CONCERTS / EVENTS

The Little Mermaid Sing-Along

The Little Mermaid Sing-Along

Sunday, January 26 at 3:00 PM at the Michigan. Part of the Not Just for Kids Live Performing Arts Series presented by Toyota. In Disney’s beguiling animated romp, rebellious 16-year-old mermaid Ariel (Jodi Benson) is fascinated with life on land. On one of her visits to the surface, which are forbidden by her controlling father, King Triton, she falls for a human prince. Determined to be with her new love, Ariel makes a dangerous deal with the sea witch Ursula (Pat Carroll) to become human for three days. But when plans go awry for the

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Found Footage Festival: Volume 9

Found Footage Festival: Volume 9

Sunday, January 26 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan!

Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (The Colbert Report) come to Ann Arbor with a live guided tour through their latest VHS finds, including the 1988 Miss Junior America Wisconsin pageant, a mysterious tape labeled “bonion sergery,” home movies taken at a Canadian hose factory, and an exercise video called “Skiercise!”

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Bridget McCormack, Len Niehoff, and John De Lancie

Bridget McCormack, Len Niehoff, and John De Lancie

Thursday, January 30 at the Michigan! Part of the Penny Stamps Speaker Series. Free to the public!

Theater of Justice

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Sing along, shout along, and dance along with this cult classic perfect for any time of the year! TIM CURRY, SUSAN SARANDON, and BARRY BOSTWICK lead a cast of then-unknowns in a campy, musical send-up of 1950s sci-fi films.

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Nicola’s Books presents Old School Love with Rev Run

Nicola’s Books presents Old School Love with Rev Run

Sunday, February 2 at 7:30 at the Michigan!

Michigan Theater and Nicola’s Books are hosting a conversation with Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons, the front man of the seminal hip-hop group RUN DMC and his wife of more than 25 years, Justine. Old School Love is a book to help you find the kind of soul-filling love you desire, written by a couple who has built a strong and joyful relationship amid the pressures, pitfalls, and temptations of the entertainment industry.

General Admission Tickets – $32 – includes 1

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Jim Jarmusch and Carter Logan

Jim Jarmusch and Carter Logan

Tuesday, February 4 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan! Part of the Penny Stamps Speaker Series. Free to the public!

SQÜRL

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Angela Washko

Angela Washko

Thursday, February 6 at the Michigan! Part of the Penny Stamps Speaker Series. Free to the public!

Tactical Embodiment

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The Allman Betts Band

The Allman Betts Band

Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 at 8:00 PM

After a successful year touring as The Devon Allman Project with special guest Duane Betts, the sons of Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts are joining forces to form The Allman Betts Band.

They will kick off 2019 with a new Allman Betts Band album and a Worldwide tour that will feature new music, songs from their solo projects and classic Allman Brothers and Gregg Allman tunes in honor of the 50th Anniversary of The Allman Brothers Band. The new album, slated for release in the Spring of 2019,

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Amanda Williams and Andres L. Hernandez

Amanda Williams and Andres L. Hernandez

Thursday, February 13 at the Michigan! Part of the Penny Stamps Speaker Series. Free to the public!

Liminal Practice(s)

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Titanic

Titanic

Plays Friday, February 14 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan! – Preceded by a members-only Valentines Day reception in the Grand Foyer, 5:30 – 6:30 PM!

Michigan Theater members get free access to both the reception and the film! RSVP to Sarah Madsen at smadsen@michtheater.org to reserve your seats.

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Mavis Staples: A Benefit for the Breakfast at St. Andrews

Mavis Staples: A Benefit for the Breakfast at St. Andrews

Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 at 8:00 PM

Mavis Staples Live Presented by Acoustic Routes and The Ark
Acoustic Routes Concerts and The Ark are proud to present Blues and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, civil rights icon, GRAMMY® Award-winner and chart-topping soul, gospel and R&B pioneer Mavis Staples live in concert for the benefit of The Breakfast at St. Andrew’s daily meal program in Ann Arbor.

Staples has been an irresistible musical force for decades. She marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., performed at John

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Angélique Kidjo’s Remain in Light

Angélique Kidjo’s Remain in Light

Performed Live Sunday, February 16 at 7:00 PM. Presented in partnership with UMS; Tickets available at UMS.org

Global pop star Angélique Kidjo has partnered with super producer Jeff Bhasker (Rihanna, Kanye West, Harry Styles, Bruno Mars, Drake, Jay-Z) and an international band to create Remain in Light. This new project finds the Benin-born artist reclaiming rock for Africa and bringing the Talking Heads’ landmark 1980 album full circle, nearly 40 years after it was released. The original was deeply influenced by music from West Af

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David Lang

David Lang

Thursday, February 20 at the Michigan! Part of the Penny Stamps Speaker Series. Free to the public!

Music and Bad Manners

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Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

Saturday, February 22 at 3:00 PM at the Michigan. Part of the Not Just for Kids Live Performing Arts Series presented by Toyota.

Whatever you do, don’t let The Pigeon star in his own musical production! This brand-new show from Kennedy Center Artist-in-Residence and beloved author, Mo Willems, is the latest Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences on Tour presentation. Starring an innovative mix of actors, puppets, songs, and feathers, Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus! (The Musical) is sure to get everyone’s wings flapping.

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The Bolshoi Theater Live in HD: Giselle

The Bolshoi Theater Live in HD: Giselle

Plays Sunday, February 23 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan. Presented in partnership with UMS. Broadcast Live in HD.

