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The Merlin Players presents A Christmas Carol
December 2nd, 3rd, 8th (ASL Interpreted, house left), 9th, 10th at 7:30pm December 4th, 11th (Audio Description) at 2:00pm
Adults: $17 / Students 18 & Under: $10

A Holiday Masterpiece tells the story about a mean-spirited and selfish old man, Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. After their visits, Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man.

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Mick Sterling Presents: A GRAND OLE OPRY CHRISTMAS
Friday, December 16th at 7:30 pm
Member: $25 / Non-Member $30 / Student $20

A GRAND OLE OPRY CHRISTMAS honors the Christmas recordings of the pillars of Country and Rock and Roll in this joyous presentation featuring, along with Mick Sterling (4) more incredible lead vocalists, Cate Fierro, Shalo Lee, Lisi Wright, and Dan Neale. All of the classic Christmas songs and some really fun ones you may not be familiar with, joined by traditional Gospel and Spiritual songs round out this wonderful presentation that has moved audiences for years.

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Wild Lands, Wild Horses

Friday, January 6 at 7:30 pm
Tickets: $10

“Wild Land, Wild Horses” is an experimental documentary traveling across 12 states within 150M+ acres of public lands. Wild horse advocates and photographers, Jamie Baldanza and Deb Lee Carson transport us through America’s western landscape bringing national awareness to the majestic yet politically complicated lives of America’s wild horses.

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Mick Sterling Presents: By the King, For the King
Saturday, January 21st, 2023 at 7:30 pm
Member: $20 / Non-Member $25 / Student $15

If you want to see an Elvis show that has never been done, featuring the songs that inspired and moved Elvis himself, a show that features the songs he won his only Grammy for, FROM THE KING FOR THE KING - The Gospel According to Elvis is where you should be. Featuring the early 60s faith standards such as HOW GREAT THOU ART, RUN ON, I BELIEVE IN THE MAN IN THE SKY, and many more.

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Andrew Salgado

Saturday, January 28 at 7:30pm
Member: $20 / Non-Member $25 / Student $15

Andrew Salgado has been performing live for over two years. Today’s performance features Andrew Salgado, Paul Cicciarelli and Charles Wims representing a sampling of original and cover songs
Which the whole band performs when on tour. The country tunes are mixed with some pop and Latin sounds creating a unique genre mix experience
In sync with today’s audience demand for variety.

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Dance Party Reunion: Buddy Holly & Friends
Saturday, February 4th at 7:30 pm
Member: $25 / Non-member: $30 / Student: $20

Dance Party Reunion is a “re-staging” of Buddy Holly’s 1959 Winter Dance Party, featuring music from Buddy’s co-stars, Ritchie Valens, Dion, and the Belmonts, The Big Bopper, and Frankie Sardo. A stellar tribute to the music of American rock ‘n’ roll icon Buddy Holly, featuring original cast members (Nicholas Freeman, Blake Foster, and Zach Spicer) from History Theatre’s IVEY-award-winning production of Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story. Endorsed by Sonny Curtis and Jerry Allison of the Crickets. Music direction by Gary Rue, produced by Gary Rue, and hosted by Mr. Charles Fraser!

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Paradise Center Community Theatre Presents: “Wrong Window”

by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore
Directed by Patrick Braucher
February 10th, 11th, 16th, 17th, and 18th at 7:30 pm February 12th at 2:00 pm
Member: $16 / Non-Member $18 / Student $12

Van Zandt & Milmore pay tribute to Master of Horror Alfred Hitchcck, with this comedy whodunit.
Off-and-on New York Couple Marnie and Jeff enter an even more complicated phase of their relationship when they think they spy their cross-courtyard neighbor doing away with his wife.

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Comedian Tommy Ryman

Saturday, February 25 at 7:30 pm

Member: $20 / Non-Member $25 / Student $15

Nationally-touring headline comic. Tommy Ryman is
no stranger to sell-out crowds! With millions of views on Drybar comedy and a semi-finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing.. Tommy will win over your audience with his adorable demeanor and infectious comedy!

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Super Duos Present the Music of Simon and Garfunkel

Friday, March 3rd at 7:30 pm

Member: $20 / Non-Member $25 / Student $15

Super Duos stars two veteran musicians – Pat Balder and Glen Everhart – who bring their one-of-a-kind vocal blend – along with superb guitars, their band-mates, a good dose of comedy, and over 1,000 shows together – to deliver the greatest songs by the greatest musical duos of all time. Songs that require two soulful voices. Songs you’ve lived your life with. Songs you know every word of. Songs that bring us all together and prove that two voices are so often so much better than one. Join us for a night filled with the music of Simon and Garfunkel.

