Event Listings



The Greatest Love of All – The Whitney Houston Show
2018-19 The Whiting Presents
Sat 9/22/18 8:00 PM - The Whiting


The Greatest Love – The Whitney Houston Show features the breathtaking vocals of Belinda Davids accompanied by a fabulous 6-piece live band and dancers, this is a beautifully crafted tribute to one of the world’s most revered singers.


I Found My Voice
2018-19 Capitol Theatre
Fri 9/28/18 7:00 PM

Using art as a vehicle, “I Found My Voice” drives the audience into the hearts and minds of its performers. Through music, powerful vocals, dance, spoken word and visual imagery, the audience travels with artists as they unpack their hearts for the world to see. This innovative concert performance tributes women survivors of domestic and sexual violence featuring Flint natives Cherisse Bradley, Mama Sol, LaKisha Jones, Detroit native Pierre Anthony, Chicago native Harold Green, Kimberly Nichole and other special performances. Experience the journey and celebration of life tributing artists like Mary J. Blige, Tina Turner and many others. “I Found My Voice” is a perfect example of what happens when passion meets purpose.


The Boatman
2018-19 Flint Repertory Theatre - Signature Series
FRI, SAT, & SUN 9/28/2018 - 10/7/2018 Elgood Theatre

The Boatman of the underworld is having a career crisis, and it only gets worse when he meets a girl who refuses to be ferried to the land of the dead.
Developed during the 2018 New Works Festival.


Siro-A
2018-19 The Whiting Presents
Sat 9/29/18 7:30 PM - The Whiting


A sensational fusion of high-tech and human SIRO-A is a revolution in live entertainment, fusing mime, groundbreaking visual effects, and a techno soundtrack to bring their crazy imagination into reality. They offer an ultimate collaboration of human and technology that people have never seen before.


Community of Angels
2018-19 The Capitol Theatre
Wed 10/3/2018 6PM
The Capitol Theatre

WHEN COMMUNITY COMPASSION MAKES A DIFFERENCE: A TRIBUTE

TICKETS COMPLIMENTS OF ELGA CREDIT UNION - LIMITED SEATING

6 - 7:00 pm SOCIAL HOUR - Explore the closing exhibition photography of "Folks of Flint" by Dan White

7 - 8:30 pm Nicole Bowers Wallace shares two films based on Michigan families and the extended trailer of the feature Film Ring of Silence

Tickets are not available online at this time. To reserve your tickets please visiting The Whiting Ticket Center at 1241 E Kearsley St. Flint, MI 48503 or call The Whiting Box Office at 810-237-7333.


FSO October Classical Concert
2018-19 FIM Season
Sat 10/6/2018 7:30 PM - The Whiting

Impressionistic Debussy

Enrique Diemecke - Conductor
Guest Artist:
Natasha Paremski - Piano
Debussy, Rachmaninoff



Arts Midwest World Fest–SOFI & THE BALADIS (Israel)
2018-19 The Whiting
Thu 10/11/2018 7PM - The Capitol Theatre


Experience one family’s remarkable story through the heartfelt melodies of Sofi & the Baladis. Journey through time to explore ancient Samaritan songs and a timeless search for balance, understanding, and belonging. With a unique blend of cultures and styles, this soulful ensemble will connect you to the heart of Israel.


Late Night Tailgate
2018-19 The Whiting Presents
Fri 10/19/2018 8:00 PM - The Capitol Theatre

Late Night Tailgate is a topical and unpredictable live comedy and spirited sports discussion show coming to a city near you in 2018!

Headlined by an ALL-PRO roster of hilarious (and opinionated) comedians, athletes and pop culture experts, Late Night Tailgate will tackle the biggest topics in professional and college sports as well as touch upon current events, entertainment, pop culture – and all things incendiary and debatable.


