Foxy. Funky. An all-around good time. The young lads of Early Eyes launched their Indie-pop band in 2016 on a Minneapolis college campus with a popup show “for fun” and have not looked back. Their captivating sound is soulful and catchy well beyond their years.
Rock & Roll Christmas is a Las Vegas caliber, multimedia, full-production show that mixes an 8-piece band with 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 bring new takes on hit songs you didn’t even know were holiday classics.
The wildly imaginative, truly original percussive dance/theater company, Flying Foot Forum, pulls out all the stops in the uproarious, hilarious and tender French Twist! Director/Choreographer Joe Chvala and his merry band of players bring their signature storytelling to a turn-of-the-20th century Paris nightclub filled with gorgeous music, theatrical storytelling and percussive dance; conjuring up the spirits of bygone Paris, from the jazz artists to spirited performances reminiscent of Loie Fuller, Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron, cabaret singers, tap dancers extraordinaire and a Flamenca powerhouse. It’s eclectic, fun, wild, and of course there’s the Can-Can!
Nadia Boulanger was a French musician who had a list of students that reads like a “who’s who” of twentieth century composers: Philip Glass, Aaron Copland, Astor Piazzolla, Michel Legrand, Gian Carlo Menotti, Walter Piston, Jean Françaix, and the list goes on and on. She’s been called “the most influential teacher since Socrates.” Writer/Creator Mina Fisher tells Nadia’s story through words and music performed by Michael Kim, pianist, Stephanie Arado, violin, and soprano Adriana Zabala as Nadia.
This activity is made possible by voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.