Arts & Performance

LaValle Jazz Cats

Come to another fantastic performance in the park. The LaValle Jazz Cats will be performing a selection of pieces for the night’s show. For a date night or a family outing, this concert in the park fits the bill—with great tunes and a chance for restless kiddos to run off some energy. Free. 7 p.m. Central Park Amphitheater, 8595 Central Park Place; ci.woodbury.mn.us.

Woodbury High School Cabaret - Destination

Make the cabaret show your destination this May with dinner and a musical show. The Woodbury High School Choirs will take you on a journey while you enjoy your evening.  This annual event’s theme this year is Destination. $15 per person for dinner and stage show (reservations needed); 6 p.m. $8 adults, $6 students for stage show only; 7:30 p.m. Woodbury High School, 2665 Woodlane Drive; 651.768.4400; sowasho.k12.mn.us.

East Ridge Jazz at The Loft

East Ridge Jazz @ The Loft is the hottest ticket in town! In its’ second year, this annual event, being held this year on Friday, April 10th at East Ridge High School, features performances by East Ridges own JAZZ I and JAZZ II jazz bands, along with a fantastic headliner new this year, the Red Rock Swing Band.  

Woodbury Ice Show

The Woodbury Skating Club hosts its 19th annual ice show featuring a theme of “a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll.” The ice performers are as young as three and four, and vary in ages to adults. The club’s graduating seniors will be the highlight of the show, as it is their going away performance. $6 adults, $5 students, children under 4 free. 7:30 p.m. April 24, 11 a.m. April 25. Bielenberg Sports Center, 4125 Radio Drive; 651.714.3740.

The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde’s “trivial comedy for serious people” is coming to Woodbury as the Woodbury Community Theatre is proud to present this famous play. Come prepared to be thoroughly entertained as you watch the confusion and chaos erupt when two men both use the identity of fictitious Earnest in order to escape the social burdens of their lives. $15 adults, $10 children and students. $12 seniors. 7 p.m. Black Box Theater, East Ridge High School, 4200 Pioneer Drive.

The Illusionists

When it comes to magic, there’s a huge variety of artists and acts—grand illusionists, card tricksters, acrobats and more. It’s not often, however, that one show covers the whole gamut. But this month, seven world-renowned illusionists come together to create a spectacular and diverse showcase of unbelievable feats. It’s a critically acclaimed performance that Australian Stage calls “a magical, mystery, tour de force.” All ages. $33–$110. 7 p.m. Additional 2 p.m. performances on March 28 and 29. Ordway Center for Performing Arts, 345 Washington St., St.

The Manchurian Candidate

Start with a decorated American soldier, throw in a dash of brainwashing, a few pinches of dastardly schemes plus a beautifully scored opera, and what do you get? The world premiere of The Manchurian Candidate, performed by the Minnesota Opera this month. Based on the novel by Richard Condon, the opera follows soldier Raymond Shaw as he is brainwashed into becoming a ruthless assassin against the U.S. government. Will his fellow soldier be able to stop him before the end of this heart-pounding thriller? Formal opera attire is not required at this performance. $25–$200. Times vary.

Pentatonix: On My Way Home Tour

You might have seen some viral YouTube videos of this stellar a cappella quintet known as Pentatonix; the most popular are their Daft Punk remix, holiday songs and “The Evolution of Music.” Join Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado, Avi Kaplan and Kevin Olusola as they celebrate their fourth album in one year to debut in the top ten on Billboard’s charts. $29.50–$59.50. 8 p.m.

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