There's One In Every Family
2018-19 The Capitol Theatre
Sat 10/20/18 8:00 PM - The Capitol Theatre


"There's One In Every Family"


Peter and the Starcatcher
2018-19 U of M Flint Theater
FRI, SAT, & SUN 10/26/2018 - 11/4/2018 - U of M Flint Theater

conceived by Roger Rees & Alex Timbers
written by Rick Elice
music by Wayne Baker.
directed by Janet Haley

Using live music, song, and wildly imaginative physical theatre conventions, this Tony-award winning adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels upends the old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up – aka Peter Pan.


Tapology Concert
2018-19 The Whiting
Sun 10/28/18 7:00 PM - The Whiting

Tapology: featuring Mercedes Ellington!

In Concert - Embracing the Legacies - Community Event.

Features International & Broadway sensation Mercedes Ellington, The McFadden Brothers, along with Dianne Walker, Jason Samuels Smith, Maurice Chestnut, Flint’s own Bradley’s and last but certainly not least the Tapology Youth Ensemble; performing numbers choreographed by the above named artists!


Tim Hawkins Live
2018-19 The Capitol Theatre
Sat 11/03/18 7:00 PM - The Capitol Theatre

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Tim’s gut-busting comedy show entertains the entire family while doubling down on the funny, a daunting task in an age where the obscene has become routine. His act is 1 part gifted + 2 parts twisted - the only certainty being his on-the-nose observations that expose the ridiculousness of daily life while marveling in its hilarity. The perils of marriage, homeschooling, and growing up in the Midwest may not exemplify the rock star life, but they make for really good punchlines.

Uber Fan Package: Less than 70 will be sold and each ticket includes:
Reserved seat in front 3 rows
$10 voucher for Tim merchandise at the show
Limited edition concert laminate
Exclusive access Meet and Greet with Tim after the show for Über Fans only!


Assassins
2018-19 Flint Repertory Theatre - Signature Series
FRI, SAT, & SUN 11/9/2018 - 11/18/2018 Elgood Theatre

Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Tony-Award winning musical masterpiece is a bone-chilling thrill ride through U.S. history. Bold, original, thought provoking and alarmingly funny!


FSO November Classical Concert
2018-19 FIM Season
Sat 11/10/2018 7:30 PM - The Whiting

Dramatic Bizet

Enrique Diemecke - Conductor
Guest Artists:
Augusto Diemecke - Violin
Pablo Diemecke - Violin
Bizet, Vivaldi, Sarasate, Enrique Diemecke



Peter Gros - Wild Kingdom
2018-19 The Whiting Presents
Fri 11/16/18 7:30 PM - The Whiting


Peter shares his exciting animal world, travel experiences and timeless tales. He highlights his many adventures with a mix of video clips and bloopers while introducing friendly exotic animals to audience members, and telling inspirational stories dealing with issues of conservation, travel, and wildlife filming. Peter’s fascinating stories have been thrilling and educating audiences across the country for years.


Newsboys
2018-19 The Capitol Theatre
Sat 12/01/18 6:00 PM - The Capitol Theatre

Limited Family 4-Packs remaining. Please call The Whiting Ticket Center for more details or to purchase.

One of the most influential bands in Christian music history, Newsboys have sold more than 8 million units and amassed eight Gold® certifications, 33 #1 radio hits, four GRAMMY® nominations, two American Music Award nominations and multiple Dove Awards. Comprised of Michael Tait (lead vocals), Jody Davis (guitar), Jeff Frankenstein (keys) and Duncan Phillips (drums), Newsboys' signature songs include "We Believe," "He Reigns," "Miracles," "Born Again" and their Platinum®-certified mega hit, "God's Not Dead." The latter inspired one of the most popular Christian film franchises of all time.

Ultimate VIP Experience: Includes best seats, early entry, special tour laminate, Preshow Q&A, Photo op with the band, and a 40-song sampler from NewRelease Today.

Premium Package: Includes early entry, seats just behind Ultimate VIP, Special tour laminate, and pre-show Q&A with the artist, and a 40-song sampler from NewRelease Today.


