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  • December 7, 2014 @ 2:00pm
  • Our Town
  • Comedy Sports
  • Fractured Fairtales Dance
  • Gerry Mooney
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Upcoming Performances and Events

Gerry Mooney


October 22, 6:00pm
Free Admission

Dr. Gerry Mooney, a visiting professor in Scottish Studies at the University of Wisconsin–River Falls will give a presentation, "Where now for Scotland and the UK following the Scottish Independence Referendum?" at the Arts Center.

Note: Representatives from the Experience Scotland Study Abroad Program will be available to talk with students who may be interested in spending a semester abroad in Scotland.

Our Town


November 7 & 8, 7:30pm
November 9, 2:30pm

Students: $5, Adults: $7, Seniors: $5

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1938, Our Town may be the most popular American play ever written.

Art Gallery

SSG Travis Mills


December 7, 2014, 2:00pm
Tickets: $20 in advance (ends Dec. 5th, 4pm) or $25 at the door

Never Give Up. Never Quit.

SSG Travis Mills
An Afternoon of Inspiration & Hope

Also speaking: Ryan Sharpe
Former LSSU hockey player from the 1994 NCAA Championship Team

All proceeds go to the Travis Mills Foundation

Sponsored by New Beginning Church

ComedySportz College Team


ComedySportz College Team is fast-paced, family-friendly improvisational comedy, played as a sport. Two teams take turns making up scenes, playing games and singing songs – and the audience votes on which team they like the best. It's all presided over by a referee, who keeps things moving, calls the ComedySportz College Team fouls and takes suggestions shouted out by the audience before each game.

The show isĀ hilarious. The game-show formatĀ is infectiously ridiculous, the performances often delightful, and the laughs vary throughout the night from light chuckling to gut-busting. - The Crooked Porch

New Dance Company


Congratulations to our newest Dance Company Members!

Auditions were held last night for placement in the LSSU Dance Company, we would like to welcome 4 new members to the company:

Caitlin Crum
Paige King
Kyle Lester
Albert Jones
and returning LSSU graduate and former LSSU Dance Company member Kitty Drockton.

Congratulations Dancers!

They are joining existing members Beth Antonello, Jenna Perry, Anna Lehman, Susan Drockton, Kelsi Moher, Michaela Cook, and Kayla Price. Brielle Smith is still working at Disney and will be rejoining the company in January.

The Dance Company is presently preparing for several dance events and fund raisers to support our local community and the dance program including this years Festival of Trees set for December 5.

Theatre Program


Over thirty students were cast during last week's auditions. There are even more students who will be working backstage to make this classic come to life in November. The story follows the small town of Grover's Corners through three acts: "Daily Life," "Love and Marriage," and "Death and Eternity." Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, audiences follow the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually—in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre—die.

Past Performances

Beyond Therapy


The LSSU Theatre Company is proud to present Beyond Therapy, a hilarious play highlighting social miscues and mishaps set in the 1970s. Filled with slapstick comedy and absurd humor, this play is sure to have you in stitches for its duration. Directing the play is Jenn Hunter, assistant professor in the College of Fine and Performing Arts.

Fractured Fairytales


The Lake Superior State University Dance Company is proud to present Fractured Fairy Tales, this year's fanciful spring dance concert that "fractures" three popular fairy tales with music and dance, bringing unsuspected twists and turns to the stories and outcomes.

ComedySportz College Team Final Performance


It's been an amazing debut season for Lake Superior State University's ComedySportz College Team. The student improvisers had six mainstage shows, one show at jitters; a giant high-five line at a hockey game; an opportunity to train their peers; and an Out of the Darkness Walk to raise awareness for suicide prevention.

Lunasa


A quintet that has been called "the hottest Irish acoustic group on the planet" will provide some warmth to the Eastern Upper Peninsula and Northern Ontario during a performance at Lake Superior State University's Arts Center.

Harriet Tubman


Actress Leslie McCurdy takes questions from the audience after her one-person production The Spirit of Harriet Tubman at Lake Superior State University's Arts Center on Feb. 5. More than 500 students from throughout the Eastern Upper Peninsula saw McCurdy use Tubman's own words in telling the story of a life from her earliest experiences as a slave, through her work on the underground railroad, to her continued commitment to others in her later years.

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