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Fall 2013 Events

September • October • November • December

Unless noted otherwise, call the Playhouse at the number above for additional information.

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September 14

7:30 pm


Available at Whitehall City Hall or by calling Mayme at
(231) 739-6269

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Join Stosh & Stella on their Sentimental Journey …

The West Shore Chorus of Sweet Adelines
with special guests The Four Man Fishin' Tackle Choir

West Shore ChorusJoin the West Shore Chorus for another great evening of barbershop music along with their special guests The Four Man Fishin' Tackle Choir, back by popular demand! This show is always a sell-out, so get your tickets early!



September 16-21 Workshop fee: $40


Call Erin at the Nuveen Center, (231) 894-2787, for more information.

Performance tickets are $5 and are available at Whitehall City Hall and the Nuveen Center.

Youth Theatre Workshop
For Students Kindergarden-6th grade
Secret Gardenwith the Missoula Children's Theatre Workshop

Take part in a week-long workshop that will have you auditioning on Monday and performing on the Howmet Playhouse stage by Saturday! The Secret Garden is a stage adaptation of the classic Frances Hodgson Burnett novel with songs, colorful sets, and fabulous costumes. This is the perfect opportunity for students just starting out on stage. Mark your calendars now for the week of September 16-21.

Two performances on Saturday at 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm at the Playhouse. A great show for the whole family!

A collaboration of the Nuveen Center and White Lake Youth Theatre


September 28

7:30 pm

Tickets: $10

Vincent HayesThe Vincent Hayes Project’s CD Release Party

Sponsored by the Killer Blues Headstone Project

Join West Michigan blues legend Vincent Hayes and friends for music and Michigan beer to launch Vince's new CD, The Grind. Recorded during the Spring of 2013 at Redwall North Studios in Grand Haven, The Grind features 10 brand new songs, including nine originals and a rendition of 1971's "Inner City Blues" by Marvin Gaye. Produced and engineered by world class "soundman of Killer Bluesthe stars" Bill Chrysler (currently on the road with John Mayer), and co-produced and engineered by Joe Sturgil of Four Finger Five fame, the 10 song disc was also mastered by world renowned engineer Brian Lucey at Magic Garden Studios (Black Keys, "Brothers", "El Camino").

The Killer Blues Headstone Project, a Whitehall non-profit group, has now purchased 20 headstones for blue artists lying in unmarked graves around the nation.

October 5

6:00 pm

Doors Open at 5:30 pm

Tickets $10


Rock the Howmet LogoMVM Productions Presents:
2nd Annual Rock the Howmet!

A fundraiser for the Howmet Playhouse!

A great variety of local musicians will be rockin’ out and presenting a great night of entertainment to raise funds for the Howmet Playhouse. Good deal, good cause! Join us to support your favorite hometown theater and enjoy great local music!

Performance schedule is:

Let's Rock the Howmet! and raise some money for the Playhouse! All proceeds directly benefit the Howmet Playhouse. This production is proudly sponsored by Raymond James of Muskegon.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday
October 18, 19, 20

Free Family Yoga
6:15 pm (Friday, Saturday)
12:45 pm (Sunday)

7:30 pm (Friday, Saturday)
2:00 pm (Sunday)

$10 adults
$6 students

On Sale Now


WLYT LogoFolkwood
presented by Wild Wood Yoga & Theatre Arts

Folkwood Logo A tribute to autumn in the great mitten state, award winning Michigan playwright Max Bush has written an enchanting tale set in the magical northwoods. The WWYTA adaptation includes enhancements of modern dance set to Michigan harpists and stage combat from many of the cast. The author, Max Bush, has been involved with the production and will speak with the audience about the performance after each show. A free family yoga session will be offered at each event to all ticket holders and all ages are welcome. Get lost with Shelly, her sister Carly and their tagalong friend Andy, as they adventure to the Forbidden Forest of The Other Folks, but be careful not to take their Mayapples, or it may be the last thing you ever do. Riddles, games, challenges are combined with symbols of nature and myths from around the world to create Folkwood, a coming of age story that will be magical for the whole family.

Saturday special event: Learn about the Braveheart Raptor Rehabilitation center and birds of prey

Sunday special event: The Muskegon Conservation district will offer free wildflower seeds to each audience member

Wild Wood LogoThis production is underwritten by Libby Keenan, John and Barbara Lloyd, and by contributions from these generous sponsors.

