Farmers Alley Theatre

Katharine Nofs

It's the night before a company of Marines are shipped out to Vietnam, and they're celebrating their freedom in a particularly cruel fashion. The men spread out into the city to find unattractive, unsuspecting dates, in order to with a pool of money in what they call a "dogfight." But one marine will discover someone who changes his life.

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The 42-year career of songwriting team John Kander and Fred Ebb produced two huge musical theatre hits (Cabaret and Chicago), hundreds of songs, and twenty musicals. At Farmers Alley Theatre this month, a cast of five professional actor-singer-dancers perform a wide range of the duo's material in And The World Goes Rounda revue show.

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A musical based on a beloved children's book, The Secret Garden will open this week at Farmers Alley Theatre. 

Kathy Mulay directs a cast that includes her daughter, Denene Mulay Koch (Lily Craven), her son-in-law Jeremy Koch (Archibald Craven), and her grandson Jason Koch (Colin Craven). Cara Lieurance leads the three family members in a discussion about playing their roles in real life and on stage. 

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Friday is opening night for the musical Cabaret at Farmers Alley Theatre in Kalamazoo. It takes place in a seedy night club during pre-Nazi era Berlin. 

Old Wicked Songs, a two-character play by Jon Marans that delves into music and emotion, will be extended through May 18 at the Farmer's Alley Theatre

Cara Lieurance talks to director D. Terry Williams, actor Nich Mueller (Steven) and actor Keith Baker (Professor Mashkan) about the drama of the play and how it connects to the song cycle Dichterliebe, by Robert Schumann. 

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