From Ava to Eternity
The Life & Music of Frank Sinatra
Ives Auditorium – Bloomington
Lunch & Show
April 25, 2018
Hear the songs and the story that brought this legendary singer to fame. Join Laura and Gary Block on Wednesday, April 25th for a delicious lunch and great show at the beautiful Ives Auditorium in Bloomington, which is located on the lush 80 acre campus of the Minnesota Masonic Home, the elegant 47,000 square foot Heritage Center that features a 443 seat auditorium with jewel box theater and comfortable seats. This is an elegant day trip destination. We leave Little Falls at 9:00 a.m. from the northeast corner of the Wal-Mart parking lot. Our comfortable Andy’s Charter Service motor coach will also pick up in Royalton, Rice, St. Cloud or anywhere else on our route. Buffet lunch is baked chicken breast with herb cream sauce, parsley potatoes, vegetable, salad, dinner rolls, choice of desserts, coffee and tea. If there are dietary restrictions, please let us know when you sign up. Following lunch, it’s time to be seated in this beautiful theater and enjoy “From Ava to Eternity: The Life & Music of Frank Sinatra. We know the voice, but we never got to know the man. To do that, we have to start at the beginning. In this full-length dramatic musical, Francis Albert Sinatra is just another kid from Hoboken who wants to make it big and become a star. Watch as he finds out just how rough a path lies ahead of him. Experience his professional rise and fall from grace, his tempestuous romance with Ava Gardner and his triumphant Oscar-winning career turnaround as Angelo Maggio in the movie “From Here to Eternity”, in this brand-new production from the creator of the acclaimed jukebox musical “Unsung: The Story of the Voices Behind the Stars”. Accompanied by the sounds of an on-stage orchestra that features some of the finest Twin Cities musicians, including one member who actually performed with Frank Sinatra’s band, there will be 11 actors and band members on stage. Featuring hits that include “I’ve Got the World on a String”, “All of Me” and “New York, New York”, this story will illuminate the complex psyche behind the piercing blue eyes and unforgettable voice of Frank Sinatra. Combine a fabulous buffet lunch, great seats for “From Ava to Eternity: The Life & Music of Frank Sinatra”, a gorgeous theater and you have the perfect setting for a perfect day! We will be returning to Little Falls around 6:00 p.m.
Gary Block Tours
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