Archives—October 2012

Celebrate Halloween at the Rozsa with “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940”

Musical Comedy MurdersThe Tech Theatre Company presents the “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940,” by playwright John Bishop, a hilarious “who done it” that pokes fun at 1940s movie thrillers and campy musical comedies. Don’t miss this pitch-perfect Halloween theatrical production, sure to tickle the funny bone and make for an enjoyable night out at the Rozsa Center.

Read more at Tech Today, by Bethany Jones.

Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

“The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 is a deceptively intricate work. I hope the audience will appreciate the play at its rudimentary style of farce. At the same time, the play will tickle the intellectual funny bone of those patrons who have experienced 1930s musical comedies (theatre and film), 1930s horror films and the likely familiar ‘who-done-it?’…”

~Trish Helsel, director

Read more at the VPA Blog.

“The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940”

Read more at the Michigan Tech Lode, by Corey Saari.


KSO Concert Tour

KSO Tour 2012With the combined talent of over 60 musicians, the musical director says the goal of “From Russia with Love” is to tell a story.

“‘Sleeping Beauty,’ ‘Antar Symphony,’ the Shostakovich Symphony, the fascinating history of the mockery of the Stalin regime through a symphony. It’s a compelling program and a compelling educational program and its musical merit is very compelling,” Neves said.

The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra performances:

Norway-Vulcan Performing Arts Center Thursday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets $10 and $5 for students

Marquette’s Kaufman Auditorium Saturday, October 27 at 7 p.m.
Tickets $12 for adults and $5 for students

Escanaba’s William Oliver Auditorium Sunday, October 28 at 2 p.m.
Tickets $10 adults $5 for students

Read more at Upper Michigans Source, by Gabrielle Mays.


2012 Northern Lights Film Festival, November 1, 2 and 3

Northern Lights Film FestivalThe 8th Annual Northern Lights Film Festival will be held November 1, 2 and 3rd in McArdle
Theatre on the Michigan Tech Campus. Featured this year are filmmaker Ray Tintori and the
award-winning dramatic film Beasts of the Southern Wild (Zeitlin 2012). Tintori headed up the special effects unit for the film and is a member of the independent filmmaking collective Court 13. Tintori will introduce the film on Friday evening at 7 p.m. and participate in a Q&A following the film. Beasts will be shown again at 9:30 p.m. on Friday. On Saturday at 2 p.m., Tintori will screen some of his short films and music videos and join in an informal discussion with students and festival-goers about independent filmmaking.

Other festival highlights include recent award-winning documentaries and narratives films including El Velador (Natalia Almada, 2012), The Interrupters (Steve James, 2011), Only the Young (Elizabeth James and Jason Tippet, 2012) and The Arbor (Barnard, 2010). The festival will conclude with Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) with Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly.

The Northern Lights Film Festival is sponsored by the departments of Humanities and Visual and Performing Arts and Cin/Optic Communication and Media Enterprise Team. It is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Erin Smith at smitherin@mtu.edu or (906) 487-3263. Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer.

The full schedule and information about the films are available at: http://hdmzweb.hu.mtu.edu/wp/nlff2012 or visit the Humanities Department website http://www.mtu.edu/humanities quick links section.

Film Festival a success

Read more at the Michigan Tech Lode, by Nicole Iutzi.




Kilpela’s Student is Selected to Display Art in the State Capitol

Lindsey LichtLindsey Licht, a fifth-year exercise science major, is also an artist, and two of her sketches have been selected for display in the House of Representatives Office Building in Lansing, part of the annual Art in the House exhibit.

Licht’s teacher is pleased. “I have had Lindsey in several art classes,” says Susan Kilpela, senior lecturer in visual and performing arts.

Read more at Michigan Tech News, by Dennis Walikainen.



KSO Begins a Four-city UP Tour: “From Russia With Love”

The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra presents the first night of a four-city concert tour of an electric all-Russian concert, “From Russia with Love,” at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, in the Rozsa Center.

Read more at Tech Today, by Bethany Jones.

KSO to Begin Season with Russian Music, Tour

Read more at the Michigan Tech Lode.

KSO to present all-Russian concert

Bathe in the luxurious beauty of Russian exoticism as the KSO performs works by Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Shostakovich.

Read more at the VPA Blog.


Stratford Shakespeare Company Offers High School Workshops at Michigan Tech

ShakespeareFour Actors from the Stratford Shakespeare Company will be on campus Monday, Oct. 22. Workshops will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, 1 to 3 p.m., and 4 to 6 p.m., in the McArdle Theatre. Schools may attend one of these times. The workshops are appropriate for English and Theatre classes and are free. The actors will lead exercises in exploring the text of various plays.

To attend, contact Professor Roger Held (VPA) at 487-1080 or rheld@mtu.edu .