Jul
28
to Aug 13

Grease!

Here is Rydell High's senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding "Burger Palace Boys" and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. 

 



Performances:
July 28 - August 13, 2017

Thursdays (8/3 & 8/10) @ 7:30pm
Fridays @ 7:30pm
Saturdays @ 7:30pm
Sundays @ 2:00pm

 

View Event →
Aladdin Jr.
May
30
4:30pm 4:30pm

Aladdin Jr.

When the street urchin, Aladdin, vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie's magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Iago, Jafar, the Genie and more are here in Disney’s Aladdin JR., a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem and the power of love.

Performances: July 14, 15 at 7:30pm, July 16 at 2:00pm

View Event →
May
13
to May 15

Auditions: Grease

It’s 1959, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in rare form. The too-cool-for-school “Burger Palace Boys” are stealing hub-caps and acting tough and their gum-snapping “Pink Ladies” are looking hot in bobby sox and pedal pushers.  At the heart of the story is the romance between hot-rodding gangster Danny Zuko and the sweet new girl in town, Sandy Dumbrowski. They had a secret romance in summer, but now back in the context of school, peer-pressure and cliques make their love a bit more complicated. Can Danny maintain his cool dude status and still get make demure Sandy his girl?

There is a participation fee of $175 for all students that are cast in the show. 

ONLINE AUDITION REGISTRATION RUNS
MONDAY, MAY 1 - THURSDAY MAY 11, 2017*

 

AUDITIONS OPEN TO:
Grades 8 to 12    

AUDITION DATES:*
Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 noon
Monday, May 15, 2017 from 6:30 - 9:30 PM

CALLBACKS:*
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 in the evening, time TBD.  
*Not everyone will be needed for callbacks.  If you are not called back then the directors have seen all they need from you at this point.  You will be be contacted by phone or email with casting decisions.

* Registration, Audition and Callback dates have been changed from what was originally published.

AUDITION PREPARATION:
Prepare 32 bars of an up-tempo song
Will be taught a dance - dress for movement
Bring sheet music in the correct key (accompanist will be provided)
Bring headshot and resume (if you have them)

REHEARSAL DETAILS:
Rehearsals will be held Monday through Thursday, 7:00 - 10:00 PM beginning Monday, June 5, 2017.

CONFLICTS:
Conflicts will be taken into consideration when casting the show.  A large number of conflicts or conflicts during the last two weeks of rehearsal or during performances may impact casting decisions.

IMPORTANT REHEARSAL DATES:
Meet and Greet: Monday, June 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm (At least one parent/guardian must attend the Meet and Greet with their student).
First Rehearsal: Monday, June 5, 2017 after the Meet and Greet.
4th of July: Rehearsal schedule TBD for the week of the 4th of July.

TECH DATES:
Wednesday - Friday, July 19 - 21, 2017
Monday - Wednesday, July 24 - 26, 2017

PERFORMANCES:
Thursday, July 27, 2017, at 7:30 PM (Director's Performance)
Friday, July 28, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Friday, August 4, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Saturday,  August 5, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Friday, August 11, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Saturday,  August 12, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 2:00 PM

View Event →
May
11
7:30pm 7:30pm

MAY 11, 2017 - AN EVENING OF BLUEGRASS WITH MONROE CROSSING

Named in honor of Bill Monroe, “The Father of Bluegrass Music,” Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and heartfelt originals. Their superb musicianship and on-stage rapport have entertained audiences across the United States, Canada and Europe. Whether playing traditional bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, original bluegrass, or even songs outside the bluegrass genre, Monroe Crossing is one of the most active and most entertaining acts on the bluegrass scene today!

THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2017 @ 7:30 PM

TICKET PRICES -
ADVANCED SALE - $20
AT THE DOOR - $25


PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

View Event →
Apr
15
7:30pm 7:30pm

APR 15, 2017 - G.B. LEIGHTON

More than 200 shows a year. Jubilant fans who follow him from Minnesota to Mexico. More than 70,000 albums sold. A new release “Get Up” and a state-of-the-art nightclub named after one of his songs -- all without the support of a major record label…

Meet GB Leighton, a band named after one of the regions’ most incendiary live performers and consistently solid songwriters, Brian Leighton. Through more than a decade and eleven studio albums, Leighton and his six piece band have been tearing up rock clubs, festivals and even a few fan’s living rooms with a slew of songs that connect with the heart and couples singing along out on the dance floor. “A man of the people” is a phrase usually reserved for statesmen and politicians, but for Leighton, it’s a fitting description when you see him in action working a crowd.

SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 2017 @ 7:30 PM

TICKET PRICES -
ADVANCED SALE - $18
AT THE DOOR - $20


PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

View Event →
Apr
13
7:30pm 7:30pm

APR. 13, 2017 - TONIC SOL-FA

Tonic Sol-fa is a ground-breaking a cappella ensemble from Minnesota, in constant development since their formation two decades ago. TSF stands as one of the leading forces in the world of vocal music with Emmy award-winning arrangements and multi-million selling compositions.

Tonic Sol-fa began at St. John’s University in Central Minnesota and includes lead vocalist Shaun Johnson, tenor and vocal percussionist, Greg Bannwarth, and bass, Jared Dove. Together, the group reached national prominence with appearances on NBC’s Today Show and in Newsweek magazine. Along the way, they shared the stage with a number of recognizable performers including Jay Leno, Jeff Foxworthy, and Lonestar, and were recently part of Garrison Keillor’s 30th Anniversary celebration of A Prairie Home Companion.

THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2017 @ 7:30 PM

TICKET PRICES -
ADVANCED SALE - $30
AT THE DOOR - $35


PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

View Event →
Mar
16
to Apr 7

Camp Counselor Application

SummerCamps.jpg

Camp Counselor Application

Interested in being a camp counselor for Ashland Summer Camps this summer?
Are you going to be in 9th-12th grade next fall? 
Apply Today!

Application Extended! Application will close Friday, April 7.

Who? We are looking for high school students (9th-12th grade next fall) with a passion for working with children, building leadership skills, and bringing theater arts to younger generations. 

When? Counselors are hired for various weeks throughout the summer based on their own availability and the needs for each camp. Applicants do not need to be available for all weeks of Ashland Summer Camps. Candidates who are available for two or more camps during the summer may be preferred during the hiring process. 

CLICK HERE to view this summer's camp offerings

Camp Counselor Positions: 
The Junior Counselor
 positions are designed for individuals with less leadership experience or experience working with children. This is an unpaid position intended to offer valuable learning and growth experiences to help individuals with future employment/volunteer opportunities.

The Senior Counselor positions are designed for more experienced applicants with impressive experience working with children, in leadership positions, and/or in a theater arts environment. This is a paid position. Senior Counselor applicants are also able to indicate if they are interested in a Tech Counselor position.

The Tech Counselor positions are responsible for assisting with all technical aspects of the program (lights, sound) and will also be assigned a group of campers like typical Counselor positions. 

To Apply: Please complete the form linked below. All applications are due April 7, 2017.

Questions? Please contact Christina, Ashland's Education Director.
christina@ashlandproductions.org
651-383-8118

View Event →
Mar
7
6:30pm 6:30pm

Create the Magic

CTM.jpg

SAVE THE DATE for our annual fundraising event!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

6:00pm - Registration
6:30-7:30pm - Program

Click here to register

 

See for yourself how we help "set the stage for life" at our one-hour FREE event. 

Registration begins at 6:00pm, and the program will begin at 6:30pm. Light appetizers and cupcakes will be served.

Kids 6+ are invited to join us for a mini-camp during the fundraiser, so they are able to experience the magic of Ashland as well!

