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“A gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Power Center for the Performing Arts

Power Center for the Performing Arts
121 South Fletcher, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
734 763 3333
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Ranked #22 of 56 things to do in Ann Arbor
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Owner description: A 1,400-seat theatre that frequently hosts a wide range of performances including ballet, live music and plays.
Saline, Michigan
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“A gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

There really isn't a bad seat here. The place is small enough to feel close to the performers but big enough for larger productions.

Visited July 2013
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Holland, Ohio
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“Excellent place for a concert”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We were invited to attend a concert of Pink Martini and found the theatre excellent. All of the seats are good and the way it was built gives everyone a clear view of the stage. The sound is great and the seats comfortable. We were very impressed with the theatre, and if you ever get a chance to hear Pink Martini, don't miss it.

Visited June 2013
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“Good views from every seat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

The stadium-style high rise seating with no visual obstructions affords a good view of the stage for the entire audience. Great for dance and multi-media shows. Hill Auditorium a block away is better for acoustic music like the symphony or an capella group.

Visited January 2013
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“Um, definitely terrible seats in this house - a lot of terrible seats, actually.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

As a long time Ann Arbor resident I've had enough bad seats at the Power Center to make me groan when I see that an upcoming event is being presented there. I'm certainly not complaining about any of the performances brought to the Power Center - they're top-notch. But as someone who can't afford the posh middle seats, or buys last-minute student discount tickets, I've often been relegated to the far sides where you can literally only see half the stage. The sound system seems pretty sub-par for the quality of performances that cross the stage too: tinny and bright. Ann Arbor has a wealth of performance opportunities, I really wish there was a better place to see them.

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“Not a bad seat in the house”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Truly...not a bad seat in the house for any performance.my only complaint are the number of bathrooms and the need to them to be updated.

Visited January 2013
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