by Jason Robert Brown

 

 

Farmers Alley Theatre will kick off its season in October with Jason Robert Brown’s emotive song cycle, SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD – running October 8-24, directed by Broadway star and Kalamazoo native, Jerry Dixon (Once on this Island, Tick, Tick, Boom!).  This powerful musical features a multi-cultural cast as they take you on a journey from the deck of a Spanish sailing ship to 30 stories high above Manhattan and all the way to the Stars and the Moon.  Paired with artistic vision of Jerry Dixon, these songs by the composer of Parade & The Bridges of Madison County reflect this new post-pandemic world in the best way possible – with hope, compassion, heart and joy!

 

 

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Farmers Alley Theatre is excited to welcome artists, staff, and audiences back to West Michigan’s only year-round professional equity theatre.

We are committed to providing an unforgettable experience for all guests, staff and artists in a safe and healthy environment. To ensure the highest standards of cleanliness and safety, we have developed a COVID-19 Safety Plan, which follows the most current guidelines of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Michigan State Department of Health and Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) related to COVID-19.

Please note that all guidelines and policies are subject to change in accordance with government mandates and recommendations.

Below are some of the basic safety measures we will be implementing:

Vaccinations

We require all those entering the theatre provide proof of vaccination at the door. Proof of vaccination can be your actual card, a photo of your card, or proof provided by a foreign government.

If you are unable to receive the vaccine for a medical reason, we understand your disappointment, but at this time, we feel this is the best policy to keep or audiences and everyone who walks thru the Farmers Alley doors as safe as possible.

Mask Policy

Due to the recent change in CDC guidelines, we require that guests wear their masks when inside Farmers Alley Theatre.  You may lower your mask while taking a drink. Staff members will remain masked at all times. Artists will be permitted to remove their masks on stage during the performance.

Complimentary masks will be made available at the door as needed.

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written by Joe Kinosian & Kellen Blair

HELD OVER! 

ADDED SHOWS DEC. 17, 18 & 19

 

One of Farmers Alley Theatre’s most popular productions is returning with a festive twist as we present MURDER FOR TWO: HOLIDAY EDITION, November 19th  -December 12th Brandon Lambert stars as Detective Marcus Moscowicz and reprising his role form the 2016 Gilmore Piano Festival is Joe Kinosian as all 10 guests / suspects at the surprise birthday party of Great American Novelist Arthur Whitney who has just been killed….fatally. Under the directing supervision of Kathy Mulay and written by Kinosian and Kellen Blair, this hilarious whodunit is the perfect blend of music, mayhem, murder and mistletoe!  Don’t miss the return of this killer musical comedy – with a holiday twist!

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Farmers Alley Theatre is excited to welcome artists, staff, and audiences back to West Michigan’s only year-round professional equity theatre.

We are committed to providing an unforgettable experience for all guests, staff and artists in a safe and healthy environment. To ensure the highest standards of cleanliness and safety, we have developed a COVID-19 Safety Plan, which follows the most current guidelines of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Michigan State Department of Health and Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) related to COVID-19.

Please note that all guidelines and policies are subject to change in accordance with government mandates and recommendations.

Below are some of the basic safety measures we will be implementing:

Vaccinations

We require all those entering the theatre provide proof of vaccination at the door. Proof of vaccination can be your actual card, a photo of your card, or proof provided by a foreign government.

If you are unable to receive the vaccine for a medical reason, we understand your disappointment, but at this time, we feel this is the best policy to keep or audiences and everyone who walks thru the Farmers Alley doors as safe as possible.

Mask Policy

Due to the recent change in CDC guidelines, we require that guests wear their masks when inside Farmers Alley Theatre.  You may lower your mask while taking a drink. Staff members will remain masked at all times. Artists will be permitted to remove their masks on stage during the performance.

Complimentary masks will be made available at the door as needed.

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Lee & Friends - Starring David Maiocco as Liberace

Lee & Friends

Starring David Maiocco as Liberace

One Weekend Only!

