Productions

Since its beginnings in 1929, the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre has been a cornerstone in the arts community of Kalamazoo. For our 90th Season we are excited to present fifteen productions between September 2018 and May 2019. Seven of those productions are Southwest Michigan premieres! If you enjoy big, splashy musicals, outrageous comedies or thought provoking dramas - there is something for everyone this season at the Civic. Browse our upcoming productions below and take a look at all we have in store for you during our 90th Season! To view production details simply click on the show logo.


18-19 Hello Dolly prod art

September 21  - October 7

Last performed on the Civic Mainstage in 1973, and currently enjoying a blockbuster revival on Broadway, 'Hello, Dolly!' bursts onto the stage with humor, romance, high-energy dancing, and some of the greatest songs in musical theater history! The romantic and comic adventures of...


18-19 Love Loss and What I Wore prod art

October 5 - October 14

'Love, Loss, and What I Wore' has become an international hit! This intimate collection of stories uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories to which all women can relate. Like a long heart-to-heart with your best friend, the conversation wanders and...


18-19 The Civic In Song prod art

October 26 - October 28

18 Presidents, the Charleston, Civil Rights Marches, Rock and Roll, World War II, and the World Wide Web - the world has seen big changes and come a long way in 90 years and through it all the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre has consistently remained an enduring beacon of arts and theatrical excellence in the Kalamazoo community. Celebrate our rich history through the popular songs...


18-19 Edward Tulane prod art

November 9 - November 17

Edward Tulane is an expensive toy rabbit made of china. He is loved by a little girl named Abilene, but Edward doesn't care. He is vain and self-centered. He has no interest in anyone other than himself. On an ocean voyage, Edward is accidentally thrown overboard and sinks to the bottom of the sea....


18-19 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang prod art

November 23 - December 9

The most 'fantasmagorical' stage musical in the history of everything! Join us this holiday season and take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Based on the beloved 1968 film version of Ian Fleming's children's book, and featuring...


18-19 Tenderly prod art

January 11 - January 27

From a humble Midwestern childhood in Northern Kentucky to topping the charts for nearly five decades, the story of Rosemary Clooney's remarkable journey offers a fresh, remarkably personal, and poignant picture of the woman whose unparalleled talent and unbridled personality made her a legend....


18-19 Wllm Shkspr prod art

January 25 - February 9

Five performers, one dead playwright, and 37 plays, all in under two hours! An irreverent fast-paced romp through the Bard's plays, this fast-firing comedy parodies all of the Shakespeare plays (plus the sonnets!) with only five performers in two acts....


18-19 The Father prod art

February 8 - February 17

Now 80 years old, André was once a tap dancer. He lives with his daughter, Anne, and her husband, Antoine. Or was André an engineer, whose daughter Anne lives in London with her new lover, Pierre? Then Anne, a scheming woman who worries too much, tries to take his flat away...


18-19 Once On This Island prod art

February 22 - March 10

Currently enjoying a "ravishing revival" on Broadway at the intimate Circle in the Square Theatre 'Once On This Island' is the captivating legend of romance. Ti Moune, a peasant girl, rescues a wealthy boy, Daniel, from the other side of the island and falls in love with him....


18-19 Madagascar Jr prod art

March 8 - March 15

Alex the Lion is the king of the urban jungle and the main attraction at New York's Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends - Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo - have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him...


18-19 Ripcord prod art

March 22 - March 31

The Civic presents the area premiere of a new comedy about the tenacity of two elderly women and the dangerous game of one-upmanship they play. A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Briston Place Senior Living Facility. Abby has always had a quiet room to herself on an upper floor....


18-19 Psycho Beach Party prod art

April 5 - April 14

'Psycho Beach Party' is a manic party-mix of 50's psychological thrillers, 60's beach movies, and 70's slasher films in this over the top dark comedy! The story focuses on Chicklet Forrest, a sixteen-year old tomboy who's desperate to be part of the in-crowd of Malibu beach surfers in 1962....


18-19 Harvey prod art

April 19 - April 28

The Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy is the story of a perfect gentleman, Elwood P. Dowd, and his best friend, Harvey - a six-foot tall, invisible rabbit. When Elwood begins introducing Harvey around town, his embarrassed sister, Veta Louise, and her daughter, Myrtle Mae, decide to commit Elwood to a
sanitarium....


18-19 War Paint prod art

May 3 - May 19

A Southwest Michigan premieére - 'War Paint' just closed on Broadway in November 2017. The Civic is thrilled to be one of the first theatres in the country to produce this new and exciting musical! In 1935 Manhattan, society women fret over beauty ideals imposed on them by an unforgiving culture. And center to it all are the empires of Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubenstein....


18-19 Pippi Longstocking prod art

May 17 - May 25

On the outskirts of town stands a ramshackle house. It might not seem like much 'til you peek through the railings....then you'll find that there's a horse on the porch, a monkey in the kitchen and a freckle faced, red-pigtailed, whirlwind of a girl in mismatched stockings presiding over it all....