Family Friendly Events at Paradise Center for the Arts

ComedySportz

Friday, March 6 at 7:30pm
Member $15 | Non-Member $20 | Student $10

Since opening in 1989, CSz Twin Cities has been producing and performing hilarious improv comedy shows including the ever popular ComedySportz!

ComedySportz is improvised comedy played like a sport. Two teams of actors create short games and scenes, based on audience suggestions, to earn points and laughs!
Improv comedy is comedy “without a net.”Audience suggestions serve as jumping-off points for short scenes, games, and even full-length parodies of popular movie franchises, TV shows and classic literature.  Everything on our stage has never been done before and will never be done again, which makes every performance at CSz Twin Cities a unique experience for the audience and the performers.

Rated E for EVERYONE.

Sponsored by Crossroads Professional Building – Southern Heights Dental & Richie Eye Clinic

Disney’s Frozen Jr. presented by the Paradise Community Theatre

April 3, 4, *16 & 17 at 7:30pm
April **8 at 6:30pm
April ***5, 18 & 19 at 2:00pm
Member $13 | Non-Member $15 | Student $11

*$5 Student Tickets, for the April 16 performance ONLY
**The April 8th performance is Sensory Friendly and Audio Described
***The April 5th performance is ASL Interpreted

Directed by Shelley Fitzgerald
Music & Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez
Book by Jennifer Lee
Based on the Disney film written by Jennifer Lee and directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee

The enchanting modern classic from Disney Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.

Sponsored by Reliance Bank and Faribault Daily News

Thank you to everyone who auditioned. Shelley the director will be in touch with you soon to tell you when you can pick up your script. Everyone except the snow dancers need to be at the first rehearsal on Monday, February 10th at 6:30pm.
The Paradise has more upcoming theatrical opportunities for children. Marquee Children’s theatre will be offering Acting Fun for Little Ones (ages 4-7) Jan. 11-Feb. 8, and summer Acting Fun for Little Ones (ages 4-7) August 10 -14. Beauty & the Beast Jr (ages 8-18) will be offered July 27- 31, Aug. 3-7, Aug. 10-14. Elf Jr (ages 8-18) will be offered this fall Saturdays Sept. 26-Nov. 21. For more information please visit https://paradisecenterforthearts.org/classes/#theater-classes

‘Frozen’ Cast of Characters
Anna – Emily Cloutier
Elsa – Whitni Minton
Kristoff – Garrett Fitzgerald
Prince Hans – Riley Voracek
Olaf/Coronation Dancer – Rian Cloutier
Sven – Elliot Schwab
Duke Weselton – Sebastian Rappe
Ensemble
Calista Seiler – Young Anna/Children’s Coronation Choir/Oaken family/Hidden Folk
Lydia Heiderscheidt – Young Elsa/Children’s Coronation Choir/Oaken family/Hidden Folk
Jaden Knutson – King Agnarr/Coronation Dancer/Oaken family/Hidden Folk
Philomena Foxhoven – Queen Iduna/Coronation Dancer/Oaken family/Hidden Folk
Max Gibson – Oaken/Townsperson/Bishop/Coronation Dancer/Hidden Folk
Morgan Holven – Pabbie/Townsperson/Castle Butler/Coronation Dancer/Hidden Folk
Molly Boyd – Bulda/Townsperson/Castle Maid/Coronation Singer
Morgan Strempke – Townsperson/Castle Dancer/Hidden Folk
Madi Voracek – Townsperson/Coronation Dancer/Oaken family/Hidden Folk
Josey Homeier – Townsperson/Coronation Dancer/Oaken family/Hidden Folk
Olivia Schwab – Townsperson/Coronation Dancer/Hidden Folk
Marie Volkmuth – Townsperson/Coronation Dancer/Hidden Folk
Lily Roehrick – Townsperson/Castle Maid/Coronation Singer/Oaken Family/Hidden Folk
Morgan Jones – Townsperson/Coronation Dancer/Hidden Folk
Roberta Domstrand – Townsperson/Castle Maid/Coronation Singer/Hidden Folk
Aizlynn Gourham – Townsperson/Castle Maid/Coronation Singer/Hidden Folk
Avalon Roberts – Townsperson/Coronation Dancer/Hidden Folk
Bradyn Lingle – Townsperson/Children’s Coronation Choir/Hidden Folk
Evelina Caldera – Townsperson/Children’s Coronation Choir/Hidden Folk
Monica Wilder – Townsperson/Children’s Coronation Choir/Hidden Folk
Kaitlin Bailey – Townsperson/Children’s Coronation Choir/Oaken family/Hidden Folk
Matthew Volkmuth – Townsperson/Children’s Coronation Choir/Oaken family/Hidden Folk
Grayden Wilson – Townsperson/Children’s Coronation Choir/Hidden Folk
Jasher Young – Townsperson/Children’s Coronation Choir/Hidden Folk
Addison Young – Townsperson/Children’s Coronation Choir/Hidden Folk
Snow Chorus
Lainie Rahn, Brynn Whitten, Julia Dallenbach
Anna Behning, Makenna Dempsey, Ella Peterson
Emma Anderson, Lexionna Christianson, Amelia Goettl
Kayleigh Norbeck, Frija Reinert, Maya Ratzloff

