Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience
Shaun Johnson, an Emmy Award-winning crooner (and lead singer of the internationally known vocal group, Tonic Sol-fa) indelibly stamps vocal jazz and swing with a contemporary punch — to the delight of both traditionalists and newcomers — emerging as an original voice in the continuing tradition of the American singer.
Johnson will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at The Zephyr Theatre, 601 Main St. N., Stillwater. Tickets are $35 and are available at stillwaterzephyrtheatre.org or 651-342-1542.
Phil Thompson Presents “Elton & Billy: The Hits”
Internationally acclaimed pop pianist, vocalist, and Kawai-endorsed Phil Thompson (along with Scott Dorff on tenor, alto and soprano saxophones and Jake Hegna on bass) will perform a night full of Billy and Elton’s biggest hits, including “Crocodile Rock,” “Movin’ Out,” “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me,” “My Life,” “Scenes From an Italian Restaurant,” “Rocket Man,” “Your Song,” “Daniel,” and, of course, ”Piano Man.”
Thompson will perform at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at The Zephyr Theatre, 601 Main St. N., Stillwater. Tickets are $25 and are available at stillwaterzephyrtheatre.org or 651-342-1542.
An Evening With Herman Jones
Herman Jones My Funk Brother and Friends brings back the great sounds of the ’70s and ’80s bands with funk, R&B, and blues. Minneapolis-based Jones is a professional musician and singer with experience spanning decades.
Jones will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at The Zephyr Theatre, 601 Main St. N., Stillwater. Tickets are $20 and are available atstillwaterzephyrtheatre.org or 651-342-1542.
Anda Flamenco Company has continued to bring the passionate purity of authentic Spanish flamenco to Twin Cities audiences since 2002. Enjoy the forceful beauty of this Spanish folk art form with all of its virtuoso guitar mastery and percussive footwork.
Performance is at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Zephyr Theatre, 601 Main St. N., Stillwater. Tickets are $22 and are available at stillwaterzephyrtheatre.org.
“When Writing Meets Art,” a literary reading, will feature seven authors at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at The Zephyr Theatre, 601 Main St. N., Stillwater.
The authors of fiction, nonfiction, memoir, and poetry will be two Minnesota Book Award winners — Shannon Gibney and Susan Barlett Foote — as well as Beth Mayer, Don Jones, Robin Cain, Jim Swanson, and Paula Foremen. For more information about the authors, go to stillwaterzephyrtheatre.org/literary-arts.
Complimentary appetizers and a cash bar will be available. A donation of $10 is suggested to benefit The Zephyr Theatre.
The reading series is held at 2 p.m. the third Sundays of January, May, and September. The series was founded by writer and editor Elissa Cottle. To be considered for a future reading, send a sample of creative writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Visions and Desires,” an art exhibition designed to complement The Zephyr Theatre’s recently staged production of “A Streetcar Named Desire,” highlights the work of Stillwater Art Guild members.
“The exhibition explores the continuum of human experience — from desire as portrayed in Tennessee Williams’ play to the visions as witnessed in higher states of consciousness,” said Deborah Healy, The Zephyr’s art gallery director.
The leaded, stained-glass panels of Garry Dawson of Shoreview are featured. Randy Raduenz, Lou Cunico, Bob Lyskett, and Mary Kay Walsh-Kaczmarek are among the other artists exhibiting work. Paintings, photographs, textiles, and jewelry are included.
“Visions and Desires” continues through Sept. 19 at the theatre, 601 N. Main St., Stillwater. For more information, phone or text Deborah Healy at 651-300-8271.
New sustaining membership options
When Zephyr supporters become sustaining members of the theatre by committing to a monthly donation of any amount, they will receive member benefits.
Sustaining members provide year-round support that contributes to the theatre’s cash flow and financial stability. That support allows The Zephyr to continue creating new programs, productions, and opportunities.
All donations are tax-deductible. For more information, visit stillwaterzephyrtheatre.org/sustaining or call 651-342-1542.
Commemorative bricks options
The Zephyr Theatre is also continuing its “Of Bricks, Pavers, and Tiles” donation option. Supporters may purchase $1,000 custom-engraved bricks for the grand vestibule wall of donors to be built at the entrance of the planned auditorium addition.
Also available for purchase are custom-engraved walkway and porte-cochere entry pavers ($350 to $750) and custom-engraved floor tiles for the bar and planned bakery ($500 or $1,500).
The Zephyr Theatre is raising funds to build a 330-seat auditorium onto the north end of its site and to renovate the existing space, including the addition of a bakery that will supply house-made desserts at productions. In addition, cash flow is needed to support ongoing operations.
The professional theatre company presents plays, concerts, visual arts, literary arts, and other performance events on two small stages and at off-site locations.
The Zephyr Theatre welcomes volunteers for a wide range of tasks to help with performances, events, and other operations. For more information about becoming involved with The Zephyr Theatre’s community of volunteers, send an email to email@example.com.
The Zephyr Theatre is available for site rental by outside organizations that want to present performances and events. To make an appointment or for more information, contact Carol Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org.