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RSC Live: King Lear

RSC Live: King Lear

Plays Sunday, December 4 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan.

King Lear has ruled for many years. As age begins to overtake him, he decides to divide his kingdom amongst his children, living out his days without the burden of power. Misjudging his children’s loyalty and finding himself alone in the wilderness, he is left to confront the mistakes of a life that has brought him to this point.

Antony Sher plays King Lear, one of the greatest parts written by Shakespeare in this, one of Shakespeare’s most epic and powerful plays.

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Warren Miller’s Here, There & Everywhere

Warren Miller’s Here, There & Everywhere

Friday, December 9 at 7:30 PM.

It’s been 67 years since ski-film pioneer Warren Miller picked up a camera to capture the wonder, the adventure, the humor and the beauty that is skiing. Since that time, Warren Miller film crews have traveled the globe—from storied slopes to hidden, snow-covered corners—to celebrate all things snowsports. Their quest has taken powder-hungry filmgoers, well, Here, There & Everywhere—and this year continues that legacy.

Featured Locations: Squaw Valley, CA • Crested Butte, CO • Dee

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The Nutcracker 2016, presented by Academy of Russian Classical Ballet

The Nutcracker 2016, presented by Academy of Russian Classical Ballet

Saturday, December 10 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan.

A must-see holiday event for the entire family! Join Clara on her magical journey through the enchanting Land of Snow to the Kingdom of the Sweets. With an impressive cast of Michigan and Ohio’s talented ballet students, joined by international professional ballet dancers as guest artists, the Nutcracker is a wonderful holiday tradition to be enjoyed by all ages.

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FREE PBS-Victoria Season 1 Preview Screening

FREE PBS-Victoria Season 1 Preview Screening

Thursday, December 15 at 7:30 PM.

You’re invited to a special FREE Preview Screening! See the Season 1 premiere of MASTERPIECE’s new series VICTORIA before it airs on Detroit Public Television on January 15, 2017.
Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) stars as the young Queen Victoria at the outset of her epic reign, which set the stage for an entire era that would be named in her honor. Following Victoria from her accession to the throne at age 18, through her education in politics, courtship and marriage, VICTORIA pain

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A2SO: Mozart Birthday Bash

A2SO: Mozart Birthday Bash

Saturday, January 14 at 8:00 at the Michigan. Tickets available beginning July 20 at tickets.a2so.com

Tchaikovsky Suite No. 4 “Mozartiana”
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21 “Elvira Madigan”
Mozart Symphony No. 39

special guest

Alon Goldstein

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NT Live: No Man’s Land

NT Live: No Man’s Land

Plays Sunday, January 15 at 7:00 PM. Presented in partnership with UMS.

Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land, broadcast live to cinemas from Wyndham’s Theatre, London.

One summer’s evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst’s stately house nearby. As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelieva

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6th Annual Ragtime Extravaganza

6th Annual Ragtime Extravaganza

Saturday, January 21 at 8 PM at the Michigan.

Mark your calendars for another one-of-a-kind evening of ragtime, vaudeville and burlesque! The 2017 Extravaganza will feature another outstanding lineup of talent showcasing the golden age of American entertainment. Joining the River Raisin Ragtime Revue on stage are: vocal quartet Three Men and A Tenor; bass-baritone Daniel Washington, Professor of Voice at the U-M School of Music, Theatre and Dance; Miss Miranda, a top burlesque dancer and film star from London; James Dapogny, respected

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NJFK: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE!

NJFK: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE!

Saturday, February 4 at 3:00 PM at the Michigan.

Special Ticket Prices Apply! Tickets are $35 and $25, based on proximity to stage; there is no member price for this show. Limited Meet & Greet tickets also available–see sidebar for details. Part of the Benard L. Maas Foundation Not Just for Kids Series Presented by Toyota.

The award-winning animated show from PBS Kids comes to life with this live theatrical production filled with singing, dancing, laughter and “grr-ific” surprises that will war

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Jelly and George: Aaron Diehl & Cecile McLorin Salvant

Jelly and George: Aaron Diehl & Cecile McLorin Salvant

Sunday February 19, 2017 at 4:00 PM.

