Event Listings

2017-18 FYT First Stage
Fri 1/26/18 - Sun 1/28/18

A Flint Youth Theatre production
By Barry Kornhauser
Recommended for ages 3 and older

A tender, uplifting show for the little ones (and the big ones too). Sweet, inventive and packed with physical comedy, this play explores the power of friendship and shows how, with a little imagination and acceptance, companionship is everywhere.

“Balloonacy’s mix of puppetry, wordless situational comedy, and Chaplin-esque physical humor is a winning combination.” -Twin Cities Daily Planet

The Fantasticks
2017-18 UM-Flint Theatre/Dance
Fri 1/26/18 - Sun 1/28/18 & Fri 2/2/18 - Sun 2/4/18

By Tom Jones &
Harvey Schmidt
Directed by Stephanie Dean

The Fantasticks, the longest running musical of all time, is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their parents who try to keep them apart.

The Vagina Monologues
2017-18 UM-Flint Theatre/Dance
Fri 2/8/2018 6:00pm

The Vagina Monologues-20th Anniversary
Reception to Follow

The Vagina Monologues is a play by award winning playwright Eve Ensler, founder of V-Day, a global activist movement to stop violence against women and girls, cisgender and transgender alike, as well as femme people of all genders. Performed by UM-Flint students, faculty, staff, and local community members, The Vagina Monologues is intended to break down the barriers of secrecy and shame surrounding both the use of the word "vagina" and the violence perpetrated against those who are feminine. Co-sponsored by the Department of Theater and Dance, the Department of Women and Gender Studies, the Ellen Bommarito LGBTQ Center, and the Women’s Educational Center.

Meet the Orchestra
2017-18 FIM Season
Thu 2/8/18 7:00 PM

Discover how each instrument contributes to the orchestra. Enjoy an exciting concert with a variety of music. Explore a musical instrument playground in the lobby before the concert.

Akeelah & the Bee
2017-18 FYT Main Stage
Sat 2/10/18 - Sun 2/25/18

By Cheryl L. West
Based on the book by Doug Atchinson

Akeelah has a crazy passion for words: the more abstruse and labyrinthine, the better. But this gift is almost overwhelmed by the challenge of her daily life in a tough, Chicago neighborhood. Akeelah’s aptitude earns her a spot in the National Spelling Bee, which inspires the people in her neighborhood with her courage and tenacity.

Petra and the Wolf
2017-18 The Whiting Presents
Mon 2/12/18 7:00 PM

When a wolf threatens her home and animal friends, her adventures become a showcase of bravery and compassion. Family audiences will walk away from this stunning piece of visual and musical storytelling with a new sense of empathy for the animals that share our earth.

FSO February Classical Concert
2017-18 FIM Season
Sat 02/17/2018 7:30 PM

Pre-Concert Talk at 6:30pm

Enrique Diemecke - Conductor

Guest Artist:
Amy Porter - flute

Pieces include:
Scott Joplin The Entertainer, Maple Leaf Rag, Ragtime Dance
Michael Daugherty Trail of Tears
William Grant Still Symphony #1 (Afro-America Symphony)
Aaron Copland Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes

The Second City
2017-18 The Whiting Presents
Fri 2/23/18 8:00 PM

The Second City has become internationally known for its ever increasing roster of comedy superstars. From John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, John Candy and Gilda Radner to Mike Myers, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert and Tina Fey - The Second City imprint is felt across every entertainment medium.

Freedom Riders
2017-18 The Whiting Presents
Thu 2/27/18 7:30 PM

Freedom Riders is the latest edition to the canon of American History plays by Mad River Theater Works. This new play, with original songs and music, explores the valiant and courageous personalities behind one of the most critical chapters in the history of the Civil Rights movement.

