Applause and curtain calls

​If you’re a fan of all things musical like me, listen up!

Since 1972, the Chester Fritz Auditorium stage has hosted numerous legendary performances and with upcoming events ranging from Broadway to Beethoven and Christmas bells to steel drums, The Fritz’s 2014-15 schedule is sure to please a wide variety of tastes.

At just over 2,300 seats, Chester Fritz is the perfect size to host musical theater and intimate concerts. Its top notch sound system, renowned acoustics and auditorium layout are such that it makes you feel at one with the production.

Experience a little of the auditorium’s great history by strolling down the halls lined with autographed pictures of past performers, just some of whom include Kenny Rogers, Wayne Newton, Cliff Richard, Jewel, Bette Midler and Manhattan Transfer. When you’re in the lobby, make sure to look up and enjoy the iconic beauty of the Starcher Chandelier. Custom made in Italy, it is lighted by approximately 30 lamps and blends 5,550 lead crystal beads, prisms and tear drops.

Whether it’s a family outing or date night out, Chester Fritz Auditorium has been the place to go for over 40 years. And no matter what show (or shows) you choose, it’s guaranteed to be a performance worthy of a standing ovation.

  • November 7, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m. – “Elf: The Broadway Musical”
  • November 17, 2014 @ 8 p.m. – UND Steel Pan/Drum Ensemble
  • December 6, 2014 @ 7 p.m. – UND Music Presents: Winter wUNDerland
  • December 16, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m. – Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Show
  • December 20, 2014 @ 3 p.m. – Lorie Line Holiday Musical Extravaganza
  • February 18, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m. – “Mamma Mia”
  • February 28, 2015 @ 2 p.m. – “The Lightning Thief”
  • March 1, 2015 @ 3 p.m. – “The Church Basement Ladies: The Last Potluck Supper”
  • March 3, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m. – “Memphis: The Musical”
  • March 26, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m. – Simple Three

April 11, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m. – Elijah: Featuring the Grand Forks Chorale & UND Department of Music

Tickets for all events are available at the Chester Fritz Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone 701-772-5151 or online at For additional information, including new events that may be added, visit the CVB website or call 701-777-4090/800-375-4068.