Wednesday, November 3, 2021

8 am

Say It! Sing It! Play It! In Cherokee

8:00 am
Runs 45 minutes

Online

$0-10
Call 651-282-3155
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Presented by The Ordway Center for Performing Arts
  • Musical
  • Kids

How do you keep alive an endangered language? By singing it loud and proud with Turtle and Wabbit! Through catchy songs and fun storytelling, award-winning Z Puppets' performers, Cherokee tribal member Chris Griffith, with Shari Aronson, lead an adventure into the Cherokee language.
 Sing along and you, too, will learn how to count to three, make the basic sounds, say hello and thank you in Cherokee!

Join Turtle & Wabbit for the virtual version of Say it! Sing it! Play it! in Cherokee — streaming for the month of November!

Schools, organizations, and individuals can join Z Puppets for a virtual musical adventure, presented by the Ordway Center for Performing Arts.

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In 2019, the Cherokee Nation declared a state of emergency for their language. This performance is part of Ordway’s celebration of Native American Heritage Month.

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1 pm

The Music Man

1:00 pm
Runs 200 minutes

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St., Chanhassen, MN 55404

$53 - $96
Call 952-934-1525
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Presented by Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
  • Comedy
  • Musical

The citizens of River City have got trouble… That’s a capital T, that rhymes with P and stands for “Professor” Harold Hill. He’s a charming, fast-talkin’ traveling salesman who goes city to city starting youth marching bands. Hill promises to teach the kids and raises the money to purchase the instruments and uniforms. There’s just one person who can’t tell the difference between a trombone and a treble clef – Professor Hill.  Everyone is simply enamored by Professor Hill, everyone except for the suspicious town librarian, Marian Paroo.

On a campaign to rid River City of the impending demise of their youth, Professor Hill condemns a variety of activities – including Mayor Shinn’s new pool table in the town parlor. Shinn, incensed, begins an investigation into Professor Hill’s true credentials.  Marian sees right through Professor Hill’s marching band scheme. She’s ready to tell Professor Hill off until she sees her self-conscious little brother, Winthrop, shed his shyness when he picks up a shiny, new cornet. The trouble really begins when Marian’s heart beats a little faster for Professor Hill.

Get into a little trouble with Meredith Willson’s five-time Tony Award-winning musical featuring the unforgettable songs “Seventy-Six Trombones,” “Ya Got Trouble,” “Wells Fargo Wagon” and “Till There Was You.” Don’t miss this classic, all-American musical for every generation.

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7 pm

Riffin': A Jazz-Danced Celebration of Human Interaction

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night

Amsterdam Bar & Hall
6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, MN 55102

$18.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door
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Presented by Rhythmically Speaking and Amsterdam Bar & Hall
  • Dance
  • Improv

Rhythmically Speaking is thrilled to return to indoor live performance this November with Riffin’: A Jazz-Danced Celebration of Human Interaction. We are glad to be back home at the Amsterdam Bar & Hall, the same space that has hosted all three of our CHILL Charlie Brown Christmas Soundtrack productions. This time around, we’ll be celebrating our shared human status as social animals: creatures that thrive off interacting with not only one another, but also complex rhythms and grooves! RS will use their signature groove, interaction and improvisation-based approach to jazz dance to enlivening this concept, along with a combo of live jazz musicians led by guitarist and composer Mike Lauer. Come share in live music and movement and the moment (and a pint and a meal while you are at it) with us and each other in a beloved physical, social space (remember those?)!

WHAT: Riffin’: A Jazz-Danced Celebration of Human Interaction
WHEN: Wednesday, 11/3 & Thursday, 11/4 @ 7:30pm
WHERE: Amsterdam Bar & Hall in downtown St. Paul, MN
TICKETS: visit our website at www.rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org

A ‘riff’ is an ‘energetic, often improvised (verbal) outpouring,’ ‘a succinct or witty comment,’ or a distinct variation or “take” on something’ (Merriam Webster). Playing off this and a counterpoint to the idea of ‘ripping off’ or stealing, ‘riffing off’ is a jazz term meaning ‘to borrow and elaborate on.’ This is how we humans navigate our lives – improvising our way from one interaction with one another to the next as we weave our way through our life experiences. Consequently, ‘riffing off one another’ is also a major component of how RS approaches jazz dance – creating improvised interactions off each other, complex jazz music, word prompts, the environments in which we are dancing, etc.

At Riffin’, audiences will be able to experience a taste of each of these ways of riffing, along with others! This concept will also be riffed off in the creation of a special tap beer created by music director Mike Lauer in collaboration with Hutchinson’s Bobbing Bobber Brewery and hosted by Amsterdam. Company dancers performing in this production include Doug Hooker, Amy Jones, Sara Karimi, RS Artistic Director Erinn Liebhard, Kathleen Pender, John Surber and Crissy Tolson. This activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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The Rocky Horror Show

7:30 pm
Runs 105 minutes

The Pheonix Theater
2605 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN 55408 United States

  • Comedy
  • Musical

(Description written by Justin Mathew Dile Nelson, Producer.)

Ah… So you’re curious about the Rocky Horror Show? I would like, if I may, to entice you with a journey that will thrill you, chill you and fulfill you!  On a night out, Brad Majors and his new fiancee, Janet Weiss travel to share their happy news with an old friend, Dr. Evelyn Scott. When a wrong turn in the woods gets them lost and a flat tire leaves them stranded, they come across the home of Dr. Frank N’ Furter, a mad scientist who will take their night out… Well, it’s a night out they won’t forget for a very… Long… Time…

This show is recommended for audiences aged 16 and older
This show contains adult themes and language, including scenes of fantasy violence, and overt sexuality.
This show will run approximately 1hr and 45min

*IT IS THE POLICY OF THE VENUE THAT YOU MUST PRESENT A VALID VACCINATION CARD AT THE BOX OFFICE TO BE ADMITTED INTO THE THEATER*

Artistic Team:
Director: Brandon R. Caviness
Music Director: Jay’d Hagberg
Choreographer: Jenny Morris Eisenbraun
Stage Manager: Melanie Wilson
Producer: Justin Nelson
Producer: Adam Boutz

Cast:
Frank Matejcek: Frank-N-Furter
Amy Leerae: Riff Raff
Carter Roeske: Rocky
Michael Burton: Brad
Jackie O’Neil: Janet
Marley Ritchie: Colombia
Amani Yassin: Magenta
Rob Ward: Eddie
Hannah Mahr: Criminologist
Anna Lakin: Dr. Scott
Andrew Rosdail: Phantom
Emma Steincross: Phantom
Kierney Gray: Phantom
Lance Urbick: Phantom
Mish Shefold: Phantom
Rylan Hefner: Phantom
Ryley Kinsley: Phantom
Samantha Miller: Phantom
Scarlett Gray: Phantom

Pit Orchestra:
Keyboard/Synthesizer: Jay’d Roman Thomas Hagberg
Saxophone: Tristian Fernstrom
Guitar: Jeff Miller
Bass: Daniel Anderson
Percussion: Jamal McNutt

 

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