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2018-19 Performing Arts Series


  • Saturday, October 6, 2018 

A five-part a’cappella vocal ensemble made up of young women from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, Nobuntu celebrates through their songs and dance the identities of African women. Their voices and energy and their breathtaking performances combine for an experience that communicates with the human side of anyone.

This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Crane Group.

The Griffin Theatre's Letters Home

  • Friday, October 26, 2018
Letters Home brings the current wars in Afghanistan and Iraq front and center through letters written by soldiers serving in the Middle East. The production is inspired by the New York Times’ “The Things They Wrote” an HBO’s Last Letters Home and draws on Frank Schaeffer’s Voices From the Front, Letters Home From America’s Military Family, Faith of Our Sons, and Keeping Faith. Without politicizing, the play paints a powerful portrait of the soldier experience in the ongoing wars.

Tami Lee Hughes, The Legacy Show

  • Friday, February 1, 2019

Tami Lee Hughes is a premier concert violinist and recording artist of immense versatility, who captivates audiences with her lavish sound and rich artistry. Since making her debut with the National Symphony Orchestra, she has toured extensively, championing traditional repertoire and the music of African-American composers. The Legacy Show celebrates cultural contributions of African-American composers past and present.

Polynesian Paradise Dancers

  • Saturday, March 2, 2019

Akemi Welsh started Polynesian Paradise (PPD), a professional Polynesian entertainment company specializing in the traditional dances and music of the Polynesian Islands, in 1993. The company since has had the honor of sharing its culture with audiences across the globe: PPD has visited 40 states and done 10 international tours, “spreading Aloha around the world.”


Tickets may be ordered online, by phone at 320-589-6077, by mail through the 2018–19 Performing Arts Series brochure, or in person at the University of Minnesota, Morris Office of Student Activities, lower level of the Student Center. Season ticket buyers will receive a packet of tickets for all events upon purchase. Individual event tickets sold in advance will be mailed out two weeks before each event. Free 20-minute parking is available around Cougar Circle. Unpaid reservations are not accepted. Tickets are nonrefundable.

Ticket Prices


Patrons $100
Benefactors $150
Sustainer $200

Season tickets:

Great savings! Best seats! Vital support of the arts! Save more than 30% when you purchase season tickets—it’s like seeing one event for free!

Adult $52
Family $140
Faculty/Staff $48
Senior $32
Youth $32
UMM Student $16

Individual Performances:

Adult $20
Senior $15
Youth $15
UMM Student $7

Tickets may be ordered by mail or in person at the UMM Student Activities Office. Credit card orders may also be placed by phone. Unpaid reservations are not accepted. Tickets are not refundable. For more information please contact:

UMM Office of Student Activities

House Policies

The house will be opened 30 minutes before curtain, with the approval of the performers. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the management. Use of cameras, recording devices, pagers, and cellular phones are prohibited during performances.


The Student Center and Edson Auditorium are accessible to people with disabilities. Phonic Ear Enhancement systems are available to amplify stage dialogue or music. TTY service is available through the UMM Information Center at 320-589-6123. All events are wheelchair accessible.

To request disability accommodations, please contact the University of Minnesota, Morris Disabilities Services at 320-589-6178 at your earliest convenience, but no later than 48 hours prior to each event.


Free event parking is available in the North Parking Lot and West Parking Lot. Convenient passenger drop-off points and handicapped parking spots are located at both the north and south entrances of the Student Center.

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