Mozart’s Requiem is one of the most famous classical choral pieces, known for its poignant movements through solemnity, grief, consolation and celebration. Experience the majesty of this masterwork as performed by The Phipps Oratorio Society. $20 for adults; $10 for students and youth. 2 p.m. The Phipps Center for the Arts, 109 Locust St., Hudson; 715.386.8409; thephipps.org.
Arts & Performance
For more than 25 years, the students of Lake Elmo Elementary have been showing off their work at the annual art fair. Local families are invited to come out and get inspired by the creative expression of budding artists. Free. 5:30 p.m. Lake Elmo Elementary, 11030 Stillwater Blvd. N., Lake Elmo; 651.351.6700; stillwater.k12.mn.us.
Catch dinner and a show all in one place with the St. Croix Off-Broadway Dinner Theatre at the Hudson House Grand Hotel. This month’s toe-tapping production, Breaking Up Is Hard to Do, is a comedic story about two friends looking for romance, set to Neil Sedaka’s greatest hits. $56 for dinner and show, $40 for show only. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; dinner served 6–7 p.m. Hudson House Grand Hotel, 1616 Crest View Drive, Hudson; 715.386.2394 (ext.
The St. Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra celebrates Mozart, Beethoven and other famous composers in an afternoon of European classics. The performance features Russian violinist Natalia Moiseeva playing Tchaikovsky. $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, $2 for students. 3 p.m. University of Wisconsin-River Falls, William Abbott Concert Hall, 420 E. Cascade Ave., River Falls; 715.425.3183; discoverstillwater.com.
When it comes to magic, there’s a huge variety of artists and acts—grand illusionists, card tricksters, acrobats and more. It’s not often, however, that one show covers the whole gamut. But this month, seven world-renowned illusionists come together to create a spectacular and diverse showcase of unbelievable feats. It’s a critically acclaimed performance that Australian Stage calls “a magical, mystery, tour de force.” All ages. $33–$110. 7 p.m. Additional 2 p.m. performances on March 28 and 29. Ordway Center for Performing Arts, 345 Washington St., St.
Experience a night of jazz unlike any other.
Start with a decorated American soldier, throw in a dash of brainwashing, a few pinches of dastardly schemes plus a beautifully scored opera, and what do you get? The world premiere of The Manchurian Candidate, performed by the Minnesota Opera this month. Based on the novel by Richard Condon, the opera follows soldier Raymond Shaw as he is brainwashed into becoming a ruthless assassin against the U.S. government. Will his fellow soldier be able to stop him before the end of this heart-pounding thriller? Formal opera attire is not required at this performance. $25–$200. Times vary.
You might have seen some viral YouTube videos of this stellar a cappella quintet known as Pentatonix; the most popular are their Daft Punk remix, holiday songs and “The Evolution of Music.” Join Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado, Avi Kaplan and Kevin Olusola as they celebrate their fourth album in one year to debut in the top ten on Billboard’s charts. $29.50–$59.50. 8 p.m.
Relating the experiences of war to civilians can often be a difficult experience for returning veterans. The Telling Project has been working since 2008 to facilitate person-to-person contact between audiences and members of the military to build community and support networks through performance. Telling features a cast of Minnesota military members, veterans and their families performing a script based off of their own experiences for an emotionally poignant show.
The Children’s Theatre Company is proud to present an adaptation of Mark Twain’s classic tale, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Adapted for the stage by director Greg Banks, the audience can join Huck and Jim on their journey down the Mississip’ as the actors bring this entertaining and heartwarming tale to life. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Adults $10–$58; children 4 and up $10–$38; children 3 and under $5. Show times vary; check online. 2400 3rd Ave. S., Mpls.; 612.874.0400; childrenstheatre.org.