Alive & Kickin

A nonprofit organization


 Give to the Max is a day Minnesota sets aside to support thousands of nonprofits across the state!

myTalk 107.1 is devoting our day to Alive & Kickin – the Twin Cities premier rockin’ seniors group!

Alive & Kickin was founded by myTalk’s beloved and adored friend Michael Matthew Ferrell, whom we lost in June.

 

Any donation $40 or more gets you a Hey Girl Hey shirt from the Jason and Alexis Show.

Help us keep a rocking kick in the step of the lives of seniors in the Twin Cities!


Alive & Kickin 2021 Season Overview

We need your help to get back out into the world!  

Sadly, in June of this year we lost our brilliant founder, Michael Matthew Ferrell. His inspiration and spirit not only planted the seeds of Alive & Kickin, but grew it into one of the most dynamic and ALIVE senior services organizations in existence. Michael confidently steered the organization through one of the most tumultuous times in history as we navigated the hardships of the pandemic. We mourn that he never had the chance to celebrate A&K’s triumphant return to a live theater experience, but we can definitely feel his presence as we continue performing and living out his legacy.

Alive & Kickin’s mission is to give voice to seniors. When they share their own histories, they bring people closer, they disrupt perceptions of age, and they inspire others with their wisdom. For the seniors, it also provides a place of healing, safety, and fun.

Through our Seniors Rock Academy (our cast) Alive & Kickin is a home away from home for close to 40 members. Each one of them brings a unique perspective and personality to the group, displaying to the world that age is not defined by our ailments and wrinkles.

With Alive & Kickin, we are fortunate to not just provide a platform, but a place for those with the most life experience to still be heard and feel at home.

Please watch our 2021 All Access Virtual Gala below with a Tribute to Michael Matthew Ferrell at 4:16, a preview of our upcoming season, LIFE IS A CABARET at 8:55 and be sure to tune in at 15:47 for our performance of Alive & Kickin's Anthem, "This Is Who We Are".



History of Alive & Kickin

Founded in 2010 by Director/Choreographer and multi Ivy award-winning theatre professional, Michael Matthew Ferrell, the organization gives seniors voice through music, performance and arts access programs. "We are  breaking down stereo-types about what it means to grow older and completely redefining aging -- one rock concert at a time", said Ferrell.  Alive & Kickin’s mission is to dig deep within our aging population and, with undaunted courage, re-write the rules for living a full life with the “pride of age” leading the way.


Alive & Kickin,  works to produce a new original production with a cast of people 60-99+ "years young". 

"Alive & Kickin urgently reminds us that in a world of stratified assumptions, we can become bigger than ourselves. That is the finest aspiration of art and humanity." Graydon Royce, Retired Critic Star Tribune

Over the years, generous support from individual donors, funders and sponsors has allowed Alive & Kickin to expand well beyond the annual show. Now, reaching more than 6,000 people annually, the organization offers a variety of arts access programing for the community.

Neighbors Night Out brings 250 seniors with disabilities to the annual show at the Bloomington Center for the Arts. In 2017, an audience member, with tears in her eyes, said “I wait for this night all year.”

SingOUT!, a FREE monthly singing program, welcomes hundreds of participants of all abilities each year-- building community and joy through song and friendship.

Alive & Kickin programs are made possible by individual donors. Financial support allows us to continue to give seniors a voice, break down stereotypes and build stronger communities. PLEASE JOIN US!

Thank you for your generosity!

With enormous gratitude,

The Alive & Kickin Team

Jason, Lisa, Krysti and Jeffrey

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Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Alive & Kickin

Tax id (EIN)

27-3372211

Categories

Arts & Culture Community

Significantly impacted by pandemic

Significantly impacted by pandemic

Address

1015 4TH AVE N STE 205
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55405

Phone

612 382 7155

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