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GREAT Theatre Presents
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
2019Fri, April 5th at 7:30PM Sat, April 6th at 2:00PM & 7:30PM Sun, April 7th at 2:00PM Fri, April 12th at 7:30PM Sat, April 13th at 2:00PM & 7:30PM Sun, April 14th at 2:00PM Thu, April 18 at 7:30PMFri, April 19th at 7:30PM Sat, April 20th at 2:00PM
Broadway musical for the entire family.
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Any dream will do as this irresistible story of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. The toe-tapping score is full of unforgettable songs, including “Any Dream Will Do,” “Close Every Door,” and “Go Go Go Joseph.” This is the show most requested by audiences to see again.
“The best kind of feel-good show, warm-hearted and irresistible.” – The Sunday Times, UK
Paramount Center for the Arts Presents
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 1:30PM & 7:00PM
The most popular and sought after big band in the world today returns to the Paramount stage! With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world.
“A band ought to have a sound all of its own. It ought to have a personality.” – Glenn Miller
Artist website: http://glennmillerorchestra.com
Minnesota Dance Ensemble presents
MN Dance Ensemble: A Real Boy
Friday, April 26, 20197:30PM
Join Minnesota Dance Ensemble as they share an adaptation of Carlo Collodi‘s beloved tales from The Adventures of Pinocchio series. The April 26th performance will take the much-loved marionette character through familiar anecdotes, underscoring themes of true and false friendship. For all that sincerely embrace their authentic selves, Minnesota Dance Ensemble offers a heartfelt portrayal of the idea that genuine love transforms. Even a toy can become a well-loved ‘real boy.’
Artist website: http://www.minnesotadanceensemble.com/
Saint Cloud Singing Saints
Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 7:30pm
The Saint Cloud Singing Saints are the St Cloud, Minnesota Chapter in the Land O’Lakes District of the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS). The chorus is made up of men from Central and Western Minnesota and Wisconsin; men from all walks of life in their 20s and older. The chorus was founded in 1968 and throughout their more than 40 years of harmony and fellowship, the St Cloud Singing Saints Barbershop Chorus has entertained and thrilled audiences all over Minnesota.
This year’s special guest is Midnight Croon. Coming together in early 2014, this foursome is musically inspired by the great crooners of our time. Michael Buble, Harry Connick Jr, Elvis Costello, k.d. Lang, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra – just to name a few – have shaped the musical style of this group.
Presented by Youth Chorale of Central MN
YCCM Masterworks: Jubilate Deo
Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 7:00pm
Each year YCCM commissions a new work from a prominent composer in choral music. Many of the compositions that YCCM has helped bring to life have gone on to be a part of national conventions, state and national honors choirs concerts, and selected published repertoire lists. More importantly, the yearly commissions have exposed young Central Minnesota singers to the process of creating new music. This has inspired YCCM singers, and motivated a few alumni to become composers themselves.
This year’s composer, Elaine Hagenberg, was chosen after hearing several critically acclaimed performances of her works at state and regional conventions in 2017 and early 2018. An educator and accomplished pianist, Elaine’s sound sense of harmonic structure and stunning piano settings were a natural fit for YCCM.
Elaine Hagenberg’s music “soars with eloquence and ingenuity” (ACDA Choral Journal). Her compositions have been awarded and performed by universities, community choirs, schools, and church choirs throughout the United States and abroad. Her music has been featured at All State festivals, national and regional American Choral Directors Association Conferences, the National Youth Choir at Carnegie Hall, the Melbourne International Choral Festival in Australia, International Children’s Choir Festival in Canterbury and London, as well as performances in South Africa and Asia.
With over forty commissioned works, she has composed new music for the American Choral Directors Association Women’s Choir consortium, colleges and universities, community choirs, and churches. She is currently the composer-in-residence for the Des Moines Choral Society and the Master Singers of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
In addition to composing, Elaine has been the clinician for conferences and festivals including the Heartland Youth Choir Meet the Composer Festival, Alleluia Conference- Baylor University, the upcoming Voices Unite Festival, Birmingham First Composer Festival, Savannah Sacred Music Festival, and the In Canto Mediterrano International Choral Festival in Milazzo, Italy.
