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Theater and Plays

KPL staff-selected resources. We welcome your comments and suggestions.

Staff Recommends

Radio Golf  by August WilsonSeven Plays by Sam ShepardModern American Drama  by Harold BloomThe Miracle Worker  by William GibsonOut of Character: Rants, Raves, and Monologues from Today's Top Performance Artists  by

Databases (most require KPL library card)


Michigan eLibrary collection of ebooks.

InfoTrac All Using PowerSearch

Magazines, journals, newspapers, reference books, ebooks available in the library or at home with your KPL library card or with your Michigan Driver's License or ID by going to
Includes Computer Database; Custom Newspapers; General Reference Center Gold; Grand Rapids Press; Expanded Academic ASAP; General Business File ASAP; Legal Trac; InfoTrac Onefile; Health Reference Center Academic ASAP

InfoTrac Custom Newsstand (Home Access)

A collection of approximately 900 full text newspapers from around the country and the world. Includes the last 12 months of the New York Times and the Grand Rapids Press (1996-current).

MeL Michigan eLibrary

Magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference books provided to Michigan libraries and Michigan residents at home with their Michigan Driver's License or ID or from libraries in Michigan.  Also includes links to Michigan related websites.

World Book Encyclopedia (Home Access)

Articles from the World Book Encyclopedia.  Includes related articles from major newspapers and magazines. Graphic and multimedia enhancements, including photographs, maps, illustrations, tables, animations, and audio/video clips.

Newspapers and Magazines

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Community Resources

All Ears Theatre

Black Arts & Cultural Center

Civic Youth Theatre

Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

New Vic Theatre

Whole Art Theater


Broadway - Internet Broadway Database

The official database for Broadway theatre information.

Theater Pro

A nice overview of modern and playwrights from Chekov to LaBute.

Lyric Opera of Chicago

Get information about this elite singer-training program.

Playbill On-line (theater news)

Online version of Playbill magazine.

The Tony Awards

The official Tony Awards web site.

Theater History On The Web

A resource for theatre historians and students of the theatre's history.

Whole Art Theater

We are a theatre company committed to quality, and we celebrate diversity through readings, discussions, and dramatic productions.

Kalamazoo Area

Barn Theatre

Explore the theatrical world of The Barn Theatre in Augusta, the oldest resident summer stock theater in Michigan.

Kalamazoo Civic Theater

Explore the history and future of the theatre via the Kalamazoo Civic Theater's web site.

Kalamazoo-Theatre Kalamazoo

An information source for live theatre in the Kalamazoo area.

Miller Auditorium (WMU)(Kalamazoo)

What's playing at Miller Auditorium, features film, dance, and theater events.

New Vic Theatre (Kalamazoo)

An historical overview, a schedule of events, donation opportunities, and an online newsletter.

Whole Arts Theater

Schedules, tickets and history of local theater company.

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Performance of Ragtime, 2007, Photo: Fred Western

Performance of Ragtime, 2007, Photo: Fred Western

Source: The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre 

Chenery Auditorium after the 1997 remodel.

Chenery Auditorium after the 1997 remodel.

Photo: Chenery Auditorium

Photo of The New Vic Theatre stage and seating areas.

The New Vic Theatre stage and seating areas.

Photo: The New Vic Theatre