The Academy Award winner will do a show called "Tom Hanks at the Hanna" Oct. 12 at downtown's historic Hanna Theatre, home of the Great Lakes Theater Festival.
It was called the Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival when Hanks was hired in 1977 for his first acting job, paying $45 a week. He would put in three summers with the Great Lakes, where he got his Actors' Equity card.
The star returned for earlier benefits in 1991 and 1993. Top seats for the upcoming event are $250 and include dinner with the actor, whose two Oscars are for "Philadelphia" and "Forrest Gump." Proceeds will go toward the Hanna's restoration.