GENESEE COUNTY — The Whiting unveiled its 2012- 2013 line-up May 4.
Wendi Fournier, advertising and promotions manager, addressed a few hundred people at the season line-up announcement event.
Before introducing the schedule of performances she gave thanks to the sponsors: Health Alliance Plan, McLaren Flint, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs Arts Midwest, the Community Foundation of Greater Flint and the View Newspaper Group.
“These gifts bring these talented performers to the Whiting,” said Fournier.
Education and Outreach Coordinator Kristi Lakey also spoke to the crowd.
“Arts and education is vital,” said Lakey.
A presentation of the organizations partnered with the Whiting highlighted educational programs in the community.
Some of the other announcements are added valet parking, alcohol services at most shows where appropriate and a five-year record for ticket sales.
The new season will run from Oct. 13, 2012, through May 19, 2013.
The 2012-13 lineup
D.L. HUGHLY Oct. 13 at 8 p.m.
KENNY WAYNE SHEPHARD BAND w/ special guest The Rusty Wright Band Nov. 3 at 8 p.m.
THE KITE RUNNER Nov. 6 at 7 p.m.
CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE Dec. 8 at 7 p.m.
FLINT INSTITUTE OF MUSIC PRESENTS HOLIDAY POPS Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at 3 p.m.
RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET THEATRE CINDERELLA THE BALLET Jan. 12 at 8 p.m.
SINBAD Jan. 26 at 8 p.m.
SHREK THE MUSICAL Feb. 1 at 8 p.m. Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
RICK SPRINGFIELD Feb. 9 at 8 p.m.
ROCK OF AGES Feb. 20-21 at 7:30 p.m.
THE IRISH ROVERS March 2 at 8 p.m.
BLUE MAN GROUP March 19-20 at 7:30 p.m.
THE FLYING KARAMAZOV BROTHERS April 20 at 7:30 p.m.
INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF A SLAVE GIRL April 23 at 7 p.m.
THE ADDAMS FAMILY April 26 at 8 p.m. April 27 at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST May 18 at 8 p.m. May 19 at 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.