Saturday, 3 March, 2012 7:19 PM
In Detroit Announces A Smash Hit 2012-2013 Subscription Season of
Record-Breaking and Award-Winning Shows
‘Hello’ to an Amazing New Theatre Season!
by Bo Lundberg
new Broadway musical Catch Me If You
Can hits the Fisher Theatre, May 7 -19, 2013.
Broadway In Detroit announces an outstanding line-up of six award-winning,
smash hit musicals to headline the 2012-2013 Broadway In Detroit
Subscription Season, sponsored by Chrysler. For subscription ticket
information (renewals and new subscriptions), please visit www.BroadwayInDetroit.com
or call the Fisher Theatre at (313) 872-1000.
The 2012-2013 Broadway In Detroit Subscription Season will bring
the hottest show in America, The Book of Mormon, to the
Fisher Theatre, March 12-24, 2013! From the creators of South
Park, The Book of Mormon is the winner of nine Tony
Awards® including Best Musical and the recent winner of the
2011 Grammy Award® for Best Musical Theater Album. The rest
of the line-up unfolds as follows: winner of ten 2009 Tony Awards®
including the Tony Award® for Best Musical, Billy Elliot
the Musical is the joyous celebration of one boy’s journey
to make his dreams come true, September 4 -16, 2012 at the Fisher
Theatre; three-time Tony Award® winner La Cage Aux Folles,
at the Fisher Theatre, September 25 - October 7, 2012; the holiday
show, Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical,
featuring the hit songs "You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch"
and "Welcome Christmas”, at the Detroit Opera House,
December 18-30, 2012; winner of four Tony Awards®, Memphis,
at the Fisher Theatre, April 9-21, 2013; and, the high-flying, splashy
new Broadway musical Catch Me If You Can, at the Fisher
Theatre, May 7-19, 2013. Please note that all show dates may be
subject to change.
“We put together an outstanding line-up of amazing, smash
hit shows on the 2012-2013 Broadway In Detroit Subscription to follow
up our solid gold 50th anniversary season,” said Broadway
In Detroit Executive Director Alan Lichtenstein. “We are bringing
Broadway’s biggest hits to Detroit audiences with this new
season subscription series.”
Broadway In Detroit
2012-2013 Subscription Shows
Headlining the new season
is The Book of Mormon. Nine 2011 Tony Awards® say it's
the Best Musical of the Year. Vogue says, “It's the funniest
musical of all time." And The New York Times says, "It's
the best musical of this century." It's The Book of Mormon,
the Broadway phenomenon from South Park creators Trey Parker and
Matt Stone and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez. The Daily Show's
Jon Stewart calls it "A crowning achievement. So good, it makes
me angry." Contains explicit language.
The season opens with Billy Elliot the Musical, the joyous
celebration of one boy’s journey to make his dreams come true.
Set in a small town, the story follows Billy as he stumbles out
of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, discovering a surprising
talent that inspires his family and his whole community and changes
his life forever. Based on the international smash-hit film, Billy
Elliot is brought to life by a phenomenal cast and the Tony
Award-winning creative team director Stephen Daldry, choreographer
Peter Darling and writer Lee Hall along with music legend Elton
John, who has written what the New York Post calls “HIS BEST
SCORE YET!” A big show with an even bigger heart, Billy
Elliot will enchant the dreamer in all of us.
The new, freshly reconceived, critically acclaimed production of
La Cage Aux Folles, starring George Hamilton and Christopher
Sieber, recently made Tony Awards® history as the first show
to ever win the Tony Award® three times for best production.
La Cage Aux Folles tells the story of Georges (George Hamilton)
the owner of a glitzy nightclub in lovely Saint-Tropez, and his
partner Albin (Christopher Sieber), who moonlights as the glamorous
chanteuse Zaza. When Georges' son brings his fiancée's conservative
parents home to meet the flashy pair, the bonds of family are put
to the test as the feather boas fly! La Cage Aux Folles
is a tuneful and touching tale of one family's struggle to stay
together... stay fabulous... and above all else, stay true to themselves!
The critically acclaimed, Broadway record breaking production Dr.
Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical features
the hit songs "You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome
Christmas” (written by Albert Hague and Dr. Seuss) from the
original animated series. Max the Dog narrates this classic holiday
tale that will entertain the whole family as the mean and scheming
Grinch (Stefan Karl, star of Nickelodeon's LazyTown), whose
heart is "two sizes too small," decides to steal Christmas
away from the Whos, an endlessly cheerful bunch bursting with holiday
Memphis, winner of four Tony Awards® including Best
Musical, Best Original Score (David Bryan and Joe DiPietro), Best
Book (Joe DiPietro), and Best Orchestrations (David Bryan and Daryl
Waters), takes place in the smoky halls and underground clubs of
the segregated 50’s, where a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun
fell in love with everything he shouldn’t: rock and roll and
an electrifying black singer. Memphis is an original story
about the cultural revolution that erupted when his vision met her
voice, and the music changed forever. Come along on their incredible
journey to the ends of the airwaves -- filled with laughter, soaring
emotion and roof-raising rock 'n' roll.
Created by a Tony Award®-winning "dream team," and
based on the hit DreamWorks film and the incredible true story that
inspired it, Catch Me If You Can is the high-flying, splashy
new Broadway musical that tells the story of Frank W. Abagnale,
Jr., a teenager who runs away from home in search of the glamorous
life. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination
and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses
as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer -- living the high life and winning
the girl of his dreams. But when Frank's lies catch the attention
of FBI agent Carl Hanratty, Carl chases Frank to the end...and finds
something he never expected. Don’t miss this big-hearted musical
adventure based on an astonishing real-life story of being young,
in love…and in deep, deep trouble!
Purchasing Subscription Tickets
2012-2013 Broadway In
Detroit Subscription tickets are priced beginning at $289 for all
six shows and are now on sale. For additional information or to
order subscription tickets, call the Fisher Theatre at (313) 872-1000,
ext. 0, Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Subscription tickets
may also be ordered online at www.BroadwayInDetroit.com.
Benefits for Subscribers
As always, Broadway In
Detroit subscribers get the best seats in the house and the same
seats for each show, have full exchange privileges, and have the
first opportunity to purchase tickets to special attractions --
including Mary Poppins at the Fisher Theatre, October 23-28,
2012; Jersey Boys at the Fisher Theatre, December 11, 2012
- January 6, 2013; and The Lion King at the Detroit Opera
House, February 14 ¨- March 10, 2013 -- before public sale.
An added benefit for subscribers is the ability to post tickets
for sale or forward to friends or clients up to two hours before
show time via My Broadway In Detroit Ticket Exchange Program. Subscription
prices include parking costs in the Fisher Theatre surface parking
lot and deck.
Reservations are being
accepted now for groups of 12+ to 20+ (minimum varies depending
on show) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
and using the name of the show as your subject line, or by phone
(313) 871-1132, Monday - Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Individual tickets for all shows will go on sale at a later date.
For more information, please visit www.BroadwayInDetroit.com.
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