We are excited to welcome back the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra for their second performance at the Algoma Performing Arts Center. They performed for a full house in 2016. The ensemble made up of students of Michigan Tech University and members of the surrounding community will arrive in Algoma around midnight after performing in Crystal Falls, MI on Thursday evening. Their performance in Algoma will begin at 11:00am on Friday after which they will depart for Ironwood, MI. The Algoma PAC performance is free and open to the public. The KSO will complete the tour in their hometown of Houghton, MI on Saturday evening.
New to the Algoma PAC on Saturday, April 21 is The Rogue Theater. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults. Plenty of great seats are still available and tickets will be sold at the door.
We are excited to welcome this ensemble from Door County for the first time. If it’s been a while since you have seen some live theater, please come join us for the Rogue Theater’s murder mystery, “Eat, Drink, and Be Murdered.” While this show is perfectly appropriate for all ages, young children might have difficulty following the twists and turns of the plot.
Here’s a snippet from the Rogue Theater’s teaser:
“Wrap your presents and put on your party hats, because Rogue Theater is about to unveil a mystery dinner show about an 80th birthday party attended by two feuding Irish families trying to get their hands on the Wild Irish Rose Whiskey recipe.
Directed by Stuart Champeau and written by Tony Schwartz and Marylou Ambrose, the show, Eat, Drink, and Be Murdered, takes place at an 80th birthday party, where the McFaddens and the O’Rileys have congregated to honor the family matriarch, Grandma Rose. Trouble is, the two clans have hated each other for decades. The hatred escalated when Rose, an O’Riley, married Finian McFadden and gave him the O’Riley’s secret whiskey recipe. Now the McFaddens are filthy rich and the O’Rileys are forced to work for them at the Wild Irish Rose Distillery.
Audience members will get to cheer and boo as the two feuding families go after each other. Besides Grandma Rose, they’ll meet Conor, Rose’s ruthless son, who runs the distillery; Seamus O’Riley, Rose’s nephew who works as foreman and dreams of taking over; Father Mike O’Riley, a priest with a lot to hide; Kathleen, Conor’s wife who has secrets of her own; Hannah O’Riley, Rose’s bitter, old-maid sister; and Nurse Kelly, Rose’s mysterious caretaker.”