Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

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  • Call the Box Office at 651-224-4222 for specific ticket information or check online at ordway.org

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  • Located in downtown Saint Paul, MN, at the corner of Fifth and Washington Streets, across from Rice Park.

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  • Call the Box Office at 651-224-4222 for more information, or visit ordway.org.

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  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more

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  1. Broadway Mixtape Live!: Showstoppers

    345 Washington Street
    St Paul, MN 55102
    Call: (651) 224-4222

    Remember those show-stopping Broadway performances that turned performers into stars? Now you can relive those unforgettable moments in the theater that grabbed your heart and made your jaw drop as the greatest, most recognizable hits of Broadway are delivered with all their punch and power by some of the Twin Cities’ finest musical theater artists. Be moved again by some of your favorite Broadway musical numbers from throughout the ages, including tunes from Dreamgirls, Funny Girl, and Dear Evan Hansen. You won’t want to miss these songs come to back to life onstage at the Ordway!

  2. Classic Albums Live presents Led Zeppelin II

    345 Washington Street
    St Paul, MN 55102
    Call: (651) 224-4222

    Remember when you used to listen to an entire album? Classic Albums Live does. For the first time in popular music, the greatest albums from the 60s and 70s are recreated live on stage, note for note — cut for cut.

    “This has never been done before,” says series producer Craig Martin. “There’s a real thirst to hear these albums performed start to finish. For many of us this is the music we grew up with — the soundtrack of our lives.”

    “All of our focus is put into the music,” says Martin. “We perform the works of the Beatles, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin the same way an orchestra performs the works of Mozart. We don’t bother with imitation or impersonation. The bands are big — upwards of eleven pieces. We research these albums and go to great lengths to reproduce each and every sound live. We never use tape or computers. We’ll bring in a children’s choir, a sitar player, a string quartet, whatever it takes to get it right.”

    Each album calls for a new group of musicians. “That’s the real challenge,” says Martin, “Finding the right musicians for the right album. So far, we’ve been bang on with every performance.” Members of Nelly Furtado, Moist, Jesse Cook, Honeymoon Suite, David Usher and the Headstones have all taken part in the performances.

  3. Classic Albums Live presents The Eagles – Hotel California

    345 Washington Street
    St Paul, MN 55102
    Call: (651) 224-4222

    Remember when you used to listen to an entire album? Classic Albums Live does. For the first time in popular music, the greatest albums from the 60s and 70s are recreated live on stage, note for note — cut for cut.

    “This has never been done before,” says series producer Craig Martin. “There’s a real thirst to hear these albums performed start to finish. For many of us this is the music we grew up with — the soundtrack of our lives.”

    “All of our focus is put into the music,” says Martin. “We perform the works of the Beatles, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin the same way an orchestra performs the works of Mozart. We don’t bother with imitation or impersonation. The bands are big — upwards of eleven pieces. We research these albums and go to great lengths to reproduce each and every sound live. We never use tape or computers. We’ll bring in a children’s choir, a sitar player, a string quartet, whatever it takes to get it right.”

    Each album calls for a new group of musicians. “That’s the real challenge,” says Martin, “Finding the right musicians for the right album. So far, we’ve been bang on with every performance.” Members of Nelly Furtado, Moist, Jesse Cook, Honeymoon Suite, David Usher and the Headstones have all taken part in the performances.

  4. Mystic India – The World Tour

    345 Washington Street
    St Paul, MN 55102
    Call: (651) 224-4222

    Created by Director Amit Shah and featuring the AATMA Performing Arts dance company, Mystic India: The World Tour is an internationally-acclaimed Bollywood dance spectacular based on the concept of ancient India’s transition into modern India. The colorful costumes and elaborate sets have been custom designed by Amit Shah and handmade in India’s film capital by a team of 40 designers and workers over the course of four years. The team of diverse, impeccably trained dancers from the AATMA Performing Arts dance company combines authentic Indian and modern techniques bringing the streets Mumbai and New York into perfect harmony.

    Over half a million people have seen Mystic India: The World Tour since its conception in 2011 through its successful tours in South Africa, Switzerland, Canada, Bahrain, China, and various cities in the United States. The company has opened for Carrie Underwood in Las Vegas, and performed for executives of many Fortune 500 companies, as well as in major casinos, amusement parks, and performing arts centers. It is the first internationally-touring Indian dance production headed by the USA- based dance company, and the first touring Indian production that carries such a diverse case of artists. City and Shore Magazine voted it “The Must-See Show of the Season.”

    Audiences of Mystic India: The World Tour can expect an explosion of colors and energy as they travel on a celebratory journey through Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Punjab and Gujarat, and even through the progression of Bollywood films via a stunning visual display that fuses dance, theater, and spectacular special effects.

  5. One Voice Mixed Chorus presents Roots & Wings: 30 Years with One Voice

    345 Washington Street
    St Paul, MN 55102
    Call: (651) 224-4222

    Raise the roof with One Voice Mixed Chorus on Pride weekend for Roots & Wings as we celebrate 30 years with One Voice. One Voice’s humorous side will be shared while performing hilarious audience favorites like Gay vs. Straight Composers and Lesbian Second Date Moving Service to soul-stirring music, including Proud, and Still I Rise. This is a party you don’t want to miss!

