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The Full Monty
Presented by The Merlin Players

*This play contains profanity and adult themes*

Composer & Lyricist – David Yazbek
Libretist – Terrance McNally
July 26, 27, August 1, 2, 3, 2019 – 7:30P
Sundays – July 28 & August 4 – 2:00P
Directed by Eric E. Parrish

Winner of two Tony Awards and based on the British film of the same name, THE FULL MONTY, shifts to Buffalo, New York and follows six unemployed steelworkers who are desperately looking for work to support their families. Meanwhile, they catch the local women, including their wives, going crazy over some male strippers when they come up with a bold way to make some quick cash. Filled with honest affection, beautiful melodies, lots of laughs and the most highly anticipated closing number of any musical, they find strength as a group to overcome their inner demons. You’ll be on the edge of your seat wondering if these “real men” can pull it off!

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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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An Evening with Garrison Keillor featuring Richard Dworsky on Piano.
Saturday, August 24 at 7:30pm
All Tickets $38.50

Accompanied by gifted pianist and former “A Prairie Home Companion” music director Richard Dworsky, radio legend Garrison Keillor regales audiences with classic folk and love songs, poetry recitation from memory, lighthearted banter, observational comedy, and yes—perhaps even the latest “News from Lake Wobegon.”

“An Evening with Garrison Keillor” is likely to induce laughter, spontaneous sing-a-longs, mild nostalgia, and gratitude for the time we have together.


**This show is presented by HelloBooking and is not part of the Paradise Center for the Arts program line-up. No coupons, discounts or promotions may be used for this show without the express consent of HelloBooking. Convenience fees for this show apply to all ticket purchases: online, phone and box office.**

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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

Friday, 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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