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  1. 1964 The Tribute

    12600 Nicollet Ave S
    Burnsville, MN 55337
    Call: (952) 895-4685

    Since the early 80’s, 1964…The Tribute has been thrilling audiences all over the globe with what Rolling Stone Magazine has called the best Beatles tribute on earth. 1964…The Tribute takes their audiences on a musical journey to an era in rock history that will live in all of our hearts forever. They are hailed by critics and fans alike as the most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute in the world. Choosing songs from pre-Sgt. Pepper era, 1964 astonishingly recreates an early 60’s live Beatles concert, with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles, and onstage banter.

  2. 3 Faces of the King

    12600 Nicollet Ave S
    Burnsville, MN 55337
    Call: (952) 895-4685

    There has never been an American Legend like Elvis Presley. Experience what it would be like to have The King return to the concert stage to relive all of his greatest moments. '3 Faces of the King' is the national touring show that combines the three most exciting periods of Elvis's iconic career to tell the musical life and story in song of this astounding American legend. Relive the Early Years as he broke onto the world stage; the 1968 Comeback Special and the glittering Las Vegas Years... recreated in full costume and featuring the world's most acclaimed Elvis Tribute artists, all backed by the legendary Elvis Tribute Orchestra that includes the powerful Tennessee Horns! As an added bonus, The Sweet Inspirations will be backing all of our Elvis' Live Onstage! Featured performers in the roles of Elvis are: Cody Slaughter - (Early Elvis and Comeback Special) A remarkable 21 year old prodigy and star of the critically-acclaimed musical 'The Million Dollar Quartet,' Cody Slaughter recreates the Early and Comeback Elvis with astounding accuracy and in loving detail. And Shawn Klush - (Las Vegas Jumpsuit Elvis) Billed as 'The World's Greatest Elvis' and a legend in his own right among Elvis enthusiasts, this multi-talented performer was pronounced by Graceland as 'The Closest to the King' in worldwide talent searches. Shawn captures the dynamic performance and musical majesty of The King during his phenomenal 'Las Vegas Jumpsuit' period. Over 35 Elvis hits are included in this musical review that has stunned audiences and wowed critics worldwide. Don't miss this opportunity to see Elvis as you've never seen him before, in this magnificent production that will astound and delight family members of all ages...and leave you believing the King never left the building.

  3. 4 Bitchin' Babes: Hormonal Imbalance

    12600 Nicollet Avenue
    Burnsville, MN 55337
    Call: 952-895-4680

    Start with four richly gifted singer-songwriters - Add 3/4 cup married life, 4 kids, 3 cats, one dog, one piano, a bunch of guitars, ukuleles, mandolins, and a rocking’ pink bass, a dollop of sharp social commentary, and a pinch of PMS. Set this on the road to tour for 20 years, throw in a hot flash or two and you’ve got Hormonal Imbalance™…A Mood Swinging Musical Revue!, an estrogen fueled hilarious new show that celebrates the best of “Babes, Boys, and Botox,”
    starring the Four Bitchin’ Babes.

  4. An Afternoon at Pops: On Broadway!

    12600 Nicollet Ave S
    Burnsville, MN 55337
    Call: (952) 895-4685

    A tip of the hat to the former music director of the Boston Pops and his film scores with this concert featuring music by John Williams. Mixed in are a few light classics, for good measure, to create a concert in the style of the Boston Pops. Help us kick off our 27th season in rollicking style with Indiana Jones and Han Solo leading the way.

  5. Chameleon Theatre Circle - Twas the Night Before Christmas

    12600 Nicollet Ave S
    Burnsville, MN 55337
    Call: (952) 895-4685

    Santa's famous list has the final word on who's good and who's bad, and determines the fate of children all over the world. So, what would you do if your name suddenly went missing from the list? A mouse named Amos, an elf named Calliope, and a determined little girl named Emily set off on Christmas Eve to retake control of their destinies and solve a crisis at the North Pole in this wry and adventurous holiday romp from the author of Lend Me a Tenor!

  6. Christmas Stories

    12600 Nicollet Ave S
    Burnsville, MN 55337
    Call: (952) 895-4685

    The Great Northern Union Chorus (GNU) is an internationally acclaimed, auditioned men's a cappella chorus based in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, drawing members and audience from throughout the Midwest. Founded in 1985, the GNU's mission can best be described as "High Impact Harmony". Unaccompanied vocal music which is technically near-flawless passionately performed and tirelessly spread to audiences and potential singers alike. New this year is a Christmas Concert that will feature some old favorites and some new standards all performed in the exciting GNU style. Christmas Stories is designed to reflect, remember and celebrate the stories and music that make the season so special.

