KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University's Miller Auditorium announced its 2019-20 Zhang Financial Broadway in West Michigan Series lineup including "Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical," "Les Misérables," "WAITRESS," "Blue Man Group" and "CATS."
For more information, contact the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office at (269) 387-2300, (800) 228-9858 or online. Miller Auditorium's 2019-20 Marana Group Spotlight Series events will be announced at a later date, along with single ticket on-sale dates.
Renewing subscribers receive the first opportunity to keep their existing seats for orders placed by Friday, April 19. They may also add seats to 2019-20 Marana Group Spotlight Series events as soon as they are announced. Season ticket holders have the opportunity for monthly payment plans on orders turned in by Saturday, June 1.
Miller Auditorium is proud to continue its partnership with Zhang Financial as they have signed on as the Broadway in West Michigan Series title sponsor through the 2020-21 season. Established more than two decades ago, Zhang Financial, one of the nation's top fee-only wealth management firms, has developed into a prominent industry leader while maintaining its client-centered focus. Zhang Financial is also known for its commitment to philanthropy, especially within the local community.
2019-20 ZHANG FINANCIAL BROADWAY IN WEST MICHIGAN SERIES
- "Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, " Nov. 15 to 17. Discover the magic of Dr. Seuss’ classic holiday tale as it comes to life on stage. Featuring the hit songs "You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas," the Grinch discovers there’s more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is "two sizes too small," decides to steal Christmas away from the Whos, an endlessly cheerful bunch bursting with holiday spirit.
- "Les Misérables," Jan. 28 to Feb. 2. Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, direct from an acclaimed two-and-a-half-year return to Broadway. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, "Les Misérables" tells a story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption –a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Featuring the thrilling score and beloved songs "I Dreamed A Dream," "On My Own," "Stars," "Bring Him Home," "One Day More,”"and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history.
- "WAITRESS," March 27 to 29, 2020. Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as "The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie" and "Betrayed By My Eggs Pie." When a baking contest in a nearby county—and a satisfying run-in with someone new—show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness.
- "Blue Man Group," May 1 to 3, 2020. "Blue Man Group" performances are euphoric celebrations of human connection through art, music, comedy and non-verbal communication. Since debuting at New York's Astor Place Theatre in 1991, the live show has expanded to additional domestic residencies in Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas and Orlando, an international residency in Berlin, and multiple North American and world tours, reaching more than 35 million people worldwide. The performance is universally appealing to a broad range of age groups and cultural backgrounds, and continually injected with new music, fresh stories, custom instruments and sensory stimulating graphics.
- "CATS," May 15 to 17, 2020. The record-breaking musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber that has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 language and includes one of the most treasured songs in musical theater—"Memory.” The winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, "CATS" tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn.
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