2017-18 Zhang Financial Broadway in West Michigan Series announced

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Photo of cast members from Disney's The Lion King.

Nia Holloway as Nala and the Lionesses in Disney's "The Lion King" (Photo credit: Joan Marcus)

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University's Miller Auditorium has announced its 2017-18 Zhang Financial Broadway in West Michigan Series lineup, which includes performances of "The Wizard of Oz" and "The Sound of Music," and which will be anchored by a two-week engagement of Disney's "The Lion King."

Available now, season subscriptions are the best way to receive discounted tickets and priority seating. Renewing subscribers receive the first opportunity to keep their existing seats—and to add seats to 2017-18 Lake Michigan Mailers Spotlight Series events as soon as they are announced. 2017-18 season prices start at just $36 per show and monthly payment plans are available for orders turned in by June 1.

Miller Auditorium’s 2017-18 Lake Michigan Mailers Spotlight Series events will be announced at a later date, along with single ticket on-sale dates.

Single-show tickets will go on sale several weeks before each performance. For more information about individual performances, group discounts or subscription options, visit millerauditorium.com or call the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office at (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858.

2017-18 Zhang Financial Broadway in West Michigan Series

Kinky Boots

Oct. 20-22

Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit, "Kinky Boots" is a joyous musical celebration about discovering friendships and the belief that one can change the world by changing one's mind. With songs by Grammy and Tony-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, and inspired by true events, "Kinky Boots" moves from a gentleman’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan.

The Wizard of Oz

Jan. 5-7, 2018

There truly is no place like home as the greatest family musical of all time twists its way into Kalamazoo. The entire family will be captivated as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road and beyond with Dorothy, Toto and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow in this lavish production, featuring breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography and classic songs.

The Sound of Music

Feb. 9-11, 2018

As a brand new production, the beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony, Grammy and Academy Award-winning Best Score, including "My Favorite Things," "Edelweiss" and the iconic title song.

Disney's The Lion King

April 4-15, 2018

More than 90 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s "The Lion King." The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this landmark musical event brings together one of Broadway's most imaginative creative teams and features some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice.

About Zhang Financial

Miller Auditorium is proud to embark on an expanded partnership with Zhang Financial as they become the Broadway in West Michigan Series title sponsor for the 2017-18 season. Established more than two decades ago, Zhang Financial, a fee-only wealth management group, has developed into a prominent industry leader while maintaining its client-centered focus. Zhang Financial is ranked one of the Top 300 Registered Investment Advisors in the nation by the Financial Times. Zhang Financial is also known for its commitment to philanthropy, especially within the local community.

For more information, visit millerauditorium.com.

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