Farmers Alley Theatre’s 2018-2019 Season
After a few years renting the Little Theatre on Western Michigan University's campus, Farmers Alley returns to their home downtown Kalamazoo for their 2018-2019 season, opening with the fitting "Beyond the Rainbow: The Judy Garland Musical." After all, there's no place like home. Join Judy Garland at her 1961 Carnegie Hall comeback performance as she takes a walk down memory lane in song, September 28th through October 14th.
Musicals not your thing? Check out the sequel to the classic 1879 play A Doll's House. After abandoning her husband and children fifteen years earlier, Nora returns to her home in A Doll's House Part 2 in a show that covers social commentary masked by laughter, running November 2nd through November 18th.
Farmers Alley's past holiday shows have been musical revues, and wrapping up 2018 is Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream On. Spanning a full decade of music, from late Motown through disco, get your tickets for this cabaret style show, complete with desserts and coffee served during the show. The Wonderettes will once again take the stage to talk about where they've been, where they are, and where their dreams will take them.
Life imitating art imitating life. Farmers Alley's first show of 2019 is Doubt, a parable. Meryl Streep and Phillip Seymour Hoffman starred in the 2008 film version of this 2004 drama about a strict nun who accuses a priest of inappropriate behavior with one of the students. Is she lying to get him removed or is she telling the truth? You decide February 8th through 24th.
Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a fascinating mystery based on the novel of the same name. See life through the eyes of fifteen-year-old Christopher as he searches for answer to who is responsible for the death of a neighborhood dog. This play explores the autism spectrum, and could be a good learning moment for children in middle school and older. Take a trip inside Christopher's extraordinary mind March 15th through 31st.
Following the 2015 Tony Award winner for Best Play is the 2015 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, Fun Home. Based on the autobiographical graphic novels by Alison Bechdel, this musical deals with growing up, accepting yourself, and dealing with mental illness. At times hilarious, and at other time haunting, you have June 7th through the 23rd to see Bechdel's story come to life.
Warning: Naked Puppets. You read that correctly. Avenue Q is coming to Farmers Alley July 19th through August 11th. For those of you who enjoy your humor a little dark, and your situations NSFW, kick back and enjoy a children's-show-like-musical featuring some very R-Rated songs, including "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist," "The Internet is for Porn," and "Schadenfreude" all while learning some important life lessons along the way. A Tony Triple Crown Winner, don't miss it!
For tickets and information about the 2018-2019 season, click here.