2023-2024

Working: A Musical

Sep 21, 2023
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Oct 8, 2023

About The Show

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.

Addy & Uno

Oct 28, 2023
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Nov 5, 2023

About The Show

CONCEPT AND BOOK

Dr. Nava R. Silton

MUSIC AND LYRICS

Bonnie Gleicher

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.

Run Time

50 minutes, no intermission.

Every Brilliant Thing

Nov 30, 2023
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Dec 17, 2023

About The Show

WRITTEN BY

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.

Run Time

70 minutes, no intermission.

Native Gardens

Jan 25, 2024
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Feb 11, 2024

About The Show

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.

Run Time

90 minutes, no intermission.

Skeleton Crew

Mar 7, 2024
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Mar 17, 2024

About The Show

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.

Sondheim on Sondheim

Apr 25, 2024
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May 12, 2024

About The Show

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.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Jun 12, 2024
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Jun 23, 2024

About The Show

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.)

School of Rock

Jul 17, 2024
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Jul 28, 2024

About The Show

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.