Variety & Comedy

Chris Koza

Friday, January 31 at 7:30pm
Member $15 • Non-Member $20 • Student $10

Chris Koza is a composer and performer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Both solo and with his band Rogue Valley, he has supported and shared the stage with artists such as Brandi Carlile, Ingrid Michaelson, The Jayhawks, and Neko Case, among others. His music appears regularly on ABC’s General Hospital and 60 Minutes, and his song Be Wild will be featured as the soundtrack to an upcoming State of Minnesota tourism campaign. His song (Rogue Valley) The Wolves and the Ravens was featured in Ben Stiller’s film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

The music Chris produces is rooted in Americana but heeds its own spirit. Born out of folk, country, storytelling and rock ’n roll, Chris both honors and builds on Americana traditions by incorporating a unique pop-music sensibility, subtle synthesizers, rich harmonies, and imaginative production choices. As part of a MN State Arts Board Arts Tour Grant, Chis will be leading workshops and special events throughout the week leading up to his performance at the Paradise.

“This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.”

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


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

St Patrick’s Day Celebration with The Northerly Gales

Friday, March 13 at 7:30pm
Member $15 | Non-Member $20 | Student $10

This amazing St Patrick’s Day Event includes music by two different bands, plus the fun of Irish Step dancers!

The evening kicks off with Norah Rendell, a folk singer, Irish flute and whistle player that specializes in the dance and song traditions of Ireland and Canada. Headlining the show and taking the Paradise stage once again is Celtic/Americana group, The Northerly Gales, from St. Paul, MN. The Northerly Gales are always ready to rock. Whether you’re looking to tap your feet, forget your troubles, or just share a pint over some great tunes, look no further than The Northerly Gales!

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

80’s Prom Party with Street Talk

Friday, May 15 at 7:30pm
General Admission Tickets $15

Bring on the big hair, colorful dresses, bad decorations, spiked punch and great live music. Get your friends together and come to our 80’s Prom Party featuring the band Street Talk.
There will even be a Grand March, crowning a Prom King & Queen, and of course, no ‘80s prom is complete without the Balloon Arch photo booth! Prom dress and ‘80s attire encouraged.

STREET TALK was conceived with one goal in mind: To entertain! This six piece band performs some of the biggest multi-million selling hits from the eighties, nineties and 2000’s with a focus on the ‘80s for Prom Night. STREET TALK showcases their decades of experience, accomplished musicianship and 5 lead singers combined with a unique ability to engage and entertain audiences of all ages and musical tastes. Performing major hits from artists as diverse as Prince, Heart, Queen, Journey, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith and more.

Sponsored by Sponsored by Crossroads Professional Building – Southern Heights Dental & Richie Eye Clinic and C&S Vending

Looney Lutherans

Sunday, May 17 at 4:00pm
Member $14 | Non-Member $16 | Student $10

The Looney Lutherans are a trio of wacky gals who use music, comedy, and some help from the audience to share their age-old wisdom for living a long and lively life, the Lutheran way. Material is comedic and family friendly, and you don’t have to be Lutheran to love it!

The Looney Lutherans are the authors of the (fictional) cookbook and lifestyle guide” entitled Use Your Food: A Guide to Healthy Living Inside and Out, From Our Kitchen to Yours, Eat Like a Lutheran!

All original material is comedic, family friendly, and interactive.

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

Deuces Wild Dueling Pianos

Friday, June 5 at 7:30pm
Member/Student $23 | Non-Member $28

The dynamic dueling pianos duo is back again! Dave and Ted have sold out shows at the Paradise and across the country. Deuces Wild Dueling Pianos continues to defy all expectations and experiences of a dueling piano show. It’s a zany, witty and wild night of entertainment. Whether you are 18 or 85, get ready to be part of the musical action, comedy and all out fun!

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

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


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