April 21 - April 30, 2023
Civic Youth Theatre Musical
The story follows 8-year old Lily Polkadot who just moved to the 'Squares Only' small town of Rockaway. As the first Polkadot in an all Square school, Lily faces an almost impossible task of gaining acceptance from her peers. From daily bullying to segregated drinking fountains, Lily's quest seems hopeless until she meets Sky, a shy Square boy whose curiosity for her unique polkadot skin blooms into an unexpected pal-ship. Inspired by events on the 'The Little Rock 9,' Polkadots serves as a colorful history lesson for children, reminding them that our individual differences make us awesome, not outcasts.
"A colorful allegory set to rousing tunes, 'Polkadots' gives kids a look at not just bullying and inlcusion." -Show-Score.com
Rating: Recommended for Family Audiences
The Academy of Theatre Arts will offer a FREE Audition Workshop on Saturday, January 28 at 3:00pm for anyone interested in auditioning for this production.
Registration is required. For more information and to register, please visit our audition workshop page.
Audition Dates & Times TBD
Music Director -
Scenic Designer -
Costume Designer - Elaine Kaufman
Lighting Designer - George Townsend
Sound Designer - Jacob Myny
Technical Director - Phillip A. Miller
Properties Master - Stacy Bartell
Stage Manager - Isaac Byler
Director of Volunteers - Mike Artis
Executive Director - Laura M. Zervic
Production Stage Manager - Stacey Jaeger
Assistant Stage Manager - Chloe Myner
Scenic Carpenters - Christopher Lewis & Ryan Burke
Scenic Artist - David Kyhn
Properties Artisan - Ian Whistler
Friday, April 21, 2023 at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 1:00pm
Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 4:00pm
Sunday, April 23, 2023 at 2:00pm
Friday, April 28, 2023 at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 1:00pm - ASL Interpreted, Audio Described, & Sensory Friendly
Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 4:00pm
Sunday, April 30, 2023 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.
Free parking is 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 for free after 5pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.
The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre does not rate subject matter as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have questions about content, age appropriateness, or other aspects of the show (ie strobe lights and other theatrical effects), please contact the box office at 269.343.1313.