An Insider's Look at Miller Auditorium's 2018-19 Zhang Financial Broadway in West Michigan Series
First on the schedule for the Zhang Financial Broadway in West Michigan Series is Monty Python’s Spamalot from November 9-11, 2018. In the show, King Arthur is traveling around England recruiting his Knights of the Round Table. When he and his band of misfit knights finally gather in Camelot, they receive a charge from God to find the Holy Grail. The quest brings King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table to strange places and into the company of strange characters, challenging them to keep their heads on straight or die terribly weird deaths. We are so excited to bring the classic comedy, SPAMALOT, to our stage. As they describe it, this musicals is “lovingly ripped off from the motion picture” Monty Python and the Holy Grail and includes all your favorite characters including the Knights who say “Ni!” and Sir Robin’s Minstrels. The story is very similar to the movie, but is clearly and masterfully adapted to the stage.
Cirque Dreams Holidaze is coming to Miller Auditorium during the height of the holiday season from December 21-23, 2018. Audiences around the country will celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at this multi-million-dollar live stage production with never before seen performances, over 300 costumes, 20 of the world’s best acts, the finest singers, original music and seasonal favorites. Experience elaborate costumed characters, snowmen, penguins, candles, reindeer, toy soldiers, gingerbread men, Santa and ornaments…flying, balancing and stretching imaginations in this groundbreaking holiday celebration. Exciting theatrical production numbers, illusions and gravity-defying feats will leave you on the edge of your seats. We are excited to bring this fantastic, explosive show to Kalamazoo this holiday season. Amazing acrobats, performers, and entertainers fill the stage and excite our minds. Cirque shows are always a delight and they inspire and amaze everyone who sees them.
The classic, spectacle, The Phantom of the Opera is coming to Kalamazoo from February 6-17, 2019. Come to Miller Auditorium to take an unforgettable trip to the Paris Opera House, circa 1881. Based on the classic novel of the same name, the musical tells the story of the hideously deformed Phantom who lurks beneath the stage. With the compelling music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, the Phantom will lure you to his secret world. Magnificent stage sets, costumes and a romantic story will keep you spellbound. We are thrilled to bring this new tour to Miller Auditorium. This classic piece is fantastically remembered throughout generations and you will certainly never forget it.
We will be closing out the Broadway in West Michigan Series with Beautiful--The Carole King Musical, coming to Miller Auditorium from March 19-24, 2019. Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband, Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music; she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. Beautiful will be a perfect way to finish out the Broadway season here at Miller Auditorium.
We are so excited to bring these amazing shows to Kalamazoo during the 2018-19 season and we can’t wait for you to experience them with us! Stay tuned for when Broadway season subscriptions are available starting April 4, 2018.