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Shows & Performances at the Ives

 

Sidekick Theatre Presents – Fantastic Mr. Fox

June 18, 2024–August 10, 2024

A musical for all ages!

A Hilarious New Musical For All Ages

Mr. Fox is smart, clever and rather fantastic, but can he save his family and friends from a trio of spiteful, nasty, smelly farmers who are out to get them? Intended for all ages, this high-spirited, toe-tapping show is a celebration of courage, family, and community, with lots of laughs, audience participation and loveable characters along the way.

Running time: 65 minutes

Performances run from June 18th - August 10th.
 

Summer Learning – Conservation Organization Izaak Walton League

July 27, 2024

John Rust of the Minnesota division of the Izaak Walton League talks about the century-old Conservation organization, and how to conserve outdoor America for future generations.

Saturday, July 27th, 1:00 p.m.

Conservation organization Izaak Walton League was founded in 1922 to conserve outdoor America for future generations. John Rust, past president of the Minnesota Division of the Izaak Walton League (just down the street from the MMHC), will discuss and answer questions about the IWL's activities in Minnesota.

John will also describe some of the adventures documented in his book - "Exploring Wilderness: From Heart Racing Adventure to Tranquility". In addition, John will present slides showing locations he has visited world wide, and wildlife encountered along the way. Join us for his firsthand accounts from Alaska to India to our own Minnesota Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

Summer Learning is free and open to the public.

Please RSVP by Friday, July 19th to Mark Anderson at mark.anderson@mnmasonic.org or at (952) 948-6503.

Betty Jo’s Dance Center: Cinderella

August 15, 2024

Join the dancers of Betty Jo's Dance Center for their performance of Cinderella!

Show starts at 6pm.

Tickets: General Admission - Individual $5 each.

Betty Jo's Dance Center dancers preform their one hour version of the ballet Cinderella.

 

 

Summer Learning – The Principals of Sidekick

September 07, 2024

Tim Stolz of Sidekick Theatre talks about the business of running a professional theater company!

Saturday, September 7th, 1:00 p.m.

Sidekick Theatre is the resident company which produces the bulk of entertainment events in the Heritage Center. The Principals of Sidekick will talk about the business of running a professional theater company. 

This presentation will take place in the Ives Auditorium.

Summer Learning is free and open to the public.

Please RSVP by Friday, August 30th to Mark Anderson at mark.anderson@mnmasonic.org or at (952) 948-6503.

The 1st John Philip Sousa Memorial Band

September 21, 2024

Don't miss this annual show from the 1st John Philip Sousa Memorial Band - there's never a dull moment!

Cake & coffee reception starts at 6pm.

Show starts at 7:00pm.

Tickets: Adult, $17, Senior, $15, Student/MMH Resident/Heritage Society Member, $11.

Don't miss the ever-popular 45-piece John Philip Sousa Memorial Band sponsored by the City of Edina. Come hear the sparkling woodwinds and soaring brass and percussion as they present the music that has thrilled American ears and lifted spirits since the turn-of-the century. Tuneful rags, marches, novelty pieces, solo features, and special wind ensemble selections means there's never a dull moment and this program is guaranteed to give listeners a light heart and sense of togetherness. Come share this night with the Sousa Band!

Sidekick Theatre Presents – Magic Carpet Ride

September 28, 2024

A musical journey through one of the most electrifying and impactful times America has ever seen!

The Music Of Sixties San Francisco

Magic Carpet Ride is a musical journey through one of the most electrifying and impactful times America has ever seen. During the summer of 1967 in San Francisco such groups as The Mamas and the Papas, The Doors, The Byrds,  Jefferson Airplane and The Beatles inspired a cultural revolution that swept across the country.  Magic Carpet Ride captures the heart and soul of the era with a dynamic band whose power house vocals and exacting musicianship underscore such classics as "California Dreamin", "Dear Mr. Fantasy", "Hello, I Love You", "Nights in White Satin", "All Along the Watchtower", and of course… “Magic Carpet Ride!”

Saturday, September 28 @ 7:30pm

 

Bloomington Symphony Orchestra: Soaring with Tchaikovsky

October 06, 2024

Experience a rollercoaster ride of emotions with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra!

