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Beach Boys

Sail On: Beach Boys Tribute
August 23 @ 7:30 pm

It’s the perfect summertime fun. Reminisce and dance the night away with songs like Good Vibrations, Surfin’ USA, Wouldn’t It Be Nice, Little Deuce Coupe, In My Room, and California Girls. O, those harmonies! Sail On: The Beach Boys Tribute performs the songs by America's Band, The Beach Boys, to sheer perfection. Audiences say “Better than the actual Beach Boys!” “Their harmonies captured the sound of the Beach Boys and transported to the beach for the evening!” Members of Sail…

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Sheldon Local Listening

Sheldon Local Listening Room Open Mic
August 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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A series of once-per-month open mics for regional music and performance makers, fans, backers, aficionados, enthusiasts, and devotees of varying ages and abilities. Come to discover and share, listen and learn, experiment and refine, network and mingle in an atmosphere of supportive, risk-taking fun. Local music scene leaders will always be on hand, playing their stuff too, and you never know who will show up! Events take place in the Sheldon 3rd floor studio, a just-right sized space to play…

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Steel Magnolias – Auditions
September 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling Directed by Jillynne Raymond A Phoenix Theatre production The auditions will be Thursday, September 5, 2019, 5:30-7:30. People auditioning should prepare a one minute monologue and plan to be there from 5:30-7:30. Roles for 6 women, ages 19 to 70+. Sign-up to audition: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc0gbTWdBpOwrvja384TrjxTbn3Ba-90O4dIpJF5F5BzcqH5Q/viewform Story: A hilarious, heartwarming story of gossip, beauty shops, female friendship, and resilience. By turns strong as steel and fragile as a magnolia, six women find their “favorite emotion is laughter…

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Guitar Masters in Concert – Rental
September 7 @ 7:30 pm

On September 7-8 of 2019 there will be a new attraction in Red Wing MN, The Great River Guitar Show. The exhibit venue is the Minnesota State College Southeast at 308 Pioneer Rd in Red Wing MN. Attendees of the Great River Guitar Show can browse the exhibit spaces filled with amazing stringed instruments and accessories and can talk to their makers and listen to the 23 performances that will take place during the exhibit hours. They can participate in…

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Tina and the bsides

Sheldon Fete: House Party 2.0
September 20 @ 6:30 pm

Featuring Tina & the B-sides plus all manner of artsy good times   It’s a party, people! And, it’s back by popular demand!   Come one, come all. Kick off the new performance season with a-rockin' good time for all ages. Drop in for ten minutes or stay all evening long, hanging out, house party style in and around and through the one-of-a-kind Sheldon. The whole building will be alive with artsy activities, music, local food, and the promise of…

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The General Buster Keaton

The General (Buster Keaton)
September 27 @ 7:30 pm

Experience great films of the silent era as they were meant to be, accompanied live on the Sheldon’s historic Kilgen Theater organ. Don’t miss the rare opportunity to take a ride through the hilarious world created by the greatest physical comedy performer of all time, Buster Keaton. Organist Tom Erickson brings the Sheldon’s historic Kilgen organ alive, with sound effects, percussion, and pipes. One of the most revered comedies of the silent era, The General finds hapless Southern railroad engineer…

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The Jayhawks
September 28 @ 7:30 pm

The Jayhawks and their rootsy sound were definitely swimming against the tide when they emerged from a crowded Minnesota music scene in 1985. Over the course of two decades, 9 albums, countless memorable live shows and enough personal drama to fill a couple of Behind the Music episodes, this beloved band soared to heights few ever achieve while winning the hearts and minds of numerous critics, fans and peers in the process. After releasing two Indie albums in the 80s,…

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Tom Papa Live
October 4 @ 7:30 pm

Sirius XM presents Tom Papa Live Welcome back to Red Wing, Tom Papa! With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Tom Papa is one of the top comedic voices in the country, consistently delivering what Laugh Spin calls “pristinely written material about marriage, raising kids and getting older.” Tom has found success in film, TV, radio, podcasts as well as on the live stage. He is the Head Writer and regular performer for the nationally syndicated radio show,…

