2016-2017 Season:  Something for Everyone
Thank You for Another Great Season of Professional Performances

We have concluded our 13th season with the outstanding performance provided by the Golden Dragon Acrobats, and now, we look forward with anticipation for our next season! The 2017-18 season will be announced this summer.

The 2016-2017 season featured “Something For Everyone,” with our professional series, which kicked off on October 20, 2016 and wrapped-up on March 22, 2017. With a line-up that included world-class illusionists, fan-favorite music, internationally renowned singers, and award-winning acrobatics/theatrics, you couldn’t have asked for anything more.

As always, we want to thank our season partners, sponsors, advertisers, community members, families, students, staff, volunteers, and arts patrons that have continued to support us throughout the years. We couldn’t do it without you!

To recap, here are the performances that dazzled on our stage in 2016-17:

Masters of Illusion
Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
See the Masters of Illusion performance photos.

Believe the impossible! Nothing beats the experience of seeing a magic show in person. You’ll see grand illusions, levitating women, appearances and vanishes, escapes, comedy magic, sleight of hand, and beautiful dancers, all rolled up into a live show. More >

Christopher Cross
Friday, January 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
See the Christopher Cross performance photos.

Christopher Cross made history with his 1980 self-titled debut album, winning five Grammy Awards, including—for the first time ever— Record of the Year (for the single "Sailing"), Album of the Year, Song of the Year ("Sailing"), and Best New Artist. More >

The Five Irish Tenors

Monday, February 6, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
See The Five Irish Tenors performance photos.

Following in the footsteps of the great Irish Tenor John McCormack, in a sensational program, "The Five Irish Tenors" fuses Irish wit and boisterous charm, with lyricism, dramatic flair and operatic style to bring you a unique Irish tenor concert experience. More >   

Golden Dragon Acrobats

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
See the Golden Dragon Acrobats performance photos.

The Golden Dragon Acrobats hail from the People’s Republic of China and have toured the United States continuously since 1978. Their award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques More >

The Fine Arts Center's Professional Season is funded through season ticket sales, sponsorships, and advertisers.

Golden Dragon Acrobats
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• The opportunity to purchase your tickets early

• Subscribers enjoy the same great seats for all four shows

• The opportunity to purchase up to two additional single tickets per show

• Five Year Club

• Lost ticket “insurance”

• A special discount on overnight accommodations at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Grand Rapids

• And additional giveaways and opportunities in the 2016-2017 performance season

2016-2017 Season Sponsors





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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Broadway's Legendary Musical Performed by FHPS Summer Stock Students

Dates:  June 29 and 30 at 7 p.m.; July 1 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Tickets:  Adults $10 and students (18 and under) $8. Tickets are available online through showtix4u.com or in person at the Fine Arts Center Box Office.

The biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes alive in this musical retelling. Joseph, the favorite son of Jacob, is blessed with vivid dreams that foretell the future. Sold into slavery by his jealous brothers, Joseph endures a series of adventures which challenge him to his core. Soon he finds himself belonging to Potiphar, and ultimately finds himself behind bars. However, news of Joseph’s ability to interpret dreams sparks the interest of the hilariously Elvis-like Pharaoh. Soon, Joseph is out of jail and well on his way to second-in-command. Eventually Joseph’s brothers find themselves unknowingly groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed. As they fail to even recognize him, Joseph tests their integrity. He ultimately reveals himself and the brothers are reconciled. “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” features many musical genres, from country-western and calypso, to pop and rock'n'roll.

Summer Stock is Forest Hills’ annual musical theater summer study program for ninth- through 12th-graders. Enjoy wonderful singing and dancing performed by our talented students. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Center Box Office (in person ticket sales only) or online at showtix4u.com.


Theater Seating Diagrams

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Orchestra, Parterre Seating Diagram   (PDF file, 384KB)

Mezzanine Seating Diagram   (PDF file, 316KB)

Balcony, Box, and Loge Seating Diagram   (PDF file, 768KB)

Seating Views

Roll over the seating sections (1-9) below and see the corresponding view of the stage.

Event Sponsorship

The Fine Arts Center staff can assist you in creating a sponsorship package unique to your company at an affordable cost. For more information, please contact Meg George at mgeorge@fhps.net or call her at 616.493.8965.