2021-22 Season

Songs for a New World

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!






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:


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.

221 Farmers Alley



Directed by Jerry Dixon**

Music Direction by Cole P. Abod


Jos N. Banks*

Cara Palombo

Nattalyee Randall*

Matthew Stoke



DIGITAL PROGRAM: Songs for A New World

Oct 24, 2021

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RevueWM.com REVIEW: Songs for a New World

Oct 18, 2021 / Revue West Michigan

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VIDEO: WWMT segment on Songs for A New World

Oct 8, 2021 / WWMT

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Oct 5, 2021 / WKZO

Deputy Director Rob Weiner speaks with WKZO's Ken Lanphear about SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, its themes, our COVID-19 Safety plan and more.


VIDEO: How to attend a show

Oct 4, 2021

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Sep 30, 2021

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VIDEO: SFANW 30 second spot

Sep 29, 2021

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WMUK Interview: Songs for a New World

Sep 29, 2021 / WMUK

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VIDEO: WOOD TV 8 visits rehearsal

Sep 28, 2021 / WOOD TV

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MLIVE Article: Jerry Dixon & Songs for a New World

Sep 13, 2021 / Mlive

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SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD opens Oct. 8th

Sep 9, 2021

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SFANW: Tix on sale now!

Sep 7, 2021

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