Space is limited, so reserve your place today by filling out this link, or call Karen Biedermann at 651-383-8117. We hope to see you there!

View Event →
Feb
23
to Apr 23

ACT! Musicville

Our 2017 ACT! Production

Musicville takes you on an adventure with Maiden Melody and Radical Rhythm as they attempt to save their town from the Sorcerer of Silence. On their quest to the Castle of Composition, they pass through the Desert of Doo-wop, the Ocean of Opera, and the Terrible Terrain of Tango meeting musical friends and foes along the way. Their journey teaches them about new kinds of music, overcoming obstacles, and the importance of working together!


Carver Elementary
Program Information
Buy Tickets

Andersen Elementary
Program Information
Buy Tickets

Transfiguration Catholic School
Program Information
Buy Tickets

Otter Lake Elementary
Program Information
Buy Tickets

Oneka Elementary
Program Information
Buy Tickets

Frassati Catholic School
Program Information
Buy Tickets

View Event →
Feb
8
7:30pm 7:30pm

FEB 8, 2017 - MAIDEN DIXIE

Combine their signature passion filled country rock sound with an incredible energy and the result is a Maiden Dixie show! It has been an amazing year for the six members of the Minneapolis based Maiden Dixie. In the 12 months that followed the April 2015 release of UNSAFE & SOUND, their critically acclaimed sophomore studio project; UNSAFE & SOUND spent the first two weeks following the release date on the iTunes New and Noteworthy Contemporary Country featured release list. Now, see them live in concert at Maplewood Performing Arts Theater!

WEDNESDAY, FEB 8, 2017 @ 7:30 PM

TICKET PRICES -
ADVANCED SALE - $18
AT THE DOOR - $20


PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

View Event →
Jan
30
7:30pm 7:30pm

Jan. 30, 2017 - Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience

The Big Band Experience creates more than music. They create feelings. Experiences. The kind you remember as, “that unbelievable night out” and they are bringing those feelings and experiences to Lyric Arts. Shaun Johnson, is an Emmy-winning singer/songwriter who is originally from a small town in Iowa before attending Saint John’s University and then settling down in Saint Cloud, Minnesota.

Wanting to bring an innovative big band experience to the audience, Shaun put together a group featuring some of the best instrumentalists and arrangers in the Midwest – guys who've toured with such luminaries as Aretha Franklin and Johnny Mathis, who are Music Educators of the Year and who are integral members of collegiate jazz faculties. His vision was to create a contemporary big band sound with a pop flair, honoring legends like Frank Sinatra, with a nod to Michael Bublé, while giving the music his own twist–performing songs ranging from the “Spiderman Theme” to originals from U.S. songwriters.

MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2017 @ 7:30 PM


TICKET PRICES - $30

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

View Event →
Jan
27
to Feb 12

Pippin

Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day.
 

Please note a PG rating on this show.  Parental guidance suggested.

Performances:
January 27 - February 12, 2017

Thursdays @ 7:30pm
Fridays @ 7:30pm
Saturdays @ 7:30pm
Sundays @ 2:00pm

Buy tickets

View Event →
Jan
23
to Feb 2

Tech Crew: The Lion King, Jr.

Join The Lion King, Jr. tech crew

Applications will be accepted through Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017.


Students Grades 7-12 Eligible to Apply

You will work alongside your peers to run tech elements for The Lion King, Jr. tech rehearsals and performances. 

Tech crew members should be available for all tech dates and rehearsals listed below.  

Tech Dates: 
Apr. 26, 27, 28, May 1, 2, 3, 2017

Performances: 
Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 7:30 PM (Director's Preview)
Friday, May 5, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 2:00 PM
Friday, May 12, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Questions? Contact Rob Sutherland, Artistic Director
rob@ashlandproductions.org

View Event →
Jan
23
to Feb 7

AUDITIONS: The Lion King, Jr.

The Lion King, Jr. Auditions

The African savannah comes to life with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle... and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale.

