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Kalamazoo House B&B
447 W. South Street
Kalamazoo, MI, 49007, USA
269-382-0880

Live Theater in Kalamazoo

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Southwest Michigan visitors discover what residents have long known:  that nothing beats Kalamazoo live theater productions.  We are blessed with 6 high-caliber theatre companies offering dramas, musicals, and comedies in auditorium and cabaret settings, and they are all just a comfortable walk or a short drive from the Kalamazoo House B&B.  Combine them with dozens of fine restaurants with innovative menus, and a perfect night of "dinner and a show" can be in your future nearly anytime.

Kalamazoo Theatres Present 2013-2014 Seasons

Below is a preview of all this season's schedules, along with links to the theatres for more information. Find your performance, and remember to book your room!

You might also want to check out TheatreKalamazoo---an updated calendar of performances. 

Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

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Just 1/2 block from the Kalamazoo House B&B, Kalamazoo's Civic Theatre presents a full schedule of quality community theatre.  Here's a look at the 2013/2014 season:

  • Les Misérables - September 27 - October 13
  • Nancy Drew: Girl Detective - October 18 - October 26
  • Songs from the Silver Screen - November 8 - November 16
  • Peter Pan - November 29 - December 15
  • Arsenic and Old Lace - January 10 - January 25
  • Into the Woods - January 24 - February 8
  • The Miracle Worker - February 14 - March 1
  • Good People - February 28 - March 15
  • Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat - March 14 - March 21
  • Boeing, Boeing - April 4 - April 19
  • Irena’s Vow - April 25 - April 27
  • Annie Get Your Gun - May 2 - May 18
  • The Magical Adventures of Merlin - May 9 - May 17

Farmers Alley Theatre

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Since Farmers Alley Theatre's founding in 2008, this ensemble-based performance company has generated a lot of buzz for the professional caliber of both popular and new works in an intimate setting.  Just a short walk from the Kalamazoo House B&B.  The 2013/14 season includes:

  • Ring of Fire - September 20th to October 12th
  • Collected Stories - November 1st to 17th
  • I Love a Piano- December 6th to 29th
  • Clybourne Park - February 7th to 23rd
  • Pinkalicious - March 2014
  • Old Wicked Songs - April 25th to May 11th
  • Cabaret - June 6th to 29th
  • [title of show] - July 18 - Aug 3  (yes, that's really the show's name)

New Vic Theatre

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For over 40 years, Kalamazoo's New Vic Theatre has provided a tradition of excellence in Southwest Michigan theatre in an intimate, cabaret-style environment. Just a nice stroll, or a short drive, from the Kalamazoo House B&B, the New Vic's 2013 season still includes:

  • By Request - now through September 21
  • Giving up the Ghosts - Oct/November
  • A Christmas Carol - November/December
  • At This Special Time - Dec 2-4
  • Josh White, Jr. - In Concert   Jan 31/Feb 1
  • Chapter Two -A comedy by Neil Simon - Feb 14 - Mar 15
  • Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea - Mar 28 - Apr 26
  • Company - a musical comedy by Sondheim - May 9 - June 14
  • Last of the Red Hot Lovers - June 27 - Aug 2

Fancy Pants Theatre

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The mission statement of Fancy Pants Theatre uses words like "imaginative" and "cutting edge" and "innovative", and they use their intimate downtown Kalamazoo setting to present original productions, classics and under-produced artistic successes.  Fun is another word, and they are just blocks from the Kalamazoo House B&B.  The rest of their current season includes:

  • Takeoff - Sept 13-28
  • Kiss of the Spider Woman - Oct. 25-Nov. 3
  • Rumplestilskin: The True Hero - Dec. 6-22
  • Triple ExMuss Holiday Show - Dec. 19-22
  • New Play Festival - Feb. 7-8

Miller Auditorium's Broadway Series

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Beautiful Miller Auditorium, on the campus of Western Michigan University, brings in national tours of Broadway shows and a long list of other touring events and shows.   A short drive from the Kalamazoo House B&B, Miller's 2013-2014 Broadway season includes:

  • The Addams Family -  October 22 & 23
  • Mama Mia!  -  December 10 & 11
  • Hello Dolly - January 8
  • Memphis - February 11 & 12
  • The Fantasticks - March 14
  • Million Dollar Quartet - March 18 & 19

WMU Theatre Department's University Theatre

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A regular winner of American College Theatre Festival awards, WMU’s Department of Theatre is widely recognized as one of the nation’s best undergraduate programs and this theater regularly challenges and delights audiences.  Located just a short drive from the Kalamazoo House B&B.  Here's a look at the 2013-2014 season:

  • Glengarry Glenn Ross - Sep. 26–Oct. 6
  • Noises Off - Oct. 10–20
  • Pride & Prejudice - Oct. 24– Nov 3
  • Ragtime - Nov. 14th–24th
  • Late Night Broadway, Dec. 5 –7
  • Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo - Feb. 6–16
  • 9 to 5 - March 13–23
  • The King Stag - April 3–13

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For updated information about these and many more events in Kalamazoo, visit the Discover Kalamazoo website.