It’s time to let those pent-up pandemic feelings flow like a river, break free like a storm, and move like a runaway train.
Queue the (natural) lights and get ready to let those tears flow, smiles crack, and eyes widen with a full-on Broadway musical revue experience here in Eden Prairie.
This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Eden Prairie Players is presenting a Broadway revue, A Whole New World: Post Pandemic Visions at Staring Lake Park Amphitheatre, 14800 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347, June 25-27, 7 pm- 8:30 pm.
Starting this Friday, fifteen performers belt out and offer the sweet Broadway melodies of today and yesterday.
The singers include Amanda Gagnon, Ann Farrell, Angela Walberg, Cathy Battocletti, Kelly O’Sullivan, Penny Dale, Daniel Stephans II, Jeremy Johnson, Joshua Eidem, Kyle Szarzynski, Scott Gorman, and Thomas Sonneman. The instrumental musicians include Anne Deuring, Stephen Houtz and Jay Weiler.
A Whole New World is conceived and directed by Stephen Houtz with Broadway songs curated for the reopening of a post-pandemic world, including those from Aladdin, West Side Story, Dear Evan Hansen, Rent, Hair and many more.
While the performances are free donations are welcome to help cover costs of production. The Eden Prairie Players have been putting on musicals at Staring Lake Amphitheatre since 1992.
The open-air theatre seating area is terraced grass. Folding chairs and blankets are encouraged for audience comfort.
This year’s was conceived as an alternative to a traditional musical that could be created and presented safely under the changing and unpredictable guidelines of the first half of 2021.
Bring your own food and drink and take a ride out of pandemic town via this heart-tugging Broadway musical experience compliments of the Eden Prairie Players.