Online registration is now closed.  
Walk-in registrations will be accepted
Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 at 3:00 PM and
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 at 7:30 PM.

Grades: 5-8

Dates:
Sat., Feb. 4, 2017 (1:00 - 4:00 PM) or
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017 (6:30 - 9:00 PM)

Preparation:
Prepare 32 bars of a song.
Will be taught a dance.
Dress for movement.
Bring headshot/resume if you have them.

Cost: $175 for students cast in the show due at the meet and greet on Thursday, Feb . 16, 2017.

Cast Meet & Greet: Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM.
No rehearsal will be held after the meet and greet. Students will receive their production materials and will be challenged to be memorized by the first rehearsal in March.

Rehearsals:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
Thur., Mar. 9, 2017 through Wed., May 3, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Upper Hall at the Maplewood Community Center.

Tech Dates: 
Wed. - Fri., Apr. 26-28, 2017
Mon. - Wed., May 1 - 3, 2017
Thur., May 4, 2017 - Director's Preview Performance

Performances:
Fri., May 5, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Sat., May 6, 2017 at 2:00 PM & 7:30PM
Sun., May 7, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Fri., May 12, 2017 at 12:00* & 7:30 PM
Sat., May 13, 2017 at 2:00 PM & 7:30PM
Sun., May 14, 2017 at 2:00 PM

*Possible matinee performance on Friday, May 12, 2017.  Plan to be excused from school for that performance.
View Event →
Dec
30
to Feb 6

ACT! Program Tech Crew Application

Rehearsal-5-2 (1).jpg

Do you love working with kids?
Interested in gaining leadership skills?
Want to boost your resume and earn service hours?

Join our 2017 ACT! Tech Crew!

Students Grades 7-12 Eligible to Apply

What is the ACT! Program? The ACT! Program collaborates with numerous schools in the area to bring their students a full-scale theatrical production. Directors rehearse with students at their schools and then bring their actors to Ashland Productions for a week of tech rehearsals and three performances. This is where you come in!

What Will I Do? As an ACT! Tech Crew member, you will work alongside your peers to run lights, sound, or the backstage area for a school’s tech rehearsals and performances. You will also spend time with the hundreds of elementary school students who are a part of our ACT! Program! All of the instructions will be given to you, so no experience is necessary.

What is the Commitment? Tech crew members will sign up to work for specific weeks at Ashland, which include three tech rehearsals and three performances. Students must be able to commit to all tech rehearsals and performances for their designated weeks.  There will be a 1 hr. training session on February 11 from 2:00-3:00pm for all tech crew students.

There are Two Schedule Options Per Week:

Schedule Option A: 
Tech Rehearsals: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 4:00-6:00pm
Performances: Thursday (7:00pm), Saturday (7:00pm), Sunday (2:00pm)

Schedule Option B: 
Tech Rehearsals: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 6:30pm-8:30pm
Performances: Friday (7:00pm), Saturday (2:00pm), Sunday (7:00pm)

Available Weeks:
Monday, February 20 - Sunday, February 26, 2017
Monday, February 27 - Sunday, March 5, 2017
Monday, March 6 - Sunday, March 12, 2017
Monday, March 27 - Sunday, April 2, 2017
Monday, April 3 - Sunday, April 9, 2017
Monday, April 17 - Sunday, April 23, 2017

How Do I Sign Up? A (simple!) online application will be available January 4, 2017. You will be able to submit your available scheduling options and preferred crew responsibility area. 

Questions? Contact Christina Berget, Education Director: christina@ashlandproductions.org

View Event →
Dec
22
to Jan 15

Ashland Performance Company Registration

PerformanceCo.jpg

ASHLAND PERFORMANCE COMPANY
Grades: 5-8
Cost: $250
Registration will close January 17 or when capacity is reached.


 

 

 

 

The maximum number of students for Ashland's APC session 1 has been reached. Click on the link below to register for the waiting list.