Friday October 25

7:30 pm

$15 general admission

On sale now

Tickets may also be purchased online via PayPal

Lou Reid and Carolina
with Special Guests Ruth and Max Bloomquist

Lou Reid & CarolinaNorth Carolina-based bluegrass group, Lou Reid and Carolina, will hit the Playhouse stage for an exclusive West Michigan performance to benefit Family Promise of the Lakeshore, a non-profit organization that seeks to help families of Northern Ottawa and Muskegon counties who are experiencing homelessness. Lou Reid has had an incredibly impressive career, including being one of the founding members of Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver and a former member of Ricky Scagg’s band. Today, Reid is considered one of the hardest working musicians in the business, performing in three critically-Family Promiseacclaimed bands: The Seldom Scene, Longview, and Lou Reid and Carolina. Carolina band members include Christy Reid, Skip Cherryholmes, and Trevor Watson.

West Michigan favorites Ruth and Max Bloomquist will open the show!

November 2

7:00 pm

$10.00 adults,
$5.00 students

On sale now

The River City Road Show

The River City Road Show is bands and brands invading the Playhouse for a night of eclectic tastes and sounds.

FauxgrassBid Dudee RooRowster’s Coffee will feature their pioneering single cup craft, O’Connor’s Brewing Supplies will feature all you need to make your own home brew, Sobie’s Meats will serve the some of the best pulled smoked brisket sliders and smoked sticks around. Fauxgrass Quartet is a dynamic jam grass effort that resurrects spirited musicians gathered around a single microphone. Big Dudee Roo has a summer festival presence with a more electried sound to coordinate its jammy roots.

Come out and enjoy the River City Road Show!

This production is proudly sponsored by the White Lake Disc Golf Course.

November 16

7:30 pm

$10 adults
$5 students

On Sale now

MSU AccafellasThe MSU Accafellas Sing!

A Fundraiser for White Lake Youth Theatre and the Nuveen Theatre Workshop

MSU Accafellas LogoThe MSU Accafellas have been entertaining audiences since 1996 with a capella tunes ranging from classic rock to the most current pop hits. Made up of all male MSU students, their harmonies will make you swoon and their antics will have you laughing! These goofy fellas have won multiple awards at the International Championship of Collegiate A Capella and are traveling from Lansing to help us raise funds for our two growing youth theater programs: the White Lake Youth Theatre Education Program and the Nuveen Theatre Workshop! Join us for a great night of music for a great cause!

November 22

7:30 pm

$10 adults
$5 students

On Sale now

Cash Bar

CraneWivesThe Crane Wives

The Crane Wives are an indie-folk outfit from Grand Rapids that defies musical stereotypes. Formed in late August of 2010, they recently recorded and released their second album, The Fool in Her Wedding Gown. Using three-part vocal harmonies, eclectic instrumentation, and a knack for dynamics, they create organic music that is both accessible and innovative. Each live show features contagious energy as well as original music that ranges from whisper quiet ballads to danceable grooves.

Proceeds from cash bar sales support the Killer Blues Headstone Project


Saturday December 14

3:00 pm

Doors open at 2:30 pm for seating

Free Family Movie Afternoon
A Muppet Christmas Carol©
Walt Disney Pictures

Join us for some holiday cheer and a free movie! With Kermit the Frog as Bob Crachit, Miss Piggy as Emily Crachit, and Michael Caine as Scrooge, share a hilarious retelling of the heartwarming story of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol with your favorite family member or friend. Hot chocolate and coffee provided by the HarborLight Credit Union.

This event is proudly sponsored by the HarborLight Credit Union

December 15

7:00 pm

$10 adults,
$5 students

On sale now

Max Ruth ChristmasChristmas with Ruth & Max and Friends

Join us for our 3rd annual Christmas concert with the Ruth Bloomquist Band. Max and Ruth Bloomquist are West Michigan favorites! Performing with Dan Seabolt on fiddle, the threesome are veritable folk music legends in Michigan, captivating audiences with their songs, their harmonies and their folk-infused charm. This concert will showcase some classic Max and Ruth tunes, and traditional folk Christmas music with some special talented area fiddle students.

A portion of the ticket sales will go to the local White Lake Giving Tree, an outreach program in the Whitehall and Montague area that provides food, gifts, and other assistance to families and residents in need. Providing support since 1981, the White Lake Giving Tree assisted over 373 families and nursing home residents in 2011 and has used the time and talents of hundreds of volunteers. For more information or to volunteer, contact St. James Catholic Church in Montague. Last year this concert raised $500 for the Giving Tree—let’s make it more this year!

GGTM LogoThis production is proudly sponsored by Gielow Groom Terpstra & McEvoy

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