Venue Details

History Theatre
Between Cedar St. and Wabasha St. 30 East 10th St. St. Paul, MN 55101
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3.9 / 5 Rated by 69 members
Review from Lady Mondegreen
61 events 43 reviews

This was a delightful surprise and shouldn't be such a well-kept secrect! It was a fabulous mix of entertainment (music, theater, poetry, painting) and more artisans in the lobby. From the Looney Lutherans to the heart rending poem about slaves in...continued

reviewed Jan 04 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Steve
49 events 27 reviews

December is the audience favorites show where the acts that were voted the best for each month return and perform one more time. This was a fantastic show! I had trouble deciding which act to vote the favorite of the year because there were...continued

reviewed Dec 01 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Steve
49 events 27 reviews

Once again we enjoyed the mix of acts. Overall, the performances were better than in the July show. We will definitely go again.

reviewed Aug 04 2010 report as inappropriate
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Preview a dozen high quality professional arts events in one night at Sample Night Live! Featuring a dozen ten minute samples of performing arts plus a visual arts installation in the lobby. Genres include theatre, dance, classical music, jazz, music theater, stand-up comedy, improv, spoken word, film, visual arts, and more. Discover something new and mingle with the artists at the after party. Beer, wine, softdrinks and concessions are available at the show. “When you hear the city testing the sirens, Sample Night Live is tonight!”

In the Lobby

Melanie Buchholz

Hosted by

Greta Grosch

On Stage:

Act I – G-rated – 7 p.m.

The Chameleon Theatre Circle presents “Return of the Forbidden Planet” (Theater)

Meat and Cheese (Improv)

The Play’s the Thing Productions presents Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Wonder Kids)

Neal Skoy (Clown)

Act II – Unrated & Uncensored – 8:15 p.m.

Mary Louise Knutson (Jazz)

Maximum Verbosity (Spoken Word)

The Dregs (Band)

The Joke Joint presents Brad Cruise (Stand-up Comedy)

Courtney McClean & the Dirty Curls (Band)

Sample Night Live shows consist of two halves – one G-rated and one unrated. All tickets (except Parent tickets) are good for either or both halves.

Act II of Sample Night  Live shows is unrated and uncensored. Samples presented during this portion of the show may contain mature content.

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