The Chieftains
2017-18 The Whiting Presents
Fri 3/02/18 8:00 PM

The Chieftains were formed in Ireland in 1962 by Paddy Moloney, one of the top traditional folk musicians in Ireland and around the world. Their ability to transcend musical boundaries to blend tradition with modern music has notably hailed them as one of the most renowned and revered musical groups to this day. After more than fifty five years of making some of the most beautiful music in the world, The Chieftains' music remains as fresh and relevant as when they first began. So now The Chieftains are on their 55thAnniversary Tour making their way across the US. Paddy Moloney says, “This tour will have all the musical force of what we’ve accumulated and achieved over the last 55 years, with a few extra gems thrown in for good measure”.

Peter Pan the Musical
2017-18 The Whiting Presents
Sat 4/14/18 8pm and Sun 4/15/18 at 2pm

Fly off to Neverland in a new 3D live multi-media production of Peter Pan that will enthrall audiences of all ages. With exciting 3D visual effects and images combined with actors “flying through the air”, audiences will truly feel like they are part of the story itself. Peter Pan tells the classic J.M. Barrie tale of a young boy who refuses to grow up. Peter travels to London and meets Wendy, Michael, and John Darling. The Darling children accompany Peter back to the magical Neverland, where they learn to fly, get involved in all sorts of adventures and defeat the evil Captain Hook.

Momix: Opus Cactus
2017-18 The Whiting Presents
Fri 3/9/18 8:00 PM

After a ten-year rest period, Opus Cactus is back again with a new look, fresh energy, and fun surprises! Opus Cactus brings the landscape of the American Southwest to life with MOMIX’s signature illusionistic style creating dynamic images of cactuses, slithering lizards and fire dancers.

Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles
2017-18 The Whiting Presents
Sun 3/11/18 3:00 PM

RAIN - A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES celebrates the 50th anniversary of the release of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band! For the first time ever,RAIN will bring the historic album to life in its entirety for this psychedelic multimedia spectacular!

A Honey Pot of Pooh Stories
2017-18 FYT First Stage
Sat 3/16/18 2pm & Sun 3/17/18 7pm

A Honey Pot of Pooh Stories
A Wild Swan Theater Production

Dip into our honey pot of stories featuring children’s all time favorite bear, Winnie the Pooh. Little theater goers will love joining Pooh as he hums his way through the Hundred Aker Wood. Whether he’s pretending to be a cloud to trick bees out of their honey, hunting Heffalumps with Piglet, or stuck in the doorway of Rabbit’s house, Winnie the Pooh is just about the best friend a child could have.

FSO March Classical Concert
2017-18 FIM Season
Sat 03/17/2018 7:30 PM

Pre-Concert Talk at 6:30pm

Enrique Diemecke - Conductor

Guest Artist:
Yidi Song - flute

Pieces include:
Sergei Prokofiev Lieutenant Kije: Suite
Carl Nielsen Flute Concerto
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony #1, G minor (Winter Daydreams)

Flint Youth Symphony-Bon Voyage Concert
2017-18 FIM Season
Thurs 3/18/2018 7:00 PM

Flint Youth Symphony Orchestra Concert

Join the talented young musicians of the Flint Youth Symphony Orchestra

2017-18 The Whiting Presents
Thu 3/22/18 8:00PM and Fri 3/23/18 at 8:00PM

Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd-and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through their dangerous times?

Lend Me A Tenor
2017-18 UM-Flint
Fri 3/23/18 - Sun 3/25/18 & Fri 3/30/18 - Sat 3/31/18

When a star opera singer becomes unexpectedly incapacitated prior to an important performance, a suitable replacement must be found. Who is cavalier enough to replace him? Mayhem, lunacy, and shear panic ensue, but in the end the show must always go on.

One Night of Queen
2017-18 The Whiting Presents
Sat 3/24/18 8:00 PM

Performed by Gary Mullen & The Works

Gary has been a lifelong Queen fan and has always been a keen singer. His career as Freddie started in 2000, when he won the overall Live Grand Final of the show Stars in Their Eyes, setting the all time record for votes on the show.

