We’ve all had those moments during the long frigid winter where we closed our eyes and pictured a balmy evening spent listening to strands of live music melt into the warm summer breeze. It helped us survive the cold (and yes, despite our moments of doubt, we did), and now the fun is finally beginning.
Arts & Performance
Watoto is thrilled to present a brand new choir tour Beautiful Africa: A New Generation. With vibrant, original African music; dance routines; life-transforming stories, the tour is indicative of the new generation of leaders emerging out of Watoto.
Take in dinner and a show, courtesy of the Woodbury High School choir. This talented group of teens will perform their annual cabaret dinner and stage show. This year’s theme is Totally 80s. Dinner show $15/person, stage show $5 students, $7 adults. 6 p.m. dinner show May 20 and 21, 7:30 p.m. stage show May 20-22. Woodbury High School, 2665 Woodlane Drive; 651.768.4400; sowashco.k12.mn.us
The MacPhail Center for Music presents “Water Makes Music,” an opportunity for tots to learn through musical play. The theme of the program is water: oceans, rivers, lakes and even water creatures. Guide your tot’s imagination and explore water and rhythm together. Limit 20 people. Registration required. For kids ages 0-5. Free. 1 p.m. R.H. Stafford Library, 8595 Central Park Place; 651.731.1320 co.washington.mn.us
A dream is a wish your heart makes. Make the dreams of the devoted princess fan in your life come true in early May at the Loft Stage. The East Ridge High School’s finest performers put on a show sure to delight with a sense of wonder and pluck. 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday. 651.768.2334.
In 2006, South Washington County Schools founded its orchestra program with 225 fourth and fifth grade students, which has since expanded. The fall of 2010 marked the first year the program was offered in all three high schools. The first orchestra students will graduate in June 2014, and the orchestra program is celebrating with a districtwide festival. Celebrate the program’s success. 651.458.6300.
Watch Woodbury’s finest figure skaters glide across the ice in matchless routines. Beginners, veterans, young and old, are invited to participate and showcase their prowess. This year’s theme, “Flash Back,” spotlights different eras, styles and music. 651.714.3583.
“Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don’t shoot their husbands.” Jump into the inventive mind of Elle Woods with Park High School’s take on the critically praised musical about a young woman who attempts, and succeeds, to defy the stigma against blonde hair by enrolling at Harvard Law School. Check the website for performance dates and times. 651.768.3700.
It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing. Swing and sing along to the Roseville Big Band in the city of Woodbury’s Performances in the Park winter series. The band is a 19-piece swing band led by director Glen Newton. 651.714.3583.
Imagine a scenario in which an album spinning on a turntable inspires a musical theater fan to dream up his own plot. Presented by Woodbury Community Theatre, The Drowsy Chaperone showcases a starlet on the Broadway scene attempting to find and keep her true love. 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays. 651.200.4610.