Please CLICK HERE to register for the waiting list.

Please CLICK HERE to learn more about Ashland Performance Company.

Rehearsal Dates:
Saturday, January 21 (9:00am-12:00pm)
Saturday, February 4 (9:00am-12:00pm)
Saturday, February 11 (9:00am-12:00pm)
Saturday, February 18 (9:00am-12:00pm)
Saturday, March 11 (9:00am-12:00pm)
Saturday, March 18 (9:00am-12:00pm)
Wednesday, March 22 (6:00pm-9:00pm)
Saturday, March 25 (11:00am-3:30pm)

Performance: Saturday, March 25 (4:00pm)

View Event →
Dec
17
7:30pm 7:30pm

Dec. 17, 2016 - CHRISTMAS TOGETHER WITH STEVEN C AND FRIENDS

THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN CANCELED

Multi-platinum recording artist and pianist Steven C Anderson will bring the music of the holidays to life this December during a series of concerts around the region, culminating with a one-night stand at the majestic Cathedral of Saint Paul. Titled Christmas Together with Steven C & Friends, these concerts offer a rare opportunity to catch the talented composer and recording artist in a live performance showcasing the rich tones of his 9-foot Bösendorfer grand piano – the Ferrari of pianos.

Along with a host of traditional and original Christmas and seasonal selections, Anderson promises to play his international hit single “Daybreak,” at each show.  “Daybreak” has been streamed more than 13 million times on Pandora and other online sites. Anderson recently brought this top-selling song title to full-living color in a music video. Since it posted publicly August 30, it has shot to more than 500,000 views on Facebook and YouTube.  The video captures Anderson playing “Daybreak” on his Bösendorfer grand piano in front of the Cathedral of Saint Paul, as the sun rose over the capital city and lifted early morning shadows from the landmark church façade. http://www.stevencmusic.com/videos/2016/8/14/daybreak

Anderson will be joined on stage at each performance by popular Twin Cities vocalist Aimee Lee and multi-instrumentalist Nate Wilson on violin and mandolin.  Also featuring members of Voice Trek and the Plaster Sisters.  

In 2014, Anderson recorded “Christmas Beyond” at the Cathedral of Saint Paul in collaboration with Cathedral organist Lawrence Lawyer and internationally known arranger Adi Yeshaya.  The three reunited at the Cathedral last December for a Christmas concert that packed the majestic space with 2500 enthralled listeners on a frosty winter’s night. This year’s concerts will expand upon the warmth and promise of that magical evening.

"Christmas Beyond” is available on iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby and at www.stevencmusic.com. Mainly Piano’s review of “Christmas Beyond” called it “the standout Christmas album for 2015” and “a treasured tradition for many years to come.”

In addition to album sales, Anderson’s music has been downloaded and streamed across a multitude of channels nationally and internationally. His music has received more than 46 million spins on Pandora and has been played on more than 150 radio stations worldwide.

CONCERT CANCELED - REFUNDS WILL BE PROCESSED SOON


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2016 @ 7:30 PM 


TICKET PRICES -
ADVANCED SALE - $25
AT THE DOOR - $30

 

View Event →
Dec
16
7:30pm 7:30pm

DEC. 16, 2016 - HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: A KAT PERKINS CHRISTMAS

Kat Perkins presents a holiday show comprised of family favorites and seasonal standards that is sure to entertain fans of all ages!

Growing up the daughter of a music teacher, Kat Perkins has been singing, dancing, and performing for just about as long as she can remember. At just 15 years old, Perkins made the move to the Twin Cities from rural North Dakota and her professional career began as she became a success in the Minneapolis-St. Paul theatre scene!

 Over the years, Perkins has performed and recorded music as a solo artist and with numerous bands. In 2012, she had success with a single written by Chad Kroeger (Nickelback) that featured Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal, Nine Inch Nails drummer Ilan Rubin, Grammy-nominated producer Joe Marlett (Foo Fighters, Korn) and her current musical director Eric Warner.

