The O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University’s Spring Line Up Includes Olympic Gold Medalist & Indigenous Changemakers


Feb. 7, 2024


St. Paul, Minn. – The O’Shaughnessy’s remaining 2023-24 season includes local and national experts. We invite you to join us for these important conversations.

  • Letters Aloud: Thanks, But No Thanks, The Greatest Rejection Letters Ever (Feb. 24) is a spoken word performance that highlights rejection letters sent to successful people. Among the dozens of gems in this program; Andy Warhol is asked to pick up his painting at the front desk before it is hauled away and a young Sidney Poitier tries to borrow $100 from President Franklin Roosevelt (he said no). Featuring Minnesota Public Radio journalist, Angela Davis.



  • Dawn Staley (May 8) Catherine University is thrilled to announce that celebrated basketball coach and leader, Dawn Staley, will be a featured speaker at an upcoming event focused on breaking barriers to empower women to lead through athletics. The free event open to the public is funded by the Katie Leadership Impact Program as part of the Women of Color Leadership Series and in collaboration with the St. Kate’s athletics department. Read full press release here.


Additional performances are listed below:

  • Join us for Valentine’s Day! Kevin Kling & Friends: The Love Show – Sweethearts of the Rodeo (Feb. 14) is devoted to lonesome pines, denim and gingham, the rough and rowdy love stories that sprouted from parched plains. A visit to the softer side of hard times, hard people and hard drinkin’. Come join us. Adventure waits behind every bend.


  • Moipei (Feb. 17) is a group of identical triplets from Kenya that create their own vocal arrangements. They interpret some well-known selections from the American Songbook and dazzle with their illuminating take on Broadway. Moipei recently performed at the Kennedy Center and have been recognized by the President of Kenya for their contribution to the music industry and the nation of Kenya.


  • Sarah Hagen: “Perk up, pianist!” (March 1) is a performance where Sarah transformed her award-winning role as “concert pianist” into a stand-up, or rather, sit-down comedy. Pairing anecdotes with music, “Perk up, pianist!” takes audiences deep inside the world of a classical musician as she shares her earnest efforts to keep her spirits up in the midst of troublesome times.


  • Contempo Physical Dance: Contempo’s National Choreography Residency (March 9) Contempo has created a Brazilian contemporary dance aesthetic that is constantly evolving. Contempo’s National Choreography Residency welcomes a Latinx choreographer to share exhilarating movement fusions, new movement approaches and a stunning performance with audiences in Minnesota.


  • TAKE3: Where ROCK meets BACH (April 6) is a concert where violin, cello, and piano bring together the power and energy of rock music with the sophistication and beauty of classical Bach. Experience a fusion of styles that will leave you breathless and wanting more.


  • TU Dance: THREAT (April 26 & 27) THREAT is a concert dance theater work that aims to provoke an interrogation of the roles we play as individuals and community in hierarchies. The work posits that hierarchies have the power to control our behavior and infiltrate our thoughts, even when no authority is present to enforce the rules.


The O’Shaughnessy is pleased to offer a new array of ticket offers, including a subscription option that allows the general public to save more than 30% off the single ticket price.

Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at 651-690-6700 or in person at our Ticket Office at 2004 Randolph Ave, St. Paul, MN.



Located on the scenic campus of St. Catherine University, The O’Shaughnessy is one of the Twin Cities’ premiere arts venues. Since opening in 1970, The O’Shaughnessy has presented an array of both local and national performing arts companies. The O’Shaughnessy’s mission is to support St. Catherine University’s mission to educate women to lead and influence. It presents annually a world-class series of artistic offerings that center themes of social justice and women’s voices, produces University Events that invite the general public’s participation and broaden academic engagement, and hosts select community events. The venue is a meeting place between the campus community and larger region, and seeks opportunities to actively engage students in artmaking and broaden the campus dialogue through approachable art. More information can be found at



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