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'The Civic In Song', Celebrating 90 Years, Opens This Week

The view from the Civic Theatre's stage
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK
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The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre's Senior Class Reader's Theatre is brimming with experience and talent, says artistic director Tony Humrichouser. Twenty-one players and a band of three musicians will perform The Civic in Song: 1929-2018 this weekend at the Civic mainstage. A musical revue created by director Art Nemitz, advisor Stephen Wallem and music director Doug Gaertner, it combines fresh and classic showtunes in surprising ways -- one highlight being a patter song naming the titles of all 140 musicals the Civic has staged. Cara Lieurance talked to Humrichouser, Nemitz, and actress Tammy Bailey about the work that's gone into the production.

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Cara Lieurance covers local music with live morning interviews, and produces WMUK's Let's Hear It weekday mornings at 10 am Mon-Fri, showcasing local interviews and performances. She also produces The Pure Drop, an hour of Celtic music, with musician Dave Marlatt.
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