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New Digital Marquee

Out with the Old—In with the New! Thanks to generous donations from many people, the Playhouse now has a new, two-sided digital marquee! The new addition to the Grand Old Lady has garnered positive support from the community. Read more …

Building Community through the Arts

Kalaina Sullivan interviewed several indiviudals asking them to describe the value of the Howmet Playhouse to the White Lake Area. From these interviews she produced a "must see" video.

Coming Next …

The Crane Wives with The Carboys
October 25

The Crane Wives are a home grown indie-folk outfit from Grand Rapids. They utilize three-part vocal harmonies, eclectic instrumentation, and a passion for songcraft to create organic music that is both accessible and innovative. The Carboys' music is rooted in a deep passion for Michigan, craft beer, and an honest, good time.

Ben Bedford and Katie Beaman
November 1

Ben Bedford delivers intriguing sketches of America, its individuals, their victories and their struggles. Poignant, but never sentimental, Bedford’s portrait-like songs capture the vitality of his characters and draw the listener deep into the narratives. Special guest Katie Beaman is a Playhouse favorite and is returning to the stage for a fifth time. A fan of all genres of music, Katie finds herself most at home when she has a guitar in her hands and a tune on her lips.

Pilot Error
November 13

Pilot Error—an exciting new feature film inspired by the true story of a French airliner missing in the Atlantic—marks the screen debut of award winning Michigan actress Kate Thomsen. Thomsen plays the role of investigative reporter Nicola Wilson who is determined to find out why a jet headed from South America to Paris disappeared in the Atlantic, taking her close friend and 211 other passengers with it. How, she wants to know, can a plane just disappear?

Tom Harryman's A Christmas Carol
December 7

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol will be performed by MCC instructor and professional actor, Tom Harryman, who will adapt the story into a one-man performance bringing to life the colorful characters created by Dickens. Great for the whole family.

Max and Ruth

Max and Ruth & Friends Holiday Concert
December 14

West Michigan music legends Ruth & Max Bloomquist will return to the Howmet Playhouse for their fourth annual holiday concert. Playing a blend of your favorite Ruth & Max tunes and traditional folk Christmas music, this evening is sure to lift your holiday spirits! Joining Max & Ruth are local favorites, Karin and Eric Smith who will be singing original holiday songs as well as traditional favorites.

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