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Since the doors to the Paramount Theatre reopened on September 25, 1998, it has truly lived up to the vision of being a showcase for central Minnesota. It serves as a venue for local, regional, and national performers and is a landmark in downtown St. Cloud. The Paramount has become a destination for audiences from central Minnesota and beyond, and it has played a significant role in local economic development.
As you have likely heard, the seats in the Theatre are in need of replacement. They are used up to 60,000 times per year, and the new seats are anticipated to have a life of about 50 years. The total cost of this upgrade is $400,000, and the City of St. Cloud has committed to pay for one-half of the cost of this project up to $200,000. The Paramount Arts Resource Trust (PART), the non-profit organization that operates the Theatre, is responsible for raising the balance of $200,000.
PART is launching the “Take Your Seat … For Act II!” campaign in order to secure sponsors for the new seats. The PART Board of Directors has reached 100 percent participation in this effort and is now extending the call to action to Paramount Theatre supporters.
Visit paramountarts.org/seats for details about how you can be a part of this worthwhile endeavor by sponsoring one or more seats to commemorate yourself, your family, your business, or someone else of your choosing. What a wonderful and unique gift!
On behalf of the City, PART, and all of the people who have worked so hard to make the Paramount Theatre the huge success that it is, we invite you to step forward and “Take Your Seat … For Act II!”
GREAT Theatre Company Presents
January 30-February 15
Adult: $28, Senior(60+)/Group/Military/Educator: $22, Student: $18
Friday, January 30th at 7:30pm
Saturday, January 31st at 7:30pm
Sunday, February 1st at 2:00pm
Friday, February 6th at 7:30pm
Saturday, February 7th at 7:30pm (ASL Performance)
Sunday, February 8th at 2:00pm
Friday, February 13th at 7:30pm
Saturday, February 14th at 7:30pm
Sunday, February 15th at 2:00pm
Come and meet this weird and wonderful family as they come to devilishly delightful life. We’ll leave the lights off for you. Recommended for ages 13+.
Gallery Saint Germain Presents
January 21 – February 28
Paramount Gallery Saint Germain is proud to present Captivating Clay, a juried statewide ceramics competition. Captivating Clay runs January 21 – February 28th with a reception on Friday, January 23rd from 6-8pm. Ceramic Artists from all over the state submitted images for consideration. Artists to be included in the exhibition were chosen by Sarah Millfelt, Executive Director at the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis.
Artists included are: Richard Wehrs – Best of Show, Craig Edwards – 1st Place, Peder Hegland – 2nd Place, Gene Tokheim – 3rd Place, Karlee Holets, Kordula Coleman, Lizzi Feldhege, Jack Banker, Kyle Badger, Jeff Burger, Bill Gossman, Christine Condon, Mary Wolke, Brad Wegscheid, Katie Webster, Darrel Trulson, Michael Stowell, Kathleen Wellik and Lisa Carlson. Gallery Saint Germain is supported by the McKnight Foundation.
This event is free and open to the public Wednesday – Friday 11am – 5pm and Saturdays 10am-2pm
Gallery Saint Germain is located at 912 West St Germain, across the street from the Paramount in the Regency Building