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Teriah Nicole Artistry

Most musicals get their tryouts far from Broadway. Their creators seek input and advice of peers, mentors, and workshop opportunities to solidify the makings of a hit.  In Kalamazoo, Farmers Alley Theatre is formalizing those opportunities with a new initiative called the Creator's Studio. Its first production, premiering online Mar 26-28, was written by Kalamazoo native Joriah Kwamé, who composed the music and wrote the lyrics and dialogue to his new musical Sophia, Our Beloved.  Kwamé, a performer and recording artist whose songs have received millions of Youtube views, and Farmers Alley artistic director Jeremy Koch, spoke with Cara Lieurance about the new work.


Jan Woldemar, via Flickr. Public Domain licence.

Monday through Sunday, February 8 - 14, Farmers Alley Theatre will offer Seven Nights of Valentine’s Serenades - love songs recorded by seven appealing actor/singers who've starred in past productions. They include Dwight Trice (The Producers), Ryan Vasquez (Next to Normal), and Kevin Toniazzo-Naughton (Camelot), among others.

Brian Walters / Farmers Alley Theatre

Rob Weiner and Jeremy Koch, two of the four founders of Farmers Alley Theatre (along with Adam Weiner and Denene Mulay Koch) join Cara Lieurance to celebrate the variety of performers, technicians, musicians, writers, director and editors who pulled together to present Home For the Holidays with Farmers Alley Theatre and Friends. It's available now through Dec 24. 

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Longtime fans and patrons of Farmers Alley Theatre picked their favorite scenes and songs from the past 12 seasons at Farmers Alley Theatre for By Request, streaming now through Nov 29 on Broadway On Demand. Cara Lieurance talked to founders Rob Weiner and Jeremy Koch about some of the highlights.

Review: The Conviction Of Lady Lorraine

Nov 1, 2020
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The latest production at Farmers Alley Theatre in Kalamazoo - "The Conviction of Lady Lorraine" - is being streamed online. WMUK’s Gordon Bolar has this review.


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