The new 2006-2007 theatre season at the Civic is about to start. The opener, 42nd Street will be sure to get you tapping those toes! From the Civic site, here's the setting for the home opener...
Come and meet those dancing feet! One of the longest running shows in Broadway history, this big, bold razz-ma-tazz musical celebrates the stuff that dreams are made of. It’s 1933 and fresh-faced Peggy Sawyer, just off the bus from Allendale, finds herself cast in the chorus of the latest extravaganza being produced by Broadway legend Julian Marsh. When the star of the show breaks her ankle, Peggy is plucked from the chorus to go on in her place. Can she do it? Will the show close out of town or will Peggy “go out there a kid and come back a star?” A true Lullaby of Broadway, this musical sensation features such Broadway standards as We’re in the Money, Shuffle Off to Buffalo, You’re Getting to be a Habit with Me and, of course, the showstopping title number.
The 2006 Irish Festival is about to take place in Kalamazoo's Arcadia Creek Festival Place during the weekend of September 22, 2006. Take part in celebrating the Irish heritage with great Irish food, beverage and over 10 different Irish music groups. Admission is $6 with daily activities going until 11:30 pm. More details can be found here.
The 27th annual Street Rod Nationals North will be in Kalamazoo over the weekend of September 15-17, 2006 in Kalamazoo at the County Fairgrounds. Take a chance to view and marvel at nearly 3,000 pre-1949 automobiles. Learn more about this annual traveling event at http://www.nsra-usa.com/north.htm