Family Fun & Film Night: UP

Saturday, May 30 at 6:00pm
Child $3 | Adult $5 | $15 Max. Per Family

Join us for a light dinner and creative activities in our lobby followed by a movie in our historic theatre.
$3 per child and $5 per adult with $15 maximum per family. Family Pass of $15 will need to be purchased over the phone or in person, not available online.
Concessions and cash bar are also available.

In partnership with the Faribault Virtues Project

Country Roads – A Tribute to John Denver

Saturday, July 11 at 7:30pm
Member $20 | Non-Member $25 | Student $12

Headlined by Dennis Curley, Country Roads is a tribute show to one of America’s best-loved performers and draws deeply on Curley’s own love of John Denver’s music. Backed by a fantastic six-piece band, Curley’s renditions of the music of John Denver is sure to bring a smile to audiences of all ages. Some of the featured tunes include “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” “Rocky Mountain High,” “Leaving on a Jet Plane,” and “Thank God Im a Country Boy.” Frontman Dennis Curley intersperses the songs with personal recollections of growing up with John Denver’s music, as well as stories from friends and family that will touch your heart and tickle your funny bone. And in a truly unique twist, he invites audience members to share their personal stories as well.

Country Roads will delight fans old and new, and is ideal for all ages.

Sponsored by KGPCo

Family Fun & Film Night: Disney’s Moana

Friday, August 7 at 6:00pm
Child $3 | Adult $5 | $15 Max. per Family

Join us for a light dinner and creative activities in our lobby followed by a movie in our historic theatre.
$3 per child and $5 per adult with $15 maximum per family. Family Pass of $15 will need to be purchased over the phone or in person, not available online. Concessions and cash bar are also available.

In partnership with the Faribault Virtues Project

Summer Acting Fun for Little Ones

Friday, August 14 at 6:15pm
Suggested $5 Donation
General Admission Seating

Instructor/Director: Desirae Brooks

Acting Fun for Little Ones is an introduction to acting, theatre and using your imagination. Over the course of the class, kids will participate in a variety of acting games, art activities, rehearsal, and perform on our main stage for the public. Family and friends are encouraged to join us for the performance.

For more information and to register for this theatre camp, please call Paradise Center for the Arts at 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or 4, or email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org. Open for ages 4-7. Tuition $75. Scholarships will be offered to youth/families who need financial assistance.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Beauty and the Beast Jr. presented by the Marquee Childrens Theatre

August 14 & 15 at 7:00pm and August 15 at 2:00pm
Student $4 | Adult $8 | Family Pass (2S & 2A) $20

Directed by Rachel Haider

The Award-winning animated film and stage play comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairytale. Based on the original Broadway production and motion picture, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. is a fantastic adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance.

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Theatre Classes and Camps

Family Friendly Visual Arts

Classes

Corey Lyn Creger Memorial Student Gallery Exhibits:
Faribault Area Student Show

Contact Info:

Paradise Center for the Arts 507-332-7372 info@paradisecenterforthearts.org
321 Central Ave. N.
Faribault, MN 55021

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Tuesday - Saturday: 12pm-5pm
Thursday: 12pm-8pm
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