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Get tickets to Cats – playing June 23-27

Posted on June 25, 2015

Cats ~ June 23-27

The final show of the season is the hit musical Cats. The show runs June 23 to 27 on the Hansen Theatre stage. Cats is one of the longest-running musicals ever. Composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, it tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles. Cat’s introduced the song standard “Memory.” Read the rest of this entry →

Get tickets to Straw Hat Players’ show: The Good Doctor ~ June 16-19

Posted on June 19, 2015

The Good Doctor ~ June 16-19

The Broadway hit The Good Doctor runs four nights beginning June 16 on the Gaede Stage. The Good Doctor is a composite of Neil Simon and Anton Chekhov, using a series of stories to introduce various characters and comedic situations. The stories are whimsical, the portraits affectionate and the humor infectious.

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Straw Hat Players enters 52nd season with four shows

Posted on June 05, 2015

Gooseberry Park Players take place of 5th show

Some Enchanted Evening ~ June 2-5

MSUM’s Straw Hat Players Summer Theatre opens its 52ndseason with the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical revue Some Enchanted Evening, a PG-rated show with hits like “Climb Every Mountain,” “The Surrey with the Fringe on Top,” and many more. The show runs from June 2 to 5 in Hansen Theatre.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee ~ June 9 to 12

The season continues with the PG-rated musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. The musical tells story of an eclectic group of mid-pubescents who vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show runs June 9 to 12 on the Gaede Stage. Read the rest of this entry →

Student Directed One-Act Festival: Putting Theory Into Practice

Posted on April 29, 2015

Minnesota State University Moorhead’s School of Performing Arts and University Theatre will present fourteen student-directed productions during a One-Act Festival Monday April 27th, Tuesday April 28th and Wednesday April 29th. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. on the Gaede Stage in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts. The festival features a variety of science fiction, comedy, absurdist, drama and movement-based student-directed productions.  Each night features new work, so come all three nights! Read the rest of this entry →

Straw Hat Players enters 52nd season with four shows

Posted on April 22, 2015
Gooseberry Park Players take place of 5th show
Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Straw Hat Players Summer Theatre opens its 52ndseason with the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical revue Some Enchanted Evening, a PG-rated show with hits like “Climb Every Mountain,” “The Surrey with the Fringe on Top,” and many more. The show runs from June 2 to 5 in Hansen Theatre.

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Get your tickets to “The Scream”

Posted on April 17, 2015

Euripides’ “The Bacchae” gets a theatrical makeover in the form of Minnesota State University Moorhead’s “The Scream.” The damned and the divine collide when Dionysus, Agave and Pentheus struggle for power, but the staging is a collaborative work of theater, music, media arts and visual arts students, featuring live music, dance and video. This clash of the titans starts at 7:30 tonight through Saturday at the Gaede Stage in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts. Tickets range from $10 to $20. www.mnstate.edu/tickets or (218) 477-2271. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM students present contemporary version of Greek tragedy

Posted on April 14, 2015

A contemporary adaptation of Euripides’ The Bacchae opens Wednesday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. and runs through April 18 on the Gaede Stage in MSUM’s Roland Dille Center for the Arts. Read the rest of this entry →

Kate Aarness, Theatre Arts student, accepted into British American Drama Academy in London

Posted on March 25, 2015

Kate Aarness, MSUM junior majoring in Theatre Arts with a Musical Theater emphasis, and student in the Honors Program, has been accepted into the British American Drama Academy in London for fall semester. In a conservatory setting, she will take courses from London theater professionals, and rehearse and perform in a working London theatre. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM alumnus and Twin Cities’ rising theater star: Tyler Michaels

Posted on March 09, 2015

Sara Pelissero, KARE 6:34 p.m. EST March 6, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS – If you don’t know his name by now, you will soon.

Tyler Michaels’ star is rising fast and it doesn’t take long to figure out why.

The 26-year-old Bloomington, Minn. native has the ability to captivate an audience from the moment he steps on stage – or more likely of late, propels onto it. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM University Theatre Series presents alternative Romeo and Juliet

Posted on February 24, 2015

Production tackles issues of gender and power

A provocative new adaptation of Shakespeare’s famous tragic play, Romeo and Juliet, opens Wednesday, Feb. 25, on the Gaede Stage in MSUM’s Roland Dille Center for the Arts. R♀mi/E♂ and Juliet is a student production of the MSUM Theatre Department, and is rated R for adult content. Read the rest of this entry →

Music Theatre Fargo Moorhead Presents Into The Woods ft. three MSUM faculty members

Posted on February 18, 2015

For their 10th season, Music Theatre Fargo Moorhead will present Into The Woods, featuring a cast of 12 actors portraying beloved fairy tale characters, and taking place at The Stage at Island Park on February 19-22, 26-March 1. Read the rest of this entry →

TU Dance brings playful, soulful choreography to MSUM stage this weekend

Posted on January 20, 2015

Company comes to Moorhead for performance and three-day residency

Founded in 2004 by former Alvin Ailey dancers Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands, TU Dance performs in MSUM’s Hansen Theatre on Saturday, Jan. 24, at 7:30 p.m. Read the rest of this entry →

Commencement is today at 1 p.m.

