McKnight Theatre Bids Farewell to The Ordway with THE NIGHT OF A MILLION STARS Tonight

The Ordway will say farewell to the McKnight Theatre in grand style tonight, April 28 at 7:30 pm, in a special performance called, "The Night of a Million Stars." The concert production will highlight area artists and feature musical pieces from productions previously held in the McKnight Theatre.

James A. Rocco, vice president of programming and producing artistic director, said the concert will reflect the fond memories and the performance history of the McKnight. "We've had artists calling us to be a part of the farewell concert," said Rocco. "We're delighted that so many have offered to make special plans to be with us."

Scheduled to appear (as of April 3, 2013): Sharon Bach, Ben Bakken, Christina Baldwin, Bradley Beahen, Jamecia Bennett, Raymond Berg, Dieter Bierbrauer, Paul Brekke, Gary Briggle, Yolande Bruce, Joshua James Campbell, Justine Carroll, Julius C. Collins III, Dennis Curley, Lori Dokken, Debbie Duncan, Jennifer Eckes, Nicole Fenstad, Jessica Fredrickson, Greta Grosch, Monica Heuser, Tonia Hughes, Connie Kunkle, Joel Liestman, Jill Mikelson, Kym Chambers Otto, Lisa Pallen, Jennifer Baldwin Peden, T. Mychael Rambo, Kacie Riddle, James A. Rocco, Kersten Rodau, Randy Schmeling, Erin Schwab, Maria Stukey, Allison Tilsen-Kassabian, Kirby Trymucha-Duresky, Austene Van, Kimberly Wells, Regina Marie Williams, and Cameron Wright.

Band Members: Raymond Berg - Musical Director and Piano; Mark Lenander - Guitar; David Weeks-Wynne - Bass Guitar; and Joey Phillips - Drums.

Ticket prices: VIP $250* & $150; $75, $50 and $40 and are available by calling the Ordway Ticket Office at 651.224.4222 or by visiting www.ordway.org. (*There is a $100 donation included in this price.)

The McKnight Theatre will be expanded into a 1,100 seat concert hall and it is expected to open in mid-2015. Officials from the Arts Partnership (the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Minnesota Opera, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and The Schubert Club) announced the project in December, 2011.

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