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Jun 19, 2017

OLYMPIA ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES THE 2017-18 FIFTH THIRD BANK FOX THEATRE SERIES

DETROIT– June 19, 2017) — Following the most successful theatre season at the Fox Theatre to date, Olympia Entertainment announces another exciting lineup to headline the 2017-18 Fifth Third Bank Fox Theatre Series. The upcoming season will feature familiar holiday classics to warm the heart, family-friendly entertainment and award-winning productions.  

  • Kinky Boots (Friday, Nov. 3 - Sunday, Nov. 5)
  • Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical (Friday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Nov. 19)
  • The Wizard of Oz (Saturday, Nov. 25 - Sunday, Nov. 26)
  • The Illusionists present Adam Trent (Thursday, Nov. 30)
  • Cirque Dreams Holidaze (Friday, Dec. 1 - Sunday, Dec. 3)
  • Neil Berg’s Broadway Holiday (Sunday, Dec. 10)
  • Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis (Saturday, Dec. 16)
  • Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker* (Sunday, Dec. 17)
  • ELF The Musical (Wednesday, Dec. 20 - Sunday, Dec. 24)
  • A Chorus Line (Saturday, Feb. 17)
  • STOMP (Friday, March 16 - Saturday, March 17)
  • The Sound of Music (Friday, March 30 - Saturday, March 31)
  • The Illusionists - Live From Broadway TM (Friday, April 27 - Saturday, April 28)
  • RAIN: A Tribute To The Beatles (Sunday, April 29)
  • Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I (Tuesday, May 8 - Sunday, May 13)

Series packages and group sales go on sale Monday, June 26 at 10 a.m. Patrons will receive up to 20 percent 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 fit their schedules best. In addition, patrons get priority seating and many exclusive benefits. Series packages can only be purchased by calling the Olympia Entertainment Group Sales 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.

 

2017-18 Fifth Third Bank Fox Theatre Series

Kinky Boots (Friday, Nov. 3 - Sunday, Nov. 5) is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.

Audiences will find their hearts growing a few sizes along with the Grinch’s when they experience the magic of Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical (Friday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Nov. 19) which 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 television special. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is "two sizes too small," decides to steal Christmas away from the loveable Whos.

A spectacular celebration of the iconic 1939 MGM film, The Wizard of Oz (Saturday, Nov. 25 - Sunday, Nov. 26) will blow you away from the moment the tornado touches down and transports you to a dazzling Oz, complete with munchkins and flying monkeys. Don’t miss the chance to travel Over the Rainbow and experience this national treasure on stage. The entire family will be captivated as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road and beyond with Dorothy, Toto and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow in this lavish production, featuring breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography and classic songs.

Direct from Broadway, The Illusionists present Adam Trent (Thursday, Nov. 30), the break out star of the world’s best-selling magic show The Illusionists, brings his signature brand of magic and illusion to this 90-minute spectacle.  Produced by the same creative team behind The Illusionists brand, Adam Trent’s production is an immersive entertainment extravaganza of magic, comedy and music perfect for the entire family.  Don’t miss the next generation of magic!

Cirque Dreams Holidaze (Friday, Dec. 1 - Sunday, Dec. 3) returns for the 2017 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.

Direct from New York, five of Broadway's brightest stars will take audiences on a journey through Broadway history in Neil Berg’s Broadway Holiday (Sunday, Dec. 10) with the music of Kander & Ebb, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and many more. The number one touring Broadway concert in America brings Broadway's finest stars and greatest songs together for an unforgettable holiday event.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis (Saturday, 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. 17) 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.

ELF The Musical (Wednesday, Dec. 20 - Sunday, Dec. 24) 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.

From the pen of legendary composer Marvin Hamlisch comes the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning singular sensation, A Chorus Line (Saturday, Feb. 17)! Casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete, and for 17 dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime and what they’ve worked their whole lives for. A Chorus Line brilliantly evokes both the glamour and grind of showbiz, and is the musical for everyone who's ever had a dream and put it all on the line. The iconic score features such classics as "What I Did for Love," "One," "I Hope I Get It" and more! With its celebration and true-to-life depiction of performers and their struggle to achieve greatness on the Broadway stage, A Chorus Line has earned unanimous praise as one of the true masterpieces of live theater.

STOMP (Friday, March 16 - Saturday, March 17) is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. The return of the percussive hit also brings some new surprises, with some sections of the show now updated and restructured and the addition of two new full-scale routines, utilizing props like tractor tire inner tubes and paint cans. STOMP. See what all the noise is about.

The Sound of Music (Friday, March 30 - Saturday, March 31), the beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family, will thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss” and the title song. The Sound of Music enjoyed extraordinary success as a live television production when The Sound of Music Live! aired on NBC in December, 2013 and was seen by over 44 million people. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.

This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of five of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. The Illusionists – Live From Broadway TM (Friday, April 27 - Saturday, April 28) has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage.  This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.

Direct from Broadway! RAIN: A Tribute To The Beatles (Sunday, April 29) 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.” 

One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I (Tuesday, May 8- Sunday, May 13) boasts a score that features such beloved classics as “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance” and “Something Wonderful.” Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. Winner of the 2015 Tony Award® for Best Musical Revival, The King and I is “too beautiful to miss” (New York Magazine). 

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