2015-16 Season

2015-16 Season

Aug
21

thru

Aug
22

Nich Mueller will be known to Farmers Alley audiences from his starring role in 2014's Wilde Award Winning production of Old Wicked Songs. His concert in late August will showcase his jazz roots (from songwriting as a child to his experience as director of Gold Company II) and regale us with original music before he relocates to New Yor City in the fall.

Music by Alan Menken

Book & lyrics by Howard Ashman

2015-16 Season

Sep
18

thru

Oct
11

Our eighth season opens with one of the most popular comedies in Musical Theatre history – LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. Based on the 1950s B-Movie, this campy musical (with songs by the famous Disney songwriting team Alan Menken & Howard Ashman) tells the familiar tale we all have “grown” to love. Boy meets girl. Boy gets plant. Plant drinks blood. Boy gets famous. Boy gets girl. Plant eats the world!

2015-16 Season

Oct
23

thru

Oct
24

Eric Gutman brings to Farmers Alley his critically acclaimed one-man show, From Broadway to Obscurity this October. Join Eric on a musical tour of his life: from starring in Jersey Boys on Broadway, to returning to his hometown of Detroit so that he could raise his two young daughters closer to his family.

by Becky Mode

2015-16 Season

Nov
6

thru

Nov
15

In November, the weather will turn colder, but the laughs inside Farmers Alley will keep everyone warm as we present the comedy FULLY COMMITTED.  This devastatingly funny one-man show is sure to leave audiences in stiches – as one actor portrays over 40 different characters!  Out of work actor Sam spends all day on the phone as the reservations manager for Manhattan’s hottest restaurant, dealing with New York’s most annoying and entitled patrons.  Juggling a barrage of customer complaints, an egomaniacal boss, and a father who just wants him home for Christmas, Sam does his

conceived by Stuart Ross

2015-16 Season

Dec
4

thru

Dec
27

Our famous Cabaret setting returns this December as we celebrate the 25th anniversary production of the original FOREVER PLAID.  Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie are four singers who dream of being famous, but on the way to their first big gig, “The Plaids” are slammed broadside by a school bus and killed instantly.  It is at that moment when their lives end, that the story of FOREVER PLAID begins.  Singing in close harmony with a program of pop hits of the 1950s (“Three Coins in the Fountain”, “Sixteen Tons”, “Heart and Soul”), join us this holiday season and discover (or redisc

2015-16 Season

Jan
8

thru

Jan
9

Portage native Blake Whyte has starred on Broadway in two of its biggest hits: Wicked and Mamma Mia! Now this singer/songwriter returns home in January of 2016 to showcase his original music off of his debut album: More Like Myself that has headlined over 45 gigs at venues across NYC.

written by Jon Robin Baitz

2015-16 Season

Feb
5

thru

Feb
21

One of the most intriguing and entertaining new plays on Broadway comes to Farmers Alley Theatre this February with Jon Robin Baitz’ OTHER DESERT CITIES.  Nominated for 5 Tony Awards in 2011, this compelling drama will be an area premiere much like our previous works CLYBOURNE PARK and VANIA & SONIA & MASHA & SPIKE.  It’s Christmas in Palm Springs 2004 and the Wyeth’s, a prominent family with strong ties to Ronald Reagan and the Republican party, is reuniting.  Liberal daughter Brooke arrives from New York to share her new memoir with her conservative parents, which dredges up t

2015-16 Season

Mar
4

thru

Mar
5

Farmers Alley founder and Wilde Award nominated actress Denene Mulay Koch closes our SPOTLIGHT SERIES events with her very own concert in March of 2016 alongside her brother, Brian, a trained NYC teacher and performer. Come see this sibling rivalry muiscally translated to the Farmers Alley stage!

book & lyrics by Susan DiLallo

music & lyrics by Danny Abosch

original book written by Jane O'Connor

original book illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser

2015-16 Season

Mar
12

thru

Mar
20
If you enjoyed our Children's productions of Goodnight Moon and Pinkalicious, then you're in for a treat as another beloved book comes magically to life! Based on the popular children's series by Jane O'Connor, 
Fancy Nancy the Musical is filled with wit and energy, from the top of Nancy's gleaming tiara down to her studded sparkly shoes!

book and music by Joe Kinosian

book and lyrics by Kellen Blair

2015-16 Season

Apr
29

thru

May
15

We kick off our move to WMU’s Little Theatre with another collaboration with the Irving S.

book by Terrence McNally

music and lyrics by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens

2015-16 Season

Jun
10

thru

Jun
19

June musicals at Farmers Alley Theatre have always given us an opportunity to shine a light on some new or lesser-known work.  Next to Normal, Parade and last year’s Dogfight are just a few titles that we have brought to vivid life.  This year, we bring to the stage our latest “diamond in the rough” – A Man of No Importance.

music by John DuPrez

book & lyrics by Eric Idle

2015-16 Season

Jul
15

thru

Jul
31

Our eighth season concludes, with what might very well be the funniest show in musical theatre history!  Join King Arthur and his bumbling Knights of the Round Table as they hilariously search for the Holy Grail in Monty Python’s Spamalot.  Lovingly ripped off from the classic movie, WMU’s Little Theatre stage will be the host for Killer Rabbits, the Knights who say “Ni!”, and the ravishingly beautiful Lady of the Lake (and her Laker Girls).  Spamalot is a multiple Tony winner that is sure to end our season with laughter and some memorable