Refugia at The Guthrie Theater
Jun
11
1:00 PM13:00

Refugia at The Guthrie Theater

A relevant and evocative world premiere 

From the internationally renowned ensemble the Moving Company (core members of the former Theatre de la Jeune Lune), comes Refugia, a riveting investigation of the lives of those who find themselves navigating life’s margins at the crossroads of transition. Composed of interconnected chapters and conveyed through music, movement, language and video, this world premiere – developed by the Guthrie – explores exile, borders and the displacement of peoples now and throughout time. At once funny and poetic, cinematic and theatrical, Refugia is a vital new work not to be missed.

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The Moving Company presents Liberty Falls 54321 at the Lab Theater
Jan
5
to Feb 5

The Moving Company presents Liberty Falls 54321 at the Lab Theater

Liberty Rose Johnson from Liberty Falls, Wisconsin is having a big birthday! Oh my heavens. Who knew?  So, of course, the civil residents of Liberty Falls, pop. 958, right off Highway 47, and just up Constitution Creek, are planning a big old get together, to honor their legendary local centenarian.  They've got all sorts of festivities in mind -- songs and speeches, a cavalcade of distinguished dignitaries, and cake!  But, gosh darn-it -- things don't go quite as planned.  Didn't see that comin'!

Join THE MOVING COMPANY for an Operatic Comedy, loaded up with lots of laughs, lots of singing , and a whole bunch of heart.

Directed by Dominique Serrand and featuring the talents of Heidi Bakke, Christina Baldwin, Jennifer Baldwin Peden, Steven Epp, Nathan Keepers, Dom wooten and Gabriel Murphy.

Performances: Thurs - Sun, 7:30p

Previews: Jan 5 & 6 

Opening night: January 7th!

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THE OLDEST BOY at The Jungle Theater
Nov
4
to Dec 18

THE OLDEST BOY at The Jungle Theater

A moving and delightful exploration of love and letting go by one of today's most celebrated playwrights. The story centers around an American mother whose young son is believed to be the reincarnation of a high Buddhist Lama. When Tibetan monks arrive unexpectedly, asking to take her child away for a life of spiritual training in India, she and her Tibetan husband must make a life-altering choice that will test their faith and their hearts.

NOVEMBER 4 – DECEMBER 18

by Sarah Ruhl
directed by Sarah Rasmussen
featuring Christina Baldwin, Masanari Kawahara,
Michael Sung-Ho, and Eric Sharp

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Tuesday – Thursday 8:00pm
Friday – Saturday 8:30pm
Sunday 2:00pm & 7:30pm

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CALENDAR GIRLS at Park Square Theatre
Jun
17
to Jul 24

CALENDAR GIRLS at Park Square Theatre

When Annie’s husband dies of leukemia, she and her friends set out to raise funds for a local charity — by posing for a calendar completely in the buff. Positioned behind strategically placed flower arrangements, cakes, and knitting projects, the women discover the beauty within themselves and one another. When news of the women’s hilarious venture spreads like wildfire, the women find themselves exposed in ways they hadn’t anticipated, and they reach for a new level of understanding and friendship that will carry them through all the days to come. “…in the great good cause of cheering us up in hard times, Calendar Girls is just the ticket.” — Telegraph

“This is my favorite kind of play because it celebrates how deliciously human we are while also revealing how incredibly generous we can be when one of our own is in need of hope.” —Mary Finnerty, Director

 

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The Baldwin Sisters at Everwood Farmstead
May
21
7:00 PM19:00

The Baldwin Sisters at Everwood Farmstead

Sisters Christina Baldwin and Jennifer Baldwin Peden are among the most talented of the Twin Cities classical artists. Their easy partnership infuses grace, beauty and humor into songs and storytelling. This rare, intimate evening in the barn will bring them back to their farm roots mixing soaring arias with natural bird songs and buzzing bees. If you’ve never experienced opera before, there couldn’t be a better introduction.

Purchase tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2533183

Learn more about Everwood Farmstead Foundation here: http://www.everwoodfarmstead.com/#!the-foundation/c5bc

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The Fantasticks
Apr
8
to Apr 19

The Fantasticks

This spring, we are preparing a fully-staged production, in the Nautilus studio, of THE FANTASTICKS, by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt. This beloved piece tells the tale of two fathers trying to maneuver their children into a marriage to protect them from the world. Of course, hilarity ensues, as romance and reality combine to present a poignant portrait of life's challenges.

