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Shows & Performances at the Ives


Cinderella: A Musical for Young Audiences

November 19, 2019–December 30, 2019

A holiday musical for all ages!

Shows November 19 - December 30

Discounts available for groups of 10 or more.

This joyous, magical musical based on the beloved fairy tale touches the heart - with lots of laughs, audience participation and lovable characters along the way! Intended for all ages, it's the perfect story for the holiday season.

Running time: 65 minutes.

City of Lakes Chorus Presents: Sing We Noel

December 07, 2019

City of Lakes Chorus presents festive seasonal favorites!

Starts at 3:00 pm

Tickets: Adults $20 each; Seniors, Students with ID, & Groups 10+ $18 each; Children under 12 $10 each 

The City of Lakes Chorus has been dazzling audiences in the Twin Cities and around the country since 1952. "Swing We Noel" will feature 100 voices performing festive seasonal favorites - both secular and sacred. Don't miss your chance to hear this award-winning chorus at the holidays!


An Elvis Christmas: A Musical Tribute to Elvis Presley

December 08, 2019

Tribute Series Event

"An Elvis Christmas" pays tribute to his popular, traditional and gospel Christmas fare.

Show starts at 2:00 pm.

Tickets: Adults $36 each; Seniors $34 each; Groups of 10+ $30 each. Prices include taxes and fees.

Just in time for the holiday season, Joe Sir and the Rockabilly Rebels Band are returning to the Ives with "An Elvis Christmas." Get ready for a "Blue Christmas" and other Elvis takes on popular, traditional and gospel Christmas music. Celebrate the holidays with this unique tribute to Elvis' Christmas fare!

Christmastide with the Celtic Sounds of SimpleGifts with Billy McLaughlin

December 12, 2019–December 18, 2019

Christmastide is a Celtic-spiced magical musical journey deep into the heart of the Christmas spirit.

For the 1:00 pm shows on December 12, 17 & 18, Tickets: Adults, $32 each; groups of 10+ $27 each ($47 for show and gourmet lunch). Groups, please call 952-948-6524 to make your reservations for the show and gourmet lunch.

For the 7:30 pm shows on December 17 & 18, Tickets: Adults, $38 each; groups of 10+ $32 each

As long-time fans can attest, SimpleGifts makes musical magic with their Christmastide show. The six-member group combines violin, Celtic whistle and bagpipes, piano, acoustic guitar and percussion with angelic three-part vocals to create a "modern Old-World" sound that transcends usual holiday shows. There is nothing ordinary about the arrangements this group delivers in concert, and they have a wonderful report on stage. If you can see only one Christmas show this year, make it Christmastide!

Elevé Performing Arts Presents: Winter Wonderland

December 14, 2019

Elevé Performing Arts holds their special Christmas recital at the Ives with two shows.

Shows at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Tickets: Adults $14; Seniors $11; Students $11.

Come join the Elevé dancers for an afternoon of holiday fun! Dancers will showcase skills and choreography they have learned from some fun holiday favorites. This show is great for all ages and is sure to bring a smile to your face!

A Magical Medora Christmas

December 20, 2019

Medora brings summer magic to its Christmas show for all ages.

Shows at 1:00 pm and 7:30 pm.

Matineé Tickets: Individuals, $32 each; Group of 10 or more $27 each. Evening Tickets : Individuals, $38 each; Seniors $34 each; Group of 10 or more, $32 each.

Magical Medora Christmas is an entertaining family-friendly holiday show based on the popular Medora Musical in North Dakota. The show features current and past stars of the Medora Musical who have gone on to star on Broadway or perform on stages around the world. The stars will sing and Bill Sorenson, Wild West Prestidigitator, will wow the audience with seasonal magic and light-hearted humor perfect for young and old alike.

Minnesota Jazz Orchestra: A Tribute to Frank, Ella & Friends

December 31, 2019

MJO along with Reeves Cary and Courtney Burton present an exciting evening of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Friends.

Starts at 7:00 pm

Tickets: Adults $38 each; Seniors $34 each; MMH Residents & Groups 10+ $32 each 

The Bloomington New Year's Eve tradition continues!

"Frank, Ella & Friends" features the acclaimed Minnesota Jazz Orchestra along with Reeves Cary and Courtney Burton swinging Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and other favorite Crooners and Divas in the beautiful jewel-box theatre at the Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center. This show includes songs like "Luck Be A Lady", "Old Black Magic", "My Kind of Town" and "Going to Chicago Blues". Add in a little comic relief and some audience participation, along with the always entertaining music and you have an unforgettable show that can't be beat. Don't miss the New Year's Eve tradition - Live Music!


Rainy Days & Mondays: The Music of the Carpenters

January 22, 2020

Aimée Lee & the Superstars present a memorable tribute to The Carpenters.

Show starts at 1:00 pm

Matinee Tickets: Individuals $32 each; Groups of 10 or more $27 each. Prices include taxes and fees.

Aimée Lee and the Superstars present a stunning tribute to the music of greats Karen and Richard Carpenter. The show features a 13-piece band that faithfully recreates the distinctive Carpenters' sound. If you're a fan of 1970s soft rock, you'll revel in classic hits including "We've Only Just Begun," "Close to You," "Superstar" and more. Don't miss this opportunity to relive the uniquely beautiful and lasting music of the Carpenters.

Bloomington Symphony Orchestra: The Colorful Music of Russia

February 16, 2020

Revel in Russian music and enjoy a solo violin concerto from Michael Sutton!

Show starts at 3:00 pm

Advance tickets are $15 each for adults, $12 for seniors 62+ and free for students. Discounts are also available for music/flex package purchasers.

No Bloomington Symphony Orchestra season is complete without a concert featuring our wonderful concertmaster, violinist Michael Sutton. For "The Colorful Music of Russia" he will play a concerto close to his heart by Dmitry Kabelevsky. But first, to start, the Orchestra will play an overture from Kabelevsky's comic opera, "Colas Breugnon." Then, after intermission, the audience can enjoy a perennial favorite from Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky—his Fourth Symphony.

From the King for the King: The Gospel According to Elvis

March 11, 2020–March 12, 2020

Mick Sterling headlines with a group of experienced back-up singers and a simple but powerful band in this new tribute to the legendary gospel songs of Elvis Presley.

Show starts at 1:00 pm.

Tickets: Adults $32 each; Groups of 10 or more $27 each ($47 for gourmet lunch and show). Call 952-948-6507 to reserve show seats for your group or seats for the gourmet lunch before the show.

Mick Sterling presents a unique performance of the legendary gospel songs of Elvis Presley in “From the King, For the King.” The show features the lead vocals of Mick Sterling, along with multiple singers performing the incredible vocal parts of his back-up singers, The Jordanaires, and a simple but powerful band providing the gospel energy needed to make this performance one you won’t soon forget!

Music in 3D #7: The BSO Plays Mahler’s Fifth

April 05, 2020

Don't miss Mahler's amazing Fifth Symphony or the MNSOTA Mary West Solo Competition winner in this season finale!

Show starts at 3:00 pm

Advance tickets are $15 each for adults, $12 for seniors 62+ and free for students. Discounts are also available for music/flex package purchasers.

Certain works are hallmarks of accomplishment for any orchestra and Gustav Mahler's Fifth Symphony in C Sharp minor is chief among them. The piece begins with a somber trumpet call that eventually gives way to a Viennese Waltz, then a sweet Adagietto and finally a merry fugue to bring the grand symphony to a triumphant close. Along the way there are immense technical challenges, musical heights to scale and some moments of unrivaled tenderness. This season closing concert also features the grand prize winner of the MNSOTA Mary West Solo Competition. 

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