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Season 39: The Stories We Tell



2024-05-02 00:00:00 - 2024-05-05 00:00:00

Musical/ Frauenthal Theater

Written By The Award-Winning Composer/Lyricist Team Of Stephen Flaherty And Lynn Ahrens, Noted Playwright Terrence McNally, And Based On E.L. Doctorow's Distinguished Novel. At The Dawn Of A New Century, Everything Is Changing... And Anything Is Possible. Set In The Volatile Melting Pot Of Turn-Of-The-Century New York, Three Distinctly American Tales Are Woven Together – That Of A Stifled Upper-Class Wife, A Determined Jewish Immigrant And A Daring Young Harlem Musician – United By Their Courage, Compassion And Belief In The Promise Of The Future. Together, They Confront History's Timeless Contradictions Of Wealth And Poverty, Freedom And Prejudice, Hope And Despair... And What It Means To Live In America.



High School Musical JR

2023-09-09 00:00:00 - 2023-09-10 00:00:00

Penguin Project/Musical/ Frauenthal Theater

The Penguin Project Of Muskegon Civic Theatre Brings Disney Channel's Smash Hit Movie Musical Comes To Life On Stage! It’s The First Day After Winter Break At East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians, And Skater Dudes All Find Their Cliques. Basketball Team Captain And Resident Jock, Troy, Discovers That The Brainy Gabriella, A Girl He Met Singing Karaoke On His Ski Trip, Has Just Enrolled At East High. The Couple Causes An Upheaval When They Decide To Audition For The High School Musical. Although Many Students Resent The Threat Posed To The "Status Quo," Troy And Gabriella’s Alliance Might Just Open The Door For Others To Shine As Well.



Little Shop of Horrors

2023-10-06 00:00:00 - 2023-10-21 00:00:00

Musical/Beardsley Theater

One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows, Little Shop of Horrors is a deviously delicious sci-fi smash musical that has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!


Calendar Girls

2023-11-17 00:00:00 - 2023-12-03 00:00:00

Comedy/Beardsley Theater

Based On The Film And The True Story Of Eleven WI Members Who Posed Nude For A Calendar To Raise Money For The Leukemia Research Fund. When Annie's Husband John Dies Of Leukemia, She And Best Friend Chris Resolve To Raise Money For A New Settee In The Local Hospital Waiting Room. They Manage To Persuade Four Fellow Women's Institute Members To Pose Nude With Them For An "Alternative" Calendar, With A Little Help From Hospital Porter And Amateur Photographer Lawrence. The News Of The Women's Charitable Venture Spreads Like Wildfire, And Hordes Of Press Soon Descend On The Small Village Of Knapeley In The Yorkshire Dales. The Calendar Is A Success, But Chris And Annie's Friendship Is Put To The Test Under The Strain Of Their Newfound Fame.



The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

2024-01-12 00:00:00 - 2024-01-20 00:00:00

Drama/Black Box/Frauenthal

Christopher Has An Extraordinary Brain: He Is Exceptional At Mathematics But Ill-Equipped To Interpret Everyday Life. He Has Never Ventured Alone Beyond The End Of His Road, He Detests Being Touched, And He Distrusts Strangers. Now It Is 7 Minutes After Midnight, And Christopher Stands Beside His Neighbor’s Dead Dog, Wellington, Who Has Been Speared With A Garden Fork. Finding Himself Under Suspicion, Christopher Is Determined To Solve The Mystery Of Who Murdered Wellington, And He Carefully Records Each Fact Of The Crime. But His Detective Work, Forbidden By His Father, Takes Him On A Thrilling Journey That Upturns His World.



The Glorious World of Crowns, Kinks & Curls

2024-02-09 00:00:00 - 2024-02-24 00:00:00

Comedy/Drama/Beardsley Theater

The Glorious World Of Crowns, Kinks & Curls Is A Collection Of Monologues And Scenes Exploring The Complex Relationship Women Have With Their Hair. From Afros To Braids, Weddings And Funerals, Falling In Love To Grieving A Loss, These Stories Serve As A Powerful Reminder That For Black Women In Particular, Hair Is Both Deeply Personal And Political. These Heartbreaking, Heartwarming And Hilarious Stories Will Take Audiences On An Unparalleled Journey Into The World Of Black Womanhood.


The Ladies who Brunch

The Ladies Who Brunch

2024-03-23 00:00:00 - 2024-03-23 00:00:00

Drag Brunch/Fundraiser

The Ladies Who Brunch is a drag brunch benefit for Muskegon Civic Theatre featuring catering by Kuntry Cookin’ and a performance by PowerDiva Productions.


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Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding

2024-04-12 00:00:00 - 2024-04-20 00:00:00

Interactive Comedy/Hilt Building

Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding is a one-of-a-kind night of entertainment – an immersive comedy show staged as an evening of nuptials for two Italian-American families. It invites the audience to actively participate in all festivities: everyone is a welcome guest at the ceremony and reception; there’s real food, real dance, and real mingling with the cast of loveable characters. One of the longest-running shows in Off-Broadway history, this delightful evening gives new meaning to the phrase “and now for something completely different.” Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding is presented in partnership with the Frauenthal Center.


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