Rock & Roll Xmas Show is a Vegas-caliber, multimedia performance that mixes music, comedy, parodies, and even a game show! Join an all-star cast of musicians as they rock their way through timeless holiday classics and deliver new takes on holiday hit songs. You’ll hear Christmas standards like Silent Night, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Rockin’ Round the Christmas Tree, The Little Drummer Boy and many more like you’ve never heard them performed before!Click here for complete details
The Western Front, Christmas, 1914. Out of the violence comes a silence, then a song. A German soldier steps into No Man’s Land singing “Stille Nacht.” Thus begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music, peace. A remarkable true story, told in the words of the men who lived it.
Written by Peter Rothstein
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Music Arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach
Directed by Peter Rothstein
Vicky Emerson and Sarah Morris began touring together in support of their recent individual releases. Initially, their idea was that a shared tour made financial sense, but at their first rehearsal everything changed. With Sarah’s clear, melodic voice combined with Vicky’s warm and weathered harmony, they discovered a completely new sound. A sound that combines traditional country and Americana music with stellar harmonies accompanied by their guitars and piano. And it’s a sound that audiences can’t get enough of. At their debut radio interview on Radio Heartland as a duo, the host Mike Pengra from Minnesota Public Radio, declared, “It’s as if Bonnie Raitt and Lucinda Williams joined forces!”Click here for complete details
January 1, 2018 | 12:00pm & 3:00pm
Playing By Air captivates audiences with a joyful fusion of music, juggling, and circus in which traditional theatricality meets absurd comedy. The award-winning performers of Playing By Air share their sense of playfulness and breathtaking feats in a production enjoyed equally by adults, families, and children. Audiences are drawn into the performance with a contagious attitude of expressive play and creativity.Click here for complete details
When Z Puppets Rosenschnoz and In the Heart of the Beast Mask and Puppet Theatre – two of the most dynamic and inventive puppet theatre companies in the nation – decide to join forces, you know something magical is going to happen. And what they have created is something truly special. Described as “a bedtime story by biologists” Cellula is a black-light puppet theatre piece that uses cellular division, reproduction, and mitosis (as told by a mother to her daughter) as a magical, microscopic examination of what connects every single thing on the planet.
Produced by Z Puppets Rosenschnoz
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German Pianist Andreas Klein has distinguished himself as a dynamic and compelling performer with his command of a wide range of tonal colors and imaginative interpretations. The New York Times declared him “A pianist who makes silences sound like music”.Click here for complete details
“The best country songwriter in Minnesota, Erik Koskinen doesn’t sing about tailgating, partying with babes and driving down dirt roads. He’s more old school, with a focus on working-class themes, whether it’s about the effects of oil in “Boomtown,” the calling of a musician in “Six Pack of Beer and a Pack of Cigarettes” or the challenges of being unemployed on Independence Day in “Slow Burn.” Those tunes are on his splendid second album, “America Theatre,” a collection that would make Merle Haggard proud.”
-Minneapolis Star Tribune
The Broadway Boys is a collection of the hottest male voices currently working on the New York stage. Through their dynamic vocal prowess and redefining arrangements, the Boys add elements of Pop, Funk, Gospel, Jazz, and Folk to show tunes and classic pop songs. Explore harmonies rarely presented by Broadway singers, the Broadway Boys have been described as a “symphony of sound.”Click here for complete details
In Grounded, a hotshot fighter pilot finds her career in the sky interrupted by an unplanned pregnancy. Reassigned to a “desk job,” she fights a war by day, and then returns to her family and her daughter’s pink ponies by night. As she remotely operates drones in Afghanistan from a windowless trailer outside of Vegas, her life in the desert begins to collide with the desert she is patrolling on the other side of the world. This compelling and searing look at moral responsibility, contradictory choices, and modern warfare seamlessly blends the personal and the political as it explodes our assumptions about war, family, and the power of storytelling.
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Starring Matt Vee
“We are saying what HE said,” laughs Matt Vee, referring to the one and only Neil Diamond. Matt , Jeff and Tommy Vee, nephew and sons of the legendary Bobby Vee respectively, join forces with their family and friends to celebrate the music from the timeless catalog of Neil Diamond. With songs like “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “Song Sung Blue,” and “Sweet Caroline,” Neil Diamond sold over 100 million records worldwide with music that became the soundtrack to one generation after another with hits spanning five decades. A prolific songwriter, he penned songs recorded by everyone from Elvis Presley to Deep Purple and, of course, the Monkee’s classic, “I’m A Believer.”
“This is not a typical tribute show,” says Tommy Vee. “This is a celebration of an amazing musical icon, one we all love and respect. We have been fans since we were in grade school and have performed Neil’s tunes over the years in various bands. We have recruited an incredible group of singers and players and have gone back to the original records,” he explains, “it is all about the vocals and Matt absolutely nails it! It’s going to be a rockin’ night!”
Joining Matt will be wife Julie Velline on vocals, veteran Twin Cities musicians Frank Plachecki, Kurt Rodman, Boyd Lee, Dennis Kennedy and Jeff Engholm, as well as a very special surprise for the finale.Click here for complete details