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An Evening with Aaron Neville
October 5 @ 7:30 pm

"It’s that blend of unforced sweetness, honesty and melodic sensibility that still makes his music so believable after a career spanning five decades.” – NPR Music Grammy Award-winning American R&B and soul singer Aaron Neville is arguably one of the most distinctive vocal stylists on the planet. His incredible career has seen him move seamlessly back and forth between the funky stuff he’s favored when working with his esteemed band of brothers, the Neville Brothers, and the angelic balladry you…

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Buster Keaton Comedy Short

Buster Keaton Comedy Shorts
October 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Shows start hourly, on the hour - during the times listed. Experience great films of the silent era as they were meant to be, accompanied live on the Sheldon’s historic Kilgen Theater Organ. During Red Wing Arts Festival, stop in for a delightful escape into a bygone era, as organist Tom Erickson brings the Sheldon’s Kilgen organ alive, with sound effects, percussion, and pipes. Four different Buster Keaton comedy shorts will screen hourly, on the hour – all free of…

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Davina and the Vagabonds
October 12 @ 7:30 pm

“Listening to Davina & the Vagabonds is like stepping into a wondrous musical time machine. They have the panache and superlative musicianship to recreate the retro sound and ageless appeal of golden age Americana in high-definition reality on stage for your immense pleasure and enjoyment.”  – Thunder Bay Blues Festival/Canada DAVINA SOWERS AND THE VAGABONDS have created a stir on the national music scene with their high-energy live shows, level A musicianship, sharp-dressed professionalism, and Sowers’ commanding stage presence. With…

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Buster Keaton Comedy Short

Buster Keaton Comedy Shorts
October 13 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Shows start hourly, on the hour - during the times listed. Experience great films of the silent era as they were meant to be, accompanied live on the Sheldon’s historic Kilgen Theater Organ. During Red Wing Arts Festival, stop in for a delightful escape into a bygone era, as organist Tom Erickson brings the Sheldon’s Kilgen organ alive, with sound effects, percussion, and pipes. Four different Buster Keaton comedy shorts will screen hourly, on the hour – all free of…

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Caravan du Nord featuring Reina del Cid
October 18 @ 7:00 pm

The Sheldon, Minnesota Music Coalition and 89.3 The Current proudly present the 9th annual Caravan du Nord featuring Reina del Cid plus two more MN bands. Part singer-songwriter, part rock band, Reina Del Cid is at the intersection of lyrical storytelling, catchy riffs, and scorching solos. Reina del Cid is a singer-songwriter and leader of the eponymous folk rock band based in Minnesota. Her song-a-week video series, Sunday Mornings with Reina del Cid, has amassed 24 million views on YouTube…

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Croce Plays Croce
October 19 @ 7:30 pm

“…an affirmation of the power of music to bind generations and a fitting tribute to his father.” – The Outer Banks Voice A.J. Croce performs Croce Plays Croce, a special night of music featuring a complete set of classics by his late father Jim Croce, some of his own tunes, and songs that influenced both him and his father. This special event features such timeless songs as “Operator,” “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim,” “Time in a Bottle” (a song…

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Gina Chavez
October 25 @ 7:30 pm

“Her voice stops you in your tracks.” – NPR Chavez is blending the sounds of the Americas with tension and grace. A multi-ethnic, bilingual Latina pop songstress and twelve-time Austin Music Award winner – including 2015 Austin Musician of the Year – she and her band are fresh off a twelve country tour as cultural ambassadors with the U.S. State Department, uniting audiences from around the globe. Her bilingual album, Up.Rooted, topped the Amazon and Latin iTunes charts following a…

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Phantom of the Opera
October 31 @ 7:30 pm

Experience great films of the silent era as they were meant to be, accompanied live on the Sheldon’s historic Kilgen Theater organ. A special treat for Halloween, take a terrifying romp into the visual extravagance of one of the great silent era horror films, Phantom of the Opera (1925), as organist Tom Erickson brings the Sheldon’s Kilgen Theater organ alive, with sound effects, percussion, and pipes. In this silent horror classic, aspiring young opera singer Christine Daaé (Mary Philbin) discovers…

