City Opera House Policies:

Children Policy: Infants and newborns are not permitted. Everyone attending must have a ticket and be able to sit in a seat. Children under 5 years of age are not permitted unless otherwise advertised. Parents will be asked to remove their child/children if they are causing disruptions or are unable to sit quietly.

Cameras & Recording Devices: Cameras and other recording devices (audio, video and still) are not permitted in the auditorium and may be confiscated if used during a performance. If brought into the facility, cameras may be checked in at the Hayden Box Office in the main entrance. Photos taken by camera phones may be deleted by City Opera House ushers or staff. Patrons repeatedly taking photos or recording may have the recordings deleted and be asked to leave.

Cell Phone and Personal Electronic Device Policy: The use of cell phones, laptops, and other electronic devices is strictly prohibited. Cellular phones and other devices can cause distractions to performers and other patrons and will be confiscated.  Please turn all devices off! Placing phones on vibrate is not sufficient, the vibration will be amplified with the acoustics of the City Opera House and can disrupt the performance.

Seating Policy: Every effort is made to start performances at the announced hour unless there is an unavoidable delay. For the consideration of our patrons and performers, anyone arriving while a performance is in progress will be seated only at times designated by the artist and their management. Late arriving patrons may be directed to seats in the rear of the auditorium until intermission.

Smoking: City Opera House is a non-smoking, tobacco free facility.

PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT: City Opera House prides itself on offering a diverse selection of arts entertainment for the residents of Michigan. Not all productions may appeal to or be appropriate for every person or for all ages. Therefore, patrons are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the shows we offer in order to make informed decisions prior to purchasing tickets.  

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A Benefit Reception with Alice Waters

National Writers Series presents

A Benefit Reception with Alice Waters

Join acclaimed chef, restaurateur and activist Alice Waters in a reception to benefit Edible Schoolyard Project, a nonprofit she founded in 1995. Includes beverages, live music and hors doeuvres inspired by Alice and prepared by S2S Catering.

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Benefit Reception with Alice Waters Alice Waters Reception ONLY 09/24/2017 05:00pm

An Evening with Alice Waters

National Writers Series presents

An Evening with Alice Waters

Alice Waters talks about Coming to My Senses, a memoir about growing up in the suburbs and moving to Berkeley, California, where she opened her restaurant at age 27.

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Alice Waters 09/24

Andy Gross Live

City Opera House and Wharton Center present

Andy Gross Live

Andy Gross is one of the hottest entertainers, stand up comics, magicians and ventriloquists working today as evidenced by his sold out shows and devoted following. Filled with mind boggling illusions, he will leave you wondering and laughing.

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Reserved Tickets Andy Gross 09/30/2017 08:00pm

LIV ON: Olivia Newton-John, Beth Nielsen Chapman and Amy Sky

City Opera House and Wharton Center Present

LIV ON: Olivia Newton-John, Beth Nielsen Chapman and Amy Sky

Multiple Grammy Award winner Olivia Newton-John, Grammy nominee Beth Nielsen Chapman, and SOCAN Award winner Amy Sky share their individual and collaborative journey in a magical performance of their new album, LIV ON.

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LIV ON 10/12/2017 07:30pm

An Evening with Terry McDonell

National Writers Series presents

An Evening with Terry McDonell

You may not know magazine editor Terry McDonell, but you certainly know a few of his writers: Jim Harrison, Jimmy Buffet, and Doug Stanton. Be ready for gossip of the highest order from his new memoir, The Accidental Life (available at Horizon Books, 20% off). McDonell knew the wildest writers, edited most of them, and he remembers, writes Ray Blount Jr. Doors open at 6pm with music and cash bar.

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Terry McDonell 10/13/2017 07:00pm

SwingShift and the Stars

High Impact Productions Presents

SwingShift and the Stars

Adding a feel good twist to the Dancing With The Stars model, High Impact Productions is launching its 10th Anniversary, Million Dollar Challenge season. SwingShift and the Stars is an inventive dance-off, but more than that, it is a platform for area non-profits to gain awareness, foster new relationships and raise much-needed funds for their organizations. This season, an unprecedented 23 non-profits will join in on the fun! 100% of your donation dollars (envelope received at the door) go directly to the organization of your choice.

