Concerts & Events

Coming to the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center

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A $4 convenience fee is charged for each ticket purchased online.
Tickets also available from 24/7 Call Center at 1-877-730-3144 (service fees apply).
The box office opens two hours before the performance on show day.

The Story Show

Jan. 11 – 7 p.m. ($15 Adult / $5 Child 10-under)

The Story Show is an independent fundraising event for local charities bringing storytellers to the stage for an evening of comedy and drama. The Story Show is readings from the stage, with all stories centered on the theme “Pass the Plate.” All profits from this show will be donated to the Albert Lea Food for Backpacks program. The Story Show are community members who’ve written stories centering on that theme, and they will read them aloud to you, the live audience. About 10 people will be reading stories, poems and letters, with each story being 5 to 7 minutes in length. Music will bookend the readings.

David K as Roy Orbison

March 7 – 7:30 p.m. ($20)

David K has been performing for decades as a Minneapolis-based singer/songwriter, rocking solo piano vocal gigs, in duos, trios, bands of all sizes, classic rock, blues, pop and soul. David K sings Roy Orbison’s multi-octave range beautifully, and his band is excellent. Enjoy a charming show that shares history tidbits and the music of a true legend, Roy Orbison. Roy’s life reached the pinnacle of success, as the headliner to opening acts like The Beatles, and he also experienced tragedy, losing two sons to a house fire, and his first wife to a motorcycle accident. He was resilient and his music, faith, family and friends helped him survive. David K shares this history and with his band shares the dreamy experience of stepping back in time, to sing the longing, be-bop hits, love songs and the rockabilly of Roy Orbison. Don’t miss this show, from tunes from the early 50s like “Only The Lonely” and “Crying” to those in movies like “Pretty Woman” and “In Dreams” to the 80s hits of the Traveling Willburys with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne of ELO! David K as Roy Orbison will captivate you, so don’t miss this show!

Tonic Sol-fa

March 21 – 7:30 p.m. ($25)

Tonic Sol-fa is a groundbreaking a cappella ensemble from Minnesota, in constant development since their formation two decades ago. TSF stands as one of the leading forces in the world of vocal music with Emmy Award winning arrangements and multimillion selling compositions. Tonic Sol-fa has established itself not only as the most in-demand vocal group in the Midwest, but also one of the most successful independent acts in America. In addition to substantial album sales of its own independent releases (2,000,000 copies sold), the group has toured extensively throughout the US and abroad, building their financial base with a steady list of festivals and private shows that eventually led to numerous sold-out tours of theaters and small arenas. Tonic Sol-fa began at St. John’s University in Central Minnesota and includes lead vocalist Shaun Johnson, tenor and vocal percussionist, Greg Bannwarth, baritone and percussionist/vocal percussionist, Theo Brown, and bass, Jared Dove. 

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