Taking center stage
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 remaining 2016 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, LeAnn Rimes, Jewel, Cliff Richard 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 no matter what show (or shows) you choose, it’s guaranteed to be a performance worthy of a standing ovation.
- September 10, 2016 at 7 PM – Tim Hawkins
- September 24, 2016 at 7:30 PM – “Once: The Musical”
- September 28, 2016 at 7:30 PM – Celtic Thunder
- October 17, 2016 at 8 PM – Gordon Lightfoot
- October 29, 2016 at 7:30 PM – Greatest Singing Groups of the 60s
- November 4, 2016 at 7:30 PM – John Mellencamp
- November 7, 2016 at 8 PM – UND Steel Drum Ensemble
- November 22, 2016 at 7:30 PM – Manheim Steamroller
- November 25, 2016 at 7 PM – Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
- November 27, 2016 at 7 PM – Oak Ridge Boys
- December 3, 2016 at 7 PM – Winter wUNDerland Concert
- December 17, 2016 at 3 PM – Lorie Line: A Merry Little Christmas
Tickets for all events are available at the Chester Fritz Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone 701-772-5151 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. For additional information, including new events that may be added, visit the Chester Fritz website or call 701-777-4090/800-375-4068.