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Posted: Aug. 15, 2012 at 6:30 a.m.
ANN ARBOR – Families will find a delightful assortment of live professional theater presentations at the Michigan Theater this fall and winter with the return of the Not Just For Kids series. The series is sponsored by the Benard L. Maas Foundation and Toyota.
The series begins Sunday, Sept. 30 with "Bunnicula" and runs through April 2013. Standard series subscriptions can include four or five performances. Premium series subscriptions include two additional family performances by the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.
Single show tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. at www.ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone at 800-745-3000.
Subscription tickets are also on sale through Nov. 7 by mail or by calling 734-668-8397 ext. 27. Subscription prices are very affordable, starting at only $9 per show for a five-show package to $10 per show for an eight show-package that includes the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra family shows. Please visit the Michigan Theater web site for more information: http://michtheater.org/njfk.
Reserved seats for individual shows are $15, $12 for Michigan Theater members, available online at www.ticketmaster.com and at all Ticketmaster outlets. To charge by phone, call 800-745-3000. Service charges apply. Tickets also available at Nicola's Books, 2513 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor. Save on groups of 10 or more: call 734-668-8397, ext. 27.
The series is presented by the Benard L. Maas Foundation and Toyota with additional support from Blue Care Network of Michigan, Nicola's Books, and DTE GreenCurrents.
The 2012-13 NOT JUST FOR KIDS schedule:
Sunday, Sept. 30, 1:30 p.m.
Lock up your lettuce! Protect your parsley! A floppy-eared bunny with mysterious habits is staking out its place in this spine-tingling new musical based on the best-selling books by James & Deborah Howe. Sponsored by Wireless Zone of Downtown Ann Arbor.
Harry the Dirty Dog
Sunday, Nov. 11, 1:30 p.m.
Harry has everything a little white dog with black spots could want – but he hates taking baths so much that one morning he runs away. After a wonderful day spent playing in the dirt, Harry gets so grubby that he turns into a little black dog with white spots...and returns home to find that his family doesn't recognize him! Sponsored by IHA.
Mysteries of Ancient Egypt
Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, 1:30 p.m.
When a famous Egyptologist mysteriously disappears, two children search for clues among the ancient Egyptian amulets and scientific journals in the trunks in her attic. Sponsored by Blue Care Network and Biggby Coffee of Downtown Ann Arbor.
Sunday, March 10, 1:30 p.m.
Martha was an ordinary dog until the day she ate a bowl full of alphabet soup. Something unusual happened: All those letters went up to Martha's brain instead of down to her stomach. Martha's clever way with words saves the day in this doggone funny new musical based on the delightful Martha Speaks series of books. Sponsored by Clonlara School.
Sunday, April 28, 1:30 p.m.
"Oh, the thinks you can think" when Dr. Seuss's best-loved stories collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper! Adapted from the Broadway version, this adaptation is especially for young audiences and features The Cat in the Hat as the host, emcee and all-around mischief-maker in this romp through the Seuss classics. Sponsored by Domino’s Pizza.
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra concerts included in the premium season package:
About the Michigan Theater
The Michigan Theater is Ann Arbor's historic center for fine film and performing arts. Winner of the 2006 Outstanding Historic Theatre Award from the League of Historic American Theatres, it is located in downtown Ann Arbor at 603 East Liberty Street. Regular movie prices are $10, $8 for students, seniors and US veterans, $7.50 for Michigan Theater members. Please visit the theater’s website at http://michtheater.org. The 24-hour information line is 734-668-TIME.