HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH

A Tony Award winning musical that tells the story of "internationally ignored song stylist" Hedwig Schmidt, a fourth-wall smashing East German rock 'n' roll goddess who also happens to be the victim of a botched sex-change operation, which has left her with just "an angry inch." This outrageous and unexpectedly hilarious story is dazzlingly performed by Hedwig in the form of a rock gig/stand-up comedy routine backed by the hard-rocking band "The Angry Inch." Using songs and monologues, Hedwig tells her story, and describes her life's search for "The Origin of Love". It's a rocking ride, funny, touching and ultimately inspiring to anyone who has felt life gave them an inch when they deserved a mile.

July 13-15 2017 @ 8:00 pm

July 14, 2017 @ 11:00 pm 

Park Theatre, 248 S River Ave, Holland, MI

Starring Jamie Colburn as Hedwig

SWEENEY TODD

Sweeney Todd has become a bloody, worldwide success since being awarded eight Tony's, (including Best Musical), for its Broadway premiere. Stephen Sondheim's and Hugh Wheeler's (A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures) tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat has simultaneously shocked, awed and delighted audiences across the world.

An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up... and the carnage has only just begun!

August 3-13, 2017

Holland Armory

Starring Bart Sumner as Sweeney Todd and Jen Kouw as Mrs. Lovett

BLACKTOP SKY

Klass, a homeless, young Black man, sets up residence in the courtyard of the housing project where Ida Peters lives. Triggered by a fatal confrontation between a local street vendor and the police, Klass and Ida quickly develop a precarious bond against the backdrop of a restless neighborhood. Inspired by the Greek myth Leda and the Swan, Blacktop Sky examines the intersection of love, violence, and seduction.

Directed by Bruna d'Avila

Starring Commodore Primus, Lauren Hobbs, and James Young 

November 3-5, 2017 @7:30 PM

@Park Theatre, Holland, MI
 

AT THE TABLE

At The Table follows a group of friends from college as they go on their annual weekend getaway to Nate’s cottage. This trip, however, has a couple of extra guests that mix up the status quo. The play takes a hard look at who is “invited to the table” when it comes to discussing certain topics, and asks how one talks might approach a subject they are not “invited” to. Having just won the Jeff Award for best new play in Chicago, this hilarious, moving, and thought provoking play will provide a night to remember. 

Directed by Richard Perez

May 31 - June 10, 2018

@Brew Merchant, Holland, MI

PARADE

Amid religious intolerance, political injustice and racial tension, the stirring Tony Award-winning Parade explores the endurance of love and hope against all the odds. With a book by acclaimed playwright Alfred Uhry and a rousing, colorful and haunting score by Jason Robert Brown, Parade is a moving examination of the darkest corners of America's history.

Daring, innovative and bold, Parade is filled with soaring music and a heart-wrenching story, offering a moral lesson about the dangers of prejudice and ignorance that should not be forgotten. Groups looking for powerful, moving theatrical experiences will need to look no further than this unforgettable show.

July 26 - August 5, 2018

@Hope Church, Holland, MI
 

PASSING TIME

Music & Lyrics by Jamie Colburn

November 9 & 10 @8:00

November 10 & 11 @2:00

Park Theatre, 248 S River Ave, Holland, MI

In partnership with the Be Nice Foundation, PASSING TIME is a brand new musical that follows a single father and his two children as they live day to day dealing with mental illness. The cast consists of students from the University of Michigan Musical Theatre Department, the top Musical Theatre program in the nation. 

Talking about mental illness openly is incredibly important. For more information about mental illness awareness and suicide prevention, please visit www.benice.org. 

A BROADWAY HOLIDAY

December 21 & 22

Park Theatre, 248 S River Ave, Holland, MI

Join Exit Left for a family friendly evening of your favorite holiday songs and broadway classics interspersed with playful banter and engaging stories from guest performers!

Step out of the West Michigan chill for a night and treat your family and friends to an evening of these talented entertainers,  friendly conversation, and warm holiday cheer!

Starring: Sarah Lynn Marion and Lydia Ruth Dawson

Hosted by Jamie Colburn

Belt and Brews

March 9 @7:30

Brew Merchant 442 Washington Avenue, Holland, MI, 49423

Did you used to perform in high school but haven't hit the stage since? Or have you been performing for years but would love to stretch yourself even farther? In either case, BELT AND BREWS is the event for you!

BELT AND BREWS is a one night masterclass where you can belt out your favorite showtune while also sipping on a fabulous brew over at Brew Merchant in Washington Square. Led by our panel of professional performers, you can bring in a song or a monologue and have a fun time exploring the joys of performing. You can also just come to support your friends! We are offering tickets for both performers and observers.

Performers must be 21+. Special permission will be granted to students under 21 with an interest in the performing arts as a career. Students can apply by emailing exitlefttheatreco@gmail.com.

SPRING AWAKENING

Music by Duncan Sheik

Book & Lyrics by Steven Sater

May 30 - June 9

Park Theatre, 248 S River Ave, Holland, MI

The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, told by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater through what Entertainment Weekly called, "the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade," Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. The landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll that is exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years.

FOLLIES

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Book by James Goldman

July 25 - August 4​

Park Theatre, 248 S River Ave, Holland, MI

A true theatrical event, this legendary masterpiece is considered by many to be the greatest musical ever created. Surreal, sophisticated, compelling, heart wrenching and epic in scope, Follies by musical theatre legend, Stephen Sondheim, and author, James Goldman, uses the musical theatre as a metaphor for the collapse of American innocence and naivete in the post-Kennedy years.

In Follies, the time is 1971, and theatrical impresario, Dimitri Weissmann, hosts a reunion of ex-Follies performers in his crumbling theatre, setting the stage for a parade of brilliant pastiche numbers, including "Losing My Mind," "I'm Still Here" and "Broadway Baby." Amid the reminiscing, two middle-aged couples confront some unpleasant truths about their past and present, coming face-to-face with the future.

This is an Exit Left Local production

© 2017 by EXIT LEFT THEATRE COMPANY

CONTACT US:

ExitLeftTheatreCo@gmail.com
 

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