Stephen Sondheim’s songbook arrives at Lakeshore Players Hanifl Performing Arts Center

From 2011 to 2017, the award-winning Broadway Songbook series played to large crowds at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts and other venues across the country. Since then, loyal supporters have asked, “when is the Songbook coming back?” And the answer is now! The Songbook is back, with a new name and an expanded concept.

The Songbook Experience builds on the series’ original template with virtual, live performances of all popular music styles.

On February 5 and 6, 2022, Songbook Live! Stephen Sondheim’s songbook, featuring award-winning singers and musicians based in the Twin Cities, will be presented by Lakeshore Players at the Hanifl Performing Arts Center in White Bear Lake.

The series is created and hosted by James A. Rocco, who said, “I love bringing expert performers together, singing their favorite songs, and sharing with audiences why we think these songs are so amazing.”

Songbooks are always a dynamic mix of information and jaw-dropping performances that paint a personal portrait of the people who create your favorite music. That’s why Minnesota Monthly called the Songbook “Best Bet!”

Save the date for The Stephen Sondheim Songbook, Live & On Stage for two performances – Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 6, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. at the Lakeshore Players Theater, Hanifl Performing Arts Center, 4941 Long Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN.

Tickets go on sale January 6, 2022 and are available by phone at 651.478.7427 online at or by email: [email protected]