Upcoming Performances

April 19 – May 5, 2024

Presenting Sponsor: Centennial Securities

Ken Ludwig’s clever adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder On The Orient Express boasts all the glamour, intrigue and suspense of her celebrated novel, with a healthy dose of humor. Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed eight times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, the passengers rely on detective Hercule Poirot to identify the murderer – in case they decide to strike again.

RATED: PG-13 for some adult themes and mild violence.

By Ken Ludwig

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Theatre Transforms: a unique fundraising event supporting Grand Rapids Civic Theatre and School of Theatre Arts.

April 30, 2024

After watching a brief program filled with entertainment and inspiration in our Meijer Majestic Theatre, guests will have the exclusive opportunity to get a backstage look at Civic Theatre and enjoy a self-lead tour through the theatre with the chance to see the behind-the-scenes magic that brings our productions and educational opportunities to life. Step into the heart of Civic Theatre and discover firsthand the creative processes that shape our performances and more!

Along the way you’ll meet talented artists, including our costume designer, lighting and sound designers, dedicated scenic team, and properties designer, as well as our passionate volunteer and education team. Engage with these individuals as they share their expertise and passion for their craft, providing unique insights into the inner workings of the theatre. Be inspired as you learn firsthand where your support goes and how it contributes to the arts and culture in our community!

Attire: Cocktail Attire, ’20s Theme Encouraged
We kindly request that all guests are 12+

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Hosted at Spectrum Theater at GRCC

Back for its 4th year, the Ten For All festival will once again present original world premiere 10-minute plays written by West Michigan playwrights. Plays are anonymously read and scored and the top Semi-Finalist scripts in each category are read live on stage. Those Semi-Finalists are then adjudicated by local theatre experts and media and business leaders and then one finalist in each category is named. The finalist plays are then fully produced, staged, and performed during the premiere event, and audience members vote to give one playwright the coveted “Audience Choice” Award.

Rating pending based on submitted content.

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June 7 – 30, 2024

Presenting Sponsor: Warner Norcross + Judd

Before she was hit-maker Carole King — she was Carole Klein, a spunky, young songwriter from Brooklyn with a unique voice. From the chart-topping hits she wrote for the biggest acts in music to her own life-changing, trailblazing success with Tapestry, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical takes you back to where it all began — and takes you on the ride of a lifetime. Featuring such unforgettable classics as “You’ve Got a Friend”, “One Fine Day”, “So Far Away”, “Take Good Care of My Baby”, “Up on the Roof”, “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling”, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”, and “Natural Woman”, this Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning musical phenomenon is filled with the songs you remember — and a story you’ll never forget.

RATED: PG-13 some adult themes and language.

Words and Music by Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Barry Mann, and Cynthia Weil; Book by Douglas McGrath; Music by Arrangement with Sony/ATV Music Publishing

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Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience

*See Below for Specific Performance Dates

Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience is a rock 'n roll parable with a significant message for today's audiences, based on the hit children's book by Mo Willems. Wilbur and all his fellow naked mole rats in the Tunnel have always been, well...naked. Wondering what other possibilities are out there, Wilbur discovers a love for clothing and style. When word of his new passion turns the Tunnel upside down, he proves to everyone that there's no need to be just like everyone else.

Written by: Mo Willems
Music by: Deborah Wicks La Puma
Based on the picture book: Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed by Mo Willems

RATED: G for family fun

Saturday 9/30: 11am and 2pm
Saturday 6/15: 2pm 
Saturday 6/22: 2pm

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