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The Music Hall announces 2017-2018 main stage season

Season Announcement September 22, 2017

DETROIT—The Music Hall has announced its 2017-2018 main stage season.

My Father’s Dragon, from Enchantment Theatre Company: October 12, 2017. The Newbery Honor book about a resourceful boy named Elmer comes to life in this charming tale about compassion, courage and friendship. Join Elmer as he sets off on a daring adventure to rescue a baby dragon who’s being held captive by the ferocious animals of Wild Island.

Two Can Play That Game, starring Vivica Fox: October 20–21, 2017. Director Je’Caryous Johnson will hold true to the story from the film original. When it comes to matters of the heart, Shante Smith (Vivica A. Fox) is so adept at navigating the waters of romance that her girlfriends look to her for relationship advice. But soon, Shante’s own relationship becomes the example when her boyfriend, Keith, is caught red-handed stepping out with his co-worker and her archrival, Conny. However, when Shante institutes a plan full of tricks and games to get Keith to act right, he, with the help of his friend Tony, fire back.

A Very Electric Christmas, from Lightwire Theater: December 10, 2017. Audiences of all ages will enjoy this tale of family, friendship, and hope set to timeless holiday hits. Family package available for this show: 4 Tickets for $50 ($12.50 per ticket).

The 13 Story Treehouse, a play by Richard Tulloch, adapted from the book by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton: February 4, 2018 on the Main Stage. Who wouldn’t want to live in a tree house? Especially a 13-story treehouse that has everything! CDP Theatre Producers uses live action, puppetry, music, and animation to bring this international bestseller to life. Family package availble for this show: 4 Tickets for $50 ($12.50 per ticket).

You & Me from Mummenschanz: March 11, 2018. No musical tracking. No stage set. Only objects…playful paralanguage that can be understood by all. For more than 40 years Mummenschanz’s non-verbal, but poetic theatrical language has inspired audiences around the world. Touring with their new program, they focus on the love and mutual joy the audience and performers experience together.

Guess How Much I Love You & I Love My Little Storybook from the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia: March 18. In this live production, the eager Little Nutbrown Hare and his story comes to life. Family package available for this show: 4 Tickets for $50 ($12.50 per ticket).

Goodnight Moon & The Runaway Bunny: April 8, 2018. These widely-traveled productions incorporate innovative puppetry, striking scenic effects, and evocative original music to provide very young audiences with an effortless introduction to the performing arts and the excitement of reading. Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny features host endearing animal puppets, stunning scenic effects, and evocative original music. Providing young audiences with an effortless introduction to the performing arts and the excitement of reading, these stage adaption will bring a new appreciation to stories that have delighted for generations.

Built in 1928 by Matilda Dodge Wilson, Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts is a cultural gem in Detroit’s entertainment crown, and has been presenting 88 years of legendary artists and performances from Flo Ziegfeld and Follies and WC Fields, to Billie Holliday, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, DEVO, The Pretenders and Marcel Marceau to name but a few of the diverse performers who have graced our stage. It has been home to both the DSO (The famous radio broadcasts of “The Ford Hour” were performed here) and the Opera Theater as well, not to also mention that we were the first theater fit for Cinerama in Michigan.

Go to musichall.org for ticket prices and additional information