Seeing live music can be a transcendent mind-body experience, akin to getting a tattoo underwater or making out during an eclipse. Transcend boredom with today's Groupon: for $25, you get two tickets to Ring of Fire at the Croswell Opera House in Adrian (up to a $50 value). Tickets are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis; call the box office to reserve best available seats. Choose from the following performance dates:
- Friday, May 13 at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, May 14 at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, May 15 at 3 p.m.
- Friday, May 20 at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, 21 at 3 p.m.
- Sunday, May 22 at 3 p.m.
Ring of Fire is a spectacular musical celebration of Johnny Cash and his iconic oeuvre. Treat cochleae to a high-energy sound banquet featuring 38 of the Man in Black’s soulful songs, which artfully unite boot-stomping melodies with stories of love, family, hard work, and line walking. Fledgling fans and long-time Cash connoisseurs alike will delight in the stellar performances and get swept up in their musical journey through the ups and downs of life according to the ebony-clad troubadour.
The Croswell Opera House has been providing a platform for a variety of entertainment since opening its doors in 1866. Renovations over the last two decades, including an enlarged orchestra pit and a new stage floor, have transformed the soundscape without muddling the historic charm of its original state.
Croswell Opera House
Although it’s the oldest continuously running theater in Michigan (and the third oldest in all of the United States), Croswell Opera House has more vibrancy than most venues half its age. Renovated over the last two decades with a new stage floor, an enlarged orchestra pit, and burgundy and gold medallions atop a fresh coat of paint, the historic venue has lost none of its old-fashioned charm as it continues through its second century.
Originally constructed in 1866, the downtown epicenter of Lenawee County arts and culture has played host to a rich timeline of American entertainment. The 1800s featured vaudeville acts, musicians, and orators such as Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass, and the early 1900s saw silent movies swallowed by the next wave of cinema: loudies. Although it was nearly demolished in 1967, the opera house persevered with the loving care of its staff and patrons, and today continues to host a wealth of musical acts, Broadway shows, and children’s theater.