Kreft Center for the Arts at Concordia University Ann Arbor

Concordia University Ann Arbor is pleased to announce the fall 2022 semester line-up.

Through the generous support of Karl and Shirley Kreft, the Kreft Arts Program strives to inspire the artistic, intellectual, and creative experiences of CUAA students and surrounding community members. This fall, the program welcomes artists of various disciplines and backgrounds to campus to enlighten others and share their unique insights.

The fall 2022 schedule, listed below, is open to the public. Outside the theatre department’s spring musical, all the events are free. Guests are invited to simply show up. Click here to view a campus map. 

Born to Dye: Chris Niemiec

Tuesday, August 30th through Sunday, October 30th | Kreft Art Gallery

Related: More about Chris Niemiec

Culture Corner: Dr. Farah Kamw

Tuesday, September 13th at 3:30 p.m. | Manor Living Room

Join us as Dr. Farah Kamw discusses growing up in Iraq and immigrating to the USA.

Musical Theatre Dance-Audition Workshop

Thursday, September 15th at 6:00 p.m. | Black Box Theatre

Meet renowned local choreographer Tricia Wise for a workshop on what directors are looking for at auditions. Preregistration Required

The Music of Star Wars

Wednesday, September 21st at 7:00 p.m. | Detroit, Michigan

Experience John Williams’ music from Star Wars played by the Detroit Symphony Orchestral Relive your favorite musical moments from the original trilogy as well as the prequels and sequels. Transportation provided. Free for CUAA Students. Preregistration Required.

Pierre Bensusan: Guitar Concert

Thursday, October 6th at 8:00 p.m. | Chapel of the Holy Trinity

World Music fingerstyle guitar master Pierre Bensusan supporting “Azwan” about our oneness and interconnectivity in the midst of a unifying global crisis.

Annual Music Department Outdoor Concert

Tuesday, October 18th at 6:00 p.m. | Manor Porch

Enjoy the outdoors and music performed by CUAA students in the third annual outdoor music concert.

CUAA Theatre Production of ‘Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express’

Thursday, October 27th through Sunday, October 30th | Black Box Theatre

Join Concordia Theatre Department for a suspenseful and thrilling night of entertainment with their production of “Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express” adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig.

Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed eight times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, the passengers rely on detective Hercule Poirot to identify the murderer – in case he or she decides to strike again.


  • $15 General Admission
  • $10 Students (<18) and Senior (65+)
  • Free for CUAA Students/Faculty/Staff


  • Thursday, October 27th at 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 28th at 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 29th at 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 30th at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets go on sale October 1, 2022. To order (when available), click HERE.

“Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

Veterans Art

November 4th through November 25th | Kreft Art Gallery

Concordia University Ann Arbor is celebrating our nation’s service members and veterans with a fantastic three-week exhibition of art created by veterans. The exhibit opens at 6 p.m., November 4th, 2022, in our Kreft Arts Gallery and runs until November 25th.

Trip to CUW Theatre: Pride and Prejudice

Friday, November 11th through Saturday, November 12th | Concordia University Wisconsin

Travel with us to CUW for an overnight visit to see Pride and Prejudice and get to know CUW’s theatre community. Transportation and Housing Provided. Preregistration Required.

Concordia Vespers

Sunday, November 13th at 5:00 p.m. | Chapel of the Holy Trinity

Placing side-by side the proclamation of the Word and important works within a historical liturgical context, this time-honored tradition invites God’s people to respond through singing and prayers, inspired through music and the teaching of God’s Word. Free and open to everyone.

Elisa Schulz

November 29th through January 20th | Kreft Art Gallery

Elisa Schulz is a local photographer who enjoys delivering gifts through a fun shooting experience. Come join us this fall as she fills the Kreft Art Gallery with some of her finest pieces.

Boars Head Festival

Friday, December 2nd through Sunday, December 4th | Chapel of the Holy Trinity

Join us during your holiday season for our annual production of the Boar’s Head Festival. We look forward to sharing the miracle of Christ’s birth and the telling of the Christmas story in this Concordia classic!


  • Friday, December 2nd at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 3rd at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 4th at 1:00 p.m.

Band and Orchestra Concert

Thursday, December 8th at 7:30 p.m. | Black Box Theatre

Related: Kreft Lineup featured on Click on Detroit

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