By: Amelia Manley
Many shows have have graced the Miller stage in 50 years and this year there are four great Broadway shows to celebrate Miller Auditorium’s golden anniversary season. Our upcoming Zhang Financial Broadway series shows are: Kinky Boots (Oct. 20–22), The Wizard of OZ (Jan. 5–7, 2018), The Sound of Music (Feb. 9–11, 2018), and Disney’s The Lion King (April 4–15, 2018).
This upcoming season features a wide variety of shows from the modern Kinky Boots to classics Like The Wizard of Oz, and The Sound of Music. Each show brings something new to the stage. Disney’s The Lion King will make its west Michigan debut by closing our our 2017-18 Broadway season.
Tickets to all these shows are now available as part of a Miller Auditorium Broadway subscription. Learn more here and view our order form. And there’s more to come! Stay tuned for more additions to our 50th Anniversary season in the coming weeks at www.millerauditorium.com. We hope to see you at the shows!
Learn more about our Zhang Financial Broadway shows:
KINKY BOOTS: Oct. 20–22, 2017
KINKY BOOTS 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
THE WIZARD OF OZ: Jan. 5–7 2018
There truly is no place like home as the greatest family musical of all time, the wonderful WIZARD OF OZ, twists its way into Kalamazoo! 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. A spectacular celebration of the iconic 1939 MGM film, THE WIZARD OF OZ 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 SOUND OF MUSIC: Feb. 9–11, 2018
The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again 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 features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp.
DISNEY’S THE LION KING: April 4–15, 2018
More than 90 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s THE LION KING, and now you can, too, when this best-loved musical comes to Miller Auditorium. Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, this landmark musical event brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. THE LION KING also features some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award®-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice. There is simply nothing else like THE LION KING.