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Moon River Cruise on the Mississippi (Southwest)


Adult Enrichment / Trips, Tours & Special Events -
Adult Enrichment Summer 2024

Come experience the romance of the Mississippi on a singular cruise featuring a fabulous combo that brings all of the classic love songs in the Great American songbook to life. As you drift along the river you can relax and enjoy the music and watch the moon from the deck. There may even be an opportunity to perform a number yourself! Plus, you'll learn about the history and lore of some the nations most cherished songs sung by some of the most legendary crooners.    

Meet at the Watergate Marina, 2500 Crosby Farm Road, Saint Paul Minnesota, 55116. Crosby Farm Road is at the intersection of Shepherd Road and Gannon Road.

Transportation to the Watergate Marina is on your own.

Beverages will be available to purchase on board the boat. You may bring your own food.

Note:  There is a ramp down to boat. Lower level of boat is enclosed and accessible to all.

Ages 21+.

If the tour is full, please add your name to the waitlist. If enough interest, we will try to schedule a second cruise.

Instructors

James Rocco

A youngster named Jamie Alexander made his recording debut, singing a few lines on FRANK SINATRA'S WATERTOWN album, produced by Bob Gaudio of The Four Seasons. Shortly after that, he headed to Los Angeles to make a series of masters at the legendary Gold Star Studios, home of The Righteous Brothers, The Ronettes, and Darlene Love. This started a musical career that took Jamie Alexander, now James A. Rocco, to The Kennedy Center, Théâtre Du Châtelet, tours with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Larry Coryell, and The Duke Ellington Orchestra. In between singing gigs, Rocco starred on Broadway in CATS, all over the USA in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, and he holds the distinction of being the first man to play The Witch in INTO THE WOODS. Behind the scenes, he has directed over 200 productions, including THE WIZARD OF OZ with Eartha Kitt and Mickey Rooney and a re-envisioned stage adaptation of SINIGIN' IN THE RAIN. He is the co-creator of the cult hit, NITE CLUB CONFIDENTIAL and the creator of THE SONGBOOK EXPERIENCE live and virtual "Edu"-tainments that tell the stories behind the songs that have become the soundtrack to your life. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rer7ixUf9pM) In 2012, his single, AND THE NIGHT STOOD, STILL hit the FMQB Top 40, followed by the EP, COLD ENUF 4 U?. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNlCUweti8M), Jamie sings the role of Sloan on the Angel/Nonesuch recording of George and Ira Gershwin's STRIKE UP THE BAND, conducted by John Maceri and can also be heard on the Painted Smiles Revisited Series singing Rodger's and Hart, Harold Arlen, Cole Porter, and Everyone Else! as well as numerous soundtracks, jingles, and pop recordings.


Kersten Rodau

Kersten Rodau has been a Twin Cities theater artist since moving here over 25 years ago. She’s traveled the country in national tours, as well as gracing the stages in productions at the Guthrie, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Park Square Theatre, Jungle Theater, Artistry, and singing with the Minnesota Orchestra.

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  James Rocco , Kersten Rodau


Watergate Marina at Crosby Farm
Thursday, Jun 27
5:00 - 8:00 PM

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Min Age   21 yr.

Full - waiting list


Price: $ 49 00