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Reserved Tickets Swing Shift and The Stars RES 10/20/2017 07:00pm

Jim HarrisonA Really Big Tribute

Aide-de-camp & Co. Presents

Jim HarrisonA Really Big Tribute

Jim Harrison, Northern Michigan's beloved poet, novelist, journalist and passionate Gourmand, reminds us that "Death steals everything except our stories." Writers, friends and fellow travelers from throughout the land gather to summon Jim's spirit in an eclectic celebration of art, life and stories. As Jim was known to remark, "To be feted is not foetid". Be with us, remember and revel.

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Reserved Tickets JimHarrison 10/21/2017 07:00pm

Scott Bradlees Postmodern Jukebox

City Opera House and Wharton Center Present

Scott Bradlees Postmodern Jukebox

Called pop music in a time machine, PMJ reimagines contemporary pop, rock and R&B hits in the style of various yesteryears. A rotating cast of 70, catch the PMJ phenomenon live.

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PostmodernJukebox 10/29/2017 07:00pm

Broadway on the Front

3rd Annual City Opera House Gala

Broadway on Front
Musical Legends

Tier 1

Main floor seating is $125 per person ($75 is tax deductible) or $1,000 per table of 8 ($600 is tax deductible) and includes a hosted bar, appetizers & desserts.

Tickets for Tier 1 are only available at 231.941.8082 ext 207 or development@cityoperahouse.org.

Tier 2

Balcony seating is $25 per person and includes a private cash bar.

Tickets for Tier 2 are available below.

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Reserved Balcony Seats COH GALA 11/04/2017 08:15pm

Jeff Daniels and the Ben Daniels Band

City Opera House presents

Jeff Daniels and the Ben Daniels Band

Emmy-winning actor, musician and Michigan native, Jeff Daniels, returns to City Opera House with the Ben Daniels Band for one night only.

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An Evening with Murray Howe

National Writers Series presents

An Evening with Murray Howe

Youre invited to hear about the man behind the legend when Gordie Howe's physician son, Murray, talks about his book, Nine Lessons I Learned from My Father.

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Murray Howe 11/12/2017 07:00pm

An Evening with Sebastian Junger and Phil Caputo

National Writers Series presents

An Evening with Sebastian Junger and Phil Caputo

Legendary writers Sebastian Junger and Phil Caputo will take the stage to talk about war and a soldiers quest for meaning.

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Sebastian Junger 11/15/2017 07:00pm

SwingShift and the Stars

High Impact Productions Presents

SwingShift and the Stars

Adding a feel good twist to the Dancing With The Stars model, High Impact Productions is launching its 10th Anniversary, Million Dollar Challenge season. SwingShift and the Stars is an inventive dance-off, but more than that, it is a platform for area non-profits to gain awareness, foster new relationships and raise much-needed funds for their organizations. This season, an unprecedented 23 non-profits will join in on the fun! 100% of your donation dollars (envelope received at the door) go directly to the organization of your choice.

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Reserved Tickets Swing Shift and The Stars RES 11/17/2017 07:00pm

An American in Paris

City Opera House and Wharton Center Present

An American in Paris

An American in Paris is the new Tony Award winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war.

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Public An American in Paris - BUS 11/18/2017 02:00pm

Forbidden Broadway

City Opera House and Wharton Center Present

Forbidden Broadway

Dont miss the fall-down funny musical roast of Broadway. Targeting shows you know - Hamilton, Annie, Les Miz, Wicked and more Forbidden Broadway features outrageous costumes, hilarious rewrites of the songs, and dead-on impressions by a stellar cast!

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Forbidden Broadway 11/19/2017 02:00pm
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Forbidden Broadway2 11/19/2017 07:00pm

Pete the Cat

City Opera House and Wharton Center Present

Pete the Cat

When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his mannersthe minute Pete walks in the door, he gets the whole family rocking. Dont miss this endearing musical for the whole family!

