Sample night

Sample Night Live! Reviews

History Theatre (St. Paul, MN)

Reviews & Ratings

69 ratings
3.9 average rating
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10 events
5 reviews
3 stars
attended Aug 04 2010

This was the first time I've been to an event such as this. Very casual environment and you never know what you'll get. I will say the way the program is set up the 2nd half is not appropriate for children. Eyes were opened to acts that I would...continued

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48 events
26 reviews
7 stars
attended Jul 07 2010

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

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16 events
6 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 04 2012

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

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5 events
1 review
4 stars
attended Aug 04 2010

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

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48 events
26 reviews
7 stars
attended Dec 01 2010

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

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9 events
3 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 01 2010

wonderfull time 1st timer will come again in 1/11

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3 events
1 review
3 stars
attended Jul 07 2010

Enjoyed the evening; the band and MC were great; a lot of energy and enthusiasm by all; liked the variety of the acts; the lobby activities were fun and nice to have beverages available; the will call tickets went smooth

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4 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Jul 07 2010

This was so fun! Great music from the house band, the MC was fantastic and funny, the acts were great. I loved the variety and exposure to new artists. It was a perfect way for my non-artsy companion to discover what types of art he liked and...continued

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4 events
3 reviews
17 stars
attended Oct 05 2011

The performers were not your usual garden variety, but rather more like from the hothouse -- ripe and seasoned. There was something for all.Having audience participate was fun. Prize drawings throughout was a good idea instead of waiting until the...continued

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Lady Mondegreen
51 events
34 reviews
4 stars
attended Mar 07 2012

Sample Night Live is a blast! The house band "The Smarts" is great, and the emcee Samantha "Pirana" kept things moving. Each performer/group gets about 10 minutes to play, sing, do a comedy routine, etc. The sign language interpreters were really...

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Lady Mondegreen
51 events
34 reviews
4 stars
attended Jan 04 2012

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...

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48 events
26 reviews
7 stars
attended Aug 04 2010

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

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48 events
26 reviews
7 stars
attended Jun 01 2011

This was our 12th time attending Sample Night Live (we haven't missed in a year). As always, the show was very enjoyable. Seeing 10 - 12 acts at this price is hard to beat. The show has such a wide breadth of talent: Korean drums, jazz, belly...continued

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36 events
17 reviews
2 stars
attended Aug 01 2012

It was a worthwhile show, some really good acts, while some others promoting the Fringe festival were typical of the type of so-so acts that can be seen at the festival. Because of the light rail construction, parking on the street was impossible...continued

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Marble Vicki
27 events
17 reviews
8 stars
attended Aug 01 2012

The talent varied from fair to good. The first act was supposed to be family appropriate but had lots of references to sex, drugs, and death with minor vulgar language. The hostess told us the second act would be more "racy" and "PG rated" but ...

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Stephen Robertson
17 events
14 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 04 2012

Great way to connect with local talent that I might not otherwise get to know. A fun, easy evening out.

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15 events
13 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 04 2012

I really enjoyed myself, I like the fact that there is a variety of acts to sample. I learned a lot about what's going on in the Twin Cities. I recommend seeing it!

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26 events
12 reviews
2 stars
attended Aug 01 2012

lots of variety. lots of talent. the MC/host was terrific. i enjoyed the crowd too.

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16 events
12 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 01 2012

On a whole the entertainers were great. However there was one act that was totally DISGUSTING (Steel Kiss) I hope that next time you will review what the acts do before we are subjected to anymore FILTH

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17 events
12 reviews
5 stars
attended Jun 01 2011

Quite a range of talent and content. A little of something for everyone.

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