Cast Announced

Cast Announced



LLOYD—--------------------------------------------------------------------------DAVE MATHEWS
MARVIN—---------------------------------------------------------------------ANDREW KITCHKA
ERNIE---------------------------------------------------------------------------------COLTON HALL
An Ice Fishing Musical Comedy
Book & Lyrics by Fred Alley
Music by James Kaplan
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, Lloyds 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.


Cast Announced!

Cast Announced!


LENA YOUNGER (MAMA)--------------------- Briana Hardy
WALTER LEE YOUNGER------------------- Brandon Davis
BENEATHA YOUNGER----------------- Da'kiya Covington
RUTH YOUNGER------------------------------- Zaneta Adams
TRAVIS YOUNGER------------------------- Jayluand Knight
JOSEPH ASAGAI---------------------------- Jamelle Sargent
GEORGE MURCHISON--------------------- Ricarlo Winston
BOBO------------------------------------ Reuben Miles Crosby
KARL LINDNER----------------------- Christopher Beaman
 Jonathon Adams, Joe Hasper, Kirk Hunter
MRS. JOHNSON------------------------------- Anita McCants

A Raisin in the Sun
By Lorraine Hansberry

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.


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Muskegon Civic Theatre's Education and Youth Programs have been serving the West Michigan community for over 70 years!


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The Penguin Project

 The Penguin Project of Muskegon Civic Theatre



What is The Penguin Project?

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 Peroria.  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 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 difference to interfere with their lives.
The Penguin Project is open to any individual age 10 to 21 with a developmental disability.  There are no restrictions based on the level of cognitive ability, restriction of mobility, or lack of communication skills, unless their behavior might endanger himself/herself or others.
The Penguin Project utilizes a “peer mentor” system, linking each young artist with an age level peer who does not have a disability.  The peer mentors work side-by-side with their partners, assisting them throughout the entire rehearsal process and on stage.  They are on stage with their partner in the same or complimentary costume throughout the entire show.
Among the many benefits is the special impact on the parents.  For the first time, many of them have experienced the joy of sitting in a audience and watching their children perform and succeed in ways they never thought possible.