Ordway to host 3 virtual holiday shows this season

'A (Virtual) Christmas with The Griswolds,' 'Hip Hop Nutcracker' and 'A virtually Celtic Christmas' will be streamed live for those who buy tickets.
Publish date:
Screen Shot 2020-10-27 at 9.36.14 AM

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul is hoping to keep traditions alive during the COVID-19 pandemic by hosting three virtual performances for the holidays.

“Attending a holiday musical or concert at the Ordway is a tradition for so many families. While our theater remains closed this holiday season, we are delivering virtual holiday productions for families of all ages to watch together," said Dayna Martinez, Senior Programming Director at the Ordway. "We hope we can keep some of that family theater tradition alive through virtual events."

The first of the three shows will be “A (Virtual) Christmas with The Griswolds: An Evening with Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo,” a conversation with the stars of the beloved movie “Christmas Vacation,” streaming live at 7 p.m. on Nov. 28. 

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Tuesday here. They're $25.

Then there's “The Hip Hop Nutcracker” with guest star Kurtis Blow, a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music. The event will stream at 7 p.m. on Nov. 27.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Oct. 29 here. They're $20.

The final virtual holiday performance will be “A Virtually Celtic Christmas,” a concert featuring traditional carols, ancient Gaelic hymns, and classic carols with Irish tenor Michael Londra at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 18. 

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Oct. 29 here. They're $25.

Follow Bring Me The News on News Break

Next Up

Shayne Munich

Minneapolis police appeal for help finding missing man

Shayne Munich is described as a vulnerable adult.

Screen Shot 2020-11-27 at 6.26.50 PM

Minnesota nurse's story about her battle with COVID-19 goes viral

A month later, Ashley Walter is on a hard road to recovery.

Adam Thielen

Report: Still on COVID-19 list, Thielen not expected to play Sunday

Thielen was placed on the COVID-19/Reserve list on Monday.

Image from iOS (19)

Mask-wearing, distancing a common sight on MOA's Black Friday

Thousands of shoppers were out and about on Black Friday despite the COVID-19 situation.

Tim Walz

Gov. Tim Walz, MDH react to record-setting COVID-19 deaths

Minnesota can expect further bad news over the coming weeks.

covid-19, coronavirus

Record 101 COVID-19 deaths reported in Minnesota

The figures are from Wednesday, with no update provided on Thanksgiving.

Screen Shot 2020-11-27 at 9.29.12 AM

Target reveals its 'Cyber Week' online deals

The sales will run from Nov. 29 to Dec. 5.

Minneapolis police

Mayor Frey, Minneapolis police chief reveal new 'no-knock' policy

The new policy for Minneapolis Police Department was announced Wednesday.

Teddy Bridgewater

Coller: It's a what-if Sunday with Teddy Bridgewater's return

Matthew Coller writes a weekly Vikings column for BMTN, with more of his work found at Purple Insider.

Ambulance hospital emergency

15-month-old girl's death being investigated by police in Fargo

The child died four days after being found unresponsive.


Screen Shot 2020-04-28 at 9.07.41 PM

Ordway announces shows for its 2020-21 Broadway Season

It will kick off with Beauty and the Beast on December 1.

Screen Shot 2020-04-28 at 9.07.41 PM

The Ordway's President and CEO is leaving for California

Jamie Grant has been in charge at the St. Paul theater since 2016.


For one night only, mother-daughter dance company will wow The Ordway

'Written in Water' will be performed at the St. Paul theater on Feb. 15.

Screen Shot 2019-08-15 at 11.26.27 AM

Funnyman Mike Birbiglia brings Broadway to the Ordway with 'The New One'

The HBO and Netflix star is bringing his smash show to St. Paul.

Taiko HERbeat

At The Ordway, the women of HERbeat take taiko by storm

Powerful performance challenges gender inequity in ancient drumming tradition

Screen Shot 2020-02-27 at 10.36.38 AM

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Ordway with the Irish music of Danú

They will be in St. Paul the first Friday after St. Patrick's Day.

Screen Shot 2020-02-10 at 2.08.15 PM

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo blends ballet, comedy and drag at the Ordway

The unique ballet company will play The Ordway on March 11.