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Picnic At The Opera Announces New Season Lineup

By Beth Milligan | Jan. 16, 2018

Picnic at the Opera, Michigan's "only live TV variety show," returns to the City Opera House with a new season beginning Wednesday, February 7.

The sixth season offers a free hour-long variety show every Wednesday in February from 12pm to 1pm (doors open at 11:30am). Hosts Miriam Pico and David Chown are joined by a variety of guest performers each week, while attendees serve as part of the studio audience, experiencing the behind-the-scenes action of camera booms, live audience shots, cue cards, and set changes.

Admission to all events is free, with seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch and can stay for either part of or the entire show. The events are also broadcast live on UpNorth TV on channel 189 on Charter, online and on Facebook.

The season 6 guest lineup is as follows: 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2018
Oh Brother Big Sister
Anne-Marie Oomen
AuSable Dance Center
Robert Abate
Here:Say Storytelling’s Matt Soderquist
The Dance Center
Luke Schihl

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2018
Ben Whiting
Traverse City West Choir
AuSable Dance Center
Dennis Palmer
Here:Say Storytelling’s Karen Stein
The Dance Center
Jenny Thomas

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2018
Mark Staycer as ImagineLennon
Mash-Up Rock 'N Roll Musical
AuSable Dance Center
Dos Hippies
Here:Say Storytelling’s Christal Frost
The Dance Center
Miriam Pico + David Chown

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2018
The Swan Brothers
Anne-Marie Oomen
AuSable Dance Center
Kyle Skarshaug
Here:Say Storytelling’s Daniel Stewart
The Dance Center
brotha James 

Picnic at the Opera is a fundraising event for the City Opera House. Donations are encouraged and benefit the City Opera House mission.

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