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NEWS: Performance Cancellations Across the Twin Cities

Performances across the Twin Cities have been cancelled yesterday and today as snowfall continues to blanket the Twin Cities. Minnesota Twins-Chicago White Sox games have also been postponed pending an improvement in the weather.

One of the highlights of today’s cancellations is the Downtown Choral Festival, which was scheduled to bring together choirs from the Basilica of Saint Mary, Central Lutheran Church, Hennepin Ave. United Methodist Church, Plymouth Congregational Church, St. Olaf Catholic Church, and Westminster Presbyterian Church for a freewill offering concert. The festival organizers have promised to reschedule.

A foot of snowfall made size of operations no barrier to having to close, with many cities’ snowplow teams working into the wee hours of the morning. Although the Guthrie Theater managed to sneak in a Saturday afternoon matinee, evening and Sunday performances of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner were cancelled after conditions deteriorated further. More than 400 crashes and 800 spinouts contributed to cancellations across the metro area, although some of the more isolated operations like the St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre (itself comfortably located inside a hotel) remained open.

Ticketholders for cancelled performances should contact the associated organization’s box office for rescheduling options. In many cases, such as COLLIDE’s Dance ‘Til You Drop, a Sunday evening performance was scheduled to accommodate the Saturday evening guests.

Twin Cities Arts Reader