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.

Tickets for the 2018/2019 Fall & Winter Season NOW ON SALE

Please call the Box Office at 231.439.2610 or e-mail tickets@greatlakescfa.org with any questions.

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Events

Sun
2
Sep
8:00PM

CELEBRATE THE JOURNEY!

We have a few seats left to rock out in! If your preferred seats are unavailable for purchase we encourage you to check back throughout the week.
Sat
8
Sep
7:00PM

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra: Great Lakes Great Music

Join the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra and Composer in Residence, Gwyneth Walker, for an evening of great music.
Sat
22
Sep
8:00PM

Frankie Moreno

Singer, Showman, Songwriter, Musician, and Las Vegas Headliner of the Year three times. Frankie bring his electrifying energy to Center Stage.
Fri
28
Sep
7:30PM

Great Lakes Cinema Series: Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring

Experience The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring on the Center's 45-foot screen with 4k projection and surround sound.
Sat
29
Sep
7:30PM

Great Lakes Cinema Series: Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers

Experience The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers on the Center's 45-foot screen with 4k projection and surround sound.
Sun
30
Sep
4:00PM

Great Lakes Cinema Series: Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King

Experience The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King on the Center's 45-foot screen with 4k projection and surround sound.
Sun
7
Oct
7:00PM

An Evening with George Mitchell

An engaging evening of questions and conversation with Senator George Mitchell.
Sat
13
Oct
8:00PM

Black Violin

Over the last decade, Black Violin has risen to fame with a style of music that combines classical, hip-hop and R&B.
Fri
19
Oct
7:30PM

Great Lakes Cinema Series - La La Land

Experience the award winning film La La Land in an emersive way on our new 45-foot 4k cinema screen with Dolby theatrical surround sound.
Sun
21
Oct
4:00PM

Elliot Wuu

Since his early years, Elliot has captured audiences with colorful tones, sensitive musicality and emotional depth in his music.
Sun
28
Oct
4:00PM

Great Lakes Cinema Series - Young Frankenstein

Get yourself in the Halloween spirit with 1974 classic starring Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, and Marty Feldman. This is a ticketed but free event!
Sat
17
Nov
3:00PM

Northern Michigan Chorale with the Little Traverse Youth Choir: The Gift of Song - 3:00PM

The Northern Michigan Chorale and the Little Traverse Youth Choir present The Gift of Song, your favorite holiday carols in delightful harmonies.
Sat
17
Nov
7:30PM

Northern Michigan Chorale and the Little Traverse Youth Choir: The Gift of Song - 7:30PM

The Northern Michigan Chorale and the Little Traverse Youth Choir present The Gift of Song, your favorite holiday carols in delightful harmonies.
Sun
18
Nov
3:00PM

Northern Michigan Chorale and the Little Traverse Youth Choir: The Gift of Song

The Northern Michigan Chorale and the Little Traverse Youth Choir present The Gift of Song, your favorite holiday carols in delightful harmonies.
Sat
24
Nov
7:00PM

Great Lakes Cinema Series: White Christmas

Relax after Thanksgiving with this holiday classic to get you in the Christmas spirit!
Tue
27
Nov
5:30PM

NLEA Grand Event

The Grand Finale of the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance's Business Model Competition. Hear the pitches and cast your vote!
Sat
15
Dec
3:00PM

Crooked Tree Arts Center: The Nutcracker - 3:00

Additional tickets on sale! Limited seating available.
Sat
15
Dec
7:00PM

Crooked Tree Arts Center: The Nutcracker - 7:00

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.
Sun
16
Dec
3:00PM

Crooked Tree Arts Center: The Nutcracker

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.
Fri
21
Dec
7:00PM

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra: Messiah

This event is SOLD OUT. However, the wait list is open! Please e-mail info@glcorchestra.org or call 231.487.0010 to be added.
Fri
28
Dec
8:00PM

The Second City: Dysfunctional Holiday Revue

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.
Sun
30
Dec
4:00PM

Royal Opera House Broadcast: La Bayadere

Natalia Makarova’s production of this 19th-century classic ballet brings an exotic tale of love and revenge in a world of temple dancers and noble warriors, to life.
Fri
4
Jan
7:30PM

Great Lakes Cinema Series: Black Panther

Travel to the isolated African nation of Wakanda, as Black Panther takes place as King and fearlessly defends his home and their way of life from a powerful enemy.
Sun
13
Jan
4:00PM

Great Lakes Cinema Series: The Greatest Showman

Tap your toe to this movie musical inspired by the life of P.T. Barnum, an american showman rememberd for founding the circus.
Sat
19
Jan
7:30PM

Laureates of the Sphinx Competition

The Detroit-based Sphinx Organization is dedicated to transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts.
Sat
9
Feb
7:00PM

Voices Without Borders Presents: A Time to Shine

Voices Without Borders presents A Time to Shine, a variety show celebrating the amazing talent of Northern Michigan!
Sat
16
Feb
8:00PM

Capitol Steps

Capitol Steps, the group that puts the “mock” in democracy!
Fri
22
Feb
7:30PM

Interlochen Ballet: Swan Lake

Interlochen presents Tchaikovsky's brilliant and beautiful ballet Swan Lake.
Sun
3
Mar
4:00PM

Royal Opera House Broadcast: Queen of Spades

Tchaikovsky's most ambitious opera contains some of his greatest music and is a powerful study of destructive obsession.
Sun
10
Mar
3:00PM

Vienna Boys Choir

The Vienna Boys Choir has charmed audiences around the globe with rapturous harmonies, purity of tone, delightful repertoire and charming demeanor.
Sun
28
Apr
7:00PM

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra: Violins of Hope

The Violins of Hope are a collection of restored instruments played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust.
Sat
4
May
3:00PM

Northern Michigan Chorale Presents: From Broadway to the Silver Screen

The Northern Michigan Chorale returns to Center stage this spring to entertain you with favorite music from Broadway and Hollywood!
Sat
4
May
7:30PM

Northern Michigan Chorale Presents: From Broadway to the Silver Screen

The Northern Michigan Chorale returns to Center stage this spring to entertain you with favorite music from Broadway and Hollywood!
Sun
5
May
3:00PM

Northern Michigan Chorale Presents: From Broadway to the Silver Screen

The Northern Michigan Chorale returns to Center stage this spring to entertain you with favorite music from Broadway and Hollywood!
Fri
10
May
7:30PM

Voices Without Borders Presents: Franc D'Ambrosio

"Songs from the Silver Screen" sung by Franc D'Ambrosio, known for his impressive portrayal of the Phantom in the award-winning musical, The Phantom of the Opera.
Sat
11
May
6:00PM

The Dorothy Gerber Strings Program Presents: Year-End Concert

The Dorothy Gerber Strings Program (DBSP) provides lessons and classes in orchestral string instruments for children and youth programs in Northern Michigan.
Sun
19
May
3:00PM

Little Traverse Choral Society Presents: Celebrating 30 Years of Song

In recognition of their 30th anniversary, this concert will feature favorite pieces chosen from previous LTCS concerts, as well as new repertoire.
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This is simple, folks. It’s about as good as Pure Michigan gets.
GOV. RICK SNYDERGovernorState of Michigan, Great Lakes Center for the Arts Groundbreaking Ceremony July 2, 2016
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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