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Max Weinberg’s Jukebox
November 2 @ 7:30 pm

Prepare To Party! As one fan said, “It’s not a concert—it’s a party!” A truly interactive experience, Weinberg invites the audience to create the setlist, in real time, that he and his crack four-piece group will play that night. Performing songs from the glory days of rock and roll you choose from a video menu of over 300 songs — everything from the Beatles to the Stones to Bruce and The E Street Band’s biggest hits — and hear the…

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Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling
November 8 @ 7:30 pm
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"…suffused with humor and tinged with tragedy." —NY Post A hilarious, heartwarming story of gossip, beauty shops, female friendship and resilience. By turns strong as steel and fragile as a magnolia, six women find their “favorite emotion is laughter through tears.”

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Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling
November 9 @ 3:00 pm
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"…suffused with humor and tinged with tragedy." —NY Post A hilarious, heartwarming story of gossip, beauty shops, female friendship and resilience. By turns strong as steel and fragile as a magnolia, six women find their “favorite emotion is laughter through tears.”

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Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling
November 9 @ 7:30 pm
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"…suffused with humor and tinged with tragedy." —NY Post A hilarious, heartwarming story of gossip, beauty shops, female friendship and resilience. By turns strong as steel and fragile as a magnolia, six women find their “favorite emotion is laughter through tears.”

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Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling
November 10 @ 3:00 pm
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"…suffused with humor and tinged with tragedy." —NY Post A hilarious, heartwarming story of gossip, beauty shops, female friendship and resilience. By turns strong as steel and fragile as a magnolia, six women find their “favorite emotion is laughter through tears.”

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Rosie Revere, Engineer & Friends
November 14 @ 10:00 am

Book by Lauren Gunderson Music by Brian Lowdermilk Lyrics by Kait Kerrigan Ms. Greer's classroom includes three inquisitive out-of-the-box thinkers. Rosie Revere has big dreams. Iggy Peck has a relentless passion for architecture. And Ada Twist's curiosity can drive her teacher crazy. A fun new musical based on the books Rosie Revere, Engineer; Iggy Peck, Architect; and Ada Twist Scientist by Andrea Beaty and illustrations by David Roberts, which spotlights the STEM curriculum (focusing on science, technology, engineering and math).…

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Rosie Revere, Engineer & Friends – School Matinee
November 14 @ 1:00 pm
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School Matinee is at 10am and 1pm

Book by Lauren Gunderson Music by Brian Lowdermilk Lyrics by Kait Kerrigan Ms. Greer's classroom includes three inquisitive out-of-the-box thinkers. Rosie Revere has big dreams. Iggy Peck has a relentless passion for architecture. And Ada Twist's curiosity can drive her teacher crazy. A fun new musical based on the books Rosie Revere, Engineer; Iggy Peck, Architect; and Ada Twist Scientist by Andrea Beaty and illustrations by David Roberts, which spotlights the STEM curriculum (focusing on science, technology, engineering and math).…

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Winters Tale

The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare
November 15 @ 7:30 pm
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Ten Thousand Things Theater presents The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare Directed by Marcela Lorca Music by Peter Vitale “Ten Thousand Things produces this community’s finest Shakespeare” —Minneapolis Star Tribune The Winter’s Tale is an epic and magical story of loss and redemption, renewal and forgiveness. The characters—some with privilege, some without—populate a kingdom governed by the universal laws of justice and love. A diverse cast, led by Shá Cage and Steven Epp, will play roles of the opposite gender,…

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Winters Tale

The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare
November 16 @ 7:30 pm
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Ten Thousand Things Theater presents The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare Directed by Marcela Lorca Music by Peter Vitale “Ten Thousand Things produces this community’s finest Shakespeare” —Minneapolis Star Tribune The Winter’s Tale is an epic and magical story of loss and redemption, renewal and forgiveness. The characters—some with privilege, some without—populate a kingdom governed by the universal laws of justice and love. A diverse cast, led by Shá Cage and Steven Epp, will play roles of the opposite gender,…

