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Summer Events to Add to Your Schedule

Have you heard? We just launched Single Event Tickets on Wednesday, March 28th. Do you have your seats reserved? We have a diverse, world-class line-up for our 2018 Premiere Summer Season, and below are some featured events we know you are going to want to see.
We look forward to seeing you this summer!

Intellectual Dialogue

Great Lakes Leadership Forum
Thursday, July 12 at 8:00pm

Join Bill Cobb, Cheryl Bachelder, Daniel Hesse and Dr. Edison Miyawaki, for the inaugural discussion in our signature series, the Leadership Forum. This forum will feature diverse topics in an interview format and give audience members a chance to learn from these inspiring minds and leaders.
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Selections from Broadway

Matthew Morrison
Saturday, August 11 at 8:00pm

Matthew Morrison is an Emmy, Tony and Golden Globe nominated star. Backed with his five-piece band, he will perform Broadway standards and numbers from his past productions, such as Hairspray, South Pacific, Finding Neverland, and Glee. Click here to Buy Tickets or Click here to learn more. 

 Musical Theater

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
Friday & Saturday,

August 17 & 18 at 8:00pm

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story is a Rock & Roll musical, that traces the life of the legendary performer and includes Buddy’s final performance at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, with Ritchie Valens (“La Bamba”) and the ‘Big Bopper’ J.P. Richardson (“Chantilly Lace”). Directed by Tony Award Nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge with Andy Christopher as Buddy Holly.  Click here to Buy Tickets for Friday or Click here to Buy Tickets for Saturday or


Comedian Tom Papa
Saturday, August 25 at 8:00pm

Tom Papa is one of the top comedic voices in the country finding success in film, television and radio, as well as on the live stage for more than 20 years as astand-up comedian. You may know him from the weekly, hit podcast and SiriusXM show, Come to Papa, that he hosts. Click here to Buy Tickets or Click here to learn more.

Click here to see the full Summer Season line-up

  • Theater
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Intellectual Dialogue
  • Movies & Film
  • Education