Summer Performance Series

Our 2018 season has come to a close.
We thank everyone who helped make this series possible!

Stay tuned for our 2019 Performance Line Up!

Previously This Summer:

Caponi Art Park theater in the woods

WHEN: Sundays at 6:30 p.m. June through August 
Caponi Art Park’s Theater in the Woods, 1220 Diffley Road, Eagan
COST: $5/person – free for children under 12

Parking & Event Details
In addition to our main parking lot at 1220 Diffley Road, performance parking is available at the Lexington-Diffley Athletic fields (unless noted). Banners and signs will be posted. Walking distance to amphitheater is a hilly 5-minute hike from either entrance. Golf carts are available to transport guests with mobility needs.

Visit the Event Calendar for our full calendar of events.


2018 Summer Performance Series Schedule

Cromulent Shakespeare, “The Taming of the Shrew”  

Held on Sunday, June 17, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Cromulent Shakespeare brings the Bards The Taming of the Shrew, to Caponi Art Park’s Theater in the Woods
for an evening exploring the folly of greed and a misguided approach to romance.

Since 1996, The Cromulent Shakespeare Company has committed to “Embiggen the Bard,” and has performed all around the land of lakes in parks and small theaters. Cromulent Shakespeare’s productions typically include gender-neutral casting. Join us under the leafy canopy in our natural amphitheatre, bring the whole family and a picnic, as we explore this comedy by the world’s greatest playwright. 

In case of rain, the event will be held on June 24th.


Bollywood Dance Scene

Held on Sunday, July 8, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Come join us as we celebrate the joy of South Asian culture through the explosively happy Bollywood dance form.

For Caponi Art Park’s second installment of the 2018 Summer Performance Series, we present the vivid and lively Bollywood Dance Scene. “Bollywood is inspired by various dance forms like classical, folk, as well as street dances. So it’s a huge mash-up of those forms along with hip-hop, belly dancing, and jazz. It does not conform to any strict format. People of all age groups can dance together. It does not require partners. It is over the top ridiculous and you need that to forget all the serious and grim happenings in your life.”, ~Divya Maiya, Choreographer and Bollywood Dance Scene founding member. Bollywood Dance Scene brings together many like-minded people to form a vibrant community dedicated to dance, diversity, and inclusion. Bollywood Dance Scene celebrates cultural diversity and social harmony in the community through the joyful medium of dance, performing arts, and related South Asian cultural traditions. 

In case of rain, the event will be held on July 15th.

Batucada do Norte

Held on Sunday, August 12, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

“Drum Group of the North.” This is the North. We are the drummers. Samba is the beat. Go ahead – we dare you to sit still!

Caponi Art Park’s fourth installment of the 2018 Summer Performance Series is Batucada do Norte. Batucada do Norte is Tim and Pat O’Keefe’s crazy caravan of grooves. With one foot firmly planted on the beautiful sandy beaches of Brazil, they gaze longingly at distant shimmering oases of rhythm, from the asphalt funk of America to the lopsided yet intoxicating beats of the East, both Near and Far. No matter where they go, some things are for sure: it’ll be LOUD, it’ll ROCK, and you won’t want to stay in your seat!!

In case of rain, the event will be held on August 19th.

Copper Street Brass 

 Held on Sunday, August 26th, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

A performance combining a dazzling fusion of brass, keyboard,
guitar, percussion, and electronic instruments that appeals to a universal audience and goes beyond ordinary.

Caponi Art Park’s third installment of the 2018 Summer Performance Series is Copper Street Brass. Copper Street Brass is the premier brass chamber ensemble in Minnesota and one of only a handful of self-sustaining brass groups in the country. They were founded in 2008 as a professionally trained classical chamber music ensemble (which means we perform without a conductor) with two trumpets, horn, trombone and tuba. They present exclusively their own music, which is an original blend of musical styles from Mozart to Madonna, in over 35 concerts and 80 outreach services each season. They have been heard by thousands of people outside of the Twin Cities area on local concert series performances, summer music festivals, performances with school bands, and collaborations with other local arts groups.



PrintClean Water Land & Legacy logo This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.