Marquette 365 / Second Skin Shop

Kaufman Auditorium and Second Skin Shop present a community dance production of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Ballet, Saturday, Dec. 7th at 1pm and 7pm.  Both performances take place at Kaufman Auditorium.  This year's ballet is set in a Medieval & Scottish Highland Dinner Party, including live music from local celtic group The Knockabouts.

Camilla Mingay (Second Skin Shop) came to Public Radio 90 to speak more about what is new to the ballet experience this year:

Superior Arts Youth Theater

The word Frozen brings to mind at least two things; our frozen Great Lakes in winter, and the Disney film based upon Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen, and all the sing-a-longs of "Let it Go" that you can muster.  However, Disney's Frozen Jr.  is also the next production of the Superior Arts Youth Theater in Marquette, MI.  Based on the 2018 Broadway musical, Frozen, Jr. brings the characters of Elsa, Anna and the land of Arendelle to life.  You'll hear all the familar songs (along with new songs from the Broadway production).  It opens Thursday, November 21st at the Forest Roberts Theatre in Marquette.

We had a chance to talk with Young Elsa (played by the young actress Avonlea) and the director (SAYT and Forest Roberts Theatre/NMU alum Jill Vermeulen) all about their experiences and excitement they have about Frozen Jr:

Ore Dock Brewing Company

The final Pop-Up Vinyl Record Show of 2019 will happen at the Ore Dock Brewing Company, November 7 - 10.  Vinyl records, as well as compact discs, cassettes, stickers, posters and various assorted media will be available on the second floor Community Space starting at 4pm Thursday, November 7th.

We spoke with Jon Teichman, one of the curators of the event:

Kurt Hauswirth / Public Radio 90

Next time on Peninsula Performances,

Honor the service of our Veterans with music from the November 2018 NMU Choir Veteran’s Day Concert, along with other works that pay tribute to our Armed Forces.

The program will consist of patriotic music from composers such as William Billings, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Samuel Ward and more.

Tune in Friday at 8pm ET, and again Tuesday at 1pm ET on Public Radio 90, WNMU-FM 90.1 in Marquette, or online at

November at the Bonifas means Exhibits, Events, and Education.  The Northern Exposure exhibit runs from Nov. 7 - Dec. 19, and is the UP's longest running art competition.  Tracy Anderson will exhibit works in the Studio Gallery Nov. 6 - Dec. 18.

Sue Roll, Executive Director, spoke with Kurt Hauswirth on the phone about what patrons can expect in November:

Kurt Hauswirth / Public Radio 90

Next time on Peninsula Performances,

Guitarist Ana Vidovic visited the campus of Northern Michigan University on multiple occasions, and on this program we’ll turn to her 2008 and 2012 visits as part of the Pine Mountain Music Festival.

Tune in Friday at 8pm ET on Public Radio 90 or

Forest Roberts Theatre / Northern Michigan University

How do we change the conversation surrounding climate change? By examining and relating to the people and places we love. Forest Roberts Theatre & Dance at NMU presents a collaborative lecture, dance, multimedia, and live music performance with the new dance company, co/lab collective, the OM music group, and Professor Jessica Thompson in What We Leave Behind: Addressing Climate Change Through Dance.

Bill Digneit, Director of Forest Roberts Theatre & Dance, came to Public Radio 90 to talk about this collaborative effort:

Camilla Mingay / Second Skin Shop

The Nutcracker Ballet has been a holiday staple in the Marquette community for years.  This year, a new event in support of both the Nutcracker Ballet and the U.P. Children's Museum is happening about a month ahead of the ballet performance.  Second Skin Shop & U.P. Children's Museum will present a Nutcracker Tea Party; at this event, attendees will have the opportunity to have Tea with the Nutcracker, take part in a Gift Basket Drawing, and decorate Pointe shoes.

Camilla Mingay (Second Skin Shop) came to Public Radio 90 to speak more about the event:

Public Radio 90

burlesque entertainment is defined as a "theatrical entertainment of a broadly humorous, often earthy character consisting of short turns, comic skits, and sometimes striptease acts."  In essence, a way to make the serious become a little less serious.  In terms of a person's self-expression, it can be a powerful and positive force of self-esteem.

A special Burlesque Workshop will be presented Monday, Oct. 28th at Queen City Arts in Marquette, and special guest Vyxsin (of "The Amazing Race" and "Unfinished Business" fame) will help those who want a boost of self-esteem or want to express themselves differently.

In conversation at Public Radio 90, Vyxsin explains that burlesque is more than what it seems:

Kurt Hauswirth / Public Radio 90

The musical Rocky Horror Show is being presented in its 21st production, starting Friday, October 25th 2019.  A theatrical institution in the Marquette area, both members of the community and students from Northern Michigan University have come together for years to put on the cult show.  In his 18th year as the lead role, Bobby Glenn Brown returns as Frank-N-Furter.

Bobby came to Public Radio 90 to speak further about this year's production, how things have evolved over the years in his perspective, and hinted at changes and surprises this time around: