Ernie 06/08–06/25Buy Tickets
DETROIT— Ernie by Mitch Albom will return for a seventh season at the City Theatre, located inside of Hockeytown Cafe. Ernie invites fans to celebrate and remember “The Voice of Summer” with an opening performance on Thursday, July 8 and running through Sunday, June 25. The two-man play is dedicated to the late Hall of Fame Detroit Tigers announcer, Ernie Harwell.
Tickets are $25 and may be purchased online at OlympiaEntertainment.com, the Fox Theatre and Joe Louis Arena box offices, Hockeytown Authentics in Troy (without service charge), at all Ticketmaster locations, Ticketmaster.com and at the City Theatre box office, located inside Hockeytown Cafe. To charge tickets by phone, call 1-800-745-3000. Groups of 8+ receive a discount on select seats by calling 313-471-3099.
Ernie is set on Harwell’s last night at Comerica Park in September of 2009, prior to his moving thank you speech to his adopted and beloved city of Detroit. Just before he walks onto the grassy field, he encounters an unusual boy who is eager to know all about him, coaxing Harwell into giving one final broadcast – the “broadcast of his life”.
The play features classic footage from historic baseball moments, supplied courtesy of Major League Baseball, and boasts many unmistakable Harwell calls. Tigers fans will get a glimpse of the time that Ernie met the Great Bambino and Ty Cobb. They’ll witness how he “recreated” games in his early days, and what was behind his broadcasts of the Tigers’ 1968 and 1984 World Series.