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Showtune Showdown


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Get Ready To Rumble!

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One Voice Mixed Chorus has thrown down the gauntlet! We’re hosting The Rose Ensemble, The Twin Cities Women's Choir, and VocalPoint as they sing their hearts out in an epic battle for choral supremacy. That's right, it's… a Showtune Showdown!

 

Back for its second year, Showtune Showdown is a unique blend of American IdolName That Tune and Glee, with loads of Broadway glitz thrown into the mix. Join host, Erin Schwab, and celebrity judges, T. Mychael Rambo, Lori Dokken and Senator Scott Dibble as they put Minnesota’s finest choirs through their paces to earn the coveted $1,000 grand prize! Throw in a little audience participation, a chance to win some incredible raffle and auction items, and a joyful, rollicking good time, and it’s sure to be an evening you won’t soon forget!

One Voice Mixed Chorus is the host of this event and the proceeds will help fund their community engagement work, including anti-bullying education in schools, and performances in Greater Minnesota.

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Monday, June 13 • 7:30pm

Doors open at 6:00pm!

w/The Rose Ensemble, Twin Cities Women's Choir & VocalPoint

Woman's Club of Minneapolis
Use entrance at 407 15th St W.
Minneapolis, MN 55403 (map)

Tickets:

$100 - VIP Ticket package including a special invitation to a rooftop reception beginning at 6:00 PM and a seat in the VIP section, right in front of the stage! Plus, two exclusive chance drawings courtesy of The St. Paul Athletic Club and The Woman's Club of Minneapolis!

$35 - Premium Section
$20 - General Admission Section

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Directions & Parking Info can be found here. NOTE: In addition to the two lots listed, you may also may park at the Episcopal Diocese and St. Mark's Cathedral!

 

Silent Auction - Bid Now!!!


 

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Don't miss out! On the 13th, the doors will open at 6:00pm for fun and games, happy hour specials, and our silent auction! Thanks to a generous donation from Clickbid, however, you can start previewing and bidding on items NOW, whether you are able to attend or not.

All you have to do is follow this link (http://onevoicemn.cbo.io) and click on the green button that says "Register Today" and in a few short moments you'll be able to bid on any of our great auction items, such as:

• A Wine Tasting for 20 from Total Wine & More!
• Dining Experiences from incredible Twin Cities restaurants like The St. Paul Grill!
• Theater Experiences from esteemed Twin Cities arts organizations like The Guthrie Theater and the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts!

...And so much more! Over 50 prizes in all!

The auction closes at 8:45pm sharp on Monday, June 13th. If you are at the event, you'll be able to claim your item(s) at the end of the evening. If you aren't able to get your item that night, you can arrange pickup from One Voice's office in St. Paul or pay to have it delivered. If you have any questions, please contact Rocky at operations@onevoicemn.org.

Thank you for supporting One Voice Mixed Chorus! Happy bidding!

Chance Drawings!


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You also have the opportunity to win some amazing prize packages in our three chance drawings, which include:

The Minnesota Experience: This package is a celebration of our beloved home, the North Star State, and includes a bunch of awesome prizes and experiences you can only get here in Minnesota, such as: A T-shirt and a coffee mug from the kind folks at the Minnesota State Fair, plus free admission to the Science Museum of Minnesota, the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, the Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota  and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. You’ll also receive four free passes to any special exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and more!

Minnesota Lynx: It's not everyday you have the current WNBA World Champions in your backyard. Unless you're from Minnesota, that is! Show your Lynx pride with this incredible package, which includes: one Maya Moore Jersey, a "3x Champions" frame, a "3x Champions" decal, a lanyard, an 8" x 10" photo of the 2015 team raising the championship trophy, and 3 towels commemorating the 2015 Playoffs, the 2015 Finals, and the 2015 Championship. And if that wasn't enough, you'll also receive a game experience that includes two lower level tickets with access to pre-game warmups and a post-game press conference on Wednesday, June 29. Plus, a Coach Reeve bobblehead!