In 2013, she received an opportunity to go to the Middle East to perform for the military. While on the trip, a video of her singing randomly at the Amsterdam airport ended up on Youtube and prompted a call from NBC’s The Voice. She quickly found herself in the national spotlight as a Top 5 contestant coached by Adam Levine (of Maroon 5)! “Fearless” marks her debut solo release. The song was produced by John Fields (Pink, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez) and independently hit #5 upon release on the iTunes charts.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2016 @ 7:30 PM


TICKET PRICES -
ADVANCED SALE - $25
AT THE DOOR - $30

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

View Event →
Dec
10
7:30pm 7:30pm

DEC. 10, 2016 - DAISY DILLMAN ACOUSTIC

Patrick, Feagan & Stymie… the three original lead vocalists and founding members of Minnesota's own Daisy Dillman Band bring their well known, 3-part high harmony to an unplugged and intimate setting. Acoustic guitars and fiddle are in hand for this special performance marking Daisy Dillman's 40th anniversary year. It’s humor, stories and select original songs from their national releases for United Artists and RCA records. It’s also the best of “West Coast” Country Rock: Poco, Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Jackson Browne and today's best songwriters. Daisy Dillman Acoustic brings a rare authenticity. They've been an original voice in Minnesota music for the last 40 years, and are Minnesota Music Award winners for Best Vocal Group, Best Violinist and Best Band. They are also in the MN Rock Hall of Fame, and the MN Country Hall of Fame with a lifetime achievement award.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2016 @ 7:30 PM


TICKET PRICES -
ADVANCED SALE - $25
AT THE DOOR - $30

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

View Event →
Dec
8
to Dec 9

BackStage Team Registration

Backstage square.jpg

BackStage Team

We are excited to announce our new program introducing students to the world of tech!

BackStage is a program to develop talents and skills of students in technical and design aspects of theater productions through a mentoring based model. Students will gain knowledge as technicians, designers and artists through direct participation in theatrical productions, workshops and through coaching and mentoring. Ashland Productions' BackStage Team will work to ensure quality in the technical aspect of productions, and specialize in specific areas such as sets, costumes, props, lights, sound, and running crew. BackStage Mentors will work to develop the skills of team members, participate in the ACT! program, facilitate workshops, and collaborate with the summer camp staff to meet the technical needs of the summer productions and showcases.

Open to: 7th grade through college seniors.

Apply Now

Questions: Email Rob Sutherland at rob@ashlandproductions.org.

View Event →
Dec
3
7:30pm 7:30pm

DEC. 3, 2016 - KERI NOBLE HOLIDAY SHOW

A transplant from Detroit to Minneapolis, Keri Noble is a piano-driven singer/songwriter whose passion and penchant for living life on her own terms radiates from her music.

Now she returns to Maplewood Performing Arts Theater to perform her special holiday concert, “A Very Special Christmas.” The concert features an assortment of songs from Keri’s gorgeous holiday album, “More Than Santa,” as well as an assortment of new holiday songs.

Keri’s latest album, More Than Santa, was released by her own label KikoSaysSo on November 25, 2011.  Featuring “Everything I Want for Christmas” and “Givin’ You My Love”, the album elegantly captures the mood and spirit of the holidays.

In early 2011 Keri became a regular appearing on KFAN, the Twin Cities leading sports talk radio station creating and hosting the segment “Keri Around Town”.  The segment highlighted the entertainment happenings in the area. This success led Keri to become a full time radio personality in 2012, co-hosting “Oake and Keri in the Morning” with Brian Oake on Cities 97 daily from 6:00am – 9:00am. In January, 2106 Keri began as the sole host of "Keri in the Morning" on Cities97. Keri also enjoys guest hosting on the TV show “Twin Cities Live” on ABC in Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Keri is currently beginning recording an EP of new songs.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2016 @ 7:30 PM


TICKET PRICES -
ADVANCED SALE - $25
AT THE DOOR - $30

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

 

View Event →
Dec
2
7:30pm 7:30pm

Dec. 2, 2016 - Sherwin Linton Christmas Show - Canceled

Sherwin Linton, a legend among country music enthusiasts, brings a traditional country Christmas to Maplewood Performing Arts Theater. Linton’s traditional country rock style has been compared to Johnny Cash, and he often covers songs from rock ‘n roll greats like Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley and “the man in black” himself.


