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

Videos

Images

Additional Resources

Bravo playbill

View All

News/Blog

Reviews: Blue

Learn more about the production here. Gale A Phelps, Ocqueoc My daughter and I saw Blue together on Sunday, 9/12. We enjoyed it but, we coul...

Read More
International Dance Day 2021

Created by the Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute, the main partner for the performing arts of UNESCO, International Dance Day is a global celebration of dance that takes place every year on 29 April.

Read More
Detroit Opera House Opening/MOT at 50 Recollections!

With the 25th Anniversary of the opening of the Detroit Opera House, and the 50th Anniversary of the founding of Michigan Opera Theatre both celebrated this week, the MOT Family has been filled with nostalgia looking back on the unique history of this important company.

Read More
Support MOT with Your Holiday Shopping

December is a month of giving, and as you do your holiday shopping, consider supporting MOT. Through beautiful Detroit Opera House-themed gift...

Read More

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