When the weather turned cold, the plays and concerts stopped, that’s when the theater’s artistic director, Calyssa Hall, and her father, Franz Hall, began brainstorming ways to make money and keep employees on the payroll this winter. Their solution — a massive lighted ice maze — is now taking shape in the theater’s south parking lot.
Stillwater is setting for Ice Palace MAZE
A winter playground — the Ice Palace MAZE — is taking shape at The Zephyr Theatre in downtown Stillwater.
The first of 12 semi-trailer trucks began delivering pallets of ice blocks to the theatre on Jan. 7. By opening night Jan. 22, more than 1,500 blocks — 260 pound each — will be used to build an 8-foot-tall wall that will enclose a tangled ice maze.
Here’s a gift from The Zephyr — a dozen holiday stories
What would a Victorian-era sailor, battling rough winter weather at sea, long for on Christmas Day? How does Mrs. Santa Claus — Goody to her friends — really feel about Christmas Eve?
The St Croix Shakespeare Company Shakespeare in the Park…ing Lot Production Much Ado About Nothing (click here for slide show) It was great to be back behind the lens for the Zephyr Theater’s production of Much Ado About Nothing in Stillwater. You can see the full set of my photographs…
Zephyr gala-goers will be transported by art and riverboat and trolley
The Zephyr Theatre’s 2020 fundraising gala Sept. 25 is labeled Let the Art Move You, and gala-goers will be moved. That’s guaranteed.
Celebrate Labor Day weekend with music at The Zephyr Theatre
The Zephyr Theatre in Stillwater will take full advantage of its temporary outdoor stage during the Labor Day weekend. Three different musical groups have been booked. The theatre’s parking lot has been transformed into an accommodating venue (seating is at a social distance).
Joe Mazan Updated: August 30, 2020 06:35 PM Created: August 30, 2020 04:16 PM The pandemic has changed our entertainment, but for some theater groups, the show must go on. The Zephyr Theatre in Stillwater performed William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” in its parking lot over the weekend. Executive Director…
The Zephyr’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ is really something
Huzzah! The Zephyr Theatre is presenting Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” a clever, crowd-pleasing piece of professional theatre.
And that’s no small feat in the middle of the coronavirus crisis.
Collide Theatrical Dance Company is presenting a “dance cabaret” outdoors in Stillwater and St. Paul over two weekends in September.
Created by Collide founder and choreographer Regina Peluso, “The Cafe” is described as a story told with dance and music.
Love conquers all when The Zephyr Theatre presents Shakespeare
“Much Ado About Nothing” is William Shakespeare’s comedy about two sets of lovers — the battling Benedick and Beatrice and the mistaken Claudio and forgiving Hero.
Let’s go! Zephyr Theatre’s gala is a progressive event
The Zephyr Theatre’s 2020 fundraising gala is labeled Let the Art Move You, and for good reason. The event will be progressive.
Grab a seat for outdoor concerts at The Zephyr Theatre
Music lovers will find a lot to love at The Zephyr Theatre in the upcoming weeks. Check out this lineup of musicians performing on the theatre’s temporary outdoor stage.
Spot a trolley and see a Stillwater good neighbor
Do you know that Stillwater used to be the lumber capital of the world? You do if you’ve taken a ride on the Stillwater Trolley and Dick Zimmerman was your driver.
Mad Capper and theatre team up to present a cabaret
When customers arrive at the Mad Capper Saloon and Eatery in downtown Stillwater on Aug. 14, they’ll get a special welcome. That Friday evening, they’ll hear a rendition of “Willkommen,” the campy greeting from the 1972 movie “Cabaret.”
Zephyr Breeze Summer Series promises outdoor entertainment
The Tommy Bentz Band, with slide guitars and drums, christened the new outdoor stage at The Zephyr Theatre July 10. These three Wisconsin rockers were the first musicians to perform in the Zephyr Breeze Summer Series, and they attracted a crowd of nearly 100.