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presenting fine arts and entertainment to the greater West Michigan area since 1916.
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Centennial Anniversary!

The Howmet Playhouse is an integral part of the White Lake Community. Why? View the video celebrating the centennial of the Playhouse.

Coming Next …

20000 Leagues Under the Sea
September 3

The original version of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was shown in 1917! Based on the novel by Jules Verne, this was the first motion picture filmed underwater. Actual underwater cameras were not used, but a system of watertight tubes and mirrors allowed the camera to shoot reflected images of underwater scenes staged in shallow sunlit waters. The film was made by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company (now Universal Pictures), not then known as a major motion picture studio. Yet in 1916, they financed this film's innovative special effects, location photography, large sets, exotic costumes, sailing ships, and full-size navigable mock-up of the surfaced submarine Nautilus. Read more … 

Free Family Movie Night Presented by
Carmichael Heating and Air Conditioning

West Shore Chorus

West Shore Chorus Presents:
a Musical Evening of Harmony, 4-Part Barbershop Quartet Style
September 10

The West Shore Chorus returns for another fall concert of wonderful vocal harmonies. Read more …

Corn Potato String Band
September 17

The Corn Potato String Band has earned high praise in traditional American music, keeping old time fiddle and banjo music from a one-way trip to the dustbins of history. Theirs is a story of struggle, hard knocks and triumph. Essentially unable to cope with modern life, the members of this band are outcasts of society who survive by playing the lost music of the flatlands where they were raised. Read more …

Playhouse: A Centennial Celebration Show
September 22-24

The Howmet Playhouse will celebrate its centennial with a very special Centennial Celebration Show on three consecutive nights as we honor 100 years of music, movies, and performance at the Grand Old Lady, the Howmet Playhouse. Read more …

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