Upcoming Performances


April 14 - April 15, 2023

*Every performance will feature A Golden Trip to Neverland, Little Women, and Shrek Jr. 

One Act Plays
A Golden Trip to Neverland
By Hayley Cotton
Grades 2-5

A Golden Trip to Neverland combines the classic tales of Peter Pan and The Frog Prince for an adventure unlike any other!

Little Women
By Gary Peterson
Grades 6-12

This trimmed version of the classic Little Women features all your favorite characters as they balance the dynamics of sibling relationships, a father away at war, and new friends and neighbors.

One Act Musical
Shrek Jr.
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book and Lyrics byDavid Lindsay-Abaire
Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig
Grades 2-12

Students will perform a 60 minute adaptation of the Broadway production of Shrek on Civic Theatre’s MainStage production for a paying audience! Join the ogre, Shrek, on his journey to save Princess Fiona and find acceptance in his skin with a band of silly fairytale characters!

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

May 9, 2023

Theatre Transforms is an evening celebrating the work Civic is doing both on and off stage. Come and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and libations, mingle with other guests, and hear from our Executive and Artistic Directors on how your support helps Civic Theatre continue its mission to entertain, educate, and engage their community through the Theatre Arts.

We will end our evening by enjoying a private performance of Something Rotten on Civic’s mainstage!

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May 13, 2023

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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Tickets are non-refundable and no credits can be issued for unused tickets.

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