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Winters Tale

The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare
November 17 @ 3:00 pm
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Ten Thousand Things Theater presents The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare Directed by Marcela Lorca Music by Peter Vitale “Ten Thousand Things produces this community’s finest Shakespeare” —Minneapolis Star Tribune The Winter’s Tale is an epic and magical story of loss and redemption, renewal and forgiveness. The characters—some with privilege, some without—populate a kingdom governed by the universal laws of justice and love. A diverse cast, led by Shá Cage and Steven Epp, will play roles of the opposite gender,…

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The Reminders
November 22 @ 7:30 pm

“…something beautiful, rare, and absolutely infectious.” - Belly Up “Inspires, edifies, and uplifts in ways that very few things in this life can.” – Vocal Coalition The Reminders are a rare and remarkable musical duo seamlessly blending soulful sounds and roots music with insightful messages and thoughtful lyrics. The group consists of Brussels-born emcee Big Samir and Queens-born emcee/vocalist Aja Black, a collective creative force that’s hard to beat. The Reminders transcend the bounds of what is expected. Their unique…

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BoDeans
November 23 @ 7:30 pm

With opening band Moors and McCumber. Those who have followed BoDeans’ remarkable 30-year musical career know that their blend of compelling songs and high energy performances have retained an unpretentious rock & roll loyal following like no other. Best known for their catchy single, “Closer To Free,” the band’s accessible alternative sound has led to many a milestone, including a Rolling Stone Reader’s Poll for Best New American Band in 1987, and support slots with U2, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon,…

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Sheldon Brass Band: Holiday Concert
November 30 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on December 1 at 3:00 pm

Dedicated to preserving and advancing the British Brass Band tradition, this group of regional musicians follows their passion for brass and percussion to create two annual concert favorites as part of the Sheldon’s homegrown series of events.  

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Sheldon Brass Band: Holiday Concert
December 1 @ 3:00 pm
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Dedicated to preserving and advancing the British Brass Band tradition, this group of regional musicians follows their passion for brass and percussion to create two annual concert favorites as part of the Sheldon’s homegrown series of events.  

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Cherish The Ladies

Cherish the Ladies: Celtic Christmas
December 6 @ 7:30 pm

The New York Times calls their music “passionate, tender, and rambunctious,” and the Washington Post praises their “astonishing array of virtuosity.”  One of the most engaging and successful ensembles in the history of Celtic music, Cherish The Ladies have shared timeless Irish traditions with audiences worldwide for over thirty years. In their Celtic Christmas program, the Ladies put their signature mark on classic carols such as “O Come All Ye Faithful” and “Silent Night,” in arrangements that highlight the group’s…

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M-Pact

m-pact: White Christmas
December 8 @ 7:00 pm

“A vocal wall of sound.” – NPR “Lord have mercy…y’all is BAAAAD!!” - Bobby McFerrin Imagine...The smooth soul of Sam Smith, the percussive power of Stomp, the funk and groove of Bruno Mars, the sophisticated harmonies of Take 6, and the brass bite of the Michael Bublé Big Band…All created by the human voice alone! Hailed "one of the best pop-jazz vocal groups in the world" by the San Francisco Chronicle, m-pact is respected worldwide as a cutting edge trailblazer…

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The Platters: Very Merry Christmas Show
December 13 @ 1:30 pm
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One event on December 13 at 7:30 pm

The legend continues with the one and the only -- The Platters®. The legendary Rock, Vocal and Grammy Halls of Fame group boasts 40 charted hits like “Only You”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”, and “Twilight Time.” One of the most successful vocal, rock and roll groups of all time, today's Platters also perform multiple decades of hits with an exciting audience-pleasing show. The Platters legendary harmonies bring joy to the holiday season with an incredible show of traditional Christmas…

