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ARETHA — HONORING THE QUEEN OF SOUL

KGPCo Music Series

Saturday, April 27 at 7:30pm
Member - $20 / Non Member - $25 / Student - $12

Power vocalists Mary Lieser and Dianna Parks return to the Paradise stage after back-to-back sellouts with their Linda Ronstadt and fABBulous shows. Joining them will be LaSonya Natividad from the band KnuFunk. The legendary Aretha Franklin is honored and remembered in this special tribute backed by Incognito, several times voted Rochester's Favorite Band.

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Big Hats & Big Hearts Annual Derby Party for the Arts

Saturday, May 4 at 4:00pm
Tickets $20
Purchase tickets before May 4 to be entered to win a Paradise Performance Package valued at $450!

Don't miss this annual spring tradition featuring live music, hat contests, Derby-themed games and door prizes, Hors d'Oeuvres, cash bar with Derby-themed beverages, live and silent auctions, and the greatest two minutes in sports on the big screen. Celebrate and support the arts through this great evening of fashion, fun, and friends!

Support the Arts.
Strengthen our Community.

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ALMOST PARADISE — 1984 PROM NIGHT

Crossroads Variety Series

Friday, May 10 at 7:30pm
Member - $20 / Non Member - $25 / Student - $15

Journey back to ‘80s prom night with all the 80s glitz & glam: big permed hair, loud fashion, giant bows, skinny ties and of course big, puffy prom dresses! This live music show features a 9-piece band with some of the Twin Cities best vocalists covering all the best prom and 80’s party music: Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, The Police, Huey Lewis, Billy Idol, David Bowie, Journey, Bonnie Tyler, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Jackson, The Go-Go’s, and of course, MN’s favorite dance king, Prince!

Prom dress and 80s attire encouraged! There will even be a Grand March, crowning a Prom King & Queen, and of course, no 80s prom is complete without the Balloon Arch photo booth!

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THE SHAUN JOHNSON BIG BAND EXPERIENCE

KGPCo Music Series

Saturday, May 18 at 7:30pm
Member - $20 / Non Member - $25 / Student - $12

The Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience is a rare newcomer to traditional pop... fusing a big band spirit with an inventive edge... at once more risky than Michael Bublé, more modern than Sinatra. Shaun, an Independent Grammy and Emmy award-winning crooner (and lead singer of the internationally known vocal group, Tonic Sol-fa) indelibly stamps vocal jazz and swing with a contemporary punch - to the delight of both traditionalists and newcomers - emerging as an original voice in the continuing tradition of the American singer.

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INSPIRED BY DYLAN — AN EVENING OF MUSIC, ART & POETRY

Special Event

Thursday, May 30 at 7:30pm
Advance - $15 / Door - $20

Pressing On—The Spiritual Songs of Bob Dylan performed by the Mick Sterling Ensemble, with additional guest poets from the new published anthology Visiting Bob: Poems Inspired by the Life and Work of Bob Dylan (New Rivers Press)

Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Bob Dylan is one of the world’s most iconic singer-songwriters and pop culture influencers. This show includes a pop-up gallery with art pieces inspired by Dylan, acoustic music and free appetizers in the gallery space and then a main stage event that honors Bob Dylan’s legacy as musician and writer. Pressing On—The Spiritual Songs of Bob Dylan performed by some of the Twin Cities best musicians and interspersed with readings from Visiting Bob, this is an evening that celebrates one of Minnesota’s and the world’s most memorable and influential voices.

There is a pre-event - Acoustic Gallery from 5-7pm and it is Free & Open to the Public.

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DEUCES WILD DUELING PIANOS

Crossroads Variety Series

Friday, June 7 at 7:30pm
Member - $23 / Non Member - $28 / Student - $23

The dynamic dueling pianos duo is back again! Dave and Ted have sold out shows at the Paradise and across the country. Deuces Wild Dueling Pianos continues to defy all expectations and experiences of a dueling piano show. It's a zany, witty and wild night of entertainment. Whether you are 25 or 85, get ready to be part of the musical action, comedy and all out fun!

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A PIRATE'S TALE — A SWASHBUCKLING MUSICAL!

Paradise Community Theatre

June 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 at 7:30pm
June 16 & 23 at 2pm
Member - $15 / Non Member - $17 / Student - $11

Music and Lyrics by Paul Shapera, book by Shaun Rolly
Directed by Shelley Fitzgerald

From the black waters comes a new tale of love, celebration and betrayal. Follow Pirate King Tristin and Pirate Queen Cassandra and her pirate Lasses on an adventure of Love, Mutiny and sword fights on the high seas.