Elaine’s compositions are published with Oxford University Press, Hal Leonard, G. Schirmer, Hinshaw Music, Beckenhorst Press, and Elaine Hagenberg Music.
Elaine’s composition for YCCM will premiere on April 28 at the YCCM Masterworks Concert.
Artist website: www.youthchorale.org
Patty Peterson Presents “Memories” – The Music of Barbra Streisand
Friday, May 3, 2019 at 7:30pm
Patty Peterson is one of the most beloved and iconic vocalists in the Twin Cities is living her gift by presenting the songs of one of her own idols in her highly esteemed show, “Memories – The Music of Barbra Streisand.” Featuring: Patty Peterson, Mary Jane Alm, Aimée Lee, Wayne Cullinan Tony Axtell, Phil Kadidlo, Peter Hennig along with musical director and renowned pianist/arranger Sean Turner. Patty pays homage to one of the most iconic artists. Lending her own expressive vocal style, Patty will perform selections from Streisand’s extensive library. This show is for all ages and will leave you with the feeling that “Happy Days are Here Again.”
PATTY PETERSON – As a vocalist, Patty has performed to sold-out audiences all over the country. She has received the coveted Minnesota Music Award 7 times for best vocalist as well as best jazz recording. In 2010, she was inducted into the Mid America Hall of Fame. Patty has released 4 solo recordings and is currently in the studio working on a new Holiday recording to be released in 2019. As a multi-faceted, sought-out talent, Patty has been a featured speaker for The American Heart Association, Go Red for Women, St. Jude Medical and The Minneapolis Heart Institute. Patty is also a radio personality for KBEM 88.5FM in Minneapolis, MN.
Paramount Center for the Arts Local Root Series Presents
The Home Fires
Friday, May 10, 2019 at 7:30pm
The Home Fires is a new Americana duo from Minneapolis comprised of acclaimed singer/songwriters Sarah Morris and Vicky Emerson. While both women continue to pursue successful solo careers and tour on a national basis, they have joined forces to launch this new project. In 2016, Sarah and Vicky became friends and tour mates. On their first Midwest tour, it was undeniable after a few shows that they had discovered a brand new sound. The combination of Sarah’s clear, melodic voice and Vicky’s warm, weathered tone created a completely unique harmony combination that continues to resonate with audiences and has propelled them into the forefront of their local music scene.
Sarah and Vicky chose the name The Home Fires because ‘Home’ represents their love for their children and families, and ‘Fire’ represents their continued passion for music and songwriting. They both have accepted the challenge and support each other in the intricate balancing act of being a mother while pursuing a career in music.
The duo has gained traction in the Midwest through touring, residencies and opening slots for Frankie Lee and Ben Rector. Their live show includes piano, guitars and often hilarious stage banter. They are currently co-writing songs in the car when they tour on the weekends in anticipation of a full-length Americana album.
Artist website: https://thehomefires.bandzoogle.com/
GL Berg Presents
C. Willi Myles
Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 7:30pm
A veteran performer and an extremely funny guy, C. Willi Myles has the gift of connecting people with each other through humor and storytelling that everyone can relate to. After surviving his childhood growing up with nine sisters and one brother in Alabama, Willi moved to Minnesota to attend college and play football. With his stories about growing up in the south and acclimating to the cold of Minnesota, Willi tells extremely funny non-offensive stories and jokes and gives a unique spin to life’s everyday challenges by applying humor to them.
Performing across the U.S. and abroad, his career highlights include several appearances on national television and at the legendary Apollo Theater in New York City. He has opened for many of the top musical and comedy acts throughout the country, has performed regularly on cruise ships and at casinos, and has performed in concert with some of the biggest names in entertainment.
Referred to as “America’s Everyday Comedian,” his hilarious down-to-earth performance will convince you that Willi is truly comedy at its best!
Artist website: http://www.americaseverydaycomedian.com/
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central MN presents
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central MN: Paisley Pride
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 7:00pm
Paisley Pride: A Celebration of Individuality
The Youth Arts Initiative Spring Showcase and Donor Appreciation Event
Performance starts at 7:00pm in the Theatre.
