April 20th, 2014

Renaissance Theatre Special Events

Mighty Wurlitzer Grand Season Finale Organ Concert - Organist John Lauter

Single Tickets:

  • $10 Concert Ticket
  • $10 Dessert After Party - Meet Organist John Lauter
  • Concert is General Admission

Renaissance 15 Club:

  • The 15 Club offer does not apply to this show.


  • Doors open one half hour prior to the start of the event.

Age Considerations:

  • This is an all ages event.


Sunday, September 8th, 2013
at 2:00 PM

This finale concert features organist John Lauter, who will also accompany the classic silent movie The General starring Buster Keaton. " The General" is a silent movie comedy about a train engineer with two loves, his sweetheart and his locomotive, "The General."  When Union spies steal "The Genera,l" Keaton pursues it single handedly and straight through enemy lines. "The General" has come to be considered one of Buster Keaton's crowning artistic moments. Great family entertainment!

Ask about the Grand Season Finale Gala Dessert Party after the concert when you order your tickets! 

About the Theatre Organist

Detroit native John Lauter has been presenting theatre organ concerts for over 25  years. John made his public debut at the Redford theatre at age 16. Since those early days, john has presented concerts at many major theatre organ venues throughout the US, Canada and the United Kingdom.  Lauter was a featured performer at the American Theatre Organ Society's 2009 convention in Cleveland and spent three years playing at "Theatre Organ Pizza and Pipes" in Pontiac, Michigan.  At home in Detroit, he has presented nine concerts at the Detroit Theatre Organ Society and many concerts and silent film programs at the Redford theatre.  The Michigan theatre in Ann Arbor featured John as staff organist for 17 years during which he accomplished such silent film classics at Metropolis, The Birth of a Nation, The Phantom of the Opera, It, Robin Hood, Greed, The Big Parade, Nosferatu, The Gold Rush and many others.  John lives in Farmington Hills, Michigan with his wife Amy, son Benjamin and daughter Maryanna.

The 2013 Theatre Organ Series is dedicated to Virginia and Don White.