CONCERTS / EVENTS

Moscow’s Vakhtangov Theater Live: Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya

Moscow’s Vakhtangov Theater Live:  Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya

Sunday, January 21 at 7:00 PM. High-Definition Broadcast from Moscow’s Vakhtangov Theater. Presented in partnership with UMS.

Anton Chekhov’s tragicomic masterpiece of dashed dreams, thwarted love, and eternal longing begins as Professor Serebryakov and his young wife, Elena, arrive at the family’s remote country estate that has been looked after by Sonya (the Professor’s daughter from his first marriage) and her Uncle Vanya (Voynitsky), the Professor’s brother-in-law. Vanya has sacrificed his life managing the estate for th

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Mozart Birthday Bash

Mozart Birthday Bash

Saturday, January 27 at 8:00 PM. Presented by the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

With a pre-concert lecture at 7:00 PM

Music will include:
Fellman Reflections on Mozart: Big Bend
Mozart Symphony No. 1
Mozart Clarinet Concerto
Mozart Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter”

Special Guest: Chad Burrow, basset clarinet

Cosponsor: Rebecca Horvath

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NJFK: Dragons Love Tacos

NJFK: Dragons Love Tacos

Sunday, January 28 at 1:30 PM. Part of the Benard L. Maas Foundation Not Just For Kids Series presented by Toyota.

Dragons love all sorts of tacos—except spicy ones! When a boy throws his new dragon friends a spicy salsa taco party, red-hot trouble ensues. Based on the book by Adam Rubin. (Best for grades K to 5.)

Tickets are $13 / $11 for Michigan Theater Members.

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Mike Birbiglia: The New One

Mike Birbiglia: The New One

Friday, February 2 at 7:00 PM. Presented by Live Nation.

Neil Genzlinger of The New York Times called Mike Birbiglia’s recent show Thank God For Jokes “the best night I’ve spent in a theater in a very long time.” In The New One the award-winning comedian approaches an entirely new subject in a new way with the same heart and humor we’ve come to expect. Do not miss the new one. It may be the best one.

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Joe Biden

Joe Biden

Due to today’s winter storm, tonight’s event with Vice President Joe Biden at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, has been postponed. The new date is Monday, February 5, 2018 show time is 7:00pm EST. All tickets purchased for tonight’s performance will be honored on the new date. Purchasers who would like to obtain a refund can do so from their original point of purchase.

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Stephen Sondheim’s Follies

Stephen Sondheim’s Follies

Sunday, February 11 at 7:00 PM. High-Definition Broadcasts from National Theatre, London. Presented in partnership with UMS.

Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs, and lie about themselves. This dazzling production features a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, with Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee, and Imelda Stanton starring as the magnificent Follies.

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NJFK: Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo

NJFK: Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo

Sunday, February 18 at 3:00 PM. Part of the Benard L. Maas Foundation Not Just For Kids Series presented by Toyota.

Observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other creatures presented in a theatrical performance that will thrill and entertain kids while stimulating their imaginations in ways that will forever connect them to their world. (Suitable for all ages.)

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Price is Right Live

Price is Right Live

Tuesday, February 20 at 7:30 PM.

Here it comes. Everyone’s favorite game show is on its way to you, along with the chance to win a share of the more than $10 million in cash and fabulous prizes we’ve given away!

Alongside our Celebrity Host, randomly-selected contestants play everyone’s favorite games like Plinko™, Cliffhangers, The Big Wheel and even the fabulous Showcase. Lucky audience members can even win prizes right from their seat.

Generations of fans all across America have made The Price is Right Live™

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Ron White

Ron White

Saturday, February 24 at 7 PM. Presented by Live Nation.

Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White first rose to fame as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from The Blue Collar Comedy Tour phenomenon. Now as a chart-topping, Grammy-nominated comedian and a feature film actor, Ron has established himself as a star in his own right. All four of his comedy albums charted #1 on the Billboard Comedy charts. He has sold over 14 million albums (solo and with the Blue Collar Comedy Tour), been nominated for two Grammys, and since

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Ron White Late Show

Ron White Late Show

Late show just added! February 24, 2018 at 10 PM at the Michigan. Presented by Live Nation.

Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White first rose to fame as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from The Blue Collar Comedy Tour phenomenon. Now as a chart-topping, Grammy-nominated comedian and a feature film actor, Ron has established himself as a star in his own right. All four of his comedy albums charted #1 on the Billboard Comedy charts. He has sold over 14 million albums (solo and with the Blue Collar Comedy To

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Music of Harry Potter

Music of Harry Potter

Saturday, March 3 at 8:00 PM. Presented by the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

With Muggle Photobooth and Cocktails from 6:00- 7:30 PM

Journey through all the movie adventures of Harry Potter with these musical themes and more!

