Showing off at the Fritz
Move over Big Apple, Grand Forks is stealing some of the spotlight when it comes to bringing in top-notch shows! Since 1972, the Chester Fritz Auditorium stage has hosted numerous legendary performances in a variety of genres. With events ranging from Broadway musicals to Moscow’s ballet, their current schedule promises not to disappoint.
At just over 2,300 seats, Chester Fritz is the perfect size to host musical theater and intimate concerts. The superb 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 the Oak Ridge Boys, Foreigner, John Mellencamp, Bette Midler and Jerry Seinfeld. 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!
- September 7, 2018, 8 PM – Jim Breuer Live (comedy)
- October 13, 2018, 7:30 PM – “Roy Orbison in Dreams” (hologram tribute show)
- November 3, 2018, 7:30 PM – “Elf” (Broadway musical)
- November 19, 2018, 8 PM – UND Steel Pan Drum Ensemble (Calypso music)
- November 25, 2018, 3 PM – Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker”
- December 1, 2018, 2 PM – Winter wUNDerland Concert (holiday music)
- December 15, 2018, 3 PM – Lorie Line & her Pop Chamber Orchestra (holiday musical production)
- January 8, 2019, 6:30 PM – “Cinderella” (Broadway musical)
- February 4, 2019, 7:30 PM – “Rock of Ages” (Broadway musical)
- February 12, 2019, 6:30 PM – “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” (children’s show)
Tickets for all events are available at the Chester Fritz Box Office or online at Ticketmaster. For additional information, including new events that may be added, please call 701-777-4090 or visit the website.