Aureum – An Aerial and Acrobatic Adventure Tale

Event:              Aureum – An Aerial and Acrobatic Adventure Tale

When:              Saturday, April 4, 2020, 8 pm

Where:             The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College, 2755 East Napier Ave., Benton Harbor, MI

Tickets:            $26 - $46 + applicable fees

Mendel Center Box Office, (269) 927-8700, option 1, or



An unforgettable high-flying experience for the whole family comes to The Mendel Center April 4


The Mendel Center presents an evening of thrills and storytelling for the whole family when Aureum – An Aerial and Acrobatic Adventure Tale from Halcyon Shows comes to the Mainstage on Saturday, April 4, at 8 pm as part of the Discovery Series.


Aureum is a story of finding love in the most unusual places, and how the bonds that unite us are stronger than those that divide us. The benevolent White Queen of Aureum and her warrior guardian welcome twins into the world. Knowing that the White Queen’s bloodline is the only way to gain control of the powerful magic of the Seed, the Red Empress, seeking to gain ultimate power over Aureum, hatches an evil plan to kidnap one of the twins, setting the tale in motion.


The Seed commands the forces of nature and imbues its carrier with immense power and strength. In the meantime, a young academic has discovered a key that magically transports him to Aureum where he stumbles into a world of wonder and the amazing characters who staunchly defend it.


Through the sorcery of the Red Empress, a gathering of dark powers threatens the tranquil world of Aureum, and its inhabitant must find a way to protect it at all costs.


Halcyon was established in 2017 with the mission of creating a new genre in theatre known as theatrical acrobatics, which seamlessly integrates compelling storytelling and characters with world-class acrobatics and aerial. Aureum combines these elements with an incredible original soundtrack and high-flying technical elements that would only otherwise be possible in stadiums. With an award-winning cast and a rich narrative, Halcyon’s shows are an unforgettable experience for every audience.


At 1 pm on April 4, the cast of Aureum invite you to participate in a Character Creation Workshop. Participants will get a close-up demonstration of the aerial acrobatics used in the show, then learn how to envision and inhabit a character through physicality and movement. All ages and ability levels are welcome. Participants’ feet will stay firmly on the ground. Participation is free, but pre-registration is encouraged, as space is limited.


Tickets for Aureum are on sale at, through The Mendel Center Box Office at (269) 927-8700, option 1, and in person weekdays from 10 am to 6 pm at the box office located in the Grand Upton Hall lobby of The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College, 2755 E. Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI.


Tickets start at $26. Discounts are available for seniors, students and children, veterans, and groups of 10 or more.


This performance is sponsored by Hilton Garden Inn – Benton Harbor, and itis supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and the Crane Group.




About The Mendel Center

The Mendel Center raised the curtain on its first Mainstage season performance in the fall of 1992. Since that time, it has presented Mainstage season performances to more than half a million patrons in the 1,559-seat Mendel Center Mainstage Theatre. Newly renovated Grand Upton Hall, first opened in 1979, is a 14,400-square-foot venue serving the community as the host site for meetings, banquets, trade shows, weddings, and other celebrations. The 234-seat Hanson Theatre is home to the Lake Michigan College Visual & Performing Arts Departments as well as a variety of Mendel Center and community events.


The Mendel Center is 30 minutes from Niles and 40 minutes from the Kalamazoo and South Bend areas. It is located on the Lake Michigan College campus at 2755 E. Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor, Michigan, one mile east of I-94 (Exit 30) and one mile west of the US 31 Bypass (exit 24). Its GPS mapping address is 1100 Yore Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI.


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