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The box office opens two hours before the performance on show day.

Love, Loss and What I Wore

Nov. 9, 10, 11(M) & 11 – 7:30 p.m./Matinee (M) – 2 p.m. ($15)
The women of ACT bring you this play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and memories. Written by Nora Ephron (When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle) and Delia Ephron (You’ve Got Mail and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants), and based on the bestselling book by Illene Beckerman, this dramatic comedy covers all of the important subjects — mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses and why we only wear black.

With a cast of more than a dozen local women, half of the proceeds from this show will benefit local women’s groups.

Todd Utpadel Band – Grand Ole Opry Tribute

Nov. 18 – 7:30 p.m. ($15)
This concert by the Todd Utpadel Band will be classic country music at its best! Utpadel has recorded three records – a country, gospel and Christmas album. His beautiful baritone voice is a local treasure and a homegrown talent.

You’ll feel like you’re in downtown Nashville at the Ryman Auditorium listening to the “Show that Made Country Music Famous.” This salute to the Grand Ole Opry is one you don’t want to miss!

DC Drifters BandDC Drifters – Buddy Holly/50s Tribute

Nov. 25 – 7:30 p.m. ($15)
A tribute to the great Buddy Holly by one of the area’s best 50s rock and roll bands, the DC Drifters. Led by lead singer and guitarist Denny Charnecki, who was inducted into the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008, this concert will take you back to the days of hot rod cars, jukeboxes and poodle skirts.

Monroe Crossing – Bluegrass Christmas

Dec. 1 – 7:30 p.m. ($18 advance/$20 concert day)
One of the top bluegrass bands in the nation, Monroe Crossing will return to the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center stage for their popular presentation of “Bluegrass Christmas.” A member of the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame and named in honor of Bill Monroe, “The Father of Bluegrass Music,” Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel and heartfelt originals. Their superb musicianship and onstage rapport have entertained audiences across the U.S., Canada and Europe.

Sinatra and Company – That Holiday Feeling

Dec. 22 – 7 p.m. ($23)
This fun-filled variety holiday show features the talents of award-winning vocalist Tim Patrick, accomplished singer and producer Colleen Raye and top-notch big band vocalist Debbie O’Keefe, as each bring their own brand of talent and charisma to the stage. You’ll hear wonderful renditions of your favorites put to music by Musical Director Todd Matheson and the 10-piece Blue Eyes Band.

“That Holiday Feeling” will feature holiday songs from the Andy Williams collection, Karen Carpenter, Bing Crosby, The Andrews Sisters, Nat King Cole, Kenny Rogers, Wynonna Judd and, of course, Frank Sinatra – as well as sing-a-longs, audience participation and rousing versions of classic holiday tunes. This good-natured group of singers and musicians makes everyone feel at home the minute the show starts, and it’s a sure-fire guarantee that the audience will go home with “That Holiday Feeling.”

*All shows are subject to booking changes, please double check Wiztix for individual show pricing.