Wharton Center announces 35th anniversary season

Exterior photographs of the newly expanded Wharton Center for the Performing Arts.

EAST LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – The Wharton Center is rolling out a very special 35th Anniversary Season by bringing in new musicals, familiar favorites and a line-up of world class artists.

“This year we celebrate Wharton Center’s anniversary with six brand-new Broadway musicals and, after almost a decade, the return of Disney’s THE LION KING,” says Executive Director Mike Brand.
“I’m inspired by this coming season, and I know our audiences will be too!”

The MSU Federal Credit Union Broadway at Wharton Center series has six Wharton Center premieres, including THE BODYGUARD, based on the smash hit film and featuring a host of irresistible classics including “One Moment in Time,” “So Emotional” and one of the most popular songs of all time, “I Will Always Love You.”

Also premiering are the musical, FINDING NEVERLAND; WAITRESS, and the Tony® winning production of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS.

In addition, ON YOUR FEET! is coming to the Wharton Center. The Emilio & Gloria Estefan Musical takes audiences behind the music and inside the real story of this record-making and groundbreaking couple.

Also, the 10-time Tony® nominated show SOMETHING ROTTEN! arrives in March.

Then, in July of 2018, THE LION KING returns for a three-week-engagement.

Get ticket information and more here.

MSU FEDERAL CREDIT UNION BROADWAY AT WHARTON CENTER:
The Bodyguard
October
17-22, 2017

An American in Paris
November 14-19, 2017

Finding Neverland
December 12-17, 2017

Waitress
January 23-28, 2018

On Your Feet!
February 13-18, 2018

Something Rotten!
March 13-18, 2018

Disney’s
The Lion King
July 11-29, 2018

Sensory-Friendly Performance
July 21, 2018
at 2:00 pm.

WHARTON CENTER’S PERFORMING ARTS SERIES INCLUDES:

CLASSICAL AT WHARTON CENTER:

Moscow State Symphony
Orchestra
November 7, 2017
Pavel Kogan, conductor

Vienna Boys Choir:
Holiday
November 28, 2017

Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax, Leonidas Kavakos
February 26, 2018

DANCE AT WHARTON CENTER:

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
October 10, 2017

Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound:
After the Curtain
November 1, 2017

Moscow Festival Ballet:
January 12, 2018

Cinderella
Dance Theatre of Harlem
May 2, 2018

MSU FEDERAL CREDIT UNION JAZZ AT WHARTON CENTER:

Squirrel Nut Zippers and Davina & the Vagabonds
January 18, 2018

The Birdland All-Stars
February 24, 2018
Featuring Tommy Igoe

To Ray with Love
April 20, 2018
Starring Maceo Parker
Featuring The Ray Charles Orchestra & The Raelettes

THE DOCTORS COMPANY VARIETY AT WHARTON CENTER:
David Sedaris
November 3, 2017

Jeff Daniels and the Ben Daniels Band
November 12, 2017

Yamato – The Drummers of Japan
February 6, 2018

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy:
February 8, 2017
Visions from Cape Breton & Beyond

THE ILLUMINATE SERIES AT WHARTON CENTER:

Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater:
Matinee
January 17, 2018

Lungs
February 15-18, 2018

WORLD VIEW LECTURE SERIES:

David Ignatius
October 30, 2017

Gina McCarthy
December 4, 2017

Lynn Nottage
April 2, 2018

ACT ONE FAMILY SERIES:

Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat
October 28, 2017

Sensory-Friendly Performance
October 29, 2017

Dragons Love Tacos…and More!
January 27, 2018

Clementine
March 24, 2018

Sensory-Friendly Performance
March 25, 2018

Lightwire Theater:
April 15, 2018
Moon Mouse, A Space Odyssey

We welcome thoughts and comments from our viewers. We ask that everyone keep their remarks civil and respectful. Postings that contain profanity, racist, or potentially libelous remarks will be deleted. We will delete any commercial postings, as well.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s