Timeless classics are elevated by modern masters when gifted jazz pianist and arranger Aaron Diehl and 26-year-old vocalist extraordinaire Cécile McLorin Salvant join forces to revisit and revitalize the works of George Gershwin and Jelly Roll Morton.
Combining lesser-known pieces with new arrangements, this project celebrates the past while tracing a musical lineage that spans a century. Aaron Diehl, a leading force in today’s generation of jazz contemporaries, was the 2014 Monterey Jazz F

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Lake Street Dive

Lake Street Dive

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 8:00 PM.

The members of Lake Street Dive—named after an avenue of seedy bars in guitarist and trumpeter Michael “McDuck” Olson’s native Minneapolis—met in 2004 as students at Boston’s New England Conservatory of Music. Powerhouse singer Rachael Price fronts the quartet while bassist Bridget Kearney and drummer Michael Calabrese comprise the rhythm section.

Lake Street Dive’s major label debut, Side Pony, was released in February 2016. A side pony, for Lake Street Dive, is really a metap

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NJFK: Pete the Cat

NJFK: Pete the Cat

Sunday, March 12 at 1:30 PM at the Michigan.

When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners – and boy are they square! But for the groovy blue cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up.

Part of the Benard L. Maas Foundation Not Just for Kids Series Presented by Toyota.

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A2SO: Firebird

A2SO: Firebird

Saturday, March 18 at 8:00 at the Michigan.

Schachter Freylekhe Tanzen
Grieg Piano Concerto
Debussy Nocturnes
Stravinsky Firebird Suite

special guests
Anton Nel
UMS Choral Union Women

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DakhaBrakha

DakhaBrakha

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 7:30 PM.

Drones and beats, crimson beads, and towering black lambswool hats all serve as a striking backdrop for an unexpected, refreshingly novel vision of Eastern European roots music.

This hit Ukrainian folk-punk quartet stirs up a mesmerizing sound that melds traditional Ukrainian folk music, African grooves, Eastern colors, and a contemporary, trans-national sensibility that the band calls “ethno-chaos.” With one foot in the urban avant-garde and the other in Ukrainian village culture, Dakh

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A2SO: Peter and the Wolf

A2SO: Peter and the Wolf

Sunday, April 9 at 4:00 PM at the Michigan.

pre-concert activities: 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Platypus Theatre brings Prokofiev’s masterpiece to life with spirited choreography, colorful sets and larger-than-life masks.

Featuring:

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 (4th movement)
Schumann: “Traumerei” from Kinderszenen
Grieg: “In the Hall of the Mountain King” from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
Beethoven: Prometheus Overture
Rimsky-Korsakov: Fl

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King Sunny Adé

King Sunny Adé

Friday, April 21, 2017 at 8 PM.

Since the evolution of jùjú music in Nigeria in the 1930s, no one has made a more lasting impact in the genre than King Sunny Adé.
As a singer, composer, and guitarist, this pioneer of modern world music has succeeded in taking Nigerian social music to international heights. Adé formed his first band in 1967 and has been in the limelight in Nigeria ever since. Singing in his native Yorùbá language, Adé went on to define the terms “Afropop” and “World Beat” and to open the door to the

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The Fab Faux Perform Abbey Road

The Fab Faux Perform Abbey Road

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 22, 2017 at 8 PM to perform Abbey Road in its entirety, plus a set of other late era Beatles classics.

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NJFK: Anne of Green Gables

NJFK: Anne of Green Gables

Sunday, May 7 at 1:30 PM at the Michigan.

Based on Lucy Maud Montgomery’s beloved novels, this heartwarming musical follows vivacious orphan Anne on her unlikely journey to find the family she’s always wanted.

Part of the Benard L. Maas Foundation Not Just for Kids Series Presented by Toyota.

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NT Live: Hedda Gabler

NT Live: Hedda Gabler

Plays Sunday, May 21 at 7:00 PM.

“I’ve no talent for life.”

Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free…

Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.

Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece.

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