Walt Disney World!: In this drawing, you have the chance to win four One-Day Park Hopper Passes to Walt Disney World in beautiful, sunny Orlando, Florida! With these passes, for a glorious, magical day, you and three of your closest friends (or your closest kids, I suppose) can hop from Cinderella’s Castle in the Magic Kingdom to Space Mountain in Epcot to Disney's Hollywood Studios to the Animal Kingdom and back again as many times as you can handle! Valued at $620, it’s the trip of lifetime! 

Costume Contest!


 

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But that's not all! Prizes will be given to the best costume, and the best group costume, so bring your friends, dress up as your favorite musical, and come join in the revelry! 

 

What in the Heck Is a Showtune Showdown?


 

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Showtune Showdown is a game, divided into 3 rounds. In each round, each team first performs a prepared showtune complete with fabulous costumes and mind-blowing choreography to earn points from our panel of celebrity judges! Then comes the Showtune Showdown! Our host will read out clues to a particular Broadway song. Whichever team buzzes in first with the correct answer wins a chance to perform that song - sight unseen - for even more points!

But wait, there’s more!

In addition to the performances, the teams must answer showtune trivia, but if they can’t figure out the answer, the audience can weigh in for a chance to sing on stage!

With so many twists and turns, it’s hard to know who will win this competition until just before the closing curtain. Throw in some audience singalongs, a musical theatre costume parade, and a zany, free-wheeling atmosphere, and you’re in for a real showstopper of an evening!

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Meet Our Fabulous Host & Judges!!!

Erin Schwab, Emcee

Erin Schwab, Emcee

Erin Schwab knows how to work a song, and an audience. She’s built that up over a career in musical theater with the likes of Tina ‘n’ Tony’s Wedding and the national tour of School House Rock Live! That experience allows her to tackle just about anything under the sun, from covers of tunes by the Police to a selection from Avenue Q to originals based on her years as a working performer. Meanwhile, her warm approach and ability to work a crowd can be heard at local gigs at places like Hell’s Kitchen, The Town House, or her album, Martini’s & Cleavage.

Erin can be seen performing her Cabaret act with Jay Fuchs at Hell's Kitchen, Honey and The Townhouse where she also performs with Lori Dokken. She also sings with Metro Jam, Robert Bell's Twin Cities Hot Club and The Wolverines Jazz Trio and Big Band. Most recently, Erin was seen in The Ordway's Broadway Songbook Series: The Music of Stephen Sondheim, and Theater Latte Da's production of Beautiful Thing at The Lab Theater in Mpls and is one of the national hosts of Sing-Along Sound of Music. Erin is a member of both the Ensemble Dapartment and Voice Department Faculty at McNally Smith College of Music and is the Director of the Musical Theater Ensemble whose most recent productions, The Rocky Horror Show, Stephen Sondheim's Assassins, Schoolhouse Rock Live! and Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, played to enthusiastic crowds at the History Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota.

 

Lori Dokken, Judge

Lori Dokken, Judge

Lori Dokken has played and appealed to the patrons of every major and minor music venue in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The "Beloved Twin Cities singer and pianist" (Minneapolis StarTribune, June '96) entertains with an eccentric charm, talent and wit that embraces an audience like an old friend.

Comfortable in radio, television and stage performance. She has been a welcomed guest on numerous radio talk shows, a delightful host for comedy shows and fundraisers and has performed in stage productions and on television. Locally she has appeared on such stages as The Guthrie Theater, The State Theater, the Times Bar and Caf, The Dakota Bar and Grill, the Town House, The Gay 90's, Backstage at Bravo, Ivories, and countless other venues in the Minneapolis-St. Paul areas as well as clubs in Chicago and Los Angeles

T. Mychael Rambo, Judge

T. Mychael Rambo, Judge

T. Mychael Rambo is well known as an actor and vocalist receiving high marks for his contributions as a residency artist/educator and affiliate professor/recruitment coordinator at the University of Minnesota in the School of Theatre Arts and Dance, a motivational speaker, community organizer and a committed community volunteer. 

Additionally, he is an artist in residence for the Minnesota State Arts Board, VocalEssence, Minnesota Opera-Opera Ventures Young Audiences and COMPAS teaching classes and workshops in improvisation, creative dramatics, theatre, voice, and creative writing. For the Minnesota State Arts Board he has participated in residencies with rural communities around the five state region and developed diverse artist collaborations with artist in Wells, MN and artist throughout St. Paul and Minneapolis. He has been a regular artist in residence at St. Paul Central High School for almost two decades. As a volunteer, he works closely with the Urban League, African American Family Services, Amicus, American Red Cross, Minnesota AIDS Project (former Board Member), Turning Point, and Minnesota Department of Corrections.

