‘Til Death

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 The hit musical comedy that’s become a Twin Cities Valentine’s tradition returns IN-PERSON for its 10th season! That’s right, we’re celebrating ten years of this “touchingly beautiful… heartrending and hilarious” show (Say Entirely, theater blog). ‘Til Death is the perfect Valentine’s date night in the perfect venue. “One of the best spots in Saint Paul to cozy up for Valentine’s” (@visitsaintpaul)

Ethan and Olivia are stuck in marital midlife crisis and in a tiny cabin with a honeymooning couple who are perfectly perfect for each other. Will their marriages last… the weekend? The hit musical that’s ridiculous, heart-wrenching, squirm-inducing and lovely… just like marriage.

Book by Jeremiah Gamble
Music and Lyrics by Jeremiah and Vanessa Gamble

• Music Arrangement & Accompaniment and by Michael Pearce Donley

• Additional Direction by Elizabeth Efteland

• Original choreography by Betsy Mills

• Dance coach, Maureen Sherman-Mendez

• This year, in honor of our Anniversary, we’re featuring the theatrical and marital talents of THREE real-life-married couples: Jeremiah & Vanessa Gamble as Ethan & Olivia and Damian and Anna Leverett AND Nathan and Stephanie Cousins as Leslie & Freddie! Nathan and Stephanie originated the roles waaaay back in 2022 (and have reprised their roles a few times over the years) and Anna and Damian are celebrating their 5th year of performing ‘Til Death!

Dates and Times:
Friday, January 28th, 7:30pm
Saturday, January 29th, 7:30pm
Friday, February 4th, 7:30pm
Saturday, February 5th, 7:30pm
Monday, February 7th, 7:30pm (Pay As You’re Able mash-up anniversary performance with alternating Leslies and Freddies from our two most tenured casts: Nathan and Stephanie Cousins AND Damian and Anna Leverett )
Friday, February 11th, 7:30pm
Saturday, February 12th, 3pm Matinee
Saturday, February 12th, 7:30pm
Monday, February 14th, 7:30pm

 

Location: 
At Art House North, 793 Armstrong Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55102

 

Runtime: 
The show runs approximately 80 minutes and this year, will be presented without intermission.

 

Enjoy a pre-show concert of love songs from our own Michael Pearce Donley, and take home a tasty little 10th anniversary truffle to savor the celebration.

 

Tickets: (All seating is reserved)
$30, $25 for Seniors, Students and Groups 10+

 


COVID precautions: Because we’re still dealing with this pesky pandemic, we are requiring that all audience members wear masks while in Art House North. We are also reducing the audience capacity (four people to a row instead of six) which will allow for a little more distance between folks. If any audience members are experiencing any symptoms (and/or have tested positive for COVID), we ask that they please stay home. The cast (which will be unmasked and distanced) is all vaccinated and will have tested before performances. (Regarding the recent Saint Paul mandate– due to the fact that there is no food and drink served during the performance, we don’t have to require proof of vaccination, or of a negative test.) We’re excited to gather and enjoy a live theater experience together and believe we can do so while all exhibiting care and concern for one another.

 

Doors/Check in: The lobby at Art House North opens just 30 minutes before the performance. When you enter, head downstairs to the Will Call desk to check in with the friendly ticket agent. Seating is reserved. Once you check in, you may head right up to the theater and a smiling usher will help you find your assigned seat(s). Restrooms are in the downstairs lobby.

 

Parking: We want to be respectful of our neighbors, so we ask that your first parking option be the parking lot behind Awaken Church (1 block NE of Art House North). The address is 506 View St, Saint Paul, MN 55102. If that lot is full, there is free street parking. We ask, in respect to our neighbors, that you do not block driveways, and that you leave at least one spot in front of each house. There have been some complaints and we want to be good stewards and good neighbors. Thanks for helping us in that effort!

 

Ticket refunds/exchanges: Just a friendly Bucket Brigade reminder that all ticket sales are final. If necessary, we CAN switch your ticket to another performance of your choice if you give us a 24 hour notice. And if you say pretty please.

 

Cancellations: Bucket Brigade does not offer compensation for missed performances and does not cancel performances due to bad weather. However, to navigate the trickiness of producing theater during COVID, we do have alternate performers, but, should we have to cancel a show due to a cast-member testing positive for COVID, we are holding the weekend of February 18th and 19th for potential make-up performances. Thanks for allowing for some flexibility, so we can offer a live theater experience again.

 

Accessibility: Please note that Art House North is not an ADA Accessible space.

 

What people are saying:

” A charming, silly,  funny and at times poignant musical comedy about love and relationships… with catchy songs and great performances.” -Cherry and Spoon

“Til Death’s strength is that it rings true to life. Add to that the stellar performers and well-written lyrics, and this show is sure to have you laughing as you reach to hold your loved ones a little tighter.”

 -Say Entirely

“Til Death is a breath of fresh air. It is touchingly beautiful without being cloying, simultaneously heartrending and hilarious. Come to this show prepared to laugh.” -Say Entirely

“Hilarious, yet serious, touching, but not sappy. Made me think long and hard after it was over.” -Audience member

“If you haven’t seen Til Death at Art House North, you’re not living. Five thumbs up. Ten stars. All of the things. You seriously need to see this show. You’ll laugh and you’ll cry and you’ll laugh while you’re crying.” -Audience member

“Touching, tear-jerking show. Delightful and moving.” -Audience member

“Great date night! The right blend of touching and humorous, and bits every couple can relate to. Go! You’ll be glad you did.” -Audience member

“Phenomenal show! The cupcakes are really good, too!” -Audience member

“Wonderful show! Perfect timing, perfect balance. Go see it! Take a friend!” -Audience member

“Charming, funny, good music and voices. Saw it last night to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary! Go!” -Audience member

“Amazing, funny, touching and so true!” -Audience member

 “Totally blown away! Loved every minute of the performance!” -Audience member

“We cannot say enough good things about your performance. We are avid theatre goers from NY – You guys are sooooo incredibly, multi-faceted talented! Your voices, acting, comedic deliveries were spot on. Totally blown away. We want to see EVERYTHING you guys put on.-Audience member

A bit of history: ‘Til Death premiered at Open Window Theater in Minneapolis, MN in the fall of 2012. The show toured Minnesota winter of 2013 and winter 2014 and landed at its regular venue, Art House North, February 2015 and has become a seasonal Valentine’s staple at Art House North since.

From writer, Jeremiah Gamble: We always learn something new when we write a show– about life, about ourselves. Creating art is therapeutic and, frankly, after 14 years of marriage and running a theater company together, we thought a little self induced “art therapy” wouldn’t hurt. So, Vanessa and I wrote, ’Til Death: A Marriage Musical in 2012. We wanted to take an inward look at our own struggles of trying to practice forgiveness and live out a committed relationship. Also, we wanted to work with other couples in the show. We love the uniqueness of working with other real-life couples on a show about real-life relationships.[/vc_column_text]

Interested in getting the rights to produce this very produce-able small scale musical? We have the score, cast recordings and all the resources you’ll need. Email us at info@bucketbrigadetheater.com