Northern Michigan Stage and Theater Articles

Frankfort’s Garden Theater Gets Exciting New Renovations

After the success of a $2.1 million capital campaign, The Garden Theater in Frankfort is growing! From new renovations to exciting events, here's...

6 Labor Day Weekend Events to Round Out Your Summer

As summer comes to a close, Northern Michigan is wrapping things up with these six unique events. Round out summer 2021 with exciting tours,...

U.P.’s Erickson Center Announces New Facility & Shows for 2021

We checked in with the team at Erickson Center for the Arts in Curtis, near Newberry and Seney, about their brand new Pine Performance Center and...

24 Can’t-Miss Performances, Dinners & Concerts This August

Make the most of Northern Michigan this summer with these 24 events. From concerts to wine tours, here are the festivities you've got to check out...

Community Concert Experience Coming to P45 Amphitheatre

Traverse City Symphony Orchestra, Parallel 45 Theatre and Traverse City Dance Project are collaborating on a new community concert experience. Find...

Parallel 45 Theater’s 2021 Season Starts Today + 4 New Events

Parallel 45 Theatre's 2021 season starts today! Learn more about what to expect and explore four new Northern Michigan special events that P45 has...

29 Events You Can’t Miss in Northern Michigan this July

Summer has arrived in Northern Michigan and events are making a comeback for the 2021 season. From the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City to...

Parallel 45 Celebrates 11 Years with Outdoor Summer Events

Traverse City's Parallel 45 Theatre celebrates 11 years with a fully outdoor season, new events and a brand new producing director. See what they're...

Interlochen Arts Camp 94th Season Will Be In-Person, Reduced

Interlochen Arts Camp, Northern Michigan’s world-renowned multidisciplinary arts camp, will take place in person this summer with 50% fewer...

Parallel 45 Theatre Announces Return of TC Summer Festival

Parallel 45 Theatre is thrilled to announce the return of its Summer Festival at Civic Center Park from July 8–August 1. The professional theatre...

National Writers Series Presents Playwright Larissa FastHorse

Award-winning writer and playwright Larissa FastHorse will join the National Writers Series on Tuesday, November 17, for a virtual Traverse City...

2 Traverse City Nonprofits Host Virtual Thanksgiving Play

Just in time for the holidays, Parallel 45 and the National Writers Series will present a virtual staged reading of "The Thanksgiving Play,"...

Traverse City Recognized as #10 Most Arts Vibrant Community

Traverse City was named the #10 Most Arts Vibrant Middle Size Community in the U.S. by SMU DataArts. The region was previously recognized in 2018...

Parallel 45 Theatre Announces Fall Drama Classes, Coaching

Parallel 45 Theatre in Traverse City is expanding its youth educational programming with after-school classes for grades K-8 and private coaching...

Parallel 45 Theatre Presenting 2 Virtual Shows This Fall

Parallel 45 Theatre is pleased to announce two virtual shows for audiences this fall. First, last year’s smash-hit "The Alphabet Experience" returns...

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater at Chamberlin’s Ole Forest Inn

It's the 1920s, and someone in the family is out to destroy the Godfather. So much for loyalty. Join the team at Chamberlin's Ole Forest Inn in...

Manistee’s Ramsdell Theatre Reopens After 117-Day Shut Down

After 117 days of being shut down due to COVID-19, the Ramsdell Theatre in Manistee is opening its doors during scheduled events. Community members...

Erickson Center for the Arts Constructing New Theater in Curtis

The Erickson Center for the Arts has reached its fundraising goal for a new theater in Curtis, Michigan. The new facility will house a 160-seat...

Experience The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD at Manistee’s Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts

The Met: Live in HD is the Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series of live opera performances transmitted via satellite from New York City to...

Experience the Unbelievable with Magician Bill Blagg at The Ramsdell in Manistee

Interactive magic and jaw-to-the-floor illusions are coming to The Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts in Manistee October 3. Bill Blagg’s...

Old Town Playhouse Kicks Off 60th Season with “The Importance of Being Earnest”

Catch a performance of the much-loved Oscar Wilde play The Importance of Being Earnest at Traverse City’s Old Town Playhouse throughout...

What’s it Like at Interlochen Arts Camp? Crack Open This Diary and Find Out

We crack open a real-deal journal (deep-cuts, doodles and all) from writer Molly Korroch and find out what it's really like to come of age at one of...

