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Shows & Performances at the Ives


Betty Jo’s – The Nutcracker

December 11, 2022–December 18, 2022

The Nutcracker! Join the dancers of Betty Jo's Dance Center in their performance of the classic tale.

Shows start at 6:30pm on Sunday, December 11 and at 3:00pm and 6:30pm on Sunday, December 18.

Tickets: Individual, $17.

The Nutcracker! This performance will feature the students of Betty Jo's Dance Center dancing their way through the classical tale. Join Clara, her family, and her magical toy nutcracker in their wondrous adventures on Christmas Eve when they visit the enchanted Snow Forest and meet the elegant Snow Queen, battle the Rat Queen, and find the Land of Sweets and their queen, the Sugar Plum Fairy. BJDC's production will highlight all styles of dance in the company's curriculum including tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, musical theater, and ballet.



Betty Jo’s – Winter Show

December 11, 2022

Come see the dancers of Betty Jo's Dance Center in their holiday performance!

Shows start at 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, and 4:00pm.

Tickets: Individual, $7.

Come enjoy Betty Jo's Dance Center's annual holiday performance for dancers three years old to third grade.



The O’Neill Brothers Holiday Piano Show

December 16, 2022–December 17, 2022

Celebrate the holidays with the O'Neill Brothers and their piano show!

Shows start at 1:00pm and 7:30pm on December 16 and 7:30pm on December 17.

Tickets for 1:00pm Friday, December 16 show: Adult, $32, Group 10+, $27. Lunch packages also available - contact our Box Office at 952-948-6506 for more information.

Tickets for 7:30pm Friday, December 16 and 7:30pm Saturday, December 17 shows: Adult, $32, Senior, $26, Student, $26, Children under 12, $16.

Join acclaimed artists, Tim and Ryan O’Neill performing on two grand pianos, along with an incredible group of guest musicians.  Recently inducted into the Minnesota Hall of Fame, these brothers will sing and play Christmas favorites, as well as other songs from their wide array of piano albums - from Irish music, inspirational favorites, movie and Broadway showtunes and more. Their dazzling performance, plus humor and wit, will delight audiences of all ages. Come and experience a spectacular Christmas show with music the whole family will enjoy! 

*All ticket proceeds will benefit the O’Neill Foundation of Hope, a non-profit organization helping families in need.




Minnesota Jazz Orchestra: The Great American Songbook

December 31, 2022

MJO's Chamber Ensemble along with vocalist Courtney Burton present an evening of smooth jazz showcasing Gershwin's "Great American Songbook"!

Show starts at 7:00pm.

Tickets: Adult, $40, Senior, $36, MMH Resident, $34, Group 10+, $34.  

Celebrate New Year's Eve with the music of Gershwin's "Great American Songbook"!

The Bloomington tradition continues as the Minnesota Jazz Orchestra's chamber group featuring vocalist Courtney Burton returns to the Ives Auditorium to perform its annual New Year's Eve concert. This all-new show pays tribute to the Gershwin brothers and their contributions to American music. Together we will relive the Golden Age with time-honored classics such as "I've Got Rhythm", "S'Wonderful", "Love Is Here To Stay", "I've Got A Crush On You", "Summertime", and "Just Another Rumba". With a bit of audience participation, comic relief, and live music, you're sure to have a memorable New Year's Eve with the Minnesota Jazz Orchestra! 

Bloomington Symphony Orchestra: From The New World

February 26, 2023

Celebrate America with the BSO as they showcase music of the New World.

Show starts at 3:00pm.

Advance Tickets: Adult, $17, Senior, $14, MMH Resident, $12, Students are free.

Manny Laureano, Music Director & Conductor
Michael Sutton, Violin & Conductor 

Shelley Hanson – Groove
Jean Sibelius – Allegro Moderato from Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47 performed by Ruth Contry, Violin, MNSOTA Mary West Solo Competition Grand Prize Winner 
Antonín Dvořàk – Symphony No. 9 in E minor “From the New World

In this concert, Minnesota composer Shelley Hanson paints a sonic portrait of a walk through time and space, with her piece dedicated to the people of New York City, Groove. After we hear Ruth Conry, winner of this year's MNSOTA Mary West Solo Competition perform the first movement of Sibelius' Violing Concerto. We'll then experience America through the eyes of Antonín Dvořàk, who was so impressed with the sights and sounds that touched him in his travels across our land through his Ninth Symphony, From the New World.

VIP Ticket Packages are available through the BSO's website. Visit www.bloomingtonsymphony.org/february2023 to learn more.

Vaccinations and masks are encouraged but not required for this event.

Memphis & the Meantimes – Songs of the Grand Ole Opry & Sun Records

March 22, 2023–March 23, 2023

Enjoy classic Country with the Memphis & the Meantimes band at the Ives!

Shows start at 1:00pm 

Tickets: Adult, $32, Group 10+, $27. Lunch packages also available - contact our Box Office at 952-948-6506 for more information.

This band is a celebration of the music that changed the world from Sun Records and the Grand Ole Opry. This is not new Country, this is the stuff new Country can only dream of being. Featuring songs from Cash, Haggard, Lewis, Orbison, Elvis and many others, MEMPHIS AND THE MEANTIMES have been thrilling audiences for years by providing them with an 8-piece powerful presentation. Featuring the talents of Dan Neale, Lisi Wright, Ben Kaplan, Peter Guertin, John Wright and vocals by Cate Fierro, Shalo Lee, Mick Sterling and from time to time very special guest vocalists, MEMPHIS AND THE MEANTIMES is a joyful noise celebrating the best of American popular music.




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