Broadway In Detroit announced their 2013-2014 subscriber series with six huge Broadway shows included in this year’s series and two off-series engagements. This years Broadway In Detroit tagline is “Be Amazed. Be Amused. Be Moved”. To amaze us this year the series will include “Warhorse”, “Miss Saigon”, “Elf”, “Sister Act”, “We Will Rock You” and “The Music Of Andrew Lloyd Webber”. Off-series options this year will include a revival of “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess” and one more go round of the Abba musical, “Mamma Mia!”. All shows will play at either The Fisher Theatre or The Detroit Opera House.
Here’s a rundown of Broadway In Detroit's 2013-2014 Subscriber Series:
Miss Saigon (September 24, 2013- October 6, 2013): Miss Saigon is a Boubil and Schonberg musical based on Puccini’s opera “Madame Butterfly,” set during the Vietnam War.
Elf: The Musical (December 3, 2013 – December 15): ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth.
War Horse (December 17, 2013 - January 05, 2014) A heart-warming tale of loyalty and friendship, and winner of FIVE 2011 Tony Awards®, WAR HORSE tells the story of young Albert and his beloved horse, Joey. This powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness that is currently playing to packed houses in London and around the world.
The Music Of Andrew Lloyd Webber (February 8, 2014 – March 2, 2014) Since bursting onto the Broadway scene some thirty years ago, Tony, Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has brought to the stage a host of musical blockbusters that have taken the theatre world by storm. Included in The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber are the great songs and musicals excerpts from The Phantom of the Opera, CATS, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Starlight Express, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Sunset Boulevard, and, for the first time in the U.S., Love Never Dies.
We Will Rock You (April 01, 2014 - April 13, 2014) In a future age of mindless manufactured music, where everyone dresses the same, thinks the same, is the same, hope of breaking free rests with an unlikely resistance - an alliance of rebel Bohemians deep below Planet Mall, waiting for a hero to bring the power of Rock back to the people. WE WILL ROCK YOU features the greatest hits of the legendary British rock group, Queen. Now in its 11th year in London and seen by a staggering 15 million people worldwide, this hilarious, multi-award-winning and record-breaking phenomenon is written by celebrated British comedian Ben Elton and boasts a fantastic score of killer Queen tunes that you just can't resist singing along to, such as Another One Bites The Dust, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, We Are The Champions, Bohemian Rhapsody and, of course, We Will Rock You.
Sister Act (April 22, 2014 – May 4, 2014) SISTER ACT tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.
They actually had the man-powered War Horse at the media event that i attended and the lifelike characteristics and noises of the horse and actors seem to have sold the show to the audience. The show looks unbelievable!
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