from the book by Studs Terkel
adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso
localized format conceived by Daniel C. Levine for ACT of CT
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 in Kalamazoo.
CONCEPT AND BOOK
Dr. Nava R. Silton
MUSIC AND LYRICS
ADDY & UNO was originally produced Off Broadway by
Tom and Michael D’Angora
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.
Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe
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.
By Karen Zacarías
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.
By Dominique Morisseau
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.
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Conceived and directed on Broadway by James Lapine
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.
Music & Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
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.)
Based on the Paramount movie by Mike White
Book by Julian Fellowes
Lyrics by Glenn Slater
New Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
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.