In-School Performances - Michigan Opera Theatre

Michigan Opera Theatre can come to you!

Let the artists of the Michigan Opera Theatre Touring Ensemble perform a one-act opera, musical revue, or concert for your school! Our programs are for all audiences and last 45 to 60 minutes.

Our performances qualify for grant assistance from the Michigan Humanities Council.
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For K-5:

Jack and the Beanstalk

Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan
Libretto by John Davies

When Jack sells the family cow to a mysterious man for a handful of beans, he has no idea what kind of adventure awaits him! When the beans take root, and a magical stalk grows to the sky, Jack will discover a land of giants, a golden hen… and an important lesson about treating other people with kindness. MOT’s new production sets the story in the ancient West African Mali Empire, and tells the tale through music from the operettas of Sir Arthur Sullivan. This new twist on an old favorite is a must-see for children of all ages!


For grades 9-12:

I, Too, Sing America

Michigan Opera Theatre’s brand-new, multimedia production, integrates live music, video, oral history, monologue, and poetry to illustrate the trailblazing achievements of African American artists and athletes. This powerful performance examines stories from the worlds of arts and sports, and the many important “firsts” from artists and athletes of color who paved the way for integration.



Touring Workshops & Lectures

Workshops may accompany performances, too! Residencies are two or more days of performances and workshops. The Touring Company can create a program specifically for your audience. Artists can also appear as part of a special event or fundraiser.  Michigan Opera Theatre’s Touring Company also provides a series of lectures year-round.