Valentine’s Day is the biggest day of the year for romantic dinners and dates. With the wide range of options available for couples, it can be difficult to decide what to do when the day rolls around. In Minnesota, the large amount of theaters and venues offering shows on February 14th can make it even more challenging to come up with the perfect night. Luckily, the options are all good and anything you do will create a night to remember. Check out these suggestions for a fantastic time.
Tristan And Yseult
818 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Date: Feb. 13 – March 23, 2014
British theater company Kneehigh Theatre brings a popular and fascinating play to the Guthrie for Valentine’s Day. “Tristan And Yseult” is a play that combines comedy, romance and drama in an engaging and delightful show. Along with a plot that can be enjoyed by all audiences, “Tristan And Yseult” reveals life lessons and explores deep themes as well. Give yourself something to think about this Valentine’s Day.
A Man For All Seasons
Open Window Theater
1313 Chestnut Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Date: Feb. 14 – March 16, 2014 (Thurs. through Sun.)
In a renovated warehouse located in downtown Minneapolis, Open Window Theater offers an intimate setting to enjoy a fantastic show. “A Man For All Seasons” tells the historical account of Henry VIII’s quest to get a divorce against the doctrine of the church. Sir Thomas More, Lord Chancellor of England, stood in the way of Henry’s request and was eventually executed for treason. The story has been made into film and is a popular play for all theater-lovers to enjoy.
I Do, I Do
Pioneer Place On Fifth
22 5th Ave. S.
St. Cloud, MN 56301
Date: Feb. 7-23, 2014 (Thurs. through Sun.)
Pioneer Place Theater is located in the old Elk’s Club building in downtown St. Cloud. This historic playhouse also houses one of the oldest and most famous urinals in the world. Pioneer Place On Fifth is also famous for producing some of the most entertaining productions in the world of Minnesota theater. “I Do, I Do” is a romantic musical about marriage that spans 50 years of laughs, love and tragedy. Follow Agnes and Michael through 50 years of marriage on your Valentine’s Date.
Music Box Theater
1407 Nicollet Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Date: Feb. 12-16, 2014
Billed as a “highly caffeinated comedy,” “Triple Espresso” has been a mainstay in the Twin Cities for over a decade. A G-rated comedy that focuses on three characters struggling to make it in show business, “Triple Espresso” offers laughs and entertainment for all. The show is performed near downtown Minneapolis at the Music Box Theater, a quaint venue for an enjoyable show. Take your date out to eat before the show at one of the many restaurants located along Nicollet Avenue within walking distance of the theater.
TobyMac’s Hits Deep Tour
Xcel Energy Center
199 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102
Date: Feb. 14, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Be inspired and entertained at the same time when TobyMac performs in St. Paul this Valentine’s Day. TobyMac is one of the most successful and talented Christian pop stars on the music scene today. Named Christian Artist of the Year in 2013, TobyMac was one of the first successful Christian hip-hop artists and rap stars. Bring your date to this amazing night of music and love.
Andrea Wodele is a freelance writer who has lived in the Twin Cities for eight years. She loves covering all things Minnesota and her work can be found on Examiner.com.