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August 10 2023 – November 4 2023

Cheaper than Hamilton

Cheaper than Hamilton - Our 65th Anniversary Show

The traditional 65th anniversary gift is a blue sapphire, but we’re celebrating with the gift of laughter! Brave New Workshop celebrates three score and five years of promiscuous hostility and positive neutrality with a retrospective of our most popular sketches and songs from years past. You don’t survive in comedy this long unless you’re good at what you do, and this show proves it one audience at a time—at a discount!

June 10 2023 – August 5 2023

It's Not the Heat, It's the Stupidity!

It's Not the Heat, It's the Stupidity

It’s summer in Minnesota; that time when we emerge from our burrows to bask in the wonder of unending road construction. It is a glorious time of cramming six months of fun into two weeks of pleasant weather. No one show could possibly encompass the limitless expectations we have for our all-too-brief vacations, so what’s the solution? A different show every night!

February 16 2023 – May 20 2023

Smelling Elon's Musk

The future is now, but does it include us? Billionaires jockey for position in their own private space races while the rest of us are stuck in traffic. Individuals make more money each year than the GDP of developed nations while others struggle to finance a McRib. Artificial intelligence seems poised to make our lives easier while also taking our jobs. It wouldn’t be so bad if we thought the people driving the next chapter of history had any idea what they’re doing, but do they? Take a deep breath. The scent is unmistakable.

November 11, 2022 – January 28, 2023

The Best Christmas Show in Three Years

Everyone feels the pressure of trying to create the perfect holiday, and after two years of failure to launch, that pressure must be released. The Best Christmas Show in Three Years will take the edge of unreasonable expectations by showing you the real holidays that the Hallmark Channel would never dare to air. Ridiculous family drama, joy-induced neuroses and a hilariously unhealthy amount of competitive celebration make for a gift you would not dream of returning, all culminating in the Brave New Workshop’s signature rendition of “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”

August 11, 2022 – November 5, 2022

This Show is Cheaper than Gas

It takes a co-signer to fill up your minivan, nine people nobody voted for have decided to rewrite the last 50 years of history, and there’s an election coming up that no one is excited about. The economy is in freefall, every day the news gives us something else to be terrified about, and things are so crazy politically that most people have forgotten there’s a war going on in Europe. You need a laugh! And lucky for you, tickets to this show cost less than what you’d pay to fill an F-150.

May 5, 2022 – August 6, 2022

Back to Workshop or Everything's Fine

In their triumphant return after being closed by Executive Order, The Brave New Workshop takes a look at all the things at which we constantly have to avoid taking a look. In a world where image is everything, interacting with friends and family is just as harrowing as a new Cold War, and—What was that other thing? Oh, right!—a global pandemic (which may or may not still be present, depending on which restaurant you go to), Minnesotans are uniquely able to put on a smile and just get back to work. Or are they?