Jan, 14, 15, & 16

 

Tickets $45

Featuring special guests Jeremy Koch, Sandra Bremer and Miranda Vandenberg.

Farmers Alley Theatre is excited to welcome the star of our acclaimed production of Liberace! back to Kalamazoo, as David Maiocco makes his triumphant return as Liberace with the Spotlight Series Event, Lee & Friends.  

David will charm you with his incredible piano skills PLUS a bevy of funny Liberace anecdotes that are sure to make you smile and warm your heart. So dust off your glitzy and glamorous couture and join us for this special event in January of 2022.

2022-01-14T12:00:00 - 2022-01-16T12:00:00
Fri & Sat at 730pm / Sun at 2pm
On Sale
Off
Box Office Only
Off

The Lifespan of a Fact

written by Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell and Gordon Farrell

 

 

2022 brings the premiere of one of Broadway’s hottest new plays to Farmers Alley Theatre, THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT, written by Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell and Gordon Farrell, and directed by D. Terry Williams.  Jim Fingal is a fresh-out-of-Harvard fact checker for a prominent but sinking New York magazine. John D’Agata is a talented writer with a transcendent essay about the suicide of a teenage boy—an essay that could save the magazine from collapse. When Jim is assigned to fact check D’Agata’s essay, the two come head to head in a comedic yet gripping battle over facts versus truth.  With timely themes about truth and media – this topical comedy runs February 17th thru 27th.

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS ON SALE NOW - BUY YOUR SEASON PASS NOW!

2022-02-17T12:00:00 - 2022-02-27T12:00:00

Unfortunately due to health and safety protocols our opening weekend of THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT is cancelled. We are contacting all ticketholders to exchange seats to a future performance within the run - now extended thru Feb. 27th.

Thu / Fri / Sat 730pm Sun 2pm
On Sale
Off
Box Office Only
Off

The Revolutionists

written by Lauren Gunderson

Four beautiful, badass women lose their heads in THE REVOLUTIONISTS by Lauren Gunderson, running March 18th thru April 3rd.   In this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, and try to beat back the extremist insanity in 1793 Paris. Under the direction of Dee Dee Batteast, this grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world. It’s a true story. Or total fiction. Or a play about a play. Or a raucous resurrection…that ends in a song and a scaffold. 

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

2022-03-18T12:00:00 - 2022-04-03T12:00:00
Thu / Fri / Sat 730pm Sun 2pm
On Sale
Off
Box Office Only
Off

by Lanie Robertson

Farmers Alley Theatre is honored to once again partner with the Gilmore Piano Festival for a moving production about the last days of Billie Holiday – LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL, running concurrently with the festival April 29th thru May 15thThe time is 1959. The place is a seedy bar in Philadelphia. The audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday’s last performances, given four months before her death. More than a dozen musical numbers are interlaced with salty, often humorous reminiscences to project a riveting portrait of the lady and her music. Directed by Malkia Stampley, Music Direction by Abdul Hamid Royal and starring Alexis J Roston as Billie Holiday.

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS ON SALE NOW 

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15

Music, Book & Story by Steve Martin

Music, Lyrics & Story by Edie Brickell

Farmers Alley Theatre is proud to bring back to our schedule the sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ‘40s, BRIGHT STARrunning June 16th thru July 3rdWhen literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past—and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives.  With lively bluegrass and folk score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, and to be directed by Kathy Mulay, this uplifting theatrical journey holds you tightly in its grasp and is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful. 

 

Jun
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Jul
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Join Sandy Bremer as she reminisces about her theatrical career from growing up and treading the boards of local stages in Kalamazoo… to national tours and regional theatres. She’ll share hysterical theatrical stories from some of the roles she’d played including mishaps in front of the audience and shenanigans behind the scenes! Featuring show-stopping songs from FUNNY GIRL, SWEET CHARITY, CATS, PAJAMA GAME, GUYS AND DOLLS, GREASE, LITTLE ME, SOUTH PACIFIC, and GYPSY!

An event not to be missed! July 29th & 30th at FARMERS ALLEY THEATRE.

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