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Shows & Performances at the Ives

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

April 25, 2018 1:00 pm / Tickets: $23-$28
April 26, 2018 1:00 pm / Tickets: $23-$28
May 04, 2018 7:30 pm / Tickets: $30–$34
May 09, 2018 1:00 pm / Tickets: $23-$28
May 10, 2018 1:00 pm / Tickets: $23-$28
May 11, 2018 7:30 pm / Tickets: $30–$34
May 16, 2018 1:00 pm / Tickets: $23-$28
May 18, 2018 7:30 pm / Tickets: $30–$34
May 23, 2018 1:00 pm / Tickets: $23-$28
May 24, 2018 1:00 pm / Tickets: $23-$28

Matinée Tickets: Individuals $28 each; Groups of 10+ $23 each. Add a gourmet lunch to your order by calling 952-948-6524.

Evening Tickets May 4, 11 & 18: Individuals $34 each; Seniors/Groups of 10+ $32; 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.

Check out this interview with Brian and the actress who plays Ava Gardner:

WCCO Interview with Ava to Eternity actors

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.

Danny Dash Andrews Presents: Michael Jackson Tribute Show

May 07, 2018 8:00 pm / Tickets: $23-$53

Tickets: Adults $23 each; VIP (front rows, meet and greet and photo ops) $53 each.

Michael Jackson Tribute Show spectacular starring America's #1 Michael Jackson impersonator, Danny Dash Andrews. Be a part of this incredible concert experience that pays tribute to the life and legacy of The King of Pop. A show for all ages, this two hour non-stop high energy show will take you on a breathtaking magical musical journey that spans Jackson's four decade career. Our extraordinary production features state of the art concert lighting and sound that captures the essence of Michael Jackson's worldwide concerts.

Tonic Sol-fa in Concert

May 12, 2018 7:00 pm / Tickets: $23-$28

Tickets: Adults, advance purchase, $28 each; Students (with id) and groups of 10 or more, $23 each; Seniors, $25 each.

Tonic Sol-fa is an award-winning a cappella ensemble from Minnesota that has continued to grow and change since their formation more than two decades ago. Tonic Sol-fa began at St. John’s University in Central Minnesota and currently includes lead vocalist Shaun Johnson (tenor), vocal percussionists Greg Bannwarth and Theo Brown, and Jared Dove (bass).

Over time, the group reached national prominence with appearances on NBC’s Today Show and in Newsweek magazine, and by racking up more than two million in CD sales. Along the way, they shared the stage with a number of recognizable performers including Jay Leno, Jeff Foxworthy and the country group, Lonestar.

The group embraces a number of different musical styles. In addition to original compositions, they have been known cover songs ranging from Michael Bublé’s “Haven’t Met You Yet,” to The Beatles“Eleanor Rigby,” to Ray Charles’ 1954 “I Got a Woman.”

Mother’s Day with Sinatra—From Ava to Eternity

May 13, 2018 1:00 pm / Tickets: $37–$64

Tickets: Special Mother's Day brunch & show pricing: adults, $64 each; students, $37 each.

Show only tickets: adults $34 each.

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.

Notice: The show contains some strong language and adult situations, and may not be suitable for younger children.

Kenwood Symphony Orchestra: Brahms Symphony No. 1

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

Tickets: Adults, $18 or $28 each; Seniors, $15 or $25 each; Students, $12 each.

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.

Barbary Coast Dixieland Show Band Farewell Tour

June 13, 2018 1:00 pm / Tickets: $25-$28
July 26, 2018 1:00 pm / Tickets: $25-$28
August 16, 2018 1:00 pm / Tickets: $25-$28
August 22, 2018 1:00 pm / Tickets: $25-$28

Tickets: Individuals, $28 each; groups of 10 or more $25 each. If you/your group would like to have lunch before the show, please call 952-948-6524 to make your reservations.

First organized in 1967, the original Barbary Coast Band performed at Jimmy's on the Levee in downtown St. Paul for standing room crowds. That lasted about five years, after which they spread their talents to performing at the Minnesota State Fair, Mississippi River Paddlewheel boats, Diamond Jim's (a former music club on St. Paul's Sibley Memorial Highway) and corporate events. In 1984, the group opted to perform Dixieland church services on about 40 Sunday's each year. Since 2000, when some members retired from their day jobs, the Barbary Coast Dixieland Show Band has been out performing at jazz festivals and enjoying their 2001 induction in to the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame.

After 51 years, the band is playing their last shows in 2018. Come see this highly respected group of musicians and tap your toes along to the infectious quality of the lively music. The musicians enjoy performing together and the music is guaranteed to lift your spirits.

Colonel James B. Ladd Museum

January 01, 2019 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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