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Chronofon Productions Presents

Leonard Bernstein’s 100th Birthday Soirée

August 25, 2018  SOLD OUT!  

Join us for a special evening of song and celebration on Leonard Bernstein’s birthday!

6:30pm — Pre-show Cocktail Hour
Mingle with the artists and enjoy complimentary beer, wine, or a classic whiskey Manhattan (Bernstein's favorite; virgins available). 

7:30pm — Performance
DEAR LENNY: Bernstein’s Life in Songs & Letters

9:00pm — Afterglow Party in the Garden
Linger into the evening with champagne, birthday cake,
and a few sing-along tunes from West Side Story.

About the Show

Chronofon Productions — Dan Chouinard, Diana Grasselli, Bradley Greenwald, and Prudence Johnson — returns to Open Eye to present Dear Lenny: Bernstein’s Life in Songs & Letters, their meditation on Leonard Bernstein's commitment to music, love, and the artist as progressive social activist. Bernstein's masterpieces from Broadway, the concert hall, and the silver screen—together with his fascinating and candid correspondence with Aaron Copland, Steven Sondheim, Jerome Robbins, Thornton Wilder, Bette Davis, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and more—will be presented in a theatrical concert that, as Bernstein would put it, "appeals to both the intellect and the heart." 

Additional performances of Dear Lenny: Bernstein’s Life in Songs & Letters run August 16 - 26.

Photo by Dan Norman. Design by Karen McCall.


$55 —  General Admission
Your attendance supports Chronofon Productions!

August 25, 6:30 - 10pm

Contact Open Eye at or 612-874-6338 for accessibility information, including ASL reservation.

Please be aware that ongoing construction on 35W and surrounding streets and bridges will affect your route to Open Eye. Please allow extra time getting to the theatre. We recommend using map apps to navigate to the theatre, following posted detour signs, and consulting MNDOT for current projects at