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“Broadway shows without the cost” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Wharton Center

Wharton Center
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Detroit, Michigan
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Broadway shows without the cost”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2013

I am a regular of broadway shows at Wharton Center's Great Hall. It's the exact same road show as you would see in Chicago or Detroit but a fraction of the price. If you are in town and looking for entertainment I highly suggest seeing a show here.

Visited October 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Customer Service Needs Work at Wharon”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

In general Wharton Center in East Lansing, Michigan is a good venue with acceptable acoustics. If you want to pay $5 to park, there is an attached ramp, otherwise good luck finding a spot, as the center is located on the campus at Michigan State University, where parking is hard to find, highly monitored by campus police and not conveniently located. By design, the auditorium itself has no center aisle. If you get to your seat timely, be ready to look at plenty of fannies passing, as shows often do not start on time. In addition, the auditorium is usually on the cool side, so no spaghetti-strap dresses here. The offerings are balanced and the house staff helpful. However, watch out for the box office personnel. Occasionally, errors have been made on my subscription order. This will not be admitted, no apology offfered and one is left wondering if fees are correct. One wants to say, "Lighten up box office."

Visited August 2013
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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40 reviews
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“The Theater”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Wharton has a variety of shows each year from their broadway series. We have enjoyed every one we have attended.

Visited August 2012
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East Lansing, Michigan
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33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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“A Truly Premiere Venue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Wharton Center, located on the campus of Michigan State University, is truly a premiere concert venue. It offers a wide variety of excellent attractions ranging from classical music, to dance, both ballet and folk, to major jazz artists, to the highest quality Broadway touring productions. All of this takes place in a two theaters, a large 2500 seat main hall, and a smaller 600 seat thrust stage hall. There is not a bad seat in either hall. Seats are comfortable, restrooms are plentiful and the ambiance of the Center is perfect for an enjoyable experience. Not only are the programs enjoyed by local residents but the Center draws from a wide geographic area. Last season I was particularly impressed by the incredible production of War Horse. The Stratford Shakespeare Festival does a residency through the Center. Their season's events can be found on their website. Take advantage.

Visited June 2013
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“Great Place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

Convenient parking, comfortable seating, easy access to clean restrooms, attractive furnishings and friendly staff. An overall great place.

Visited August 2012
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