Backyard Broadway

Farmers Alley Theatre is bringing the show to your home this Summer with BACKYARD BROADWAY – a 40-minute musical revue starring Artistic Director Jeremy Koch.

We are all missing the magic of seeing and hearing a live performance IN PERSON, so since indoor events are not possible right now, let us bring BROADWAY to you!  BACKYARD BROADWAY is a fabulously entertaining musical revue of Broadway Hits past and present from shows like Wicked, Dear Evan Hansen, Jersey Boys and more, presented in a special private performance for you and up to 10 friends right at your home!  We have proper sound equipment and also can receive online payments so we can provide these services to you, while maintaining proper social distance at all times!

Reserving a performance is as easy sending an interest email to us at [email protected].  Then our staff will contact you to schedule a day/time for your performance, do a brief consultation in person to make sure that your home and its surroundings are viable, and we’ll bring the show to you like a travelling troupe of artists. 

WHAT: Backyard Broadway, a 40-minute revue starring Jeremy Koch
WHERE: Your own backyard!
WHO: You and up to 10 friends.
WHEN: This Summer – We are taking reservations now!
HOW MUCH: $250 per performance


Interested? Email us at [email protected] to book your performance today.  A Farmers Alley Theatre representative will be in touch within 24 hours to discuss scheduling.

2020-08-06T12:00:00 - 2020-09-30T12:00:00
On Sale
Box Office Only

written & performed by Dwandra Nickole Lampkin

An original one-woman teleplay written and performed by Dwandra Nickole Lampkin

Set in Memphis, TN near the Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated—a writer (Lampkin) has a brief but powerful encounter with a homeless woman, Lady Lorraine. She finds herself transformed by Lady Lorraine’s more than 20-year quest to right a social wrong.  One year later, the writer returns to Memphis, hoping that Lady Lorraine will share her full story of conviction. But the writer quickly finds herself asking new questions about many things, and finding that Lady Lorraine is not the only one on a quest for recognition. 

Dwandra Nickole Lampkin serves as Associate Professor of Theatre at Western Michigan University and has been one of Farmers Alley Theatre’s most prolific actors with roles in shows like Doubt, a parable, The Christians, and Clybourne Park.  Directed by Dee Dee Batteast and Thomas Murray of Waltzing Mechanics.


Tickets on sale on Oct. 12th.


A Virtual Fundraiser

Chosen by you, our fans!  BY REQUEST is a virtual fundraiser featuring Farmers Alley talent (both local and from Broadway) performing songs and scenes from our theatre’s prolific history.  Utilizing remastered archival videos along with brand new performances, we’ll be touching on some of our greatest hits like Million Dollar Quartet, Cabaret, Fun Home and others! 

Featuring performances by Teri Bibb, David Maiocco, Michelle Duffy, Scott Moreau, Jeremy and Denene Mulay Koch, Whitney Weiner, Harrison Bryan, Aral Gribble, Este’Fan Kizer and many more!

Tickets on sale on Oct. 12th.  Three different digital ticket packages!


If you are a Premium Admission purchaser, you will be receiving a Farmers Alley Theatre swag bag filled with goodies and merch PLUS a personalized video message from one of our performers on the 19th.
If you are a Platinum Admission purchaser, you will be receiving a bottle of champagne, a Farmers Alley Theatre swag bag and a Zoom call / Meet and Greet with one our professional performers like NAT ZEGREE.  We will contact you personally via email or phone to setup your Zoom Call.

Featuring a myriad of artists from across the West Michigan area

This Holiday season is to be unlike any other, and Farmers Alley Theatre wants to bring all the comforts of a normal holiday to you and yours.  Featuring singers, musicians and other media, Home for the Holidays brings all the classic songs of the season to you, as well as some new offerings that will influence some of our newer traditions.  Grab some cocoa, snuggle by the fireplace and enjoy the spirit of the season with a collection of artists from West Michigan that are sure to put you in the holiday mood.


Just $14.99 - Seven Performances for the price of one!


Seven Nights of Valentine’s Serenades is a special presentation where on each of the seven nights leading up to Valentine’s Day, you will receive a special video of a love song - delivered right to your email address.  Artistic Director Jeremy Koch has put together an amazing lineup of singers, all of them outstanding performers and Farmers Alley Theatre alumni.

Experience seven consecutive nights of your favorite Farmers Alley men serenading you daily with music – from the classic musical theatre canon to the Great American Songbook to modern love songs, you won’t want to miss this unique virtual concert experience February 8th through 14th. 

Take a look at this lineup: Ryan Vasquez (Broadway’s Hamilton, Next to Normal), Dwight Trice (The Producers), Alex Prakken (National Tour Newsies, Next to Normal), Kevin Toniazzo-Naughton (Camelot), Tony Perry (Parade), DJ Bucciarelli (Carole’s Kings, It Shoulda Been You), and, of course, Jeremy Koch (The Secret Garden, Bridges of Madison County). 


If you want to purchase multiple tickets for multiple people, please do so individually with each person's different email address.


Farmers Alley Theatre wants to thank its sponsors for this event: Bold Restaurant, Cherri's Chocol'art, Honore Salon, and Wedel's Nursery.




Are you living the life you’ve always dreamed of? We are set and ready to develop a brand new musical written by the incredible Joriah Kwamé! This is the inaugural event of the Farmers Alley Theatre Creators Studio where we look to find, cultivate and develop new works. Joriah is an award winning composer who attended Loy Norrix High and WMU! Using a fast paced, exhilarating plot, and an eclectic contemporary score, SOPHIA, OUR BELOVED explores themes of morality, identity, family and love, and dares Leigh to try to end up with everything she’s hoped for.

Tickets are FREE and will be available beginning on March 12th.

SOPHIA, OUR BELOVED runs online on Friday and Saturday March 26th & 27th at 8pm and Sunday March 28th at 2pm and is sponsored by Jeff K. Ross Financial Services and The Kalamazoo Promise.