Productions 2019-2020 : The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre


Since its beginnings in 1929, the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre has been a cornerstone in the arts community of Kalamazoo. For our 91st Season we are excited to present fourteen productions between September 2019 and June 2020 including a very special Penguin Project production of 'Annie Jr.'. 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 91st Season!

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19-20 Matilda The Musical

September 20  - October 6

Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty to find your happy ending! Based on Roald Dahl's classic children's book, Matilda is a bright little girl who immerses herself in books. She is discarded and belittled by her dimwitted parents and her headmistress, the outrageous andwicked Miss Trunchbull....

19-20 Ann

October 11 - October 20

A no-holds-barred portrait of Ann Richards, the legendary governor of Texas. An inspiring and hilarious new play with a complex, colorful and captivating character bigger than the state from which she hailed! Written and originally performed by EmmyAward-winner Holland Taylor, Ann takes...

19-20 The World Goes Round

October 18 - October 27

Enter the world of the distinguished and celebrated writing team, Kander and Ebb in a passionate, harmonious, up-tempo evening of musical theatre. From 'Cabaret' to 'Chicago', the nonstop hit-parade features unforgettable gems including "Mr. Cellophane," "Maybe This Time," "Cabaret," and "New York, New York". Filled with humor, romance, drama and nonstop melody,...

19-20 Karen Mason Simply Broadway Special Event

November 1, 2019

After more than a year in the North American premier tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Love Never Dies', playing Madame Giry to standing ovations, Broadway star and MAC's 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Karen Mason is thrilled to be back doing concerts and especially bringing the music of Broadway to Kalamazoo!...

19-20 cyt The Three Musketeers

November 8 - November 16

Based on the timeless swashbuckler by Alexandre Dumas, a tale of heroism, treachery, close escapes, and above all, honor. The story, set in 1625, begins with D'Artagnan, who sets off for Paris in search of adventure. Along with D'Artagnan goes Sabine, his sister, the quintessential tomboy....

19-20 Elf The Musical

November 22 - December 8

Based on the beloved 2003 film, this uproarious musical comedy follows Buddy the Elf on a journey to find his own identity. As a young orphan, Buddy crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is mistakenly transported to the North Pole. The boy is raised as an elf until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth: he's human!...

19-20 Tick Tick Boom

January 10 - January 26

Before there was Rent, there was Tick, Tick...Boom! This autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning composer of Rent, is the story of the composer on the brink of turning 30, his fear of falling into oblivion, and the sacrifices he made to achieve his big break in the theatre....

19-20 Born Yesterday

January 31 - February 15

Tactless, crass, egotistical junkman Harry Brock has come to a swanky hotel in Washington to make crooked deals with government big-wigs. He has brought with him the charming but dumb ex-chorus girl Billie, whose lack of social graces embarrasses even Harry! In an effort to make Billie more socially acceptable, Harry hires a young, idealistic reporter, Paul Verrall, to smarten her up....

19-20 Romance Guaranteed

February 14 - February 23

The Kalamazoo Civic's very own award-winning playwright Art Nemitz brings us this new romantic comedy. A couple meets in a seedy Detroit-area Italian restaurant for a first date after connecting via the internet dating site ''. ...

19-20 Race

February 28 - March 14

Multiple award-winning playwright/director David Mamet tackles America's most controversial topic in
a provocative new tale of sex, guilt, and bold accusations. Two lawyers find themselves defending a wealthy white executive charged with assaulting a black woman....

19-20 cyt Frozen Jr

March 13 - March 22

The megahit movie has now been adapted for the stage, and the Civic is thrilled to bring you Frozen JR, which is sure to thaw even the coldest heart! A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR expands on the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa....

19-20 August Osage County

April 17 - April 26

A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman homestead explodes in a frenzy of repressed truths and unsettling secrets....

Sunset Blvd

May 1 - May 17

In her decaying mansion on Sunset Boulevard, faded, silent-screen goddess, Norma Desmond, lives in the
fantasy world of her past glory. Impoverished screenwriter, Joe Gillis, on the run from debt collectors, stumbles into her reclusive domain....

19-20 cyt Annie Jr

June 5 - June 13

Leapin' Lizards! Annie Jr. will be our first Penguin Project Production! Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie Jr. features everyone's favorite little redhead....