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Shows & Performances at the Ives

 

Red Herring

It's 1952: America's on the verge of the H-bomb, Eisenhower's on the campaign trail, and Senator Joe McCarthy's daughter just got engaged to a Soviet spy.

Select Wednesdays & Thursdays between March 27 & May 23 at 1:00 pm. Special shows also March 30 at 7:30 pm and March 31 at 2:00 pm.

Weekday Matinée Tickets: $29 each individuals; $25 each for groups of 10 or more ($45 for show and gourmet lunch). Call 952-948-6524 to make group or gourmet lunch reservations for 1:00 pm shows.

Weekend Tickets: $36 each individuals; $30 each for groups of 10 or more.

Three love stories, a murder mystery, and a nuclear espionage plot converge in this comedy about marriage and other explosive devices. It's 1952: America's on the verge of the H-bomb, Eisenhower's on the campaign trail, and Senator Joe McCarthy's daughter just got engaged to a Soviet spy. A sharp-eyed look at love and tying (and untying, and retying) the knot. Produced by Sidekick Theatre.

7 Seasons

April 20, 2019

Shows at 2:00 & 6:00 pm

Showcasing some of our favorite pieces from the previous seven seasons, this year’s BAYE concert features works by Ashley Burkland, Liisa Conway, Jacqueline McDaniel, Julie Marie Muskat, Jennifer Pray, and Cesar Salinas.

The Elvis Show: A Musical Tribute to Elvis Presley

Tribute Series Event

April 28, 2019

Show starts at 2:00 pm

Tickets: Adults $36 each; Groups of 10 or more $30 each.

Featuring Joe Sir and the Rockabilly Rebels Band, "The Elvis Show" recreates the sounds and thrills of Elvis Presley's career: the hits of the '50s, songs from his movies, Gospel music, television specials and his record-breaking years performing in Las Vegas. The show is a true tribute, honoring Elvis and other pioneers from the era who shaped the genre we know today as Rock n' Roll!

Below is a sample of the show!

Believet Presents: An Evening with Craig and Fred

May 03, 2019

Show starts at 7:00 pm

Tickets: $10 + tax/fees general admission; $30 +tax/fees general admission (plus book & signing)

Marine Corp veteran Craig Grossi and his dog, Fred (rescued in Afghanistan), perfectly demonstrate the healing power of veteran-canine partnerships. Believet™ is pleased to bring Craig and Fred to the Ives Auditorium for a meet and greet, presentation, and book signing. The event is being emceed by Fox 9's own Jeff Baillon.

Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra: The Inspirations of Youth

May 04, 2019

Concert begins at 7:30 pm.

Tickets: Adults $15 each; Seniors $10 each; Students/children $5 each

During their brief lifetimes, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, José Pablo Moncayo, and Franz Schubert all made lasting impacts on their unique cultural landscapes. While still a student at the University of Minnesota, Libby Larsen co-founded what would become the American Composers Forum. Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra’s Spring concert is a celebration of youthful inspiration, cultural diversity and musical advocacy.

These compositions are on the program:
Libby Larsen – "Fanfare for a Learned Man"
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor – Violin Concerto with MPO concertmaster, Catherine Himmerich, violin
Franz Schubert – Symphony No. 8 “Unfinished”
José Pablo Moncayo – "Huapango"

Bloomington Symphony Orchestra: Music in 3D #6

May 05, 2019

 Show is at 3:00 pm.

Tickets: Adults $15 each.

The BSO will close the season with the magnificent Fifth Symphony of Dmitri Shostakovich which originally served as a reluctant yet left-handed apology to dictator Josef Stalin. We are also pleased to present Minnesota's own Nygel Witherspoon in a performance of Dvorak's Cello Concerto in B minor!

Celebration of Music Talent Search

May 09, 2019

Show starts at 7:00 pm 

Adults $38 each. Discounts for students, contestant family members, and large groups.

Join us as we enjoy local, up-and-coming talent at Celebration of Music – Minneapolis!

Contestants participating at this event are competing for a chance to perform on the national television show Celebration of Music filming in Los Angeles.

From bands, soloists, duets, choirs, instrumentalists and dancers, you will see a wide range of curated talent. Best of all, audience members will be able to place their vote and help determine the winner which will be announced at the end of the live show.

This is an event you don’t want to miss!

 

Gershwin Songbook with Prudence Johnson & Dan Chouinard

Tribute Series Event

May 12, 2019

Show starts at 2:00 pm

Tickets: Adults $36 each; Groups of 10 or more $30 each.

Enjoy an afternoon of George and Ira Gershwin favorites – “I Got Rhythm”, “Our Love Is Here To Stay”, “I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin'”, and many more will be performed by the clear, resonant and expressive voice of Prudence Johnson with the engaging piano accompaniments of Dan Chouinard. Don't miss the talented performances of these "Prairie Home Companion" veterans.

Tonic Sol-fa In Concert

May 19, 2019

Show starts at 3:00 pm

Tickets: Adult, $26 each; Groups of 10 or more $22 each.

Since bursting on the scene more than two decades ago, Tonic Sol-fa has continued to be a ground-breaking a cappella ensemble in constant development. The four talented vocalists embrace a number of different musical styles. They compose original songs and cover popular music ranging from Michael Bublé's "Haven't Met You Yet," to the Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby" to Ray Charles' "I Got a Woman."

