by Jill P



Happy Holiday Season! Yes, the weather has turned chilly and there’s no better time to catch one of the great stage performances or holiday shows that are scheduled in the upcoming few months. We’ve done our best to capture all of the great concerts, community performances, and professional theatre shows coming our way.

Please click on the link to the individual show for more information about performance dates, times, and locations. You’ll want to decide which shows and performances are best for your children’s age group and attention span. Also, check back often as we’ll be updating this list as we get more information.

We are so fortunate to have such a rich arts culture here in Kalamazoo. Hope you have a chance to catch one of these great local shows! I know we’ve gotten our tickets and can’t wait for this season of performances!  Have fun!



√Shrek the Musical by the Kalamazoo Central High School

Performed by the Kalamazoo Central High School students on Friday and Saturday, November 21 and 22 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, November 23 at 3:00 pm at the Kalamazoo Central High School.


√ A Midsummer Night’s Dream by the Vicksburg Performing Arts Center

Performed at the Vicksburg Performing Arts Center on Friday and Saturday, November 21 and  22 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, November 23 at 2:00 pm.


√ Cinderella by the Ballet Arts Ensemble

Performed by the Ballet Arts Ensemble on Saturday and Sunday, November 22 and November 23 at 2:00 pm at Cherney Auditorium.


√ Elf The Musical

Presented as part of the PNC Broadway in West Michigan Series on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 25 and November 26 at 7:30 pm at Miller Auditorium.


√ Shrek The Musical

Presented by the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre starting on Friday, November 28 at 7:30 pm and performance dates running through Sunday, December 14 at 2:00 pm. See our event listing for the entire dates and times of the shows.


√ Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

Created by Chip Davis, this holiday favorite marks the 20th Anniversary of the group’s annual tour on Saturday, November 29 at 8:00 pm at Miller Auditorium.


√Vienna Boys Choir: Christmas in Vienna

Catch this unique opportunity to see the Vienna Boys Choir brought to us by Fontana Chamber Arts  on Sunday, November 30 at 3:00 pm at the Chenery Auditorium.


√Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker 

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is the must-see event this holiday season! Celebrate the beloved Christmas tradition with the whole family as forty world-class Russian artists bring this charming classic to life on Tuesday, December 2 at 7:00 pm at Miller Auditorium.


√ How The Grinch Stole Christmas -SHOW IS CURRENTLY SOLD OUT

Performed by the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra as part of their Family Discovery Series on Sunday, December 7 at 3:00 pm at Chenery Auditorium. See our website, under the WIN tab for your chance to win a family four pack of tickets to this concert.


√Babes in Toyland

Performed by the Family Theatre Company on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, December 12-21 at the Family Center for the Arts Black Box Theatre. See event listing for show times.


√Nutcracker by Excel Dance Centre

Presented by the Excel Dance Centre. Shows are on Saturday, December 13 at 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm at the Paw Paw High School.


√ Holiday Concert – “Imagine…Peace”

Presented by the Kalamazoo Children’s Chorus on Sunday, December 14 at 3:00 pm at Chenery Auditorium.


√ Nutcracker “Sweets” and Holiday Treats by the Ballet Arts Ensemble

Presented by the Ballet Arts Ensemble on Sunday, December 14 at 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm, and 4:00 pm at Ladies Library Association Building in Kalamazoo.


√Wynonna & The Big Noise-A Simpler Christmas

A five-time Grammy winner and New York Times bestselling author, Wynonna’s career has always revolved around telling stories. Catch this show on Thursday, December 18 at 7:30 pm at Miller Auditorium.



Have we missed a show, concert, or holiday performance favorite? Let us know in comment section below and we’ll get it added to our list.




By | 2014-12-03T13:20:29+00:00 November 18th, 2014|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Guides, Newly Published|Comments Off on Seasonal Shows and Holiday Performances Round-Up – 2014

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Jill is a mom of a busy 9 year old son. When not working the website, Jill likes to hike, cook, and read in her free time.