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THE MUSIC OF PATSY CLINE with THE JOYANN PARKER BAND

KGPCo Music Series

Friday, June 28 at 7:30pm
Member - $18 / Non Member - $23 / Student - $12

In this powerful 90-minute stage performance, Joyann Parker and her seasoned band showcase the most popular and best-loved of Patsy’s songs. Enjoy a nostalgic trip back in time as Joyann beautifully weaves the stories of Pasty’s life and career in and out of the music you know and love. This authentic channeling of the classic vocals of the legendary Patsy Cline is a must see show that has sold out over 15 times across the Midwest!

“In her must-see tribute to Pasty Cline, with a stellar band, Joyann Parker summons the requisite sadness and richness.”
–Jon Bream, Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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DISNEY'S 101 DALMATIANS KIDS

Marquee Children’s Theatre

Friday, July 12 at 7pm
Saturday, July 13 at 4pm & 7pm
One show will be ASL interpreted.
Adult - $8 / Student - $4
Family 4-Pack (2 Adults & 2 Students) - $20

In a loving home in the city of London, Dalmatian parents, Pongo and Perdita happily raise their Dalmatian puppies, until the monstrous Cruella De Vil plots to steal them for her new fur coat! Join all the dogs of London, as they daringly rescue the puppies from Cruella and her bumbling henchmen. With a delightfully funscore, lovable characters, and one of the most deliciously evil villains in the Disney canon, this stage adaptation is certain to charm and delight all audiences.

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BLUE COLLAR MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL

Special Event

Saturday, August 10 from 11am-11pm
Daytime Music & Events Open to the Public (11am-6pm)
Healine Music Ticket (starting at 6pm):
Advance - $10 / Door - $15

Save the date for the Paradise Center for the Arts annual Music Festival with headliner Martin Zellar and the Hardways. Winner of 2017 Southern MN Scene Best Music Festival, this all day festival features nonstop live music, backyard BBQ contest, art and market vendors, food trucks, family activities, bean bag tournament, beer garden and more. Music and fun for all ages!

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MADAGASCAR: A MUSICAL ADVENTURE JR!

Marquee Children’s Theatre

Friday, August 16 at 7pm
Saturday, August 17 at 1pm & 7pm
One show will be ASL interpreted.
Adult - $8 / Student - $4
Family 4-Pack (2 Adults & 2 Students) - $20

Join Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria as they live the good life at the Central Park Zoo. All that changes suddenly when Marty seeks the freedom and wide open green spaces of Conneticut. Join the group on their mis-adventures and fun when Marty's trip outside the zoo gates lands them on the island of Madagascar instead. Cue the crazy penguins and the controlling lemur ruler, King Julien the 13th, as this foursome discovers the great wild, forges new friendships and helps defeat the Foosa. A musical adventure for the whole family! 
Based on the DreamWorks animated movie, this performance has up to 17 different speaking and singing roles with additional opportunities for a cast of up to 40 young actors to showcase their talents.

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DISNEY'S NEWSIES THE BROADWAY MUSICAL

Paradise Community Theatre

September 13, 14, 19, 20 at 7:30pm
September 15, 21, 22 at 2pm
Member - $15 / Non Member - $17 / Student - $11

Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman and book by Harvey Fienstein
Directed by Jon Terrill

Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right!

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TAKIN' IT TO THE LIMIT TRIBUTE TO THE EAGLES featuring THE FABULOUS ARMADILLOS & COLLECTIVE UNCONSCIOUS

Crossroads Variety Series

Saturday, September 27 at 7:30pm
Member - $ 30/ Non Member - $35 / Student - $20

Now in the 9th year! Hundreds of sold-out performances! The Fabulous Armadillos and Collective Unconscious come together to recreate the magical songs of the premier band of California Rock in the 70’s, the Eagles! You will hear all the hits and relive the thrill of your turntable spinning those incredible albums. Sit back, close your eyes and fee the energy of the Eagles, reproduced precisely by the 9 piece band.

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EMERGING MN MUSIC SHOWCASE

Special Event

October 11 & 12, 2019 from 7-10pm each night
Two-Day Ticket: Advance - $13 / Door - $17
One Day Ticket: Door Only - $10 per night

This two-night event features new and emerging MN musicians and bands. Minnesota music venues and the Minnesota music scene have a long and rich tradition of discovering and launching the careers of local musicians! Enjoy discovering new bands like headliners Triple Stitch (Friday) and Marah in the Mainsail (Saturday). The next “big one” might be in the line-up as the Paradise helps to showcase up-and-coming and newly discovered Minnesota talent.

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THE OVER & BACK BAND

KGPCo Music Series

Friday, October 18 at 7:30pm
Member - $20 / Non Member - $25 / Student - $12

Two Fiddles are Better than One!
The Over & Back Band, fronted by MN Rock/Country Music Hall of Fame fiddler Dr. Mike Hildebrandt, is “back” with an exciting new show featuring internationally acclaimed jazz violinist Randy Sabien! Along with some amazing twin fiddling, the rest of the band brings stellar vocal and instrumental virtuosity, with their irresistible combination of jazz, swing, country and bluegrass influences. Guest appearances by Bryan Forrester and Pauline Schuster top-off this not-to-be missed music event!

