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'Class Acts' celebrates 36th anniversary with performances in District 191

'Class Acts' celebrates 36th anniversary with performances in District 191


the late show with class acts

Once again, staff members will be presenting “Class Acts,” a comedy variety show, to raise scholarship funds for graduating seniors in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191.

As a result, more than $250,000 has been presented to students at Burnsville High School, Burnsville Alternative High School and the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Transition (BEST) program to help pay for college and further educational goals.

This year’s show, dubbed “The Late Show, with Class Acts,” will feature staff members singing, playing instruments, acting, telling jokes and dancing. There will also be a basket raffle again this year. 

“As we were wrapping up last year’s show, ‘Reunited,’ we had the idea of having a host or hosts run the show, with acts to support the late night theme,” said Jen Gandrud, Class Acts co-chair and Vista View Elementary second grade teacher. “It all really came together when the amazing Benson duo accepted our request to be the Late Night co-hosts. Teachers Briana Benson from William Byrne Elementary and Ross Benson from Nicollet Middle School are literally the heart of Class Acts.” 

Gandrud added: “The new format also features a new choir director. Alyssa Eggersgluss, new teacher to District 191, will be giving new life to the choir. The dance crew will be led by Kerianne Green, who is hard at work coming up with an amazing dance routine again. More staff are stepping up and taking on important roles in the show. The show is really coming together smoothly.”

Performances are scheduled for Feb. 29 - March 2 at 7 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, March 2. All performances will be in the Mraz Center for Performing Arts at Burnsville High School, 600 E. Highway 13.

Tickets are $7 at the door 30 minutes before each show or by pre-order at