Join Lori and her special guest, Prudence Johnson. Prudence’s career has taken her from honky-tonks to Carnegie Hall, from the theater stage to the silver screen, from the Midwest to the Middle East. With her roots in folk and country music,
Prudence has developed a passion for jazz and the work of the 20th century’s great songwriters. Her discography includes Gershwin, Moon Country: the Music of Hoagy Carmichael, and Little Dreamer (a collection of international lullabies)
PARKING LOT RIGHT NEXT TO THE CLUB!
Doors open at 5:00pm for cocktails and lite meal - Show at 5:30pm
Lite meal available for purchase at venue. Call or email the front desk for menu options and pricing. 612-813-5300, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Directed by Shelli Place with Musical Direction by Lori Dokken
Presented by - Prime Voices - A Staged Reading Series
The Oldest Profession by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel focuses on five aging practitioners of the “oldest profession” as Ronald Reagan enters the White House. They are faced with diminishing clientele, increased competition for their niche market, and aging joints. With wit, compassion, and humor they struggle with trickle-down” economics to stay in the “Life”.
The ladies of The Oldest Profession are proud of their work ethic, care about their customers, and have formed a strong family bond over nearly half a century. All the recognizable types are present: the practical and wise madam, the woman-child, the sassy woman of color, and the elegant Southern belle. The fourth member of their stable, a hard-as-nails gal who sees the wisdom of changing with the times, tries to push the others to step up their game. “Old vessels leak,” she tells her stable mates. Mae, their leader, longs for the days when there was honor in the trade. “This is America – where any girl can start in an alley and become a madam.
Admission to PRIME Voices readings is free but reservations are required
Women on the Moon is a concert that showcases some of the greatest female artists from the 1960’s such as Mama Cass, Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Cher, Lesley Gore, Grace Slick, Janis Joplin, Dionne Warwick, Joan Baez, Diana Ross, Barbra Streisand, Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, and many more..
The 60’s were inarguable the most prolific decade for female vocalists and musicians in many diverse styles and categories. From pop and folk to rock and rhythm and blues, women launched themselves into the music scene and claimed their space in the mostly male dominated industry.
Producer and musical director, Lori Dokken, has assembled some of the Twin Cities’ finest female vocalists to transport you back more than 50 years to a time when so many things were static and tumultuous, and yet “peace” and “love” were two of the most circulated words of the era. Featuring Patty Peterson, Judi Vinar, Ginger Commodore, Rachel Holder, and Katie Gearty along with a smokin’ band with David Feily on Guitar, Ian Young on Bass and David Stanoch on Drums.
Sunday, October 29th - 7:00PM
Chanhassen Dinner Theatre's
6161 Highway 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN 55432
Dinner at 5:00
Show at 7:00
Join us as we celebrate “National Grandparents Day” by singing some of our favorite songs and also raising funds for a fantastic local youth theatre arts organization called ETC Productions founded by Erin Schwab and Emily Villano. They currently have a full summer of productions being presented all around the Twin Cities. The two of them have truly harnessed the power of making a smaller budget go a phenomenally long way.
Lori will be joined by local favorites: Judi Vinar, Patty Peterson, Jennifer Grimm, Rachel Holder, Ginger Commodore, Aimee Lee, Emily Villano and Erin Schwab. You can expect a few, much younger “short people” to join in on the fun and sing with us!
This cabaret event will be paired with a Go Fund Me opportunity for supporters and guests to donate to ETC Productions to help them continue to bring the magic of theatre arts to our local youth! (To donate go to www.gofundme.com and in the search box enter: Our Voices Our Choices Our Children)
What a FANTASTIC family affair on a beautiful, fall Sunday afternoon! Let’s get together and help our children continue to grow and thrive!
POSTPONED - Check back soon for the rescheduled date.
So sorry for any inconvenience.
Erin Schwab and Emily Villano have been Collaborative Partners working in Educational Theater since 2012.
Both Emily and Erin are Native Minnesotans, growing up in St. Paul and St. Louis Park. Starting at McNally Smith College of Music, Erin and Emily have worked together for years as Teaching Artists, Directors, Musical Directors as well as Creative and Technical Staff with Steppingstone Theatre, Youth Performance Company, Stages Theater Company, Children’s Theatre Company, Ashland Productions, Lakeshore Players Theatre, Moreland Elementary School, Eagan High School and currently, with Apple Valley High School.
Erin and Emily started ETC Productions to provide a space for young artists to explore, feel empowered, and make discoveries through the joy of theater making.
SUNDAY, October 29th - 7:00 PM
Featuring Judi Vinar, Patty Peterson, Ginger Commodore, Rachel Holder, Katie Gearty and a smokin' band!
NEW SONGS ADDED
into every show!
Different artists featured
A great concert event celebrating women singers
Featuring: Patty Peterson, Judi Vinar, Rachel Holder & Lori Dokken
A vast catalogue of music from old Swing tunes to R &B, Pop and Folk to classic old hymns ...
It's not surprising that she was voted "Most Versatile" in high school ...
This musician will give you everything she's got ...
And that's a lot ... four decades of seasoning as a pianist and vocalist.