The Whiting is open year-round, but there’s something especially cozy about the 2,043-seat theater in the winter months.
Like the rest of the buildings in the Flint Cultural Center, the Whiting was designed in the International style, featuring open spaces and rectilinear forms. Guests walking into the building are welcomed by the well-known “Golden Sun” sculpture, which hangs from the ceiling and is valued at $5 million.
Since opening nearly 50 years ago, the venue has hosted thousands of performances by the Flint Symphony Orchestra, Flint Youth Theatre, touring Broadway acts and other guest artists. This December, the Whiting will host four performances that are sure to put visitors in the holiday spirit.
The Nutcracker, Dec. 5-6
The Collage Dance Collective of Memphis will take the stage with dancers from the Flint School of Performing Arts for this two-act ballet, performed to music by the FSO.
It’s a Wonderful Life: Live From WVL Radio Theatre, Dec. 10
This adaptation of Frank Capra’s holiday classic is portayed as a live radio broadcast. In this version, it’s Christmas Eve in 1945, and only a handful of WVL Radio’s actors have braved the blizzard to perform the evening’s broadcast.
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, Dec. 15
Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features the beloved Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with dazzling multimedia effects.
Holiday Pops featuring The FSO, Dec. 19-20
The Flint Symphony Orchestra performance will be conducted by Maestro Enrique Diemecke and hosted by ABC12’s Angie Hendershot and Matt Franklin.
The Whiting is located at 1241 E. Kearsley St., Flint. On performance days, the ticket center is open two hours prior to curtain and 30 minutes after.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.thewhiting.com or call (810) 237-7333.
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