Nutcracker
2018-19 FIM Season
Sat 12/1/18 7:30 PM - Sun 12/2/18 3:00 PM
The Whiting


The Flint School of Performing Arts and guest artists from Collage Dance Collective present the most magical Nutcracker in Michigan. Tchaikovsky's memorable score is brought to life by the Flint Symphony Orchestra.
Karen Mills Jennings Artistic Director
Laura Jackson FSO Guest Conductor


Classy Brassy
2018-19 The Capitol Theatre
Sat 12/8/2018 7PM - The Capitol Theatre


Celebrate the season in musical holiday cheer!

NBC25 & FOX66 present the 7th annual “A Classy Brassy Christmas & More” – a free concert featuring traditional holiday favorites, performed at The Capitol Theatre and broadcast on NBC25, FOX66 and CW46.”


DRUMLINE Live Holiday Spectacular
2018-19 The Whiting Presents
Thu 12/6/18 7:30 PM - The Whiting


The DRUMLine Live Holiday Spectacular takes you on an unforgettable musical journey through the most beloved chart-topping holiday classics.


The Little Prince
2018-19 Flint Repertory Theatre - TYA Series
FRI, SAT, & SUN 12/14/2018 - 12/23/2018 Bower Theatre

In the middle of the Sahara Desert, a stranded aviator meets the Little Prince, who hails from a small, faraway asteroid. Their dreamlike journey unfolds across a universe sparking our imaginations along the way.


Holiday Pops with the FSO
2018-19 The Whiting Presents
Sat 12/15/18 7:00 PM - Sun 12/16/18 3:00 PM
The Whiting


Catch the holiday spirit with the Flint Symphony Orchestra, the Flint Symphony Chorus and community singers, and hosts Angie Hendershot and Matt Franklin of ABC 12 as they come together to bring you festive favorites.



Russian National Ballet-Sleeping Beauty
2018-19 The Whiting Presents
Thu 1/10/19 7:30 PM - The Whiting


Sleeping Beauty tells the magical story of a beautiful, sleeping princess who awaits the kiss of her prince. Brought to life by the Russian National Ballet, this production’s luminous costumes and elaborate sets complement the graceful movements of those gifted dancers, resulting in a sublime performance.


Classic Albums Live-The Eagles Hotel California
2018-19 The Whiting Presents
Fri 1/18/2019 7:30PM - The Capitol Theatre


Back by popular demand, Classic Albums Live returns for a third year in a row! This year they will be performing The Eagles “Hotel California” album, note for note, cut for cut. Featuring the massive hits "New Kid in Town," "Life in the Fast Lane" “Heartache Tonight” and the title song “Hotel California” this was one of the best-selling albums of the 1970s, and the most popular Eagles album.


FSO January Classical Concert
2018-19 FIM Season
Sat 01/19/2019 7:30 PM - The Whiting

ROMANTIC RACHMANINOFF

Enrique Diemecke - Conductor

Rachmaninoff, Ginastera



My Children! My Africa!
2018-19 U of M Flint Theater
FRI, SAT, & SUN 1/25/2019 - 2/3/2019 - U of M Flint Theater

By Athol Fugard
Directed by Janet Haley

The search for a means to an end to apartheid inspires Mr "M", a black South African school teacher, to invite a white South African student named Isabel to join his student Thami in an inter-school debate competition. He hopes this will demonstrate that even in Apartheid-era South Africa, people of different races can work together toward a common goal.


Rent
2018-19 The Whiting Presents
Fri 1/25/2019 8:00PM & Sat 1/26/19 2PM & 8PM
The Whiting


In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world.


Cirque Mechanics' 42 FT
2018-19 The Whiting Presents
Thu 1/31/19 7:30PM - The Whiting


At the center of every circus we find a 42ft ring full of thrills, laughs and excitement. In 42ft – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels, Cirque Mechanics dares us to leap into the circus ring to experience the endurance of this evolving art form.


Arts Midwest World Fest–ONDEKOZA (Japan)
2018-19 The Whiting
Thu 2/7/19 7:00 PM - The Whiting


Hear the thundering sounds of taiko drums with the world-famous ensemble Ondekoza from Japan. Fusing incredible athleticism, pounding rhythms, and peaceful melodies, their performances will leave you inspired and energized. Experience an unforgettable creative force that has captivated audiences across the globe.


