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Todd about Town: Your Twin Cities to-do list this weekend comes with “Les Mis,” Third Eye Blind, and other New Year’s ideas

Photo by Matthew Murphy


1. Les Misérables

Orpheum Theatre

Through December 30

The Tony-winning musical returns to the Orpheum after a two-and-a-half year run on Broadway. The show has been re-imagined with new lighting, staging, and scenery, with memorable musical numbers like “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home” and “One Day More.”

2. Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Xcel Energy Center

December 29, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra brings their rocking production of “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” back to the Xcel.

3. A New Year’s Celebration: Vanska Conducts Bernstein, Copland, and Gershwin

December 31, 8:30 p.m.

Orchestra Hall

A evening of iconic American composers—and after the concert, a New Year’s Eve party will takes place in the lobby counting down to when you raise a glass of sparkly. Music provided by local jazz band Belle Amour. 

4. An Andy and Bing Christmas

December 28-31

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

Feeling old-fashioned? Ring in the new year to the music of crooners Andy Williams and Bing Crosby. Mick Sterling, with his 16-piece band, bring their Christmas albums to life—think: “The Holiday Song,” “Jingle Bells,” “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”, “Let it Snow,” “Joy to the World” and “White Christmas.”

5. Kat Perkins: A New Year’s Celebration

December 30, 5-7 p.m.

Paradise Center for the Arts

NBC’s The Voice finalist Kat Perkins takes to the Paradise Center for the Arts stage, delighting audiences with her family-friendly-but-still-rocking holiday concert.

6. Third Eye Blind with Special Guest Step Rockets

December 31, 8 p.m

Mystic Lake Showroom

San Francisco rock band Third Eye Blind plays the hits on New Year’s Eve, like “Semi-Charmed Life,” “Jumper,” and “How’s It Going to Be.”

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