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Summer Cinema Series closes with nautical-themed comedy shorts

Posted on July 31, 2017

Four summer Mondays feature silent films and music

Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Summer Cinema Series enters its 41st season with four evenings of silent films preceded by live organ music. The Summer Cinema Series is a collaborative project of MSUM’s School of Media Arts & Design and the Red River Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society.

Closing the series on Monday, July 31, is a selection of silent comedy short films with a nautical theme —  Keaton’s The Boat, Harry Langdon’s Shanghaied Lovers, and Lloyd’s Captain Kidd’s Kids. After this showing, treats will be served in the hallway.

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Upbeat comedy takes the stage

Posted on February 17, 2017

MSUM’s School of Performing Arts theatre students will have to summon their bravest selves for the third performance of the academic year. The Full Monty opens Wednesday, Feb. 15, on the Hansen Theatre stage in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts.

A raucous pop-rock musical, The Full Monty tells the story of six unemployed steel workers who put together a strip act to raise money to pay their bills. The men model their show after the Chippendales, a famous male striptease act, but they take it a step farther by going “the full Monty” — completely nude. As the men prepare for the show, they work through their fears, self-consciousness, and anxieties, overcome their inner demons and find strength in their camaraderie. The show is based on the cult hit film of the same name, and tackles gender expectations and stereotypes with humor and honest affection.  Read the rest of this entry →

An Evening of Dance

Posted on May 03, 2016

Tuesday, May 3 | 7:30 p.m. | Hansen Theatre

The Theatre Department presents “An Evening of Dance” on Tuesday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Hansen Theatre. This annual showcase features  the work of MSUM student dancers and choreographers, and includes ballet, hip-hop, modern, lyrical, musical theatre styles and tap.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. Go to, or call the MSUM Box Office Monday-Friday from noon to 4 p.m. at 218-477-2271, or buy at the door before the performance.

Native American flutist joins electrified string quartet

Posted on January 22, 2014

On Saturday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 p.m., a different kind of flute player and a different kind of string quartet take the stage at MSUM’s Roland Dille Center for the Arts.

Robert Mirabal is a Native American flutist who has won two GRAMMY awards, two Native American Artist of the Year awards, and three Songwriter of the Year awards. He’s a Pueblo Indian who lives a traditional life as a horseman and farmer while at home outside Taos, N. Mex., but who also travels all over the world to perform his music. He also makes and sells his own flutes, composes, paints, tells stories, acts, and writes screenplays.

Joining this Native American Renaissance man for the MSUM performance (the third in the Cheryl Nelson Lossett Performing Arts Series) is alternative, and for this performance, electrified, string quartet ETHEL. Based in New York City, ETHEL has initiated innovative collaborations with numerous international artists including David Byrne, Bang on a Can, Todd Rundgren, and hundreds of others. Read the rest of this entry →

The Rose Ensemble at MSUM Oct. 6

Posted on September 30, 2013

The Rose Ensemble will be at MSUM Sunday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. in Glasrud Auditorium.

The Pioneer Press calls them “The Twin Cities’ most daring and inventive vocal ensemble.”

Music Department faculty member, Daniel Mahraun, is a member of the group.

Tickets sold through the MSUM box office.
218.477.2271 or in person Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.



Straw Hat Players final performance starts Thursday

Posted on July 16, 2013

The Straw Hat Players are wrapping up the 50th anniversary season with A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.

July 18 to 19 & 23 to 26 at 7:30 p.m., Hansen Theatre/Musical/PG13
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a non-stop laugh-fest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful but slow-witted courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero. Read the rest of this entry →

Straw Hat continues with nostalgic favorite

Posted on July 08, 2013

Screen version was hit for Alan Alda and Ellen Burstyn

Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Straw Hat Players Summer Theatre continues its 50th anniversary season with Same Time Next Year, a PG 13-rated comedy that was made into a hit movie in 1978, starring Alan Alda and Ellen Burstyn. The show opens Tuesday, July 9, and continues through Friday, July 12 on the Gaede Stage in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts. Read the rest of this entry →

Two cast members of “The Buried Life” coming to MSUM

Posted on March 05, 2013

The Minnesota State University Moorhead Dragon Entertainment Group is proud to bring “The Buried Life” to Hansen Theater, Wednesday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. As seen on MTV, they are “four regular guys on a mission to complete a list of ‘100 Things To Do Before You Die’ and to help and encourage others to go after their own lists.” Two of the cast members will be sharing their experiences and encouragement during the night. Read the rest of this entry →

Hip-hop violinist joins with DJ Scientific for MSUM concert tonight

Posted on January 31, 2013

“From rock clubs to symphony halls, the composer, musician and performer Daniel Bernard Roumain seems unstoppable.” – New York Sun

Haitian-American musician and composer Daniel Bernard Roumain comes to Fargo-Moorhead to perform his fusion of hip-hop and classical music at MSUM with DJ Scientific.

Prior to the concert on Thursday, Jan. 31, DBR will lead a composition workshop for musicians, using acoustic and electronic methods. The workshop will take place in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts in the morning. At 7:30 p.m. Elan Vytal, aka DJ Scientific, will join DBR on the Gaede Stage for a program called “Woodbox Beats and Balladry.” Vytal will use a variety of turntables and microphones, and DBR will use a six-string amplified violin. The music contains elements of classical minimalism, dance club beats, hip-hop, traditional ballads, and noise.  Read the rest of this entry →

Hot Club of San Francisco to perform on Gaede Stage Saturday

Posted on November 27, 2012

Feel like getting the heck out of Dodge this weekend? How about a trip to Paris, via The Hot Club of San Francisco? This gypsy jazz group’s program is called “Meet Me In Paris,” and will transport you to the small, smoky jazz clubs of Paris in the 1930s, or, if you prefer, the refined lounges of the Ritz. The performance features French singer Isabelle Fontaine, channeling Edith Piaf, as well as Evan Price on violin (formerly of Turtle Island Quartet), guitarist Paul Mehling, and a swinging rhythm section.  Read the rest of this entry →

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