Summer in Northern Michigan is just around the corner, which means festivals are too. Don’t miss Parallel 45 Theatre’s exciting three-show festival starting in June.

A Northern Michigan vacation or staycation just isn’t complete without quality entertainment. Kicking off in June, Parallel 45’s Summer Theatre Festival will feature reimagined classics, Cabaret, The Crucible, and Alice: A Rock Musical—running from June 30 through July 31 at the P45 Amphitheatre at Civic Center Park. 

The fun will all begin with a Benefête on June 18, celebrating the start of another season featuring a performance of Hamlet with Bubbles, an exclusive one-night-only event. 

Learn more about the shows and find more fun in the Traverse City area, including the best outdoor eateries, beaches, attractions and places to stay. 

P45 Summer Festival

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Parallel 45’s Summer Festival Lineup 


CABARET | June 30 – July 26, 2022 

Grab a drink and sing along to your favorite jazzy tunes. P45 opens the 2022 summer festival with a radiantly contemporary theatrical experience of Kander and Ebb’s Cabaret, bursting at the seams with sparkle, feathers, brilliance and heart. A powerful story, Cabaret will show you that sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out.

THE CRUCIBLE | July 15 – July 24, 2022

UK-based Director Michael Burditt Norton brings Arther Miller’s The Crucible to life in a compelling, iconoclastic and irreverent spin on this central work in the American canon. Norton’s The Crucible, featuring a lean ensemble playing all 22 characters, is a gutsy examination of history and current events.

ALICE: A ROCK MUSICAL | July 28 – July 31, 2022 

This rock musical is an original parody production created and performed by P45’s Youthquake Company and directed by Daniel Lendzian. A twisted take on a beloved tale, ALICE brings new life into Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with a Queen of Hearts origin story for the ages. Through pop-rock hits from the ‘90s and 2000s, ALICE is a rebellious tale of discovering the strength in one’s heart.

Parallel 45 Theatre production

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Parallel 45 Theatre Production

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Parallel 45 Theatre Ticket Packages

Looking to purchase tickets for upcoming shows? See what bundles are available for the summer season.


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