In the early years of the 20th century, traveling vaudeville shows offered a little taste of home for newly-arrived immigrants from Sweden, Norway and other Scandinavian countries.
Arts & Performance
A dark tale for this bleakest of seasons. A ghost story turned conjuring is the subject of this 1987 horror novella stage adaptation; it’s also the second longest-running non-musical in London’s West End theatre district. Co-stars J.C. Cutler and Nat Fuller, along with director Jon Cranney, bring this suspenseful play-within-a-play to life. $18–22. $3 discount for students, seniors and groups of 10 or more. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday–Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Yellow Tree Theatre, 320 5th Ave.
Rodgers & Hammerstein's first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today.
Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story.
Maple Grove Irish Dance School Rince Nua presents Celtic Seasons: a wide variety of traditional and contemporary show numbers, celebrating the seasons with Irish Dance! A delightful and exciting show for the whole family.
Tickets can be purchased online only.
You think your winter vacation was a disaster? Playwright Jessica Lind Petersen and director Jason Petersen of Yellow Tree Theatre bring you the gift of perspective this holiday season with a Christmas saga that’s more likely to draw an “awkward” than an “aww” from its audience. With their latest comedy, the husband-wife team responsible for holiday hits Miracle at Christmas Lake and Miracle at Christmas Lake Two delivers another hilarious, original take on the season of hope and joy.
From Age to Age celebrates the holy season of Advent at Lord of Life Lutheran with choral pieces emphasizing the Virgin Mary's point of view.
Join From Age to Age as they sing titles of leading female composers Abbie Betinis and Cecilia McDowall, as well as the most inspired works of the season through Mary’s eyes.
Join Maple Grove Senior High’s Crimson Choirs for one not-so-silent night, as director Beth Hellstedt leads the 200-student chorale through a selection of festive tunes. Members of the school orchestra and band support vocalists as they present songs on the theme of “Celebration.” Recordings of the concert will be available for purchase. Free; donations support choir program. 7-8 p.m. Maple Grove Senior High auditorium, 9800 Fernbrook Lane N.; 763.391.8774; crimsonchoir.com
Enjoy this new holiday comedy from the playwright behind Miracle on Christmas Lake. In this play, Charlie and Jennifer hit a rough patch right before their tenth anniversary and take a vacation to the family hunting shack to get some spark back in their relationship. $18–$27. Times vary. Students, seniors and groups of 10 or more receive $3 off. Yellow Tree Theatre, 320 Fifth Ave. SE, Osseo; 763.493.8733; yellowtreetheatre.com
Written by N. Richard Nash in the 1950s, The Rainmaker is a romantic comedy about family, love, and magic. Performances are Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Ticket prices vary. Seniors, students, and groups of 10 or more receive a $3 discount. Yellowtree Theatre, 320 5th Ave. SE., Osseo; 763.493.8733; yellowtreetheatre.com
Bunce Backyard Productions presents TARZAN (stage musical based on the Disney film and Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan of the Apes). These outdoor performances are free and open to the public. Bring a blanket or chair, mosquito repellent, cash for concessions, and cash and/or canned food donations for various charitable organizations.
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, July 23, 24, 25, at 7 p.m.
& Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, July 27, 28, 29 at 7 p.m.
Bogle Backyard, 11350 Dallas Lane, DAYTON, MN