Art Exhibition will be in Studio C in the lower level of the Paramount Center for the Arts starting at 6:30pm.
Artist website: https://www.bgcmn.org/
North Crest Kids Activity Center presents
North Crest: 25 Years of Dance
Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 4:00pm
The dancers at North Crest are celebrating 25 years. Dancers (ages 2 to 18) will be dancing to legacy routines from previous shows honoring the talented choreographers and dancers that have come through North Crest in the last 25 years. Enjoy ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, breakdancing, lyrical and contemporary styles all in one show!
Artist website: www.northcrestkids.com
“Rainy Days & Mondays” The Music of The Carpenters
Friday, June 14, 2019 at 7:30pm
Join us as Aimée Lee and a stellar cast of musicians – 13 in all – present a stunning tribute to The Carpenters, the biggest-selling group of the 70’s. More than just creators of beautifully crafted music and hugely successful hit records, an entire generation fell in love with the sound of The Carpenters. Featuring beloved classics, such as Close To You, Yesterday Once More, We’ve Only Just Begun, Superstar, For All We Know, and many, many more!
Randy’s Talent Agency presents
Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 1:30 & 7:30PM
Join us this summer as musician, comedian and consummate entertainer JIM STAFFORD will take the Paramount stage!
Jim Stafford has had one of the top theatres in Branson for the last 28 years!! He is a WORLD CLASS GUITAR PLAYER and one of the FUNNIEST COMEDIANS in the world. Put that with the fact that he is an incredible ENTERTAINER and you have a formula for ONE GREAT SHOW! Jim has had numerous NUMBER ONE HITS: “Spiders and Snakes,” “My Girl Bill,” and “Wildwood Weed,” to name a few. He’s had his own TV show, has been in movies and was a frequent guest on ‘The Tonight Show.’ Treat yourself to a wonderful afternoon or evening of entertainment. Reserve your seats now for JIM STAFFORD!
Paramount Center for the Arts presents
The Looney Lutherans
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 1:30PM
Who Are the Looney Lutherans?
The Looney Lutherans are the authors of the (fictional) cookbook and lifestyle guide entitled Use Your Food: A Guide to Healthy Living Inside and Out, From Our Kitchen to Yours, Eat Like a Lutheran! Using music, comedy, and some help from the audience, these gals love to share their tips for living a long and healthy life, the Lutheran way.
All original material is comedic, family-friendly, and interactive.
Our resident food expert, Looney life coach, and mastermind of The Lutheran Food Wheel, Ginger loves food so much she married a man named Herb.
Italian by birth, Lutheran by marriage, Bella is the owner, operator, CEO, personal trainer, and client at a local exercise franchise. Her exercise routine can be performed anytime, anywhere.
Lois is excited to share with you some of her Lutheran beauty tips. Using items from your very own kitchen, you too can be a ‘sexy Lutheran’.
Artist Website: https://www.looneylutherans.com/
St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra – Coffee Concert
Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 10:30am
Come and enjoy a FREE concert with the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra! This is a NEW one-hour Coffee Concert, complete with coffee and treats.
Call, or click BUY TICKETS above, to reserve your seat!
“The St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra will present a free coffee concert on Thursday, June 27th at 10:30am at the Paramount Center for the Arts in St. Cloud, MN. Concert selections will include: Festive Overture by Shostakovich, Selections from The Sound of Music, Medley from Chicago, and other light classics and patriotic songs. Complimentary beverages and pastries will be provided.”
Artist Website: www.stcloudsymphony.com
“Solitary” CD Release Concert
Monday, July 22, 2019 at 7:00PM
Be one of the first to hear songs from Pamela’s new CD, “Solitary.” After a highly successful CD release party in Nashville in March, Pamela is taking the concert on tour throughout Minnesota this summer. Don’t miss it!
Artist website: www.pamelamcneill.com
Presented by Paramount Center for the Arts and Mick Sterling
“Beautiful Vision” The Essential Songs of Van Morrison
Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 7:30pm
In 2019, Mick Sterling is celebrating his 39th year in the music business. His career, like any musician doing it as long as he has, has experienced many changes, highlights, low-lights and everything in between. Even after all this time, Sterling is finding new musical and theatrical challenges and is more excited about being in the music business than ever before.
