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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  1. A Paranormal Evening With Alice Cooper

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

    Alice Cooper pioneered a grandly theatrical brand of hard rock that was designed to shock. Drawing equally from horror movies, vaudeville, and garage rock, the group created a stage show that featured electric chairs, guillotines, fake blood, and boa constrictors. Cooper continues to tour regularly, performing shows worldwide with the dark and horror-themed theatrics that he’s best known for.

    With a schedule that includes six months each year on the road, Alice Cooper brings his own brand of rock psycho-drama to fans both old and new, enjoying it as much as the audience does. Known as the architect of shock-rock, Cooper (in both the original Alice Cooper band and as a solo artist) has rattled the cages and undermined the authority of generations of guardians of the status quo, continuing to surprise fans and exude danger at every turn, like a great horror movie, even in an era where CNN can present real-life shocking images.

  2. Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp: Acoustically Speaking

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

    Acoustically Speaking — A 20 Year Friendship is a new show and live CD featuring two Broadway giants coming together to celebrate music and friendship. An intimate show, Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp deliver solo sets featuring both Broadway and pop hits that have influenced their lives… capped off by performing a few of the iconic hits from where it all began: Rent.

  3. Cantus presents Cantus and Lorelei in Concert

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

    Join Cantus and Lorelei for an unforgettable, one-night-only collaboration that brings together two of the country’s leading vocal ensembles. Building on the success of Cantus’ recent collaborative concerts with Chanticleer and Sweet Honey in the Rock, this partnership with Lorelei showcases the very best in vocal chamber music.

    Acclaimed worldwide for its trademark warmth and blend, men’s vocal ensemble Cantus is widely known for its innovative programming and engaging performances. The Washington Post has hailed Cantus’ sound as having both “exalting finesse” and “expressive power,” and refers to the “spontaneous grace” of the Twin Cities-based ensemble.

    Lorelei is an all-professional vocal ensemble, comprising nine women whose expertise ranges from early to contemporary repertoire, and whose independent careers as soloists and ensemble singers across the globe lend to the rich and diverse vocal palette that defines the ensemble’s thrilling delivery of “exact, smooth, and stylish” programming (Boston Globe).

  4. Cherish the Ladies

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

    “It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn’t enjoy what they do,” says The Boston Globe of Cherish The Ladies, Grammy Award-nominated Irish-American supergroup. Cherish The Ladies returns to the Ordway Concert Hall as they blaze forward into another decade of music-making, with an album out in early 2018 called Heart of the Home.

  5. Classic Albums Live presents Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

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

    Classic Albums Live takes classic albums and recreates them live on stage — note for note, cut for cut. Founded in 2003 by Craig Martin, Classic Albums Live has become the ultimate destination for music lovers wanting to hear the greatest albums performed live. Relying only on the music, using what Martin refers to as “the world’s best musicians,” Classic Albums Live has defined itself as a mainstay in performing arts centers across North America.

  6. Classic Albums Live presents Queen - A Night at the Opera

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

    Classic Albums Live takes classic albums and recreates them live on stage — note for note, cut for cut. Founded in 2003 by Craig Martin, Classic Albums Live has become the ultimate destination for music lovers wanting to hear the greatest albums performed live. Relying only on the music, using what Martin refers to as “the world’s best musicians,” Classic Albums Live has defined itself as a mainstay in performing arts centers across North America.

  7. Classic Albums Live presents The Beatles - Abbey Road

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

    Classic Albums Live takes classic albums and recreates them live on stage - note for note, cut for cut. Founded in 2003 by Craig Martin, Classic Albums Live has become the ultimate destination for music lovers wanting to hear the greatest albums performed live. Relying only on the music, using what Martin refers to as “the world’s best musicians,” Classic Albums Live has defined itself as a mainstay in performing arts centers across North America.

  8. CONTRA-TIEMPO: joyUS justUS

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

    CONTRA-TIEMPO takes Latin social dance to new heights by infusing elements of salsa, Afro-Cuban, and urban dance styles. joyUS justUS reclaims the dominant deficit-based narrative of people of color in this country and flips it on its head by embodying stories of joy.

