Broadway returns to the Greater Lansing region as well as other headlining attractions from around the globe as part of the 2021-2022 season at the Wharton Center for Performing Arts in East Lansing.
This season will include the local premiere of the Tony Award- and Grammy Award-winning “Hadestown;” Tina Fey’s new comedy musical “Mean Girls;” and the new Broadway show based on the Temptations, “Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations.” The season will also see the return of the wildly popular musical “Hamilton” to the region.
“We’re looking forward to the future, to a new season and new memories,” said Wharton Executive Director Mike Brand. “Intermission is coming to a close, and we can’t wait to raise the curtain once again and welcome audiences back. Our staff has worked hard to create a season to remember.”
The Wharton Center also has a lineup of stunning performing arts attractions from all over the world. This season will include performances from the renowned dance company Ballet Hispanico, a show that blends cabaret and camp by Meow Meow, and the world-famous Drum Tao, preforming on stage with Japanese drums, costumes and choreography. World-class musical performances from musicians such as Ranky Tanky with Don Flemons; multi-Grammy-winning singer Alicia Olatuja and jazz master Branford Marsalis; and the Canadian Brass, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The season also marks the return of Itzhak Perlman as well as performances by Yuja Wang and Leonidas Kavakos, and Alisa Weilerstein and Inon Barnatan. There are many other performances that you can find on the Wharton Centers website along with a schedule.
The Wharton Center is also including sensory-friendly performances and events, which provide a supportive and welcoming environment for people with autism sensory disorders and other sensory sensitivities.
This season, the Wharton Center will be putting out a digital brochure that will be available on at whartonseason.com, where patrons will now be able to subscribe online. For more information and any updated information, visit whartoncenter.com.