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Scandinavian Christmas / Ross Sutter
Dec
16
2:00 PM14:00

Scandinavian Christmas / Ross Sutter

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A Holiday Treat for All Ages

Enjoy a fun “Scandinavian Christmas” evening at the Edge! Ross Sutter's Scandinavian Christmas Show has been performed at the Guthrie, on Prairie Home Companion, in New York, and even in Norway.

Anything that well-traveled must have a lot to keep audiences coming! Indeed a “Scandinavian Christmas” is an evening of singing, music, and dancing for the whole family and is entertaining, enjoyable, and fun.

There are nine musicians and dancers including Sutter, who also plays guitar and button accordion. The concert will feature Cheryl Paschke on fiddle and nyckelharpa (ni-kel harp-ah: the Swedish-keyed fiddle), Marya Hart on piano and pump organ, Rachel Jensen & Kari Loing on Hardanger (har-dahng-er) fiddle, and dancers Carol Sersland and Bruce Bostrum. Adding more music and dance will be the Scandinavian duo Jänta o’ Jag made up of Char Bostrum on fiddle and Art Bjorngjeld on accordion and fiddle. Art and Char will join Carol and Bruce at times, and the stage will be filled with dancers dressed in colorful costumes circling and turning as the musicians play tunes for dancing.

Join us at the Edge for a family-friendly show and a chance to sing along with familiar Scandinavian Christmas songs!

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TICKETS

$15 adults/$5 children 12 & under
Available at Timber Rose Floral, the Gift Nest, online, and at the door.

Thanks to Arvig, Bigfork Lions, Bigfork Valley Hospital, the Blandin Foundation, and North Itasca Electric for helping underwrite this performance.

 

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Operating support is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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Lorna Landvik / Author & Comedian
Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

Lorna Landvik / Author & Comedian

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Join Minnesota’s own Lorna Landvik for a laughter-filled evening! First, the author of eleven novels will entertain you with tales of her life. Then, Lorna the comic improviser will create characters and monologues based on your suggestions. Join us for a memorable evening at the Edge!

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TICKETS

$10 adults/$5 students
Available at Timber Rose Floral, the Gift Nest, online, and at the door.

 

Thanks to Arvig, Bigfork Lions, Bigfork Valley Hospital, and the Blandin Foundation for helping underwrite this performance.
 


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Operating support is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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The Lost Forty
Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

The Lost Forty

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Come discover and celebrate long-lost “old-growth” folksongs from the Great Lakes region. This music was found in a forgotten treasure trove of 47 songs recorded in 1924 by singers who lived in Minnesota’s north woods.

TICKETS

$10 adults/$5 students
Available at Timber Rose Floral, the Gift Nest, online, and at the door.

 

Thanks to Arvig for helping underwrite this performance.
 


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Operating support is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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Zorongo Flamenco
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Zorongo Flamenco

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Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre and School brings the soul of southern Spain to the Edge Center. "Café Flamenco" is a concert of traditional flamenco dance and music that brings the emotional and rhythmic excitement to the stage that only flamenco can. Susana di Palma founded Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre in 1982. One of the few American Spanish dance companies that present both traditional flamenco programs as well as original theater flamenco works; the company is an ensemble of international artists, dancers, and musicians who are renowned for bringing the power, passion, and virtuosity of the art of flamenco to American audiences.

TICKETS

$15 adults/$5 children 12 & under
Available at Timber Rose Floral, the Gift Nest, online, and at the door.

Thanks to Arvig, the Bigfork Lions, Bigfork Valley Hospital, and the Blandin Foundation for helping underwrite this performance.
 


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Operating support is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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Anne Dunn & Annie Humphrey
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Anne Dunn & Annie Humphrey

Aadizookaan:  The Sacred Essence of the Story

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Anishanabeg-Ojibwe author, poet, storyteller and visual artist Anne Dunn inspired her daughter, Annie Humphrey to write poetry that eventually turned into songwriting. Annie's father taught her to play guitar. Together Mother and Daughter speak, tell, and sing of the human condition. Songs are woven in between the stories and stories contain wisdom to live by. If you are one who appreciates hearing truths from a perspective that follows natural law, then come and be enlightened!