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The Platters: Very Merry Christmas Show
December 13 @ 7:30 pm
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The legend continues with the one and the only -- The Platters®. The legendary Rock, Vocal and Grammy Halls of Fame group boasts 40 charted hits like “Only You”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”, and “Twilight Time.” One of the most successful vocal, rock and roll groups of all time, today's Platters also perform multiple decades of hits with an exciting audience-pleasing show. The Platters legendary harmonies bring joy to the holiday season with an incredible show of traditional Christmas…

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The Nutcracker
December 20 @ 7:30 pm

A Holiday Season crown jewel!  Especially designed for families, this seasoned production develops themes of generosity, non-violence, and responsibility through the timeless tale of Clara’s fantastic voyage to the Land of the Sugarplum Fairy with her magical godfather, Drosselmeyer. The Continental Ballet Company’s Nutcracker has toured throughout Minnesota, and is a beloved annual tradition at the Sheldon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0pZdtVCYgI

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C Willi Myles Home for the Holidays
December 28 @ 7:30 pm

“Face hurting funny from start to finish!” – NUMC Foundation We all need some laughter for the holidays and in the midst of Minnesota winter! A veteran performer and an extremely funny guy, C. Willi Myles has the gift of connecting people with each other through humor and storytelling that everyone can relate to. After surviving his childhood growing up with nine sisters and one brother in Alabama, Willi moved to Minnesota to attend college and play football. With his…

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New Year’s Eve with Monroe Crossing
December 31 @ 7:30 pm

"one of the premiere bluegrass bands in the state" - MN Original, Twin Cities Public Television Named in honor of Bill Monroe, Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and heartfelt originals. Their airtight harmonies, razor sharp arrangements, and on-stage rapport make them audience favorites across the United States and Canada. Since the year 2000, Monroe Crossing has released 13 CDs and a live concert DVD and has made more than 1500 concert appearances…

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The Emperor’s New Clothes
January 11 @ 3:00 pm
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Written and conceived by Jim Caron and Matt Loehrke Music and Lyrics by Jim Caron, Michael McGill, Greg Boris, Amy Ellis The Missoula Children’s Theatre presents The Emperor’s New Clothes, an original adaptation of the classic tale. “Dress for success” is good advice that the Emperor takes whole-heartedly, wanting to impress new friends. But where to stop? When the clothes (and other people’s opinions) become more important than the people of the kingdom, trouble brews. To help their beloved Emperor…

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The Emperor’s New Clothes
January 11 @ 5:30 pm
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Written and conceived by Jim Caron and Matt Loehrke Music and Lyrics by Jim Caron, Michael McGill, Greg Boris, Amy Ellis The Missoula Children’s Theatre presents The Emperor’s New Clothes, an original adaptation of the classic tale. “Dress for success” is good advice that the Emperor takes whole-heartedly, wanting to impress new friends. But where to stop? When the clothes (and other people’s opinions) become more important than the people of the kingdom, trouble brews. To help their beloved Emperor…

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Red Wing High School Musical
January 23 @ 7:30 pm
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Red Wing High School students show the community just how talented they are with their annual musical production. Past productions include Hello Dolly!, The Addams Family, Annie, Singin' in the Rain, and Phantom of the Opera.  

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Red Wing High School Musical
January 24 @ 7:30 pm
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Red Wing High School students show the community just how talented they are with their annual musical production. Past productions include Hello Dolly!, The Addams Family, Annie, Singin' in the Rain, and Phantom of the Opera.  

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Red Wing High School Musical
January 25 @ 7:30 pm
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Red Wing High School students show the community just how talented they are with their annual musical production. Past productions include Hello Dolly!, The Addams Family, Annie, Singin' in the Rain, and Phantom of the Opera.  

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Red Wing High School Musical
January 26 @ 3:00 pm
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Red Wing High School students show the community just how talented they are with their annual musical production. Past productions include Hello Dolly!, The Addams Family, Annie, Singin' in the Rain, and Phantom of the Opera.  

