Chris Hannon & Eve Schulte, James Sewell Ballet — Photo provided
Chris Hannon & Eve Schulte, James Sewell Ballet — Photo provided

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Plenty of dancing coming to the Paramount with movie, ballet

Published 10:29am Sunday, March 16, 2014

Two fantastic events are happening this week at the Historic Paramount Theatre.

The 2014 Paramount Movie brought to you by Knutson Construction continues with the 1951 classic “An American in Paris” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20.

Featuring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron, the story follows American Jerry Mulligan (Gene Kelly) as he struggles to make it as a painter in Paris. Jerry is discovered by an influential heiress whose interest in Jerry lies deeper than his art. Unfortunately for her, Jerry falls in love with a young French woman who is already engaged to a cabaret singer.

Tickets for this show are $5 and can be purchased at the door.

Stories of love continue at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 21st, with James Sewell Ballet and their production of “Lover.”

If you like musical theatre, you will fall in love with “Lover!” Part of our 2014 Paramount Performance Series brought to you by Eastwood Bank, the show features the unforgettable songs of Rodgers and Hart. Lover marries the incomparable agility and grace of the Sewell dancers with the impressive musical and theatrical talents of well known Twin Cities-based actors and musicians: Bradley Greenwald, Maria Jette and Dan Chouinard.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Children 12 and under get in free with the purchase of an adult ticket.

The Paramount isn’t the only place where art is happening this weekend. From 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 22, we will host the Build Art Bike Show at the old Bank Building located at 300 North Main Street.

There will be motorcycles, artwork, beer/wine, raffles, and more!

Come check out some of the coolest bikes in Minnesota for a $5 suggested donation.

All proceeds will help fund the new Austin Artworks Center.


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