Arts & Performance

Uh-Oh, Here Comes Christmas!

Woodbury-based East Metro Symphony Orchestra (EMSO), in collaboration with Applause Community Theatre (ACT), is pleased to present Uh-Oh, Here Comes Christmas!, a musical concert featuring excerpts from the play by David Caldwell and Ernest Zulia. The performance will be held Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 2499 Helen Street North, North St. Paul, MN.  Admission to this concert is free.  Donations in support of the orchestra’s work in the community are always appreciated.

MacPhail Free Family Music Series: Sensory Friendly Concert

Sing, Play, Learn! with MacPhail® presents its first Sensory Friendly concert for children of all abilities, including those on the autism spectrum and with sensory sensitivities. As part of the Free Family Music Series, this program will include:


See SIX at the Ordway before it heads to Broadway!

 “A total blast! It’s as much a Beyoncé-style pop-concert as theatre… Go Queens!”
Chicago Tribune

“Delivers pure entertainment… wickedly smart lyrics.”
The New York Times

Divorced, beheaded, died; divorced, beheaded, survived. All this time, they’ve been just one word in a stupid rhyme—so they picked up a pen and a microphone. History’s about to get overthrown.

The Last Ship

Broadway Series, Ordway Music Theater

“Heartbreaking, uplifting, intimate, and universal.”
— The Stage

Acclaimed musical The Last Ship, featuring original music and lyrics by multiple Grammy Award winner Sting, will be at the Ordway for a limited engagement beginning April 8, 2020 as part of 2019–2020 Broadway at the Ordway.

The Color Purple

Direct from Broadway

The Color Purple is the 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic has conquered Broadway in an all-new “ravishingly reconceived production that is a glory to behold” (The New York Times).

With a soul-raising, Grammy-winning score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, The Color Purple gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story.

Once on This Island

Direct from Broadway

Music. Fire. Rain. Passion. And that’s just the opening number.

“What a delight it is to enter the world of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND!” raves The New York Times.

Winner of the 2018 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND is the sweeping, universal tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl in search of her place in the world, and ready to risk it all for love. Guided by the mighty island gods, Ti Moune sets out on a remarkable journey to reunite with the man who has captured her heart.

Brian Lutterman, Award-Winning Author at Woodbury Barnes & Noble

Meet the very popular, award-winning author Brian Lutterman at Woodbury Barnes & Noble on Saturday, December 7th, where he will be signing copies of his latest novel Nightfall. Lutterman, a former trial and corporate attorney, writes cutting-edge corporate thrillers. Nightfall is the latest in his Pen Wilkinson series, which also includes Downfall, Windfall and Freefall.

Art in the Park

Artwork, neighbors, holiday gifts and perpetual warm weather: What could be better? The Central Park Art Fair combines all of these delightful early-winter things, and it’s the perfect place to kick off your holiday shopping. Local artists showcase their wares—including paintings, pottery and more—so you can be assured that your finds are one-of-a-kind. And of course, take the opportunity stroll around Central Park and enjoy the (year-round!) greenery and soothing water features, which can help us outlast another snowy winter to come.   

The Phantom of the Opera

The iconic musical opened for the first time in 1986 London and now is coming to Minneapolis. At the Orpheum Theatre, you can experience the story of Christine and the Phantom in person. Bring your family and friends to this beautiful and classic show.


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