Building on its reputation for delivering excellent and diverse entertainment, The Berman Center for The Performing Arts today announced its 2015-16 season. The line up includes exhilarating live performances, lectures, classes, family programming and intriguing and entertaining events on films.
This season features a live performance from Tony Award Winner Ben Vereen with his one-man show Steppin’ Out with Ben Vereen; a striking performance of The Children of Willesden Lane performed by Mona Golabek; the stunningly unique visual dance performance, ENRA; Israel’s top blues rock guitarist Lazer Lloyd; the interactive and extraordinary SHUFFLE Concert; and, the return of The Berman Foundation’s Signature Series beginning with the Sphinx Virtuosi.
“One of the wonderful features of The Berman is its commitment to sharing diverse experiences for people of all ages,” said Elaine (Hendriks) Smith, director of The Berman Center for the Performing Arts. “This season certainly promises to delight, entertain and excite all audiences.”
Below is a glimpse at the full 2015-16 season. For a full description of each performance and to purchase tickets, please visit theberman.org. Tickets also can be purchased by calling 248.661.1900.
From Here to Eternity (Play on Film)
Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015 @ 3 p.m.
Tickets – $12
Steppin’ Out with Ben Vereen (Friends of The Berman event)
Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 – 6:30 p.m. appetizers, 7 p.m. dinner, 9 p.m. performance
Tickets – $1,000/couple
Peter Grimes (Opera on Film)
Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015 @ 3 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 @ 8 p.m.
The Children of Willesden Lane
Sunday, Oct. 11 @ 2 p.m.
Tickets: $32- 37
Hook (Throwback Thursday film)
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m.
Make That Change: Mosaic Youth Singers
Sunday, Oct. 18 @ (time)
Tickets: $30 – 37
ENRA (Live Dance)
Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 @ 8 p.m.
Tickets: $27 – 35
Big Hero 6 (Kids superhero day with film)
Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015 @ 1p.m.
Tickets: $12 – 14
Lazer Lloyd & The Chicago Kings
Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $22 – 27
Pirates of Penzance (Opera on film)
Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015 @ 3 p.m.
Green Golly and Her Golden Flute
Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015 @ 1 p.m.
The Goonies (Throwback Thursdays film)
Thursday, Dec. 10 @ 7:30 p.m.
Happy Feet (Kids dance day with film)
Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015 @ 1 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016 @ 8 p.m.
Tickets: $30 – 35
E.T. (Throwback Thursday film)
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 @ 1 p.m.
Tickets: $16 – 20
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 @ 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $35 – 40
The Wizard of Oz (Throwback Thursday film)
Thursday, Mar. 3, 2016 @ 7:30 p.m.
Cars (Kids race day and film)
Sunday, Mar. 6, 2016 @ 1 p.m.
Tickets – $14
The Michigan Five
Saturday, Mar. 26, 2015 @ 8 p.m.
Tickets – $22 – 27
Sleeping Beauty (Kids princess day and film)
Sunday, Apr. 1, 2016 @ 1 p.m.
Tickets – $14
JCC’s Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival
May 9-22, 2016
About The Berman:
Inspired by an extraordinary gift from Mandell and Madeleine Berman, The Berman Center for the Performing Arts is a beautiful, world-class theatre. The Berman showcases the Jewish Community Center’s exceptional events and offers opportunities for exciting new programs for all audiences of Metropolitan Detroit.
Since its first public performance in the Spring of 2011, The Berman has been the host more than 198,000 people for such performers as Barbara Cook, Marvin Hamlish, Patti LuPone, Bebe Neuwirth, Mandy Patinkin, Chita Rivera, Seth Rudetsky and J.B. Smoove & Lily Tomlin. Through live performances, film, master classes, festivals and streaming events, The Berman delivers the bests in cultural arts programming to audiences in southeast Michigan. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.theberman.org.