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Legendary Ladies of Country: Heart Songs from the Heartland—Matinée

February 20, 2018 1:00 pm / Tickets: $24–$29
February 21, 2018 1:00 pm / Tickets: $24–$29
February 22, 2018 1:00 pm / Tickets: $24–$29

Tickets: $29 each for Individuals; $24 each for groups of 10 or more.

For groups at the 1:00 pm shows, the lunch buffet and show price is $47. Call our group coordinator to reserve your seats: 952-948-6524.

Legendary Ladies of Country: Heart Songs from the Heartland is a joyous celebration of the power and resilience women discover as they travel down life’s highway of young love, marriage, heartbreak (and revenge!), and motherhood. As they come to the far end of that journey, they have an accumulated wellspring of wisdom to pass along to their daughters. Then the circle of life, family and love continues on.

The show pays tribute to many current and legendary country greats. Included in the show are songs from The Carter Family (June, Carlene and Mother Maybelle), Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Kitty Wells, Lynn Anderson, Reba McEntire, Bobbie Gentry, The Judds, Trisha Yearwood, Faith Hill, Shania Twain, Tammy Wynette, Patty Loveless, Carrie Underwood, Loretta Lynn and the Dixie Chicks.

Created by local singer/actor/composer Dennis Curley and writer/lyricist Jim Robinson, Legendary Ladies of Country features Dorian Chalmers and Debra Berger as the lead singers backed by a mostly female band (the Honky-Tonk Angels). Fiddle, guitar, banjo and bass accompany hit songs such as “Walkin’ After Midnight,” "Sweet Dreams,” “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” “Harper Valley P.T.A.,” “Coat of Many Colors,” “I Never Promised You a Rose Garden,” “Could I Have This Dance” and more. The show is directed by Martha Pettee.
If you like the life stories that country music tells, this show is ideal for you.

Dance Endeavors—The Carnival of the Animals

February 20, 2018 6:30 pm / Tickets: $5

Dance Endeavors is proud to present the Youth Performance Ensemble and the 2018 Competition Team Preview in this special show. Youth Performance Ensemble (YPE) is Dance Endeavor's pre-professional ballet-intensive program. Students in grades 4 to 12 take classical ballet technique to the next level by studying classical and contemporary choreography. In this show, they will present interpretations of selections from Camille Saint-Saëns' "Carnival of Animals."

Choreography is by Lindsey Mornson.

Legendary Ladies of Country: Heart Songs from the Heartland

February 23, 2018 7:30 pm / Tickets: $24–$29

Tickets: $29 each for Individuals; $24 each for groups of 10 or more

Legendary Ladies of Country: Heart Songs from the Heartland is a joyous celebration of the power and resilience women discover as they travel down life’s highway of young love, marriage, heartbreak (and revenge!), and motherhood. As they come to the far end of that journey, they have an accumulated wellspring of wisdom to pass along to their daughters. Then the circle of life, family and love continues on.

The show pays tribute to many current and legendary country greats. Included in the show are songs from The Carter Family (June, Carlene and Mother Maybelle), Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Kitty Wells, Lynn Anderson, Reba McEntire, Bobbie Gentry, The Judds, Trisha Yearwood, Faith Hill, Shania Twain, Tammy Wynette, Patty Loveless, Carrie Underwood, Loretta Lynn and the Dixie Chicks.

Created by local singer/actor/composer Dennis Curley and writer/lyricist Jim Robinson, Legendary Ladies of Country features Dorian Chalmers and Debra Berger as the lead singers backed by a mostly female band (the Honky-Tonk Angels). Fiddle, guitar, banjo and bass accompany hit songs such as “Walkin’ After Midnight,” "Sweet Dreams,” “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” “Harper Valley P.T.A.,” “Coat of Many Colors,” “I Never Promised You a Rose Garden,” “Could I Have This Dance” and more. The show is directed by Martha Pettee.
If you like the life stories that country music tells, this show is ideal for you.

Lincoln vs. Douglas: The Great Debates of 1858

February 24, 2018 7:30 pm / Tickets: $10-$17

Tickets: Adults $17 each; Students $10 each.

In conjunction with our annual "A Toast to George Washington" event, Minnesota Masonic Charities and the Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center is proud to present a show that highlights the Great Debates of 1858 between aspiring-Senator Abraham Lincoln, and successful incumbent Senator Stephen R. Douglas.

