Saturday, March 12th at 8:00 p.m.
Minnesota Public Radio
welcomes one of the country’s greatest acoustic guitar masters to
the stage of the historic Fitzgerald Theater Saturday, March 12th at 8:00 p.m. Pat Donohue: In Review
the radio stars of the 30's, 40's and 50's. Pianist Butch Thompson
, Nashville Blue Grass Band
, special guest Roma di Luna
, harmonica virtuoso Noah Hoehn
, and pedal steel player Joe Savage
will join Pat on stage, to tell the stories and play the songs that helped weave the fabric of American music. Guys All Star Shoe
members Gary Raynor
, and Peter Johnson
will also be on hand for this evening of music.
From swing to jazz to bottleneck blues to folk, Grammy-winning acoustic guitarist Pat Donohue plays it all with a flourish of artistry and
melodic inspiration. Chet Atkins called Pat one of the greatest finger pickers in the world today; Leo Kottke called his playing “haunting
He is a National Fingerpicking Guitar Champion and an innovative songwriter, with several albums to his credit on Red House Records and Bluesky
Records. Pat’s songs have been recorded by Chet Atkins, Suzy Bogguss, and Kenny Rogers.
Tickets are available for $32.00 and $28.00. An additional $2.50 facility fee added to the price of each ticket. Minnesota Public Radio members receive discount.
Thursday, February 24th at 7:30 p.m.
Sue McLean & Associates
presents An Evening with
at the Fitzgerald Theater on Thursday, February 24th at 7:30 p.m. It has now been more than a decade since Gaelic Storm’s career lifted off with
their appearance in the blockbuster film Titanic
. Since their big-screen debut 10 years ago, the band’s fan base continues to multiply with each
new album, turning the one-time pub band into one of the premier touring acts in the Celtic/World music genre. Gaelic Storm’s compelling originals and fresh arrangements
steeped in Celtic traditional melody combined with their unique blend of world rhythms continue to broaden the musical horizons of the Celtic music genre, creating new
standards for generations to come. Cabbage
, their eighth release, is full of uplifting, smile-inducing songs that will throw an arm around, slide
another drink in front of you and make everything feel okay.
Tickets are available for $35.00 and $32.00. There will be an additional $2.50 facility fee added to the price of each ticket.
Saturday, February 26th at 7:30 p.m.
In honor of Black History month, we're going to have an upbeat Movie Party that's full of style, dance and
blow-away songs from one of those rare major studio films that featured an all black cast. Join Minnesota Public Radio
Movie Maven, Stephanie Curtis
, hosts the top-talent 1940's film "Stormy Weather"
at the Fitzgerald Theater on
Saturday, February 26th at 7:30 p.m. The leading lady is Lena Horne
in her legendary role, a fine tribute to her long
and dazzling life. "Stormy Weather" is a film the Library of Congress has singled out as being as being "culturally, historically, and aesthetically
significant." All of the show's entertainers were part of the black night club scene that moved between Harlem, New Orleans and Chicago. Education Director, Sarah
from the Penumbra Theater will join Stephanie to take a straight-on look at stereotypes and how change has evolved for Black
performers. This is a Movie Party and that means we're going to shake up the show. Sanford Moore
will be at the piano with
right after the intermission with a sassy set of jazz singers.
All tickets are $15.00. Minnesota Public Radio members receive discount.
Friday, March 25th at 8:00 p.m.
Minnesota Public Radio
, a four part series at The Fitzgerald
Theater starting in March. Wits™ is a radio stage show that brings some the country’s leading storytellers, writers and whip-smart
funny people to the historic F. Scott Fitzgerald Theater to shed some light on a subject they’re excited about. Guests join host
and musical guide John Munson
for a look at the subject through stories, songs and a
conversation that will leave you laughing. It's unlikely you've made it to your adult life without seeing Patton Oswalt
or hearing his voice somewhere. Maybe
you've heard his Grammy-nominated comedy album Patton Oswalt: My Weakness is Strong
or seen his numerous HBO specials. Maybe you've
caught him as the star of the movies Ratatouille
and Big Fan
. Or perhaps seen him on TV in The King of Queens
, or the Showtime drama The United States of Tara
. Along the way, Patton has become known as one of the most
popular and funniest comedians in the business. Now, he's added "author" to that resume, releasing a collection of essays called
"Zombie, Spaceship, Wasteland
." Our musical guest, Grant Lee Phillips
is a storyteller as much as he is a songwriter and has
been making critically acclaimed, smart songs for over two decades. The former lead singer for Grant Lee Buffalo toured with R.E.M.
and Pearl Jam and was also the The Stars Hollow Troubadour in the TV series Gilmore Girls.
Series package tickets are $100.00. Single tickets are available $32.00. There will be an additional $2.50
facility fee added to the price of each ticket. Minnesota Public Radio members receive a discount.
Wits™ is made possible in part by the Minnesota Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Tuesday, March 29th at 7:30 p.m.
Common Good Books
presents author John
in conversation with Garrison Keillor
about his new book, Baseball in the Garden of Eden: The
Secret History of the Early Game
, at the Fitzgerald Theater on Tuesday, March 29th at 7:30 p.m.
The story of baseball is wrapped in romance and fable. But there is little truth to the carefully crafted creation myth that has long
been told about our national pastime, says eminent baseball historian John Thorn. Despite the legend, the game wasn’t dreamed up in
Cooperstown by Abner Doubleday or invented in New York City by Alexander Cartwright, but evolved over generations from an array of bat
and ball games. In many ways, though, the real story of the early game is even more colorful than the official one. John Thorn founded
and edits Base Ball: A Journal of the Early Game
, a semiannual scholarly publication. He co-created the groundbreaking
, the sabermetric classic The Hidden Game of Baseball
, and has authored or edited many other baseball
books. Thorn was the chief consultant for Ken Burns’s television series Baseball
. He often appears on ESPN, The History Channel, and
the MLB Network.
All tickets are $20.00. Minnesota Public Radio members receive a $2.00 discount
on each ticket. And with the purchase of each ticket you will receive $10.00 off the price of a copy of Baseball in the Garden of
Eden: The Secret History of the Early Game from Common Goods Books. Just bring your ticket stub to the gift shop counter on the
night of performance to receive your discount.
Saturday, April 9th at 8:00 p.m.
Join 89.3 The Current
in welcoming Jeremy Messersmith
to the stage of the
Fitzgerald Theater on Saturday, April 9th at 8:00p.m. Works for Words
is an evening celebrating song writers
Jeremy will share some of the best of his own work as well as those of others who’ve influenced his style and ideas. Jeremy has invited
many of his favorite musical friends including Dessa, Chris Koza
, and Lucy Michelle
89.3 The Current host Jill Riley
will also be on hand to talk about the many song writers who have influenced the
All tickets are $25.00. An additional $2.50 facility fee will be added to the price of each ticket.
Minnesota Public Radio members receive a discount.
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