  9. Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol

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

    Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain spin on the Charles Dickens holiday classic. Renewing Ordway subscribers have the first chance to see a "sneak-peek staged reading" of the world premiere of this new musical, featuring an all-new original score by Dolly Parton. Set in the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, mining company boss Ebenezer Scrooge meets the spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, rekindling a spark of humanity in his hardened heart. A live acoustic band brings Parton’s original score to life in this "concert style" presentation of a heartwarming, musical reimagining of a holiday classic.

  10. Elf The Musical

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

    Elf The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to and his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

  11. Emmylou Harris

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

    One of the most admired and influential women in music, singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris’ incredible career spans over four decades. She has recorded more than 25 albums, been awarded 13 GRAMMY Awards and a Billboard Century Award, and has lent her talents to countless fellow artists’ recordings. In recognition of her remarkable career, Harris was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008.

  12. Generation Z Project

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

    A stunning event featuring artists under 30 years old, as it presents different manifestations of the Hip Hop culture: rap music (oral), DJing (aural), break dance (physical), graffiti art (visual), and street fashion. Don’t miss this fun event to showcase the young talents around town, and spot out who is the next big star in MN.

  13. Gipsy Kings

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

    Melding deep-heated flamenco, rumba, salsa, and pop to the tune of 20 million albums sold, the GRAMMY Award-winning hit-makers behind “Bamboleo” celebrate in their very own, blistering tradition - taking audiences back to the south of France with flamenco guitars and booming Spanish vocals.

    Uniting the family Reyes and the family Baliardo, the band continues a tradition that has drawn famous fans such as Picasso, Cocteau, Dali, and Chaplin. From playing on the streets of Cannes and the hedonistic heights of St. Tropez, breaking world music barriers as one of the rare groups to climb the US and World music charts. Featured in the likes of The Big Lebowski, Toy Story 3, and Glee, the band has embraced western classics by Bob Marley, the Doobie Brothers, and The Eagles with globe-hopping grace, whilst also incorporating dramatic cues from Brazilian and Caribbean culture.

    Now bringing the party back to the United States this summer, the Gipsy Kings will raise the roof with dance-ready furor, returning to their groundbreaking eponymous album and the nomadic spirit that has led them to their latest work, GRAMMY Award-winning album Savor Flamenco and a new project Experience - giving audiences the “deep shout at the heart of our community.”

  14. Gladys Knight

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

    The great ones endure, and Gladys Knight has long been one of the greatest. Very few singers over the last fifty years have matched her unassailable artistry. This seven-time Grammy winner has enjoyed #1 hits in pop, gospel, R&B and adult contemporary; and has triumphed in film, television, and live performance.

  15. Jake Shimabukuro

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

    One of the world’s most exciting and innovative ukulele players and composers, Jake Shimabukuro redefines ukulele music — performing everything from traditional Hawaiian tunes to covers of popular hits like George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” and Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” His most recent album, Nashville Sessions, is one of his most adventurous, multifaceted, and engaging records to date.

  16. Mamma Mia!

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

    A mother. A daughter. 3 possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget. Sixty million people around the world have had the night of their lives experiencing writer Catherine Johnson’s light-hearted tale of family and friendship, told through ABBA’s timeless songs such as “Take a Chance on Me,” “Dancing Queen,” and “SOS.” This fresh, all-new version of Mamma Mia! will enchant you - the ultimate feel-good summer musical!

  17. Maria Bamford

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

    Comedian Maria Bamford stars in the semi-autobiographical Netflix comedy series Lady Dynamite, lauded as “revelatory” by Entertainment Weekly and one of 2016’s must-see shows by Variety and Rolling Stone. She is the creator and star of Maria Bamford: the Special Special Special and the cult hit web series The Maria Bamford Show, and has appeared in numerous series including BoJack Horseman, Adventure Time, Arrested Development, and Fresh Off the Boat.

