Today in the ArtZany! Radio studio Paula Granquist has a double show featuring Northfield Arts Guild events. First, from Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show— Mary Hahn, Megan Proft, John-Paul Douglas, Steve Lawler, Shari Setchell. Whew! Then, the music of the Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra and the Laura MacKenzie Trio present A Celtic Celebration with Paul Niemisto and Laura MacKenzie.
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Northfield Arts Guild
Richard O’Brien’s THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
Book, Music and Lyrics by Richard O’Brien
A fundraiser to benefit the Northfield Arts Guild
October 27 – 29, 2016
In this cult classic, virginal heroes, Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, encounter the dog days of sexual hedonism in the form of a transvestite mad scientist, his wild collection of servants, and his latest creation: a muscular man named Rocky. With glam rock, cross-dressing, elaborate choreography, and a warped sense of humor, the audience is encouraged to “don’t dream it, be it.” The score includes favorites like “The Time Warp”, “Sweet Transvestite”, and “Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me.” Appropriate for adult audiences only. This is a fundraiser and is not part of our regular 2016-17 Theater Season.
Thursday, October 27, 7:30pm
Friday, October 28, 7:30pm and Midnight
Saturday, October 29, 7:30pm and Midnight
General admission tickets are $15.
VIP tickets are $22 and include special seating, a concessions voucher, and a participation pack (valued at $5).
Member vouchers will not be redeemable for this production.
Co-directed, co-choreographed, co-produced by Mary Hahn and Megan Proft
Musical Director – J-P Douglas
Vocal Director – Megan Proft
Guitarist – Ray Coudret
Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra
and The Laura MacKenzie Trio
(Laura MacKenzie, Dáithí Sproule, and Mary Vanorny)
A Celtic Celebration
A program of traditional music originally arranged for Dáithí Sproule’s group Altan, in celebration of the ensemble’s 25 years of performing music together. These well-loved tunes and songs have been performed with the RTE Concert Orchestra, the Ulster Orchestra and the Royal Scottish Opera Orchestra, and range from delightful dance tunes to beautiful ballads, sung in both Irish and English.
In addition to this repertoire, orchestral pieces will include Malcolm Arnold’s Four Scottish Dances and Max Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy featuring violinist Gail Nelson.
Saturday, October 22, 7:00 pm – Cannon Falls High School Auditorium (co-sponsored by the Cannon Arts Board)
Sunday, October 23, 3:30 pm – St. Dominic’s Church (Northfield)
“Pay-what-you-want” tickets will also be available at the door. Patrons are encouraged to support CVRO through a suggested admission of $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors.
Paul Niemisto is the founder and conductor of the Cannon Valley Regionl Orchestra. He is a member of the St. Olaf College music faculty. Recently, he has been a regular summer traveler to Finland, where he teaches courses in conduction, performs in brass festivals, and conducts bands and orchestras. Since 1991 he has directed a Finnish-American brass ensemble, “Boys of America,” which has traveled widely and made recordings in the U.S. and Scandinavia. In summer 2006, he was coordinator for the Vintage Band Festival, held in Northfield.
Multi-instrumentalist/singer Laura MacKenzie has received an abundance of honors and awards for her work in traditional music, both Irish and Scottish, and is quite unique in the diversity of her instrumental skills. She has been honored with both Bush and McKnight performing arts fellowships and has performed across the nation. “High Priestess of Celtic music” –Minnesota Public Radio