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The Michigan Theater announces upcoming “Not Just for Kids” season lineup; season tickets available now

The Michigan Theater’s “Not Just for Kids” series is back for another season with an assortment of family-friendly professional theater performances, offering the opportunity to introduce kids to live music and theater.  This season, the series features onstage presentations of the well-known books, a special concert by Detroit’s Mosaic Youth Theatre, as well as a chance to see the PBS Kids favorite Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live! onstage.

The series kicks off on October 2 withMosaic Youth Theatre and continues through May 2017. With tickets to most shows costing just $12 each ($10 for Michigan Theater members), it is affordable fun for the whole family.

Families can save money (and get the best seats) by purchasing season packages.  Packages include both standard series subscriptions of either four or five performances and premium series subscriptions which include two additional family performances by the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.  Every season package purchased also includes a season pass for free adult admission to each of the eight films in our Toyota Family-Friendly Film Series (which offers free admission for kids 12 and under), which kicks off in September.

Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com or in person at Nicola’s Books.  Packages can be purchased by contacting the Michigan Theater at 734-668-8397 x21.

The full schedule includes:

Sunday, October 2 at 1:30 p.m.: Mosiac Youth Theatre, one of Southeast Michigan’s most highly regarded cultural treasures, empowering and mentoring young performers.  With their collective voices raised in song, the Mosaic Singers shift effortlessly from Motown to Mozart and Broadway to Bach, with a unique style that’s all their own.  (For all ages.)

Saturday, December 3 at 1:30 p.m.: Frosty.  The holiday classic “Frosty the Snowman” has inspired this brand new story. A young orphan named Billy discovers magic in a stolen hat. When he places the hat on a snowman’s head, the snowman comes to life! But can Frosty the Snowman help Billy find his real family in time for Christmas?  (Best for grades K to 5.)

Saturday, February 4 at 3 p.m.: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE! The award-winning animated show from PBS Kids comes to life with this live theatrical production filled with singing, dancing, laughter and “grr-ific” surprises that will warm the hearts of multiple generations.  (Best for grades Pre-K to 3.)   Special ticket prices apply.

Sunday, March 12 at 1:30 p.m.: Pete the Cat. When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners – and boy are they square! But for the groovy blue cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up. (Best for grades PreK to 3.)

Sunday, May 7 at 1:30 p.m.: Anne of Green Gables. Based on Lucy Maud Montgomery’s novels, this musical follows orphan Anne on her unlikely journey to find the family she’s always wanted. (Best for grades 2 to 6.)

Now celebrating its 89th year, the Michigan Theater is Ann Arbor’s award-winning non-profit historic center for fine film and performing arts. The Michigan Theater welcomes more than 250,000 visitors each year to its art house films, concerts, lectures, live theater, and special programs such as Direct from Sundance and Cinetopia International Film Festival. The Michigan Theater also owns and operates the historic State Theater located just up the street at 233 State Street. The Michigan Theater is located in downtown Ann Arbor at 603 East Liberty Street.  Visit michtheater.org or call the 24-hour information line at (734) 668-TIME for schedule and ticket information.

Week of 8/15/2022

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