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Harmonious Wail

Saturday, March 11th at 7:30 pm
Member: $20 / Non-Member $25 / Student $15

Americana-flavored Gypsy Jazz on full tilt comes back to the Paradise! With over 30 years of touring around the world, Harmonious Wail continues to combine the searing wit, humor, and mandolin virtuosity of vintage Jethro Burns performances, the
continental panache of Django, and the charm of Edith Piaf-inspired vocals to create a unique musical journey. “In the gypsy jazz field, no one does it any better than the Madison Wisconsin-based group
Harmonious Wail”(Jazz review) “ intense playing & sense of purpose that never wavers… a mind altering experience.”(The Washington Examiner)

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St. Patrick’s Day Celebration with Lehto & Wright and the Northerly Gales

Friday, March 17th at 7:3 0pm
Member: $20 / Non-Member $25 / Student $15

This amazing St. Patrick’s Day Event includes music by two different bands. The Northerly Gales offers Celtic/Americana music that you may have heard at the local MN Irish Festival. Lehto & Wright take their musical cues from the British Isles and American folk traditions and interpret them with contemporary guitar-based arrangements. Enjoy the “Luck O’ the Irish” at this event!

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Paradise Community Theatre Presents:
The Play That Goes Wrong

March 31st, April 1st, 6th, 7th, 8th at 7:30 pm
April 2nd at 2:00 pm
Adults: $17 / Students 18 & under: $10
Written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields
Directed by Steve Searl

What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get The Play That Goes Wrong, Broadway and London’s award-winning smash comedy! Called a “gut-busting hit”(The New York Times) and the “funniest play Broadway has ever seen” (HuffPost), this classic murder mystery is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania delivering “a riotous explosion of comedy” (Daily Beast) that is “tons of fun for all ages” (HuffPost)!

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Carpenter’s “Close to You”
Saturday, April 22n d at 7:30 pm
Member: $20 / Non-Member $25 / Student $15

Considered one of the best vocalists of all time, Karen Carpenter captured the attention of a generation with the surprisingly deep material of her unabashedly catchy pop music. Singer and playwright Lisa Rock has compiled a moving tribute to the music and life of Carpenter and brings it to the stage with her 6-piece backing band. Dedicated to re-creating the authentic sound of The Carpenters, Rock and her band showcase some of the most memorable songs of the 70s including “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “Rainy Days and Mondays,” and of course “Close to You.”

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New Folk Booking and Mick Sterling Present: LET'S STAY TOGETHER / A Celebration of American Soul Music.
Friday, April 28th at 7:30 pm
Member: $20 / Non-Member $25 / Student $15

New Folk Booking and Mick Sterling Presents are very proud to present two of the most powerful vocalists in the Twin Cities, MsArnise and Kevin Jackson as they lead an irresistible revue called LET'S STAY TOGETHER / A Celebration of American Soul Music.

The sound of American Soul Music from the 60s - 90s is honored, revered, and performed flawlessly by a huge band of top-flite Twin Cities musicians and led by the vocals of MsArnise and Kevin Jackson.

With songs ranging from legends such as Aretha, Al Green, Bill Withers, Gladys Knight, and the Pips, Motown Classics, and Philadelphia Sound champions like The OJays. The Spinners and The Manhattans, this groove-driven love fest that will be a joy to witness and hear. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind performance.

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Summer Comedy with Nathan Smesrud and More
Saturday, May 6th at 7:30 pm
Member: $20 / Non-Member $25 / Student $15

Join us for our Summer Comedy Showcase, a special night of comedy featuring a unique blend of some of the best and most original headliners the Twin Cities has to offer. Hosted by Nathan Smesrud. Nathan’s comedy is rooted in everyday experiences and family

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Paradise Community Theatre Presents: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown - The Musical

Directed by Cody Jensen
Musical Direction by Shelley Fitzgerald
May 12th, 13th, 18th, and 19th at 7:30 pm
May 14th, 20th, and 21st at 2:00 pm
Member: $18 / Non-Member: $20 / Student: $14

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown is a musical comedy with music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip Peanuts.

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Mick Sterling Presents: FROM BARRY - The Perfect Songs of Barry Gibb and The BeeGees
Friday, June 9th at 7:30 pm
Member: $20 / Non-Member $25 / Student $15

​Barry Gibb is simply one of the greatest pop songwriters of his generation. The songs he wrote and performed with his brothers Maurice and Robin are stylistically beautiful and undeniably songwriting gems. From Barry is a show that will honor the early work of the Brothers Gibb with songs like RUN TO ME, I GOT TO GET A MESSAGE TO YOU, WORDS, MASSACHUSETTS, and many more. But just as much as beautiful ballads defined the Bee Gee's, the groove was just as important with songs like JIVE TALKIN. KNIGHTS ON BROADWAY and of course their internationally acclaimed songs from Saturday Night Fever.

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The Music of Patsy Cline with the Joyann Parker Band
Saturday, June 24th at 7:30 pm
Member: $20 / Non-Member: $25 / Student: $15

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 Patsy’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 Patsy Cline, with a stellar band, Joyann Parker summons the Requisite sadness and richness.” - Jon Bream, Minneapolis StarTribune

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