You’re Never too Old to Rock & Roll!

Founder and Artistic Director Michael Matthew Ferrell & Co-Creator/Music Director Jason Hansen have us all in drill.

We have been practicing each and every week from 10-2pm and when it’s time to memorize songs…they mean it. “There will not be any song books people. We are professionals!”, announces Michael at the rehearsal this week.  The Ferrell/Hansen duo are well-known theater and music professionals in our ever impressive Twin Cities performing art scene. Their talent, drive and commitment shows through not only in their craft but through their hearts as well. They are the certainly the “secret sauce” to our lightning in a bottle appeal.


This inspirational group of high spirited, charismatic seniors spread their musical message as they explore contemporary genres of music ranging from rock & roll to pop to gospel and Motown.

Our mission is to give voice to seniors through personal story and popular song, empowering its members to entertain and enlighten multi-generational audiences.

Alive & Kickin, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, features a talented ensemble of members ages 65+ and is managed and directed by award-winning leaders in industry. Our entertainment promises to shock, reward and rethink/break stereo-types.

We produce large scale full productions – inter-generational audience, contemporary style in large venues 1-2 times per year. We are also available for touring shows around the tri-state area.

Additionally, our outreach & education program reaches smaller audiences with the same powerful message of inspiration to senior care facilities and schools.

At rehearsal this week you could feel the electricity in the air. Smiles from ear to ear, songs with a extra pizzaz as we get set to show the Twin Cities (and beyond) what we are all about. Michael wipes his brow, “We’re going to nail this, kids”.

We have two big shows coming up –Duets at the Varsity Theater on Feb 19, 2015 and our big show is coming to Bloomington Center for the Arts and we are thrilled to be performing at this gorgeous facility. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here: GET MY SEATS!

“Winds of Change” is a show like no other -featuring  a captivating historical blend of personal stories and social advancements set to inspiring music of the ages. This highly creative show celebrates and reflects social change that moved us and honors innovative artists who stirred up the music scene. The all-ages experience will touch your heart and take you through a progressive look at progression.

June 5, 6, 12, 13 @ 7:30pm
& 7, 11, 14 @ 2:00pm
Tickets $29/adults & $26 seniors & students

Special Performances
Opening Night & Champagne Gala After Party
June 5th, tickets $36/$33

Talk Back Session with Alive & Kickin
June 7th, tickets $29/$26

ASL Interpreted Performance
June 13th, tickets $29/26
We hope to see you at the shows!

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