FRIDAY, JUNE 16
ALLIED MEDIA CONFERENCE KIDS PARTY
Join the 19th annual Allied Media Conference (AMC) as they throw their first ever AMC Kids Party at New Center Park! This dazzling event for kids, caregivers and community of all ages will feature live DJs Cumbia Poder and Mother Cyborg, face-painting, bubble making, exciting lights, coloring stations and more. At the AMC, they believe that creating dynamic content for kids is critical to a more just, creative and collaborative world. They also love a great party. Learn more about the AMC and register here: alliedmedia.org/amc. This community event is free and open to the public (AMC registration not required).
Stay afterwards for the film, “FernGully: The Last Rain Forest.” Film begins at dusk, close to 9:30PM. The fairy people of FernGully have never seen humans before, but when Christa sees one, Zak, she accidentally shrinks him down to her size. There is trouble in FernGully, for Zak is part of a logging team who is there to cut down the forest. (1992) G 1h 16min.
SATURDAY, JUNE 17
ALLIED MEDIA CONFERENCE x KREUNG COMMUNITY DINNER
The 19th annual Allied Media Conference is excited to announce the AMC x Kreung Community Dinner taking place Saturday, June 17th from 6:00-9:00PM! Join the AMC community as we gather to enjoy locally-sourced, community prepared food while celebrating the Cambodian culinary experience. From Wednesday through Saturday, chefs, and Kreung dinner curators volunteer their time to create this unique and exciting dinner experience. Come break bread and build community.
This dinner is a ticketed event. For more info visit alliedmedia.org/amc.
THE DETROIT ACTOR'S THEATRE COMPANY presents TIM RICE and ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER'S JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
DOORS AT 8:00PM | PERFORMANCES AT 9:00PM
*This rock opera incorporates video projection and will start when it is dark out.
It seems especially fitting that the first rock opera, created as a concept album at the end of the turbulent '60s, should have at its center a social and political rebel. Jesus' meteor-like rise in renown provides, as the title suggests, a parallel to contemporary celebrity worship. As his radical teachings are evermore embraced, Judas increasingly questions the enlightened motives of this new prophet, resulting in betrayal. Christ's final days are dramatized with emotional intensity, thought-provoking edge and explosive theatricality. Propelled by a stirring score (Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice), by turns driving and majestic, satirical and tender, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.
PLEASE NOTE: The production of Hamlet has been cancelled for New Center Park.
SHAKESPEARE IN DETROIT PRESENTS HAMLET, DIRECTED BY DEAN GABOURIE
THURSDAY, JULY 13 | 7:30PM | DOORS AT 6:30PM
FRIDAY, JULY 14 | 7:30PM | DOORS AT 6:30PM
SATURDAY, JULY 15 | 7:30PM | DOORS AT 6:30PM
SUNDAY, JULY 16 | 2:30PM | DOORS AT 1:30PM
ABOUT SHAKESPEARE IN DETROIT:
Shakespeare in Detroit is a nonprofit organization that aims to enhance and support the literacy, cultural, educational and financial growth of Detroit through outreach and site-specific, inclusive performances that consciously promote diversity, accessibility and tourism. Shakespeare in Detroit will produce the classics, musicals, contemporary and new works in equal measure throughout each season as the official Shakespeare organization of the city through place-making performances in Detroit. The pioneering theatre company will also tour its company members to share the essence of the city as a cultural force throughout the country and world. The company will continue to produce FREE Shakespeare in the park performances each summer. These performances are the bedrock of their commitment to bringing theater to all.
FRIDAY, JULY 28
OPERA MODO PRESENTS HANSEL AND GRETEL
DOORS AT 6:30PM | PERFORMANCE AT 7:30PM
A pair of angelic voiced siblings bored and hungry for dinner. Their exhausted mother, who angrily sends them out of the house. The Sandman and the Dew Fairy, who calm them and watch over them as they sleep. And a predatory, saccharine-sweet, child-crunching witch whose favorite food has just starting nibbling at her treats. Will these delicious cherubs be her next meal or will they find a way to outwit her and escape? Join us this summer in the park for Opera MODO’s sweet and sassy production of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel to find out!
Stay afterwards for the film, “Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory.” Film begins at dusk. Take an unforgettable, uniquely magical, musical journey through the deliciously delightful, whimsically wonderful world of Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory. (1971) G 1h 40min.
ABOUT OPERA MODO:
Opera MODO is a new and exciting opera company in Detroit, Michigan, dedicated to creating opportunities for young and emerging artists. Founded in 2011 in Princeton, New Jersey, Opera MODO brings opera to the people through intriguing and modern productions of classical to contemporary operas. Collaborating with local performers and businesses in Detroit, Opera MODO offers an intimate experience to engage audiences through storytelling, musical integrity and innovative process. They support the future of opera by giving young, non-managed, professional singers an opportunity to gain experience. They present opera in an intimate setting allowing the audience to engage with the performers. They specialize in setting standard repertoire in new and imaginative settings, bringing new life to their favorite stories. Their team strives to balance inspiration from the composer through collaborative storytelling to enhance the experience for the audience and performers. Opera MODO is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
DETROIT CARIBBEAN CULTURAL FESTIVAL
AUGUST 12 - 12:00-11:00PM
AUGUST 13 - 1:00-10:00PM
A family festival featuring live performances, dancers, Caribbean food and drink, vendors, and more!