Too Hot To Handel - Michigan Opera Theatre

THE JAZZ GOSPEL MESSIAH ~ ONE SHOW ONLY

Featuring renowned soloists Rodrick Dixon, Alfreda Burke, and Karen Marie Richardson and an all-star ensemble of Detroit jazz legends Marion Hayden, Alvin Waddles, and Dave Taylor.

An annual Detroit holiday tradition! This soul stirring, toe-tapping rendition of Handel’s Messiah never fails to bring audiences to their feet. It’s an exhilarating fusion of gospel, jazz and classical music performed by the Rackham Symphony Choir, the Too Hot Orchestra and an all-star cast of soloists. This is a celebration unlike any other.

Fast Facts

Too Hot To Handel
Jazz-Gospel Messiah
Melodies and lyrics from Handel’s Messiah
Reinterpreted by Bob Christianson and Gary Anderson

This Production
Co-producer: Rackham Choir
Orchestra: Too Hot Orchestra
Conductor and Artistic Director: Suzanne Mallare Acton

Running Time: 2hrs 30mins including intermission

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Fast Facts

Too Hot To Handel
Jazz-Gospel Messiah
Melodies and lyrics from Handel’s Messiah
Reinterpreted by Bob Christianson and Gary Anderson

This Production
Co-producer: Rackham Choir
Orchestra: Too Hot Orchestra
Conductor and Artistic Director: Suzanne Mallare Acton

Running Time: 2hrs 30mins including intermission

Additional Resources

Bravo playbill