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Calliope Shows



Book by Enda Walsh

Music and Lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová

Based on the Motion Picture Written/Directed by John Carney

On the streets of Dublin, an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant are drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, an unexpected friendship and collaboration quickly evolves into a powerful but complicated love story, underscored by emotionally charged music.

Featuring all of the magical songs from the critically acclaimed film, including the Oscar-winning "Falling Slowly," this achingly beautiful, joyously uplifting show strikes an unforgettable chord in audiences and speaks to the power of music to connect us all. A show like that only comes around Once.

Artistic and Vocal Director: Audrey Rinkoski

Music Director: Jan Matson

Set Design: Jake Ryan

Lighting Design: Ben Hain

Stage Management: Pam Allan

  • March 15-23, 2024 at the new, luxurious Castle in downtown Rochester


Kinky Boots is the big-hearted musical extravaganza that won six Tonys, including Best Musical, with music by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, book by four-time Tony winner, Harvey Fierstein. 

Charlie Price has reluctantly inherited his father's shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father's legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair find that they have more in common than they realized... and discover that when you change your mind, you can change your whole world.

  • Coming Fall 2024


Once is supported in part by a generous grant from the Southeast Minnesota Arts Council. SEMAC activities are made possible by the voters of minnesota thorugh grants from the MN State Arts Board thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.


Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 

We are fundraising to make these shows amazing. Please help us with a tax-deductible donation if you're able

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