Arts and Culture

World-Premiere Ballet at NMU

Jan. 16, 2019 —

Northern Michigan University Theater and Dance will present the world premiere of the full-length ballet, East of the Sun, West of the Moon. This twist on the classic Scandinavian folk tale features original choreography by director Jill Grundstrom and original music composed by Griffin Candey. The production is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, through Saturday, Jan. 26, in Forest Roberts Theatre. Admission is $15 for general public, $10 for students and $5 for NMU students. All theatre and dance majors and minors are invited to attend free of charge.

Lanctot Exhibits Paintings at Deo Gallery

Dec. 8, 2021 —
As director of Northern Michigan University's DeVos Art Museum, Emily Lanctot is used to showcasing the work of other artists. But now her own paintings are being featured in a solo exhibition at the Deo Gallery in the lower level of Peter White Public Library. Marquette's Office of Arts and Culture presents “People, Secrets and Snacks” through the month of December, with a public reception from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9.

NMU Presents 'Elf the Musical'

Nov. 18, 2021 —
Northern Michigan University Theatre and Dance will present Elf the Musical, a comedic holiday musical based on the well-known movie. Show times in Forest Roberts Theatre are at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Dec. 3-4 and Wednesday-Saturday, Dec. 8-11. A sensory friendly Theatre for All performance will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4. 

Mary Wright Public Art Remnants Sought

Nov. 9, 2021 —
For more than three decades, artist Mary Wright initiated a series of public art projects that helped Upper Peninsula communities connect meaningfully with their past. A committee planning a series of events to celebrate Wright's legacy is seeking help in identifying items from the various projects that are available and in displayable condition for an exhibition demonstrating her contributions to the region.