NMU Screens ‘Phantom of the Opera’ Silent Film

October 23, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 23, 2018 – Northern Michigan University’s French program is presenting its 11th annual classic silent film with grand piano accompaniment. The Phantom of the Opera, a 1925 horror film with English subtitles starring Lon Chaney in the title role, will be screened at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the Ontario room of the University Center. Admission is free. Pianist Robert Buchkoe will provide the music.

A phantom haunts the Paris Opera House. He causes murder and mayhem in an attempt to make the woman he “loves” a star. The film is based on Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra and is directed by Rupert Julian.

“It is the idea of the Phantom, really, that fascinates us: the idea of a cruelly mistreated man going mad in self-imposed exile in the very cellars, dungeons and torture chambers where he was, apparently, disfigured in the first place,” said the late film critic Roger Ebert.… Read the rest

Ann Arbor Film Fest Tour Stops at NMU

October 20, 2018

Marquette, MI October 20, 2018 – Northern Michigan University will host the Ann Arbor Film Festival Traveling Tour from 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25 in the NMU Art and Design Building 165. The tour features digital programs of six experimental animated, documentary and narrative videos. This event is free and open to the public.

Videos will include “Sky Room” by Marianna Milhorat; Bernd Lützeler’s Camera Threat (Kodak Cinematic Vision Award); Akosua Adoma Owusu’s “Mahogany Too”; “Growing Girl” by Marnie Ellen Hertzler (Prix DeVarti for Funniest Film); Jennifer Proctor’s “Nothing a Little Soap and Water Can’t Fix” (Cutters Studios Archival Film Award) and “Silica” by Pia Borg (Gil Omenn Art & Science Award).

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is a pioneer of the traveling film festival tour that launched in 1964. The 56th installment will visit galleries, art house theaters, universities and media arts centers throughout the world through February 2019.… Read the rest

NMU Presents ‘Sweeney Todd’

October 19, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 19, 2018 – Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre will present the dark and haunting musical Sweeney Todd in time for the Halloween season. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 -Saturday, Oct. 27 and Tuesday, Oct. 30-Saturday, Nov. 3. An additional 1 p.m. matinee is scheduled Nov. 3.

Sweeney Todd is based on the book by Hugh Wheeler, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. It was the winner of eight Tony Awards. The musical tells the unsettling tale of a Victorian-era barber who returns home to London after 15 years of exile to take revenge on the corrupt judge who ruined his life. When revenge eludes him, Sweeney swears vengeance on the entire human race, murdering as many people as he can, while his business associate Mrs. Lovett bakes the bodies into meat pies and sells them to the unsuspecting public.… Read the rest

Players de Noc Present Two One-Act Plays

October 16, 2018

Escanaba, MIOctober 16, 2018 – Players de Noc present a double-feature of one-act plays on October 18, 19, & 20 at 8:00 pmI Don’t Mind That You’re Ugly and Love, Loss and What I Wore are the one-acts featured.

For more information visit Players’ de Noc website.… Read the rest

Fresh Coast Film Festival – October 18-21

October 13, 2018

Marquette, MI – The Fresh Coast Film Festival is the first of its kind: a documentary film festival celebrating the outdoor lifestyle, water-rich environment and resilient spirit of the Great Lakes and Upper Midwest. The festival will gather the best in environmental and cultural filmmaking from around the world while creating a venue for, and building a culture of, Great Lakes storytelling.… Read the rest

Westwood Shakespeare Company Presents “Leaf it to the Professionals”

October 13, 2018

Ishpeming, MIOctober 13, 2018 – An encore presentation of Leaf it to the Professionals with the Westwood Shakespeare Company (WSC) will take place Wednesday, October 17 at 7:00 PM at the Patriot Performing Arts Theatre (PPAT).

Tickets are available at the door $10 for adults, $8 for students or $5 per seat for groups of five persons or more. Tickets are also available in advance for $5 from cast members.

Season tickets for all shows including both improv and the Shakespeare offerings for all of the 2018-2019 season are also available: $100 for family season tickets and $60 for individual season tickets. Depending on the size of your family and/or the number of shows you attend that amounts to as little as $1 or $2 a show!!!

The second semester will feature more improv and a “scene show” featuring various scenes from numerous Shakespearean plays.… Read the rest

Forest Roberts Theatre Presents Fringe Festival

October 3, 2018

Marquette, MI October 3, 2018 – Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre will present “Fringe Festival: Fighting for the Arts.” Each production is a collection of theater, music and dance pieces performed, directed and choreographed by NMU students. Productions will include Doubt, a contemporary dance piece with original choreography by Shannon Stilwell; Beauté, a contemporary dance piece with original choreography by Jill Grundstrom; Jule, an excerpt from a swashbuckler comedy by Shelley Russell; and Twelfth Night, an excerpt from the famous comedy by William Shakespeare.

Performances are scheduled in the James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4-Saturday, Oct. 6, and Wednesday, Oct. 10-Saturday, Oct. 13. There will be an additional 1 p.m. matinee on Saturday, Oct. 13. Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for high school students, and $5 for NMU students.… Read the rest

5th Annual Soo Film Festival – September 12-16

September 7, 2018

Sault Ste. Marie, MI – Soo Film Festival marks year five in 2018. The festival is once again headquartered in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, with films screening September 12-16 at the historic Soo Theatre and Bayliss Public Library, a Superior District Library.… Read the rest

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