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Nana Does Vegas at Meadow Brook Theatre

January 19, 2022
NANA IS BACK! Nana has taken a gamble and moved to Las Vegas, where she and her sidekick, Vera, are working as seamstresses for a show...What could possibly go wrong? Everything! If you liked “Nana’s Naughty Knickers”, you’ll love “Nana Does Vegas”!

The Lion King – Detroit Opera House

February 3, 2022
SOLD OUT, Waitlist only - Giraffes strut. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before. And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. This is Disney’s THE LION KING, making its triumphant return to Detroit!

An Officer and A Gentleman at The Fisher Theatre

February 9, 2022
AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN, based on the Oscar-winning film starring Richard Gere, is a breathtaking production that celebrates triumph over adversity and includes one of the most iconic and romantic endings ever portrayed on screen. Zack Mayo’s got smarts and a body built for US Navy pilot boot camp, but he also has too much swagger… until he meets a drill sergeant who’s determined to drill his arrogance out of him. Zack finds comfort in the arms of a local factory girl. But it isn’t until tragedy befalls a fellow candidate that Zack learns the importance of love and friendship, and finds the courage to be his best self and win the heart of the woman he loves. A sweeping romance that lifts you up where you belong.

Waitress – Stranahan Theatre

February 17, 2022
Waitress tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker stuck in a small town and a loveless marriage. When a baking contest in a nearby county offers her a chance at escape, Jenna fights to reclaim a long-forgotten part of herself. Through the support of her fellow waitresses, and an unexpected romance, Jenna begins to find the courage to take a long-abandoned dream off the shelf. Waitress celebrates the power of friendship, dreams, the family we choose and the beauty of a well baked pie. Featuring music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Sara Bareilles.

Oklahoma at The Fox Theatre

February 27, 2022
Over 75 years after Rodgers & Hammerstein reinvented the American musical, this is OKLAHOMA! as you’ve never seen or heard it before – reimagined for the 21st century. Stripped down to reveal the darker psychological truths at its core, Daniel Fish’s production tells a story of a community circling its wagons against an outsider, and the frontier life that shaped America. Upending the sunny romance of a farmer and a cowpoke, this OKLAHOMA! allows the classic musical – and our country – to be seen in a whole new light.

The Play That Goes Wrong – Tipping Point Theater

March 2, 2022
SAVE $5 when you book by February 1st - The old theatre adage says, ‘the show must go on’. In the case of the Cornley Polytechnic Society’s production of “The Murder at Haversham Manor", it might be time to stop and ask ‘should the show go on’? Join the ten cast and crew members as they desperately try to bring their murder mystery back from the brink of disaster for you, their beloved audience. Lines will be flubbed, actors will go missing and the set may just fall apart. Winner of the 2015 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong delivers exactly what it promises - complete and total comedic disaster.

The Simon & Garfunkel Story at The Stranahan Theatre

March 16, 2022
‘The Simon & Garfunkel Story’ is a critically acclaimed concert style theatre show about two young boys from Queens, New York who went on to become the world’s most successful music duo of all time. Using state of the art video projection, incredible lighting and a full live band ‘The Simon & Garfunkel Story’ is a moving and powerful concert featuring all the hits such as ‘Mrs. Robinson’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Bound’, ‘Scarborough Fair’, .‘The Boxer’, ‘The Sound Of Silence’ and many more.

Celtic Thunder: Ireland – Fox Theatre

March 22, 2022
Celtic Thunder returns to Detroit with their IRELAND Tour, a brand new revue show that revisits their most popular Irish and Celtic songs of the past decade and celebrates the influence of Irish and Celtic music around the world!

Boeing Boeing – Croswell Opera House

March 27, 2022
American playboy Bernard Lawrence is an architect based in Paris. He lives with his fiancée, TWA airline stewardess Gloria—and Lufthansa stewardess Gretchen—and Alitalia stewardess Gabriella. However, none of the women know about the other two, and this is exactly the way Bernard has designed it. This works just fine as long as their flight schedules only bring them home every three days. Bernard’s live-in maid, Berthe, is key in pulling off this ruse, managing three sets of clothing, photographs, bed linens, and food preferences.

The 39 Steps – Turkeyville

March 29, 2022
Equal parts Hitchcock masterpiece, juicy spy novel, and Monty Python sketch, The 39 Steps is a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of four), an onstage plane crash, hand-cuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance!

Ladies in Lavender at Meadow Brook Theatre

March 30, 2022
Cornwall, 1936 - When a handsome and talented young Polish violinist bound for America is washed ashore, the Widdington sisters take him under their wing to nurse him back to health.  However, the presence of the mysterious young man disrupts their peaceful lives and the community in which they live.

