Seeking Artistic Staff!
We are seeking qualified individuals to fill artistic staff positions for our 2022-23 season of productions. All positions are currently available.
Muskegon Civic Theatre is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse environment and actively seeking artistic staff of all races, lifestyles and backgrounds. We welcome everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, stage of pregnancy, disability, age, or veteran status.
If you are interested in directing, music direction, choreographing, stage management, scenic, lighting, sound, costume, or makeup design; as well as, properties, set dressing, and scenic painting you are asked to submit a letter of interest by email to Kirk Wahamaki, the Artistic Director of Muskegon Civic Theatre by June 1, 2022.
Return to Forbidden Planet
Inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest, this jukebox musical is packed with rock ‘n’ roll classics such as Heard it Through the Grapevine, Young Girl, Good Vibrations, and Gloria.
Blast off on a routine flight and crash into the planet D’Illyria where a sci fi version of The Tempest set to rock and roll golden oldies unfolds with glee. The planet is inhabited by a sinister scientist, Dr. Prospero; his delightful daughter Miranda; Ariel, a faithful robot on roller skates; and an uncontrollable monster, the product of Prospero’s Id, whose tentacles penetrate the space craft.
Auditions— Aug 15, 16 & 17, 2022
Rehearsals— Aug 22—Sept 30, 2022
Tech—Oct 2—6, 2022
Run—Oct 7—22, 2022
A Christmas Carol meets The Government Inspector meets Noises Off in this hilarious hit from Seattle. A man who asks to audition at a small theater is mistaken for an informer for the National Endowment for the Arts. Everyone caters to the bewildered wannabe actor, and he is given a role in the current production, A Christmas Carol. Everything goes wrong and hilarity is piled upon hilarity. Perfect anytime, this delight is particularly appropriate at Christmas.
Auditions—Sept 19, 20 & 21, 2022
Rehearsals— Oct 3—Nov 10, 2022
Tech—Nov 13—17, 2022
Run—Nov 18—Dec 4, 2022
Anne & Emmett
BLACK BOX PRODUCTION
Anne & Emmett is an imaginary conversation between Anne Frank and Emmett Till, both victims of racial intolerance and hatred. Frank is the 15-year-old Jewish girl whose diary provided a gripping perspective of the Holocaust. Till is the 14-year old African-American boy whose brutal murder in Mississippi sparked the American Civil Rights Movement.
The beyond-the-grave encounter draws the startling similarities between the two youths’ harrowing experiences and the atrocities against their respective races.
In Memory, Anne recounts hiding in a cramped attic with her family after German dictator Adolf Hitler ordered the Nazi military to round up Jews and put them in concentration camps en route to gas chambers. Anne died of typhus at the Bergen-Belsen Nazi concentration camp in March 1945, a few weeks before British troops liberated the concentration camp.
Emmett tells Anne about how he, in 1955, ended up being brutally attacked by two racist white men, tortured, shot in the head and thrown in the Tallahatchie River with a cotton gin fan tied to his neck. This happened after he whistled at a white woman while visiting his uncle in Money, Mississippi.
Auditions—Nov 7, 8 & 9, 2022
Rehearsals—Nov 28—Jan 7, 2023
Tech—Jan 8—12, 2023
Run—Jan 13—21, 2023
When an anonymous note sends a newlywed wife looking for help, Miss Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Dorothy Watson work together to uncover the secrets surrounding a corrupt police inspector whose wives have a habit of turning up dead. But this Holmes and Watson face far greater challenges than bringing the cunning criminal to justice. Miss Holmes possesses one of the greatest deductive minds of her generation, but she chafes at the restraints imposed upon her by society and family. Dr. Watson struggles to make a difference at the only hospital in London that will hire female doctors. In a time and place where gender roles are rigidly defined, these unconventional women dare to challenge societal norms by providing an unusual, but necessary, service. Inspired by the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this theatrical fan fiction shines a new light on favorite characters from the canon, re-examining the Victorian world of Holmes and Watson by exploring the added obstacles faced by these two iconic characters if they were women.
Auditions—Dec 12, 13 &14, 2022
Rehearsals—Jan 2—Feb 2, 2023
Tech—Feb 5—9, 2023
Run—Feb 10—25, 2023
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the new Broadway adaptation of the classic musical. This contemporary take on the classic tale features Rodgers & Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” alongside an up-to-date, hilarious and romantic libretto by Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane.
Auditions—Feb 13, 14 & 15, 2023
Rehearsals—Feb 20—April 20, 2023
Tech—April 23—26, 2023
Run—April 27—30 2023