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Performances in West Michigan

Everyone enjoys a good play or concert, and our communities along Lake Michigan are blessed with talented actors and musicians that entertain us throughout the year. Center Stage Theater at West Shore Community College is the venue for many interesting plays and performances, plus they have their very own wind symphony, jazz band, and concert choir. The Historic Ramsdell Theatre at the Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts, in downtown Manistee and the Ludington Area Center for the Arts in downtown Ludington, offer a variety of performances. The Stage Left Theatre Company offers a variety of shows at different venues each year. And this is just to name a few of the venues West Michigan has to offer.

Performance Locations

Instrumental Music & Sound

Benzie Area Symphony Orchestra

July 2024

  • 14th – With Special Guests Laura Osgood Brown, Soprano, Kyle Ferrill, Baritone at Benzie Central High School Auditorium- 9222 Homestead Rd., Benzonia; Time TBA


August 2024

  • 25th – With Special Guest Hyemin Kim, Piano at Corson Auditorium- 4000 M-137, Interlochen; Time TBA


October 2024

  • 6th – With Special Guest Patrick Owen, Piano at Benzie Central High School Auditorium- 9222 Homestead Rd., Benzonia; Time TBA

Central Park Players

Central Park Place- 421 Columbus Ave., Grand Haven

May 2024

  • 10th-11th AND 17th-19th – The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Fridays/Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm

City Opera House

106 E. Front St., Traverse City

April 2024

  • 20th – Artrageous, 8pm
  • 21st – Musical performance with The Accidentals Cover Album Tour, 6pm
  • 25th – Interlochen Center for the Arts Spoken Word Showcase, 7:30pm
  • 26th – The Moth, 8pm


May 2024

  • 3rd – The Four C Notes ~ A Night Celebrating Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, 7:30pm
  • 24th – Night Fever: The Ultimate Bee Gees Tribute Featuring The New York Bee Gees, 7:30pm

Hart Community Performing Arts Series

All performances are held at Hart Middle School Auditorium- 308 Johnson St., Hart 

May 2024

  • 10th – Alexis Cole Quartet featuring Pasquale Grasso, 7:30pm

Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA)

Events are held at LACA- 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington (unless otherwise noted)

April 2024

  • 27th – Musical performance by Special Consensus, 7pm


May 2024

  • 5th – Musical performance by Earthwork Music Collective, 4pm
  • 17th-19th – 10-Minute Play Festival: Tales for the Stage (time TBA). Submission due by February 4th, 2024. For more info, visit


September 2024

  • 14th – Musical performance by Dixon’s Violin, 7pm


October 2024

  • 12th – Musical performance by Brass Queens, 7:30pm

Manistee Community Band

July 2024

  • 12th – Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts Performance with the Manistee Community Choir, 6-8pm

Muskegon Civic Theatre

Frauenthal Theatre- 425 W. Western Ave. #401, Muskegon

April 2024

  • 12th-13th & 19th-20th – Tony ‘N’ Tina’s Wedding, 6pm


May 2024

  • 2nd-5th – Ragtime, 2nd-4th at 7:30pm AND 5th at 3pm

Old Towne Playhouse

Performances take place at 148 E. Eighth St., Traverse City (unless otherwise noted)

April 2024

  • 18th-20th – A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 7pm


May 2024

  • 3rd-5th, 9th-12th, 16th-19th, AND 23rd-25th – The Wedding Singer: The Musical Comedy, Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30pm & Sundays at 2pm


June 2024

  • 1st – Some Like It Yacht, 7pm
  • 7th-9th AND 13th-15th – Disney’s Finding Nemo Jr., Thursdays-Saturdays at 7pm & Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm

Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts in Manistee

Events are held at the Ramsdell Theatre- 101 Maple St., Manistee

April 2024

  • 19th – Musical performance by Serita’s Black Rose, 7:30pm
  • 20th – The Met Opera presents La Rondine, 1pm
  • 26th-28th AND May 3rd-5th – Don’t Hug Me, Fridays/Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm


May 2024

  • (April 26th-28th) May 3rd-5th – Don’t Hug Me, Fridays/Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm
  • 11th – The Met Opera presents Madame Butterfly, 1pm
  • 17th – Musical performance by the Cherry Blossom Ramblers Family Band, 7:30pm
  • 24th – Remembering Patsy Cline, 7:30pm


June 2024

  • 8th – Scriptless in Seattle Improv Show, 7:30pm
  • 14th – Greggie & the Jets: Elton John Tribute, 7:30-9:30pm


July 2024

  • 12th – Manistee Community Band & Choir Concert and Reception
  • 19th – Guitar Summit featuring Dave Black, Brian Curran, Stephen Plummer, & Kaedin Plummer; 7:30pm


August 2024

  • 2nd-4th AND 9th-11th – Dying for Theatre, Times TBA
  • 13th – Musical performance by Quintago, 7:30pm
  • 16th – Back to Bacharach: An Evening with Karen Curlee & Mark Stewart, 7:30pm
  • 23rd – Landsharks Band: Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band, 7:30pm


September 2024

  • 27th – Pianist Hyemin Kim, 7:30pm


October 2024

  • 5th- Birds Fly In, Time TBA
  • 19th – Musical performance by Ben Traverse & Nick Veine, 7:30pm


November 2024

  • 17th – Musical performance by Thornetta Davis, 7:30pm


December 2024

  • 6th-8th AND 13th-15th – Matilda: The Musical, Times TBA

Stage Left Theatre Company

Stay tuned for upcoming performances by the Stage Left Theatre Company!

The Playhouse at White Lake

304 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall

April 2024

  • 25th-27th – Elephant/Man, Thursday-Saturday at 7pm AND Saturday at 2pm


May 2024

  • 5th – Tonight I’m My Mother: a Night of Improv with Liz Allen, 7:30pm


June 2024

  • 16th – Musical performance by The Moxie Strings—Their Farewell Tour, 7pm

Traverse City Symphony Orchestra

Performances are held at Corson Auditorium- 4000 M-137, Interlochen; unless otherwise noted.

May 2024

  • 12th – Broadway Spectacular at City Opera House- 106 E. Front St., Traverse City, 3pm

West Shore Community College Performing Arts Series

Events are held at the West Shore Community Center Stage Theatre- 3000 N. Stiles Rd., Scottville (unless otherwise noted)

April 2024 

  • 23rd – WSCC Concert Choir, 7:30pm

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Grand Traverse Lighthouse

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