2020-2021 Season Announcement

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Michigan Theater has decided to not have any children’s live event shows this fall 2020. We will announce a new season lineup later this year, that will start in January 2021. 

2019-2020 Season Show Details

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Theaterworks USA presents

The Magic School Bus – Lost in the Solar System
Sunday, October 13 at 3:00 PM.

About the Show
Hop on the Magic School Bus for a ride in this new musical adaptation based on the original book series published by Scholastic! When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip! But when rivalries both old and new threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must learn to pull together or risk getting forever lost in the solar system.

Live Professional Theatre | 60 minutes | Appropriate for grades K to 5

All ticket holds can come early and join us for a special pre-show STEAM event at the Michigan Theater! Starting at 1:30 PM, the lobby and upstairs mezzanine will be filled with interactive displays from Toyota, the Ann Arbor Hands On Museum, Michigan Science Center, the Discovery Center, UM Museum of Natural History, Nicola’s Books and Huron High School’s WISE Club!

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Okee Dokee Brothers

 Presented in partnership with The Ark

 Sunday, December 8 at 3:00 PM. 

 As childhood friends growing up in Denver Colorado, Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing were always exploring the outdoors. Whether it was rafting down their neighborhood creek or discovering hiking trails through the Rocky Mountains, Joe and Justin were born adventurers. Now, as the GRAMMY® Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers, they have put this passion for the outdoors at the heart of their Americana Folk music.

Joe and Justin record and perform family music with a goal to inspire children and their parents to get outside and get creative. They believe this can motivate kids to gain a greater respect for the natural world, their communities and themselves.

 Live Music | 60 min | Recommended for All Ages

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The Little Mermaid Sing-Along

Sunday, January 26 at 3:00 PM

About the Show
Sing along with Disney’s beguiling animated romp, about a rebellious 16-year-old mermaid Ariel (Jodi Benson) who 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 star-crossed lovers, the king must make the ultimate sacrifice for his daughter.

Sing-Along Event | 120 min | Recommended for All Ages

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The Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences on Tour presents

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus: The Musical!

Saturday, February 22 at 3:00 PM

About the Show
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. With a script written by Mo Willems himself, the creator of the #1 New York Times best-selling, Caldecott-honor award winning Pigeon picture books, along with longtime collaborator and Disney Jr’s Muppet Babies executive producer, Mr. Warburton, this comedic musical production is even more fun than staying up late and having a hot dog party!

Meet Pigeon!
Limited Meet & Greet tickets will be available at VIP Prices. Due to their limited quantity, Meet & Greet tickets are not available for package pricing.

Live Professional Theatre | 60 min | Recommended for grades Pre-K to 3

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Theaterworks USA presents

The Pout-Pout Fish

Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 3:00 PM – Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

About the Show
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.

Live Professional Theatre | 60 min | Recommended for grades Pre-K-2

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