Bringing the debates to life are actor-interpreters George Buss as Lincoln and Tim Connors as Douglas. Buss has served for 30 years as a Lincoln interpreter and recently was named to deliver the most famous Address annually at Gettysburg. Connors has performed as Douglas for nearly a decade and appeared at all seven original debate sites during the 2008 Sesquicentennial of the Debates. The two men have appeared together on numerous occasions to reprise the roles.

This historical perspective will touch upon topics from all seven debates, with the focus on the divisive topic of slavery. As is well known, Lincoln would go on to use the topic as a central theme of his eventual presidency.

Bloomington Symphony Orchestra: Stories & Enigmas

February 25, 2018 3:00 pm / Tickets: $10-$15; students free

Tickets: Adult Season/Flex $13 each; Senior Season/Flex $10 each.

The BSO tackles the challenge of telling a fictional story of bureaucratic parody that is two centuries old, and bringing it to life in the form of the Suite from the film Lieutenant Kijé by Sergei Prokofiev. After intermission we will probe the riddle left to us by Sir Edward Elgar in his famous Enigma Variations, complemented by the theatrical talents of Minneapolis-based actor and director Gary Briggle as Sir Edward. We will also feature our concertmaster Michael Sutton in a performance of the Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso by Camille Saint-Saëns.

Bloomington Symphony Orchestra is offering a $2 discount on each ticket for Adult and Senior purchasers who buy at least four tickets. These "Flex" tickets can be purchased for just one show or for any combination of the four shows this year.

Driving Miss Daisy—Back by Popular Demand! Matinée

February 28, 2018 1:00 pm / Tickets: $23-$28
March 06, 2018 1:00 pm / Tickets: $23-$28
March 07, 2018 1:00 pm / Tickets: $23-$28
March 08, 2018 1:00 pm / Tickets: $23-$28

Tickets: Adult advance $28 each; Heritage Society Members $23 each; Groups of 10 or more $23 each.

Set in mid-century Atlanta, the play, Driving Miss Daisy, tells the story of an elderly Jewish matron, Daisy Werthan, and her chauffeur, Hoke Coleburn. At first, Daisy is none to happy about being forced to rely on a black man to get from one place to the next. Gradually, however, Hoke wins her over, and during the 25-year span of the play, the two develop a deep-rooted affection.

This Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece is a delicate depiction of simmering racial tensions, the inevitable passage of time, and the universal experience of aging. Playwright Alfred Uhry creates two outsiders who come to a mutual respect, each one grounded in their staunch independence, unbending strength, and stubborn integrity. In 1988, Driving Miss Daisy won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Best Off-Broadway Play. The play was then produced as a Hollywood movie starring Jessica Tandy, Morgan Freeman and Dan Akroyd. In 1990, the movie version won 4 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Screenplay and Best Makeup. Don’t miss this LIVE performance of a timeless masterpiece with Mary Kay Fortier-Spalding as Daisy, Eric Wood as Hoke, and Dann Peterson as Boolie!

Driving Miss Daisy—Back by Popular Demand!

March 02, 2018 7:30 pm / Tickets: $23-$28
March 03, 2018 7:30 pm / Tickets: $23-$28

Tickets: Adult advance $28 each; Heritage Society Members $23 each; Groups of 10 or more $23 each.

Set in mid-century Atlanta, the play, Driving Miss Daisy, tells the story of an elderly Jewish matron, Daisy Werthan, and her chauffeur, Hoke Coleburn. At first, Daisy is none to happy about being forced to rely on a black man to get from one place to the next. Gradually, however, Hoke wins her over, and during the 25-year span of the play, the two develop a deep-rooted affection.

This Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece is a delicate depiction of simmering racial tensions, the inevitable passage of time, and the universal experience of aging. Playwright Alfred Uhry creates two outsiders who come to a mutual respect, each one grounded in their staunch independence, unbending strength, and stubborn integrity. In 1988, Driving Miss Daisy won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Best Off-Broadway Play. The play was then produced as a Hollywood movie starring Jessica Tandy, Morgan Freeman and Dan Akroyd. In 1990, the movie version won 4 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Screenplay and Best Makeup. Don’t miss this LIVE performance of a timeless masterpiece with Mary Kay Fortier-Spalding as Daisy, Eric Wood as Hoke, and Dann Peterson as Boolie!