  7. Country Roads: A John Denver Celebration

    12600 Nicollet Avenue
    Burnsville, MN 55337
    Call: 952-895-4680

    Relive the magic and memories of John Denver in 'Country Roads: A John Denver Celebration,' the acclaimed national touring show which celebrates the Grammy-winning performer's heartwarming hits and timeless legacy. Jim Curry, the world's most authentic John Denver tribute artist, is joined onstage by members of John Denver's band, including Special Guests: John Sommers on fiddle (composer of 'Thank God I'm A Country Boy') and Richie Garcia (Percussion). Over 20 hits are featured in this special evening of the stories and songs that have made this American icon a musical tradition, including 'Take Me Home Country Roads,' 'Thank God I'm A Country Boy,' 'Rocky Mountain High,' 'Sunshine On My Shoulders,' 'Leaving On A Jet Plane,' 'Calypso,' 'Annie's Song,' 'Fly Away,' ‘Grandma’s Feather Bed’ and many more - including the trademark harmonies and acoustic stylings cherished by John Denver fans the world over. 'Country Roads' has toured the world to critical acclaim, and this special one-night only performance is not to be missed!

  8. Dakota Valley Symphony presents Handel's Messiah

    12600 Nicollet Ave S
    Burnsville, MN 55337
    Call: (952) 895-4685

    Come and celebrate the season with this truly inspirational work performed by the Dakota Valley Symphony Chorus and Soloists along with the full Orchestra. You'll enjoy a traditional performance at 2:00 pm, or join the orchestra and chorus at 7:00 pm in a sing-along performance. Scores will be available for purchase at the door. At the time of ticket purchase, please specify whether you would prefer to attend the traditional or sing-along performance, or both!

  9. Four Bitchin' Babes - Hormonal Imbalance... A Mood Swinging Musical Review

    12600 Nicollet Ave S
    Burnsville, MN 55337
    Call: (952) 895-4685

    Start with four richly gifted singer-songwriters; add 3/4 cup married life; four kids; three cats; one dog; one piano; a bunch of guitars, ukuleles mandolins, and a rocking’ pink bass; a dollop of sharp social commentary; and a pinch of PMS. Set this on the road to tour for 20 years, throw in a hot flash or two and you’ve got Hormonal Imbalance™…A Mood Swinging Musical Revue!, an estrogen-fueled hilarious new show that celebrates the best of “Babes, Boys, and Botox,” starring the Four Bitchin’ Babes.

  10. Jekyll & Hyde

    12600 Nicollet Ave S
    Burnsville, MN 55337
    Call: (952) 895-4685

    Glamorous, sexy and deliciously wicked, Jekyll & Hyde is the enthralling musical based on Robert Louis Stevenson classic story about a brilliant but obsessive scientist whose alter ego wreaks havoc across Victorian London. An evocative tale of two men – one a doctor,
    passionate and romantic – the other, a terrifying madman; and two women - one, beautiful and trusting –the other, beautiful and trusting only herself. Both in love with the same man and both unaware of his dark secret. Featuring a thrilling pop rock score including the unforgettable hit, “This Is The Moment” from multi Grammy and Tony nominated Frank Wildhorn & double Oscar and Grammy winning Leslie Bricusse, Jekyll & Hyde has mesmerized audiences the world over.

  11. Lorie Line: 25th Anniversary Christmas Special

    12600 Nicollet Ave S
    Burnsville, MN 55337
    Call: (952) 895-4685

    Pianist Lorie Line is celebrating a big year. This season marks her 25th anniversary of touring and she is making this year's show special in every way. Line will showcase the best of the best of her holiday music over her 25-year career. She will feature her Fab 5 and this year she is bringing a special vocalist to the stage. Don't miss this special evening of music as Lorie celebrates a milestone year.

  12. Louie Anderson

    12600 Nicollet Ave S
    Burnsville, MN 55337
    Call: 952-895-4685

    Comedy legend and Emmy Award-winning comedian Louie Anderson performs "Louie Anderson Live" at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. Louie Anderson is one of the most versatile and successful comedians working in Hollywood today. Sharing the ups and downs of his childhood experiences as one of 11 children in Minnesota, Louie crafted comedy routines that rang true for his early club audiences while reducing them to helpless fits of laughter. Fresh off his success on the ABC celebrity diving series “Splash,” Anderson is glad to be back on dry land. “Diving is a lot like stand-up,” says Anderson. “You can't go back once you're up there. There's only a shame walk. I gotta dive into the audience or dive into the pool.” His bestselling books include “Dear Dad – Letters From An Adult Child,” a collection of alternately touching and outrageous letters from Anderson to his late father, and “Good-bye Jumbo…Hello Cruel World,” a self-help book for those who struggle with self-esteem issues, as only an award-winning comedian could write it. Anderson also recently finished writing his newest installment on family, “The F Word, How to Survive Your Family,” and starred on his own stand-up special, “Big Baby Boomer,” on CMT.

