Tiptoe through '60s and musical historyJoin "child of the sixties" Prudence Johnson and fellow musician Dan Chouinard as they perform the music of that revolutionary decade in "Tiptoe Through the '60s" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday March 9 at the Zumbrota State Theatre.
Join "child of the sixties" Prudence Johnson and fellow musician Dan Chouinard as they perform the music of that revolutionary decade in "Tiptoe Through the '60s" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday March 9 at the Zumbrota State Theatre.
"Tiptoe" features the triumphs, tragedies and trends of the 1960s with more than 300 images on two giant screens.
Audiences can sing along to songs such as "Hit the Road Jack," "Surfer Girl," "Blowin' in the Wind," "Hey Jude" and "Hello Dolly." Stories will be shared, and there's a chance for audience members to become part of the experience by submitting personal stories and song ideas.
Johnson said she emerged from the decade freshly graduated from high school and ready to join a hippie commune. This didn't happen. Instead, she became a professional singer, recording more than a dozen albums, working in films such as "A River Runs Through It" and "A Prairie Home Companion," touring across the country and the world, and appearing on and off on Garrison Keillor's live weekly radio show.
These days, she said she’s pursuing her passions for history, literature and music as writer, producer and performer in multi-media shows like "Tiptoe Through the ‘60s."
Chouinard was born in 1961, too late to remember anything about John F. Kennedy but in plenty of time to memorize every word of the "Mary Poppins" soundtrack LP.
He grew up in Richfield and Lindstrom, Minn., learning music along with a houseful of brothers and sisters. He lives in St. Paul and works not only as a pianist and accordionist, but also as the creator and host of live shows for Minnesota Public Radio, the Minnesota Historical Society and others. When not performing, he can be found bicycling to interesting places with tent and accordion.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 day of show. To reserve tickets, stop in to Crossings at Carnegie at 320 East Avenue in Zumbrota or call 507-732-7616.
To submit a personal story or song idea, go online to www.tiptoethroughthe60s.com/contact.html.
For more information on the show, visit www.crossingsatcarnegie.com.
At a glance ...
Who: Join Prudence Johnson and Dan Chouinard in “Tiptoe through the Sixties”
When: 7:30 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. Saturday March 9
Where: Zumbrota State Theatre, 88 E. Fourth St.
Cost: $15 in advance, $18 at the door
More info: 507-732-7616 or www.crossingsatcarnegie.com