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Subscriptions available starting Sept. 1, 2017 for 2018 Premiere Summer Season


To cap a busy summer of steady construction, the announcement of 2018 Premiere Summer Season programming and continued Capital Campaign fundraising, the Great Lakes Center for the Arts announces the launch of subscription sales to the public beginning Sept. 1, 2017.

Subscriptions of four to 14 events will be available for 2018 Premiere Summer Season programs. Subscribers may also purchase extra tickets for events when they subscribe.

“Subscriptions allow patrons to purchase seats for multiple events at one time, ensuring seats and securing discounts,” said Jill O’Neill, the Center’s Executive Director. “It is a great opportunity to lock in seats to your favorite performances before single tickets go on sale in the Spring of 2018. We expect a number of our events to sell out, because of the caliber of the performers and the intimate nature of the theater itself.”

The Center’s Grand Opening will take place on Saturday, July 7, 2018, with a gala fundraising celebration featuring the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and other special guests. In addition, 14 events featuring dance, music, theater, comedy, intellectual dialogue and more throughout July and August 2018 have been announced, with complete details on the Center’s web site:

Events include (all dates are in 2018):

  • Great Lakes Leadership Forum, Thursday, July 12
  • Stars of the Joffrey Ballet, Saturday, July 14
  • Interlochen Jazz Faculty, Tuesday, July 17
  • Pink Martini, Saturday, July 21
  • Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra, Tuesday, July 24
  • An Evening with Sara Evans, Saturday, July 28
  • Great Lakes Music Festival, Thursday, Aug. 2
  • Charles Krauthammer, Sunday, Aug. 5
  • The Marriage of Figaro, Bay View Music Festival production, Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 7-8 (identical performance each night)
  • Matthew Morrison, Saturday, Aug. 11
  • Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 17-18 (identical performance each night)
  • Comedian Tom Papa, Saturday, Aug. 25
  • Great Lakes Conservatory Night featuring the University of Michigan, Thursday, Aug. 30
  • Celebrate the Journey, ‘80s style and the journey to come at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts, Sunday, Sept. 2

Subscribers may enjoy an early-bird discount of 10 percent on orders through Dec. 31, 2017 on the purchase of seven or more events, including the purchase of the Full Season (14 events). Note: The Grand Opening Gala is a special fundraiser for the Center and is not part of the subscription program.

A fillable subscription order form is available online at

Complete details about the events can be found on the Center’s web site as well.

The Center is a year-round performing arts venue, with a mission to inspire, entertain and educate. Additional programs will be announced starting in 2018.

Capital Campaign ongoing

The Center continues its fundraising for the Capital Campaign as it nears the finish line of the approximately $25 million building project. Through its Founding Circle and Seat Campaigns, donors support the construction of the state-of-the-art Center, bringing world-class performances for all to enjoy in Northern Michigan.

Contact Maris Harrington, Director of Development for information about how to join the family of supporters and to learn about the benefits of becoming a donor: 231.439.2606 or

The Great Lakes Center for the Arts is a nonprofit 501(c)3 charitable organization with an independent Board of Directors.

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