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'Hamilton' headlines Wharton Center 2018-19 lineup

April 10, 2018
The cast of Hamilton takes a bow during a curtain call as the production makes its Chicago premiere on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 at PrivateBank Theatre in Chicago, Ill. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
The cast of Hamilton takes a bow during a curtain call as the production makes its Chicago premiere on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 at PrivateBank Theatre in Chicago, Ill. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune/TNS) —

Those who don't want to throw away their shot at seeing "Hamilton" might want to pay special attention to the Wharton Center 2018-19 show schedule announced Monday. For the first time, a performance of the historical musical will come to East Lansing, headlining the Broadway Series that will run from September to June.

In addition, two Andrew Lloyd Webber-penned hits will appear — "School of Rock The Musical" and "Love Never Dies," the sequel to the legendary "The Phantom of the Opera." 

Other shows include the tale of a Jewish milkman raising his daughters in 18th century Russia, "Fiddler on the Roof," the tragic romance set during the Vietnam War, "Miss Saigon" and the up-and-coming musical adaptation of the 1997 film by the same name, "Anastasia."

Individual tickets to shows are not yet on sale, but theater lovers can show their commitment by becoming season subscribers, which allows them the chance to see six shows for less than the price of five and can reserve up to six seats to "Hamilton" before tickets go on sale. 

Here is a full list of the MSU Federal Credit Union Broadway at Wharton Center series:

School of RockSep. 18-23, 2018

Love Never DiesOct. 9-14, 2018

Fiddler on the RoofDec. 4-9, 2018

AnastasiaJan. 15-20, 2019

Miss SaigonMarch 12-17, 2019

HamiltonMay 14-June 2, 2019

In addition to the Broadway series, the Wharton Center boasts a lineup of lectures, variety shows and events aimed at children. The highlights include appearances by comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short, a lecture from MSNBC correspondent Joy-Ann Reid and a performance from the Monterey Jazz Festival.

Here is a list of the remaining events at the Wharton Center this season:

Ron Suskind: Lecture — Oct. 1, 2018

Renee Fleming: Soprano Performance Oct. 16, 2018

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Oct. 30, 2018

The Dustbowl Revival, Variety — Nov. 1, 2018

Steve Martin and Martin Short — Nov. 4, 2018

Nantombi Naomi Tutu: Lecture — Nov. 5, 2018

Broadway's Next H!T Musical — Nov. 16, 2018

Soweto Gospel Choir Nov. 18, 2018

Rosie Revere, Engineer; Iggy Peck, Architect; and Ada Twist, Scientist — Dec. 8, 2018

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Dec. 21, 2018

National Symphony of Romania Jan 13, 2019

Jessica Lang Dance Jan. 24, 2019

The Magic School Bus Jan. 26, 2019

The One and Only Ivan Feb. 2, 2019

Best of Bernstein's Broadway — Feb. 16, 2019

Regina Carter: Simply Ella — Feb. 22, 2019

Theater of War: Promethea in Prison — Feb. 27, 2019

Joy-Ann Reid, Lecture — March 18, 2019

Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain March 19, 2019

I And You March 22, 2019

Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour March 24, 2019

The Other Mozart — March 27, 2019

Yefim Bronfman April 2, 2019

The Summit: The Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6 April 10, 2019

Junie B. Jones — April 27, 2019

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