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Festival Playhouse 55th Season Tackles Assumption, Confusion

Festival Playhouse 55th Season cMUMMA THTR. Intimate Apparel 0251 The Kalamazoo College Festival Playhouse 55th season features the theme of Assumption and Confusion, highlighting the gap between what seems to happen and what really happens. The fall production, “It Can’t Happen Here,” Nov. 1-4 will be a Michigan premiere. […]

Festival Playhouse Stages ‘Intimate Apparel’

Intimate Apparel The Kalamazoo College Festival Playhouse will present its final production of the academic year, “Intimate Apparel,” May 17-20 at the Nelda K. Balch Playhouse, 129 Thompson St. The play – which addresses race, love and dreams – is set in […]

Theatre Arts Professor Menta Receives Lux Esto Award

Lux Esto Award Winner Ed Menta Ed Menta, the James A.B. Stone College Professor of Theatre Arts, is this year’s recipient of the Lux Esto Award of Excellence, which honors an employee who has served Kalamazoo College for 26 or more years for a superlative record […]

Senior Performance Series Starts Thursday

Senior Performance Series Kalamazoo College students are continuing a tradition of directing and performing in their own theater productions through the Festival Playhouse’s Senior Performance Series. This year’s shows include: • “Too Close to the Tracks,” written and directed by Sam Meyers ’18; […]

‘Fun Home’ Invited to Kennedy Center Festival

Fun Home at Kennedy Center Festival cMUMMA 2017 2 The Festival Playhouse of Kalamazoo College production of the Tony award-winning musical “Fun Home” will be presented at the Region III Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) in Indianapolis in January, preceded by an encore performance at the College’s […]

Festival Playhouse Stages ‘Fun Home’

Fun Home actors rehearse ahead of premiere “Fun Home,” a Tony Award-winning musical adapted for the stage by Kalamazoo College alumna Lisa Kron ’83 and Jeanine Tesori from a best-selling graphic memoir of the same name, will be the Festival Playhouse’s first production of its 54th season. […]

Students Welcome to Audition for ‘Fun Home’

Senior Performance Series Students are welcome to try out for “Fun Home,” a Tony-award winning musical that will be the first Festival Playhouse production of the year. Auditions are scheduled for 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, and Wednesday, Sept. 13. Callbacks […]

Festival Playhouse to Present ‘In the Heights’

K Festival Playhouse Presents 'In the Heights' The Festival Playhouse of Kalamazoo College will present “In the Heights,” its final production of the academic year, from May 11-14 at the Nelda K. Balch Playhouse, 129 Thompson St., in Kalamazoo. The musical, written by “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, […]