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My (VERY Brief) Career as a Lion King Puppeteer

I went behind the scenes of the production of The Lion King at The Detroit Opera House and talked with Michael Reilly, the puppet master. He builds and maintains the hundreds of puppets the production requires and told me how the puppets are made, how they work, and how they become part of the actor during a performance. 51 more words


“Lion King” roars again at Detroit Opera House

By Daniel Skora

Disney’s “The Lion King” is back in town for a return engagement at the Detroit Opera House. The original production opened on Broadway in 1997 and won 6 Tony Awards including Best Musical. 629 more words


The Music of the Night, Detroit

When I was a kid, my favorite story was one my mom told me of a ballerina at the opera house in Paris, a masked man with a disfigured face who fell in love with her and a terrific scene of a chandelier crashing down in the middle of the theater. 277 more words

“Phantom” Returns to Opera House in Spectacular New Production

By Daniel Skora

It’s the longest running musical on Broadway, 28 years and still counting. As of January 14th of this year, it’s notched 12,054 Broadway performances with audiences estimated at over 17 million people. 516 more words


The Nutcracker, Detroit Opera House

I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving! That long weekend was much needed but it just makes Mondays even more brutal when they finally roll around! 417 more words

Win Tickets To See Phantom of the Opera at the Detroit Opera House

A brand new production of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s phenomenal musical success The Phantom of the Opera is coming to the Detroit Opera House January 11 – 22, 2017!   82 more words


Renowned Instructor Prepares Young Detroit Ballet Dancers For Performance In 'Sleeping Beauty'

DETROIT (WWJ) — A packed house is expected at the Detroit Opera House Sunday as Misty Copeland wraps-up her two performances in the American Ballet Theatre’s brand new production of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s… 180 more words