  13. Ole and Lena's Family Christmas

    12600 Nicollet Ave S
    Burnsville, MN 55337
    Call: (952) 895-4685

    Christmas has always been one of Lena’s favorite times of the year even if, as Ole says, “It makes her more than a little bit crazy.” This year Lena has invited the whole family, even her snooty cousin Mildred from Edina. Ole really wants nothing to do with the whole thing. Especially, the part where Lena has him dress up in the old Santa suit and hand out the presents.
    Can Sven help Ole from having to play the part of Santa? Will Lena be able to keep it all together while she prepares for the family Christmas? Find out in this hilarious show about family togetherness.

  14. Recycled Percussion

    12600 Nicollet Ave S
    Burnsville, MN 55337
    Call: (952) 895-4685

    Since Justin Spencer formed Recycled Percussion in 1995, the band has been unstoppable. Their junk rock music grew as a national phenomenon week after week during their smash hit performances on“America’s Got Talent” in 2009. The group has played more than 4,000 shows and 400 corporate events in more than 15 countries, and has done guest appearances on “Carson Daly,” “The Today Show,” “China’s Got Talent” and the Latin Grammy Awards. After being featured on the cover of “USA Today” and being voted National Act of the Year a record-breaking six times, the band gained world-wide recognition. In 2010, they sealed the deal and became headliners in Las Vegas! Taking 2013 by storm, Recycled Percussion has elevated their energy level, created new performance elements and continued to bring junk rock music to the Las Vegas Strip nightly at The Quad Resort and Casino!

  15. Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience

    12600 Nicollet Ave S
    Burnsville, MN 55337
    Call: (952) 895-4685

    This holiday, join Shaun Johnson, an Emmy-winning 21st century crooner and a sizzling, eight-piece big band as they take to select Midwestern stages for an evening of elegance. Enjoy a performance that blends the sound of Sinatra and Bublé with the Spirit of the season!

  16. Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody

    12600 Nicollet Ave S
    Burnsville, MN 55337
    Call: (952) 895-4685

    SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody is the hilarious new musical that brings the naughty fun of the best-selling book to life and will have your inner goddess laughing out loud! See your favorite characters come to life with sharp-witted comedy, musical numbers, sexy
    striptease performances from the leading hunk, and lots of surprises! Get there early for pre-show cocktails then stay to meet the cast and pose for a photo with Mr. Dangerous himself!

  17. Superstar Legends of Country: The Highwaymen Live! A Musical Tribute

    12600 Nicollet Avenue
    Burnsville, MN 55337
    Call: 952-895-4680

    Perhaps the greatest country music super group in history, the Highwaymen traveled the world performing country music to millions of fans. Now you will see them again as never before! You will watch in amazement as each song, one hit after another is sung just as if they were seeing the original band perform. This 90 minute country music tribute show is full of upbeat, honky-tonk hits like Ring of Fire, Dukes of Hazard, and On the Road Again, backed by their own touring band. Over 22 hits are featured in this special evening of great country music! Experience the show that has audiences lining up and selling out venues nationwide. Experience The Highwaymen Live! A Musical Tribute.

  18. The Girl Singers of the Hit Parade Christmas Show

    12600 Nicollet Ave S
    Burnsville, MN 55337
    Call: (952) 895-4685

    Re-creating the voicing and harmonies of nostalgic classics, “The Girls” sing classic hymns like ‘Adeste Fidelis’ and “Silent Night” but also get the place swinging and rocking with tunes like Brenda Lee’s "Rockin Around The Christmas Tree", The Andrew’s Sister’s "Merry Christmas Polka" and "Winter Wonderland", McGuire Sister's “Christmas Alphabet”, as well as a fun-filled rendition of "The Twelve Days of Christmas". You couldn’t have a Christmas show without some sing-a-longs and "White Christmas and "Silver Bells" are the perfect songs. Costumed in classic 50s Christmas ball gowns, this production truly takes you back to a simpler time with a feeling of family and warmth as well as laughter! A truly enjoyable evening of memories and fun for all ages.

  19. Tonic Sol-Fa Holiday Tour

    12600 Nicollet Ave S
    Burnsville, MN 55337
    Call: (952) 895-4685

    Although they are simply four voices and a tambourine, Tonic Sol-fa has spent considerable time on the road carving their niche as the nation’s top vocal group. In the midst of touring, this quartet has been named one of the top five “must see” groups in America, has been awarded numerous original song and album awards in pop, gospel and holiday genres, appeared on NBC’s Today Show and in the pages of Newsweek magazine. Outings with Jay Leno, Shawn Colvin, and Garrison Keillor have propelled album sales to more than 2,000,000 copies
    (mostly sold from the back of their trailer!) and have earned the group thousands of intensely loyal fans.

Meetings & Conferences

  • Facility accommodates meetings for 30 or more
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  • Meeting/Convention Facilities (maximum capacity): 1000
  • Banquet Facilities (maximum capacity): 275
  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 7
  • Largest Meeting Room (sq ft): 2700
  • Exhibit Space (sq ft): 2000
  • Catering Available
  • On-site Catering Required
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