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Leo Kottke
February 1 @ 7:30 pm

“guitarist who plays like two…his fingerpicking is a beautiful machine.” – New York Times Kottke is a master of guitar, a beloved Minnesota performance personality, and a fixture at the Sheldon. His unique performances showcase his virtuosic playing as well as his quirky humor. After recording more than 40 albums over four decades, Kottke is known across the nation for his impressive body of work and a simply stunning fingerpicking style that has won him two Grammy nominations. His sound…

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Monica Bill Barnes and Company Happy Hour
February 7 @ 6:30 pm
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“…breaks all the rules of theater.” – DC Metro “Like all good happy hours, this one has plentiful munchies and libations. And like the best ones, it offers abundant laughter.” – The New York Times This immersive dance-theater show finds the cringe-worthy humor and life-changing pathos in an after work get-together. Two men, played by women, attempt to bluster and seduce their way through an office party, with hilarious and poignant results. It's a subversive move, leading audiences to question…

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Monica Bill Barnes and Company Happy Hour
February 7 @ 8:30 pm
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“…breaks all the rules of theater.” – DC Metro “Like all good happy hours, this one has plentiful munchies and libations. And like the best ones, it offers abundant laughter.” – The New York Times This immersive dance-theater show finds the cringe-worthy humor and life-changing pathos in an after work get-together. Two men, played by women, attempt to bluster and seduce their way through an office party, with hilarious and poignant results. It's a subversive move, leading audiences to question…

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Monica Bill Barnes and Company Happy Hour
February 8 @ 6:30 pm
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One event on February 8 at 8:30 pm

“…breaks all the rules of theater.” – DC Metro “Like all good happy hours, this one has plentiful munchies and libations. And like the best ones, it offers abundant laughter.” – The New York Times This immersive dance-theater show finds the cringe-worthy humor and life-changing pathos in an after work get-together. Two men, played by women, attempt to bluster and seduce their way through an office party, with hilarious and poignant results. It's a subversive move, leading audiences to question…

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Monica Bill Barnes and Company Happy Hour
February 8 @ 8:30 pm
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“…breaks all the rules of theater.” – DC Metro “Like all good happy hours, this one has plentiful munchies and libations. And like the best ones, it offers abundant laughter.” – The New York Times This immersive dance-theater show finds the cringe-worthy humor and life-changing pathos in an after work get-together. Two men, played by women, attempt to bluster and seduce their way through an office party, with hilarious and poignant results. It's a subversive move, leading audiences to question…

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Minnesota Sinfonia w/ Maestro Jay Fishman and special guest Loren Fishman on piano
February 9 @ 7:00 pm

“…the Sinfonia’s performances are easily on par with that of any major Minnesota ensemble.” – Minneapolis Star Tribune A very special event at the Sheldon, this classical program features mixed repertoire including Mozart's Jupiter Symphony, Beethoven's Third piano concerto with guest soloist Loren Fishman, a new commission for the Sinfonia by a Minnesota composer, and The Great Gate of Kiev from Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, performed with local guest musicians. The Minnesota Sinfonia is a community-supported nonprofit orchestra with…

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Magic School Bus
February 11 @ 10:00 am

Music and Lyrics by Matthew Lee Robinson Book by Marshall Pailet When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip! But when rivalries both old and new threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must learn to pull together or risk getting forever lost in the solar system. Hop on the Magic School Bus for a ride in this new…

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The Second City Laughing for All the Wrong Reasons
February 14 @ 7:30 pm

"The entire recent tradition of American satire can be summed up in three words: The Second City." - New York Times “A temple of satire…” —TIME MAGAZINE Funny ‘cause it’s true. Look back and laugh. Too soon. The Second City is here to break all the comedy rules they made famous in this all-new, all-hilarious revue that will leave you laughing…and questioning your very existence on this lonely planet. Okay, maybe not questioning your existence–but you’re guaranteed to re-think everything…

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Golden Dragon Acrobats
February 23 @ 7:00 pm

