Arts & Performance
Something tasty is heading to your hometown! America’s favorite cooking show is now on tour with MasterChef Junior Live! This high-energy, interactive, stage production brings the culinary hit TV show, MasterChef Junior, directly to fans and foodies alike… live on stage. Watch Season 8’s winner, finalist and fan favorites as they take to the stage in head-to-head cooking demonstrations and fun (sometimes messy) challenges with an overall immersive audience experience fun for all ages. Read more about MasterChef Junior Live!
Minnetonka Theatre is excited to revive their award-winning musical Something Rotten at Theatre L’Homme Dieu in Alexandria this summer. “We were honored to be the first high school ever selected to perform at Minnesota’s longest running professional summer stock back in 2019 with our production of Bright Star,” said Artistic Director Trent Boyum. “Our students are beyond thrilled to be invited back to perform Something Rotten on the TLHD stage. Read more about 'Something Rotten' at Theatre L’Homme Dieu
About the Artist Talk
Hear from the recipients of the MCBA/Jerome Foundation Book Arts Residency Series XVI: printmaker and printstallation artist Nicole Soley; artist, writer and educator Brooks Turner; and artist and designer Leah Willemin.
The residents will be discussing their artistic processes, their experiences so far in the Residency Program and their plans for their exhibition in the fall. At the end of the program, you’ll get a chance to ask any questions that arise. Read more about Artist Talk: MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Residency
Wayzata's own Good Works Community Theater is so excited to bring our 20th Anniversary Show, BIG FISH, to Life March 16-20. Set in Alabama, this heartfelt and truly magical musical is a story of love and community brimming with soaring music, larger-than-life dance numbers and an intergenerational cast (75 of them) spanning all ages. Production Dates are March 16-20 (Evening performances at 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday's special needs/child friendly matinees at 2 p.m.). No tickets are required (doors open 30 minutes prior to each curtain time), and admission is free. Read more about Big Fish The Musical at Wayzata's Good Works Community Theater
Fans will have the unique opportunity to hear the inside stories and inspiring events that have shaped the creative journeys of some of their favorite artists. There will also be an opportunity for fans to submit their own questions, many of which the artists will answer from stage. Read more about Chastity Brown: The Music & Storyteller Sessions
Cathy Ryan is the winner of the 2022 Minnesota Book Artist Award, a biennial award presented as part of the Minnesota Book Awards with Minnesota Center for Book Arts that recognizes a Minnesota book artist or group for excellence of a new artistic work. Read more about Minnesota Book Artist Award Artist Talk
Explore a new exhibition by Cathy Ryan, Minneapolis book artist and winner of the 2022 Minnesota Book Artist Award for her pandemic-themed artist’s book, Chronicle! Multiple copies of this screen printed and letterpress printed book, which jurors praised as "impeccable” and "a very intentional work" will be on view, along with several pieces reflective of Cathy’s artistic practice. Cathy will give brief remarks in the lobby of Open Book at 7pm. Read more about Minnesota Book Artist Award Opening Reception
Metropolitan Ballet celebrates 15 years of this family friendly holiday tradition! The classic story comes to life with fresh choreography and a cast of talented artists under the direction of Erik J. Sanborn of the Metropolitan Ballet. Tchaikovsky’s brilliant score is masterfully performed live by the Kenwood Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Yuri Ivan. Starring Russian ballerina, Natalia Sheptalova, as Sugar Plum Fairy.
One hour and 40 minutes with one 20-minute intermission
Eden Prairie Performing Arts Center
17185 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55346
DECEMBER 17-19,2021 Read more about The Nutcracker 2021