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3rd ANNUAL SPIRITS & SCREAMS MOVIE EVENT

Special Event

Saturday, October 19 at 7:30pm
General Admission - $10
Presale tickets are eligible for special door prize drawings.

The region’s best horror film Halloween party.
Spirits & Screams invites you to an evening of Halloween games, costume contests with prizes, Spirits tasting featuring local and regional vineyards, distilleries and breweries, light appetizers, and then experience a classic Halloween horror movie in the 1920’s historic theatre. Hint, Hint: Kubrik and King join forces for this year’s horror movie.

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WINE, WOMEN & COMEDY with AWARD-WINNING COMEDIAN, JEN KOBER

Special Event

Saturday, November 9 at 6:30pm (Wine Tasting) / 7:30pm (show)
Member - $18 / Non Member - $23 / Student - $15

Jen Kober has energetically bounded onto the national stage, bringing crowds to their feet with her original blend of stand-up, storytelling, and improvised rock-n-roll comedy.  Her hard-hitting hour is phenomenally funny as Kober commands the stage and dares you not to laugh. Jen was the 2016 Winner of NPR's Snap Judgement Comedic Performance of the Year for her Girl Scout Cookie story. Her comedy is also on the big screen, with appearances in several TV comedies (The Middle, The Mindy Project and Curb Your Enthusiasm, just to name a few) as well as Film.

This show contains adult content and language.

Sponsored by Patrick Andreas Farmers Insurance Agency

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FREE FALLIN' — AN EVENING OF TOM PETTY MUSIC

KGPCo Music Series

Friday, November 15 at 7:30pm
Member - $16 / Non Member - $21 / Student - $12

Some of Southern Minnesota's finest rock, Americana, and country musicians are collaborating to bring a fantastic night of music honoring and remembering the great Tom Petty. Celebrate the best of our region's local talent with all the favorites from Free Fallin', American Girl, Yer So Bad, to some of the band's favorites—Tom Petty and music lovers of all kinds will enjoy this night dedicated to one of America's Rock 'n' Roll legends.

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OKEE DOKEE BROTHERS

Crossroads Variety Series

Saturday, November 16 at 6:00pm
Member - $17 / Non Member - $22 / Children 12 and under - $12
Family 4-Pack (2 adults & 2 children):
Member - $52 /Non Member - $62

The GRAMMY Award-winning duo, The Okee Dokee Brothers return to the Paradise to showcase songs from their newest album, Winterland as well as favorites from all their collections! A voyage from autumn to spring, Winterland presents winter adventures and music the entire family can enjoy. As four-time Parent’s Choice Award winners, The Okee Dokee Brothers put their passion for the outdoors at the heart of their Americana Folk music. Their goal is to inspire children and their parents to get outside and get creative.

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PETER PAN, OR THE BOY WHO WOULD NOT GROW UP

Paradise Community Theatre

December 6, 7, 12, 13 at 7:30pm
December 8, 14, 15 at 2pm
Member - $14 / Non Member - $16 / Student - $10

by J.M. Barrie, in a new version by John Caird and Trevor Nunn
Directed by Sandee Hardy Hagen

This is the beloved story of Peter, Wendy, Michael, John, Capt. Hook, Smee, and the lost boys, pirates and the Indians, and of course, Tinker Bell in their adventures in Never Land.

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A CHRISTMAS WITH MICK STERLING

Crossroads Variety Series

Thursday, December 19 at 7:30pm
Member - $18 / Non Member - $23 / Student - $12
Family 4-Pack (2 adult & 2 student):
Member - $55 / Non Member - $65

This fan-favorite is becoming a new Faribault Holiday Tradition!
At Christmas combines a unique blend of holiday-themed comedy sketches that are brilliantly written and performed by Dudley Riggs Brave New Workshop alumni and a 6-piece live band led by one Minnesota’s best front men, Mick Sterling and Peter Guertin, A Brave New Workshop’s musical director. At Christmas is wonderfully simple and minimal. What drives this show are the stories and music that ring true with family members of all ages. It is a true reflection of what the Holidays are—funny, poignant and heartwarmingly tender.

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JOSEPH HALL'S ELVIS ROCK 'N' REMEMBER CHRISTMAS SHOW

KGPCo Music Series

Friday, December 20 at 7:30pm
Member - $22 / Non Member - $27 / Student - $15

Joseph Hall returns after 3 straight sell-out shows at the Paradise for his acclaimed Holiday Show! Joseph has performed all over the world and was a finalist on American's Got Talent. Joseph is officially endorsed by Elvis Presley Enterprises, is a recipient of the prestigious Spirit of Elvis award, and is recognized as one of the top Elvis tribute artists in the world today. His goal is to capture the essence of Elvis Presley and to pay tribute to him with the utmost respect to his legacy, his music, his image, and above all else, his fans.

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