'NICE WORK', Creole Choir of Cuba and More Set for the Ordway, Oct 2014

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'NICE WORK', Creole Choir of Cuba and More Set for the Ordway, Oct 2014

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts announces its October 2014 calendar. Details below!


A NIGHT IN HAVANA WITH NACHITO HERRERA AND HIS CUBAN ORCHESTRA

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

TARGET World Music and Dance Series

Tickets: Start at $23

Known as one of the world's greatest Cuban pianists, the incomparable Ignacio "Nachito" Herrera combines his love of classical music with traditional Cuban rhythms and Latin jazz for an evening like no other. Nachito Herrera and his Cuban Orchestra will make you feel like you've taken a trip to Cuba with their toe-tapping, hip-swinging music. Complete with a dance floor, this promises to be one hot Cuban night at the Ordway!

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT

Music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin

Oct. 14-19, 2014

Ordway Theater Season

Tickets: Start at $36

Get ready for this 1920s-era feel-good musical, complete with extravagant dance numbers, glittering costumes and an unlikely love story between a wealthy playboy and a rough and tumble lady bootlegger. This lighthearted crowd pleaser is set against the backdrop of classic Gershwin hits like "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," "Someone to Watch Over Me" and "Fascinating Rhythm." Nice Work If You Can Get It is a sparkling, madcap tale that combines laughter, romance and high-stepping Broadway magic for an evening bursting with girls, glamour and the glorious songs of Gershwin!

Performance Dates and Times:

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m. (Open Captioned)

Friday, Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2:00 p.m. (ASL/AD)

Saturday, Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 6:30 pm

Ordway Extra: The Roaring Twenties and Prohibition in Minnesota

Wednesday, Oct. 15, post-show

Talk back with members of the company

CREOLE CHOIR OF CUBA

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

TARGET World Music and Dance Series

Tickets: Start at $20

Experience the heart and soul of Cuba through irresistible melodies, poetic lyrics and impassioned vocal and percussive performance. With influences from both the Caribbean and West Africa, the Creole Choir of Cuba tells stories of survival, faith and tragic history, drawing you in with infectious music.

For tickets, go online at www.ordway.org or call 651-224-4222. Groups: 651-282-3111. The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is located at 345 Washington Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102.

ABOUT THE ORDWAY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS: The Ordway is widely recognized as one of the nation's leading nonprofit performing arts centers and Saint Paul's most elegant and inviting performance space. The Ordway's Music Theater and soon-to-be completed Concert Hall attract diverse audiences with an array of productions showcasing the finest in American musical theater, world music, dance and vocal performance. Education and community engagement are integral to the Ordway's mission, with major initiatives including the annual Flint Hills International Children's Festival and Ordway Education programs that serve more than 50,000 students annually. The Ordway also sponsors the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists, a professionally guided academic and artistic environment that trains aspiring pre-professional performing artists. Together with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Opera and The Schubert Club, the Ordway is a member of the Arts Partnership and serves as the principal venue for their performances. For more information, visit www.ordway.org.

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