A SW Michigan Premiére
A Southwest Michigan premiére - 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. War Paint exposes the rivalry between the two most important women of the cosmetics industry from the 1930s to the 1960s...a story dramatic enough even without the music and the costumes. They could have been friends. Both brought up in humble surroundings, in these two powerful, wealthy women similarity bred contempt. Arden stole Rubenstein's marketing director, and then Rubinstein retaliated by stealing Arden's husband. Theirs was one of the great feuds in American business, like Macy's and Gimbals but with lipstick and eyeliner!
RATING: THE WHOLE FAMILY
"...the evening gleams like a freshly applied coat of nail polish..."
- Broadway News
Miss Elizabeth Arden - GINA MARIA CHIMNER
Madame Helena Rubinstein - CARRIE MCNULTY*
Tommy Lewis - TIM KILMARTIN
Harry Fleming - TODD SPRATT
Dorian Leigh - ARI COLEMAN
Charles Revson - NATE MIELKE
LAURIE L. NIC
ALLISON WHITE +
KEVIN HOPP +
JAMES H. GEARY
ANASTASIA MILLER +
Assistant Stage Managers
KRISTINE LYNN BAKER
Light Board Op
ELVIN E. EAST
Follow Spot Operators
TORRI JO MITCHELL
DIANE J. VASOLD-TRUPIANO
JESSICA G. DOXTATER
* Carrie McNulty appears through the courtesy of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
+ Denotes Civic Debut
Director - TONY HUMRICHOUSER
Assistant Director - LESA DENCKLAU
Music Director - MARIE MCCOLLEY-KERSTETTER
Choreographer - JENNIFER HUDSON-PRENKERT
Scenic Designer - DAVID KYHN
Costume/Hair/Makeup Design - ELAINE KAUFFMAN
Lighting & Sound Designer - ANNMARIE MILLER
Technical Director - PHILLIP A. MILLER
Properties Master - STACY BARTELL
Stage Manager - ASHLEIGH DOXTATER
Friday, May 3rd at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 4th at 7:30pm (Post Show Creative Conversation)
Sunday, May 5th at 2:00pm
Friday, May 10th at 7:30pm (ASL Interpreted Performance)
Saturday, May 11th at 7:30pm
Sunday, May 12th at 2:00pm
Friday, May 17th at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 18th at 7:30pm
Sunday, May 19th at 2:00pm
Water based haze and strobe lights may be used in this production.
The Civic Auditorium
329 South Park St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
All performances in the Civic Auditorium feature reserved seating. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance. View Seating Chart.
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.