To re-frame this classic, the young lovers will be played by Wendy Lehr and Gary Briggle, and their fathers played by Christina Baldwin and Jennifer Baldwin Peden. Additional cast members will be announced soon, and a good time will be had by all!

 

https://www.givemn.org/organization/Nautilus-Music-Theater

 

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Mar
14
to Mar 15

Nautilus ROUGH CUTS

Nautilus ROUGH CUTS: FANTASTICKS and FACE

Monday, March 14th @ 7:30 pm at at Nautilus in St Paul

Tuesday, March 15th @ 7:30 pm at Walker Church in Minneapolis

 

Excerpts from our upcoming production of THE FANTASTICKS, by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt; with Christina Baldwin, Gary Briggle, Bill Gilness, Wendy Lehr, and Jennifer Baldwin Peden, with musical direction by Jerry Rubino

Also excerpts from EVERYTHING LOOKS LIKE A FACE, a new theatrical song cycle by Elizabeth Alexander and Anne Bertram, with KrisAnne Weiss and Eric Morris, with musical direction by Greg Thiesen!

As always, free cookies and milk are served, and seating is limited: For reservations, message us on Facebook, call 651-298-9913, or e-mail us at staff@nautilusmusictheater.org

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Bethlehem Music Series: Concert with Sotto Voce Tuba Quartet (FREE CONCERT)
Feb
21
4:00 PM16:00

Bethlehem Music Series: Concert with Sotto Voce Tuba Quartet (FREE CONCERT)

Bridge is a large, three-movement “mini-requiem” for tuba/euphonium quartet and countertenor (optional).  It was commissioned to memorialize the life of Brigita Hazners by her sons, Dainis and Maris. While this composition is very much a depiction of Bridge’s spirited life and ultimate struggle with a tremendously difficult and painful illness, the work is also meant to depict a portrayal of life itself.  The first movement, Lament, depicts the ugly characteristics of the world we live in and how we struggle to survive times of war, disease, famine, ignorance, and selfishness.  Conversely, the second movement, Spirit, depicts the supreme joy and relentless jubilation that comes with life on Earth.  The third movement, Invitation, deals with the contemplation of an afterlife or at least the transition from this life to the next.  The Latvian text in the first movement and third movements of the work are given by Brigita and her husband, respectively.  The first movement’s text by Bridge herself was written on her will and testament and loosely translates to:  “Years pass, desires abate, the pain in one’s breast shall cease.”  The third movement text comes from a Latvian folksong and was included in Bridge’s obituary by her husband and can be translated to:  “When God invites, then one must follow.”

-Mike Forbes
 

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DEAR WORLD with Ten Thousand Things Theater Company
Jan
14
to Feb 7

DEAR WORLD with Ten Thousand Things Theater Company

Dear World

Book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Lee
Based on "The Madwoman of Chaillot"
Music by Jerry Herman
January 14 – February 7, 2016

Guest directed by Sarah Rasmussen
Music direction by Peter Vitale

Featuring Christina Baldwin, Sheena Janson, JuCoby Johnson, Kris Nelson, Janet Paone, Thomasina Petrus, Shawn Vriezen and Fred Wagner

In Paris, a group of eccentrics and outcasts band together to thwart the plans of evil businessmen who are plotting to extract oil from the land under the city's streets and cafés. The play celebrates the power of unconventional outlooks that are unburdened by wealth or greed.

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PATTY AND THE BUTTONS TO PRESENT SECOND ANNUAL VINTAGE VAUDEVILLE SHOW AT THE HISTORIC HEIGHTS THEATER.
Nov
28
1:00 PM13:00

PATTY AND THE BUTTONS TO PRESENT SECOND ANNUAL VINTAGE VAUDEVILLE SHOW AT THE HISTORIC HEIGHTS THEATER.

Patty and The Buttons are pleased to announce the return of their annual Vaudeville show!  In the spirit of vaudeville performances from the first half of the 20th century, the show brings together the region's most talented performing artists in many different disciplines.  Patty and The Buttons will serve as  both the hot jazz house band and masters of ceremonies for the afternoon.  Presented at the immaculately restored Heights Theater in Columbia Heights, audiences are transported back to the days when the theater was built in 1926.   The vaudeville show also features house organist Harvey Gustafson and the theater's Mighty Wurlitzer organ.  Gustafson will play before the show and also accompany both musical artists and silent film shorts.  As part of Patty and The Buttons continuing commitment to the youth of America, all audience members under the age of 18 years are welcome to attend free of charge.  