“This unique cirque spectacular showcases traditional Chinese acrobats who dazzle with amazing feats of athleticism, daring heart-stopping stunts and the grace of their centuries-old art form.” – Broadway World “There is a precision and beauty about everything they do.” – The Washington Post The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than twenty-five centuries ago. The Golden Dragons are recognized throughout the United States and abroad as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company of…

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Aby Wolf: Champagne Confetti
February 29 @ 7:30 pm

“You’d be hard pressed to find a better songstress, or bear witness to a more dynamic performer.” – Rift Magazine An evening of new electro-acoustic works composed by Aby Wolf, in collaboration with Eric Mayson and Grant Cutler, and performed by a cast of renowned musicians as comfortable in experimentation as virtuosity. Blurring the lines between ambient neo-minimalism, chamber music, and electro-R&B, Champagne Confetti delivers a gateway from near-silent meditation to full harmonic abundance, experienced as a union of sonic…

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Travelin’ McCourys
March 6 @ 7:30 pm

Honoring the genre’s tradition and driving it forward, their innovative style of bluegrass won them the 2019 Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album. From a source deep, abundant, and pure the river flows. It’s there on the map, marking place and time. Yet, the river changes as it remains a constant, carving away at the edges, making new pathways, gaining strength as it progresses forward. The Travelin’ McCourys are that river. The McCoury brothers- Ronnie (mandolin) and Rob (banjo) - were…

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Ragamala Dance Company: Sacred Earth
March 8 @ 7:00 pm

“soulful, imaginative and rhythmically contagious.” - New York Times “a visionary approach to an ancient art form.” - Dance Magazine Sacred Earth explores the interconnectedness between human emotions and the environment that shapes them. Accompanied by live music, the dancers create a sacred space to honor the divinity in the natural world and the sustenance we derive from it. Inspired by the philosophies behind the ephemeral arts of Kolam and Warli painting and the Tamil Sangam literature of India, Sacred…

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Seven
March 13 @ 7:30 pm

Seven women give voice to the voiceless. A riveting documentary play. “SEVEN emphasizes the truth that the dignity and rights of women are essential to every culture around the globe.” – Audiofile Magazine SEVEN is a riveting play, performed in radio drama style, by seven female writers based on personal interviews with seven remarkable women who faced life-threatening obstacles before bringing heroic changes to their home countries of Pakistan, Nigeria, Ireland, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Russia and Cambodia. Playwrights Carol K. Mack…

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Trinity Irish Dance Company
March 20 @ 7:30 pm

“Impossibly complex” — The New York Times “Irresistible” — Dance Magazine You've never seen Irish dance quite like this before! This international, critically acclaimed, touring company takes Ireland's vibrant and longstanding traditional dance form and fuses it with brilliant elements of American movement innovation. The result is a dazzling evening that fills the stage with hard-driving percussive power, lightning-fast agility and aerial grace. It's smart and worldly, yet wildly accessible. Trinity Irish Dance celebrates Irish culture through vibrant rhythms, refreshing…

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Backstage Briefs: A sweet suite of short shows
March 27
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For women’s history month 2020, Phoenix Theatre celebrates the Women’s Vote Centennial, marking the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment with a collection of women led, no fuss, brief theatricals. Tune in for titles, times, and ticket information for what will be a theatrical playground for all to enjoy.

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Backstage Briefs: A sweet suite of short shows
March 28
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For women’s history month 2020, Phoenix Theatre celebrates the Women’s Vote Centennial, marking the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment with a collection of women led, no fuss, brief theatricals. Tune in for titles, times, and ticket information for what will be a theatrical playground for all to enjoy.

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Backstage Briefs: A sweet suite of short shows
March 29
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For women’s history month 2020, Phoenix Theatre celebrates the Women’s Vote Centennial, marking the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment with a collection of women led, no fuss, brief theatricals. Tune in for titles, times, and ticket information for what will be a theatrical playground for all to enjoy.

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Strings, Winds and Brass
April 3 @ 7:30 pm

The music of Minnesota State College Southeast! The college’s talented students (and a handful of employees) venture downtown to perform this annual showcase featuring Strings, Winds & Brass.