TICKET PRICES -
Advanced Sale - $20
At the Door - $25

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2016 @ 7:30 PM

This concert has been canceled and refunds will be made for tickets already purchased.

View Event →
Nov
30
to Dec 9

Professional Mentoring Program: Theater Photography/ Headshots

Professional Mentoring Program:
Theater Photography/Headshots

Purpose: To offer a high school student photographer the opportunity to work alongside  Ashland’s resident photographer, and further develop skills in theater photography and headshots. The student photographer will gain invaluable professional experience working with clients, as well as develop a greater understanding of the shooting and editing process.

Process: A high school student will work directly with Twin Cities Headshots, Ashland’s resident photographer, to take headshots for the Ashland ACT! production of Musicville.

  • Student photographer will attend two headshot photo sessions (2 hours each) for the student cast and will be given personalized instruction by photographer.
  • Student photographer will participate in 5 hours of coaching for editing the images at their studio or at a neutral location.

The headshots will be printed and hung in the lobby during the Ashland cast’s
performances of Musicville. Student photographer will receive photo credits in the lobby and in the program.

Specific head shot shoot dates will be determined based on the availability of our student photographer and Twin Cities Headshots. They will take place on a Tuesday or Thursday from 5:00-6:30pm during Musicville rehearsals.

Qualifications:

  • Candidate should have amateur experience shooting portrait photography &/or headshots.
  • Candidate should have a genuine desire to learn and develop skills relating to headshot photography.
  • Candidate should be well-organized, present himself/herself professionally, and accept feedback constructively.
  • Candidate must have flexibility in his/her schedule on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00-6:30pm to ensure scheduling shoot dates is possible.

To Apply:

One applicant will be chosen for the Musicville opportunity, but all applicants will be kept on file for future similar opportunities.

Candidate does not need to own their own equipment. All equipment is provided by Twin Cities Headshots.

Please contact Christina with any questions.

View Event →
Nov
26
7:30pm 7:30pm

Nov. 26, 2016 - Takin' It To the Limit: A Tribute to the Eagles

We’re welcoming the Fabulous Armadillos to perform the music of America’s greatest band – The Eagles.  Enjoy all of the greatest hits and some deep tracks of The Eagles. Many music historians believe the Eagles may have well been the best band to come from that generation, with incredible lyrics, tight harmonies, and melodies that produced hit after hit.  


Ticket Price - $40 -- Purchase tickets HERE


Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

View Event →
Nov
17
8:00am 8:00am

Give to the Max Day 2016

Ashland Productions is proud to join GiveMN and nonprofits across the state of Minnesota for Give to the Max Day on Thursday, November 17!

What is Give to the Max Day? Give to the Max Day was created in 2009 to launch GiveMN, a collaborative venture led by Minnesota Community Foundation and many other organizations committed to helping make our state a better place. That initial spark ignited a blast of online, raising $14 million in 24 hours. Since then, Give to the Max Day has become an annual tradition. Every year thousands of organizations and individuals generate donations and excitement for Minnesota causes that are working to improve the quality of life for all Minnesotans.

How can I help? This year, our goal is to raise $15,000 on Give to the Max Day. Your donation on Give to the Max Day not only supports all that we do at Ashland, but it also may help us receive an additional donation of $1,000 or $10,000! How? On November 17, every gift made on GiveMN.org will be entered in to an hourly drawing for a $1,000 GiveMN Golden Ticket to be awarded to a nonprofit organization. That adds up to 24 opportunities for you to help us receive an extra $1,000!

