Red Wing residents packed the Sheldon Theatre's main floor on Wednesday, May 22, to get a sneak peek of everything coming to the Sheldon starting this fall.

Once hors d'oeuvres by Blu Dog were consumed and community members meandered from the lobby to their seats, Sheldon Executive Director Bonnie Schock began introducing Red Wing to the acts and artists that will perform during the theatre's 2019-2020 season.

A theme of the night was "alchemy," or chemistry. Schock told the crowd:

"The moment you arrive you know there's something truly special going on. It's a rare kind of alchemy, really. All of the individual ingredients are there. There's small town hospitality and a warm welcome with a smile, world class artists from near and far in harmony with passionate, local creators."

The blend of the near and far, world class and locally loved, was heard in the audience's reactions to groups being announced. The crowd cheered and whistled for Minnesota-based artists as well as Grammy winners and nationally known names such as Aaron Neville.

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The schedule

Sept. 20

Sheldon House Party with Tina and the B-sides


Sept. 27

Silent film: Buster Keaton in "The General"


Sept. 28 

MN Music surprise; name will be released on July 14.


Oct. 4 

Tom Papa


Oct. 5 

An Evening with Aaron Neville


Oct. 12

Davina and The Vagabonds


Oct. 18 

Caravan du Nord


Oct. 19 

Croce Plays Croce


Oct. 25 

Gina Chavez


Oct. 31 

Silent film: "Phantom of the Opera"


Nov. 2 

Max Weinberg's Jukebox


Nov. 8-10 

Phoenix Theatre presents "Steel Magnolias"


Nov. 14  

TheatreWorks USA presents "Rosie Revere" and "Engineer & Friends"


Nov. 15-17  

Ten Thousand Things Theatre presents "The Winter's Tale"


Nov. 22 

The Reminders


Nov. 23



Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 

Sheldon Theatre Brass Band


Dec. 6 

Cherish the Ladies


Dec. 8 



Dec. 13 

The Platters


Dec. 20

Continental Ballet presents "The Nutcracker"


Dec. 28 

C. Willi Myles


Dec. 31 

Monroe Crossing


Jan. 11 

Missoula Children's Theatre


Jan. 23-26 

Red Wing High School musical


Feb. 1 

Leo Kottke


Feb. 7 and 8  

Monica Bill Barnes & Company presents "Happy Hour"


Feb. 9 

Minnesota Sinfonia


Feb. 11 

TheatreWorks USA presents "Magic School Bus"


Feb. 14 

The Second City


Feb. 23 

The Golden Dragon Acrobats


Feb. 29 

Aby Wolf - "Champagne Confetti"


March 6 

Travelin' McCourys


March 13 

L.A. Theater Works presents "Seven"


March 20 

Trinity Irish Dance Company


March 27-29 

Phoenix Theatre presents "Backstage Briefs"


April 3 

Strings, Winds and Brass Showcase


April 4 

The New Standards and guests present "Score!"


April 17 and 18  

Air Play


April 24 

Triple Espresso


April 25 

Sheldon Theatre Brass Band


May 2 

Rumours and Dreams


May 9 

Ragamala Dance Company presents "Sacred Earth"


May 16 

Dan Wilson - "Words and Music"