The young peasant girl Giselle dies of a broken heart when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. The Wills, vengeful spirits of jilted brides, rouse her spirit and induct her into their clan. They condemn Albrecht to dance until he dies of exhaustion, but Giselle’s true love spares him that fate, and she is released from the power of the Wills.

Choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky.
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Fly Fishing Film Tour 2020

Fly Fishing Film Tour 2020

Friday, February 28 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan!

The 2020 Fly Fishing Film Tour is headed to Ann Arbor!

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Cat Video Fest 2020

Cat Video Fest 2020

Plays Monday, March 2 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan!

Each year, CatVideoFest curates a compilation reel of the latest, best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and, of course, classic internet powerhouses.

Screening events raise money for cats in need, often through partnerships with local cat charities, animal welfare organizations, and shelters to identify how best to serve cats in the area. 10% of our proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Huron Valley!<

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Stratford Festival on Film: Coriolanus

Stratford Festival on Film: Coriolanus

Plays Sunday, March 8 at 7:00 PM. Presented in partnership with UMS; Tickets available at UMS.org
William Shakespeare’s Coriolanus is directed by Robert Lepage. Presented by Stratford Festival on Film, The Michigan Theater and University Musical Society.

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Dr. Alex Dehgan

Dr. Alex Dehgan

Thursday, March 12 at the Michigan! Part of the Penny Stamps Speaker Series. Free to the public!

Hacking in the Sixth Extinction

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Best of Broadway – Saturday

Best of Broadway – Saturday

March 14, 2020 at 8:00 PM at the Michigan.

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Best of Broadway – Sunday

Best of Broadway – Sunday

March 15, 2020 at 4:00 PM at the Michigan.

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Shaka Senghor

Shaka Senghor

Thursday, March 19 at the Michigan! Part of the Penny Stamps Speaker Series. Free to the public!

Writing My Wrongs

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West Side Story

West Side Story

March 21, 2020 at 8:00 PM at the Michigan.

Don’t let the mysterious shimmer that opens this concert and Diana Syrse’s Colección de Readlidades deceive you–this program packs a remarkably vivacious punch. As the texture broadens the rhythms of Mexico are revealed as the backbone to this gripping piece. To Puerto Rico we go next with Roberto Sierra’s Concerto for Saxophones and Orchestra as the A2SO is joined by saxophonist and Detroit native, James Carter. A virtuosic blend of jazz, classical, and Latin styles come together a

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NT Live: Present Laughter

NT Live: Present Laughter

Plays Sunday, March 22 at 7:00 PM. Presented in partnership with UMS; Tickets available at UMS.org

This giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire, and loneliness stars Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) as Garry.

As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colorful life is in danger of spiraling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwin

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Martha Colburn

Martha Colburn

Thursday, March 26 at the Michigan! Part of the Penny Stamps Speaker Series. Free to the public!

Rip it Up

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Gluklya

Gluklya

Thursday, April 2 at the Michigan! Part of the Penny Stamps Speaker Series. Free to the public!

The Place of the Artist is on the Side of the Weak: A Manifesto for the 21st Century

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Njideka Akunyili Crosby

Njideka Akunyili Crosby

Thursday, April 9 at the Michigan! Part of the Penny Stamps Speaker Series. Free to the public!

In Person

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NT Live: One Man, Two Guvnors

NT Live: One Man, Two Guvnors

Plays Wednesday, April 15 at 7:00 PM. Presented in partnership with UMS; Tickets available at UMS.org

Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

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The Pout-Pout Fish

The Pout-Pout Fish

Sunday, April 19 at 3:00 PM at the Michigan. Part of the Not Just for Kids Live Performing Arts Series presented by Toyota.

Swim along with pouty Mr. Fish and his friends in this brand new musical adventure. Utilizing live actors and puppets, this colorful adaptation of The New York Times bestseller is sure to turn the poutiest of frowns upside down. This brand new production is being co-conceived, directed and designed by the acclaimed puppeteers of AchesonWalsh Studios.

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Cinetopia Film Festival 2020

Cinetopia Film Festival 2020

Bringing the best films from the world’s best festivals to Southeast Michigan!

The Cinetopia Film Festival is Southeast Michigan’s regional film festival serving multicultural audiences from Detroit, Ann Arbor, Royal Oak, Bloomfield Township, and all points in between. Over the course of 10-days every May, Cinetopia brings over 120 film screenings of 60+ narrative and documentary films from the world’s leading industry and regional film festivals. Experience laughter, community, parties, premieres, inspiration,

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The Fab Faux: Imagine: The Music of John Lennon

The Fab Faux: Imagine: The Music of John Lennon

Performing Friday, May 29 at 8:00 PM at the Michigan!

Public onsale Friday, January 24 at 10:00 AM. Tickets available at Ticketmaster.com

Imagine: The Music of John Lennon featuring a mix of Beatles and solo material.

Fab Faux returns to Michigan Theater! Fab Faux is a world class Beatles tribute band, founded by Will Lee, the bassist for Late Show with David Letterman, and features Jimmy Vivino, bandleader for Conan

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Zingerman’s Camp Bacon Film Festival

Zingerman’s Camp Bacon Film Festival

Wednesday, June 3rd 2020 at 7:30 PM Presented by Zingerman’s

Part of Camp Bacon! Join us at the Michigan Theater for a special film screening followed by a Q&A with special guests.

General Admission: $30 Michigan Theater members: $25

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