Front cover of the March, 1926 issue of the Calgary Eye Opener

The Calgary Eye Opener

Front cover of the March, 1926 issue of the Calgary Eye Opener.

Collage of scenes from Chanhassen Dinner Theatres' productions

Color digital print of a collage of scenes from Chanhassen Dinner Theatres' productions, featuring the CDT logo at the center. Print by Mike Paul, Act One, Too Photography.

Color digital print of the main sound and lighting systems of Chanhassen Dinner Theatres' main stage. By Mike Paul, Act One, Too Photography.

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres' main stage

Color digital print of the main sound and lighting systems of Chanhassen Dinner Theatres' main stage. By Mike Paul, Act One, Too Photography.

Color digital print of the grand entrance or lobby inside Chanhassen Dinner Theatres. By Mike Paul, Act One, Too Photography.

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres' interior

Color digital print of the grand entrance or lobby inside Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.
By Mike Paul, Act One, Too Photography.

Color digital print of the exterior of Chanhassen Dinner Theatres at night.

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres at night

Color digital print by Craig Peterson of the exterior of Chanhassen Dinner Theatres at night.

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

Founded in the late 1960s, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres (CDT) is the United States' largest professional dinner theatre company. It is also the main tourist attraction for Carver County and a gem for musical theater enthusiasts. Home to many national and world premiere performances, CDT focuses on musical theatre and comedy shows as its mainstays.

Photograph of the Orpheum Theatre, c.1930, as it appeared when the Andrews Sisters won a talent contest that launched them on the vaudeville circuit.

The Orpheum Theatre

Photograph of the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, c.1930, as it appeared when the Andrews Sisters won a talent contest that launched them on the vaudeville circuit.

The Andrews Sisters

Portrait of the three Andrews Sisters, from top: LaVerne, Patty, and Maxene, April 7, 1952.

The Andrews Sisters

The Andrews Sisters hold a singular place among the many famous Minnesota-born musical talents who have made it big. Rising to fame in the swing era of the late 1930s, they developed their successful close-harmony formula early on. Patty, the blond mezzo-soprano, sang lead; Maxene, the brunette, sang soprano; and LaVerne, the redhead, sang contralto. The trio recorded more than six hundred songs, sold over ninety million records, earned fifteen gold records, and had a dozen number-one hits. Forty-six of their tunes made it to the Billboard Top Ten chart—more than either Elvis Presley or The Beatles.

Front cover of the April 1921 issue of Captain Billy's Whiz Bang.

Captain Billy's Whiz Bang, April 1921

Front cover of the April 1921 issue of Captain Billy's Whiz Bang.

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