Our Season

The Macomb Center for the Performing Arts announces its 2016-2017 Season…with a magnificent lineup of Broadway, comedy, concerts, dance, family entertainment, holiday magic and more! View our season video now.

The season kicks-off with Nicholas Kristof, the initial speaker of three in the First State Bank Speaker Series. Join us for Meet & Greets and Presentations featuring Nicholas Kristof, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist–Thursday, September 29, 5:30pm, Joe Klein, TIME Magazine columnist and bestselling author–Thursday, November 10, 5:30pm and Jennifer Siebel Newsom, filmmaker, advocate, and president and CEO of the nonprofit organization The Representation Project–Thursday, March 23,  5:30pm.

Experience an extraordinary work of documentary theater. Basetrack Live powerfully portrays the impact of war on veterans and their families. Follow the journey of a young couple from deployment to Afghanistan and back home again–Sunday, October 2, 3pm. Special Military pricing for active and retired Military.

BROADWAY…MAMMA MIA! Inspired by the storytelling magic of ABBA’s songs from “Dancing Queen” and “S.O.S.” to “Money, Money, Money” and “Take a Chance on Me,” MAMMA MIA! is a celebration of mothers and daughters, old friends and new family found. Come see MAMMA MIA! in its farewell tour on Tuesday, October 11, 8pm and Wednesday & Thursday, October 12 & 13, 7:30pm. The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic, “42nd Street’s anthems remain among the most infectious songs ever written about Manhattan, as energetic, tough-hearted and self-romanticizing as the island itself.  No sooner does the orchestra strike up the overture (beginning with ''We're in the Money'') than you feel yourself grinning.” –The New York Times Come and meet those dancing feet in the production of 42nd Street, Sunday, April 30, 3pm.

COMEDY…Comedians Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, known by TV audiences for their work on Whose Line is it Anyway?, armed with nothing but their sharp wit will take to the stage to create hilarious and original scenes in their two-man show, Saturday, November 5, 7:30pm.

Come Laugh with Us

Jeanne Robertson, Friday, October 14, 7:30pm

The Capitol Steps, Saturday, October 22, 7:30pm
Late Nite Catechism, Sunday, January 29, 1pm & 4:30pm

CONCERTS…Back by popular demand! Time travel through the most magnificent years of rock ‘n’ roll with The Hit Men–legendary performers who toured and recorded with Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.  Relive the music, the magic and the memories on Friday, March 24, 7:30pm.  Bagpipes with attitude. Drums with a Scottish accent. A blazing rock band…Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Wednesday, March 15, 7pm–a 9-piece ensemble consisting of pipers, guitarists, keyboardists, and drummers. Make it a Mother’s Day to remember…enjoy a pre-show lunch at the Lorenzo Cultural Center followed by Jimmy Osmond’s tribute to Andy Williams in Andy Williams Moon River and Me! Starring Jimmy Osmond with Special Guest Jay Osmond and The Moon River Band, Sunday, May 14, 3pm.

Others to sing along to
A Temptations Revue, Saturday, October 8, 7:30pm
Vocalosity, Sunday, October 16, 4pm
The Best of Broadway:
The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber starring Terry Barber
, Friday, November 4, 7:30pm
The Gordon Lightfoot Tribute featuring Mike Fornes, Sunday, November 13, 3pm
Tony Orlando, Saturday, November 19, 7:30pm
The Macombers Fall Extravaganza, Sunday, November 27, 3pm
Elvis Lives! Saturday, January 28, 2pm & 7:30pm
Let It Be, Saturday, February 25, 2pm & 7:30pm
One Night of Queen performed by Gary Mullen and The Works, Saturday, March 18, 8pm
Jimmy Webb: The Glen Campbell Years 50 Years of Music and Friendship, Saturday, March 25, 8pm
The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra with The Modernaires, Sunday, April 2, 3pm
The Macombers Spring Extravaganza, Saturday, May 13, 7:30pm

DANCE…Prepare to be mesmerized by the Russian National Ballet Theatre’s stunning rendition of Swan Lake, Saturday, January 21, 2pm. The award-winning Pilobolus presents Shadowland, a mix of shadow-theater, dance, circus, and concert–Pilobolus: Shadowland, Friday, February 17, 7:30pm.

