ANNOUNCING OUR 2013|14 SEASON!
The Grand Rapids Civic Theatre is one of the fifth largest and oldest community theatres in the nation — a true jewel in the world of arts and culture. In 2013|14, this jewel will shine even brighter with an amazing season line-up.
SHERLOCK HOMES FINAL ADVENTURE
Sept 6-21, 2013
Adapted by Steven Dietz, based on the original 1899 play by William Gillette and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The world’s greatest detective is coming to the Civic Stage! Sherlock Holmes is on the case solving a crime, falling for the famous opera singer Irene Adler, and tangling with criminal mastermind Professor Moriarty, all with the help of his faithful companion, Doctor Watson.
October 18-27, 2013
Adapted by Eric Coble from the Newbery Award-winning book by Lois Lowry
“The Community” is a perfect place where pain and strife have been eliminated by the suppression of emotions. When Jonas is chosen to become the “Receiver of Memory,” he begins to question the so-called utopia in which he has been raised.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
November 15 - December 15, 2013
Music by Richard Rodgers; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse Suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp
The beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein family musical returns! A young woman who leaves a convent and becomes the governess to the Von Trapp family, falls in love with Captain Von Trapp and his family as the dawn of World War II approaches.
January 17 - February 2, 2014
Written by Bruce Norris
Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and the 2012 Tony Award for Best New Play.
“Vital, sharp-witted and ferociously smart.” Clybourne Park explodes in two outrageous acts set fifty years apart.
West Michigan Premiere.
February 28 - March 23, 2014
Book by Alan Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, Music By Claude-Michel Schönberg and Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
This multiple Tony Award winning musical phenomenon follows the story of former prisoner Jean Val Jean, who is on the run from police officer Javert, rescues Fantine’s daughter, Cosette, and sets out to begin a new life. Set post-French revolution, Les Misérables, is the story of love, loss, and the hope of a better tomorrow.
JUNIE B. JONES:
JINGLE BELLS & BATMAN SMELLS
April 18-27, 2014
Adapted by Allison Gregory
Based on the book series by Barbara Park
Celebrate the holidays all year long! First grader Junie B. Jones is having a tough Christmas - when she draws a name for Secret Santa it ends up being her enemy! Junie B. will steal your heart, and brighten your spirits in this laugh-out-loud production.
9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL
May 30 - June 15, 2014
Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton, Book by Patricia Resnick, based on the 20th Century Fox Picture
Based on the hit 1980’s movie, 9 to 5 follows the story of three female co-workers who have had it with their sexist, arrogant, lying boss and plot to take over the company. With music by Dolly Parton, the show is filled with hits such as "9 to 5," "Backwoods Barbie" and "Jolene."
Summer Repertory Theatre
DISNEY'S CAMP ROCK THE MUSICAL
July 25 - August 3, 2014
Book by Robert L. Freedman and Faye Greenberg
Songs by Adam Watts and Andy Dodd and Kara DioGuardi and Mitch Allen and Matthew Gerrard and Robbie Nevil and Dapo Torimiro and Lyrica Anderson and Antonina Armato and Tim James and Thomas Sturges and Toby Gad and Kovasciar Myvette and Aaron Dudley and Steve Rushton and Jamie Houston and Adam Anders and Nikki Hassman and Peer Astrom
When Mitchie Torres returns to Camp Rock, he discovers that Camp Star has opened just on the other side of the lake, threatening Camp Rock. Mitchie and friends must step up their game to save the camp.
THE LION, THE WITCH & THE WARDROBE
July 25 - August 3, 2014
From the book by C.S. Lewis, dramatized by le Clanché du Rand
When the Pevensie children discover the magical land of Narnia through an old wardrobe, they set out to free the land from an icy curse with the help of mysterious lion named Aslan.