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What’s NEW at the Rogers Center?

June 08, 2016
Rogers Center for the Arts unveils new alumni pricing, new child pricing, Summer events, and more.
Rogers Center for the Arts

What’s NEW at the Rogers Center? 

The quick answer is “a whole lot”!

The Summer Fun Series returns, opening on August 3 at 7 pm when audiences can chill out with acoustic jazz and classical works performed by guitar master Gerry Johnston.  The FREE summer series also includes the eight-piece band The Jazz Disciples, Striving Artists Theater Company’s “Gatsby” inspired production of The Comedy of Errors, and the perfect three-part harmony of The Ladles, fresh off their summer tour. Then our most ambitious season to date opens in September, with over 80 events full of saints, sinners, space invaders, singers that swing, strings that sing, world class professional performances, showcases by our students, and more unexpected pleasures!


Merrimack College Alumni now have yet another reason to return to campus on a regular basis.  The Rogers Center for the Arts is happy to announce that Alumni Discounts on performances will go into effect starting this season. In addition, the Rogers Center has put into place a subscription program.  Patrons can purchase partial “create your own” season plans or a full season plan with discounts of 10-20% off the already discounted Alumni ticket prices. “We want to recognize that our alumni are a vital part of the Merrimack College community, and this is one small way we at the Rogers Center can do that,” said Fr. Richard Piatt, O.S.A., the director of the Rogers Center.  


Fr. Piatt, who also teaches theater for the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, as does Associate Director Evan Kelly, understands the importance of the arts in the development of the human person.  “When I was a child, my parents took great pains to make sure my sisters and I were able to appreciate the arts.  They took us to the orchestra, choral concerts, the ballet, museums, films,” says Piatt, “but being on a limited budget, they could only do so when there were inexpensive or free tickets available.”  So, the Rogers Center remains committed to low cost and free events as well. The “$10 for Children Under 10” ticket pricing plan makes it easier for families to introduce the youngest members to the arts.  In addition,  the Tambakos Film series, named after Demmy (Peter) Tambakos ’74, remains free and includes 16 screenings of classic, international, and contemporary films of the highest quality.  Also free are the new Wednesday afternoon Atrium concerts, performed by local professional musicians and our own campus musicians, as well as the gallery exhibitions in the Mc Coy Art Gallery and the newly created Thagaste Gallery.  

So, celebrate the arts at Merrimack!  Bookmark our page, follow us on Facebook, or join our e-mail list for the most up to date information about Rogers Center offerings.  The Box Office for the 2016-17 season opens on July 18 for subscriptions and August 1 for all other purchases.

Box Office: 978-837-5355,

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