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The New Standards & Guests: Score!
April 4 @ 7:30 pm

“What a terrific combo. Everything they do is a surprise.” – Greil Marcus, rock critic The stellar Minnesota-based trio with a global following, The New Standards, are joined by a big band and an incomparable mix of musical friends, as they bring you songs and themes from their favorite cult and classic film scores, presented with flair and filtered through their inimitable style. Garnish with a bruised sprig of mint. Started as Minneapolis based musicians and friends Chan Poling (piano),…

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Air Play
April 17 @ 7:00 pm
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“Making magic out of thin air”  - New York Times “A joy from start to finish” – Sydney Morning Herald “AIR PLAY holds the whole audience in the palm of its outstretched hand. A winning combination of visually stunning sculptures and cheeky but heartfelt storytelling that keeps both adults and children enthralled.” –British Theatre Guide A breathtaking homage to the power of air. Flying umbrellas, larger-than-life balloons, giant fabrics floating over the audience, and the biggest snow globe you’ve ever…

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Air Play
April 18 @ 7:00 pm
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“Making magic out of thin air”  - New York Times “A joy from start to finish” – Sydney Morning Herald “AIR PLAY holds the whole audience in the palm of its outstretched hand. A winning combination of visually stunning sculptures and cheeky but heartfelt storytelling that keeps both adults and children enthralled.” –British Theatre Guide A breathtaking homage to the power of air. Flying umbrellas, larger-than-life balloons, giant fabrics floating over the audience, and the biggest snow globe you’ve ever…

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Triple Espresso
April 24 @ 3:00 pm
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"A triple jolt of inspired craziness … crackles with an energy and spirit of infectious fun!”— Los Angeles Times “the funniest thing on six legs” – The London Theatre News Triple Espresso—a highly caffeinated comedy shines the spotlight on three hilarious performers as they reminisce about their ill-fated big break. Triple Espresso tells the story of three guys whose bid for showbiz fame and fortune ended in 4-minutes of magnificent failure on national television. Hugh Butternut, Buzz Maxwell, and Bobby…

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Triple Espresso
April 24 @ 7:30 pm
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"A triple jolt of inspired craziness … crackles with an energy and spirit of infectious fun!”— Los Angeles Times “the funniest thing on six legs” – The London Theatre News Triple Espresso—a highly caffeinated comedy shines the spotlight on three hilarious performers as they reminisce about their ill-fated big break. Triple Espresso tells the story of three guys whose bid for showbiz fame and fortune ended in 4-minutes of magnificent failure on national television. Hugh Butternut, Buzz Maxwell, and Bobby…

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Sheldon Theatre Brass Band: Spring Concert
April 25 @ 7:30 pm

Dedicated to preserving and advancing the British Brass Band tradition, this group of regional musicians follows their passion for brass and percussion to create two annual concert favorites as part of the Sheldon’s homegrown series of events. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6PfmPI8nvA

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Rumours and Dreams: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute
May 2 @ 7:30 pm

Fans of Fleetwood Mac or 70’s melodic rock won’t want to miss this incredible tribute. The show features singer-songwriter Pamela McNeill who according to a recent Minneapolis Star Tribune article “could stand in for Stevie Nicks” as well as Minnesota Music Hall of Fame recipient Mary Jane Alm performing Christine McVie’s pop hits, and the dynamic Jeff Engholm as Lindsay Buckingham. With a song list compiled of Fleetwood Mac’s most well-loved songs, delivered passionately by an incredible nine-piece band this…

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Words & Music by Dan Wilson
May 16 @ 7:30 pm

“Words & Music by Dan Wilson” is an evening of songs and stories which pulls back the curtain on the art of songwriting and the creative process. Between stripped down renditions of modern-day classics he has written on his own and with collaborators including Adele, Dixie Chicks, and Carole King, among many others, Grammy winning singer-songwriter, producer, and Semisonic front man Dan Wilson shares his insights into writing and tells the stories behind the songs, including some of his most…

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