Muskegon Civic Theatre
2019 – 2020 Season
Celebrating 35 years of theatre magic!
Thursday, Friday, Saturday Performances are at 7:30 PM.
Sunday Matinee times are at 3:00 PM
This season is made possible in part by a grant from the Raymond C. and Evelyn P. Alstrom Memorial Fund of the Community Foundation for Muskegon County.
Black Box Setting – Frauenthal Theater
Jan. 17 – 25, 2020
When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets
defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her
father’s hidden desires. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.
Feb. 14 – 29, 2020
Described by Edward Albee as “…the greatest American play ever written,” Our Town tells the universal story of small town America and asks us to consider what is important in life. This American classic celebrates the beauty of life as it is played out against a simplistic back drop of daily rituals. The citizens of Grover’s Corners eat breakfast, work in town, do household chores, garden, gossip, go to school, attend choir practice, and
admire the moonlight, providing us with a deeply moving glimpse into the concerns of all humankind.
April 30 – May 3, 2020
ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a
daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!
The 39 Steps
Sept. 13 – 28, 2019
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have this intriguing, thrilling, riotous and unmissable comedy. The 39 Steps hurtles an ordinary man and a spellbound blonde on an extraordinarily entertaining adventure. Will they save Britain from a den of devious spies? A cast of four actors plays over 150 characters in this fast-paced tale containing every single legendary scene from the award-winning movie.
Peter Pan, Jr.
October 12 & 13, 2019
The Penguin Project utilizes a “peer mentor” system, linking each young artist with a disability 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.
This year, our third, we present the Broadway classic, Peter Pan, Jr. This production is not a part of season ticket packages but can be added at the time of ordering!
A Christmas Carol
Nov. 15 – Dec. 1, 2019
The tale of Ebenezer Scrooge’s prophetic Christmas Eve is reborn.
From the pages of Dickens comes this scintillating musical adaptation of the Yuletide classic. A story of big hearts and small minds, family loyalty, remorse and second chances that continues to touch hearts and minds the world over. This universal story is ultimately one of family and conscience, of desperation and regret and second chances. Our beautifully diverse, and uniquely Muskegon, cast gives you the holiday gift of embracing its warmth and wisdom as never before, carried on the wings of a soaring theatrical score.
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