  6. Pilobolus presents Shadowland

    345 Washington Street
    St Paul, MN 55102
    Call: (651) 224-4222

    Created by Pilobolus after several years of experimentation with short-form shadow play, Shadowland is part shadow act, part dance, part circus, and part concert. It’s a groundbreaking, first-of-its-kind performance conceived in collaboration with Steven Banks, lead writer for the playfully surreal animated series SpongeBob SquarePants, and propelled by a rhythmic original score by the popular American musician, producer, and film composer David Poe.

    The performance combines Pilobolus’s legendary approach to modern dance with high-energy, fastpaced multimedia innovation, including multiple moving screens of different sizes and shapes, and a groundbreaking merging of projected images and front-of-screen choreography that leverages darkness and light. It’s a tactic the company developed in its advertisements for Hyundai, and then honed in its performance at the 79th Annual Academy Awards in 2007.

  7. Tanya Tagaq: Retribution

    345 Washington Street
    St Paul, MN 55102
    Call: (651) 224-4222

    Celebrated Inuk performer Tanya Tagaq employs exquisite, unnerving vocal improvisations that blend traditional roots with contemporary culture. Following her debut engagement at the Walker in 2015 with Nanook of the North, Tagaq returns to perform music from her critically acclaimed and politically timely new recording, Retribution. The artist will be accompanied by a Twin Cities–based chorus, vocal chameleon Christine Duncan, drummer Jean Martin, and violinist Jesse Zubot in a boundary-pushing exploration of tone, timbre, texture, and the outer limits of human expression.

  8. The Midtown Men: 4 Stars From the Original Cast of Broadway’s Jersey Boys

    345 Washington Street
    St Paul, MN 55102
    Call: (651) 224-4222

    They took Broadway by storm in one of the biggest hits of all-time. Now on their 7th national tour, The Midtown Men are bringing their magic to audiences everywhere, singing their favorite sixties hits from The Beatles, The Rascals, The Turtles, Motown, The Four Seasons, and more.

    This sensational production reunites four stars from the Original Broadway Cast of Jersey Boys. Tony Award winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony Award nominee J. Robert Spencer star in this one-of-a-kind concert experience celebrating the music that defined the ’60s.

    These talented entertainers shared the Broadway stage for over a thousand performances in the mega-hit Jersey Boys. Now, as The Midtown Men, they’ve thrilled crowds on concert stages across the US, Canada and in Beijing, performing over 600 shows and singing with 31 major symphony orchestras. They’ve delighted television audiences on “The Today Show”, “Good Morning America,” “Access Hollywood,” “Katie,” and “The Chew.”

    Don’t miss this electrifying and soulful new production with its top-shelf choreography, incredible vocal performances and legendary onstage chemistry.

  9. The Temptations & the Four Tops

    345 Washington Street
    St Paul, MN 55102
    Call: (651) 224-4222

    Two of the greatest names in American music history, performing live together in one incredible show!

    The Temptations
    For more than fifty years, The Temptations have prospered, propelling popular music with a series of smash hits, and sold-out performances throughout the world. The history of The Temptations is the history of contemporary American pop. An essential component of the original Motown machine, that amazing engine invented by Berry Gordy, The Temps began their musical life in Detroit in the early sixties. Their avalanche of hits began in 1964 with the Smokey Robinson penned and produced “The Way You Do the Things You Do,” followed by “My Girl,” “It’s Growing,” “Since I Lost My Baby,” “Get Ready,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” “Beauty Is Only Skin Deep,” and “I Wish It Would Rain.”

    “Our challenge,” says legendary Temptations vocalist Otis Williams, “is to live in the present while respecting the past. Our past is filled with riches only a fool would discard. At the same time, we thrive on competition. As a Motowner, I grew up in the most competitive musical atmosphere imaginable. But we also understand that for a group with history, no matter how glorious that history might be, reinvention is the name of the game.”

    And so the Temptations go on, and on, and on.


    The Four Tops
    The quartet’s first Motown hit, “Baby I Need Your Loving” in 1964, made them stars. Their songs, soulful and bittersweet, were across-the-board successes, indispensable to any retrospective of the ‘60s. “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch),” a number one R&B and Pop smash in 1965, is one of Motown’s longest-running chart toppers. Other longtime favorites include “It’s The Same Old Song,” “Reach Out I’ll Be There,” “Standing In The Shadows Of Love,” “Bernadette,” and “When She Was My Girl” – making them one of the few groups to have hits in three consecutive decades.

    In 1990, with 24 Top 40 pop hits to their credit, the Four Tops were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. For Rolling Stone’s 2004 article “The Immortals – The Greatest Artists Of All Time,” Smokey Robinson remembered: “They were the best in my neighborhood in Detroit when I was growing up (and) the Four Tops will always be one of the biggest and the best groups ever. Their music is forever.”

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