The hottest ticket in town may be “Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” where the best seats will set you back $75. Wait, no. It’s $95. Nope, $90. What gives? Children’s Theatre Company uses dynamic pricing, which springs from the law of supply and demand. The strategy began with the airline industry, where consumers have had years to get accustomed to the idea that the person next to them probably paid a much different price. Now, it’s spreading to Twin Cities theaters.
MacGregor Arney and Regan Linton in "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time." /Rich RyanThe minute he decided Mixed Blood Theatre was going to do "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time," director Jack Reuler knew the lead character, Christopher, who has autism, would be played by an actor with a disability. "It's probably 18 years since we really made disability an important manifestation of our mission.
Let past favorites guide you to new plans this holiday season. Empire waists and entailed estates mingle in a new sequel to Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” featuring Mary Bennet, younger sister of “P&P” heroine Elizabeth. Romance doesn’t come easily for her, either, in a comedy that reminds us that Christmas trees were introduced to the English in Austen’s day. (Nov. 18-Dec. 30, Jungle Theater, 2951 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls., $15-$45, 612-822-7063, jungletheater.com.)
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Selecting a term
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