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Time to Reprise

Gail Griffin in a 1986 Festival Playhouse production It’s been 50 years of great theatre at Festival Playhouse of Kalamazoo College. What have been the highlights? And who should choose? Let’s start with the people who have acted and directed many of that half century of productions. They […]

Festival Playhouse Golden Anniversary Features A DREAM PLAY

Cover Art for A Dream Play book Theatergoers should not miss Festival Playhouse of Kalamazoo College’s production of August Strindberg’s masterpiece of early expressionism, A Dream Play. The opening night performance includes a pre-show ceremony to inaugurate the grand re-opening of the Nelda K. Balch Playhouse. Dates […]

Award-winning Performance Artist Returns for THE DOG AND PONY SHOW

Holly Hughes in a chair She’s back. And back again! Playwright and performance artist (and alumna…Class of 1977!) Holly Hughes presents The Dog and Pony Show, a hilarious one-person show about lesbians and their dogs. The performance takes place at 8 PM on Saturday, September […]

Summer in the Zoo

Hoben Hall at Kalamazoo College on a sunny day What do students do at Kalamazoo College during the summer? They are certainly here—some 200 or so. Students from around the world enjoy these hot months on campus. They work as interns, they continue work-study jobs, they spruce up the […]

Golden Opening

Two students rehearsing for Into the Woods Kalamazoo College opens the 50th anniversary season of its celebrated Festival Playhouse theatre arts program, with Into the Woods, the groundbreaking musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, May 16-19. Performances occur in the Nelda K. Balch Playhouse on Thursday […]

Improv Festival in Downtown Kalamazoo

Professor of Theatre Arts Ed Menta, who also directs Festival Playhouse of Kalamazoo College, gives a shout-out to the 5th Annual Kalamazoo Improv Festival. Festival activities take place on May 10 and 11. Friday, May 10, features four shows (6PM, […]

Kalamazoo College Raises Curtain on 50th Anniversary of Festival Playhouse

Vintage capture of K Professors rehersing a play   Kalamazoo College lifts the curtain early for the 50th anniversary season of its celebrated Festival Playhouse theatre arts program. Although the anniversary takes place during the 2013-14 academic year, the celebration begins May 16-19 with the staging of Into […]

Carpet Diem

two people holding a trophy David Landskroener ’14 is a self-described “movie junkie.” So when he won two coveted tickets to sit on bleachers alongside the famed red carpet at this year’s Oscar extravaganza in Los Angeles…well, it was a Hollywood ending. “It was cool […]

Into the Next Fable

Festival Playhouse of Kalamazoo College continues its season of “Fables and Fairy Tales” with the Southwest Michigan premier of Sarah Ruhl’s award-winning comedy In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play). The play opens Thursday, February 28, in the Nelda […]