Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is located in downtown Saint Paul
and hosts a variety of performing arts, such as touring Broadway musicals, orchestra, opera, and cultural performers. It serves as a home to several local arts organizations, including the Minnesota Opera, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and The Schubert Club.
James Rocco is currently the center's Vice President and Producing Artistic Director.Ordway Center opened its doors to the public on January 1, 1985 as Ordway Music Theatre. The name was changed in 2000 to reflect the vast array of performing arts that take place under its roof.
Today Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is recognized as one of the nation’s leading not-for-profit performing arts centers serving 400,000 people annually with nearly 500 performances. It is home to a wide variety of performances that encompass the finest in musical theater, children’s theater, World
music and dance, orchestra, opera, and recitals.
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