Productions 2016-2017 : The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre


As part of our 88th season we will be offering 13 wonderful productions between September 2016 and May 2017. Whether you enjoy splashy musicals presented in the Auditorium or intimate dramas staged in the round, we have a show for you. Browse this season's productions below! To view production details simply click on the show logo.

16 Oklahoma production art

September 23  - October 9

One of the most important pieces of musical theatre
of the 20th Century, Oklahoma! is set in the Indian Territory at the turn of the century, when cattlemen and farmers fought over fences and water rights...and the women they love. As the sun rises over the rolling fields of Oklahoma, we hear the voice of cowboy Curley McLain singing...

16-17 Much Ado About Nothing web art

October 7 - October 22

All's fair in love and war...or is it? In this Shakespearean farce, audiences meet two couples - Claudio & Hero, and Beatrice & Benedick. One couple says they love each other, the other says they hate each other. But which couple will make it to the altar in the end?...

16-17 Pirates of Penzance web art

October 28 - October 30

Set sail with this rollicking, delightfully funny tale of a band of soft-tempered pirates. Mistakenly apprenticed to a band of tenderhearted, orphaned pirates by his nursemaid Ruth at the age of eight, the handsome Frederic, upon completing his 21st year, rejoices that he has fulfilled his indentures and is now free to return to respectable society. But it turns out that...

16-17 Ramona Quimby web art

November 4 - November 12

Ramona's life is a mess! Her teacher hates her, her older sister Beezus is a pain, it looks like her favorite
Aunt Bea could marry a dork, and now Dad just lost his job. Growing up is NOT easy. But you'll laugh and cheer Ramona and the Quimby's on as they stick together through it all....

16-17 A Christmas Story web art

November 25 - December 17

"You'll shoot your eye out!" Your favorite holiday movie is now a musical! In 1940's Indiana, a bespectacled boy named Ralphie has a big imagination and one wish for Christmas - a Red Ryder BB Gun. A kooky leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a cranky department store Santa and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few...

16-17 Sylvia web art

January 13 - January 28

Empty nesters Greg and Kate have moved back to Manhattan after 22 years in the suburbs. But what happens when a smart, sassy enchanting canine befriends Greg in Central Park? A modern romantic comedy about a marriage...and a dog, Sylvia is the funny and heartwarming comedy hit involving...

16-17 Side Show web art

January 27 - February 12

Based on the true story of conjoined twins and famed early 20th century entertainers Violet and Daisy Hilton, Side Show is a remarkable musical about acceptance, love, and embracing one's uniqueness. Though they are conjoined, they yearn for very different lives....

16-17 To Kill a Mockingbird web art

February 17 - March 4

With themes as relevant today as they were 80 years ago, the American masterpiece To Kill a Mockingbird demonstrates the power of fearing the unknown, along with childhood innocence and love. Racial tensions are high in Maycomb, Alabama in the summer of 1935. Nevertheless, young Jean Louise Finch,...

16-17 Disney Beauty and the Beast JR web art

March 24 - March 31

Meet Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time will soon run out...

16-17 By the Way Meet Vera Stark web art

April 7 - April 23

Join us on a 70 year journey through the life of Vera Stark, a headstrong African American maid and budding actress, and her complicated relationship with her boss, a white Hollywood starlet desperately grasping to hold onto her career. Events collide and both women land roles in the same Southern epic,
and the story behind the cameras leaves Vera with...

16-17 The Dining Room web art

April 21 - April 30

A dining room is the heart of any home where meals are shared and stories are told. Join us for this
glimpse into the dining room of a typical well-to-do household, the place where the family assembles
daily for breakfast, dinner and special occasions. A humorous and compassionate series...

16-17 Sister Act web art

May 5 - May 21

Someone's habits are about to change! When Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put into protective custody in a dying convent. Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but...

16-17 The Borrowers web art

May 19 - May 27

Under the floor boards, as cozy as you please, Arriety Clock and her parents, Homily and Pod, live a quiet little life. They just borrow whatever they may need, like a teacup from the dollhouse that is just the right size for them. Arriety, a typical teen yearning to experience the grown-up world, longs to go upstairs, helping her father...