A Night Of Theater
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 ShÃ¡ 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
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 LattÃ© 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
Kick off the evening in burlesque style at RelevÃ© Champagne Bar in the Loews Minneapolis hotel with a bottle of MoÃ«t & 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
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