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Ames Center - Proscenium Main Stage Hall
12600 Nicollet Ave. Burnsville, MN 55337
952-895-4680
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The Burnsville Performing Arts Center is happy to announce the annual fundraising event for the Burnsville Rotary. Burnsville Rotary, with the generous support of the Walser Foundation, will proudly host Comedy for Caring, their 36th annual community fundraising event. Featuring Chicago’s famous comedy theatre group, this special performance will include some of the very best sketches, songs and improvisations from The Second City’s 50-year history. No topic or subject matter is off limits during this night of hilarious satire and cutting-edge improv!

Founded in Chicago in 1959, The Second City has become the premier training ground for the comedy world’s best and brightest. Its alumni list reads like a “who’s who” of American comedy: Joan Rivers, Peter Boyle, Harold Ramis, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, George Wendt, Martin Short, John Candy, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tim Meadows, Chris Farley, Mike Myers, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey and countless others

About the Ticket Supplier: Ames Center

The Ames Center, formerly the Burnsville Performing Arts Center is dedicated to: Fostering the growth, development and appreciation of the performing arts through the
presentation of the broadest possible range of cultural, entertainment and artistic activities and events; providing a home to the community’s major
performing arts groups; serving as a community center for the visual arts, business and educational meetings and presentations and providing
economic stimulus for the benefit of the residents of Burnsville and the surrounding region.

This mission statement, as developed by VenuWorks, suggests that the Ames Center, in order to contribute to the creation of a vital, active downtown area, must host a broad spectrum of events including local arts, regional cultural organizations, popular concerts, family shows, business meetings, social gatherings and lectures and more.

From the City of Burnsville 2030 Comprehensive Plan:
“Art and culture are increasingly recognized as integral and necessary components of our social fabric, contributing to the economy and
quality of life in cities and communities. In our increasingly mobile and diverse society, investments in culture and creativity are essential to
building vibrant, competitive and sustainable communities for the twenty first century.”