Also an accomplished actor and theatre professional, while here in the Twin Cities he has performed *(but not limited to) with Penumbra Theatre in Dinah Was, Jitney, Rollin on the T.O.B. A, Zooman and the Sign, Black Nativity, The Last Minstrel Show, Ma Rainy's Black Bottom, Let the Trumpets Sound and Spunk. Other selected stage credits include Always and Forever, Miss Evers Boys, Do Not Pass Go, Miss Dessa and Blues in the Night with the Illusion Theatre; Birth of the Boom, Fires in the Mirror and Dr. King' s Dream with the Mixed Blood Theatre Company; Show Boat and Bok Choy Variations with the Minnesota Opera Company; and Crowns, Christmas Carol, Black No More, Big White Fog and Many Colors Make the Thunder-King at the Guthrie Theatre. 

Senator Scott Dibble, Judge

Senator Scott Dibble, Judge

Senator Scott Dibble first became involved in politics in the mid-1980's working on issues concerning the civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) communities including HIV/AIDS. His involvement led to organizing on issues of social and economic justice—especially in the areas of neighborhood livability, transportation, housing, energy and the environment.

He later worked as aide to Minneapolis City Council Member Doré Mead for about 6 years. In 2000, Dibble ran for a seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, becoming the third openly gay legislator to serve in the Minnesota Legislature. After serving one term in the House, Dibble ran for State Senate in 2002 where he is now serving in his third term. He was the lead author of the bill that established marriage equality in Minnesota.

 

 

The Venue


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Woman's Club of Minneapolis
410 Oak Grove St.
Minneapolis, MN 55403 (map)

Please use entrance at 407 15th St. W! 

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Check Out the Competition!


The Rose Ensemble

RoseStackBanLoRes.jpgUniting virtuosic vocal artistry with scholarly research, The Rose Ensemble creates musical performances and educational programs that connect audiences to compelling stories of human history, culture, and spirituality from around the world. Founded in 1996 by Artistic Director Jordan Sramek, The Rose Ensemble has achieved an international reputation as a premiere American early music ensemble. Each performance illuminates centuries of rarely heard repertoire, bringing to modern audiences research from the world’s manuscript libraries and fresh perspectives on history, culture, politics and spirituality from around the globe. With ten critically acclaimed recordings and a diverse selection of concert programs, the group has thrilled audiences across the United States and Europe with repertoire spanning 1,000 years and over 25 languages. READ MORE!

 

Twin Cities Women's Choir

TCWC_NEW_LONG_web.pngThe Twin Cities Women's Choir (TCWC) was created on August 6, 1997, by its first artistic director, Mary Bussman, and 13 women, some of whom who had previously sung under Mary's direction. By 2006 the number of choir members reached just over 100 singers and today we are more than 150 voices strong of non-auditioned singers! Over the years, the organization's mission has remained relatively the same; a diverse community that sings, performs and affirms the voices of women. Since its inception, the Twin Cities Women's Choir has welcomed women from all walks of life into its community. Members hail from all over the Twin Cities and Western Wisconsin and celebrate a diversity of ages, incomes, ethnic origin, sexual orientations, religious backgrounds and ability levels. We perform music from all cultures and traditions and seek pieces that provide musical challenges and meaningful text. Our repertoire includes jazz standards, classical songs, newly commissioned works, folk music from all cultures and sacred music from all traditions. READ MORE!

 

VocalPoint

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VocalPoint, a 70-voice auditioned choir, uses the power of people, art, and collaboration to tell the stories of organizations doing life-changing work. We put a spotlight on important issues such as youth homelessness, the immigrant experience, and sex trafficking. We donate 100% of performance-driven donations to a worthy cause that will make a dramatic impact in everyday lives. We have worked with such gifted musicians as Maria Jette, Jearlyn Steele, Copper Street Brass Quintet, In the Heart of the Beast Puppets, and Zenon Dance Company. READ MORE! 

 

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