- $12 for two general-admission tickets (up to $28 value)
Dates and Times
- Friday, February 5, at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, February 6, at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, February 7, at 2 p.m.
- Friday, February 12, at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, February 13, at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, February 14, at 2 p.m.
- The Plot: God and philosophy might seem like heady topics for the stage. But add in a bit of humor and a whole lot of musical pizzaz, and what you wind up with is an entertaining and respectful celebration of the Gospels. Presented as a series of parables (mostly based on the Gospel of Matthew), this musical tells of the formation of the community that would come to carry on Jesus’s teachings.
- The Music: Tunes range from the burlesque-inspired “Turn Back, O Man” to the stripped-down and soulful 1971 hit “Day by Day,” which has since been covered by DC Talk and heard in Wet Hot American Summer.
- The Playwright: Stephen Schwartz of Wicked and Pippin fame
Theatre at Grand Valley
The official theater of Grand Valley State University takes drama seriously. With a small student-to-faculty ratio and instructors who necessitate hands-on experience, the learning troupe produces plays that range from Urinetown: The Musical to Shakespearean tragedies. And the company's love for theatre in all its forms spills beyond the stage, too, with the Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival every fall celebrating Shakespearean values such as maintaining professionalism and a waxed goatee. The results of this immersion speak for themselves: alumni have gone on to work at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, stage manage MGM Grand in Las Vegas, appear in a BMW commercial, and write a book about improvising.