City Opera House

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JUN 26

An Evening with Daniel Pink

Drawing on scientific research, Daniel Pink unlocks the secrets of how to best time your life’s happenings.

JUN 27

An Evening with Steve Hamilton and Bryan Gruley

Two of Michigan’s favorite mystery authors, Steve Hamilton and Bryan Gruley will take the stage to interview each other.



A free monthly networking meet up for Traverse City tech enthusiast. Every month five presenters highlight new business ventures underway.

JUL 13

An Evening with Doug Brinkley

Doug Brinkley is CNN's Presidential Historian, a professor of history at Rice University and the author of 12 books, including five New York Times bestsellers.

JUL 16

Words to the Wise Live

Join “The Professor” and Ron Jolly for program 900, live on the City Opera House stage. 

JUL 17-18

Traverse City Dance Project

Top dance professionals from Michigan, New York City, and Los Angeles perform with acclaimed drummer Ian Chang and avant-garde ensemble Tenth Intervention.

AUG 11

An Evening with Karl Marlantes

Don’t miss this fascinating conversation with Karl Marlantes—the highly acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Matterhorn.

AUG 17

Take It From The Top Showcase

The pinnacle of the weeklong musical theater workshops, the Take It From The Top Showcase is the culmination

AUG 20

Beatles vs. Elvis

Beatles or Elvis? Who was the real King of Rock ‘N Roll? Two of the greatest musical acts of all time face off in a high-octane, adrenaline-pumping musical showdown.

AUG 29

Summer Book Club Social with Tanya Anne Crosby

This annual event is free and celebrates area book clubs with prizes, a preview of the National Writers Series fall season, and a chance to mingle with like-minded book lovers.

SEP 14

Broadway Bound! Come From Away

Broadway’s Come From Away is a Best Musical winner all across North America.

OCT 11

Tonic Sol-fa

The groundbreaking a cappella ensemble, Tonic Sol-fa is a leading force in the world of contemporary vocal music with Emmy Award-winning arrangements.

OCT 17

Steven Page: Discipline USA Tour 2019

Barenaked Ladies founding member and former frontman, Steven Page’s distinctive and powerful tenor is among the most instantly recognizable voices in popular music.

OCT 24

Keiko Matsui

A master storyteller, pianist Keiko Matsui crafts passionate and emotive songs with lush harmonies and global rhythms to create timeless musical anthem.


That Golden Girls Show! A Puppet Parody

Set in that sassy Miami house in 1985, That Golden Girls Show! is one of Off Broadway’s biggest smash hits that parodies classic Golden Girls moments with puppets.

NOV 30-8

The Alphabet Experience

A play about letters. For littles. Bring your tiniest humans for an hour of laughter, spectacle and absurd delight.


Broadway Bound! Disney’s Aladdin

Discover a whole new world at Disney’s Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical.


Greg Hahn

A favorite on the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Radio Show, comedian Greg Hahn brings his positive high-energy humor and physical comedy to City Opera House.

FEB 21

Interlochen Arts Academy Singer-Songwriters

Enjoy an evening of original songs encompassing a variety of styles and instrumentation.

MAR 10

Danú: St. Patrick’s Celebration

Danú takes its audiences on a musical journey to their native Ireland, offering a moving and memorable concert experience.

APR 24

The Moth Mainstage

The Moth Mainstage is true stories, told live, without notes, by five wildly divergent raconteurs who shape their stories with The Moth’s directors.

JUN 20

Broadway Bound! Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Evan Hansen is the winner of six Tony Awards® including Best Musical and the 2018 Grammy Award® for Best Musical Theater Album.

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