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Fall 2016 Events

September • October • November • December

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

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Saturday, September 3

7:00 pm

Carmichael Heating and Air Conditioning Presents Free Family Movie Night

20000 Leagues Under the Sea (Original Version)

20000 Leagues PosterWe are pleased to show this fantastic silent film, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, that was originally 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.

Saturday, September 10

7:00 pm

Tickets: $15

West Shore Chorus Presents

a Musical Evening of Harmony, 4-Part Barbershop Quartet Style

West Shore ChorusTime for fall and the wonderful vocal harmonies of the West Shore Chorus. The West Shore Chorus is a nonprofit, community service organization of Sweet Adelines International, comprised of women who like to sing acapella music, barbershop style. Members live in Fruitport, Grand Haven, Muskegon, North Muskegon, Norton Shores, Spring Lake, and Twin Lake.This performance features special musical guests Yonge Guns Quartet.

Saturday, September 17

7:30 pm

$10 for Adults
$5 for students

Corn Potato String Band

Corn PotatoesThe 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.

The Corn Potato String Band have delighted audiences with their driving fiddle tunes and harmonious singing across the US, Canada, Europe, Mexico, and India. They are all multi-instrumentalists dedicated to continuing the music and dance traditions of the Central and Southern US. In addition to being champion fiddlers they play banjo, guitar, bass, and mandolin, and deftly handle many different antiquated styles including ballads, “ho-downs,” country “rags” and southern gospel, specializing in twin fiddling and double banjo tunes.

“They blew the audience away. A half-hour of standards, obscurities and charming banter later, the decidedly hip multi-instrumentalists received one of the most thunderous ovations of any opening act I’ve witnessed in quite some time.” -PopMatters

Thursday, Friday, Saturday
September 22 - 24

7:30 pm

$10 in advance
$15 at the door

Tickets available at Whitehall City Hall

Playhouse: A Centennial Celebration Show!

Vintage TicketsThe Howmet Playhouse will celebrate its 100th anniversary 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. We will celebrate the heart of our community by presenting an original play with music written by Kimberly Harsch and Bill Iddings. Appearing in the show will be local musicians, students, White Lake Dramatic Club Alumni, dancers from Studio France School of Dance, and more. Come join your friends, neighbors, and family as we celebrate our special anniversary.


Saturday, October 15

7:00 pm

Carmichael Heating and Air Conditioning Presents Free Family Movie Night

Monsters Inc. PosterMonsters, Inc (2001)

This animated feature from the creators of Toy Story shows us the life behind the scenes of things that go bump in the night. The big, blue and fuzzy James P. Sullivan (John Goodman) and his opinionated, one-eyed roommate Mike Wzowski (Billy Crystal) are two professional “scare specialists” Their job is to harness the energy created when they make little kids scream. This energy is bottled and keeps their society going. When they accidentally let a young girl named Boo into their world behind the closets and under the beds, it throws their life into chaos. Boo finds out that the monsters are more scared of her than she is of them.


Saturday, November 19

7:00 pm

Carmichael Heating and Air Conditioning Presents Free Family Movie Night

Jumanji PosterJumanji (1995)

Jumanji is a visually elaborate fantasy about an enchanted board game that opens a magical portal to a jungle universe. Two young children, Judy (Kirsten Dunst) and Peter (Bradley Pierce), discover the game in an abandoned home and suddenly are greeted by Alan (Robin Williams), an adult who has spent his life trapped inside the game since playing it at age 12. Alan's only hope for freedom involves finishing the game, but this proves rather dangerous, as Judy, Peter, and Alan find themselves running for their lives from huge rhinoceroses, evil monkeys, vicious lions, and other terrifying jungle beasts.


Friday, December 2


Polar Express posterNew Beginnings Church Presents:

Polar Express  

This is the story of a young hero boy on Christmas Eve who boards on a powerful magical train that's headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus's home. What unfolds is an adventure which follows a doubting boy, who takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole; during this ride, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery which shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

Saturday, December 17

VIP Experience at 6:30

Show at 7:30

Tickets (Advance Prices):

VIP Packages (includes show ticket price) $65/adults $60/students

Ticket prices will rise at the door.

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Joshua Davis in Concert

Joshua DavisWe are pleased to welcome Joshua Davis for an evening of American roots music blended with gritty rock n’ roll and vintage soul, stories, and a fantastic evening with friends. For over 15 years Joshua has made his living sharing his songs, stories and knowledge across the US and Canada at festivals, concert halls, coffeehouses and dives—as a solo act, front man for roots ensemble Steppin' In It, classic swing band Shout Sister Shout, songwriter showcase band The Starlight Six, and frequently as a workshop facilitator, presenter or instructor. The VIP meet and greet will start 1 Hour before showtime and will include: An acoustic song performed by Joshua, Q&A time, a photo op, and signing. These packages are limited and are a separate fee from ticket prices.

Beer and wine will be available for purchase courtesy of the Friends of the Playhouse.

Get a special VIP experience with this incredible performer from The Voice before the show for an additional $40.