On The Main Stage
Extended through February 22, 2020!
One mom. One daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!
It’s sequins, spandex and feather boas on a Greek Island paradise! Get ready to have the time of your life with Mamma Mia!
A daughter planning her wedding longs to discover the identity of her father. She brings three men from her mother’s secret past back to the Greek island they’d all visited 20 years ago. This sunny, funny tale is a guaranteed get-happy hit. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless popular songs propel this delightful story of love, laughter and friendship. Don’t miss the theatrical sensation that’s been enjoyed by over 60 million people across the globe. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit that’ll have you dancing in the aisles!
Friday/Saturday, November 29 - 30
Once again, singer-songwriter and Cities 97 radio personality Keri Noble returns to perform her very special holiday concert, “A Very Special Christmas.” The concert features an assortment of songs from Keri’s gorgeous holiday album, “More Than Santa,” and will once again add in an assortment of holiday songs to delight audiences. Keri knows how to write and deliver her music and this concert elegantly captures the mood and spirit of the holidays. Come celebrate the season with Keri and friends.
November 30 - December 3
Matinee and evening showtimes available!
Returning by popular demand for its 4th year, A Three Tenors Christmas is a must-see for your line-up of holiday activities. This holiday performance is a twist on the classic, inspired by “The Three Tenors,” that is both fun and musically satisfying. You’ll be mesmerized by the arrangements of Christmas classics arranged for tenor trio – including: “O Holy Night,” “Gesu Bambino” and “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming.” The show boasts ever-popular sweeping lines of timeless opera tenor melodies such as “Nessun Dorma” and “Una furtiva lagrima.” A Three Tenors Christmas - where style, opera, and holiday spirit collide.
December 4 - 8, 11 - 15
Matinees and evening showtimes available!
Get ready to crank your holiday spirit all the way up! Returning for the fourth time to our holiday series is this hugely popular rockin’ event. This production will surprise and thoroughly delight, and don’t be deceived; this isn’t a send-up to the '50s and '60s, but rather it’s a multi-media, musical extravaganza mixing rock hits of the '70s to today with hilarious stories and parodies favorite yuletide songs as you’ve never heard them before. Join an 8-piece all-star cast of musicians as they uniquely rock their way through Christmas classics in the most imaginative way possible delivering as much fun as Santa himself! For example, hear the blending of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” set to Peter Frampton’s “Show Me The Way!” Each song is funnier and yes, even more cleverly done than the one before it!
Christmas On The Prairie
Featuring Boyd Lee, Aimée Lee and Mary Jane Alm
With special guest, Grammy Award winner, Pat Donohue
December 17 - 18
Spend your Christmas holiday with two of the Twin Cities most talked about groups as they join together for a rare and very special holiday concert! Mary Jane Alm and Aimée & Boyd Lee combine with the “New Shoes” band featuring Richard Kriehn, Joe Savage, Gary Raynor and Peter Johnson - members of the "Guy's All-Star Shoe Band,” a fixture on Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion for over 20 years. Topping it off will be A Prairie Home Companion Grammy Award-winning guitarist and songwriter, Pat Donohue! This will be a truly fabulous and extremely musical experience - Don’t miss it!
December 19 - 21
Matinee and evening showtimes available! Fun for all ages!
Christmas is Kat Perkins' favorite time of year! A Kat Perkins Christmas is an incredible blend of traditional Christmas songs with Kat's modern spin. She incorporates her audience in fun crowd participation holiday songs and even features an up and coming young star at each venue. Together she has created a fun, rockin show to celebrate the holidays filled with great music, laughter and even her own original Christmas songs! It's a must see all ages opportunity to bring the entire family!
On the Main Stage!
Take a break from the stress of the holiday season and join Minnesota's premier big band for an evening experience of swingin' holiday favorites!
CBS Minnesota (WCCO) said, “This is pure jazz in all its glory.” Jazz reviewer Pamela Espeland described a JazzMN performance as “…exciting. All those musicians, swinging hard. Horns blaring. Hot solos. And the sound, you feel it on your skin and in your bones.” Every time JazzMN performs at CDT it sells out.
December 22 - 23
Fun for all ages!
Returning by popular demand is Celtic Holiday Hooley! Come for some holiday family fun! This hosted variety show is a party for all ages with Irish music, stories, sketches, step dance, caroling and more. Beyond that, it's wacky good fun for everyone with brief guest appearances from well-known holiday characters including The Grinch and yes, even Santa Claus! Presented by the O'Shea Irish Dancers (who appeared at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres in sold-out performances of Kickin' It Irish.) Choreography and music by original Riverdancer, Cormac O'Sé, of Dublin.
An Andy & Bing Christmas
Featuring Mick Sterling and Ben Utecht
December 26 - 31
Matinee and evening showtimes available!
When people are asked what their favorite Christmas albums are, the vast majority of people mention two albums: The classic "Andy Williams Christmas Album" and Bing Crosby's "Merry Christmas" album. The songs are timeless and the treatments are a perfect reflection of the holiday season.
Join us at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres in the cozy Fireside Theatre as CBM Productions brings you a wondrous night of Christmas classics with an extraordinary 19-piece orchestra. Featuring lead vocals by U of M alum and Super Bowl Champion, Ben Utecht, and Twin Cities favorite, Mick Sterling. They are joined onstage by delightful choral singers led by Cate Fierro, a full string section, a full array of percussion and a magnificent 4 piece horn section. Hear "The Elegance Orchestra" perform classic Andy Williams treatments of "Happy Holidays," ”Jingle Bells,” “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” and more along with timeless Bing Crosby favorites including "Mele Kelikimaka," "Christmas in Kilarney" and, of course, “White Christmas.” Join us and experience the songs you hear on your stereo performed live at CDT. Merry Christmas!
November 23 - December 29
Every Friday & Saturday Evening
The gang at Stevie Ray’s is once again ready to take on the holidays. Laugh as the Stevie Ray’s Comedy Troupe performs improv, sketches and music about holiday shopping, department store Santas and family visits. As always, the comedy at Stevie Ray’s is audience-interactive, hilarious and inoffensive.