MINNEAPOLIS — The popular hit comedy Triple Espresso will return to the Music Box Theatre stage in Minneapolis on November 6 for its annual holiday season run.
“It’s become a tradition,” says Dennis Babcock, the show’s executive producer. “People start calling in June, asking if we’ll be back, so they can bring their family again.”
Attending this audience favorite is an annual event for many families and groups in the Twin Cities and surrounding region. Its high-energy, vaudeville-inspired antics appeal to kids and adults of any age. London’s Reviewsgate calls it “a crazy, unique, rib-tickling, sidesplitting, feature-deforming hoot!” and The Sacramento Bee adds “it works like a comedy encyclopedia.”
Created by local writer/performers Bill Arnold, Michael Pearce Donley and Bob Stromberg, Triple Espresso tells the story of three hopeful entertainers—Maxwell, Butternut and Bean—whose attempts at stardom and success result in one magnificent failure after another. The show debuted in 1995 and instantly became a hit, playing year-round at the Music Box from 1998–2008 and during the holidays each year since then. It simultaneously played for 11 years in San Diego and has also played in more than 50 other cities and six countries, and in three languages to over 2 million patrons.
The show will run Thursdays through Sundays each week as well as some Tuesdays and Wednesdays until January 3, 2016. The show is dark on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
The Music Box Theatre is located at 1407 Nicollet Ave S. in Minneapolis.
For show times and to purchase tickets, visit www.musicboxmpls.com.