by Jill P
Miller Auditorium has announced its 2017-18 Zhang Financial Broadway in West Michigan Series. Anchoring the series is a two-week engagement of DISNEY’S THE LION KING from April 4-15, 2018. Miller will also host KINKY BOOTS, THE WIZARD OF OZ and THE SOUND OF MUSIC during the 2017-18 season.
Zhang Financial Broadway in West Michigan Subscriptions are available now. For more information, contact the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office at (269) 387-2300, (800) 228-9858 or online at www.millerauditorium.com. Miller Auditorium’s 2017-18 Lake Michigan Mailers Spotlight Series events will be announced at a later date, along with single ticket on sale dates.
Renewing subscribers receive the first opportunity to keep their existing seats—and to add seats to 2017-18 Lake Michigan Mailers Spotlight Series events as soon as they are announced. 2017-18 season prices start at just $36 per show and monthly payment plans are available for orders turned in by June 1.
Miller Auditorium is proud to embark on an expanded partnership with Zhang Financial as they become our new Broadway in West Michigan Series title sponsor for the 2017-18 season. Established more than two decades ago, Zhang Financial, a fee-only wealth management group, has developed into a prominent industry leader while maintaining its client-centered focus. Zhang Financial is ranked one of the Top 300 Registered Investment Advisors in the nation by the Financial Times. Zhang Financial is also known for its commitment to philanthropy, especially within the local community.
2017-18 MILLER AUDITORIUM ZHANG FINANCIAL BROADWAY IN WEST MICHIGAN SERIES
KINKY BOOTS: Oct. 20-22, 2017
KINKY BOOTS is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan.
Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.
With direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award®-winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony Award®-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), KINKY BOOTS is the winner of six Tony Awards® including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography. Take a step in the right direction and discover that sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out. “There is no show hotter than KINKY BOOTS!” – CBS News
THE WIZARD OF OZ: Jan. 5-7, 2018
There truly is no place like home as the greatest family musical of all time, the wonderful WIZARD OF OZ, twists its way into Kalamazoo! The entire family will be captivated as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road and beyond with Dorothy, Toto and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow in this lavish production, featuring breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography and classic songs. A spectacular celebration of the iconic 1939 MGM film, THE WIZARD OF OZ will blow you away from the moment the tornado touches down and transports you to a dazzling Oz, complete with munchkins and flying monkeys. Don’t miss the chance to travel Over the Rainbow and experience this national treasure on stage.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC: Feb. 9-11, 2018
THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC is coming to Miller Auditorium. The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,”“Edelweiss” and the title song. THE SOUND OF MUSIC features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp. THE SOUND OF MUSIC enjoyed extraordinary success as a live television production when “The Sound of Music Live!” aired on NBC in December, 2013 and was seen by over 44 million people. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.
DISNEY’S THE LION KING: April 4-15, 2018
More than 90 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s THE LION KING, and now you can, too, when this best-loved musical comes to Miller Auditorium. Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, this landmark musical event brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. THE LION KING also features some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award®-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice. There is simply nothing else like THE LION KING.