 

SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMERS:

Christina Baldwin (Music of vaudeville starlets)

Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers (Country music duo)

Harvey Gustafson (Master of the MIGHTY Wurlitzer Organ)

Miss Molly (Tap dancing)

Pop Wagner (Cowboy arts)

Adam Kiesling (American folk music)

Liz Shacterle (Puppetry)

and silent film shorts with LIVE organ accompaniment!

 

DETAILS:

Saturday, November 28th, 2015

1pm  Matinee

 

The Historic Heights Theater

3951 Central Ave NE

Minneapolis, MN

 

$15 advance, $20 door

TICKETS: 

http://pattyandthebuttons.com or at the door

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THE MOVING COMPANY presents LIBERTY FALLS, 54321
Nov
23
1:00 PM13:00

THE MOVING COMPANY presents LIBERTY FALLS, 54321

Join THE MOVING COMPANY this holiday season for an Operatic Comedy, loaded up with lots of laughs, lots of singing, and a whole bunch of heart.

Liberty Rose Johnson from Liberty Falls, Wisconsin is turning 105! Oh my heavens. Who knew? So, of course, the civil residents of Liberty Falls, pop. 958, right off Highway 47, and just up Constitution Creek, are planning a big old get together, to honor their legendary local centenarian. They’ve got all sorts of festivities in mind — songs and speeches, a cavalcade of distinguisheddignitaries, and cake! But, gosh darn-it. — things don’t go quite as planned. Didn’t see that comin’!

Directed by Dominique Serrand and featuring the talents of Heidi Bakke, Dominique Wooten, Christina Baldwin, Steven Epp, Nathan Keepers, and Jennifer Baldwin Peden.

 

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RADIO HOUR with Vocal Essence
Mar
14
8:00 PM20:00

RADIO HOUR with Vocal Essence

Pre-Concert Conversation with composer Jake Heggie at 7 pm

Did you know that a radio could transport you to a different universe? With VocalEssence, anything is possible. Jake Heggie, one of the world’s most prominent composers of dramatic vocal music and composer of the opera Dead Man Walking, along with librettist Gene Scheer, have created a new theatrical production titled The Radio Hour which crosses Alice in Wonderland with the golden age of radio in a magical program about the power of singing to shape and give meaning to our lives. The precursor to the production will include a swinging salute to radio legend Fred Waring, “The Man Who Taught America How to Sing,” and other radio choral favorites, all on the home stage of A Prairie Home Companion.

VocalEssence Chorus & Ensemble Singers
Christina Baldwin, actor
Nikki Swoboda, director
Philip Brunelle, conductor

Additional performance on Sunday, March 15 at 4 pm

 

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Scandinavian Christmas with Minnesota Orchestra
Dec
19
to Dec 21

Scandinavian Christmas with Minnesota Orchestra

Nobody celebrates a Scandinavian Christmas better than the Minnesota Orchestra. Bundle up the whole family in your favorite Nordic sweaters for a delectable concert of warm Christmas cheer.

Special guests include Minnesota vocalists Christina Baldwin and Robb Asklof, button accordionist Patrick Harison, and two children’s choirs, all bringing you lovely music from Denmark, Sweden and Norway. The festivities extend beyond the stage with a sing-along, holiday treats in the lobby and the candlelit Santa Lucia procession. Don’t miss this magical Minnesota Orchestra tradition!

Two performances: 

Saturday, December 20 at 2pm

Sunday, December 21 at 7pm

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The Wild Swans
Nov
22
to Nov 23

The Wild Swans

A new composition by Sarah Miller, "The Wild Swans" is involves chamber orchestra, voice and dance to tell the fairytale.  Two family-friendly performances:

4:30pm at MacPhail, Saturday, November 22nd

6:00pm at The Southern, Sunday, November 23rd

 

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Jun
13
to Jun 21

From Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill - Skylark Opera

Music by Kurt Weill with text by Gene Lerner

A joyous, comic and moving celebration of Kurt Weill, one of the most extraordinary composers of the 20th century. This revue artfully mixes cabaret and commentary to tell Weill's story from his rise to fame in Germany with Three Penny Opera to his success on Broadway. "Mack the Knife" and "September Song" headline the fantastic selection of timeless hits.

