Michigamme’s Steamer Comes Home April 24th

April 17, 2019

Michigamme, MI – Michigamme’s Steamer Comes Home will be held on Wednesday, April 24th from 6:30-8:00 pm at the Marquette Regional History Center. Learn about early fire-fighting technology and a heroic community effort through the lens of an engaging historic storyteller, Bill Van Kosky.

In 1900 the community of Michigamme bought a horse drawn steam fire engine. By 1962 it was obsolete and sold. Many valued the steamer and its historic beauty, setting off a multi-decade search and effort to bring it home. $5 suggested donation. For more information call 906.226.3571 or visit marquettehistory.org.

‘The Office’ Actress Angela Kinsey at NMU April 4th

March 28, 2019

Marquette, MI – Actress Angela Kinsey, best known for her role on the NBC television series The Office, will give a presentation at Northern Michigan University. The event is scheduled at 7:30 pm on Thursday, April 4, in Jamrich 1100. The presentation is free for students with a valid NMU ID and $2 for general public.

Kinsey portrayed Angela Martin on The Office, which earned her two Screen Actors Guild awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. She has also appeared in recurring roles on the TBS comedy Your Family or Mine and in the Netflix series Haters Back Off.

From age 2 through 14, Kinsey said she was raised in Jakarta, Indonesia, where her father worked as a drilling engineer. After graduating from Baylor University, she gained an internship on the Conan O’Brien show. Kinsey took acting classes while in New York before moving to Los Angeles. She got involved with The Groundlings and Improv Olympic. She started out in commercials and landed her first TV job on Step by Step in 1991. She joined the cast of The Office in 2005.

This event is produced by Platform Personalities, a student organization dedicated to bringing educational, motivational, and inspirational speakers to NMU’s campus.

Reduced Shakespeare Company to Perform at Rozsa Center

March 23, 2019

Houghton, MI – The Reduced Shakespeare Company will perform at the Rozsa Center on Saturday, March 30th at 7:30 pm. Learn more about this comedic Shakespearean romp, visit the event website.

Drive-In Themed Movie Night at the Library

March 20, 2019

Ishpeming, MI – The Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library will host their drive-in themed movie night on Wednesday, March 27th at 5:00 pm. The March movie is A Private War starring Rosamund Pike.

The library provides free popcorn and boasts a high quality projector and surround sound.

Air Play Performing at Rozsa Center

March 16, 2019

Houghton, MI – Air Play will perform at the Rozsa Center on Saturday, March 23rd at 7:30 pm. Learn more about this circus-style performance and buy tickets on the website.

An Evening with the U.P. Poet Laureate

March 7, 2019

Ishpeming, MI – The Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library is pleased to host the 2019-2020 U.P. Poet Laureate Marty Achatz on Thursday, March 14th at 5:30 pm.

Achatz’s position as the U.P. Poet Laureate was recently extended and he will be celebrating the achievement with the Ishpeming Library! Marty will read some original poetry and mingle with audience members. Don’t miss this treat of an event!

Red Jacket Jamboree at Calumet Theatre

March 2, 2019

Calumet, MI – The Red Jacket Jamboree will be held on Saturday, March 9th at 7:00 pm at the Calumet Theatre. Enjoy this old-timey variety show in the historic theater in downtown Calumet. Advance tickets are $14.50 for students, $19.50 for adults. Tickets at the door are $17.50 for students and $22 for adults. For more information, visit the website.

SAYT presents Disney’s ‘Newsies’ in March

March 1, 2019

Marquette, MI – Superior Arts Youth Theater (SAYT) will present Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical at Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre, March 7-10, 2019. Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken including the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe.” SAYT’s production features 61 local youth directed by Susan Candey with choreography by Jill Grundstrom and music direction by Jeff Bruning.

Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right!

Newsies will be presented Thursday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m., Friday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, March 9 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, March 10 at 1:00pm at Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre. Advance tickets are on sale now: $15.00 for adults and $9.00 for students. Tickets purchased at the door are $17.00 and $11.00. You can get tickets online at tickets.nmu.edu (there is a print at home option), by phone (906)227-1032, or in person at any NMU ticketing outlet: Berry Events Center, University Bookstore, Superior Dome, or the Forest Roberts Theatre.

SAYT is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan that seeks to empower young people ages 3-18 through educational, performance, and technical theater opportunities. You can learn more about SAYT by visiting saytheater.org or liking Superior Arts Youth Theater on Facebook.

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