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells.
Open Eye Figure Theatre canceled the 2:30 performance of the Holiday Pageant.
Rosetown Playhouse’s Saturday evening performance of The Christmas Carol at Roseville Area Middle School is canceled.
Playwrights’ Center tweets that the Casa Cushman reading is canceled, due to “snow insanity.”