From Ava to Eternity: The Life & Music of Frank Sinatra—Matinée

March 14, 2018 1:00 pm / Tickets: $30–$34
March 21, 2018 1:00 pm / Tickets: $30–$34
March 22, 2018 1:00 pm / Tickets: $30–$34
April 04, 2018 1:00 pm / Tickets: $30–$34
April 05, 2018 1:00 pm / Tickets: $30–$34
April 11, 2018 1:00 pm / Tickets: $30–$34
April 18, 2018 1:00 pm / Tickets: $30–$34
April 19, 2018 1:00 pm / Tickets: $30–$34
April 25, 2018 1:00 pm / Tickets: $30–$34
April 26, 2018 1:00 pm / Tickets: $30–$34
May 09, 2018 1:00 pm / Tickets: $30–$34
May 10, 2018 1:00 pm / Tickets: $30–$34
May 16, 2018 1:00 pm / Tickets: $30–$34
May 23, 2018 1:00 pm / Tickets: $30–$34
May 24, 2018 1:00 pm / Tickets: $30–$34

Tickets: Individuals $34 each; Seniors/Groups of 10+ $32 each; MMH Residents and Heritage Society Members $30 each. Add a gourmet lunch to your order by calling 952-948-6524.

Created by Brian Pekol.

We know the voice, but we never got to know the man. To do that, we have to start at the beginning...

In this full-length dramatic musical, Francis Albert Sinatra is just another kid from Hoboken who wants to make it big and become a star. Watch as he finds out just how rough a path lies ahead of him. Experience his professional rise and fall from grace, his tempestuous romance with Ava Gardner, and his triumphant Oscar-winning career turnaround in From Here to Eternity in this brand-new production from the creator of the acclaimed jukebox musical, Unsung: The Story of the Voices behind the Stars. Accompanied by the sounds of an on-stage orchestra, and featuring hits including "I've Got the World On A String", "All of Me" and "New York, New York", this story will illuminate the complex psyche behind the piercing blue eyes and unforgettable voice of Frank Sinatra.

20th Annual Masters Concerto and Aria Winners’ Showcase

March 24, 2018 7:30 pm / Tickets: $12-$28, reserved seating

Tickets:

Premium Seats for Adults $28 each; Seniors $25 each; Groups of 8 or more $22 each; Heritage Society Members $18 each; Students $12 each.

Regular Seats for Adults $18 each; Seniors $15 each; Heritage Society Members, Students, and Groups of 8 or more $12 each.

As we celebrate the 20th year of the Masters Concerto and Aria Competition, this concert will feature the six winners of the 2017 event. More than 40 musicians performed for an independent panel of judges on November 11th and 12th, 2017 to win the chance of performing with the Kenwood Symphony Orchestra.

The Kenwood Symphony Orchestra Masters Concerto and Aria Competition provides a unique opportunity for adult amateur and emerging professional musicians to perform with a symphony orchestra. KSO musicians created the competition when they realized that adult musicians were largely excluded from classical music competitions.

Join us in celebrating the emerging professionals and talented amateur winners in their showcase performance.

Bloomington Symphony Orchestra: Music in 3D—#5

April 22, 2018 3:00 pm / Tickets: $10-$15; students free

Tickets: Adult Season/Flex $13 each; Senior Season/Flex $10 each; Students with ID free.

We customarily conclude our BSO concert season with a parade of colors and moods, and this year is no different as we focus on 100 years of exuberant French music by Berlioz, Saint-Saëns, Debussy, and Ravel. We are also proud to present this year’s MNSOTA Mary West Solo Competition Grand Prize winner as soloist in a finale to remember!

In addition to the soloist, the program will include:

Claude Debussy— Fêtes from Trois Nocturnes, L. 91

Hector Berlioz—Rákóczy March from The Damnation of Faust, Op. 40

Maurice Ravel— La valse

Bloomington Symphony Orchestra is offering a $2 discount on each ticket for Adult and Senior purchasers who buy at least four tickets. These "Flex" tickets can be purchased for just one show or for any combination of the four shows this year.

Monroe Crossing

April 28, 2018 7:00 pm / Tickets: $25-$28, reserved seating

Founded in 2000, Monroe Crossing is one of the most popular and well-traveled bluegrass bands in the Midwest. The quintet plays 140-150 shows each year, and has appeared at The Big Top Chautauqua in Bayfield Wisconsin, Branson’s Silver Dollar City, the legendary Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas, The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., and in a command performance at Carnegie Hall in 2014 following their debut concert there in 2013!