Celtic Woman – Fox Theatre

April 3, 2022
“Postcards from Ireland” celebrates the rich musical and cultural heritage of Ireland; taking audiences on a journey of story and song from across the Emerald Isle. Embrace an evening of angelic voices, breath-taking harmonies and instrumental virtuosity, transporting you from your theatre seat to the lush landscapes of Ireland.  Celtic Woman's fresh fusion of traditional Irish music and contemporary songcraft celebrates Ireland's ancient heritage while reflecting the vibrant spirit of modern Ireland. With Irish dancers, bagpipers and an array of traditional Irish instruments - including the bodhran, tin whistle and uilleann pipes - this dynamic and multi-talented group has captivated audiences all around the world.

Blue Man Group – Fox Theatre

April 19, 2022
At Blue Man Group, you’ll rock, laugh and party. As three bald and blue men explore our world, together we’ll discover music, comedy and surprises at every turn. By the end of this spectacular journey, you’ll be saying “I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT JUST HAPPENED BUT I LOOOVED IT.” 35 million people of all ages and cultures know what Blue Man Group is really about. Now it’s your turn!

An American in Paris – Fox Theatre

May 8, 2022
Inspired by the Academy Award winning film, An American In Paris transports the audience to post-war Paris, where romance is in the air and youthful optimism reigns. In this poignant production, Gershwin’s soaring melodies are matched by gravity-defying dance as the world rediscovers the power of love. Hoping to start a new life, World War II veteran Jerry Mulligan chooses newly liberated Paris to try and make his mark as a painter. Jerry's life becomes complicated when he meets the mysterious Lise, a young Parisian ballet dancer with a haunting secret who, like Jerry, is yearning for a new beginning. This exquisite production is filled with music from legendary composers George and Ira Gershwin, featuring the classics “I Got Rhythm,” “Liza,” “'S Wonderful” and “But Not for Me.”

The Pin-Up Girls at Meadow Brook Theatre

May 11, 2022
From The Andrew Sisters to Hip Hop! From World War I to Afghanistan. The Pin-Up Girls sing a cavalcade of hits inspired by letters home from our troops over-seas!

Honky Tonk Angels – Turkeyville

May 18, 2022
Country classics combine with a hilarious and uplifting story about three good ol’ gals who follow their dreams to Nashville. All your favorite songs from the queens of country music are featured, including “Stand By Your Man”, “Coal Miner’s Daughter”, “9 to 5”, “I Will Always Love You”, “Fancy” and “Harper Valley PTA” among MANY other hits.

A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline at Meadow Brook Theatre

June 8, 2022
Little Big Man, a disc jockey from Patsy Cline’s hometown of Winchester, VA, traces the late singer’s footsteps from early honky-tonk and radio days through her rise at the Grand Ole Opry, plus her appearances at Carnegie Hall and Las Vegas.

An Amish Kaleidoscope – Summer Edition

June 20, 2022 - June 26, 2022
The Amish are a special people who love their homes and lands. They are a creative people with a superior work ethic. Come to Ohio and Indiana and visit their cottage industries, enjoy food experiences with an Amish flair, shop their home stores, immerse yourself in their beautiful country sides, and learn about their way of life during this rainbow of attractions and events.

The Odd Couple – Turkeyville

July 20, 2022
This classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assemble for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it’s no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal. But as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean freak and the slob decide to room together with hilarious results as The Odd Couple is born.

Sherlock Holmes & the Adventure of the Ghost Machine – Purple Rose Theatre

July 28, 2022
Save $10 when you book by March 15th! - London: November, 1905. England and the world are changing. As civilization edges towards the horrors of World War I, every day brings new tensions in Europe and technological advances that make Victorian England feel like a distant dream. Into the rooms of Sherlock Holmes come Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison—with new inventions that will alter the course of human history—only both inventions have gone missing.

Church Basement Ladies – Turkeyville

September 13, 2022
A celebration of the church basement kitchen and the women who work there, this musical comedy follows four women as they prepare food and solve the problems of a rural Minnesota church in 1964. From the elderly matriarch to the young bride-to-be learning the proper order of things, we see them handle a record-breaking Christmas dinner, the funeral of a dear friend, an Easter fundraiser and hot July wedding. With good, clean laughs and memorable characters, Church Basement Ladies is heavenly fun!

Branson

October 9, 2022 - October 15, 2022
Experience world-famous live entertainment (seven shows, in fact!), outdoor beauty, delicious food, and genuine Ozarks hospitality that will make you feel right at home. Branson offers activities and natural wonders that will transform your visit into an unforgettable adventure.

Still Dreaming of a White Christmas – Turkeyville

December 14, 2022
A Cornwell’s original! A sister act, two dashing song and dance men, and a whole lot of Christmas cheer can be found in this continuation of the  beloved Christmas story.