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Detroit Opera House

• Back in Detroit for the first time since 2004, the Dance Theatre of Harlem will perform acts such as The Lark Ascending, Contested Space, and Black Swan. The Theatre was founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook and has since grown in popularity around the world. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1-2 & 2:30 p.m. Feb 3. $25-$80.

Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway St., Detroit; 313-237-7464; michiganopera.org.

 

• Directed by Julie Taymor and scored by Elton John and Tim Rice, the wildly popular Disney musical, The Lion King, invites audiences to experience the African Pride Lands in a new way. Feb. 13-March 10. 7:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; 6:30 p.m. Sun.; 2 p.m. Sat. matinee; 1 p.m. Sunday matinee; Special weekday matinee at 1 p.m. Feb. 14. $30-$150.

Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway, Detroit; 313-237-7464; michiganopera.org.

 

Fox Theatre

Lord of the Dance creator Michael Flatley still oversees all aspects of the production of the highest-grossing Irish dance show in the world. On the heels of a successful return to the stage for a concert documentary, Flatley recently introduced new sets, lighting, costumes, and a revised LED wall to Lord of the Dance — taking a step into the future.

2211 Woodward, Detroit; 313-471-6611; olympiaentertainment.com.

 

University Musical Society

The drum, an instrument known in Japan to unite its people, is at the center of Kodo’s act. This will be the touring group’s 23rd appearance at UMS and will be directed by Kabuki luminary Tamasaburo Bando. 8 p.m. Feb. 15. $10-$52.

Hill Auditorium, 825 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor; 734-763-3333; ums.org.

      

Visions of Our 44th President running now through Aug. 4 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

 

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