July 21, 2018
Wharton Center Presents Lion King
Giraffes strut. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. The entire Serengeti comes to life like never before. As the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. This is Disney’s The Lion King, making its triumphant return to Wharton Center! Tri-Star is proud to sponsor the Wharton Center as they present Lion King from July 11 - 29th.
More than 90 million people around the world have experienced the awe-inspiring visual artistry, the unforgettable music and the uniquely theatrical storytelling of this Broadway spectacular – one of the most breathtaking and beloved productions ever to grace the stage.
Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, The Lion King brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. The Lion King also features the extraordinary work of Tony Award®-winning choreographer Garth Fagan and some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award®-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice.
Rock the Island
On July 21, Rock the Island takes place on Ojibway Island in Saginaw. Mid-Michigan’s largest Christian music festival is filled with positive messages and features Kutless, Plumb, Casey J, Family Fource 5, Jimi Cravity and more. A family friendly event with activities provided by Cran-Hill Ranch and local nonprofits: including rock climbing wall, bounce house, disc golf, and a prayer tent. This year they are expecting to have 10,000 people in attendance.