With its message of friendship, community and tolerance, Children’s Theatre Company’s production of Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas has been a part of their holiday tradition since its debut.

Michael Edlavitch opened Royal Comedy Theatre on Mainstreet in Hopkins in May 2016. Comedy clubs are usually found in urban settings, but Edlavitch wanted to bring standup to the suburbs.

World traveler, solver of a 2000-year-old problem, teacher, and potter: these are just some of Mel Jacobson’s identities.

Eric Dregni is the dean of the Italian Concordia Language Village, Lago del Bosco, and the author of In Cod We Trust, By the Waters of Minnetonka and You’re Sending Me Where? Dispatches from Summer Camp. He is a regular contributor to Lake Minnetonka Magazine.

Last October, 16-year-old Justin M. Anderson started what, to his knowledge, is the first publishing company exclusively for teenage authors (ages 12 to 19).

It’s fertile ground in this part of the country—even musically speaking. “Minnesota is the choral capital of the country; some say the world,” says Jere Lantz, director of the Minnetonka Choral Society (MCS) since 1993.

The most important skill that Roxanne Heaton has developed in her 18 years as executive director of the Minnetonka Center for the Arts is flexibility.

Dāv Kaufman grew up on Lake Minnetonka’s Echo Bay. His father was a high school history teacher who used to tell him stories about the lake.

Featuring more than 400 artists, the Twin Cities Jazz Festival returns to Mears Park on June 22-24. “It’s the largest free jazz festival in Minnesota,” says Steve Heckler, executive director.

For the past three years, actors Sam Pearson and Pegeen Lamb have played F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald at the annual Fitzgerald in Saint Paul fundraiser at the Commodore Bar & Restaurant.