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Explore our five performance series to discover a world of possibilities right here in the Great Lakes Bay Region. 

        

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Musician Ben Folds

Ben Folds

TUE, OCT 15, 2024 / 7:30 PM
In the Auditorium

Ben Folds is widely regarded as one of the major music influencers of our generation. The Emmy®-nominated singer-songwriter-composer has created an enormous body of genre-bending music that includes pop albums with Ben Folds Five, multiple solo albums, and numerous collaborative records. For the past three decades, he's toured as a pop artist, while also performing with some of the world's greatest symphony orchestras. A New York Times Best-Selling author and podcast host, Ben also composes for film, TV and theatre, guest stars in films and TV, and serves as the Artistic Advisor to the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.

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Haunted Objects Live in the Little Theater

Haunted Objects LIVE!

FRI, OCT 25, 2024 / 7:30 PM
In the Little Theater

You know them from The Haunted Objects Podcast, Amazon Prime’s Hellier, and Travel Channel’s Kindred Spirits. Now Greg and Dana Newkirk will take you on a journey through history, folklore, and true-life accounts of supernatural encounters with objects that seem to possess a life of their own. Learn the untold truth about famous paranormal cases like The Amityville Horror, discover why the infamous Dybbuk Box is scarier than the demon it’s rumored to imprison, and tag along as Greg & Dana reveal how they broke the curse of the Catskills Crone, as featured in their highly anticipated new film The Unbinding. You’ll even help the Newkirks create a haunted artifact with nothing more than the power of your mind!

Vitamin String Quartet

Vitamin String Quartet

The Music of Taylor Swift, Bridgerton, and Beyond
SAT, OCT 26, 2024 / 7:30 PM
In the Auditorium

Long before Bridgerton broke the Netflix algorithm, Vitamin String Quartet (VSQ) had helped establish classical crossover as a genuine force in contemporary music. Fresh off high-profile placements in Seasons 1 and 2 of the aforementioned streaming smash, VSQ has "reached a mainstream, global audience" (Variety) and "charmed the world with their classical covers" (Nylon). New York Observer wrote, "VSQ's atmospheric hits have made classical versions of pop music cool.” On their latest tour, VSQ have created fresh arrangements of the cultural phenomenon that is Taylor Swift, performing spellbinding and innovative renditions of Swift’s music, alongside familiar hits from Billie Eilish, BTS, Bridgerton, The Weeknd and Daft Punk. VSQ are one of the most popular string ensembles in the world with over 2 billion streams and 7 albums charting on both Billboard Classical and Classical Crossover charts.

Jane Lynch and friends for Swingin' Christmas

Jane Lynch’s A Swingin’ Little Christmas

featuring Kate Flannery, Tim Davis & The Tony Guerrero Quintet
WED, DEC 11, 2024 / 7:30 PM

In the Auditorium 

You may remember Jane Lynch as the Emmy® and Golden Globe-winning coach Sue Sylvester on Glee. These days, you can see her as the Emmy®-winning host of NBC’s Hollywood Game Show Night or on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, with, you guessed it, her Emmy®-winning performance as Sophia Lennon. She also appeared in Christopher Guest's Best in Show. You may not have seen the uber-cool Ms. Lynch in her own holiday show, A Swingin’ Little Christmas. Known for her quick wit and improvisational skills, she brings these talents to bear in a Christmas show that features traditional favorites and original songs with Kate Flannery, Tim Davis, and the Tony Guerrero Quintet. Their holiday album, A Swingin’ Little Christmas, hit Billboard’s Top 10 Adult Contemporary chart. A Christmas single with Dick Van Dyke, “Winter’s Never Cold,” written by Tony Guerrero, also hit the charts.