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LOJ Book Club: Standing in the Wings: My Life on (and Mostly Just Off) Stage by Fred Krohn

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Summary Courtesy of Goodreads: Standing in the Wings traces the rebirth of Minneapolis’s Hennepin Theatre District, as told by the impresario who saved the Orpheum, State and Pantages Theatres on Hennepin Avenue, spearheaded their restoration, and booked the Broadway and live shows which have sustained them for more than forty years.

Share Fred Krohn’s personal recollections on the amazing shows and legendary artists he has worked with, and which have led to the resurgence of downtown Minneapolis- shows likeA Chorus Line, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and the World Premiere of The Lion King, and artists as diverse as Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings, Tina Turner, Elton John, U2, Billy Joel, Gordon Lightfoot, and many others.

And discover the amazing tales of City intrigue detailing how each of the three theatres was saved from the wrecking ball, restored to its former glory, and brought to life with an impressive array of live shows.