Timeline - 1982
Title: Wharton Center for the Performing Arts Opens
This world class venue opened in 1982 with the Chicago Symphony and Swedish soprano Birgit Nilsson. The two rooms in the Wharton Center, the 2,500 seat Great Hall and the 600 seat Shakespearean Theater have provided the stages for many major Broadway shows, musical performances, and dance shows in Michigan.
Source: The Spirit of Michigan State, J. Bruce McCristalView the finding aid for the Wharton Center for the Performing Arts Records (UA 15.16).