Mykkanen & Rothenberg bring you an unforgettable night of music
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Thursday, August 3, 2023, 7:30PM
Theatre North
($25 – $45)
Saturday, August 5, 2023, 7:30PM
Theatre North
($25 – $45)

Hometown star Miles Mykkanen and Broadway conductor Adam Rothenberg — the singer and pianist duo that brought you Sing Happy last summer — return to Emberlight for a new cabaret…with a twist! Characters promises a fun, spontaneous, unique evening of musical hilarity as the duo performs fan-favorite songs from some of theater’s most memorable characters. Be ready for anything, from “Ya Got Trouble” from The Music Man and “The Music of the Night” from The Phantom of the Opera to “Glitter and Be Gay” from Candide.

The duo may even put their skills to the test by literally pulling songs from a hat on stage and performing whatever emerges! The whole family will enjoy a spectacular evening of music, laughter and surprises with this lively musical revue unlike anything you’ve experienced before.


There are two ways to attend Characters: Purchasing individual tickets or buying one of our season passes.  Our passes offer the biggest discounts of the season!

Individual tickets go on sale March 15

Festival Passes

All Access Pass

Includes tickets to all 10  EIFF film screenings, in addition to our four Main Stage productions this summer — Buyer & Cellar starring Miles Mykkanen, Characters, Ann Toomey in Recital, and Emberlight’s season grand finale Showstoppers

Purchase All Access Pass

Main Stage Pass

Includes Gold Tier seating to Buyer & CellarCharactersAnn Toomey in Recital, and Showstoppers

Purchase Main Stage Pass

All passes include a 2023 Souvenir Program and invitations to private champagne receptions

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Miles Mykkanen
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Adam Rothenberg
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We are committed to the health and safety of our community. As plans progress for our 2023 "Essence of the Artist" season, we will continue to monitor the national and state health guidelines. We will update this page so you know what to expect when visiting the Emberlight Festival.