Posted on December 18, 2014

Can’t attend commencement? Watch the ceremony live.

Minnesota State University Moorhead will award degrees to 362 students during its fall commencement program Thursday, Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. in the university’s Nemzek Fieldhouse. Read the rest of this entry →

Two Theatre Arts events feature all-student work

Posted on December 04, 2014
An original student production titled “Ben and Trish” takes the Gaede Stage Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The play was written by Michael Johnson and directed by Nora Flaherty. Elliott Heerman and Emily Carlson play the roles of Ben and Trish. Original music was composed by Heerman. All are Theatre Arts majors. The play follows a brother and sister examining their childhood memories together, seeking to rebuild their estranged relationship. Tickets are $7 for adults; $5 for students and seniors. Go to www.mnstate.edu/tickets or buy at the door. Tickets are also available at the MSUM Box Office Monday-Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (218) 477-2271. 

On Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Hansen Theatre, the Theatre Arts Department presents a winter showcase of dance featuring work of student dancers and choreographers. These “works in progress” will be a sampling of dance pieces in various stages of completion, and will feature work from Dance I, Ballet I, and Dance Production. The performance is free.

Saturday’s production of The Jungle Book drew large crowd

Posted on November 25, 2014

Saturday’s production of The Jungle Book drew more than 1,400 people for two afternoon performances in Hansen Theatre. The children’s theatre production is an annual event of the University Theatre Series that also draws thousands of school-age children for field-trip presentations during the school-day. This year, 13 school-day shows took place from Nov. 13 to 24 for 8,200 children from schools in the region. In conjunction with the Saturday performances, The Red River Zoo held animal demonstrations, drawing more than 500 people to the Gaede Stage where students met a porcupine, ball python and a parrot.

MSUM University Theatre Series presents The Jungle Book

Posted on November 21, 2014

Event includes live animal demonstration

A free children’s theatre production takes the stage for two shows Saturday, Nov. 22, at 1 and 4 p.m. in Hansen Theatre in MSUM’s Roland Dille Center for the Arts.
The Jungle Book, based on the famous tale of the same name by Rudyard Kipling, tells the story of Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves in the jungle. With the help of his animal friends, Mowgli learns all about “Jungle Law” and how to survive. The Jungle Book is a student production of the MSUM Theatre Department, and is suitable for all ages. Read the rest of this entry →

The Musical of Musicals Musicals (The Musical!) runs through Oct. 4

Posted on October 01, 2014

A musical that parodies five famous creators of musicals opens the MSUM University Theatre Series. The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) satirizes Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Kander and Ebb by creating five stories in the style of each hit musical team. The show runs Oct. 1 to 4 at 7:30 p.m. on the Gaede Stage in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts at Minnesota State University Moorhead. For tickets, go to mnstate.edu/tickets, or call the MSUM Box Office Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at (218) 477-2271. Tickets may also be purchased at the door 90 minutes before curtain.

 

Theatre Arts alum, Tyler Michaels, wins Emerging Artist Award

Posted on September 23, 2014
Young triple-threat Tyler Michaels, a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Theatre Arts program, won the Emerging Artist Award at the Ivey Awards Monday night. For more information, click here.

MSUM theatre alums garner attention for work at Minnesota Fringe Festival

Posted on September 17, 2014

MSUM Theatre Arts alumni received rave reviews for a production titled Now I See at the Minnesota Fringe Festival, an 11-day non-juried event featuring performing artists of several genres and disciplines. Minnesota Fringe is the largest non-juried festival in the United States and the third-largest Fringe festival in North America.

Based on a transcript of a 1930s radio broadcast, Now I See tells the story of a man who finally achieved his life’s dream of becoming a manager of a boxing champion, but gave it all up as penance for someone who was hurt along the way. Read the rest of this entry →

Theatre Arts Department announces four shows

Posted on September 17, 2014

A musical that parodies four famous creators of musicals opens the MSUM University Theatre Series. The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) satirizes Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Kander and Ebb by creating five stories in the style of each hit musical team. The show runs Oct. 1 to 4 at 7:30 p.m. on the Gaede Stage in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Read the rest of this entry →

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