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Lightwire Theater's "The Ugly Duckling & Tortoise And The Hare"
Posted: Aug. 15, 2012 at 11:40 a.m.
DETROIT - Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts is proud to present the exciting 2012-2013 season, a jam packed program of both cultural and entertainment diversity, not to mention local and educational programming that has been the hallmark of this great Detroit cultural institution for decades.
Highlights this year include the triumphant return of Lightwire Theatre (hot off the heels of the success of its "America's Got Talent" appearances), Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jackson Browne, the astounding Cirque Chinois and the newest David E. Talbert play, "Another Man Would" - to name but a handful of the all-encompassing cultural entertainment that one comes to expect year after year from Music Hall.
Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts and Jazz Cafe are located at 350 Madison St., Detroit, MI 48226.
For tickets or complete schedule information, call 313-887-8501 or log on to www.musichall.org.
2012-13 Season: Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts
GROW UP GREAT SERIES Sponsored by PNC Bank
Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 11 a.m.: The Griffin Theatre Company's "Stinky Cheese Man"
Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 11 a.m.: Hot Peas And Butter Holidays Around The World
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2013 at 11 a.m.: Omaha Theater Company Presents "I Want To Be A Pirate"
Thursday, March 21 at 11 a.m.: Enchantment Theatre Company's "The Velveteen Rabbit"
SELECT OFFERINGS - 2012-2013 MUSIC HALL/JAZZ CAFE MINI-SCHEDULE
Friday, Oct. 19 at 3:30 & 6:30 p.m.: "Imagination Movers"
Disney Junior's Hit Show comes alive at Music Hall as the Imagination Movers play their kid-friendly tunes that are so catchy that even the adults enjoy the show! Its music, it's educational and above all, it's fun for the entire family.
Saturday, Nov. 3 at 8 p.m.: Royal Drummers and Dancers of Burundi
"A constant parade of players improvised on the central drum, dancing to the rhythms, leaping or twirling drumsticks in the air or around their necks. It was all a celebration of ability, the sheer pleasure of competitive creativity, and - strikingly similar to what happens in a jazz jam session - more virtuosic than sentimental." — The New York Times
Sunday, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m.: Bellydance Superstars
The latest show from the Bellydance Superstars is the culmination of 10 years of touring the world – over 800 shows in 25 countries – pushing the boundaries of the art of bellydance to capture the artistry, magic and passion of this unique dance in all its variety.
Saturday-Sunday, Nov 24-25 at 8 p.m.: The National Circus of the People's Republic of China
Direct from Beijing and sponsored by the People's Republic of China, the National Circus performing "Cirque Chinois" was founded in 1953, making it one of the longest running and most distinguished circus troupes in China. Cirque Chinois is well-known for the unique acts in their program such as Great Teeterboard, Grand Flying Trapeze, Group Contortion, Straw Hats Juggling, Girls’ Balance with Bowls and many other outstanding acts.
Sunday, Dec 2. at 4 p.m.: Lightwire Theater's "The Ugly Duckling & Tortoise And The Hare"
With their sublime, ethereal and stunning interpretations of the classic children's stories, LightWire Theater has perfected the electroluminescent wire into a live tour de force of light, narrative and emotion. Part theater, part dance and completely a unique live experience that culminated with their breakout performances on NBC's "America's Got Talent."
Saturday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m.: The Black Watch & The Scots Guards
The Pipes and Drums of the Black Watch 3rd Battalion the Royal Regiments of Scotland and the Band of the Scots Guards are a tradition that spans nearly three centuries. The Black Watch Pipes and Drums will evoke the history and music of a proud people by one of Scotland's most legendary military regiments. This emotional and startling performance is a family tradition not to be missed.
Sunday, Feb. 10 at 4 p.m.: Bristol Riverside Theatre's "The Little Prince"
All grown-ups were children once, although few of us remember the wonderment of childhood. This astonishing and beautiful tale will remind you! A pilot crashes in the Sahara desert and while frantically trying to repair his wrecked plane he is interrupted by the apparition of a little boy who asks him to draw a sheep. As absurd as it seems, a thousand miles from all inhabited regions and in danger of death, he takes out a scrap of paper and a pen. And so begins their adventure. Share this magical journey of love, loss and laughter with your whole family. Adapted from the book by Antoine de Saint Exupery.
Wednesday, Feb. 26 – March 3: David E. Talbert's “Another Man Would”
The Award winning playwright David E. Talbert returns to the stage following his success as a Hollywood screenwriter with his newest play.
Sunday, March 3 at 4 p.m.: "We're Going On A Bear Hunt"
Michael Rosen's award-winning book "We're Going On A Bear Hunt" is brought vividly and noisily to the stage in director Sally Cookson's fun-filled adaptation set to Benji Bower's versatile lively score. Join our intrepid adventurers on their quest to find a bear; as they wade through the gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the thick oozy, squelchy mud! Expect catchy songs, interactive scenes and plenty of hands-on adventure - plus a few special surprises!
Saturday, March 23 at 8 p.m.: Russian National Ballet
The Russian National Ballet Theatre was founded in Moscow during the transitional period of Perestroika in the late 1980s and is helmed by the former Bolshoi dancer and now artistic director Elena Radchenko who is committed to the preservation and standards of the great Russian ballet companies of the past.
Saturday, April 27 at 8 p.m.: "Momix - Botanica"
Passion: "...the power of myth, meeting the power of MOMIX ... a world's history of mythic images ... sea of symbols ... seduction and emotion ... acrobatics, pure classical line, rhythmic gymnastics, circus tricks - they did everything with a touch of class and amazing body control." - Montreal Gazette
Sunday, May 5 at 4 p.m.: "Angelina Ballerina- The Musical"
Angelina and her friends, Alice, Gracie, AZ, Viki and even their teacher, Ms. Mimi, are all aflutter because a special guest is coming to visit Camembert Academy. Angelina and her friends will perform all types of dance, including hip-hop, modern dance, the Irish jig and of course, ballet, and they are excited to show off their skills to their famous visitor. Angelina is the most excited of all, but will she get the starring moment she hopes for?