See World-Class Magic and Mind Reading by Ben Whiting at These Traverse City Shows

An award-winning magician, actor and playwright, Ben Whiting's career spans from the Las Vegas Strip to New York’s Off-Broadway playhouses. He’s...

“C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert” at Great Lakes Center for the Arts

Following its acclaimed 2018 national tour, C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert starring Max McLean as C.S. Lewis comes to Great Lakes...

Rockin’ Magic of Michael Trixx Reappears in Onekama

The Rockin’ Magic of renowned magician Michael Trixx will return to the main stage at the Onekama Village Park on August 5 at 6 p.m.Trixx and his...

Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre Announces 16th Season in Frankfort

Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre returns to Benzie County for the 16th year, presenting The Two Gentlewomen of Verona and The Rover at Frankfort’s Tank...

Experience the Boyne Highlands Young Americans Dinner Theatre

The Young Americans Dinner Theatre has been entertaining audiences at Boyne Highlands for more than four decades. The players, who are...

Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts Presents Hilarious, Award-Winning Play “The Foreigner”

The Foreigner is a two-act comedy by American playwright Larry Shue. The hilarious, award-winning play has become a staple of professional and...

Nina & The Buffalo Riders Kicking Off Summer Sounds Concert Series

With a captivating combination of vintage roots rock and powerhouse vocals, rising talent Nina and The Buffalo Riders return to Michigan Legacy Art...

Hip-Hop, Country, Indie and More at Michigan Legacy Art Park Summer Concert Series

Michigan Legacy Art Park announces its 2019 Summer Sounds concert series, which includes six weeks of eclectic live music events in the park’s...

Parallel 45 Theatre Launches Expanded Education Program for Children

Parallel 45 Theatre is launching an expanded lineup of fun, educational programming for young children.Led by new Director of Education Stacia...

Traverse City’s New Outdoor Venue Will Showcase Innovative Theatre

Traverse City is now home to a state-of-the-art, outdoor performance venue showcasing Northwest Michigan’s only professional summer repertory...

Here’s the Inside Story: Traverse City’s Fulfillament

Two complete opposites team up for a Northern Michigan event that lights up a community. We go behind the scenes with the Traverse City storytelling...

Traverse City West Presents ‘Urinetown’ the Musical

Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis’ musical satire, Urinetown, sheds a hysterical light on corporate control, political greed and, well, the call of...

Old Town Playhouse Presents the Tragicomic Mystery “The Father”

Old Town Playhouse Studio Theatre presents The Father, the 2014 Tony award-winning play written by Florian Zeller and translated by Christopher...

Old Town Playhouse Continues to Enliven Traverse City Community

While there are several entertainment options and venues around the Traverse City area, perhaps none have the history and relationship with the...

Old Town Playhouse Presents Shakespeare’s Most Popular Comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Falling in love can make fools of us all! Four young lovers and a group of amateur actors encounter woodland fairies, a duke and duchess, and plenty...

Parallel 45 Theatre Presents “Go, Dog. Go!” at City Opera House in Traverse City

Parallel 45 Theatre will present a high-energy adaptation of the classic children’s book Go, Dog. Go! on Sunday, March 4 at City Opera House in...

Traverse City Central High School Presents “Les Misérables”

Maybe you've seen the movie version or listened to the soundtrack. Here's your chance to experience a live performance of the smash hit...

Podcast – Here:Say Shares Powerful Stories About Homelessness

One of the most powerful Here:Say evenings ever, the House of Cards show invited storytellers to share experiences related to homelessness. While...

Petoskey Improv Troupe Brings Family Friendly Comedy and Lots of Laughs to Downtown

Petoskey Improv Troupe (the PIT) is a newly established, uniquely Petoskey comedy ensemble that has taken up regular monthly residence in the...

Jazz Pianist, Humor Writer and More at Interlochen Performing Arts Series 2017

Summer isn’t over yet, but for those looking ahead, the off-season concert season at Interlochen Center for the Arts promises a bit of everything....

Mitch Albom’s “Hockey – The Musical” Showing at City Opera House

Sports infuse almost every part of our culture. Too much, according to some. So God decided to do something about it and sent an angel to eliminate...