But that’s not all! Two 10,000 Super-sized Golden Tickets will be awarded as well, at noon and at the end of the day on Give to the Max Day.

Be sure to mark your calendar and spread the word! All donations made between now through November 17 will be eligible for GiveMN Golden Ticket drawings!  Thank you for your support of Ashland Productions on this incredible day of giving. If you have any questions about supporting Ashland Productions on Give to the Max Day, please contact Karen Biedermann at karen@ashlandproductions.org or 651-383-8117.

Click HERE to visit our GiveMN page!

View Event →
Nov
7
to Nov 27

WOODBURY LEADERSHIP ACADEMY - INFORMATION & REGISTRATION

REGISTER NOW

Grades: 1 - 7

Participation Fee: $92 per person (processing fee included)

Online Registration: Monday, November 7, 2016 beginning at 10 AM through November 27, 2016 or until filled.  Registrations will be taken on a first come, first serve basis.

Auditions: Auditions for students who want speaking roles are held during rehearsals.  All those who register will be in the show.

 **CHANGE TO REHEARSAL TIME & START DATE**

Rehearsal Schedule: Rehearsals take place at the school on Mondays and Wednesdays, BEFORE SCHOOL from 8:15 - 9:15 AM beginning Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

Tech Rehearsals: Tech rehearsals take place at the theater in the
Maplewood Community Center, March 20-22, 2017 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Performances (held in the theater at the Maplewood Community Center):
Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Ticket Price: $12 each (processing fee included).  Tickets go on sale Monday, February 20, 2017 at 10:00 AM.

View Event →
Oct
28
to Nov 20

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka

BUY TICKETS

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka follows enigmatic candy manufacturer, Willy Wonka, as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka's rules in the factory... or suffer the consequences.

Performances: 
Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016 at 2:00 PM
Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 at 7:30 PM
Saturday,  Nov. 5, 2016 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 at 2:00 PM
Friday, Nov. 11, 2016 at 7:30 PM
Saturday,  Nov. 12, 2016 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016 at 2:00 PM
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 at 7:30 PM
Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 at 7:30 PM
Saturday,  Nov. 19, 2016 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016 at 2:00 PM

 

View Event →
Oct
3
to Oct 12

Musicville Teen Captain Applications

Teen Captain Position:
The ACT! Program Teen Captains have the opportunity to experience firsthand all that goes into a youth theatre production. Teen Captains will work alongside the Director, Choreographer, Vocal Director, and Stage Manager to help teach actors material, provide behavior management support in rehearsals, and help create a safe and fun environment for all students. Most importantly, Teen Captains serve as mentors and role models for our actors, and will gain valuable experience working with children in a theatre setting.

Requirements: Teen Captains will attend rehearsals, tech rehearsals, and performances. Specific duties will be assigned based on applicants' skill sets, experiences, and desired areas for growth.

General Musicville information:
Auditions: Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 (12:30 - 3:30 PM) or Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 (5:00 - 7:00 PM).  No preparation is needed.

Rehearsals will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 8, 2016 through Feb. 9, 2017, 5:00 - 6:30 PM.  (No rehearsals Nov. 24, 2016 and Dec. 26 - 30, 2016 for holidays).

Pre-Tech Week:
Mon, Feb. 13, 2017, 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Tue, Feb. 14, 2017, 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Thu, Feb. 16, 2017, 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Fri, Feb. 17, 2017, 5:00 - 6:30 PM

Tech Week: (Please note the time change for these days)
Mon, Feb. 20, 2017, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Tue, Feb. 21, 2017, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Wed, Feb. 22, 2017, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Performances:
Thu, Feb. 23, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Sat, Feb. 25, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Sun, Feb. 26, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016.


APPLY NOW

View Event →