  18. Maz Jobrani

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

    Comedian Maz Jobrani performs his hilarious standup at venues across the globe. He is currently set to co-star in Superior Donuts, a new CBS sitcom slated to come out in the spring of 2017. He has had three Showtime standup comedy specials, Brown and Friendly, I Come In Peace, and most recently, I’m Not A Terrorist, But I’ve Played One on TV, which is now available on Netflix.

  19. Nachito Herrera

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

    Acclaimed local musician Nachito Herrera’s Afro-Latin Renaissance combines Afro-Cuban jazz, dance, and painting, drawing on the roots of Afro-American and Latin American communities and visiting the heart of our cultural identities. Using colors, flavors, and authenticity, Afro-Latin Renaissance proves once again the power of music as the universal language of unity and peace.

  20. Nobuntu

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

    Nobuntu, the female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe, has drawn international acclaim for inventive performances that range from traditional Zimbabwean songs to Afro-jazz to gospel. Nobuntu was nominated for Best Musician of the Year at the Zimbabwe International Women Awards in London in 2015, and has performed at festivals and concert halls throughout the world.

  21. 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!

  22. Randy Bachman - Every Song Tells A Story

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

    In addition to his popular songs and the stories behind them, Randy Bachman of The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner-Overdrive brings to the stage an exciting production honoring the remarkable legacy of early mentor, hero, and inspiration, Beatles guitarist/songwriter George Harrison. From one master musician to another, Randy offers his own uniquely personal interpretations of Harrison’s best-known songs in an extraordinary concert experience.

  23. Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band

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

    Since his early days with The Beatles, nine-time Grammy winner and two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Ringo Starr has enjoyed a successful solo career as a singer, songwriter, and drummer, drawing inspiration not only from rock, but also from blues, soul, and honky-tonk.

  24. Rosy Simas Danse presents Weave

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

    An Ordway co-commission, Native choreographer Rosy Simas (Seneca, Heron Clan) creates Weave, an dance project drawn from the interwoven and interdependent nature of our world. In Weave, individual and embodied stories are the vibrant threads that mesh in a performance woven of story, dance, moving image, and sound.

  25. The Lincoln Center Theater Production of Falsettos

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

    Love makes a family. Falsettos revolves around the life of a charming, intelligent, neurotic gay man named Marvin, his wife, his lover, his about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. It’s a hilarious and achingly poignant look at the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family.

  26. TU Dance

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

    Artistic Directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands open TU Dance’s 15th anniversary season with a new retrospective work reflecting on the company’s rich repertoire of thought-provoking works. The anniversary program also features the Ordway’s first commission for TU Dance — With Love (2011), inspired by the paintings of African American artist Ernie Barnes and set to the legendary music of Donny Hathaway.

  27. VocalEssence 50th Anniversary Concert

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

    Roll out the red carpet and stroll down memory lane as we celebrate the people and songs that made VocalEssence what it is today. Opening just as VocalEssence did 50 years ago with Copland’s “In the Beginning,” the concert will bring back audience favorites including selections from Benny Andersson’s Kristina and John Philip Sousa’s El Capitan. Guest artists and speakers from Bradley Greenwald to Dessa will join us to add sparkle to the golden affair, including some surprises!

    After the Concert, continue the celebration with a “who’s who” of VocalEssence celebrities at the After Party at Landmark Center catered by Deco Catering.

  28. We Shall Overcome - A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    Inspired by the words and action of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., producer and musical director Damien Sneed’s We Shall Overcome showcases repertoire from across the African-American music traditions with interwoven spoken word from Dr. King’s recorded speeches, tying together a living lineage of music and culture that spans from Aretha Franklin to Wynton Marsalis; Duke Ellington to Stevie Wonder.

  29. Whose Live Anyway?

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

    The current cast members of the Emmy-nominated TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? are proud to present their new improv tour. Whose Live Anyway? is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song, all based on audience suggestions. Audience participation is key to the show, so bring your suggestions — you might be asked to join the cast onstage!

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