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Wharton Center for Performing Arts

www.whartoncenter.com East Lansing

Wharton Center is Michigan’s largest performing arts venue, with four unique stages (Cobb Great Hall, Pasant Theatre, MSU Concert Auditorium and Fairchild Theatre) and plenty of things to do and see all season. Wharton Center is proud to bring the best Broadway shows, the finest classical musicians, unrivaled dance companies and an A-list of high profile performers to Mid-Michigan.

The theater is a leading presenting venue among Big 10 institutions and has the largest programming schedule of any independent performing arts center affiliated with a university in the country. Wharton Center is also recognized internationally for its world premiere commissions. Wharton Center is fortunate to hires artists to create new works in jazz, dance, and classical music that make a world debut at its theaters.

CObb Great Hall

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750 E. Shaw Ln.
East Lansing, MI 48824

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Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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Individual tickets on sale August 21 for Wharton Center’s 35th anniversary season

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The Wharton Center announces 35th anniversary season

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Brilliant adaptation of ‘Curious Incident’ comes to Wharton Center

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