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AGE RECOMMENDATION: Best for ages 4+

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Tickets Pete The Cat 11/25/2017 11:00am
Tickets Pete The Cat2 11/25/2017 01:30pm

An Evening with Nikki Giovanni

National Writers Series presents

An Evening with Nikki Giovanni

Nikki Giovanni returns to NWS to talk about her newest book, A Good Crya rumination of her childhood and the joy and peril of aging

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Nikki Giovanni 12/03/2017 07:00pm

SwingShift and the Stars

High Impact Productions Presents

SwingShift and the Stars

Adding a feel good twist to the Dancing With The Stars model, High Impact Productions is launching its 10th Anniversary, Million Dollar Challenge season. SwingShift and the Stars is an inventive dance-off, but more than that, it is a platform for area non-profits to gain awareness, foster new relationships and raise much-needed funds for their organizations. This season, an unprecedented 23 non-profits will join in on the fun! 100% of your donation dollars (envelope received at the door) go directly to the organization of your choice.

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Reserved Tickets Swing Shift and The Stars RES 12/15/2017 07:00pm

The Wizards of Winter

City Opera House and Wharton Center present

The Wizards of Winter

A holiday rock event for the whole family featuring original members of The Trans-Siberian Orchestra and rock industry veterans from Rainbow, Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent Band and others.

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Wizards of Winter 12/21/2017 07:00pm

Squirrel Nut Zippers and Davina & The Vagabonds

City Opera House and Wharton Center Present

Squirrel Nut Zippers and Davina & The Vagabonds

Squirrel Nut Zippers celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Hot, with their unique musical flavor - Delta blues, Gypsy jazz, 30s swing & more. Stirring up the national scene with high-energy shows, level A musicianship Davina & The Vagabonds defy categorization.

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SquirrelNutZippers 01/19/2018 08:00pm

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy

City Opera House and Wharton Center Present

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy

Two of the worlds most celebrated fiddlers return with an explosive celebration which infuses their traditional Celtic heritage with their taste for contemporary.

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Natalie MacMaster & D. Leahy 02/10/2018 08:00pm

On Your Feet!

City Opera House and Wharton Center Present

On Your Feet!

From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world.

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Public On Your Feet-Bus to Broadway 02/17/2018 02:00pm

The Birdland All-Stars featuring Tommy Igoe: The Art of Jazz

City Opera House and Wharton Center Present

The Birdland All-Stars featuring Tommy Igoe: The Art of Jazz

The Birdland All-Stars new ensemble provides an unforgettable musical event, setting the standard for the 21st-century jazz orchestra.

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Birdland All Stars/Tommy Igoe 02/25/2018 07:00pm

The Manhattan Transfer

City Opera House and Wharton Center Present

The Manhattan Transfer

Winners of 10 Grammy Awards, The Manhattan Transfer continues to set the standard, as one of the worlds greatest and most innovative vocal groups.

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Manhattan Transfer 03/16/2018

Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio

City Opera House and Wharton Center Present

Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio

Acclaimed violinist Nicola Benedetti, cellist Leonard Elschenbroich and pianist Alexei Grynyuk are the leading soloists of their generation.

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Nicola Benedetti Trio 04/12/2018 07:30pm

Rodney Crowell

City Opera House and Wharton Center Present

Rodney Crowell

Dont miss a night of Americana music with two-time Grammy award-winner, Rodney Crowell. Americana music at its best.

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Reserved Tickets RodneyCrowell 04/16/2018 07:30pm

The Moth Mainstage

City Opera House and Interlochen Public Radio

The Moth Mainstage

A celebration of both the raconteur, who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life, and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it.

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The Moth 04/20/2018 08:00pm

Disneys THE LION KING

City Opera House and Wharton Center Present

Disneys THE LION KING

Giraffes strut. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before. And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist.

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Public LION KING-Bus to Broadway 07/14/2018 02:00pm


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