by Bob Beverage with Ron Peluso, Jan Puffer, and David Lohman
music arranged by David Lohman
It's Christmas Eve of 1944 and The Andrews Sisters are preparing to lift the spirits of the troops on the front lines along with their pals Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Abbott & Costello, and Santa! Christmas of Swing is a joyful celebration of music, family, and patriotism featuring real letters from WWII soldiers, and favorite swing versions of holiday songs such as "Let It Snow," "Christmas in Killarney," and "Mele Kalikimmaka." Share some holiday cheer with the girls from Minnesota who grew up to become the sweethearts of WWII. This musical reimagining of the Andrews Sisters' USO show is a treat for the whole family – from the newest generation to the Greatest Generation and everyone in between.
"We're saying that we don't want to sit safely stateside anymore. Not while those brave boys are over there risking their lives for us. Get us over there, where we can really make a difference."
– Maxene, Patty, and LaVerne Andrews
The Andrews Sisters are best remembered for their deep commitment to the U.S. troops stationed overseas during World War II. The voices of some of those soldiers are heard through their letters entwined with the stellar harmonies of Minnesota's most famous sisters. It’s a great way to honor all of America’s veterans and their families.
|Friday, November 23||8:00 pm||Preview|
|Saturday, November 24||8:00 pm|
|Sunday, November 25||2:00 pm|
|Thursday, November 29||10:00 am||Sold Out|
|Thursday, November 29||8:00 pm|
|Friday, November 30||8:00 pm|
|Saturday, December 1||2:00 pm|
|Saturday, December 1||8:00 pm|
|Sunday, December 2||2:00 pm|
|Thursday, December 6||10:00 am|
|Thursday, December 6||8:00 pm|
|Friday, December 7||8:00 pm|
|Saturday, December 8||2:00 pm|
|Saturday, December 8||8:00 pm|
|Sunday, December 9||2:00 pm|
|Tuesday, December 11||10:00 am|
|Thursday, December 13||10:00 am||Sold Out|
|Thursday, December 13||8:00 pm|
|Friday, December 14||8:00 pm|
|Saturday, December 15||2:00 pm|
|Saturday, December 15||8:00 pm|
|Sunday, December 16||2:00 pm||Sold Out|
|Thursday, December 20||10:00 am|
|Thursday, December 20||8:00 pm|
|Friday, December 21||8:00 pm|
|Saturday, December 22||2:00 pm|
|Saturday, December 22||8:00 pm|
|Sunday, December 23||2:00 pm|
Celebrate all you have to be thankful for for by treating your loved ones to an evening of holiday cheer with The Andrews Sisters!
Get four tickets to Christmas of Swing for one low price.
$120 Tier 1
$100 Tier 2
History Theatre honors the men and women who proudly serve in our armed forces, past and present, by inviting them and their family members to enjoy an afternoon of holiday cheer.
Ticket Prices: Active duty Military Personnel and Veterans FREE
Family members of active duty military personnel and veterans $10
TO PURCHASE TICKETS CALL: 651.292.4323
Regular Box Office Hours: Tues - Fri, 10a - 5p
November 26, from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m.
CELEBRATE HISTORY THEATRE'S 35TH ANNIVERSARY WITH 35% OFF TOP TICKET PRICES.
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This offer is only available ONLINE from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, November 26, and may not be applied to previously purchased tickets or combined with any other discounts or special offers.
January 26 – February 17, 2013
A celebration of Minnesota labor activist Nellie Stone Johnson who paved the way for social change
March 2–24, 2013
Justice Harry Blackmun and Chief Justice Warren Burger look back on a friendship that started in St. Paul and carried them to the SCotUS
THIS SIDE OF PARADISE
April 20 – May 19, 2013
A jazzy remembrance of the glamorous and tumultuous love of F. Scott Fitzgerald and his muse Zelda
Bring five friends and make a night of it—perfect for a fun, midweek outing for a group of co-workers or a girls’ night out!
One price includes six drink tickets to use at the concessions stand and six discounted tickets to the 8 p.m. performance of Christmas of Swing.
$210 Tier 1
$180 Tier 2
Enlisting the best local and national writers, History Theatre is a leader in the development of new works for the stage. With readings performed by a cadre of talented actors and directors, these six scripts will take their first brave steps from the page to the stage.
You are invited to get a first look at these new works AND have the opportunity to provide feedback to assist in the script development process!
RAW STAGES Pass: $25 for admission to all readings
Single tickets: $10 per reading
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