A Night Of Theater

A Night Of Theater

These five performances are sure to impress your out-of-town clients.

Two Gentlemen of Verona | Jungle Theater

Clients who love Shakespeare will be amused by this contemporary valentine to the bard. This inventive production features an all-female cast of local stars including Christina Clark as Proteus, Mo Perry as Valentine, and Shá Cage as Antonio and Thurio.
Feb. 12-March 27, 2951 Lyndale Ave., Mpls., 612-822-7063, jungletheater.com

Before the show, enjoy a bottle of red wine and a plate of house-made charcuterie, artisan cheeses, freshly baked bread and rosemary-spiced nuts at Lucia’s Wine Bar.
1432 W. 31st St., Mpls., 612-825-1572, lucias.com

Richard III | Theatre in the Round

Should your clients happen to be both Anglophiles and theatrophiles, book tickets to Shakespeare’s Richard III at the legendary Theatre in the Round, where every seat is within 30 feet of center stage.
Feb. 12-March 6, Theatre in the Round, 245 Cedar Ave., Mpls., 612-333-3010, theatreintheround.org

Begin the evening with an early dinner at Brit’s Pub. Over a savory repast of Fuller’s London Pride and bangers and mash, regale your clients with the story of how King Richard’s grave was discovered four years ago beneath the streets of Leicester, England.
1110 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 612-332-3908, britspub.com

The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound | Guthrie Theater

Clients who prefer comedy to tragedy will appreciate the clever pairing of these two one-act plays that poke fun at pompous playwrights and bombastic critics.
Feb. 23–March 27, Guthrie Theater, 818 S. Second St., Mpls., 612-377-2224, guthrietheater.org


Sea Change Restaurant & Bar Minneapolis

Arrive well before show time to relax and enjoy a jovial happy hour at Sea Change on the main floor of the Jean Nouvel-designed building. Order a round of Corpse Reviver #2—a bracing 1930s gin-and-absinthe concoction—a shrimp cocktail and the chile-spiced langoustines.
806 S. Second St., Mpls., 612-225-6499, seachangempls.com

Gypsy | Pantages Theatre

Clients with a soft spot for musical theater will love Gypsy, often lauded as the greatest American musical. Re-envisioned by Peter Rothstein, artistic director of Theatre Latté Da, the show features local star Michelle Barber as the mother of all stage moms and Cat Brindisi (her real-life 26-year-old daughter) as striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee.
Feb. 13-March 13, Pantages Theatre, 710 Hennepin Ave., Mpls., 612-339-7007, hennepintheatretrust.org


Loews Hotel

Kick off the evening in burlesque style at Relevé Champagne Bar in the Loews Minneapolis hotel with a bottle of Moët & Chandon and oysters on the half-shell with mignonette.
601 First Ave. N., Mpls., 612-677-1100, loewshotels.com

The Wedding Singer | Old Log Theatre


Wedding Singer

For an only-in-Minnesota experience, take your clients to Lake Minnetonka, where the storied Old Log Theatre is Minnesota’s oldest professional stage. Take your seats and enjoy artistic director Kent Knutson’s highly entertaining production of The Wedding Singer, the 1998 Adam Sandler-Drew Barrymore rom-com.
5185 Meadville St., Excelsior, 952-474-5951, oldlog.com

After a quick winter stroll around the picturesque 11-acre grounds, warm up in the bar at Cast & Cru. Order a round of signature Old Log Fashioneds (made with bourbon, spiced cherry bitters, and maple syrup), a trio of Reuben, Cubano, and Thai salmon sliders, and a cone of French fries.
5185 Meadville St., Greenwood, 952-767-9700, castandcru.com