David Kyhn Staff Bio : The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

David Kyhn

David Kyhn Headshot 2018

Resident Scenic Designer

The 2022-2023 season marks David's twenty-third season as the Kalamazoo Civic's resident scenic designer. That means he has personally designed over one hundred sets since he first joined the Civic in the summer of 2000. In that time he has also had the pleasure of mentoring many young artists just starting their careers through the Civic's vibrant internship program. David lives with his family in downtown Kalamazoo; you may chance to meet them at a volunteer paint call as they frequently come down to lend a hand. Outside of the Civic, David enjoys oil painting, particularly portraits, and is currently exploring digital painting. Some of David's favorite designs include Hello, Dolly!, Much Ado about Nothing, 4000 Miles, The Women, The Baker s Wife, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Jekyll and Hyde, the Musical.

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Civic Credits

Born Yesterday

Elf The Musical

The World Goes 'Round

Matilda the Musical

War Paint

Madagascar JR

The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr Abridged

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Hello, Dolly!

Billy Elliot the Musical


Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Disney's The Little Mermaid

Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein

Sister Act

Disney's Beauty and the Beast JR

Side Show

A Christmas Story, The Musical

Much Ado About Nothing



4000 Miles

Hands on a Hardbody

Mary Poppins


Crazy for You

Richard III

The Hobbit

Shrek, the Musical

My Fair Lady

Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun

Irena's Vow

Into the Woods

Peter Pan

Nancy Drew: Girl Detective

Les Misérables

Robin Hood

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Broadway Bound

Grey Gardens; the Musical

The Night Before Christmas


A Wrinkle in Time

The Imaginary Invalid

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

Irving Berlin's White Christmas

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

King Lear

The Drowsy Chaperone

Wait Until Dark



Jekyll & Hyde, the Musical

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Is He Dead?

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Fiddler on the Roof

The Full Monty

The Baker's Wife

Willy Wonka

Esperanza Rising


A Chorus Line

Little Women, the Musical

Hollywood Arms

The Wizard of Oz

Ragtime, the Musical

My Favorite Year

The Women


The Nerd

The Sound of Music

Charlotte's Web

42nd Street

Anything Goes


A Midsummer Night's Dream




Elizabeth Rex

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Little Shop of Horrors

Blithe Spirit

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

The Music Man

West Side Story

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Noises Off

Sweeney Todd

Peter Pan

Buddy: the Buddy Holly Story

Guys and Dolls


Chicago, the Musical

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Henry V


The Comedy of Errors

La Cage aux Folles

A Streetcar Named Desire

A Christmas Story



Damn Yankees


The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged

Amahl and the Night Visitors