Oct 07 Friday
Directed by Mildred Ruiz-Sapp
Shakespeare's last play is considered by some to be his best work of theater, combining elements of mystery, romance, intrigue, broad comedy, magic, music, and dancing! A usurped duke named Prospero and his now adolescent daughter have made an almost-abandoned island their home, along with a fairy named Ariel and a half-human slave, Caliban. Prospero uses magic to conjure a storm to bring his usurping brother and his cohorts to the island, with magical and fantastic results! This play contains some of Shakespeare's best characters and most beautiful poetry, artfully condensed into a faithful one-act adaptation.
Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical ANASTASIA is on a journey to Kalamazoo at last!
From the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.
ANASTASIA features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally, a lush new score by Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics) based on original direction by Tony Award® winner Darko Tresnjak with choreography by Peggy Hickey and tour direction by Sarah Hartmann.
Runtime approximately 2 hours and 25 minutes, including intermission Recommended for audiences ages 7 and up
Oct 08 Saturday
Pears Mill, an 1857 water-powered mill in Buchanan, Michigan’s downtown National Register Historic District, is open 9am to 1 pm each Saturday this summer. The mill is adjacent to the Buchanan Farmers’ Market, which is in operation during the same hours. There is no charge.
CraneFest XXVII 2022 with the Kiwanis Club of Battle Creek on October 8 & 9, 2022 from noon until dusk.
Come early to take advantage of the Artists showing quality works featuring outdoor themes and Venders and other outdoor minded groups offering an array of thought, wares and tastes intended to enhance your afternoon experience.
Experience live animal exhibits, participate in Youth Activities and roam the color-coded trails in search of seasonal birds and wildlife.
As dusk approaches, be in the viewing areas on the lake shore and witness thousands of migrating Sandhill Cranes gather then touch down into Big Marsh Lake.
The Kiwanis Club of Battle Creek invites you to come with us and enjoy a day outdoors. We have a pavilion and restrooms but come prepared for the changing Michigan weather.
Being the Youth Area's annual fundraiser, from our viewing public, we appreciate $7.00 for your weekend car parking (buses $1 per person).
See you at the Kiwanis Youth Conservation Area, 22300 15 Mile Rd., Bellevue, MI 49021.
Join us at the Parish Theatre from October 7 to October 16 for our Senior Class Reader’s Theatre musical revue of Stephen Sondheim’s greatest songs.
Synopsis: Senior Class Reader's Theatre will honor the late musical genius, Stephen Sondheim, with Side by Side by Sondheim.
This award-winning revue of his earlier work, some of the most lush, unforgettable songs from his musical theatre master are presented in one magical evening. Featuring music from "Company," "Follies," "A Little Night Music," "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," "Anyone Can Whistle," and "Pacific Overtures." Not to mention the classics written with musical theatre giants, Leonard Bernstein, Jule Styne, and Richard Rodgers, this dazzling array of some of Sondheim's best-known songs are a lasting tribute to his masterful craft and astounding creativity.
To purchase tickets, visit KazooCivic.com or call our box office at 269-343-1313.
Performances: October 7 – October 16, 2022
ASL interpreted and Audio described performance – Saturday, October 15 at 7:30pm
Senior Class Reader's Theatre productions consist of actors, aged 50 and up, who perform learned, but not memorized lines.
Book by: Joe TraczMusic & Lyrics by: Rob RokickiAdapted from the book The Lightning Thief by: Rick Riordan
As the half-blood son of a Greek god, Percy Jackson has newly discovered powers he can’t control, a destiny he doesn’t want, and a mythology textbook’s worth of monsters on his trail. When Zeus’s master lightning bolt is stolen and Percy becomes the prime suspect, he has to find and return the bolt to prove his innocence and prevent a war between the gods. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the thief. He must travel to the Underworld and back; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and come to terms with the father who abandoned him. Adapted from the best-selling book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan and featuring a thrilling original rock score, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is an action-packed mythical adventure.
Stop the presses! The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre's production of Disney’s “Newsies” runs from September 16 to October 2, 2022 at the Civic Auditorium.
To purchase tickets and for more information, visit KazooCivic.com or call our box office at 269-343-1313.
Performances: September 16 – October 2, 2022 (Friday to Sunday)
ASL interpreted, Audio described, and Sensory friendly performance: Saturday, September 24, 7:30pm
Show Synopsis: Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged newsies, who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys' expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what's right.
Newsies is inspired by the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week-long action against Pulitzer, Hearst and other powerful newspaper publishers.
Rating: Recommended for Family Audiences
Oct 09 Sunday