Arts & Entertainment

Gala benefits nonprofit Mentoring nonprofit Kids ’n Kinship will hold its annual gala from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at Brackett’s Crossing Country Club, 17976 Judicial Road, Lakeville. The event, featuring Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom as master of ceremonies, will include comedy by Scott Kadrlik, a sit-down dinner prepared by an award-winning chef, a [...]

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To submit items for the Arts Calendar, email: darcy.odden@ecm-inc.com. Auditions Expressions Community Theater will hold auditions for its fall production of “Moon Over Buffalo” at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15-16 at the Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave. Those auditioning will read from the script. Roles include George Hay (50-60), a formerly dashing leading man; [...]

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by Wendy Schadewald Special to Sun Thisweek-Dakota County Tribune Rating system:  (4=Don’t miss, 3=Good, 2=Worth a look, 1=Forget it) www.shortredheadreelreviews.com For more reviews, click here. “51 Birch Street” (PG) (3) [DVD only] — A slow-moving, insightful, in-depth, very personal documentary in which filmmaker Doug Block uses a montage of photographs, home movies, interviews with family [...]

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If Meghan Kreidler’s new gig at the Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis is any indication, a career in theater is as much about stamina as it is about acting talent. As a full-time Performing Apprentice for the 2014-15 season, the 23-year-old Eagan native will be logging some long hours. When her first production, “Busytown,” gets [...]

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St. Paul-based Teatro Del Pueblo will present its puppet show “The Adventures of Juan” at Caponi Art Park on Aug. 26 as the final performance in the Eagan art park’s summer-long Family Fun Tuesdays series. “The Adventures of Juan” tells the story of a boy who embarks on a journey with mythical figures such as [...]

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‘Rent’ features Apple Valley actress Laura Vannelli, of Apple Valley, is featured in the lead role of Joanne Jefferson in the rock musical “Rent” opening Sept. 12 at the Rochester Civic Theatre, Rochester, Minn. Vannelli’s first experience with theatre came during law school at the University of Minnesota when she joined up with the Theater [...]

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