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Buddy Holly: Not Fade Away

February 14, 2019–February 21, 2019

Shows on February 14 & 21, 2019 at 1:00 pm.

Adult Tickets: $32 each; Groups of 10 or more $25 each (price includes taxes and fees)

Enjoy a trip back to a more innocent time in our history as New Music Arts 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.

Jack Lambert (guitar and vocals) plays 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, Nick 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.


Bloomington Symphony Orchestra: From Boisterous to Pastoral

February 24, 2019

 Show is at 3:00 pm.

Tickets: Adults $15 each.

All musicians have a piece of music that had a profound effect on their musical development. Music director Manny Laureano has chosen such a work, the Second Symphony of Johannes Brahms in D major. Also, the BSO will celebrate the wonderfully raucous Roman Carnival of Berlioz as our curtain raiser. This concert will also be our opportunity to serve as accompanying orchestra for this year's MNSOTA Mary West Solo Competition winner, violinist Catherine Carson.

Blue Collar Diaries

February 27, 2019–March 10, 2019

The 2-week schedule includes Wednesday and Thursday 1:00 pm matinée shows, Friday and Saturday evening shows at 7:30 pm, and Sunday afternoon shows at 3:00 pm

Tickets are $32 each for the matinée shows and $36 for all other shows (prices include tax and fees)

"Blue Collar Diaries," which has been called “alternately hysterical and heartbreaking,” grew from a series of humorous monologues about people in Michelle Myers Berg’s neighborhood. The fifth of eight kids, Michelle grew up in St. Paul in a working class neighborhood cleverly disguised as “typically midwestern.”

Portraying some 20 different characters, she spins tales of her childhood years in a performance evocative of Lily Tomlin’s best solo work. Michelle reminds us in hilariously vivid terms that the true wealth of her neighborhood wasn’t in a bank or a beautiful home, but in an understanding about the inherent worth of a human being. This tribute refreshes and reminds us about the soul of any great community.

Monroe Crossing: Bluegrass in Bloomington

March 12, 2019–March 14, 2019

Shows March 12, 13 & 14 at 1:00 pm. Call 952-948-6524 for group tickets.

Adult Tickets: $32 each

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.

Don't miss a chance to see the warm rapport of this professional group on our stage.

Red Herring

March 27, 2019–May 23, 2019

Select Wednesdays & Thursdays between March 27 & May 23 at 1:00 pm.

Tickets: $29 each individuals; $25 each for groups of 10 or more. Call 952-948-6524 to make group reservations.

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.

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!

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