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Alexander, Who's Not Not Not Not Not Going to Move

Date: Sunday, October 11, 2015
Time: 2 PM
Location: Chester Fritz Auditorium 3475 University Ave. - Grand Forks, ND 58202 Cost: $20 or 4 for $64

Alexander has just received some really bad news. His dad has taken a job in a city a thousand miles away, which means that he and his family are going to have to move to a whole new city. And even though his mom says, "Wait, you'll like it," Alexander already knows that he'll hate it. He can't bear to leave the people and places he loves, so he decides that he won't move. First he tries to live with three different neighbors. Then he tries to build a tent so he can live by himself. Then he decides he'll hide so that his parents'll never find him, but that doesn't work out either. With a little help from his mom and dad and even his bossy older brothers they help him to understand that home is "where your family is, where you're with the people who love you best of all."

(One hour in length, recommended for grades K - 4)

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UND Wind Ensemble

UND Wind Ensemble & University Band

Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Time: 8 PM
Location: Chester Fritz Auditorium 3475 University Ave. - Grand Forks, ND 58202 Cost: Adult - $7; Student/Senior - $3; Family of four - $12

The University of North Dakota Wind Ensemble, conducted by Professor of Music and Director of Bands Dr. James Popejoy, consists of the most outstanding wind and percussion students on campus.  Performing the finest wind literature available, the ensemble has established a reputation for musical excellence through state, regional, national and international appearances.

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Buddy Holly Meets the Beatles

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Chester Fritz Auditorium 3475 University Ave. - Grand Forks, ND 58202 Cost: $25 in advance; $29 at the door

Buddy Holly Meets the Beatles is a dream concert featuring two of the biggest music stars of the 20th century!  Since Buddy Holly died in 1959, and the Beatles first hit was not until 1963, they never appeared on stage together.  But, wouldn't it have been special?  Well, here they are - together again - for the first time!

The Beatles said they were heavily influenced by Buddy Holly and the Crickets' music.  They even mimicked the idea of naming the band after an insect!  Their songs are loved by several generations all over the world and they are spectacularly reproduced on stage by this talented group of performers.  Don't miss Buddy Holly Meets the Beatles.

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Girls Night: The Musical

Date: Thursday, November 5, 2015
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Chester Fritz Auditorium 3475 University Ave. - Grand Forks, ND 58202 Cost: $47/$42/$37

Girls Night: The Musical has been thrilling audiences and earning rave reviews since its sensational Off-Broadway debut.  This touching and hilarious "tell-it-like-it-is" musical takes audiences on a journey into the lives of a group of female friends.  Audience members can't help but laugh, cry, sing and dance in the aisles!  Follow five friends as they visit their past, celebrate their present, and look to the future on a wild and hilarious night out...and you'll recognize yourself in each of them!  Described as "Desperate Housewives meets Mamma Mia" (Applause Magazine), and "As funny and outrageous as Sex in the City!" (The Advocate). Girls Night is bursting with energy and packed with hits "Lady Marmalade," "It's Raining Men," "Man I Feel Like A Woman," "I Will Survive" and more.

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UND Steel Pan Ensemble

UND Steel Pan Ensemble

Date: Monday, November 9, 2015
Time: 8 PM
Location: Chester Fritz Auditorium 3475 University Ave. - Grand Forks, ND 58202 Cost: Adult - $7; Student/Senior - $3; Family of four - $12

Formed in the spring of 1999, the UND Steel Pan Ensemble has become a regional favorite.  Performing on authentic oil drums, the ban dwill excite you with up-beat calypso, soca and island favorites, creating a tropical atmosphere.  Be sure to catch this fun-loving group as they return to the Fritz stage.

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Moscow Ballet

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Time: 7 PM
Location: Chester Fritz Auditorium 3475 University Ave. - Grand Forks, ND 58202 Cost: $70/$50/$39.50/$30

Bring the whole family for the sweetest Christmas celebration of the season! Experience the exquisite artistry of world-class Russian dancers, playful puppets and the unmatched splendor of hand crafted sets and costumes. Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is the holiday tradition that brings the Christmas spirit to life! New York Times raves, “Real beauty!” and Los Angeles Times, “Bravura expertise!”

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UND Wind Ensemble

UND Wind Ensemble

Date: Monday, November 30, 2015
Time: 8 PM
Location: Chester Fritz Auditorium 3475 University Ave. - Grand Forks, ND 58202 Cost: Adult - $7; Student/Senior - $3; Family of four - $12

The University of North Dakota Wind Ensemble, conducted by Professor of Music and Director of Bands Dr. James Popejoy, consists of the most outstanding wind and percussion students on campus.  Performing the finest wind literature available, the ensemble has established a reputation for musical excellence through state, regional, national and international appearances.

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Winter wUNDerland

Winter wUNDerland

Date: Saturday, December 5, 2015
Time: 7 PM
Location: Chester Fritz Auditorium 3475 University Ave. - Grand Forks, ND 58202 Cost: $17 in advance; $22 at the door

Surround yourself in the songs of the season and fill you heart with holiday cheer.  The choirs of the UND Department of Music invite you to the Third Annual Winter wUNDerland holiday concert.  This holiday extravaganza will feature more than 250 of UND's finest musicians, performing a collection of timeless holiday music, from popular holiday songs to classic carols and everything in between.

 

The evening will include performances by the UND Concert Choir, Varsity Bards, Allegro Women's Choir, Vivo Women's Ensemble, Steel Pan Ensemble, and student soloists.  Bring the whole family and celebrate the season with the UND Choirs!