Get ready for summer with the upbeat guys from Tonic Sol-fa!

 

Elvis Show: A Musical Tribute to Elvis Presley

May 24, 2019

Show starts at 7:30 pm

Tickets: Adults $36 each; Groups of 10 or more $30 each.

Featuring Joe Sir and the Rockabilly Rebels Band, "The Elvis Show" recreates the sounds and thrills of Elvis Presley's career: the hits of the '50s, songs from his movies, Gospel music, television specials and his record-breaking years performing in Las Vegas. The show is a true tribute, honoring Elvis and other pioneers from the era who shaped the genre we know today as Rock n' Roll!

Below is a video sample of the show!

From Patsy Cline to Hank Williams: Classic Hits from Lush Country

June 26, 2019–July 18, 2019

Select Weds/Thurs June 26 through July 11 at 1:00 pm.

Tickets: Adults, $32 each; groups of 10+ $27 each ($45 for show and gourmet lunch). Groups, please call 952-948-6524 to make your reservations for the show and gourmet lunch.

 

Patsy! Tammy! Dolly! Johnny! Hank!

Are you lonesome tonight? Have heartaches by the number? Are you hankering after the whine of a steel guitar, and soulful vocals typical of classic country music? Get ready for Lush Country, an all-star band playing the best songs from the hi-fi era, from Patsy Cline to Hank Williams and everything in between. The seven band members are “Prairie Home Companion” veterans Prudence Johnson, Richard Kriehn and Peter Johnson, along with established Twin Cities headliners Dan Chouinard, Joe Savage, Gary Rue and Gary Raynor.

Fab 6 Beatles Tribute

July 17, 2019

Show starts at 1:00 pm

Tickets: Adults, $32 each; groups of 10+ $27 each ($45 for show and gourmet lunch). Groups, please call 952-948-6524 to make your reservations for the show and gourmet lunch.

Six talented and hard working musicians who grew up with the Beatles perform their renditions of songs from "Abbey Road," "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," "Magical Mystery Tour," "The White Album" and "Let It Be." Veteran instrumentalists and singers Chad Magnuson, Gary Rue, Jeff Willkomm, Jerry Gray, Paul Cassady and Tilly bring new life to tunes such as "Penny Lane," "Helter Skelter" and "A Day in the Life."

If you like the Beatles, don't miss Fab 6!

204th Army Band—Telling Their Story

July 19, 2019

Show starts at 7:00 pm

Tickets: Free, but reservations are required.

The 204th Army Band, 88th Readiness Division is returning to the Ives again for a free summer concert. Enjoy "Telling Their Story" featuring the full band, small ensembles and vocal performances. The show will entertain audience members and veterans with classic favorites and the Armed Forces salute in this celebration of freedom for all!

Buddy Holly: Not Fade Away

July 25, 2019–August 01, 2019

Select Weds/Thurs July 25 through August 1 at 1:00 pm

Tickets: Adults $32 each; Groups of 10+ $25 each.

Enjoy a trip back to a more innocent time in our history as Gary Rue presents "Buddy Holly: Not Fade Away." The show features cast members from the IVEY award-winning "Buddy—The Buddy Holly Story" produced at the History Theatre.

Nick Freeman or Jack Lambert (guitar and vocals) will play Buddy Holly. As the rest of the Crickets, Blake Foster (guitar) plays Sonny Curtis, Zach Spicer (drums) is Jerry Allison and Mitch Benson (bass) plays Joe Maudlin. During the second set, Jack and the band will perform Buddy Holly songs, including "Peggy Sue," That'll Be the Day" and "Not Fade Away."

To start things off, Gary Rue (former music director, arranger and duet partner for Gene Pitney 1986-2006) will offer song selections from Gene Pitney, the Crickets' Sonny Curtis, and Bobby Vee. All three were contemporaries of Buddy Holly. Vee filled in for Buddy Holly on tour after the tragic plane crash.

The Young and The Rest…with SimpleGifts, featuring Billy McLaughlin

An acoustic tribute to Neil Young and artists from his era

For the 1:00 pm shows on September 11 and 12, 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 September 11 and 12, Tickets: Adults, $38 each; groups of 10+ $32 each

The talented men and women of SimpleGifts, featuring Billy McLaughlin, are excited to be returning to the Ives with their acoustic tribute to Neil Young and the rest of artists from that time and place who defined an era. Enjoy the enduring popular songs from the great Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Eagles, Joni Mitchell, America and more!

Ripcord

September 25, 2019–December 05, 2019

Shows on Select Wednesdays and Thursdays at 1:00 pm

Tickets: Adults $32 each; Groups of 10 or more $27 each ($47 for show and gourmet lunch). Call 952-948-6524 to reserve show seats for your group or seats at the gourmet lunch before the show.

"Ripcord," by David Lindsay-Abaire is Sidekick Theatre's fall 2019 show.

When cantankerous Abby is forced to share her room in assisted living with endlessly chipper Marilyn, the two women make a seemingly harmless bet that quickly escalates into a hilarious game of practical jokes and one-upmanship, revealing hidden truths that neither wants exposed. Produced by Sidekick Theatre.

“An utterly winning mix of hijinks and heart… Great fun and genuinely moving!” – Time Out

 

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