This week, "Art and Soul" is about the vibrant local performance arts scene. 89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry and Wendy Wright talk with the executive director of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival, Mike Michelon, about what’s planned for the Mainstage for the upcoming event.
MAINSTAGE ACTS FOR ANN ARBOR SUMMER FESTIVAL 2019
- BARBU Electro Trad Cabaret: A Production of Cirque Alfonse - Thursday, June 20 @ 8pm and Friday, June 21 at The Power Center
- Dawes - Wednesday, June 26 @ 8pm Power Center
- Madeleine Peyroux - Thursday, June 27 @ 8pm Power Center
- Evolution of a Sonero Flaco Navaja - Saturday, June 29 @ 7pm and 930pm Power Center
- Melissa Etheridge - Wednesday, July 3 @ 8pm Power Center
- The Capitol Steps - Thursday, July 4 @ 4pm Power Center
ALSO AT THE ANN ARBOR SUMMER FESTIVAL
- Worktable - Tuesday, June 18 Ann Arbor Art Center
UPCOMING THEATRE EVENTS:
Crazy For You by Ken Ludwig and George & Ira Gershwin
June 20 – August 11
A truly delightful homage to the beloved, optimistic musicals of the 1930s: a world of showgirls and cowboys, in which a city boy and a country girl reconcile their differences, fall in love, and save a theater, the old-fashioned way.
Fortinbras by Lee Blessing
West Park Bandshell
A hilarious modern bookend to Hamlet that tells the story of Fortinbras, the lucky Dane who enters during Hamlet's final scene and orders the bodies of the royal family removed, while he devises a media blitz to legitimize his ascension to the throne.
Wednesday, May 29th - 7:00pm
A compilation reel of the latest, best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and, of course, classic internet powerhouses.
Saturday, May 25th – 8pm
A 15-time Grammy winner and newly-inducted member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Skaggs has made it his mission in life to introduce a new generation of listeners to bluegrass and traditional American music. A benefit for the Saline Fiddlers.
Saturday June 1st - 8:00 PM
"A phenomenal talent whose feel for classic soul music is bone deep...This woman is on fire." The New York Times
Tuesday, June 18th – 8:00 PM
A rising Americana star—from way north of the border - drawing inspiration from artists as eclectic as Leonard Cohen and Blaze Foley and Amy Winehouse and Etta James.
Wednesday, June 26th – 8:00 PM
New socially conscious folk by one half of 10 String Symphony
The Blue Llama Jazz Club
An elite line-up of alumni members of one of Jazz’ most influential bands, Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers.
May 24-25, 7 & 9:30 P.M.
Renowned for his singular combination of robust swing and poetic insight, GRAMMY winner Elling has secured his place among the world’s foremost jazz vocalists.
JUNE 7-8, 7 & 9:30 P.M.
June 8th – park opens 6:30pm, concert at 8pm
Concordia University Ann Arbor - 4090 Geddes Rd
Enjoy this FREE all-ages outdoor concert on the banks of the Huron River. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs for open seating on the grass.
by Rupert Holmes and Kander & Ebb
Arbor Civic Theater
Lydia Mendelssohn Theater
When a faded actress collapses and dies after curtain call, Boston detective and musical theatre devotee Lieutenant Frank Cioffi comes on the scene. Can he solve the case, save the show, and stay alive?
MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2019 7:00 PM - HILL AUDITORIUM
The UMS Choral Union invites you to take part in its 26th season of Summer Sings. Just come as you are to these no-audition, no-performance evenings of memorable music-making.
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