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’Til Death: A Marriage Musical Returns for Sixth Year

’Til Death: A Marriage Musical at Art House North in St. Paul drew many plaudits last year, including topping the @visitsaintpaul list of “best spots in St. Paul to cozy up for Valentine’s.” Writers and performers Jeremiah and Vanessa Gamble, who recently celebrated their twenty-first wedding anniversary, wrote the show and have performed it every Valentine’s season since 2012.
Says Jeremiah, “It’s become our Valentine’s tradition. It’s a joy seeing couples laughing together and cozying up to each other. Laughter is good couples’ therapy.”
Some couples return year after year, often bringing friends and family to experience the show for the first time. One couple remarked, “It’s a must see for all married or soon to be married couples. The perfect combination of humor and inspiration.” Many couples have found it to be a great way to celebrate their anniversary. “We saw it to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary! The right blend of touching and humorous, and bits every couple can relate to.” Even reviewers return! “I saw ’Til Death again this year and loved it just as much. It’s just as funny and heartfelt as ever” (
Joining the Gambles onstage is another real-life married duo, Damian and Anna Leverett, who are returning for their third season as the quirky newlyweds, Leslie and Freddie.
Damian says, “Doing this show is a very special experience. We all look out at the audience and see couples holding each other, laughing together, clinging to one another.”
Anna adds, “I can’t wait to perform ’Til Death again. It is a JOY to get to be in the same show AND play a married couple!”
Vanessa adds, “Working with your partner has its ups and downs. The highs are high and the lows are low, mostly because you know each other so well. But… it’s worth it. And we do laugh a lot, which saves everything — including our marriage — particularly during tech week.”
’Til Death follows the story of Ethan and Olivia (portrayed by the Gambles), a couple in marital midlife crisis, who find themselves stuck in a remote cabin with newlywed eccentric strangers (portrayed by the Leveretts) who are “perfectly perfect for each other.”
’Til Death: A Marriage Musical runs Fri & Sat 7:30pm, 1/31-2/22 at Art House North, 793 Armstrong Ave, St. Paul. Also 2/15, 3pm, a Pay-As-You’re-Able Mon, 2/10, 7:30pm. $20-$27 (treats included!). or 651-560-0892 And, for a second year, Michael Pearce Donley (of Triple Espresso fame) will perform love songs by request whilst you enjoy your dessert.

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