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All Saints' Day Recital

Rochester Chamber Music Society

November 1, 2014

Time: 7:30 pm

rcmsociety@gmail.com | 507-287-9765

Christ United Methodist Church

400 5th Avenue SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Details: This is a program of solo, duo and trio music featuring local artists Horacio Nuguid (piano), Carla Thelen Hanson (soprano) and David Townsend (clarinet). The first half of the program is an offering of solo piano music beginning with Beethoven’s Sonata Pathétique with its funeral March introduction, and ending with a more cheerful Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise by Chopin, a work written with orchestral accompaniment. More works originally written for orchestra will be presented in the second half of the program. Das himmlische Leben is an arrangement for trio of Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, final movement. The program will end with another Beethoven work, his concert aria Ah! Perfido, with the orchestral reduction played on the piano. Visit our website rochesterchambermusic.org for more details. There is no admission charge for RCMS concerts.


Friends of Quarry Hill Nature Art Show and Sale

Sandy Hokanson

December 6 – 7, 2014

Time: Saturday 9am - 4pm, Sunday 11am - 4 pm

hokansonart@charter.net | 5072063072

Quarry Hill Nature Center

701 Silver Creek Rd NE
Rochester, MN 55906

Details: Ten artists will be exhibiting and selling their creations just in time for Christmas shopping. 10 percent of sales go to Quarry Hill.


The Spirit of Christmas Past: A Christmas Carol

Words Players Theatre

December 5 – 20, 2014

Time: 2pm, 7pm

info@wordsplayers.org | 507-216-6431

Words Players Theatre

14 4th Street SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Details: The Spirit of Christmas Past: A Christmas Carol
The fourth production of this timeless classic story. A celebrated community Christmas event.

December
5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 7pm
6, 13, 20 2pm


Godspell

Words Players Theatre

November 7 – 15, 2014

Time: 7pm

info@wordsplayers.org | 507-216-6431

Words Players Theatre

14 4th Street SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Details: Godspell
The Stephen Schwartz musical based on a series of parables from the Gospel of Matthew.

Nov, 7, 8, 14, 15 7pm
Tickets $20 adults/$10 students and seniors.


War of the Worlds Radio Show

Minnesota Skyvault Theatre Company

October 28, 2014 – November 1, 2014

Time: 7pm, 9pm

info@wordsplayers.org | 507-216-6431

Words Players Theatre

14 4th Street SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Details: War of the Worlds Radio Show
A radio play about an alien invasion of Earth. Originally performed on Halloween 1938, its news bulletin broadcast style and dramatic delivery by Orson Welles created a show that some interpreted as a factual broadcast of breaking news. Members of The Minnesota SkyVault Theatre Company will recreate Welle’s famous broadcast in a dramatized radio show, including a performance on Halloween.


Oct. 28 and Nov. 1 7pm
Oct. 31 9pm
Tickets $5 at the door


Civic Live: Jazz Jam

Rochester Civic Theatre

November 9, 2014

Time: 5:30-8:30pm

info@rochestercivictheatre.org | 507-282-8481

Rochester Civic Theatre

20 Civic Center Dr. SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Details: Civic Live: Jazz Jam
Oct 12 & Nov 9 at 5:30pm
Live jazz & open mic at the Rochester Civic Theatre.
John Sievers (trombone) and the D’Sievers host these popular jazz open mic events from 5:30 – 8:30pm. Bring your instrument, warm up your voice and play or sing a tune with a great live jazz band. Musicians of all experience levels are welcome.
Free admission and open to the public.

Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Dr. SE, Rochester, MN 55904
507-282-8481
www.rochestercivictheatre.org
info@rochestercivictheatre.org.org


Fired Up: Survivor stories of trauma, hope, and change

Rochester Civic Theatre

November 8, 2014

Time: 6:30pm

info@rochestercivictheatre.org | 5072828481

Rochester Civic Theatre

20 Civic Center Dr. SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Details: Fired Up: Survivor stories of trauma, hope, and change
Nov 8 at 6:30pm

Fired Up is a staged reading of a play written by Cordelia Anderson along with cast members Michael Frear, Tim Hammond, Guadalupe Lopez, Shanna McCann, Chris Stark, and Stacey Chambers.
Fired Up is the story of trauma, resilience, hope, transformation and the burning need to end the sexual abuse and exploitation of children.
Fired Up consists of powerful, distinctive, personal stories that tug at the heart while showing the ripple effects that touch everyone.
Fired Up shows the multiple costs of sexual abuse to the survivor, the family, and to society.
Fired Up weaves together many stories to shed light not only on individual trauma, but on the frequency of abuse, and calls for a collective action to end it.
Fired Up attempts to move audiences to ponder:
“Why are there so many child victims?”
“Why are there so many–primarily males–who sexually offend?”
“Why do we focus so many resources on responding after the harm is done, or after a crime is committed, without prioritizing prevention to end it?”
“What can I do to be part of the solution?”

Ticket: Adult $15, Senior & Student $10. On sale now!
For tickets, contact 507-282-8481 or visit www.rochestercivictheatre.org

This event is sponsored by Victim Services of Olmsted County.

Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Dr. SE, Rochester, MN 55904
507-282-8481
www.rochestercivictheatre.org
info@rochestercivictheatre.org.org


Civic Live: Americana Showcase

Rochester Civic Theatre

November 12, 2014

Time: 7:30pm

info@rochestercivictheatre.org | 5072828481

Rochester Civic Theatre

20 Civic Center Dr. SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Details: Civic Live: Americana Showcase
Nov 12 at 7:30pm
Live music event featuring: Charlie Parr, Barry Nelson, Brandon Sampson, Americana Showcase audition winner Sterling Haukom
Tickets on sale now at 507-282-8481 or wwwlrochestercivictheatre.org
Ticket: $17.50 in advance / $22 at the door

Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Dr. SE, Rochester, MN 55904
507-282-8481
www.rochestercivictheatre.org
info@rochestercivictheatre.org.org


The Musical Miracle on 34th Street

Rochester Civic Theatre

December 5 – 21, 2014

Time: Thurs, Fri, Sat at 7pm, Sun at 2pm

info@rochestercivictheatre.org | 5072828481

Rochester Civic Theatre

20 Civic Center Dr. SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Details: Musical Miracle on 34th Street
December 5 – 21, 2014
Original Script by Greg Miller

Based on the 1955 teleplay Miracle on 34th Street, this clever adaptation will delight and amaze the young and the young-at-heart.
Featuring favorite holiday hits alongside an inspiring story, this fresh original Holiday Musical will bring the spirit of the season to all.
A great Yuletide musical for the whole family!

Showcasing classic holiday favorites:
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
I’ll be Home for Christmas
Winter Wonderland
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
No Place Like Home for the Holidays
I Believe
Here Comes Santa Claus

Dates: Dec 5 – 21, 2014
Times: Thurs, Fri, Sat at 7:00pm, Sun at 2:00pm
Viewing age: All ages.
Go on sale October 13! This show is selling fast. Call 507-282-8481 or visit www.rochestercivictheatre.org to book your tickets!

Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Dr. SE, Rochester, MN 55904
507-282-8481
www.rochestercivictheatre.org
info@rochestercivictheatre.org.org


Miss Nelson is Missing

Rochester Civic Theatre

December 9 – 10, 2014

Time: 7:00pm

Rochester Civic Theatre

Details: “Miss Nelson is Missing” Auditions at Rochester Civic Theatre
December 9 & 10 at 7:00pm

Open auditions for the Civic Theatre’s family production, “Miss Nelson is Missing” will be held at the Rochester Civic Theatre on Dec 9 & 10 at 7PM.

We are looking for…..
- 1 male actor (All ages)*
- 1 female actor (All ages)*
- Youth actors: 4 boys, 3 girls (Age 10 – 12)

Show dates: Jan 30 – Feb 8, 2015
Show times: Fri at 7pm, Sat at 2pm & 7pm, Sun at 2pm
Director: Denise Ruemping

Rehearsal dates will be announced at the audition. More audition info & tips available at http://www.rochestercivictheatre.org/auditions.php
Any questions? Please e-mail info@rochestercivictheatre.org or call 507-282-8481.

