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Vice President of Programming, Producing Artistic Director
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
At Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, James Rocco is responsible for producing, presenting and booking theatrical programming on the Main Stage (1,900 seats) and The McKnight Theatre (300 seats). He is a member of The Broadway League, Elephant Eye Theatricals, Five Cent Productions and the Independent Producers’ Network, where he has participated as a producing partner on “Legally Blonde,” “The Color Purple,” “Curtains” and “Edward Scissorhands.” Rocco’s focus for all aspects of programming at the Ordway is to bring the world to the Twin Cities’ front door – this includes Broadway touring musicals, international music artists, shows produced right in the Twin Cities and more. His unique experiences on both sides of the footlight have given him a deep understanding of administrative, technical and artistic elements of every production. Rocco will talk about how all the elements come together in well-balanced performing arts season.
Sponsor Young Alumni: The Alumni Association is offering a new
opportunity for alumni to share the First Friday Speaker Series
experience and sponsor young alumni – specifically, undergraduate alumni
of the last three years – to attend. Sponsors do not have to attend
the event themselves, and they can sponsor any number of young alumni
they choose. Sponsored young alumni will be chosen and seated randomly
from among respondents to a monthly young-alumni call for attendees.
Parking: Surface lot parking is available.
Shuttle: A free shuttle will depart at 11:30 a.m. from the St.
Thomas Minneapolis campus on the corner of Harmon Pl. and 10th St. The
shuttle will return to the campus immediately following the luncheon