Writer and theater critic Gordon Bolar (and a former general manager of WMUK) finds much to be hopeful and excited about in the rich world of West Michigan live theater. In a conversation with Cara Lieurance about the 2018-19 season, Bolar says we live an unusually supportive theater community that offers opportunities to participate at all age levels. Here are the productions he picked as his most-anticipated shows of the fall.
Kalamazoo Civic: Sept. 21, Hello Dolly! Oct. 5; Love Loss and What I Wore; Nov. 23, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Farmers Alley Theatre: Sept. 28, Beyond the Rainbow, The Judy Garland Musical; Nov. 2, A Doll’s House Part Two
Western Michigan University Theater: Sept. 21, Almost, Maine; Oct. 5, Shakespeare in Love; Oct. 26, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
What A Do Theatre Oct. 12, True West by Sam Shepard
Miller Auditorium Nov. 9, Monty Python’s Spamalot