Venue Details

22 Star Starred
History Theatre
Between Cedar and Wabasha 30 East Tenth Street St. Paul, MN 55101
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Member Tips

History Theatre is different than the History Center (learned the hard way)
info Jul 08 2010 star this tip starred
info Feb 23 2013 star this tip starred
Arrive early and you can park on the street.
info Feb 23 2013 star this tip starred
Bring cash! You can use a card, but there's no machine, so it takes time.
info • Feb 23 2013 star this tip starred
Very comfortable dress is not a problem
info Aug 05 2010 star this tip starred
In St. Paul you don't have to feed the meters after 4:30pm. Wish it was that way in Mpls.
info Aug 05 2010 star this tip starred
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Reviews & Ratings

69 ratings
3.9 average rating
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44 events
23 reviews
5 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... continued

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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... continued

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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... continued

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Quotes & Highlights

Visit Sample Night Live’s website for more information about the scheduled performances.


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;

The Play’s the Thing Productions presents “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas”

Neal Skoy (Clown)


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

*"Mary Louise Knutson (Jazz)":

Maximum Verbosity;

The Dregs;

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

Courtney McClean & the Dirty Curls (Band)

The Smarts (House Band)

_Sample Night Live shows consists 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._

About the Ticket Supplier: Sample Night Live!

Preview a dozen upcoming performing arts events the first Wednesday of every month at Sample Night Live.