The Founding

The Founding Non GEM Event Friday, March 3, 2023 7:00 PM The Founding has established itself as a premier act in the Michigan Theater circuit, with performance examples such as The Calumet Theatre, The State Theatre in Bay City, Meyer Theatre in Monroe, Tibbits Opera House in Coldwater, and Kellogg Auditorium with the Battle Creek […]

The Way Down Wanderers

The Way Down Wanderers GEM OF A SEASON EVENT Friday, March 31, 2023 7:00 PM The Way Down Wanderers sing like angels but write songs with guts that are unmistakably earthbound: a soon-to-be dad, excited but scared, fighting for self-growth; someone recovering from alcohol dependency, devoted to healing but with a confession to make––there are […]

Karen Morgan, Comedian

Karen Morgan, Comedian GEM OF A SEASON EVENT Friday, April 21, 2023 7:00 PM Karen Morgan was born and raised in Athens, Georgia but now calls Maine home. A former trial attorney, she began her professional comedy career as a Finalist on Nickelodeon Television’s “Search for the Funniest Mom in America.” Karen’s comedy specials can […]

Dave Sharp World’s Quartet

Dave Sharp World's Quartet GEM OF A SEASON EVENT Sunday, May 7, 2023 2:00 PM Recognized in the Jazz Times 2010 Critic’s Poll, the DAVE SHARP WORLDS QUARTET masterfully blends rhythms, sounds, and textures from across the globe with world music inspired original compositions. Featuring oud, violin, electric bass, synthesizer and world percussion, the WORLDS […]

War Bonds – The Songs and Letters of World War II

War Bonds - The Songs and Letters of World War II GEM OF A SEASON EVENT Saturday, May 27, 2023 7:00 PM WAR BONDS: The Songs and Letters of World War II " is a musical journey through a war that redefined the world. This multi-media living history cabaret is interspersed with personal letters from […]

That 70’s Music!

Nashville Hitmen, under the music direction of Mark Oliverius (Lorrie Morgan, Pam Tillis, Joe Diffie, Sawyer Brown, Mickey Gilley) as we perform some of the most iconic songs of the 60's and 70's From Linda Ronstadt, ABBA, Fleetwood Mac, Aerosmith, Blondie REO Speedwagon and Dionne Warwick, to B.W, Stevenson, Jackie  DeShannon, Journey, The Beatles, Steely […]

Missoula Children’s Theatre

The Missoula Children's Theatre will be here June 5 - 10, 2023. Deep in the salty waters of the Sassafras Sea, there lived a Little Mermaid. Her name was Celia.  She lived for music. In fact, it was said that she had the loveliest scales in all of the Deep. Celia and her three sisters […]

Michigan I-O

Michigan I-O GEM OF A SEASON EVENT Friday, June 23, 2023 7:00 PM In the 19th century, while the lumber and mining trades prospered in Michigan, so did the folk tradition. That’s owed mainly to the workers themselves, who, after a hard winter spent felling trees, or a dangerous voyage in a freighter filled with […]

Ozark Mountain Daredevils

The Ozark Mountain Daredevils have been aptly described as “a ragtag collection of hippies, bohemians, and musicians of no fixed ambition.” They have always been indefinable in terms of music genres, producing sounds of country-rock and electric bluegrass all on the same record; writing lyrics both whimsical and poetic, singing harmonies that would send shivers up your spine.

The Blooze Brothers

The Blooze Brothers GEM OF A SEASON EVENT Friday, July 21, 2023 7:00 PM For over a quarter of a century (yes, really), the Blooze Brothers Band has been one of Chicagoland’s most in-demand show bands.  They not only honor the music made by the original Blues Brothers in movies, & TV, but also embrace […]

Eastland Documentary

Eastland Documentary Non GEM EVENT Sunday, July 23, 2023  7:00 PM Passengers packed aboard a Great Lakes excursion steamer never suspected that the SS Eastland had a dark past. But others knew and the tragedy that would kill 844 became Chicago’s shameful secret. EASTLAND combines story lines of immigrant exploitation, greed, corruption, a cover-up, and […]

Mustard’s Retreat

Mustard's Retreat GEM OF A SEASON EVENT Saturday, August 19, 2023 7:00 PM Mustard’s Retreat has always sung the songs they enjoyed and cared about, regardless of the trends of the music industry and pop culture. They are committed to simply being themselves, not chasing fame or brass rings, while delighting in and connecting with […]

The Journey

The Journey Non GEM EVENT - Journey Tribute Saturday, August 26, 2023 7:00 PM Entertaining audiences all over the world. Let this band of extremely talented musicians take you on a “journey” of some of rock’s most enduring classics, including Faithfully, Stone in Love, Who’s Cryin’ Now, Wheel in the Sky, Don’t Stop Believin’ and […]

Fourever Fab

Fourever Fab GEM OF A SEASON EVENT Friday, September 8, 2023 7:00 PM Fourever Fab and its founding members have been performing the hits of the world’s most-loved lads, The Beatles, for over twenty years.  From the Asia-Pacific to the east coast of the US, audiences have fallen in love all over with the magic that […]

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

"If you don't stop and look. around once in a while, you could miss it.” A charismatic high-school student convinces his repressed best friend to play hooky with him and his girlfriend and attempts to bring the young man out of his shell during a memorable day in Chicago. Rated PG-13 Admission by Donation

Red Elvises

Red Elvises Non GEM EVENT Sunday, October 1, 2023 7:00 PM Igor Yuzov was born in Germany, raised in Ukraine and studied in Russia. He grew up in the former Soviet Union, where folk music was the norm and rock’n’roll was illegal. A rebellious streak, led him to seek out the forbidden music. As soon […]

Dan Korhonen Documentary Films: Iron Town & Saving Our Theatre

Saving our Theatre & Iron Town Documentaries Hard work helped Dan Korhonen turn a hobby into realizing a dream. It started with “The Iron Town,” a short documentary film about his hometown, the city of Negaunee, in 2022. Korhonen, who says he has always been community-minded, works for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources as […]

Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark

"Snakes.  Why did it have to be snakes?" Megahit about intrepid archaeologist Indiana Jones, who in 1936 is sent on a mission to locate the elusive Ark of the Covenant. The storied treasure is said to make those who possess it invincible, and the U.S. Government wants Jones to find it before the Nazis do. […]

The Magic of Trino

The Magic of Trino commingles comedy and theatrical feats alongside a backdrop of popular music, presenting an energetic and thoroughly modern take on the ancient art of illusion. At once cheeky and charming, the finely coiffed Trino creatively interweaves audience participation with stand-alone stunts that wow and woo audiences of all ages. If you're looking […]

The Prestige

Suspenseful tale of the rivalry between two Victorian-era magicians and their dangerous obsession with outdoing each other. Their feud eventually centers on a trick in which the men appear to teleport across the stage, but neither one is willing to reveal the secret of how it is accomplished. Rated PG-13 Admission by Donation

Celebrate Me Home

The Crystal Theatre would like to welcome back Larry Ketola, Paul Sundquist, Mark Oliverius and the Nashville Hitmen on Saturday, December 9 at 7 pm for a hometown Christmas concert entitled "Celebrate Me Home." Their setlist will include songs from The Beach Boys,  John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Mariah Carey, Taylor Swift, Amy Grant, Kenny Loggins, […]