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
Sunday, February 24th at 7:00pm
Monday, February 25th at 7:00pm
May 3rd - May 19th, 2019
FREE Inside the Civic Audition Workshops
Saturday, February 16th, 2019
ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS REQUESTED
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
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.