Olympia Entertainment Announces 2014-2015 Fifth Third Bank Fox Theatre Series
Olympia Entertainment is excited to announce a variety of theatrical and musical experiences to headline the 2014-2015 Fifth Third Bank Fox Theatre Series; featuring some of musical theater's most enduring titles, as well as new favorites.
Tickets go on sale Friday, August 15 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at OlympiaEntertainment.com, the Fox Theatre and Joe Louis Arena box offices, Hockeytown Authentics in Troy (without service charge) at all Ticketmaster locations and Ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000. For additional information, call (313) 471-6611. Groups and Super Group corporate discounts are available for select performances by calling Olympia Entertainment's Group Sales at 313-471-3099. *Individual tickets are currently on sale now.
Fifth Third Bank Fox Theatre Series includes:
Driving Miss Daisy (Friday, Oct. 31 - Sunday, Nov. 2; at the City Theatre) is the story of Daisy Werthan, a 72 year old Jewish woman living in the south who is too stubborn to admit she needs assistance, Hoke, an illiterate black man hired to be her chauffer, and the strong but reluctant bond that grows between them. The play takes place from 1948-1973 as the civil-rights movement brings changes to the old South.
Girls Night: The Musical (Thursday, Nov. 6 - Sunday, Nov. 9; at the City Theatre) is a touching and hilarious 'tell-it-like-it-is' musical that takes audiences on a journey into the lives of a group of female friends as they re-live their past, celebrate their present, and look to the future on a wild and hilarious night out. Audience members can't help but laugh, cry and even sing and dance in the aisles to some the most popular hit songs of the 80s and 90s such as "Lady Marmalade," "It's Raining Men," "Man I Feel Like A Woman," "I Will Survive" and "We are Family".
Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway (Sunday, Nov. 23) recreates the greatest moments from the finest shows of the century and features a dazzling new cast of five Broadway stars from shows such as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, CATS, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Jekyll & Hyde.
Celtic Thunder's "Symphony Tour" (Tuesday, Nov. 25) will feature the international singing sensation in a dynamic live music experience accentuated by the instrumentals of a full symphony orchestra to perform songs from their 2013 chart-topping album Christmas Voices. The show will feature holiday favorites ranging from traditional carols "Away in A Manger" and "O Holy Night" to the more contemporary "Mary's Boy Child" and "Fairytale of New York"; as well as signature Celtic Thunder hit songs and traditional Irish numbers.
Grammy-winning music legend Kenny Rogers will return with his signature sound and stellar showmanship for the "Christmas & Hits Tour" (Saturday, Dec. 6). Rogers will deliver heartfelt performances ranging from holiday favorites "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let it Snow!," "Silent Night" and "Mary, Did You Know" to many of his classic hits including "Lady," "The Gambler," "Islands In The Stream," "She Believes In Me," "Through The Years" and others.
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis, the official 104.3 WOMC Christmas Concert (Sunday, Dec. 7) has been America's favorite holiday celebration for over 25 years. Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features the beloved Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting.
It's CSI: Bethlehem in this holiday mystery extravaganza, as Sister's Christmas Catechism (Thursday, Dec. 11 - Sunday, Dec. 14; at the City Theatre) takes on the mystery that has intrigued historians throughout the ages - whatever happened to the Magi's gold? In this hilarious production, Sister retells the story of the nativity using her own scientific tools, a local choir and a gaggle of audience members.
Las Vegas Strip headliner and America's Got Talent winner Terry Fator (Saturday, Dec. 13) captures audience's hearts and funny bones with his unique brand of entertainment. Combining singing, comedy and unparalleled celebrity impressions Fator brings to life a cast of characters including Winston, the Impersonating Turtle, Emma Taylor, the little girl with the big voice, Maynard Tompkins, the Elvis Impersonator, Monty Carly, the lounge singer and many others. The performance is presented in partnership with MGM Grand Detroit.
Renowned director Neil Goldberg re-imagines the holiday season with sparkle and suspense one can only dream of in a "holidaze". Cirque Dreams Holidaze (Tuesday, Dec. 16 - Saturday, Dec. 20) features an international cast of multi-talented and brilliantly costumed artists who come to life and perform astonishing feats of disbelief. An original music score and some seasonal favorites accompany hundreds of spectacular costumes and holiday dreams in a setting of gigantic gifts, colossal candy canes and 30-foot towering soldiers.
Moscow Ballet's spectacular Great Russian Nutcracker (Sunday, Dec. 21) is the must-see event this holiday season. Celebrate the beloved Christmas tradition with the whole family as 40 world-class Russian artists bring this charming classic to life. Experience Tchaikovsky's master score this Christmas with the magic of larger than-life-puppets, a growing Christmas Tree and super-sized Matrushka dolls!
From the underground dance clubs of 50s Memphis, where rock and roll was born, comes a hot musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Get ready to feel the beat of Broadway's Tony Award-winning Memphis The Musical (Friday, April 17) telling the story of DJ Huey Calhoun, a good ole' local boy with a passion for R&B music and Felicia Farrell, an up-and-coming black singer that's ready for her big break. Come along on their incredible journey that's filled with laughter and roof-raising rock 'n' roll.
Direct from Broadway! RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles (Sunday, May 17) performs the full range of The Beatles' discography live onstage. From the early hits to later classics ("I Want To Hold Your Hand", "Hard Day's Night", "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," "Let It Be," "Come Together," "Hey Jude" and more), this adoring tribute will take you back to a time when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends.