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Raising the curtain

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Wanna take a trip to the Great White Way without ever leaving Greater Grand Forks?  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 2015-16 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, Dolly Parton, LeAnn Rhimes, Jewel, Air Supply and Bette Midler.  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 …

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Kid friendly

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If you have kids – or you’re just a kid at heart – Greater Grand Forks has tons of awesome activities and events!   For outdoor fun, head to East Grand Forks and the brand new Sherlock Forest Playground.  There are also several other parks, on both sides of the river, with great play equipment, basketball hoops and areas to rollerblade, skateboard, fly a kite or simply just frolic in the sun.   Feel like staying indoors?  The Canad Inns Destination Center features an amazing water park and mega arcade for guests and non-guests alike.  Pay a visit to the Northern Lights Model Railroad Museum or stop by the rock climbing wall located in the Grand Cities Mall.  The First Seasons Community Center, sponsored by the Grand Forks Park District, offers indoor playground equipment and other fun things to occupy the day.  The whole family will want to explore the Cabela’s store in East Grand Forks.  It features a 10,000 gallon aquarium filled with indigenous fish, a trout stream and numerous wild game mounts.   There are also plenty of special events coming up that both children and adults will enjoy:   -Preschool Story Time, every Tuesday, Grand Forks Public …

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Worthy of an encore

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With events ranging from Broadway to ballet and kids’ shows to comedy theatre, the Chester Fritz upcoming schedule is sure to please a wide variety of tastes.  You’ll also appreciate their renowned acoustics and auditorium layout, which make you feel at one with the production.  No matter what show (or shows) you choose, it’s guaranteed to be a performance worthy of a standing ovation. -Mannheim Steamroller on November 13, at 7 p.m. -UND Band & Wind Ensemble on November 29, at 7:30 p.m. -Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” on November 30, at 7 p.m. -Lorie Line & Her Fab 5: “Christmas Bells are Ringing” on December 17, at 3 p.m. -Monty Python’s “Spamalot” on January 12, at 7:30 p.m. -UND Band & Wind Ensemble on March 6, at 7:30 p.m. -“Damn Yankees” on April 1, at 7:30 p.m. -Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show on on April 13, at 7:30 p.m. -“Charlotte’s Web” on April 15, at 2 p.m. -UND Band & Wind Ensemble on April 26, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for all events are available at the Chester Fritz Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 701.772.5151 and online.  For additional information, including new events that may be added, …

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