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The Traverse City area hosts a wide variety of festivals throughout the year. By far our largest annual event is the National Cherry Festival, held in early July in downtown Traverse City. Other major celebrations throughout the year are listed below, with links to the official sites if available.
For information and online purchase of ticketed events in the Traverse City area go to My North Tickets.
"Shakespeare's R & J" presented by Parallel 45
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Parallel 45, a professional theatre company based in northern Michigan, will present Shakespeare's R&J - an energetic and relevant retelling of Romeo & Juliet.
A two week run begins August 21st and will run throu the 24th at Peterman Auditorium in Elk Rapids, followed by August 28th through the 31st at InsideOut Gallery in Traverse City.
Winner of the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Special Achievement in Theatre, and named #1 of the “Five Best Plays” in London by The Independent, this adaptation of Shakespeare’s famous play is set in a parallel world where the bard is banned. Four prep school boys decide to shake up their strictly-governed lives by breaking out a copy of Romeo and Juliet against the rules. Eventually, the barriers and regulations of their rigid world break to pieces and the boys find themselves completely immersed in the world of Shakespeare’s play.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online.