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Lorie Line

Lorie Line - Christmas in the City

Date: Saturday, December 19, 2015
Time: 3 PM
Location: Chester Fritz Auditorium 3475 University Ave. - Grand Forks, ND 58202 Cost: $49

Pianist Lorie Line takes te stage once again for her 26th year of touring.  This year's show is called Christmas in the City and it promises to be a fun-filled, fashion-forward, magical night of Christmas music in the big city.  Ms. Line will be brining along her cast of characters, including Santa, her young and talented Fab Five and a special featured vocalist.

Don't forget to be there with bells on!

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Flashdance

Flashdance The Musical

Date: Sunday, February 28, 2016
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Chester Fritz Auditorium 3475 University Ave. - Grand Forks, ND 58202 Cost: Adult: $55/$40/$35; Student: $44/$29/$25

The pop culture phenomenon of FLASHDANCE is now live on stage. With electrifying dance at its core, FLASHDANCE-THE MUSICAL tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a club dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer. When romance with her steel mill boss threatens to complicate her ambitions, Alex learns the meaning of love and its power to fuel the pursuit of her dream.


FLASHDANCE-THE MUSICAL features a score that includes the biggest hit songs from the movie, including the Academy Award-winning title song "Flashdance - What a Feeling," "Maniac," "Gloria," "Manhunt," and "I Love Rock & Roll."


The Atlanta Journal Constitution hailed it “an astonishing musical spectacle,” while Michigan Live dubbed FLASHDANCE “A super-sexy blockbuster!”


On-sale Tuesday, September 8 @ 9am!

UND Wind Ensemble

UND Wind Ensemble

Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Time: 8 PM
Location: Chester Fritz Auditorium 3475 University Ave. - Grand Forks, ND 58202 Cost: Adult - $7; Student/Senior - $3; Family of four - $12

The University of North Dakota Wind Ensemble, conducted by Professor of Music and Director of Bands Dr. James Popejoy, consists of the most outstanding wind and percussion students on campus.  Performing the finest wind literature available, the ensemble has established a reputation for musical excellence through state, regional, national and international appearances.

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Charlotte's Web

Date: Sunday, April 10, 2016
Time: 2 PM
Location: Chester Fritz Auditorium 3475 University Ave. - Grand Forks, ND 58202 Cost: $20 or 4 for $64

Theatreworks' production of Charlotte's Web is based on E.B. White's loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops! Charlotte, a fine writer and true friend, hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman -- she will create a "miracle." Spinning the words "Some Pig" in her web, Charlotte weaves a solution which not only makes Wilbur a prize pig, but ensures his place on the farm forever. This treasured tale, featuring mad-cap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship.

Approximately one-hour in length, recommended for grades K - 5

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UND Wind Ensemble

UND Wind Ensemble

Date: Thursday, April 21, 2016
Time: 8 PM
Location: Chester Fritz Auditorium 3475 University Ave. - Grand Forks, ND 58202 Cost: Adult - $7; Student/Senior - $3; Family of four - $12

The University of North Dakota Wind Ensemble, conducted by Professor of Music and Director of Bands Dr. James Popejoy, consists of the most outstanding wind and percussion students on campus.  Performing the finest wind literature available, the ensemble has established a reputation for musical excellence through state, regional, national and international appearances.

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Grand Forks Master Chorale Mozart's Requiem Mass in D Minor

Date: Saturday, April 23, 2016
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Chester Fritz Auditorium 3475 University Ave. - Grand Forks, ND 58202 Cost: Adult - $25; Senior - $20; Student - $15

Grand Forks Master Chorale and UND Music present Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Requiem Mass in D Minor.  Composed in Vienna in 1791, during the last year of his life, the Requiem was Mozart's last composition and is one of his most popular and respected works.  It will feature instrumentalists from the UND department of music and the surrounding community, choristers from the Grand Forks Master Chorale, the Grand Forks Community Choir, and UND's Concert Choir, Allegro adn Varsity Bards, and will be conducted by Dr. Joshua Bronfman.

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Annie

Date: Sunday, April 24, 2016
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Chester Fritz Auditorium 3475 University Ave. - Grand Forks, ND 58202 Cost: Adult: $55/$40/$35; Student: $44/$29/$25; Child: $44/$24/$19

Leapin' Lizards!
The world's best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original.


Featuring book and score by Tony Award®-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, ANNIE includes such unforgettable songs as "It's the Hard Knock Life," "Easy Street," "I Don't Need Anything But You," plus the eternal anthem of optimism, "Tomorrow."

"Overflowing! Big, warm-hearted and funny!"
-New York Post


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Celtic Woman

Celtic Woman

Date: Sunday, June 5, 2016
Time: 3 PM
Location: Chester Fritz Auditorium 3475 University Ave. - Grand Forks, ND 58202 Cost: $101/$61/$41

Irish music sensation CELTIC WOMAN brings its newest musical journey across North America in 2016. Named Billboard Magazine’s #1 World Music Artist six times, the all female ensemble has sold over eight million albums with platinum sales in nine countries since its debut on Public Television in 2005.  The breathtaking new tour delivers a wide selection of treasured Irish classics, fan favorites and contemporary pop songs with that enchanting Celtic Woman signature sound which has captivated audiences around the world.   Featuring three angelic vocalists and our dazzling Celtic violinist, Celtic Woman is backed by a dynamic band that includes bagpipers and Irish dancers who bridge the past and present with distinctive style and grace. Celebrate a new tradition with Celtic Woman live in concert!

www.celticwoman.com

On-sale: To be announced