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- Admission to Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit Presents Hastings Street
- Where: Detroit Film Theatre in the Detroit Institute of Arts
- Seating: general admission
- Door time: one hour before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
Ticketing and Performance Options
- $25 for two tickets on Friday, May 10, at 8 p.m. (up to a $51 value)
- $44 for four tickets on Sunday, May 12, at 4 p.m. (up to a $102 value)<p>
Though Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit sometimes offers a discounted price online, this Groupon is still the best deal available.<p>
Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit Presents Hastings Street
For 21 years, Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit has been inspiring and transforming young artists, 95% of whom graduate high school and go on to college. The troupe’s voluminous vocal range and acting chops are on full display during Hastings Street, a musical that pays homage to the titular street in Detroit’s “Black Bottom” neighborhood. Known for its wealth of black-owned businesses and nightclubs, the neighborhood, and Hastings Street in particular, became a wellspring of musical creativity, hosting performances by big band, jazz, and blues greats such as Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, and Count Basie. Told through the eyes of 1940s-era teenagers, Hastings Street paints a vivid portrait of the famed locale and its indelible influence on the young people who lived and played there.<p>
Detroit Institute of Arts
The Detroit Institute of Arts takes the “s” at the end of its name seriously. The immense Beaux Arts building on Woodward Avenue isn’t only a setting for a top-tier collection of visual works that include Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry frescoes, a van Gogh self-portrait, and ancient sculptures from Africa and Asia. It also opens the doors of its lecture halls, event spaces, and auditoriums for craft workshops, wide-ranging talks from historians and people who know how to draw really good cubes, film, and music. The latter two art forms find a home in the Detroit Film Theatre, a gilded, neoclassical auditorium that preserves a sense of coziness amid the grandeur.