Category Archives: Past Event

Promises and Interludes


Sun, Jan 21 at 3:00 p.m.
Run Time: 75 minutes, including intermission
Age Requirement: All ages
Tickets: Please visit thedreamsongsproject.org to purchase tickets.

The Dream Songs Project’s Sixth Annual Concerts of New Music for Voice and Guitar. This year’s edition features a world premiere performance of Craig Carnahan’s song cycle, Promises and Interludes, songs by Toshio Hosokawa, a scena by Mark Weiser, and a revisit of our first commission from 2012, Daniel Nass’s Songs of Cowboys and Hobos.

The Stuffed Animal WINTER Show

Sun, Jan 28 at 4:00 p.m.
Run Time: 45 minutes
Age Requirement: Ages 3+
Tickets: $5 (stuffed animals get in for free)

The Stuffed Animal WINTER Show

The stuffed animals celebrate winter fun by sliding down a big snow-hill, going ice skating and hurling snowballs in stuffed animal style right on stage.

Hosted by Leslye Orr, The Stuffed Animal Show is an interactive theater experience for children ages 3+ and their stuffed animals. Kids bring their own plushy, or get one from our grab bag, and join Zip the chipmunk and his friends. Leslye Orr animates the whole gang with wacky sounds and voices while also sharing creative ideas for imaginative play. A tiny-sized tea party for all stuffed animals follows each performance.

Holiday Music for the World: CD Release Celebration

NOTE: Due to artists’ availability and logistics, there will be only ONE performance of this show. Seating is very limited, so please purchase your tickets in advance.

Date/Time: Sat, Dec 16 at 7:30 pm
Tickets: Pay What You Can ($5-$15)
Ages: Recommended for Ages 10+
Duration: 90 minutes. No intermission.

Greg Herriges presents
Holiday Music for the World: CD Release Celebration

It’s not just about Christmas! Greg Herriges, his trio StellaRoma, and friends celebrate the release of Revel and Ritual: Holiday Music for the World—a groundbreaking collection of traditional and original music for many faiths, places, and seasons. You’ll hear music for Hanukkah, Holi, Ashura, Chinese and Ukrainian New Year, Sakura Matsuri, Basque and Catalan Christmas carols, and the Winter Solstice. Discover a world of holiday music beyond the shopping-mall standards!

About the Band: StellaRoma

  • Greg Herriges: guitar, bouzouki, vocal
  • Rundio Sinclair: Chapman stick, electronics
  • Michael Bissonnette: world percussion

Three uniquely talented musicians join to combine ancient and future, East and West, into a stirring mix of “progressive world music” with futuristic flavors. Greg Herriges plays (and sings into) his guitar and Greek bouzouki with a unique approach honed by his studies of Asian and other international styles. Rundio represents the 21st century with Chapman stick, a 10-stringed tapped instrument that sings like a bass, a piano, an electronic orchestra, and sometimes all at once. Michael Bissonnette juggles an array of global percussion including cajon, frame drums, glockenspiel, and Aztec death whistle.

With special guests guests TBA from Indian and Balkan traditions.


Greg Herriges is a fiscal year 2017 recipient of an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Hand in Hand

Date: Thu, Dec 14 at 7:30 pm
Tickets: Pay What You Can $5-$15
Ages: Ages 9+
Duration: 60 minutes, followed by discussion.

Hand in Hand
written and performed by Leslye Orr

First performed in 1982, Hand in Hand is a play in which audience members experience a heightened awareness of their own senses. They are seated in a spiral configuration, asked to close their eyes, and brought in touch with the world of Helen Keller, who was deaf and blind, and her teacher, Anne Sullivan, who was legally blind. A myriad of objects are passed around the spiral while actress Leslye Orr tells a riveting story inspired by the profound letters and witty lectures of the great educator and her spirited pupil. Orr, herself legally blind since birth, created Hand in Hand to share her belief in the “possibilities of disabilities.” Watch video

This workshop-performance has been presented for schools, colleges, at staff trainings for organizations such as Serve Minnesota (Americorps) and for human resources departments at places like the Walker Art Center and Carlson School of Management. In 2012, Leslye traveled to Lithuania, Latvia and Israel with Hand in Hand as a speaker and specialist for the U.S. State Department.

The Liminal Being

Date: Thu-Sat, Dec 7-9 at 7:30 pm & Sun, Dec 10 at 2:00 pm
Tickets: $15
Ages: Ages 16+
Duration: 60-75 mins.

The Liminal Being
written and performed by Mai Rose

A story of a woman who finds herself living a life, in and out of time. A weaving of fantasy and reality that invites the audience to consider their own truth and inspires them to author their own existence by finding beauty in the tragic and mundane.