Past Seasons at the
Grand Rapids Civic Theatre


Shows from our 2012|13 Season

Sept 7 - 22, 2012 • Comedy

By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten

Best Friends Forever – Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina's Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other's lives. This production focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years. The Dixie Swim Club is the story of these five unforgettable women - a hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever.

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Oct 19 - 28, 2012
Children's Musical

Sponsor: The Jury Foundation

Children's Musical Book by Timothy Allen McDonald, Lyrics by Timothy Allen McDonald, Jonathan K. Waller; Music by David Weinstein, Jonathan K. Waller, Timothy Allen McDonald & Stephen Gabriel, based on the book FLAT STANLEY by Jeff Brown.

Careful what you wish for Stanley – Jeff Brown's amazing book comes to musical life on stage and proves that Stanley Lambchop's world is indeed flat.

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Nov 16 - Dec 16, 2012 • Musical

Production Sponsor: LogoHN

Music by Alan Menken, Book by Lynn Ahrens, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Book by Mike Ockren. Based on the story by Charles Dickens

A Holiday Tradition – The delightful Holiday Classic returns to the Civic's stage full of Cheer and Yuletide Blessings.

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Jan 18 - Feb 3, 2013 • Play

Production Sponsor: LogoHN3

Rebecca Gilman, based on the novel by Carson McCullers

A powerful drama about the human condition – Carson McCullers' stirring debut novel comes to life in modern playwright Rebecca Gilman's deft hands, Civic Theatre will produce the Michigan premiere.

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March 1 - 24, 2013 • Musical

Production Sponsor: LogoHN1

Book by Joseph Stein, Music by Jerry Bock, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick Based on Sholem Aleichem's stories by special permission of Arnold Perl

TRADITION... Tradition – Relive a glorious tradition of musical theatre. A spectacular story woven with music, dance, laughter, poignant to an electrifying experience.

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April 19 - May 4, 2013
Family Musical

Book & Lyrics by Gretchen Cryer; Music by Nancy Ford; Orchestrations by Dave Hab

A timeless, heart-warming story for all generations – Follow the misadventures of a wildly independent orphan with fiery red hair and a temper to match. L.M. Montgomery's cherished classic comes to life in a new musical by the award-winning TheatreworksUSA.

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May 31 - June 16, 2013

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Book by Heather Hach, Music & Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe & Nell Benjamin. Based on the movie Legally Blonde

Never judge a woman by her hair color – OMG You Guys! Hot off Broadway is Elle Woods' journey from the Mall to Harvard Law proving that being true to yourself never goes out of style.

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Summer Repertory Theatre

July 26 - Aug 4, 2013
Children's Play

By Max Bush. Based on the tale as told by the Brothers Grimm

New Theatrical Release written by West Michigan playwright; Max Bush – For generations, children have loved the enchanting story by the Brothers Grimm of the twelve beautiful princesses and the handsome young lad who solves the mystery of their tattered shoes.

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July 26 - Aug 4, 2013
Children's Musical

Music by Bret Simmons; Book & Lyrics by David Howard

"High School has never been so mental" – a new musical that's delightfully bright, laugh out loud funny, and is sure to have you singing and clapping along with all the classmates from Playa Sola High School, as they discover that sometimes the best way to figure out who you are is by... CHANGING MINDS!

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