Within those 39 years, Sterling has transformed himself from a young and energetic lead singer of throw-together bands, into one of the most recognized names in the Twin Cities music scene. The band he led for 17 years, and recently inducted in to the Midwest Music Hall of Fame, MICK STERLING AND THE STUD BROTHERS, falls in the category of the other legendary Twin Cities Soul and R&B bands such as Doug Maynard, Willie and the Bees, Lamont Cranston and others.
As a producer of many shows, Mick Sterling’s event production company MICK STERLING PRESENTS has been proud to produce a large array of unique and diverse theatrical shows that feature some of the legendary names and songs of multiple genres. All of these large bands feature some of the top musicians in the Twin Cities.
This July, the Paramount Center for the Arts is thrilled to present Beautiful Vision – The Essential Songs of Van Morrison with the legendary Mick Sterling.
Artist website: www.micksterlingpresents.com
Paramount Center for the Arts presents
Salute to Glen Campbell featuring Jeff Dayton
Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 1:30pm
A heartwarming evening of Glen’s biggest hits and the stories behind them. All delivered by Glen’s right hand man for 15 years, band leader and guitarist Jeff Dayton. Enjoy a night of intimate, fun and uplifting music from America’s TV favorite and Hall of Fame legend — Glen Campbell.
From the White House to the Grand Ole Opry, Jeff Dayton has been playing guitar and performing all his life. He’s a Nashville producer and writer and loves the concentrated creative scene in Music City. He’s had the honor of backing artists including Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, Toby Keith, Buck Owens, Tracy Byrd, Bo Diddley, Dizzy Gillespie, Gene Autry, Mac Davis and touring with megastar Kenny Chesney, Lee Greenwood, Sarah Darling, Tammy Cochran and others.
Artist website: www.jeffdaytonmusic.com/salute_to_glen
The Wirth Center presents
School of Rock
Thursday, August 8, 20197:00PM
Okay, so what is more fun that watching and listening to a teen aged musician absolutely shred the guitar solo of your favorite rock song? Nothing!
That’s right! These kids have chops! The Wirth Center for the Performing Arts showcase their rockers in the 15th Annual School of Rock Concert! Teen aged musicians from central Minnesota and beyond present their rock concert following an intense two week camp where they learn how to pull the songs apart, put them back together and how to perform in the most rockin’ way! This concert is not one to miss!
Paramount Center for the Arts Presents
“I Am, He Said” – A Celebration of Neil Diamond – Starring Matt Vee
Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 1:30pm & 7:30pm Friday, August 16, 2019 at 1:30pm & 7:30pm
A Celebration of the Music of Neil Diamond – Starring Matt Vee, nephew of 60’s Pop-Star Bobby Vee – With songs like Cracklin’ Ro-sie, Song Sung Blue, America, Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show and Sweet Caroline, Neil Diamond sold over 130 million rec-ords worldwide, and produced musical hits spanning five decades.
“We are saying what HE said,” laughs Matt Vee, referring to the one and only Neil Diamond. Matt, along with cousins Jeff and Tommy Vee, both founders of The Killer Vees and sons of the legendary Bobby Vee, celebrate the music from a timeless catalog. As a Brill Building songwriter in the mid 60s, Neil Diamond penned songs recorded by everyone from Elvis Presley to Deep Purple and, of course, the Monkee’s classic, “I’m A Believer.”
“This is not a tribute show,” says Tommy Vee. “This is a celebration of an amazing musical icon, one we all love and respect. We have recruited an incredible group of singers and players and have gone back to the original records,” he explains, “It is all about the vocals and Matt nails it! It’s a Rockin’ show!”
Joining the Killer Vees band are Tommy’s son Bennett Vee on guitar, Matt’s wife Julie Velline on vocals, veteran Minnesota musicians Mark Levandowski, Kurt Rodman, Dennis Kennedy and Dr. Frank Plachecki, as well as a very special surprise for the finale!
Artist website: www.MattVee.com