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Outlook 2020: MOT’s Wayne Brown Looks Ahead to the New Year

2020 marks both a new year and a new decade, and we at Michigan Opera Theatre can’t wait to experience what is in store for us. This year, in particular, features significant change with new leadership, Detroit Opera House debuts and the beginning celebrations of major MOT milestones! Here is what I am most looking …

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Casting Announced for American Ballet Theatre’s Swan Lake!

MOT and UMS have announced the principal cast for American Ballet Theatre’s presentation of Swan Lake, presented at the Detroit Opera House April 16-19! Starring in the role of Odette/Odile will be ABT Principal dancers Devon Teuchser, Isabella Boylston, Christine Shevchenko, Hee Seo and Gillian Murphy. Cory Stearns, Joo Won Ahn, Thomas Forster, Aran Bell …

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Reviews: The Nutcracker

About the production   Paul – Wayne Very good. There were a couple moments when the choreography was a little off; but I really enjoyed the entire performance overall. The children dancers lent quite a bit to the experience. My favorite part by far was the Act 2 dance with the sheet (the Arabian Dance, …

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Eight Fun Facts About Too Hot to Handel

Too Hot to Handel has been a Detroit Opera House tradition for 18 seasons. Every year hundreds of people join for a unique experience, getting into the Christmas spirit through an uplifting, joyous jazz/gospel version of Handel’s Messiah. Here are eight fun facts about Too Hot to Handel. Too Hot to Handel made it’s Detroit …

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J. William King – Clarinet

Music is a family affair for Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra Clarinetist J. William King. His wife is a Professor of Oboe at the University of Michigan, his youngest son is finishing a bachelor’s degree in Bassoon Performance, and his oldest son has followed in William’s shoes as a clarinetist. But despite the reed base of …

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The Nutcracker by the Numbers

Featuring timeless dances, magnificent costumes, beautiful sets and plenty of magic, BalletMet’s The Nutcracker takes you on a journey you won’t soon forget. But it requires a great deal of time, effort—and pointe shoes (read on for the total number used throughout the show) to get the production from start to finish. Ever wondered how …

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BalletMet’s “Nutcracker” returns to MOT to ring in the holiday season

Columbus BalletMet’s “The Nutcracker” will help ring in the holidays with one of Southeast Michigan’s premiere traditions of the season, producing three performances of the Christmas classic.

The ballet company, based in Columbus, Ohio, has created a beautiful partnership with MOT in Detroit that people have come to love and anticipate.

Reviews: Sweeney Todd

More about this production. Joe/Joanne – Novi absolutely loved it. Fabulous performances and orchestra. This is the 3rd time I have seen ST live and the MOT production was the best.   Terry – Hale I’ve seen many performances of Sweeney Todd including the videotape of the original with Lansbury and the movie. No question …

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