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otbTickets are on sale now for “Only the Best: 20 Years of Mosaic Memories,” a special retrospective show featuring scenes and songs from some of the of Mosaic’s most beloved performances of the past two decades.

Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit, founded in 1992, is a non-profit arts and youth development organization dedicated to empowering young people to maximize their potential through professional performing arts training and the creation of theatrical and musical art that engages, transforms and inspires.

There will be three showings of “Only the Best…”, taking place at the Detroit Film Theatre located inside the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA).  Show times are:

  • Friday, Dec, 14 at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 15 at 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 16 at 4 p.m.


Only the Best…, an energetic production that takes audiences on a nostalgic theatrical journey through performances of Mosaic’s past, will feature scenes and songs from many of the ensemble’s best performances, including Now That I Can Dance, Crossing 8 Mile, Hastings Street, Magnificat, What Fools These Mortals Be and many other favorites.

Tickets are $22 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors with valid ID.  Purchase tickets online at or at the DIA box office by calling (313) 833-4005.  Please note that children under five are not admitted.

 “The purpose of this production is to celebrate the truly great things about Mosaic and what we’ve come to be,” said Rick Sperling, CEO and founder of Mosaic Youth Theatre.  “Capturing the magic and history of the past 20 years, Only the Best … gives the audience a visceral understanding of the diversity, complexity, energy and empowerment embodied by Mosaic’s theatrical and musical art.”

Mosaic is also proud to announce the launch of their new CD, “Acappella” in time for the holiday season. The CD, which will retail for $20.00, will contain clips from their popular performances over the past 20 years and will be available via the Mosaic website and at the upcoming performances.

Mosaic’s production of Only the Best… is made possible by generous support from DTE Energy Foundation and its ongoing commitment to the city of Detroit and its young people. The CD was funded entirely by Strategic Staffing Solutions.

“We cannot thank DTE Energy Foundation, Strategic Staffing Solutions and our other many generous corporate supporters enough for believing in the dreams of our Mosaic young artists, and helping them to achieve those dreams,” said Wendy Kemp, Mosaic’s director of development.

Presented by DTE Energy Foundation, Only The Best: 20 Years of Mosaic Memoriesalso is made possible with the generous support of JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Masco Corporation Foundation, Ford Motor Company Fund, Mercedes Benz Financial, Compuware, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and Strategic Staffing Solutions.


About Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit

 Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit is a leader in youth development, delivering rigorous, high quality performing arts education and connecting that education to a promising future for its young artists.  Mosaic’s mission is to empower young people to maximize their potential through professional performing arts training and the creation of theatrical and musical art that engages, transforms and inspires.  Mosaic proudly reports that 95% of the young artists who participate in Mosaic’s Main Stage Training Program graduate high school and go on to college…many with scholarships.  To learn more about Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit, or to learn more about Mosaic’s 20th Celebration Season, visit us online at

Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit’s 20th Anniversary Season Culminates with: “Only the Best…” Dec. 14-16, 2012 at Detroit Film Theatre was originally published on

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