Sample Night Live will present its next monthly show Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at History Theatre in downtown St. Paul.
Since its inception in 2008, Sample Night Live has connected more than 400 Artist and Arts Organizations with more than 6,000 new fans. A dozen arts organizations will offer ten-minute samples of upcoming and ongoing works.
Now in its Fifth Season, Sample Night Live connects high-quality local arts organizations to new audiences with a fun, casual, rock-and-roll style show the first Wednesday of each month. Named in Minnesota Monthly’s prestigious “Best of” issue, the magazine describes Sample Night Live as “a smorgasbord” of art “teasingly proffered in a single evening like theatrical channel surfing.”
The April show will be hosted by improv performer Samantha Pereira and features Sample Night Live’s House Band, The Smarts. Scheduled to perform that evening will be performances from: Katie Gearty (jazz), Off Book (improv), An Answer in the Echo (acoustic guitar), Union Shakedown, (band), Rhonda Laurie (jazz), Chameleon Theatre Circle’s True Love, Zach Coulter (stand-up comedy), Theatre Unbound, and perennial audience favorite,Heatherlyn (musician).
In addition to performing artists, visual artist Debra James will display works in the lobby. Information will also be provided for the upcoming St. Paul Art Crawl. Show information and artist links are available at SampleNightLive.com.
Every audience member at a Sample Night Live show receives a swag bag filled with freebies and discount coupons to arts events across the Twin Cities. Audience members are welcome to opt-in to the mailing lists of artists they like and are automatically entered to win tickets to The Guthrie Theater and the Ordway, as well as other prizes generously provided by the evening’s performers.
Sample Night Live offers two acts: the first act starts at 7 p.m. and is G-rated and Family Friendly; act two is unrated and uncensored. Tickets to the show – good for either or both acts – are $10-$20 (children under 12 get in for free!) and may be purchased online at SampleNightLive.com or by calling the box office at 651-788-5992.