The Emberlight Festival, an annual celebration that produces world-class art within the natural beauty of Michigan’s western Upper Peninsula, is excited to announce its 2021 events as well as the opening date for its coveted Emberlight Season Ticket sales.
The Emberlight Festival’s events will include Broadway Under the Stars, starring Broadway performers and Juilliard-trained musicians under the late summer stars at the bucolic Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort. These performances will take place August 26 – 28, with one performance each night at 7:30 PM. Broadway Under the Stars is sponsored by Stormy Kromer and Jacquart Fabric Products.
Earlier in the day on Saturday, August 28, the rising star of the classical music world, homegrown tenor Miles Mykkanen, returns to the Historic Ironwood Theatre for one afternoon only. Joined by the acclaimed pianist John Arida, the duo will present musical favorites by the great composers of the 20th century including Strauss, Britten, Respighi, and Stravinsky. The recital will take place Saturday, August 28th at 1:00 PM.
Next up is the Emberlight International Film Festival. The Film Festival is overseen by international director and producer, Colton Pometta, and will be hosted in Ironwood’s Historic Depot Park and Pavilion from August 31 – September 3, 2021. The 2021 Film Festival will focus on narrative shorts, documentary shorts, and micro films. The Emberlight International Film Festival is sponsored by the Ironwood Tourism Council.
Curious about the real, off-stage life of a Broadway performer? Join Philip Stoddard and the Guest Artists of the Emberlight Festival for an intimate and wide-ranging discussion of the creative process, hear stories of triumphs and challenges, and ask questions you’ve always wondered about. Behind the Curtain is a special, one-night-only exclusive event pulling back the curtain on the artistic journeys of tomorrow’s stars. This event will take place at Theatre North on Sunday, August 29 at 4:00 PM. Ticket sales for this event will open on May 18th with only 75 tickets available.
Emberlight Season Tickets will go on sale for purchase exclusively online at emberlight.org/tickets on May 18, 2021. The Emberlight Season Ticket will consist of one ticket to one performance of “Broadway Under the Stars” ($30 value), one ticket to Miles Mykkanen’s recital ($15 value), one ticket to the 8/31 Film Festival screening ($10 value), one ticket to the 9/2 Film Festival screening ($10 value), one signed program book and commemorative lanyard ($40 value), early access to ticket sales, premium seating ($70 value), access to all free events (over $200 value – full schedule coming soon), and early notice of the 2022 season and tickets. With a value of over $375, Emberlight Season Tickets will be offered at a special Early Bird price of just $99 each from May 18 through June 1. After June 1, 2021, the regular price of Emberlight Season Tickets will be $129 each.
The Emberlight Festival is also proud to offer nearly 20 free events in conjunction with the festival, including the world premiere of Dirk Wierenga’s “Route 2 Elsewhere”, Art in the Park, the Film Festival Red Carpet Finale, and many more. More information will be released about these free events in the coming months. The full festival schedule can be seen here: emberlight.org/2021season. Questions? Feel free to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Emberlight Festival is committed to following every COVID-19 guideline set by the C.D.C. and the State of Michigan at the time of our events. Specific information can be found on our website.
The Emberlight Festival is produced by Theatre North, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.