UM-Flint Spring Dance Concert
2017-18 UM-Flint
Fri 4/13/18 - Sun 4/15/18

Each year, the dance faculty create a group of thought provoking dances that are artistic, experimental, and community driven. With a range of styles, students engage in inspirational work which furthers their growth as performers and art makers. This season the concert will also feature choreography by a guest artist.

Mike Super Magic & Illusion
2017-18 The Whiting Presents
Fri 4/13/18 8:00PM

Mike Super’s life has been characterized by an obsession and passion for magic. Mike’s ever-growing popularity has garnered him many prestigious awards and honors, including being the only magician in history to win a LIVE magic competition on primetime US network television. The secret to Mike’s success is his natural ability to entertain and fascinate people. He has pioneered a new form of magic with his own inimitable, down-to-earth style and personality. Mike has brought the art of magic back to the people. He transcends the “trick” and connects personally with his audience on a level they can relate to.

Forbidden Broadway
2017-18 The Whiting Presents
Thu 4/19/18 8:00 PM

LOOK OUT BROADWAY, WE'RE BACK! New Season -- New Victims -- New Laughs! Just when Broadway thought it was safe from the poison pen of funny-man Gerard Alessandrini, Forbidden Broadway returns, sharper and more hilarious than ever!

The Geranium on the Windowsill Just Died
2017-18 FYT Main Stage
Sat 4/21/18 - Sun 5/06/18

The Geranium on the Windowsill Just Died But Teacher You Went Right On
A new musical
Book and Lyrics by Michael Lluberes
Music by Jared M. Dembowski
Based on the book by Albert Cullum

Based on the best selling book by Albert Cullum, this avant-garde musical explores the inner thoughts and feelings of elementary school students as they navigate their way through the trials and tribulations of an ordinary day at school.

FSO April Classical Concert
2017-18 FIM Season
Sat 04/21/2017 7:30 PM

Pre-Concert Talk at 6:30pm

Enrique Diemecke - Conductor
Guest Artist:
Mark Rucker - baritone

Pieces include:
Benjamin Britten Peter Grimes: Passacaglia, Four Sea Interludes
Ralph Vaughan Williams Serenade of Music
William Walton Belshazzar's Feast

Theresa Caputo Live!
2017-18 Whiting
Fri 4/27/18 7:30 PM

Theresa Caputo, psychic medium and star of the hit TLC show, Long Island Medium, will be appearing live where she will share her incredible ability to communicate with the dead.

Tickets start at $39.75 (plus applicable service charges) and are subject to change.
Purchasing a ticket does not guarantee a reading.
Please note there is an 8 ticket per customer limit for this event.

FSPA Showcase 2018
2017-18 FIM Season
Sun 4/29/2018 3:00 PM

The Showcase is the culmination of work and training completed over the past year by FSPA large ensemble students. Performances will include instrumental and vocal music, ballet and modern dance and feature nearly 350 participants.

This performance is an opportunity for community members to become familiar with the wide range of offerings available at the FSPA while enjoying a fast-paced, collage style production.

Black Violin
2017-18 The Whiting Presents
Sat 5/5/18 8:00 PM

Back by popular demand! Black Violin is the blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music. Live, they are accompanied by their band, featuring ace turntable whiz DJTK (Dwayne Dayal) and a drummer.

The Tale of the Mischievous Bunny
2017-18 FYT First Stage
Fri 5/11/18 7pm & Sat 5/12/18 2pm

The Tale of the Mischievous Bunny
A Wild Swan Theater Production

When Peter Rabbit ventures into Farmer McGregor’s garden, despite his mother’s warning, his adventures begin. From the moment Peter loses his little blue coat to Farmer McGregor’s scarecrow until he arrives safe and sound at home, this classic tale is brought charmingly to life.

U of M Flint Season Pass
2017-18 UM-Flint Theatre/Dance

Season Pass allows the owner to attend as often as he/she likes, pending availability, tickets must be requested in advance.

Discounted passes are available for students, seniors, alumni, veterans, and U of M Faculty and may only be purchased in person at The Ticket Center at The Whiting or Flint Farmers Market.