Rochester Civic Theatre
507-282-8481
www.rochestercivictheatre.org
info@rochestercivictheatre.org


Anne of Green Gables

Schaeffer Academy

November 7 – 8, 2014

Time: 7:00 pm each night

daugherty.amy@schaefferacademy.org | 507-286-1050

Schaeffer Academy

2700 Schaeffer Ln NE
Rochester, MN 55906

Details: Join us for Schaeffer Academy’s presentation of Anne of Green Gables on Nov. 7th and 8th at 7:00 pm at Schaeffer Academy. Tickets are $3 for students, $5 for adults, and $7 for preferred seating. You can purchase tickets in the school office or at the door on the day of the show. If you would like to reserve tickets, call 286-1050.


Christmas Concert

Schaeffer Academy

December 19, 2014

Time: 7:00 pm

daugherty.amy@schaefferacademy.org | 507-286-1050

Schaeffer Academy

2700 Schaeffer Ln NE
Rochester, MN 55906

Details: Schaeffer Academy’s annual Christmas Concert will be Dec. 19 at 7:00 pm. Students in grades 1-6 will perform, followed by our Upper School Choir. The concert is free and open to the public.


Festival of Trees - A Celebration of Giving

Hiawatha Homes Foundation

November 26 – 30, 2014

Time: Wednesday-Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday 11am-4pm

clandherr@hiawathahomes.org | 5072260701

Mayo Civic Center

30 Civic Center Dr.
Rochester, MN 55901

Details: Kick off the holiday season with the Hiawatha Homes Foundation's Festival of Trees - A Celebration of Giving! This treasured event is held to benefit Hiawatha Homes, Inc., whose mission is to provide quality support services to people with disabilities at home and in their community.

Enjoy daily activities, live entertainment, shopping in the Gift Thyme Shoppe, bidding on unique silent auction items and tasty treats at the Holiday Café!


The Nutcracker 11th Season A Holiday Classic

Rochester Dance Company

December 13 – 14, 2014

Time: Saturday, December 13 at 3PM and 7PM, Sunday, December 14 at 2PM

wpeterson@rochesterdancecompany.org | 507-328-2220

Mayo Civic Center Presentation Hall

30 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Details: Get your tickets now for the Rochester Dance Company’s classic holiday tradition, The Nutcracker! Now in our 11th season. This production has it all for audience members young and old: professionally designed lavish costumes, hand painted sets, the timeless music of Tchaikovsky, the mischievous activity of the mice, toy soldiers, a Christmas tree that magically grows and superb dancing by more than 40 Rochester Dance Company dancers ages 6 to 18, and featuring professional guest artists Elayna Waxse and Hassan Imgraham, making this the premier local classical ballet for all ages.
Show performances are about 1.5 hours and include an intermission.
Mayo Civic Center Concessions available during all performances.

A great holiday tradition if you find yourself in Rochester from out of town over the weekend. Please join us!

Tickets available at the box office in person or by calling 507-328-2220 or online at Ticketmaster.

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 & cultural heritage fund.

Learn more at www.rochesterdancecompany.org


Civic Live: Alison Scott - A Soulful Christmas

Rochester Civic Theatre

December 7, 2014

Time: 7:00pm

info@rochestercivictheatre.org | 5072828481

Rochester Civic Theatre

20 Civic Center Dr. SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Details: Civic Live: Alison Scott – A Soulful Christmas
December 7 at 7:00pm
"Alison Scott - A Soulful Christmas" has turned into a new holiday tradition for fans in Rochester. The beautiful mix of soul music and Christmas cheer turns out to be a flavor that audiences can't get enough of. This is a must-hear show. Some great new original holiday songs mixed with creative reinterpreted classics, amazing guest musicians and touching real life Christmas stories from the musicians make for a sellout show at the Civic.
Ticket: $17.50 in advance, $22 at the door. On sale now at 507-282-8481 or www.rochestercivictheatre.org

Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Dr. SE, Rochester, MN 55904
507-282-8481
www.rochestercivictheatre.org
info@rochestercivictheatre.org.org