Holiday music embodies the spirit of the season, much like the National Anthem evokes Independence Day and the ambient compositions of Philip Glass reflect the existential angst of Valentine’s Day. Treat ears to Yuletide tunes with today’s GrouponLive deal to “Woodward Wonderland: A Detroit Holiday Celebration”, performed by Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit at Detroit Film Theatre inside Detroit Institute of Arts. Choose between the following ticketing options:
- For $10, you get one ticket (up to a $20 value).
- For $18, you get two tickets (up to a $40 value).<p>
Choose from the following performances:
- Friday, December 9, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, December 10, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, December 11, at 4 p.m.<p>
Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit celebrates its 20th anniversary of inspiring and transforming young artists, 95% of whom graduate high school and go on to college, with a holiday variety show that features stories and songs. Audience eyes and ears shine with a Yuletide glow from within the beautiful neoclassical auditorium, famed for its vaulted gallery, terra-cotta tiles, and seats affixed with enticing red Do Not Press buttons. On stage, whimsical stories slip imaginations along what the Michigan Chronicle called a “nostalgic theatrical journey to magical Motor City destinations.” Local youth belt out joyous songs that carom off the theater’s golden adornments while innovative staging fuses with familiar holiday favorites such as “Here Comes Either Santa Claus or a Fiery Asteroid.” Audience members will leave the show swelled with the season’s good tidings and Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit’s inspiring mission to create promising futures for the community’s young artists.
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.