10th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

Over 70 Student Performers Featured!
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oin us for an evening filled with the incredible talents of Forest Hills Public Schools musicians, singers, dancers, actors, artists, and entertainers as they take the stage with local band Mid-Life Crisis. Experience the genres of music from the past ten FAC seasons!

• Dancers, singers, and musicians from Forest Hills Central, Forest Hills Eastern, and Forest Hills Northern high schools will all take the stage throughout the evening, with a finale that is sure to please everyone!

• Mid-Life Crisis has created a set-list based on songs that have been performed at the Fine Arts Center by past guests of the professional series, plus a few of their own.

• Superintendent Dan Behm and FHPS Board President Doug Josephson will be welcoming all of the guests, along with John Gonzalez, and other local personalities emceeing.

• There will be artwork throughout the building by FHPS students in grades K-12.

• Everyone is invited to a cake and coffee reception after the show. Reception provided by Integrated Architecture. Coffee provided by Schuil Coffee.


Ticket Information for 10th Anniversary Celebration:
Ticket prices: $10, reserved seating. Tickets are on sale now!

Ticketmaster
Single show tickets can be purchased at any Ticketmaster outlet, by calling 800-745-3000, or at ticketmaster.com.

At the Box Office
Visit us at the Fine Arts Center, 600 Forest Hill Avenue SE in Grand Rapids. We accept cash, checks, Mastercard or Visa. Box Office hours: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.)


Local Favorite Mid-Life Crisis Band on Stage
Mid-Life Crisis is a popular 6-piece West Michigan band that has been rocking crowds for 13 years. Loving music from the 60’s and 70’s, they have opened for many national bands such as ZZ Top, Cheap Trick, Eddie Money, Kansas and many others. MLC has a very large West Michigan following, and has been named “Best Band In Grand Rapids” six years in a row by the Grand Rapids Magazine. Their two albums It's All Good and It's Always Something feature original songs written and performed by the group. To read more about the group, click here or visit their website,
www.mlcband.com.



Mid-life Crisis Band

Mid-Life Crisis Performs "Life's Too Short":


Tickets for Remaining Professional Series Show on Sale Now!


Tickets for the remaining show of our 2013-2014 professional series are available now. Purchase tickets in person at the Fine Arts Center Box Office or Ticketmaster outlets, call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000, or visit the Ticketmaster website, ticketmaster.com.

The remaining show includes:

10th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, April 19, 2014   7:30 p.m.

Join us for an evening filled with the incredible talents of Forest Hills Public Schools musicians, singers, dancers, actors, artists, and entertainers as they take the stage with local band Mid-Life Crisis. Experience the genres of music from past FAC seasons!

The Fine Arts Center's Professional Series is funded through season ticket sales, sponsorships, and advertisers.
Show Tickets
Use one of two ways to get your single show tickets when they go on sale:


Ticketmaster
Single show tickets can be purchased at any Ticketmaster outlet, by calling 800-745-3000, or at ticketmaster.com.

At the Box Office
Visit us at the Fine Arts Center, 600 Forest Hill Avnue SE in Grand Rapids.
We accept cash, checks, Mastercard or Visa. Box Office hours: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.)

2013-2014 Single Show Ticket Prices and Purchase Availability:

• 10th Anniversary Celebration: $10, reserved seating.
  Tickets on sale starting November 4, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.

The Fab Four
Ultimate Tribute
Celebrating Our 10th Anniversary with a Fantastic Season of Professional Performances


Welcome to our 10th Anniversary season of entertainment here at the FAC! The 2013-14 season will be a year-long celebration of the Center, with our professional series, exhibits, student and community events, and other special events. With a line-up that includes some of music’s most inspiring singer/songwriters, musicals that bring us pop-culture favorites, and a repeat performance from subscriber favorite, Naturally 7, you couldn’t ask for anything more. But, we are giving you a first-ever 7-show series to celebrate this year—with our 10th Anniversary Celebration that will include local favorite band, Mid-Life Crisis, along with student performers from FHPS in a culminating event in April of 2014.

Recent shows from our 10th Professional Series:

Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin
Thursday, October 10, 2013   7:30p.m.

Acclaimed songwriters (and longtime friends) Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin share the stage as an intimate duo, performing material spanning their vast catalogues as well as some of their favorite songs. More >

Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt
Wednesday, October 30, 2013   7:30 p.m.

Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Over 35 years after the release of his debut album, John Hiatt remains one of America's most respected and influential singer-songwriters. More >

The Fab Four - The Ultimate Tribute

Monday, December 16, 2013   7:30 p.m.

The Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles Tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles’ songs, the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing. More >   

Addams Family Musical

Sunday, January 26, 2014   3:00 p.m.

The Addams Family is a smash-hit musical comedy that brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma,
Wednesday, Pugsley and, of course, Lurch to spooky and spectacular life. More >

Naturally 7

Tuesday, February 4, 2014   7:30 p.m.

Naturally 7 returns to our stage for a repeat performance sure to get everyone to their feet again, as they did during their sold out show in 2011. This New York City wonder has mastered “vocal play,” a term coined to describe music created solely by the human voice. More >

Air Supply

Saturday, March 1, 2014   7:30 p.m

Graham Russell & Russell Hitchcock met on May 12, 1975, the first day of rehearsals for "Jesus Christ Superstar" in Sydney, Australia; they became instant friends with their common love for The Beatles and, of course, singing. More >

The Fine Arts Center's Professional Series is funded through season ticket sales, sponsorships, and advertisers.
Naturally 7
Season Subscriber Benefits
Become a Subscriber Next Season to Enjoy the Following Benefits:
 

• Best seats in the house

• The ability to renew or upgrade seats each season

• An opportunity to purchase two additional tickets (while available) for each show prior to subscription sales to the public

• Tickets by mail, fax, phone or at the Fine Arts Center Box Office

• Lost ticket “insurance”

• Seating reservations on show nights with restaurant sponsor, Bistro Chloe Elan.

• The Crown Plaza Hotel Grand Rapids Airport is offering subscribers a special discount for overnight accommodations to thank you for subscribing.

• Five Year Club

• Special Event Presales


Download this season's 2013-2014 Season Brochure (PDF, 14 MB)

2013-2014 Season Sponsors
and Community Partners

                               

 

                          

              


     

Spotlight on This Year's Community Partner


The Forest Hills Public Schools Fine Arts Center (FAC) was created to enhance the artistic growth and enjoyment of area youth, families and community members. This year we continue to support our mission by working with a local organization that supports the arts and families. Our 2013-2014 Community Partner reflects the caring community we live in by providing valuable services to individuals, families, and all of West Michigan. We want to introduce this incredible organization to you throughout the season and hope that by partnering with them, we can share in the common goal of making our community a better place to live in.

Access of West Michigan

Celebrating the activity of God in our midst, the mission of Access of West Michigan is to be a faith-based leader in linking congregational, individual, and community resources to eliminate hunger and reduce the impact of poverty in Kent County.

Access of West Michigan was started in 1981 as a response to cutbacks in federal government social programs. With an increasing number of people turning to churches for help, local congregations saw the necessity for collaboration and coordination of faith-based and secular response to need. Today, Access is working harder than ever, administering vital programs that range from the annual Access Hunger Walk and County Wide Food Drive, to coordinating a network of over 75 local food pantries, mobilizing congregations' responses to emergency needs and educating the community on the realities of poverty.

To learn more about this organization, how to get involved, or to donate, please visit Access of West Michigan.

Visit the Access of West Michigan Website
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Grand Rapids Symphony Presents
Orchestra from Planet X
It's a fun time for the whole family!

Date:  March 30, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15 for adults, $9 for kids


Worlds collide when two aliens join the orchestra with their own ideas and inventions for influencing “Earth Music.” This sci-fi thriller of a program features American composers and New World music.

Free pre-concert activities including an instrument petting zoo at 2 p.m.

Tickets: $9 for kids and $15 for adults. Call Grand Rapids Symphony Ticket Services at 616-454-9451, ext. 4, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or purchase tickets online at ticketmaster.com.


Theater Seating Diagrams

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Orchestra, Parterre Seating Diagram   (PDF file, 384KB)

Mezzanine Seating Diagram   (PDF file, 316KB)

Balcony, Box, and Loge Seating Diagram   (PDF file, 768KB)

Seating Views

Roll over the seating sections (1-9) below and see the corresponding view of the stage.

   
Event Sponsorship

The Fine Arts Center staff can assist you in creating a sponsorship package unique to your company at an affordable cost. For more information, please contact Meg George at mgeorge@fhps.net or call her at 616.493.8965.