"I think we live in very intense times.  When the Earth runs out of breath, so will we.  The plant nation will be the last to give up on us humans." -Annie

Dunn, 75, was born on the Red Lake Reservation, grew up on the Leech Lake Reservation and currently lives near Bemidji. “Fire in the Village” is her third book, a collection of 75 stories celebrating her 75th birthday. Her book includes stories she remembers and stories she has written — all stories “sent forth as little ambassadors in search of understanding and reconciliation.”  -Anne

Admission: Free will offering at the door
 


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Operating support is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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Sep
15
7:00 PM19:00

Church of Cash

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This is an eagerly awaited return performance for Church of Cash to the Bigfork area. The last time the Johnny Cash tribute band played at the Edge Center, they sold out the house and the audience left asking when the band would return. A year later, the Minneapolis-based group is back at the Edge with lead singer Jay Ernest, Jonathan TeBeest on percussion, Albert Perez on electric guitar, and Eric Struve on upright bass.

TICKETS
$15 for Adults; $5 for Children 12 & under
Available at the Gift Nest, Timber Rose, online, and at the door.

Thanks to Arvig and Bigfork Lions for helping underwrite this performance.
 


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Operating support is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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Classic Movie Series: In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Sep
13
6:30 PM18:30

Classic Movie Series: In the Heat of the Night (1967)

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A black northern cop and a bigoted, white southern sheriff work together to solve a murder.

Starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger.

Winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor.

Join pop culture professor Jack Nachbar for the first classic movie of the season!

Admission is free.

Read more on our blog...

Co-sponsored by ISD 318 Community Education.

 


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Operating support is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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Darrell Webb Band
Aug
26
2:00 PM14:00

Darrell Webb Band

Darrell Webb Band Performs Acoustic Music with Electrifying Energy

Bluegrass fans are in for a treat! The Darrell Webb Band will be on stage at the Edge Center in Bigfork on Sunday, August 26 at 2 p.m.

You won't want to miss their perfect blend of tradition and innovation, their stellar musicianship, and Darrell’s unmistakable vocals.

http://www.darrellwebbband.com/

TICKETS
$15 for adults
$5 for children 12 & under
Available at the Gift Nest, Timber Rose Floral, online, and at the door.

Thanks to Arvig, Bigfork Lions, Bigfork Valley Hospital, and the Blandin Foundation for helping underwrite this performance.


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Operating support is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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Piano Bar: Northern Lights Trio
Aug
11
7:00 PM19:00

Piano Bar: Northern Lights Trio

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Join us as the Northern Lights Trio celebrates its ten-year anniversary with a benefit concert for the Edge Center! The Piano Bar concert will bring back some previous years' entertainers and music while adding something new for the audience to enjoy.

The first Piano Bar concert was planned as a small performance where the Northern Lights Trio would share the stage with a few guests at onstage tables. The turnout was greater than expected, however, and the trio performed for a respectably-sized audience beyond the stage tables. Back then the Northern Lights Trio was made up of Ron Olsen of Bigfork on keyboard and vocals, his brother Don Olsen of Bigfork on percussion and vocals, and Effie's Jerry Hagen on guitar, bass, and vocals.

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Times have changed and there are at least six musicians and singers expected on stage this year. There will be plenty of show history to talk and play about, and it will all be for the Edge’s benefit.

This year's show will include the original trio members, along with Terry Price of Marcell on guitar, percussion, and vocals, Harold Boege of Marcell on bass and vocals, Gary Piepho on vocals, and Cassy Bender of Northome on vocals. These additions were made over the years to “keep the entertainment fresh,” as Ron Olsen says, and to help make sure audiences keep coming and growing.

The trio's performances are rarely set in stone until they happen, but this show may incorporate video footage of prior performances, including footage of the late Bill Hiede's special renditions of Frank Sinatra's music. It is certainly one show that should not be missed.

All proceeds from this concert go to support the Edge Center.

Underwritten in part by Thrivent Financial.

TICKETS
$10 for adults, $5 for children 12 & under
Available at the Timber Rose, Gift Nest and at the door.


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Operating support is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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John Perkins
Jul
21
7:00 PM19:00

John Perkins

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Join us for a great musical performance by John Perkins as he celebrates the life and people of the Northwoods of Minnesota. He will be joined by his wife Sandy and Effie's own Jerry Hagen.

John's music is about our Northwoods, his beloved Sand Lake, and a little bit of the Smoky Mountains thrown in for good measure. He writes and sings about a long-ago time, a simpler time, and a very difficult time. His songs are about the tough people who settled this wild woodsy, swampy area, about majestic trees, magnificent Showy Lady's-slippers, lakes, and of course mosquitoes...

