Arts & Performance

MacPhail Spotlight Series: Pranksters and Protagonists

Join us for some of the most vivid storytelling in classical music: the lively scenery of the age-old commedia dell’arte (Suite Italienne), select adventures of a medieval German prankster (Till Eulenspiegel), and the fateful encounter between a soldier and the devil (The Soldier’s Tale). Evocative melodies and rhythms drive the narrative throughout this colorful program.

We are pleased to welcome renowned actor Raye Birk, narrating The Soldier’s Tale.

Cantus Vocal Ensemble: When I Grow Up

From childhood to adulthood, Cantus reflects on the cycle of life; exploring themes of adolescence, companionship, parenthood and morality. Exploring the path of self-realization, When I Grow Up considers how we become who we are.

All ages. $10-32, 11 a.m.

Colonial Church

6200 Colonial Way, Edina

952.925.2711

cantussings.org

Children’s Theatre Company’s World Premiere of The Hobbit

Experience an epic journey of unlikely hero Bilbo Baggins in an on-stage adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s beloved novel. Follow Bilbo’s magically mystical adventure over freezing mountains and frightening forests and even meet a variety of fierce creatures along the way.

All ages. Prices vary.

Children’s Theatre Company

2400 3rd Ave. S., Mpls

612.874.0400

childrenstheatre.org

Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical

Follow the successes and struggles of Rosemary Clooney’s jazz singing career from the 50’s to her comeback in 70’s and beyond. Minneapolis director Eric Morris promises not a typical jukebox musical and will feature many of the jazz great’s most popular songs.

Ages 6 and up. $30–$40. Times vary.

Old Log Theater

5185 Medville St., Excelsior

952.474.5951

oldlog.com

4th Annual Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes

CHALKFEST AT ARBOR LAKES RETURNS!

Maple Grove Is the Canvas for EVEN MORE High-Profile Chalk Artists from Across the Globe!

Professionals and amateurs gather on Main Street Arbor Lakes to compete and cover the streets in art

WHAT: 4th Annual Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes

Kenwood Symphony Presents Prokofiev, Dvorak and Mozart

Kenwood Symphony Orchestra presents a free concert featuring 2 piano soloists as well as a full length symphony. Dr. Corey Hamm, who is also a professor of Piano at the University of British Columbia, will perform Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No.3. 15-year-old Mae Monette, winner of the 2019 Minnesota Music Teachers Forum Mozart Competition, will also be featured, performing Movement 1 of Mozart Piano Concerto No. 22. To round out the program, the orchestra will perform Dvorak's Symphony No. 8.

MacPhail Spotlight Series: Fanny and Felix

Catch a glimpse of the Mendelssohn household in the early 1800s: the two oldest children, Fanny and Felix, were equally brilliant, talented, and educated by the greatest music teachers of the day. And yet, Felix was supported to become a leading musician of his age, while Fanny was strongly discouraged from pursuing a musical career. This program is dedicated to Fanny’s life and the astounding quality and range of her compositions.

Actress Jennifer Baldwin Peden will read from letters and contemporary accounts highlighting Fanny’s life and her close relation to her brother.

Potted Potter

This New York hit condenses all seven Harry Potter books into 70 minutes of pure fun, with all your favorite characters, dragons, songs and, of course, magic. Ages 6+. Prices vary. Times vary. Pantages Theatre, 710 Hennepin Ave., Mpls.; 612.455.9500;

Periphery – The Student Sit-ins of 1960

The Youth Performance Company acts out the story of four young African-Americans in North Carolina in 1960. It’s well known that lunch counters are for white people only, but these four decide to sit there and start a movement that changes history. Recommended for 4th grade and up. $7-$15. Times vary. Howard Conn Performing Arts Center, 612.623.9080.

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