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Cast Announced!

MCT Announces cast for-- My Way A musical tribute to Frank Sinatra

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CHARACTERS
Man 1..........................Paul Dickens-Jacobs
Man 2..........................David Langlois
Woman 1 ....................Carolee Castle
Woman 2.....................Carleen Olejarczyk
 
 
 
 
 

The Penguin Project of Muskegon Civic Theatre

The Penguin Project of Muskegon Civic Theatre

 

 
 
What is it? The Penguin Project is a musical theater production that casts children and young adults with disabilities in all roles. All will sing, dance and act in the show. Those individuals (Artists) will get assistance from on-stage peers (Mentors). 
 
When are organizational meetings? Artists and Mentors and their families can learn more about the Penguin Project at one of our organizational meetings. 
There will be two informational meetings, the first on June 3, 2017 from 10:00 am to noon. The second meeting will be on June 15, 2017 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 
Dr. Andrew Morgan, the founder of The Penguin Project will speak at the June 15th meeting. Attend one or both meetings, everyone is welcome. 
The meetings will be held at The Hub (Folkert Community Hub) home of No More Sidelines @ 640 Seminole Rd., Norton Shores. 
 
Please feel free to call if you have any questions, 231.722.3852. 
 
Who can participate? Artists are children and young adults (ages 10-22) with disabilities. Including (but not limited to) Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, visual impairment, hearing impairment and neurological disorders. Mentors are children and young adults (ages 10-22) who do not have disabilities. They will be matched with an artist of similar age and the two will work side-by-side. 
 
What show are you doing? Our show this year will be Annie Junior. When is it? The Penguin Project of Muskegon Civic Theatre will present Annie Jr. on October 14, 2017 @ 7:30 pm. and October 15, 2017 @ 3:00 pm. at The Frauenthal Center. Tickets will be available after July 31st. 
 
How can I learn more?  www.penguinproject.org or  www.nomoresidelines.org. 
 
 
 
 

Looking for Artistic Staff





Looking for Season Staff!!!


It's that time again when we begin looking for our artistic staff for next year’s season! We are seeking qualified individuals to fill artistic staff positions for these productions. All positions are currently available, and some positions receive a stipend.  Those who are interested in directing, music direction, stage management, scenic, lighting, sound, costume, and makeup design as well as properties, set dressing, and scenic painting are asked to express their interest in writing or by email to Kirk Wahamaki, the Artistic Director of Muskegon Civic Theatre as soon as possible.
www.muskegoncivictheatre.org
kwahamaki@ muskegoncivictheatre.org
Phone 231.722.3852

My Way 
Beardsley Theater
Auditions July , 24, 25, 2017
Rehearsals Start—July 31
Run—Sept.15—30, 2017
 
"My Way" includes 57 pop, jazz and swing standards associated with Sinatra, whose storied career spanned nearly 60 years and during which he earned the nicknames "Chairman of the Board" and "Ol' Blue Eyes." The songs performed in the show are either sung in their entirety or are excerpted.

 

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike  
Beardsley Theater
Auditions—Sept. 25, 26, 2017
Rehearsals Start —Oct.2
Run—Nov.17—Dec. 3, 2017

Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha.

 

Guys on Ice 
Frauenthal Black Box
Auditions—Nov. 20, 21, 2017
Rehearsals Start—Nov. 23
Run—Jan. 19—27, 2018

This charming play tells the story of two ice fishing buddies from Northern Wisconsin who talk and sing about life, love, and the one that got away.
From their ice fishing shanty, long-time pals Lloyd and Marvin keep warm with a mutual appreciation for good bait, cold beer, and the Green Bay Packers. As Marvin anxiously awaits his opportunity to appear on a cable TV fishing show and share secrets of his life on da' lake, Lloyd ponders a recent squabble with his wife concerning plans to spend their anniversary at Lambeau Field. Both pals scramble to protect their cold ones from fellow angler, Ernie the Moocher.
With musical numbers like "De Wishing Hole", "Ode to a Snowmobile Suit", and "Fish is de Miracle Food", Guys on Ice will charm your wool socks off.

 

A Raisin in the Sun
Beardsley Theater
Auditions—Dec. 11, 12, 2017
Rehearsals Start—Jan. 2, 2018
Run—Feb 16—March 4, 2018

Set on Chicago's South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis, and matriarch Lena. When her deceased husband's insurance money comes through, Mama Lena dreams of moving to a new home in a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. The Younger family's heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.

 

Spamalot
Frauenthal Theater
Auditions—Feb. 18, 19, 2018
Rehearsals Start—Feb. 26 
Run—May 3—6, 2018

Join King Arthur and his bumbling Knights of the Round Table as they hilariously search for the Holy Grail in Monty Python's Spamalot. Lovingly ripped off from the classic movie, The Frauenthal stage will be the host for Killer Rabbits, the Knights who say "Ni", and the ravishingly beautiful Lady of the Lake (and her Laker Girls).

   

Volunteer Picnic


MCT Volunteer Appreciation Picnic!

Let’s Party! Muskegon Civic Theater appreciates everything you do to make it happen during the year. It’s time for the annual volunteer party to celebrate a wonderful 2016-2017 season.  The MCT board will be grilling hot dogs and brats, please bring a side to share. Please come to enjoy the food, the beautiful location on the dunes of Lake Michigan and to relax with MCT friends!

Volunteer Appreciation Picnic
Thursday, August 31st
6:00pm-8:00pm
Elks Park 
5447 Lake Harbor Rd., Muskegon, MI 49441
Hot Dogs and Brats will be provided. Please bring a dish to pass. BYOB

PLEASE RSVP TO This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT.

 

Season Tickets ON SALE NOW!

  

Season Tickets ON SALE!!!!

 

Season Tickets NOW ON SALE!
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September 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29 and 30, 2017

 

January 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, and 27, 2018

 

May 3, 4, 5, and 6, 2018

November 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 30 and December 1, 2, 23, 2017

 

February 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25 and March 1, 2, 3, and 4, 2018

 

SEASON
Ticket Prices
Adult $85.00
Senior $75.00 (65 or over)
Student $75.00 (K-12, college w/ ID)
Season ticket prices include all FCPA maintenance fees.


FLEX PACK
Price
All packs $78.00 
+$10 processing fee per order
This pack includes 4 flex tickets, which may be used for any combination

 

The Penguin Project was conceived by Dr. Andrew Morgan to give children with special needs an opportunity to participate in the performing arts. “Dr. Andy” is a developmental pediatrician and the former head of the Division of Child Development at the University of Illinois in Peoria. He has also directed and performed in many community theatre productions. He created The Penguin Project recognizing that theatre not only provides children with a valuable recreational experience and an opportunity to display their creative talents, but also enhances social interaction, communication skills, assertiveness, and self-esteem. The Penguin Project strives to demonstrate that individuals with special needs are fully capable of participating in community activities with the same dedication and enthusiasm as others, if given the opportunity and support. The origin of the name “Penguin Project” comes from the unique characteristics of penguins. They are extremely playful and curious, and work well together. More importantly, they have a “disability” that distinguishes them from other birds—they can’t fly! Instead, penguins waddle and toboggan on their bellies over the snow, and are excellent swimmers in the water. So like our young artists, they have adapted to the challenges of their environment, and have not allowed their unique differences to interfere with their lives.

 

Annie Jr.
October 14 at 7:30pm October 15 at 3pm 

$10.00 available at the Frauenthal Box office.

on the Frauenthal Stage

October 14 and 15, 2017

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33 years of Theatre Magic!

 

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