THE WHARTON CENTER HOCKEY THE MUSICAL Aug. 24 -26 The wacky, fun, and hilarious musical tells the story of Stan—the super hockey fan—on a quest to save hockey after God deems there are too many unnecessary sports and wants to eradicate the one Stan loves the most. Through song and dance, Stan searches for five pure hockey fans who can help him convince God to save his sport. The musical features video appearances from fans’ favorite hockey heroes such as Red Wings’ legends Steve Yzerman, Brendan Shanahan, Darren McCarty, one-half of the “Bruise Brothers” Joey Kocur, and former Red Wings’ star Pavel Datsyuk. HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO Oct. 10 One of the greatest dance companies of all time, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, celebrates its 40th Anniversary season with a night of favorites spanning all four decades of the company’s illustrious history. Founding Artistic Director Lou Conte’s homage to swing, The 40’s , will be featured, as will his beloved duet, Georgia, set to Willie Nelson’s Georgia on My Mind. The evening also includes Alejandro Cerrudo’s One Thousand Pieces, hailed as “magical” and “extraordinary,” plus works by Twyla Tharp and others. THE BODYGUARD Oct. 17-22 Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. A breathtakingly romantic thriller, The Bodyguard features a host of irresistible classics including Queen of the Night, Saving All My Love, I Wanna Dance with Somebody, and one of the biggest selling songs of all time—I Will Always Love You. THE BROAD ART MUSEUM THE TRANSPORTED MAN Now through Oct. 22 The Transported Man spans the entire museum and marks the inaugural exhibit of Marc-Olivier Wahler, the museum’s new director. Featuring more than 40 renowned and emerging artists whose work relies on the notion of belief, the exhibit examines the power of interpretation and the tension that exists between an ordinary object and an art object. COLLEGE OF MUSIC FAIRCHILD FANFARE Sept. 16, 3 p.m. Fairchild Theatre Expect to hear a fast-paced montage featuring ensembles and individual performers of choral, jazz, faculty artists, chamber music, new music, and opera. An MSU Federal Credit Union Showcase Series. HARMONIOUS BLACKSMITH Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m. Fairchild Theatre Baroque chamber music by Bach, Telemann, and Rameau played by four extraordinary musicians from the U.S. and the Netherlands. A Taylor Johnston Early Music Series. I NEVER SAW ANOTHER BUTTERFLY: MUSIC OF THE HOLOCAUST Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m. Fairchild Theatre Music of and inspired by the atrocities of the Holocaust illustrating a victory through art of humanity over inhumanity. A Joanne and Bill Church West Circle Series.
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