The Wolves
2018-19 Flint Repertory Theatre - Signature Series
FRI, SAT, & SUN 2/8/2019 - 2/17/2019 Bower Theatre (Black Box Configuration)

This exhilarating new play charts nine American teenage girls on an elite soccer team as they go through a season, hoping to make it to nationals. Finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.


A Midsummer Night's Dream
2018-19 The Whiting Presents
Fri 2/15/2019 7:30 PM - The Capitol Theatre

A Midsummer Night’s Dream– one of Shakespeare’s most beloved and witty comedies, is brought to vivid life in an innovative new production by the Aquila Theatre.

Full of memorable characters- Puck, Oberon, Hermia, and Nick Bottom- and the famous “play within a play” A Midsummer Night’s Dream deals with the universal theme of love, and its attendant complications: passion, lust, frustration, depression, confusion, and marriage. Aquila Theatre weaves a web of theatrical magic that takes audiences to the heart of an enchanted forest while witnessing the injustice of the Athenian court and the political strife of the fairy kingdom.


We Shall Overcome
2018-19 The Whiting
Sun 2/17/2019 3:00PM - The Whiting


Inspired by the words and action of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “We Shall Overcome” showcases repertoire from across the African American music traditions that electrified generations of civil rights activists and defenders with interwoven spoken word from Dr. King’s recorded speeches.


Caberet at the Capitol
2018-19 U of M Flint Theater
Fri 2/22/2019 at 7:30PM, Sat 2/23/2019 at 7:30PM - Capitol Theatre

UM-Flint Students sing a wide range of Broadway hits in an intimate evening of song and performance. Come enjoy a cabaret atmosphere with a variety of pieces and performers!


FSO February Classical Concert
2018-19 FIM Season
Sat 02/23/2019 7:30 PM - The Whiting

BEETHOVEN'S SYMPHONY NO. 5 DESTINY

Enrique Diemecke - Conductor
Guest Artists:
Anthony Elliott - Cello
Cheyanne Coss - Voice
Beethoven, Barber, Bloch

Cheyanne Coss appears courtesy of St. Cecilia Society, host of the William C. Byrd Young Artist Competition


Freedom Bound
2018-19 The Whiting
Tue 2/26/2019 7:00 PM - The Whiting


There is a story connected with the Underground Railroad in countless communities throughout the north. Old houses have secret tunnels leading into the woods, attics with hidden stairways. The “Railroad” was a network of friends who helped slaves escape to freedom in the north and on to Canada before the Civil War.


Riddle of the Trilobites
2018-19 Flint Repertory Theatre - TYA Series
FRI, SAT, & SUN 3/1/2019 - 3/10/2019 Elgood Theatre

An epic, puppet-filled musical adventure set underwater 500 million years ago. With humor and songs, this world premiere musical explores family, loss, and our connection to and impact on our planet.


Diavolo / Architecture in Motion
2018-19 The Whiting Presents
Fri 3/1/2019 8:00 PM - The Whiting


Diavolo/Architecture in Motion, fresh from its recent success as a top 10 finalists on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, Diavolo explores the relationship between the human body and its architectural environment, pushing the limits of performance by incorporating architectural structures, gymnastics and acrobatics into its work. Led by Artistic Director Jacques Heim, this audacious and innovative company, goes where no other company dares.


Natalie MacMaster
2018-19 The Whiting Presents
Fri 3/8/2019 8:00 PM - The Capitol Theatre

One of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia’s most important exports and a superstar in the celtic music world (though she’s far too humble to admit it), fiddler and step-dancer Natalie MacMaster has built a sterling, multi-decade career on electrifying playing and must-see live performances.

Her extensive discography showcases MacMaster as both soloist and marquee collaborator, notably with husband and fellow fiddler, Donnell Leahy. An order of Canada is among many accolades the Ontario-based mother of six has received in recognition of her peerless artistic status.


