Finally, after fifteen years, we are thrilled to produce for the first time, works by four musical theatre icons: Stephen Schwartz, Andrew Lloyd Webber, William Finn, and Stephen Sondheim – all in one season!!


Other notable news:

As we work to continue removing barriers and improving access to live theatre in Kalamazoo, Farmers Alley Theatre has removed all online and in-person ticketing fees this season.


In June of 2024, the summer season will move to Festival Playhouse on the campus of Kalamazoo College.


Our popular Final Preview Membership and Student Membership options return this season!


Through June 1, when you purchase a Classic Membership you get 1 free ticket to the show of your choice. Purchase a Platinum Membership and get two free tickets to the show of your choice! 






Working The Musical (September/October)

 Behind every job, there is a person with a story to tell. 

This beloved musical celebrates the search for meaning, satisfaction, and the dignity of earning a living. With the addition of original stories by the people who live right here in our community, this production stitches together a quilt of voices that share what it means to be living and working in Kalamazoo. Combining the Broadway polish of the original show with the stories of our neighbors, this production is a wholly unique theatrical experience – and a love letter to our community.

Addy and Uno

The musical that inspires kids of all abilities to dream
and dream big! 

As Uno, a child with autism, faces the challenge of competing in his school's math competition, his friends with varying disabilities - ADHD, visual, hearing, and physical impairment - rally in support. Through puppets and soaring music, Addy & Uno is a heartfelt and hilarious journey celebrating hope, big dreams, and the beauty of differences. 



Every Brilliant Thing

This holiday season, celebrate the irrepressible resilience of the human spirit!

This one-character tour-de-force theatrical experience is as joyful as it is funny – an unforgettable theatrical experience that enlists you, the audience, to help tell a heartfelt story that uncovers the lengths we’ll go for someone we love and the capacity to find delight in the everyday.

Native Gardens

You can’t choose your neighbors.

Sharpen those garden shears! In this brilliant new comedy, cultures and gardens clash, turning well-intentioned neighbors into feuding enemies that spiral into an all-out border dispute, exposing two couples’ notions of race, class, privilege ... and taste.



Skeleton Crew

At work, it’s all about trust. And survival.

In 2008 Detroit, a small automotive factory is on the brink of foreclosure, and a tight knit family of workers hangs in the balance. With uncertainty everywhere, the line between blue collar and white collar becomes blurred, and this working family must reckon with their personal loyalties, their instincts for survival, and their ultimate hopes for humanity. 



Sondheim on Sondheim

His music. His story. His legacy.

In an intimate portrait of the famed songwriter in his own glorious words and music as well as through the use of exclusive interview footage, audiences will get an inside look at the personal life and artistic process of the Father of the Modern Musical, Stephen Sondheim.

In partnership with The International Gilmore Piano Festival

Spelling Bee

Winning (and losing) isn’t everything.

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime, while candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives. In this beloved musical, six spellers enter; one speller leaves a champion! (At least the losers get a goodbye song and a juice box.)

School of Rock


Farmers Alley Theatre closes its season by raising the roof off Festival Playhouse!!

Based on the hit movie, down on his luck, failed rocker Dewey Finn turns a class of awkward straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band – sensationally performed live by the production’s young actors every night.