FAMILY…Come see what all the noise is about with STOMP–an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments–from wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, to hubcaps–they will fill the stage with magnificent rhythms in multiple performances: Friday, March 3, 8pm and Saturday, March 4, 2pm & 8pm.
Other family highlights of the season include…
The Magic of Bill Blagg Live!, Sunday, October 23, 3pm
Shanghai Nights performed by Shanghai Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China
Saturday, October 29, 7pm
presented by All The World’s A Stage–Macomb County’s Premier Theatre Arts Education Company–Saturday, November 12, 1pm & 4pm
Shaolin Warriors: The Legend Continues, Sunday, March 19, 4pm
Animal Magic with Mark Rosenthal, Saturday, April 1, 11am & 4pm
Disney’s Mulan Jr., presented by All The World’s A Stage–Macomb County’s Premier Theatre Arts Education Company–Saturday, April 22, 1pm & 4pm.

The Ten Tenors: Home for the Holidays is a magical experience for the whole family and is the perfect way to celebrate the spirit of the season, Saturday, December 10, 7:30pm. Bringing music to life and lives to music–The Metropolitan Detroit Chorale performs Handel’s MessiahSunday, December 11, 3pm.

Irene: A Musical Comedy

performed by Heart of the Hills Players
Thursday, August 18, 2pm; Friday, August 19, 7:30pm; Saturday, August 20, 7:30pm and Sunday, August 2, 3pm

performed by Macomb Symphony Orchestra
Friday, October 7, 8pm
The Nutcracker
performed by Macomb Ballet Company
Friday, December 2, 10am & 7pm and Saturday, December 3, 2pm & 7pm
Christmas at the Movies with Kevin Welsh
performed by Macomb Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, December 4, 3pm
Christmas with The Detroit Concert Choir
Sunday, December 18, 3pm
The Baroque Concerto
performed by Macomb Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, March 26, 3pm
Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark & The Knight at Dawn
performed by All The World’s A Stage
Tuesday, March 28, 10am & 7pm and Wednesday, March 29, 10am
Spring Concert
performed by Motor City Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, April 23, 3pm
All Thing Romantic
performed by Macomb Symphony Orchestra
Friday, April 28, 8pm
performed by Macomb Ballet Company
Friday, May 5, 10am & 7pm and Saturday, May 6, 2pm & 7pm

Bringing Opera to Macomb County…

This is the third opera of MOT’s annual community initiative to bring opera directly to audiences in Southeastern Michigan through partnerships with community organizations. Little Women presented by Michigan Opera Theatre, Saturday, March 11, 7:30pm and Sunday, March 12, 12:30pm.

Hear the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in its full symphonic splendor during its second season of residency at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts. Friday, July 15, 8pm; Friday, January 13, 8pm; Friday, March 17, 8pm; Friday, May 12, 8pm; Friday, June 16, 8pm and Friday, June 23, 8pm.

In addition, the Macomb Center will present its Page to Stage Series, a theater and literacy program that brings literature to stage. This season the series features six performances including The Giver and The Secret Life of Bees presented by Literature to Life®, Aquila Theatre’s Much Ado About Nothing, Artspower’s presentations of The Rainbow Fish and Biscuit, and Dar He: The Story of Emmett Till. A description of the entire series can be found at: www.macombcenter.com/education-enrichment/page-to-stage-series. Aquila Theatre presents Murder on the Nile, Sunday, October 30, 3pm. Agatha Christie at her finest! It is a case of Who can be trusted? Who holds the truth? Who is a suspect? Whodunit?

Become a Macomb Center Donor! Be the first to purchase your tickets. For the Best Seats and the Lowest Prices of the Season. Call 586.286.2095.

Create your own custom entertainment package with the Macomb Center’s Flex Packaging. Flex Packaging begins, Tuesday, July 5. The more you buy, the more you save. Combine four different shows and save $4 off each regular-price ticket; combine five different shows and save $5 off each regular-price ticket; combine six or more different shows and save $6 off each regular-price ticket. Additional savings are available for seniors (55+), military, students and groups of 10 or more. 

Single tickets, to individual shows, go on sale to the public on Monday, August 8 at 9am.  To purchase tickets call 586.286.2222 or visit the box office, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 44575 Garfield Road, Clinton Township, MI 48038.