At the E.M. Pearson Theatre, St. Paul, MN Friday June 13th, Thursday June 19th, Saturday June 21st, 2014, all at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday June 15, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

 

 

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Out of the Pan Into the Fire
Feb
7
to Mar 2

Out of the Pan Into the Fire

 

The Moving Company is excited to announce the return of their critically acclaimed show, Out of the Pan Into the Fire. OUT OF THE PAN INTO THE FIRE is an original work written by Steven Epp, Nathan Keepers and Dominique Serrand.

Out of the Pan Into the Fire uses the world of fairy tales as its jumping off point and features The Moving Company's signature physical imagery. With magic, music, and a contemporary narrative, Out of the Pan Into the Fire leads the audience to a place Grimm and grotesque, nasty and naive.

Out of the Pan Into the Fire features Christina Baldwin, Steven Epp and Nathan Keepers, with Justin Madel, and is directed by Dominique Serrand.

THE LAB THEATER

In the North Loop of Downtown Minneapolis

700 North 1st Street 
Minneapolis, MN 55401

http://www.thelabtheater.org/
(612) 333-7977


TICKETS ON SALE NOW

http://www.showclix.com/event/3795171

$15 - $25


DATES

February 7 - March 2, 2014
Thursdays through Sundays
7:30 PM

www.themovingco.org

 

 

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Broadway Songbook: George Gershwin
Jan
3
to Jan 5

Broadway Songbook: George Gershwin

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The Songbook team serenades you on the Ordway stage for an intimate, personal look into the stories behind the songs that created Broadway.

George Gershwin is one of the most acclaimed composers in the history of Broadway.  His compositions have been recorded by countless singers and musicians and they continue to be among the world’s favorite timeless standards.

In his short lifetime Gershwin wrote both popular and classical masterpieces including the orchestral sensation, THE RHAPSODY IN BLUE and the Opera, PORGY & BESS.

Hosted by James A. Rocco
Written by James A. Rocco and Jeffrey P. Scott
Musical Arrangements by Raymond Berg & Albert Evans

Cast has been announced: Raymond Berg, Christina Baldwin, Dieter Bierbrauer, Gary Briggle, Isabella Dawis, Jennifer Eckes, Joel Liestman, Ann Michels, Bryan D. Porter, Kersten Rodau, Therese Walth

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Gulliver Unravels: Kevin Kling & Chastity Brown
Nov
29
to Dec 1

Gulliver Unravels: Kevin Kling & Chastity Brown

Minnesota Public Radio is proud to present Gulliver Unravels: Kevin Kling & Chastity Brown. Renowned storyteller Kevin Kling and singer/songwriter Chastity Brown are creating a unique program that takes on the classic tale of Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift mixed with fact and fiction. The beautiful and funny program will be the perfect Thanksgiving weekend event as they examine stories from Kevin’s life and songs from Chastity’s repertoire including Irish folk. 


This holiday production is directed by winner Peter Rothstein and will include musical direction by Dan Chouinard as well Chastity Brown’s band, cellist Michelle Kinney and the singing and acting talents of Bradley Greenwald and Christina Baldwin. The evening will weave together songs and stories with the dynamic staging of two great artists coming together around a classic story made new with Kling’s unique take. Gulliver Unravels will entertain family members age 9 to 99. The program will be recorded and broadcast at later date. The show has been commissioned by MPR as part of Kevin Kling’s three-year-original-works-residency.

There will be an MPR Member Presale beginning Wednesday, September 11th at noon. Tickets will go on sale to the general public Friday, September 13th at noon. Tickets are $35.00. A $2.50 Facility Fee will be added to each ticket.

 

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Out of The Pan Into The Fire
May
3
to May 26

Out of The Pan Into The Fire

The MOVINGCOMPANY presents OUT OF THE PAN INTO THE FIRE, a new work by Steve Epp, Nathan Keepers and Dominique Serrand. Performed by Christina Baldwin, Steve Epp, Nathan Keepers and Sam Kruger. Directed by Dominique Serrand. 

It's a fairytale, but not one you've ever read before. It takes place in the days when wishing was still of some use, and also right now. A lot of stuff happens, like growing up, as in Out of the Pan Into the Fire. It's pretty damn funny, a little naive, and then it gets scary, a bit grotesque. Grimm, you might say, and kind of brutal, painful, like it makes your heart hurt a little. There isn't exactly a happy ending, but then nothing is exactly the way you might expect. It's OUT OF THE PAN INTO THE FIRE.

http://www.ticketworks.com/cgi-bin/order2/ticketworks/pages/event.php?Event=5169

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