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Music of Harry Potter: Family Matinée

Music of Harry Potter: Family Matinée

Sunday, March 4 at 4:00 PM. Presented by the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

With pre-concert activities 2:30-3:30 PM featuring Magic Of Jonathon LaChance, Ann Arbor Hands on Museum, Instrument Petting Zoo, and Owls from the Leslie Science Center

Sponsored by Toyota

ALL Patrons MUST have a ticket to enter the event.

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“Weird Al” Yankovic: Ill-Advised Vanity Tour w/Guest Emo Philips

“Weird Al” Yankovic: Ill-Advised Vanity Tour w/Guest Emo Philips

Sunday, March 11 at 8 PM. Presented by Live Nation.

“Weird Al” Yankovic burst onto the scene over three decades ago and never looked back. For the first time in his storied career, the world’s foremost musical satirist and four-time Grammy-winner foregoes his usual high-octane, big-production show for an intimate evening of music, focusing on original (non-parody) songs from his 14-album catalog. After his 2016 world tour, including venues such as the Hollywood Bowl and Radio City Music Hall, this is a rare opportunity to get

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Piedmont Blues: A Search For Salvation

Piedmont Blues: A  Search For Salvation

Wednesday, March 14 at 7:30 PM. Presented by UMS.

Ragtime rhythms, a unique finger-picking guitar style, and understated vocals are the hallmarks of the folk music style found in the Piedmont region, the area between the Atlantic Coastal Plain and the Appalachian Mountains covering central Georgia to central Virginia.
Jazz pianist and composer Gerald Clayton (who also holds down the piano chair in the Charles Lloyd Quartet) has captured the essence of this celebrated land, home to a unique culture and rapidly vanishing folkloric

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Blue Cathedral

Blue Cathedral

Saturday, March 17 at 8:00 PM. Presented by the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

With pre-concert lecture at 7:00 PM

Music includes:
Higdon Blue Cathedral
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1
Schumann Symphony No. 1 “Spring”

Special Guest: Orion Weiss, piano

Sponsor: Ray & Eleanor Cross Foundation

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Tribute to the Jazz Epistles: Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya feat. Freddie Hendrix

Tribute to the Jazz Epistles: Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya feat. Freddie Hendrix

Friday, April 13 at 8:00 PM

Iconic South African jazz legend Abdullah Ibrahim and his band Ekaya – with Freddie Hendrix in the trumpet chair – will present a concert program in tribute to The Jazz Epistles, South Africa’s first black jazz band, first recorded jazz group, and important contributors to modern jazz.

New arrangements of The Jazz Epistles original compositions from their 1959 recording, Jazz Epistle, Verse 1 will be woven into a beautiful concert program with Abdullah Ibrahim’s classic catalog. The

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Colin Stetson

Colin Stetson

Saturday, April 14 at 8:00 PM

Henryk Górecki’s iconic third symphony, often called “Symphony of Sorrowful Songs,” made a huge impact on listeners in the early 1990s and was a musical touchstone for virtuoso saxophonist Colin Stetson.
The original work’s three movements centered around three laments, each focused in some way about a child being taken away from a mother. Celebrated for the way he “demolishes clichés to unleash fresh, expected energies,” (Pitchfork) Stetson takes on the mammoth task of reimagining Gór

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The Fab Faux Performing Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

The Fab Faux Performing Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 8:00 PM. Presented in partnership with Live Nation.

Get ready for the Beatles concert that never happened – until now. The Fab Faux are to the Beatles what the Vienna Philharmonic is to Beethoven: the best interpreters in the business. Following their successes of the last six years, The Fab Faux will return to the Michigan Theater on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 8 PM to perform Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in its entirety, plus a set of other late era Beatles classics.

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NJFK: Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit

NJFK: Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit

Sunday, April 22 at 1:30 PM. Part of the Benard L. Maas Foundation Not Just For Kids Series presented by Toyota.

One of Southeast Michigan’s most highly regarded cultural treasures returns with a fun-filled, empowering musical revue. (Suitable for all ages.)

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Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

Sunday, May 6 at 7:00 PM. High-Definition Broadcasts from National Theatre, London. Presented in partnership with UMS.

Nicholas Hytner’s production thrusts the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral, and the chaos that explodes in its wake. Starring Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall) as Brutus; Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones) as Cassius; David Calder (The Lost City of Z) as Caesar; and David Morrissey (Hangman, The Walking

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