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Preview the Rozsa Visual and Performing Arts 2017-18 Arts Season!

Season Ticket Packages on Sale Aug. 1
Single tickets on sale Sept. 1

For a downloadable/printable list, click here
More details coming soon. Please note events are subject to change. 


China Gold- September 16, 2017 at 7:30PM

Part of the annual Parade of Nations celebrations. This spectacular international presentation features many feats of strength, speed, and agility. With uplifting choreography and cinematic music, China Gold is a sheer spectacle sure to captivate any audience.
Music-O-Rama - September 20, 2017 at 7:30 PM
All of the major music ensembles at Michigan Tech combine for a concert that celebrates the musical diversity of the Visual and Performing Arts Department.
Picasso at the Lapin Agile - October 12-14 & 18-20, 2017 at 7:30 PM in McArdle Theatre
Steve Martins' thoughtfully comedic look at the 20th century. Sitting down for a few drinks at the Lapin Agile major and imaginary figures of the 20th century join us and in an evening we live through the perspective shifting experience of the 20th century. A century in an evening that makes it impossible to experience reality in the same way ever again. Presented by the Tech Theatre Company.
Scrambling All The Way/50 Years of Bestriped Irreverence! - October 13, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Celebrating the Michigan Tech Pep Band's 50th year of scrambling.
PUSH Physical Theatre in Dracula - October 21, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Experience the award-winning PUSH Physical Theatre's adaptation of the classic horror story. In his hunt for immortality, Renfield stumbles upon the Amulet of the Vampir, a lost jewel buried in the legend of Dracula, The Master. Caged in a cell and under the watchful eye of The Doctor, Renfield uncovers the secrets of eternal life as a mysterious Maiden arrives at the asylum. As the ties that bind the living and the dead begin to unravel, the lines between heroes and the devil begin to blur.
Backstage Jazz - October 27-28, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Join us in Club Rozsa featuring the Jazz Lab Band and the Research & Development Big Band. The stage of the Rozsa is transformed into an historic jazz club with vintage atmosphere. The concerts are a "Jazz Buffet" with something for everyone - swing, funk, blues, Latin, fusion and originals.
Voices of Light/the Passion of Joan of Arc - November 2, 2017 at 7:30 PM
The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra and conScience: Michigan Tech Chamber Singers combine to perform Richard Einhorn's moving score to accompany the showing of The Passion of Joan of Arc, as part of the 41 North Film Festival.
Perfectly FRANK - November 11, 2017 at 7:30 PM
The Superior Winds Symphony is celebrating 85 years of the great Frank L. Battisti!
Fires in the Mirror - November 15-16 & November 30-December 2, 2017 at 7:30 PM in McArdle Theatre
Anna Devere Smith interviewed members of Brooklyn’s Crown Heights Community and using their own words assembled a retelling of their solemn road from hate and violence to understanding.  At once poignant and colored by powerful feelings, Fires in the  Mirror is an unusual evening of theatre taking us to the heart of disaster and understanding and bringing us home safe. Presented by the Tech Theatre Company.
Sinfonia Antartica - December 9, 2017 at 7:30 PM
The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra performs Vaughan Williams’ tragic winter symphony, Sinfonia antartica, for large orchestra, wind machine, women’s chorus, and soprano soloist.  This work traces the ill-fated Terra Nova Antarctic expedition in 1912, in which Captain Robert Scott attempted to be the first to reach the South Pole, but his entire party died on the return journey.
Landscape Concert - December 10, 2017 at 7:30 PM in McArdle Theatre
A concert of chamber music celebrating the Landscape, special places and the National Parks.
The Sound From Within Us - December 16, 2017 at 7:30 PM
The Michigan Tech Choirs and Superior Wind Symphony combine for a concert of American music written for wind band and voices.
The Mountaintop - January 23, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Winner of the prestigious Olivier Award for Best New Play, The Mountaintop is rife with humor and political jabs, while giving us a glimpse at the human side of Martin Luther King Jr. Hours after his famed final speech, punctuated by the immortal line, “I’ve been to the mountaintop,” the celebrated Reverend reveals his hopes, regrets, and fears, creating a masterful bridge between mortality and immortality.
Backstage Jazz - January 26-27, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Join us in Club Rozsa featuring the Jazz Lab Band and the Research & Development Big Band. The stage of the Rozsa is transformed into an historic jazz club with vintage atmosphere. The concerts are a "Jazz Buffet" with something for everyone - swing, funk, blues, Latin, fusion and originals.
Mardi Gras Party! - February 16, 2018 at 7:30 PM
The Superior Wind Symphony is celebrating grooves born in the US.
When You Comin’ Back, Red Ryder - February 22-24 & March 1-3, 2018 at 7:30 PM in McArdle Theatre
As children, some of us were raised on comic book and movie heroes.  We drank down stories of patriotism and glory and grew up playing roles that shaped our identity and inflated our stature. The employees and customers of Foster’s Diner in Hope, New Mexico, experience a terrorizing examination their personal desires and dreams when Teddy, a disillusioned biker, calls them out on living in made-up worlds. Emotionally charged and unpredictably brutal the play plunges from the mundane to frightening. Presented by the Tech Theatre Company.
Carnival of the Animals - February 24, 2018 at 7:30 PM
One of the great zoological works in the orchestral canon, Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saëns includes humorous depictions of elephants, donkeys, lions, hens, roosters, tortoises, kangaroos, and the famous “swan” for solo cello.  This concert, presented by the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra, also features two Russian masterworks: Shostakovich’s Festive Overture and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.
Ailey II - February 27, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Ailey II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers. With Artistic Director Troy Powell at the helm, Ailey II continues to thrive as he brings a fresh dimension to this beloved company.  Dance Magazine calls Ailey II "second to none."
Don Keranen Memorial Jazz Concert - March 23, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Fred Hersch Trio - March 24, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Grammy award-winning jazz pianist and composer, Fred Hersch, performs with his Trio at the Rozsa Center.
Scrap Arts Music - March 28, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Scrap Arts Music delivers intricate rhythms, raw energy, athletic choreography and the hottest –most inventive– reuse of materials on stage today. With instruments fashioned from industrial scrap and offbeat materials ranging from accordion parts to artillery shells, Scrap Arts Music’s original instruments and music are as visually striking as they are sonically riveting. Transcending language, culture and age, Scrap Arts Music offers a highly physical, wildly theatrical and thoroughly entertaining taste of the musical vanguard.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream - April 12-14, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Love abounds! Trickery and magic reveal lovers and fools. A Midsummer Night’s Dream brings together some of Shakespeare’s most memorable characters in a romantic and hilarious adventure. Lysander loves Hermia, but Hermia loves Demetrius. Trouble is Demetrius loves Helena who believes she loves Lysander! This is what happens when the love potion gets into the wrong hands. How does it end? Happily, of course! But the mad romantic romp won’t end until magic restores the lovers’ senses.
Beyond the Veil - April 20, 2018 at 7:30 PM
The choirs of Michigan Tech (Concert Choir and conScience: Michigan Tech Chamber Singers) combine for a concert that explores music at the margin, between love and loss, life and death, health and sickness.
Right Now - April 21, 2018 at 7:30 PM
The Superior Winds Symphony performs music by people you could meet.
Tchaikovsky’s Fifth - April 28, 2018 at 7:30 PM
The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra continues its symphonic tour of the great “fifth” symphonies by performing Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 in E minor.  The orchestra will perform this work on their Midwest concert tour in April 2018.