Event Listings



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.


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”.


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 3:00 PM

Flint Youth Symphony Orchestra Concert

Join the talented young musicians of the Flint Youth Symphony Orchestra


Cabaret
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.


The Sound of Music
2017-18 The Whiting Presents
Thu 3/29/18 7:30PM

THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O’Brien, is coming to The Whiting. 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.


Step Afrika!
2017-18 The Capitol Theatre
Fri 04/06/18 7:30pm

Step Afrika! blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities, African traditional dance and influences from a variety of other dance forms. Founded in 1994 as the first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping, Step Afrika! is now one of the Top Ten African American dance companies. Performances are much more than dance shows; they integrate songs, storytelling, humor and audience participation. The blend of technique, agility and pure energy makes each performance unique and leaves the audience with their hearts pounding.

Purchase tickets for Flint residents to attend Step Afrika!
Purchase a ticket for a Flint resident - 30% of the purchase price is tax deductible


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


They say lighting doesn’t strike twice in the same place…but Mike Super’s BRAND NEW Magic Show begs to differ!

Always leave ‘em wanting more! And that’s exactly what Magician Mike Super did with his last visit to our series! People raved and demanded we bring him back so they could bring all their friends and family! As a result, much like a SUPER-charged software upgrade, Mike Super returns to our stage with a BRAND NEW show with all new magic! Instead of 2.0 he calls it 2.OH! SHOW!™ because of the newly created, never before seen magical, jaw dropping moments taking his uniquely branded evening of mystery to a whole new level!


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.


FSPA Festival of Dance 2018
2017-18 FIM Season
Sat 5/05/2018 7:30 pm & 5/06/2017 3:00 pm

A weekend full of dance features the four Dance Division ensembles: Children’s Performance Workshop, Youth Dance Ensemble, the Adult Ballet Ensemble and Flint Youth Ballet.


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.