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Jun 20, 2016

OLYMPIA ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES THE 2016-2017 FOX THEATRE SERIES

Season subscription packages and group sales are now on sale. Subscribers will receive up to 20% off when they purchase three or more shows.

(DETROIT– June 20, 2016) — Olympia Entertainment is excited to announce an array of theatrical and musical experiences to headline the 2016-2017 Fox Theatre Series; featuring some of musical theater’s most enduring titles, as well as an incredible holiday show lineup and award-winning productions making their Fox Theatre debut. 

  • ELF The Musical (Tuesday, Nov. 15 – Sunday, Nov. 20)
  • Cirque Dreams Holidaze (Tuesday, Nov. 22 – Saturday, Nov. 26)
  • Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical (Saturday, Dec. 3 – Sunday, Dec. 4)
  • Hip Hop Nutcracker (Sunday, Dec. 11)
  • Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis (Friday, Dec. 16)
  • Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker* (Sunday, Dec. 18)
  • A Christmas Story, The Musical (Tuesday, Dec. 20 – Saturday, Dec. 24)
  • Annie (Friday, Feb. 17 – Saturday, Feb. 18)
  • RAIN: A Tribute To The Beatles (Saturday, March 18)
  • Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage (Friday, March 24 – Sunday, March 26)

Season subscription packages and group sales go on sale Monday, June 27 at 10 a.m. Subscribers will receive up to 20% off when they purchase three or more shows. These packages offer great flexibility as patrons choose the shows they want to see on the dates and times that best fit their schedules. In addition, subscribers get priority seating and many exclusive benefits. Season subscription packages can only be purchased by calling the Olympia Entertainment Subscriber Services Department at (313) 471-3099. Offer is valid on select price levels and not valid on previously purchased tickets. For more information, visit OlympiaEntertainment.com. Individual tickets will go on sale at a later date. *Individual tickets are currently on sale now.

2016-2017 Fox Theatre Series

ELF The Musical (Tuesday, Nov. 15 – Sunday, Nov. 20) is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.

Cirque Dreams Holidaze (Tuesday, Nov. 22 – Saturday, Nov. 26) returns for the 2016 holiday season with its critically acclaimed holiday extravaganza. Not to be missed…this circus-like holiday stage spectacular features ornaments, costumes and acrobatics that come alive celebrating holiday themes, music and traditions for the entire family. With over 300 costumes, 20 acts and 30 artists from every corner of the globe, Cirque Dreams Holidaze is the greatest variety show on the planet.

The beloved TV classic Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer soars off the screen and returns to the Fox stage after a highly successful engagement last holiday season. See all of your favorite characters as they come to life in Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical (Saturday, Dec. 3 – Sunday, Dec. 4). It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. 

The Hip Hop Nutcracker (Sunday, Dec. 11) is a contemporary re-imagination of Tchaikovsky’s timeless music performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers, DJ and violinist. Through the spells cast by the mysterious Drosselmeyer, Maria-Clara and her prince, Myron, travel back in time to the moment when her parents first meet in a nightclub. Digital scenery transforms E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story of a palace of sugarplums into a romance set in 1980s Brooklyn. The dance work celebrates love, community and the magic of New Year’s Eve. 

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis (Friday, Dec. 16) has been America’s favorite holiday tradition for the past 30 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. Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller.

Direct from Russia, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker (Sunday, Dec. 18) will return as a family holiday favorite this Christmas. Experience the exceptional dancing of a company of almost 40, a 60-foot growing Christmas tree, new and spectacular hand-made costumes by Resident Designer Arthur Oliver, and stunning sets hand-painted in Russia and designed by multi-Academy Award nominee Carl Sprague. Moscow Ballet consistently garners critical acclaim for performances in 100+ cities from New York to Los Angeles, and Miami to Calgary. The production is known for its dedication to world peace: naming Act II the “Land of Peace and Harmony;” featuring a rose shooting cannon, and a stunning 2-person “Dove of Peace” with a 20-foot wingspan.

A Christmas Story, The Musical (Tuesday, Dec. 20 – Saturday, Dec. 24) chronicles young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker as he schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams, an official Red Ryder® Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle. An infamous leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a maniacal department store Santa, and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the distractions that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas wish. Chock-full of delightful songs and splashy production numbers, A Christmas Story, The Musical has proudly taken its place as a perennial holiday classic for the whole family.

The world's best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of ANNIE (Friday, Feb. 17 – Saturday, Feb. 18), will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original. Featuring book and score by Tony Award®-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, ANNIE includes such unforgettable songs as "It's the Hard Knock Life," "Easy Street," "I Don't Need Anything But You," plus the eternal anthem of optimism, "Tomorrow."

Direct from Broadway! RAIN: A Tribute To The Beatles (Saturday, March 18) is a live multi-media spectacular that takes you on a musical journey through the life and times of the world’s most celebrated band. Featuring new songs & high definition imagery, this expanded RAIN adds even more hits that you know and love from the vast anthology of Beatles classics such as “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” “Hard Day’s Night,” “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “Let It Be,” “Come Together” and “Hey Jude.” 

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage (Friday, March 24 – Sunday, March 26) is a record-breaking live theatre sensation, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Featuring the hit songs, “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” You’ll have the time of your life.

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