Boy are things ever cooking downtown! Outside our windows are the sweet sounds of jackhammers and bulldozers as work crews do the heavy lifting needed to give the Cultural District a total facelift. It’s going to be beautiful, and it’s fun to watch the work in progress.
So leave a little extra time on your way downtown for some really exciting performances this month! On October 10, Allen Toussaint joins the Preservation Hall Jazz Band from New Orleans on our Main Stage for a match made in American musical heaven. The ‘Oh Yeah’ tour is lighting up spots all over the country and will be some seriously great listening. Then, just 2 days later, Parsons Dance is here to represent all that is cool, fun, and authentic about American contemporary dance. We expect to hear a lot of ‘I HAD NO IDEA HOW GREAT THAT WAS GOING TO BE!’ in the lobby after the show, so don’t miss out on Parsons’ first return to Detroit after many years.
Our Family Theatre Series – a big commitment of ours to develop the next generation of live theatre fans – rolls out on Sunday the 5th
with local Detroit fave PuppetART’s production of ‘Snow Queen’. It’s a classic H.C. Andersen tale and – hook of all hooks – served as inspiration for Disney’s current mega-blockbuster ‘FROZEN’. (As if we even need to add the name…)
The end of the month brings a 5-show run of ‘The Color Purple’ featuring Jennifer Holliday, and this hit is selling well so don’t delay your calls to box office for tickets: 313-887-8501.
3Fifty Terrace is wrapped for the season, but our Jazz Café stage offers a full month of really diverse home-team talent. You just never know when you’ll spot the next Aretha or Marshall down there, because the D is like that.
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