These July Northern Michigan stage events feature the area’s finest players in performances of “Shrek,” “Catch Me If You Can,” and more. Tickets for some of the following Northern Michigan events are available for purchase at

Shrek the Musical at the Ramsdell Theatre in Manistee — Thursday, July 3, Saturday, July 5, and Sunday, July 6

  • Make room for ogre-sized family fun as the greatest fairy tale never told comes to life in a whole new way in this breathtaking Broadway musical adaptation of the hit movie Shrek!

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A Cabaret Evening at the Old Town Playhouse in Traverse City — Tuesday, July 8

  • Old Town Playhouse is pleased to present award-winning New York cabaret artists Natalie Douglas and Brian Nash in an evening of music sure to please!

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Catch Me If You Can at Milliken Auditorium in Traverse City — July 11th–14th, 17th–20th

  • Tony award-winning Broadway musical based on the movie and true story of Frank Abagnale who successfully posed as a pilot, doctor and lawyer while passing millions of dollars in bad checks. 

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Peter Pan at the Old Town Playhouse in Traverse City — Friday, July 18 and Saturday, July 19

  • Based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie’s enchanting play, Disney’s Peter Pan JR. is a modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn’t grow up! Performances by the campers enrolled in OTP’s four-week Performing Arts Camp.
  • Ticket specials available for groups of 8 or more children.

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Jake Thorne: “The Life and Legend of John Wayne” at the Ramsdell Theatre in Manistee — Saturday, July 19 at 8 pm

  • This three-act performance reveals Wayne’s life and character during pivotal points of his career.

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Comedian Brad Upton at the Ramsdell Theatre in Manistee — Saturday, July 26 at 8 pm

  • Brad Upton is a past winner of the Las Vegas Comedy Festival and appeared recently at Caesar’s Palace as part of the HBO Comedy Festival. Twenty-nine years and 5400 shows have made this Seattle-based comic a sought-after performer.

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