2015-16 Opera Season:
Oct. 17-25, 2015
Nov. 14-22, 2015
The Tender Land
March 12-13, 2015
at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts
April 16-24, 2016
May 14-22, 2016
City Theatre is a 400-seat theatre in the Hockeytown Café building in Downtown Detroit, Michigan. City theater produces and presents a wide variety of attractions from concerts, comedy shows theatrical performances and corporate events. Originally called "Second City Theater" the venue was home to a resident Second City comedy troup. After the departure of Second City the theater adopted its current name "City Theater" in 2004. City Theater is owned and operated by Olympia Entertainment.
The Gem Theatre in Detroit houses a two level theatre with traditional row and aisle seating and intimate stage-level seating at cabaret tables. It shares a lobby with the cabaret style Century Theatre . The theatre has stylings of Spanish Revival architecture. The structure was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.HistoryIn 1902, the Twentieth Century Club, a group of cultural, socially prominent women, built a Mission-style building to house their club. The building, now the Century Theatre, is built of red brick trimmed with white sandstone. The first floor originally housed a dining room, while the second floor housed a 400-seat auditorium.In 1928, the member of the Century club contracted George D. Mason to design a theater addition to the Century Club building. The resulting Spanish Revival-style building was leased to the Little Theatre chain, which showed foreign films, and the building was known as the Little Theatre.In 1933, due to the Depression, the Twentieth Century Club disbanded. The Little Theatre, however, continued, suffering through several name changes, becoming The Rivoli in 1932, Drury Lane (and then the Europa in 1935, the Cinema in 1936, and the Vanguard Playhouse in 1960. The Vanguard offered live theater rather than movies.Finally, in 1967, the theatre was named the Gem. The building was used as an adult movie house until it closed in 1978. Soon afterward, developer Charles Forbes purchased the combined Gem/Century building, and began a complete restoration of the Gem Theatre in 1990. The refurbished Gem opened in 1991.
DETROIT HOME OPENER FESTIVAL
Sports * Eats * Beats
Spring is closing in fast which means so is the start to the 2015 Baseball season. Tigers Opening Day in Detroit is basically a local holiday and actually may soon become a National holiday. It only makes sense that there is one party that appeals to everyone. Over 150,000 fans adorn the city on this celebrated day for one common denominator, Baseball.
We are so very proud to present to you:
DETROIT HOME OPENER FESTIVAL @
The Madison Avenue Festival Grounds
440 Madison Avenue
Corner of Madison Ave and Brush St
The Festival will offer its guests:
Heated Party tents - Fire barreled outdoor area - Tvs - DJs - Bands - Food trucks - Festival Games - Hot Dog Eating Contest - Private Chalets - VIP onsite parking - Baseball excitement and much much more.
For more info:
Private tailgate Chalets will sell out fast. Call direct for personal service and booking.
Sponsorship packages available, call direct.
From all of us at Detroit Home Opener Festival we thank you for all your support.
A major fundraiser for the Detroit Opera House, BravoBravo! is a yearly celebration of the tastes, sights and sounds of Detroit, encompassing food and spirits from the area’s trendiest bars and restaurants, as well as music from the city’s hottest talent.
Join the young professionals of the Michigan Opera Theatre Volunteers Association (MOTVA) as we truly party for a purpose!!!