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Balls Cabaret Celebrates its 25th Anniversary at The Southern

BALLS Cabaret, the longest-running weekly midnight cabaret in human history, will present the best of BALLS during PRIME TIME BALLS, at The Southern Theater, January 10, 11, and 12 at 7:30pm.

PRIME TIME BALLS will present the best of BALLS with three talent filled evenings of dance, music, comedy, poetry, magic, and storytelling - January 10, 11 and 12, 7:30pm at The Southern Theater. Each night will be a different show featuring BALLS alumni performers including: Mary Jo Pehl, Ben San Del, Norah Long, Brian Sostek and Megan McClellan, Ari Hoptman, Kaleena Miller, and more exciting reveals to come! If you have ever wondered what happens at BALLS Cabaret’s every Saturday at The Southern Theater, now is your chance to experience it before the clock strikes midnight. Tickets are a suggested $35 donation (or ARTshare membership) available at All proceeds from this event will support the historic Southern Theater, the home of BALLS Cabaret.

"The Southern is the perfect home for what we're doing," says BALLS founder Leslie Ball. "We encourage artists to take healthy risks, to stretch, and deepen and grow. And that's what the Southern has been doing for artists - and for audiences - for over a century! We're so lucky to have been here for a quarter of that century." Over the decades, BALLS has welcomed seasoned professionals, aspiring students, and complete neophytes - nurturing careers of countless successful performers including Frank Conniff, Maria Bamford, Nick Swardson, Derek Hughes, and Tay Zonday.

Performances are Thursday Jan 10 through Saturday Jan 12 at 7:30pm at The Southern Theater, 1420 S. Washington Avenue, Minneapolis. Tickets are a suggested donation of $35.00 and can be purchased online at

About BALLS Cabaret

BALLS Cabaret, the longest-running weekly midnight cabaret in recorded human history began on August 3, 1991 at the old Jungle Theater before settling into its current Prime Time Balls Celebrates 25 years at The Southern Theater Page 2 The Southern Theater • 1420 S. Washington Avenue • Minneapolis, MN 55454 • • 612-340-0155 home at The Southern Theater. BALLS is for artists of any and all disciplines - at any and all levels of experience – each given seven minutes to showcase their talents. Founder Leslie Ball views the cabaret as a ministry to promote community and creativity. Ball has fostered a place where community flourishes, lifetime friendships form, artistic cross-pollination and collaborations blossom. Follow us on Facebook @ballscabaret

About The Southern Theater

The Southern Theater opened its doors on March 1, 1910 and remains one of the Twin Cities most active historic theater venues. Each year The Southern Theater is host to an outstanding season of programing including dance, theater, music, live concert performances, film, spoken word and mixed media, all highlighting a celebration of local artistry under the historic arch. Follow us @SouthernTheater on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Those interested in presenting at The Southern can send inquiries to Tickets or an ARTshare membership to The Southern can be purchased at

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