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Spring 2019 Events

February • April • June

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


Wednesday, February 20

6:30 pm

Free, but donations welcome


Christmas Eve
A Staged Reading

by Daniel Kehlmann, translated by Christopher Hampton

The Playhouse, in partnership with the White Lake Community Library, will present a staged reading of Christmas Eve. A staged reading is unlike a fullyMan From Earth rehearsed and produced play in that the performers typically only rehearse a couple of times and read from their scripts while sitting on stools.

It's Christmas Eve, 2017. A philosophy professor is on her way to celebrate with her family when she is hauled out of a taxi and bundled into an interrogation room. Opposite her, the senior officer is cynical, smart and relentless. Incriminating evidence has been found against her. Or has it? Is a terrorist attack imminent or is this a case of state paranoia? The clock ticks.

Played out in real time, this riveting thriller pits two powerful antagonists head to head. Both think they are saving their country. Only one of them will win.

Featuring Chris Beaman and Kimberly Harsch as the antagonists.


Saturday, April 13
Sunday, April 14

9:00 am - 2:00 pm


Theatre Lighting Design Workshop

Whitehall High School Auditorium

Lighting Design WorkshopWe are pleased to offer an introductory Theatre Lighting Operation/Design Workshop for local high school students. This workshop is FREE thanks to a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. Students who take the class will get:

  • free training by an industry professional
  • learn basic board operation & intro to design
  • hands-on time on a new light board
  • training may lead to employment
  • additional training opportunity at The Playhouse

For questions or to register for this workshop, please call (231) 894-0119 or contact Bath Beaman, Managing Director of the Playhouse, via this website.

Wednesday, June 26
5:00 - 8:00 pm

Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting

After successfully fundraising nearly $4 million and years of planning and execution, The Playhouse at White Lake is ready to re-open her doors! While much has been updated, the Grand Old Lady is still very much inside waiting to welcome you for years to come.

We will begin our event with an official Ribbon Cutting followed by self-guided tours, music provided by the Oatbran Boys, and refreshments.

The new space will allow for year-round programming including concerts, plays, corporate and private events, weddings, and more!

We appreciate the support of our wonderful sponsors, Consumers Energy, HarborLight Credit Union, and Wheeler Creative Studios!

Saturday, June 29, 2019
7:30 pm

Tickets: $25

NEXT HUZZAH! Inaugural Concert

Last HuzzahWe thought: “What a better way to open the Playhouse than with the same show we closed with in 2017?” We are thrilled to bring back to The Playhouse:

  • Max and Ruth Bloomquist
  • Karen and Eric Smith
  • Mike Snell
  • and the FAN Club of Tommy Foster, Justin Avdek, and Scott Nesbit.