Tricks Against Humanity is Back at Old Town Playhouse

Old Town Playhouse is proud to again present Ben Whiting’s Tricks Against Humanity with two performances of his magic and mind reading show Friday,...

Parallel 45 Theatre Presents the Award-Winning “Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play”

TRAVERSE CITY: Parallel 45 Theatre will perform the award-winning, dark comedy-musical Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play by Anne Washburn on May...

Lauren Duski claims second place on The Voice Finale, Season 12

In all-white beauty, Lauren Duski left America captivated. She wrapped up her time on The Voice last night claiming a second-place win. Fulfilling...

Leland Public Schools Presents: “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”

Take a trip back in time to a Victorian music hall where a rowdy ensemble of actors mounts a staging of Charles Dickens' unfinished novel. Leland...

National Writers Series Presents An Evening with Elizabeth Strout: A Preview

The National Writers Series' Benjamin Busch speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Strout before they take the stage in Traverse City’s...

Traverse City Rotary Show, a Community Tradition of Giving Back

A Traverse City tradition returns Wednesday, April 27. The Traverse City Rotary Show features music, comedy, and stops in between, all in the name...

Libby’s Picks: Can’t-Miss Northern Michigan KIDS Events In April

The MyNorth Calendar highlights the amazing things going on across the North—Cadillac up to the Upper Peninsula.  Each week, we pick a few of our...

Magician Ben Whiting Livening Up Old Town Playhouse

For Ben Whiting, the opportunity to perform Tricks against Humanity is great fun. His audience apparently thinks so as well, since he’s bringing his...

April Concert Treats for Staycationers at Interlochen and the Ramsdell Theatre

While everyone else is heading to the sunny south for spring break, you’re stuck here in dreary, gray Northern Michigan. Ah, but not to worry, for...

Video: Behind-The-Scenes of Traverse City West’s Production of “Shrek”

Earlier this month MyNorthTickets was lucky enough to go behind the scenes with a local high school, Traverse City West, for their musical...

Stormcloud Brewing Company Revives Classic TV Talent Contest

FRANKFORT: Stormcloud Brewing Company is honoring a classic television game show while raising money for a community-based non-profit organization....

The Bihlman Brothers Return—TC Locals Back After International Tour

The boys are back in town. No, not Thin Lizzy, though these guys rock just as hard. Jeff “Jabo” Bihlman and Scott “Little” Bihlman are returning to...

Award-Winning Golden Dragon Acrobats Return to Milliken

The Golden Dragon Acrobats may perform acrobatics that date back 2,500 years, but the troupe's modern-day take on these athletic feats continues to...

Parallel 45 Theatre Presents Alice in Wonderland with a French Twist

Parallel 45 Theatre will perform the imaginative stage version of Alice in Wonderland made famous by Andre Gregory and the Manhattan Project March...

Old Town Playhouse Presents “Outside Mullingar,” a Valentine Special

Old Town Playhouse proudly presents John Patrick Shanley‘s romantic comedy, Outside Mullingar. The Tony Award nominee for best play is a Valentine...

Local Traverse City Comedy Scene Growing

The opening line on the old TV game show Make Me Laugh found the host introducing the comedians, then saying, “Go ahead. Make me laugh.” Then the...

Old Town Playhouse Presents Tony-Award Winning Musical “Company”

Old Town Playhouse proudly presents the Tony Award-winning musical, Company, by George Furth with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, opening this...

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Sneak Peek! Home #11 on the Traverse City Area Home Tour is a Charming Neighbor

Sneak Peek! Home #11 on the Traverse City Area Home Tour is a Charming Neighbor

This year we’ve got 12 amazing homes—yes, 12!—on our Traverse City Area Home Tour. Here’s a sneak peek inside Home #11 in Glen Arbor. See more on Saturday, October 19.Disclaimer. I live across the street from this house and watched the For Sale sign go up last summer...

Sneak Peek! Home #12 on the Traverse City Area Home Tour is Northwoods Elegance

Sneak Peek! Home #12 on the Traverse City Area Home Tour is Northwoods Elegance

This year we’ve got 12 amazing homes—yes, 12!—on our Traverse City Area Home Tour. Here’s a sneak peek inside Home #12 in Empire. See more on Saturday, October 19. The homeowners, longtime residents of Chicago, had visited friends on Glen Lake for years—often stopping...

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