Most of all, John sings about the people: Native Americans, loggers, farmers, and ladies of the evening are all woven into his songs.

All proceeds from this concert go to support the Edge Center.

TICKETS
$10 for adults, $5 for children 12 & under.
Available at the door.

 

Listen to John here!


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Operating support is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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DreamWorks Madagascar: A Musical Adventure
Jul
13
to Jul 15

DreamWorks Madagascar: A Musical Adventure

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Presented by Stages Theatre of Hopkins
July 13–14, 7 P.M. & July 15, 2 P.M.

 

Fun for all ages!

Come “Move it, Move it” with Stages Theatre of Hopkins as Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippo and, of course, those plotting penguins enter our stage in the musical adventure of Madagascar. Not content to live in blissful captivity, Marty lets his curiosity take over as he makes his escape to explore the world. His friends and some unusual penguins will not be left behind as they all embark on an unforgettable voyage...

Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture. Book by Kevin Del Aguila. Original music and lyric by George Noriega & Joel Someillan.

Directed by Sandy Boren-Barrett.

TICKETS
$15 for adults, $5 for children 12 & under.
Available at the Gift Nest, the Timber Rose, online, and at the door.

Read more on our blog...

Madagascar is presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI (www.mtishows.com).

Thanks to Arvig for helping underwrite this performance.


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Operating support is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
Jun
21
to Jun 24

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

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The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, written by Bertolt Brecht in 1941, is a satirical look at a small-time thug who, with his henchmen, comes from New York to Chicago to take over the Cauliflower business by offering, for a price, “protection” to small groceries.

It is an allegory of Hitler’s rise to power, with characters and events having a direct parallel. It isn’t what you might expect of a 1930s Chicago gangster play. This is done for laughs, with over-the-top vaudeville acting, singing, dancing, and stage antics that keep it moving at a frantic, funny pace.

Directed by Patricia Feld and starring (in alphabetical order): Krini Alampi, Greg Anselmo, Nathan Bergstedt, Tom Boland, Bryan Boone, Greta Drewlow, Laura Gillman, Kristi Gustafson, John Hanson, Audrey Johnson, Abe Klamm, Dakotah Klamm, Jack Nachbar, Mike Raymond, Megan Reedstrom, Victor Romanik, Aaron Saude, and Archie Wass.

Read more on our blog...

TICKETS
$15 for adults, $5 for students.
Available at the Gift Nest, the Timber Rose, online, and at the door.

Thanks to Arvig and JK Mechanical for helping underwrite this performance.

 

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This activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to appropriations from the Minnesota State Legislature's general and arts and cultural heritage funds.


*On stage content for The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

Rating systems and recommendations can sometimes be difficult to understand. Different people feel differently about the definitions of “adult language” and “adult situations.” In an effort to make things clear and enjoyable for all of our patrons, we have instituted a new rating system.

Many of you have asked why we don’t use the rating systems of R or PG-13. Unfortunately, that rating system was copyrighted by the MPAA, and we are not allowed to use it. Many have also asked why we do not cut offensive language or situations out of the script altogether. When we select a script and enter into a licensing agreement, we are also agreeing to produce the script exactly as written. We are not allowed to alter the playwright’s script.

We hope that our new rating system will help you make informed decisions about the productions that you want to see. The guidelines we offer are subjective and may not reflect individual sensitivities. To address specific concerns, please contact the Ticket Office directly at 218-743-6670 or admin@edgecenterarts.org.

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui is recommended for audiences 13 and above because of adult language and gangland violence.  

Word/Phrase  (# of Uses)
G*d*mn   (6)
G*d   (6)
J*sus Chr*st   (3)
Sh*t   (2)
D*mn   (7)
H*ll   (7)
F*ck   (3 )

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Classic Movie Series: American Graffiti
Apr
12
6:30 PM18:30

Classic Movie Series: American Graffiti

 
 

April Classic Movie: American Graffiti (1973)

On a single night in 1962, teens try to figure out their future. Funny and nostalgic.

Starring Richard Dreyfuss and Ron Howard. Directed by George Lucas.

Click here for movie trailer and photos. 

Join pop culture professor Jack Nachbar on Thursday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. for the last classic movie of the season! Admission is free.

Read more on our blog.

Co-sponsored by ISD 318 Community Education.

 

Operating support is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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