They are the only bluegrass band ever inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame (2007), and have been invited twice (2007, 2014) by the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) as an Official Showcase Artist at the IBMA World of Bluegrass convention. New this year, Monroe Crossing recently completed their 16th CD, Winter Wonderland.  At the tale end of 2016, the group recorded their 15th CD, Monroe Crossing Plays Classic Country. It's been a busy couple years!

Monroe Crossing’s two-set performance typically features original compositions and unique arrangements of bluegrass classics such as “Orange Blossom Special” and “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow,” and gospel favorites like “I’ll Fly Away,” “Amazing Grace” and “Down To The River To Pray.” And don’t be surprised if they include some great “crossing” tunes like The Temptations’ “My Girl” or Etta James’ “At Last,” both found on their 2005 CD Somebody Like You.

Band members are:

Don’t miss this chance to experience the joy of quality bluegrass.

From Ava to Eternity: The Life & Music of Frank Sinatra

May 04, 2018 7:30 pm / Tickets: $30–$34
May 11, 2018 7:30 pm / Tickets: $30–$34
May 18, 2018 7:30 pm / Tickets: $30–$34

Tickets: Individuals $34 each; Seniors/Groups of 10+ $32 each; MMH Residents and Heritage Society Members $30 each.

Created by Brian Pekol.

We know the voice, but we never got to know the man. To do that, we have to start at the beginning...

In this full-length dramatic musical, Francis Albert Sinatra is just another kid from Hoboken who wants to make it big and become a star. Watch as he finds out just how rough a path lies ahead of him. Experience his professional rise and fall from grace, his tempestuous romance with Ava Gardner, and his triumphant Oscar-winning career turnaround in From Here to Eternity in this brand-new production from the creator of the acclaimed jukebox musical, Unsung: The Story of the Voices behind the Stars. Accompanied by the sounds of an on-stage orchestra, and featuring hits including "I've Got the World On A String", "All of Me" and "New York, New York", this story will illuminate the complex psyche behind the piercing blue eyes and unforgettable voice of Frank Sinatra.

Mother’s Day with Sinatra—From Ava to Eternity

May 13, 2018 1:00 pm / Tickets: 0–$64

Tickets:

Special Mother's Day luncheon & show pricing: adults, $64 each; children ages 6 to 15, $37 each; children 5 and under, free.

Show only tickets: adults $34 each; children ages 6 to 15, $22; children 5 and under, free.

Created by, and starring, Brian Pekol.

We know the voice, but we never got to know the man. To do that, we have to start at the beginning...

In this full-length dramatic musical, Francis Albert Sinatra is just another kid from Hoboken who wants to make it big and become a star. Watch as he finds out just how rough a path lies ahead of him. Experience his professional rise and fall from grace, his tempestuous romance with Ava Gardner, and his triumphant Oscar-winning career turnaround in From Here to Eternity in this brand-new production from the creator of the acclaimed jukebox musical, Unsung: The Story of the Voices behind the Stars. Accompanied by the sounds of an on-stage orchestra, and featuring hits including "I've Got the World On A String", "All of Me" and "New York, New York", this story will illuminate the complex psyche behind the piercing blue eyes and unforgettable voice of Frank Sinatra.

Honor mother with a gourmet brunch and this live musical. Full of hits and memorable moments, the show is sure to please that special mother in your life.

Kenwood Symphony Orchestra: Brahms Symphony No. 1

May 20, 2018 3:00 pm / Tickets: $12-$28, reserved seating

For their season finale, the Kenwood Symphony Orchestra will perform Symphony No. 1 in C minor by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). This is Brahms' first symphony and one he labored over for at least 14 years.

The concert will also feature two additional performers and performances.

Colonel James B. Ladd Museum

August 18, 2018 10:00 am / Tickets: Admission is always free. See hours of operation below.

Over the years, thousands of Masonic artifacts have been catalogued and archived by the Minnesota Masonic Historical Society. The Colonel James B. Ladd Museum offers 3,700 SF of state-of-the-art space to share this rare collection through interactive and interpretive displays.

Six galleries showcase the history of Masonry in Minnesota, the factual and fanciful histories of Freemasonry and the extensive charitable works of the Fraternity. Stop in and discover the real story behind the world’s oldest fraternal order. Admission is free!

Hours:

  • Monday – Closed
  • Tuesday through Friday –  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday – noon – 5 p.m.
  • Sunday – noon — 3 p.m.

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