Performing Arts

2022-23 Performing Arts Series

Rare Stories of Dis-Ease

RARE Stories of Dis-ease
  • Saturday, October 22, 7:30 p.m. | Student Center, Edson Auditorium of the Edward J and Helen Jane Morrison Performing Arts Center


Sod House Theater of Minneapolis performs its production of RARE: Stories of Dis-ease to help bring greater awareness and a deeper understanding of the medical, economic, psychological, and social challenges facing people with rare diseases. Act 2 will consist of an interactive discussion of medical professionals and people affected by a rare disease, giving a short presentation, and answering questions from the audience. The play was developed through a collaboration between The University of Minnesota’s Center for Orphan Drug Research and the Department of Theater Arts and Dance. The theme of abandonment and isolation resonate strongly with people who have a rare disease as well as their families and loved ones.



The Fargo Moorhead Ballet

Fargo Moorhead Ballet
  • Saturday, January 28, 6 p.m. | Student Center, Edson Auditorium of the Edward J and Helen Jane Morrison Performing Arts Center


Fargo-Moorhead Ballet is a regional professional dance performance company recognized and respected nationally for its original choreography, employment of quality artists, and the continuing creative development of the company’s educational and outreach programming. FMBallet presents a multidisciplinary repertoire from ballet, jazz, moderns, and tap, under the artistic direction of Matt Gasper.


  • Thursday, April 13, 7:30 p.m. | Edson Auditorium of the Edward J and Helen Jane Morrison Performing Arts Center


Artrageous is a troupe of multi-talented Live performance artists, world-class singers and recording artists, highly trained dancers, audience motivators, and veteran musicians hailing from the high desert of New Mexico. Their high-energy performance integrates ALL ARTS on ONE STAGE, combined with humor and interaction in a frenzy of movement and color. Artrageous has a passion for all things art and community, and they bring their message of the arts being an integral and valuable part of human existence to the stage, leaving their audience of all ages singing, dancing, and clapping along.


All Performing Arts Series events for the 2022-2023 season are open to the public and free of charge.  No tickets are required.

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. The use of cameras, recording devices, pagers, and cellular phones is 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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