By: Clayton Dusendang
It has been a busy and exciting week for us at Miller Auditorium! On Wednesday night our Broadway season announcement event took place. Even though we experienced the thick of Michigan winters here in Kalamazoo, we still had a wonderful turnout!
The night started off with check-in the lobby. After check-in, everyone was seated in the house and we began our presentation with some kind words from our Marketing Director, Tracey Lawie. We then began a video compilation of our upcoming 2016-17 PNC Broadway In West Michigan Series! They are as follows…
- Dirty Dancing: Oct. 1 & 2, 2016
- The Book of Mormon: Oct. 18-23, 2016
- RENT: 20th Anniversary Tour: Nov. 11-13, 2016
- Roger + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA: March 24-26, 2017
- Motown The Musical: May 9-14, 2017
We were also fortunate to bring Moeisha McGill and Curtis Wiley Jr. from “Motown the Musical” to perform some hits from the show! Guests even stood up and started dancing in their seats during their stellar performance. I got the chance to talk to both Curtis and Moeisha after the show and asked them what their favorite thing about Motown was. They both agreed heartily that the catalog of music is their favorite thing about the musical.
Bonus! Drum-roll please…
We were also extremely excited to share with our guests that Disney’s THE LION KING is scheduled to come to Miller for our 50th Anniversary 2017-18 Broadway season!
Following our presentation, we invited guests up for appetizers on the stage. Our staff then spent time visiting with guests, discussing the upcoming shows and answering any questions they had about the upcoming season.
It was yet another magical night to be spent at Miller! It was pleasant to be able to interact with those who love coming to our shows and talk about our favorite thing here at Miller, performance! We can’t wait to bring more announcements for other shows to be hitting the Miller stage next season. Until then, have a good one!
For more details about our announcement can be found here!