Show starts at 2:00pm.

Advance Tickets: Premium, $25, Adult, $19, Senior, $16, Students are free.

Manny Laureano, Music Director & Conductor
Michael Sutton, Violin

Charles Ives – Variations on America
Ralph Vaughan Williams – The Lark Ascending Michael Sutton, violin
Piotr Ilyich Techaikovsky Symphony No. 5, Op. 64, E minor

Experience a rollercoaster ride of emotions as the BSO launches its 62nd concert season, its eleventh with Music Director Manny Laureano. In the opening concert of the 2024-25 season, we will open with the irreverent and witty Variations on America, by Charles Ives, which will leave you chuckling. Then, BSO will showcase its beloved concertmaster, Michael Sutton, as he interprets the lovely The Lark Ascending, written by British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. This piece is guaranteed to provide you with a moment of wonder, as you imagine a bird in flight. After intermission, our orchestra will present the pinnacle of the Romantic period as only Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky could provide, in his magnificent Symphony No. 5 in E Minor. 

Please note the new concert start time of 2pm.

Sidekick Theatre Presents – Over the River and Through the Woods

October 09, 2024–November 03, 2024

A heart-warming comedy with hilarious shenanigans that will have you roaring in your seat!

A Heartwarming Comedy by Joe Dipietro

Every Sunday, Nick crosses the river to New Jersey and has dinner with both sets of his Italian-American grandparents. But Nick has dreams, and when he receives the perfect job offer from the west coast, he is determined to take it. His grandparents - Frank, Ada, Nunzio, and Emma - are just as determined that he stay put. Thus begins a series of shameless schemes and hilarious shenanigans that will have you roaring in your seat while reminding you of the wonderful zaniness that is family. 

Performances run from October 9th - November 3rd.
Wednesday & Thursday Matinees @ 1pm
Saturdays @ 7:30pm
Sunday Matinees @1pm
*Meal option available for every performance - reservation required.

"A hilarious family comedy loaded with laughs every step of the way." - Star-Ledger

 

Sidekick Theatre Presents – Hansel & Gretel’s Magical Adventure!

November 19, 2024–December 30, 2024

A musical fairy tale for all ages, it's the perfect story for the holiday season!

A Musical Fairy Tale For All Ages

An original musical adaptation of the age-old tale of two siblings and their grand, fun-filled adventure - with lots of laughs, audience participation and loveable characters along the way! Intended for youngsters of all ages, it's the perfect story for the holiday season.

Running time: 65 minutes

Performances run from November 19th - December 30th.
*Breakfast with Santa tickets available on Select Dates - Reservation Required
 

Bloomington Symphony Orchestra: Exuberance!

February 09, 2025

Bright and colorful, it will set your heart in the right mood to welcome this year's MNSOTA Mary West Solo Competition Grand Prize winner.

Show starts at 2:00pm.

Advance Tickets: Premium, $25, Adult, $19, Senior, $16, Students are free.

Manny Laureano, Music Director & Conductor
MNSOTA Mary West Solo Competition Grand Prize Winner

Li Huanzhi – Spring Festival Overture
TBA – MNSOTA Soloist - Grand Prize Winner of the MNSOTA Mary West Solo Competition
Felix Mendelssohn – Symphony No. 4, Op. 90, A Major "Italian"

As the BSO continues to imagine a welcome spring after one of Minnesota's frigid winters, we open the third concert of the season with Li Huanzhi's Spring Festival Overture, a work that is becoming familiar to concertgoers across the world. Bright and colorful, it will set your heart in the right mood to welcome this year's MNSOTA Mary West Solo Competition Grand Prize winner, whose performance will follow immediately afterward.

Rounding out our concert of sheer optimism will be the so-called "Italian" Symphony in A Major by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. Originally conceived as "Blue Skies in A Major," Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4 will warm your heart with joyous melodies and a singular aspect of composition that was unprecedented. What is it? Come and all will be revealed.

By the way, we promise you won't ever need to turn up the heat in the car on the way home! 

Please note the new concert start time of 2pm.

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