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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 Steve
49 events 27 reviews

Sample Night Live had an interesting mix of acts, some so-so and some very good. It was a fun evening because of the variety of talent. The show moves along quickly, so if you don't care for an act, you're not stuck with it for very long. The good...continued

reviewed Jul 07 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Cheryl
17 events 6 reviews

Fantastic in every way! Even the acts I didn't find all that interesting were professional and practiced. And the artist painting on stage throughout Act 1 was astonishing. Seriously, seeing a painting evolve and react to each act was so cool! We...continued

reviewed Jan 04 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from carole sellars
5 events 1 review

It was ok - some of the acts were good and some terrific but there were a few bad ones as well. I thought the mcs were weak - her high pitched voice became very irritating and it was dificult to understand some of what she said because she talked...continued

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.

<em>Wiesenthal</em> <em>Bye Bye Liver: The Twin Cities Drinking Play</em> <em>Unsung</em> <em>Move Big</em> Joke Joint Comedy Club <em>Booty and the Beast</em>