Tuesday, February 22, 2011

State Theatre
March 18 - March 20

Riverdance is the thunderous celebration of Irish music, song and dance that has tapped its way onto the world stage thrilling millions of people around the globe. Composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan, Riverdance, became Ireland's greatest ambassador. It changed the face of Irish dance and, despite its imitators, has remained on top and was voted the #1 Variety/Family Entertainment Show in the U.S. (1998).

Celtic Woman "Songs from the Heart"
State Theatre
April 22 - April 23

Celtic Woman, the Irish vocal sensation with more than six million CDs and DVDs sold worldwide, returns to Minneapolis as part of their "Songs from the Heart" Tour. Backed by a six-piece band and the Aontas Choir, the ensemble draws from a repertoire that encompasses Irish standards such as "Galway Bay," classical favorites and contemporary hits including Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Pie Jesu" and Billy Joel's "Goodnight My Angel." Their 2010 critically acclaimed CD/DVD and Emmy nominated special, "Celtic Woman–Songs from the Heart," was hugely successful on PBS.

Orpheum Theatre
March 1 to March 6


"This revival redeems “Hair” not in a superficial tie-dye fashion but in a manner that connects us to what inspired an era to reinvent itself."
Los Angeles Times, Charles McNulty READ REVIEW

The Public Theater’s new Tony®-winning production of HAIR is the most electric celebration on Broadway! This exuberant musical about a group of young Americans searching for peace and love in a turbulent time has struck a resonant chord with audiences young and old. HAIR features an extraordinary cast and dozens of unforgettable songs including “Aquarius,” “Let the Sun Shine In,” "Good Morning, Starshine" and “Easy To Be Hard.” Its relevance is UNDENIABLE. Its energy is UNBRIDLED. Its truth is UNWAVERING. It's HAIR, and IT'S TIME.

Theater round-up:

Chanhassen Dinner Theatre: I Do, I Do! and Jesus Christ Superstar.

Guthrie Theater: The Winter's Tale

Kenny Rogers, Thursday, Feb 24th, Treasure Island Casino
Branford Marsalis, Sunday, Feb, 27th, Orchestra Hall (with Terence Blanchard)
Mpls Home & Garden Show, March 2-6th, Mpls Convention Center
Clay Aiken, Sat. March 5th, State Theatre
Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Monday, March 7th, Dakota Jazz Club
Sarah McLachlan, Wed. March 9th, Orpheum Theatre
Mpls Auto Show. March 12-20th, Mpls Convention Center
Victor Wooten, Tuesday, March 15th, Dakota Jazz Club
The BoDeans, Tuesday, March 21st, Guthrie Theater
Kenny Chesney, Friday, March 25th, Xcel Energy Ctr
Jimmie Vaughn, Sunday, March 27th, Wilebski's Blues Saloon
Northwest Sportshow, March 30th-April 3rd, Mpls Convention Center
Acid Mothers Temple, Tuesday, April 5th, 7th St. Entry
Robert Plant, Tuesday, April 12th, State Theatre
April Wine, Head East, Friday, April 22nd, Medina Ballroom
The Pixies, Sunday, April 24th, Roy Wilkin's Auditorium
Lewis Black, Sat. May 7th, State Theater
Roger McGuinn, Tuesday, May 17th, Hopkins Center for the Arts
Adele, May 26th, First Avenue
U2, Saturday, July 23rd, TCF Bank Stadium

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