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2011 Season


Children of Eden - June 17 - August 12 - DeWitt Theatre

by Stephen Schwartz and John Caird

From Stephen Schwartz (Godspell and Wicked) and John Caird (Les Misrables) comes a joyous musical about parents and children…not to mention centuries of unresolved family business!  Freely based on the story of Genesis, Children of Eden is a frank, heartfelt and often humorous musical... [more]




Taking Steps - June 24 - July - DeWit Theatre

by Alan Ayckbourn

One of Britain’s best playwrights introduces us to characters we meet with delighted recognition. In the frothy style of Alan Ayckbourn, Taking Steps is a wild ride in mistaken identity, misunderstandings and dysfunctional relationships in this ridiculously hilarious farce spanning just one night... [more]

 

 



Return to the Forbidden Planet - July 8 - August 11 - DeWitt Theatre

by Bob Carlton

Fasten your seat belts, return your tray tables to the upright position and prepare to blast off for rock and roll!  Come aboard the starship Albatross on a routine scientific survey flight.  But wait!  We are hit by an asteroid storm, the science officer disappears, and our ship is being drawn into the planet D’Illyria by the evil force of Doctor Prospero... [more]

 

 

I Remember Mama - July 22 - August 13 - DeWitt Theatre

by John Van Druten
based on the book Mama’s Bank Account by Kathryn Forbes

One of the best-loved stories ever told of immigrants in America, this timeless play, based on the book Mama’s Bank Account by Kathryn Forbes, became not only a hit play, but a successful radio and TV show and movie.  The oldest daughter in this family of tight-knit Norwegian immigrants in San Francisco at the turn of the century takes us through her memories of their struggles with family conflict, loyalty, crisis and financial problems... [more]

 

 

Guys on Ice - August 1 - August 10 - Knickerbocker Theatre

by Fred Alley and James Kaplan

You’ve seen them--little wooden shanties on Lake Macatawa.  You’ve met them—they are your cousins, uncles, brothers or friends and they LOVE ice fishing.  In a cold world, on a cold day, on a frozen lake, it is a secret culture that thrives right here amongst us.  With music and comedy... [more]


 

How I Became a Pirate - June 22 - August 12 - Studio Theatre

Based on the book by Melinda Long
Illustrated by David Shannon
Music and lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman

"When Braid Beard's pirate crew invites Jeremy Jacob to join their voyage, he jumps right on board. Buried treasure, sea chanteys, pirate talk—who wouldn't go along? Soon Jeremy Jacob... [more]



The Borrowers - July 13 - August 12 - Studio Theatre

By Mary Norton     
Adapted for the stage by Charles Way

The Borrowers is based on the award winning book by Mary Norton which later expanded into a popular children’s series.  The story was also adapted into a television miniseries on BBC and TNT.  The Borrowers follows the Clock family, tiny people that live beneath the floor boards... [more]