Civic Youth Theatre Play with Music
Each season, since the early 1940s, thousands of youth from the greater Kalamazoo area have been entertained and educated through attendance of or participation in our Civic Youth Theatre program. For many of our young patrons, a Youth Theatre production serves as an introduction to theatre as an art form. Youth involved in a production learn very quickly that it takes a lot of hard work to put on a show. As they memorize lines, paint scenery and collect props, they are also building friendships and develop self-confidence that will last them a lifetime.
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. This is the domain of Pippilotta Delicatessa Windowshade Mackrelmint Ephraim's Daughter Longstocking - or Pippi! Pippi Longstocking is a scrappy 9-year-old girl who asks a lot of questions and always puts bullies in their place but she has a tendency to get caught up in one outrageous adventure after another! Whether she's fending off burglars, wrestling a circus strongman, or sailing away on a pirate ship, Pippi will win over the sternest of hearts in this rollicking musical adaptation of Astrid Lindgren's beloved book.
RATING: THE WHOLE FAMILY
"...focuses on joy and whimsy, with a whole lot of chances to dance, dance, dance."
- Boston Globe
Youth (Ages 9 to a Senior in High School)
Monday, March 25th at 4:00pm
Tuesday, March 26th at 4:00pm*
*NOTE: The originally scheduled Sunday audition date was changed to Tuesday
May 17th - May 25th, 2019
FREE Inside the Civic Youth Audition Workshops
Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS REQUESTED
Friday, May 17th at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 18th at 1:00pm (ASL Interpreted Performance)
Saturday, May 18th at 4:00pm
Sunday, May 19th at 2:00pm
Wednesday, May 22nd at 9:30am
Wednesday, May 22nd at Noon
Thursday, May 23rd at 9:30am
Thursday, May 23rd at Noon
Friday, May 24th at 7:30pm (Meet the Company)
Saturday, May 25th at 2:00pm
The Parish Theatre
405 W. Lovell St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
All performances in the Parish Theatre are general seating. We recommend arriving early. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
Available after 6pm in the Civic parking lot at the northeast corner of Lovell and Park Streets. There is additional parking behind the Carver Center. Street parking is available after 5pm.