Finding Neverland
2018-19 The Whiting Presents
Sat 3/9/2019 2PM & 8PM & Sun 3/10/19 2PM
The Whiting


Based on the Academy Award®-winning film of the same name, this breathtaking show follows playwright J.M. Barrie as he summons the courage to become the writer – and the man – he yearns to be. Barrie finds the inspiration he’s been missing when he meets the beautiful widow Sylvia and her four young sons: Jack, George, Michael and Peter.


Dramatic Dialogues
2018-19 U of M Flint Theater
Fri 2/22/2019 at 7:30PM, Sat 2/23/2019 at 7:30PM - Capitol Theatre

Dramatic Dialogues
Dramatic Dialogues Series was developed to presents challenges and issues facing our world today through the lens of a contemporary play. The series is presented in collaboration with other departments and offices on campus and also is open to the community beyond the campus.


Mayumana Currents
2018-19 The Whiting Presents
Fri 3/15/19 8:00 PM - The Whiting


'Currents' is a spectacular show that was inspired by the historical Battle of Currents between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla in their quest for finding energy sources for the world.


FSO March Classical Concert
2018-19 FIM Season
Sat 03/23/2019 7:30 PM - The Whiting

RAVEL'S BOLERO

Enrique Diemecke - Conductor
Guest Artists:
Baron Fenwick - Piano
Ravel, Ginastera, Berlioz,
Saint-Saëns, Gershwin



Significant Other
2018-19 U of M Flint Theater
FRI, SAT, & SUN 3/29/2019 - 4/7/2019 - U of M Flint Theater

By Joshua Harmon

All of Jordan Berman’s best friends are setting a date… and he can’t even get one! A cutting romantic comedy about sustaining friendships, falling in love, finding your soulmate, and discovering yourself in an increasingly disparate and alienating world.


Monty Python's Spamalot
2018-19 The Whiting Presents
Fri 3/29/2019 8PM & Sat 3/30/19 2PM & 8PM
The Whiting


Find your grail and give your audiences and performers the chance of a lifetime to experience one of the greatest musicals of the modern age. The Tony® Award Winning Best Musical, Spamalot!


The Glass Menagerie
2018-19 Flint Repertory Theatre - Signature Series
FRI, SAT, & SUN 4/5/2019 - 5/14/2019 Elgood Theatre

A play of exquisite beauty. Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie is one of the greatest American classics of the 20th Century. Reality and illusion collide in this emotional family drama.


Spring Dance Concert
2018-19 U of M Flint Theater
Fri 4/19/2019 at 7:30PM, Sat 4/20/2019 at 2:00PM, Sat 4/20/2019 at 7:30PM - U of M Flint Theater

Choreography by Beth Freiman and Emma Davis

Faculty Choreographed yearly dance concert featuring a variety of dance styles and suitable for all ages.


The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
2018-19 The Whiting Presents
Thu 4/25/19 7:30PM - The Whiting


An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) was London’s longest-running comedy having clocked a very palpable nine years in London’s West End at the Criterion Theatre!


Black Violin
2018-19 The Whiting Presents
Fri 4/26/2019 8PM Sat 4/27/2019 2PM
The Capitol Theatre

BACK in Flint by an overwhelming demand! In an age where music is coming to be more and more defined by the labels given to it, Black Violin shows that music does not exist within a box, but rather exists in another space – one as open and unrestrained as the minds that produce it.


FSO May Classical Concert
2018-19 FIM Season
Sat 05/11/2019 7:30 PM - The Whiting

MAHLER'S RESURRECTION

Enrique Diemecke - Conductor

Flint Symphony Chorus
Mahler



Jersey Boys
2018-19 The Whiting Presents
Tue 5/14/19 7:30PM - The Whiting


They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story -- a story that has made them an international sensation all over again.


Songs About Stuff: The Music of Wally Pleasant
2018-19 Flint Repertory Theatre - Signature Series
FRI, SAT, & SUN 5/31/2019 - 6/9/2019 Elgood Theatre

Welcome to the hilarious world of Mid-Michigan singer/songwriter Wally Pleasant! This intimate world premiere musical revue is an offbeat celebration of his music, humor and quirky way of looking at the world.