Upcoming Performances

MARY POPPINS
November 18th – December 18th, 2022

Sponsored By: Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge

One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that "Anything can happen if you let it."

Rated G.

Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. Book by Julian Fellowes. New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by Anthony Drewe and George Stiles. Co-Created by Cameron Mackintosh. Based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film.

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ONCE ON THIS ISLAND

January 20th – February 5th, 2023

Sponsored by: Henrickson Nauta Wealth Advisor

Once On This Island is the sweeping, universal tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl in search of her place in the world, and ready to risk it all for love. Guided by the mighty island gods, Ti Moune sets out on a remarkable journey to reunite with the man who has captured her heart. The Broadway show garnered a combined 16 Tony nominations between the original production in 1990 and the 2017 revival which earned Best Revival of a Musical. 

Rated PG.

Book by Lynn Ahrens. Music by Stephen Flaherty. Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. Based on My Love, My Love by Rosa guy.

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Ten for All: Youth Semi-Finalist Staged Reading

January 30, 2023

YOUTH CATEGORY SEMI-FINALS: A cast of local actors will perform a public reading of the semifinal scripts on the Meijer Majestic stage on Monday, January 30th (Youth Categories). Three judges will score the plays, and Civic will announce the finalists on February 3rd.

*Tickets for this event are free but reservation is required

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Ten for All: Adult Semi-Finalist Staged Reading

January 31, 2023

ADULT CATEGORY SEMI-FINALS: A cast of local actors will perform a public reading of the semifinal scripts on the Meijer Majestic stage on Tuesday, January 31st (Adult Categories). Three judges will score the plays, and Civic will announce the finalists on February 3rd.

*Tickets for this event are free but reservation is required

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ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY

Get ready for a hilarious musical experience, ripped from the pages of Mo Willems' beloved, award-winning, best-selling children's books. Elephant and Piggie’s We Are In A Play will leave audiences doing the "Flippy Floppy Floory" dance all night long! An elephant named Gerald and a pig named Piggie are best, best, "bestus" friends, but Gerald worries that something could go wrong that would end their friendship. Piggie is not worried at all, because she and Gerald are invited to a party hosted by the Squirrelles, the hosts with the most who love to have a good time. And so begins a day when anything is possible in this imaginative musical romp that playfully explores the true meaning of friendship.

Presented by the Inaugural Cohort of Grand Rapids Civic Theatre's Young Artist Studio.

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PUFFS
OR: SEVEN INCREASINGLY EVENTFUL YEARS AT A CERTAIN SCHOOL OF MAGIC AND MAGIC
March 3rd – March 12th, 2023

POTTERphiles unite! This clever and inventive gives you a new look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of three potential heroes just trying to make it through a magic school that proves to be very dangerous for children. Alongside them are the Puffs, a group of well-meaning, loyal outsiders with a thing for badgers “who are so lovable and relatable, you’ll leave the theater wishing they were in the stories all along” (Hollywood Life). Their “hilariously heartfelt!” (Metro) and epic journey takes the classic story to new places and reimagines what a boy wizard hero can be.

Rated PG-13 for adult language and innuendo.

By Matt Cox.
Puffs is not authorized, sanctioned, licensed or endorsed by J.K Rowling, Warner Bros. or any person or company associated with the Harry Potter books, films or play.

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TEN FOR ALL
CIVIC THEATRE’S TEN-MINUTE PLAYWRITING FESTIVAL
March 17th – March 19th, 2023

Back for its third year, the Ten For All festival will once again present original 10-minute plays written by West Michigan playwrights. In 2021 and 2022, the inaugural festival received over 100 submissions for plays in several categories. These plays were anonymously read and scored, then adjudicated by local theatre experts and media and business leaders. The top plays in each category were performed live on stage at the Meijer Majestic Theatre, and audience members voted to give one playwright the coveted “Audience Choice” award. The festival will be bigger and better in 2023, and we’re excited to see what wonderful scripts our local talent can create for us to enjoy.

Rating pending based on submitted content.

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SOMETHING ROTTEN
April 28th - May 21st, 2023

Sponsored By: Warner Norcross & Judd

Welcome to the Renaissance and the outrageous, crowd-pleasing musical farce, Something Rotten. Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as "The Bard." When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz.

Rated PG-13 for adult language and content.

Book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell. Music and Lyrics by Karey Kirkpatrick, Wayne Kirkpatrick.

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