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Arts Center Gallery

Upcoming Performances and Events

Art Gallery

Lloyd Eddy Exhibit January 13 through February 27

Dead Man's Cell Phone

March 27 & 28 @ 7:30pm
March 29 @ 2:30pm

An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet cafe. A stranger at the next table who has had enough and a dead man--with a lot of loose ends. So begins Dead Man's Cell Phone, a wildly imaginative new comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist, Sarah Ruhl. A work about how we memorialize the dead--and how that remembering changes us--it is the odyssey of a woman and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world. Film Noir, meets graphic novel, meets, the bizarre.

ComedySportz College Team

January 23 @ 7:30
February 12 @ 7:30
April 10 @ 7:30

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 is hilarious. The game-show format 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


March 11 @ 7:00PM
Limited Seating Available. To request a ticket, please contact LIVE broadcast will be available on the day of the event.

6 Speakers from Lake Superior State University and the LSSU Community.

Chicago Boyz

February 10 @ 8:00pm
Free for LSSU Students ! Non LSSU student tickets are $12 for adult, $10 for seniors, and $5 for under 18

Did you check out the Chicago Boyz on America's Got Talent? Well they are coming to LSSU!

Nelson Illusions

January 30, 2015, 7:30pm

Nelson Illusions is the largest touring illusion show in the United States, carrying over 30,000 pounds of equipment, and is 3 times larger than any other touring illusion show. Nelson Illusions features the largest illusion ever seen: the 21-foot-long Drill of Death which goes through a woman and lifts her 18 feet in the air. Nelson Illusions is a one-of-a-kind theatrical spectacle that combines rare & original illusions from around the world with award winning, jaw-dropping magic.

Festival of Tress

December 5, 2014, 7:00pm

A Dancer's Winter Wonderland
Bidding on trees opens November 24 - December 5
To donate a tree, holiday item, or for more information, contact Deborah Choszczyk at (906)635-2265 or
Sponsored by the LSSU Dance Company

A Laker Christmas

December 6, 2014, 7:30pm
Admission by Donation

Usher in the holiday season with the LSSU Chorus, LSSU Community Chorus and Orchestra, and STARS Youth Ochestra, directed by Dottie Case

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

PROOF – A Theatrical Reading of a Pulitzer Prize Winning Play

December 10, 2014, 7:30pm
FREE (beware of adult language)

The story: The daughter of a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician, recently deceased, tries to come to grips with her possible inheritance: his insanity. Complicating matters are one of her father's ex-students who wants to search through his papers and her estranged sister who shows up to help settle his affairs.

Our Town

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

“It is probably the finest play ever written by an American.” — Edward Albee

Ustad Shafaat Kahn

Ustad Shafaat Khan, world-renowned classical Indian musician, debuted at the age of 11 in the King’s Lynn Festival opened by the Queen Mother. Since then he has performed worldwide at many prestigious concert halls, music festivals, universities in India, Pakistan, Japan, Russia, China, Malaysia, UK, Germany, France, and Italy, and other European countries. He has played at events that were inaugurated by numerous dignitaries, including Presidents and Primes Ministers of various countries around the world. He has shared a television performance with Ray Charles in Germany and recently performed alongside Stevie Wonder at the Bonaroo Festival—one of the largest music festivals in the United States. He has performed in almost all of the major cities in the US. Through his music he has helped raise money for various charitable purposes including concerts for world peace, flood victims, disabled children, battered women, and tsunami victims amongst other causes serving those who are in need.

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.

Gerry Mooney

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


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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