Great Lakes Center For The Arts
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INSPIRE • ENTERTAIN • EDUCATE

The Great Lakes Center for the Arts will inspire, entertain and educate with year-round, world-class performances,

affordable ticket pricing and a robust education program.

Introducing the 2018 Premiere Summer Season 
Performances July-September
 

 Individual event tickets are now available. 

Click here to view our seat map.

Please call the Box Office at 231.439.2610 or e-mail

tickets@greatlakescfa.org with any questions.

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2018 Performances

7
Jul

Grand Opening Gala: Raising the Curtain!

An evening of symphony, stars and celebration with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Interlochen and other special guests!
8
Jul

Community Open House

Join us as we Open the Doors to all of you. Come sit in the front row, check out the back row and enjoy free concerts by regional performing groups!
14
Jul

The Stars of the Joffrey Ballet

We have some last minute tickets avaliable for tonight!
17
Jul

Interlochen Jazz Faculty

America's own music: Jazz! With the acclaimed Interlochen Center for the Arts.
21
Jul

Pink Martini - SOLD OUT

This event is SOLD OUT. The wait list is currently closed.
24
Jul

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra, featuring soloists David Lockington and Dylana Jensen
28
Jul

An Evening with Sara Evans - SOLD OUT

This event is SOLD OUT. However, the wait list is open! Please e-mail tickets@greatlakescfa.org or call 231.439.2610 to be added.
30
Jul

A Conversation with Jeb Bush

Engage in a conversation with former Florida Governor and Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush as he addresses some of the most pressing issues facing us.
3
Aug

Matthew Morrison

Matthew Morrison, backed by his five-piece band, will perform Broadway standards and numbers from his past productions, such as Hairspray, South Pacific, and Glee.
7
Aug

THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO: BAY VIEW OPERA

This fully staged, hilarious production of Mozart’s popular opera, accompanied by orchestra, is a great evening of entertainment for first-timer & opera aficionado!
8
Aug

THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO: BAY VIEW OPERA

This fully staged, hilarious production of Mozart’s popular opera, accompanied by orchestra, is a great evening of entertainment for first-timer & opera aficionado!
17
Aug

BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY

Directed by Tony Award Nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge. The musical depicts the short life of Buddy Holly and his rise to fame, with Andy Christopher as Buddy Holly
18
Aug

BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY

Directed by Tony Award Nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge. The musical depicts the short life of Buddy Holly and his rise to fame, with Andy Christopher as Buddy Holly
25
Aug

Comedian Tom Papa

With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Tom Papa is one of the top comedic voices in the country, finding success in film, TV and radio, as well as on stage.
30
Aug

GREAT LAKES CONSERVATORY NIGHT

Experience the incredible talents of the Great Lakes’ most gifted young musicians, with the 2018 event featuring the University of Michigan Music School.
2
Sep

CELEBRATE THE JOURNEY!

In celebration of our first summer and the exciting journey to come, join GLCFA for a lighthearted ‘80s party featuring The Journey Tribute Band & other festivities!
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New arts venues like the Great Lakes Center for the Arts allow everyone to see the beautiful, diverse quilt of performers who have made the American arts world so strong.
JUDITH JAMISONFormer DirectorAlvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and a Kennedy Center nominee
Leadership Team
Michael M. Kaiser

Michael M. Kaiser

Founding Artistic Director

Mr. Kaiser was President of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. from January 2001 through August 2014. During his tenure, he expanded educational and artistic programming for the United States’ center for the performing arts, oversaw a major renovation effort of the Center’s theaters, and led the nation in arts management training. In 2001, Mr. Kaiser created the Kennedy Center Arts Management Institute, renamed the DeVos Institute of Arts Management in May 2010. In honor of his accomplishments, the Board of the Kennedy Center named him President Emeritus in 2014.

Jill O'Neill
Jill O'Neill
Executive Director
Matt Wawro
Matt Wawro
Development Director

News & Notes

Mark your calendars for special events July 2018 celebrating Grand Opening!

Celebrations surrounding the Grand Opening of the Great Lakes Center for the Arts in July 2018 will span several days and include world-class performances and fun, family activities in recognition of this historic occasion in Northern Michigan. From a Founding Circle donor dinner on stage, to the incredible music of the distinguished Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and culminating with a Community Open House on July 8, 2018.

Seat Campaign: Please join our family of supporters

Sit back, relax and enjoy world-class performances and programs. Be entertained by the finest in music, dance, and theater, experience new horizons as you are educated by stimulating intellectual dialogue, and enjoy exceptional year-round performances! Name a seat for yourself, and honor a loved one — your spouse, a child, grandchild, parent. Recognize the contributions of a business associate or that special teacher who inspired you or your child to reach their dreams.

Come “Celebrate the Journey!” with Us
Re-live classic rock ‘n’ roll with Northern Michigan’s favorite tribute band, The Journey Tribute, on September 2nd at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts. In case you thought rock shows were for Only The Young, think again. Hailing from Traverse City, the group is composed of five men, with incredib… READ MORE

Generous supporters bring the dream to life

As an independent 501(c)3 charitable organization, the Great Lakes Center for the Arts wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of our supporters. We invite you to consider joining the family of dream makers who believe in the power of the arts!

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