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James W. Miller Auditorium

1903 W. Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI, USA
Seats (approximate): 3497

The dream of an auditorium on the Western Michigan University campus dates back to 1915, when Governor Woodbridge N. Ferris signed a bill to appropriate funds allowing WMU to build four new buildings, including a center for the performing arts. As America struggled through the Great Depression and two World Wars, lack of available materials delayed the project more than once until the appropriated funds outlived their days, leaving support for planning, construction and actualization inadequate. In 1944, money donated by the Upjohn Corporation was used to purchase the old campus golf course, affectionately referred to as "The Goat Hills" because of its hilly terrain. Construction began in 1965 and 5.5 million dollars later, the curtain raised for the first time on January 12, 1968, to a full house. At Miller Auditorium’s grand opening celebration in 1968, Western Michigan University president James W. Miller promised that the new building would present the performing arts "not as culture for culture's sake, but for the enrichment of the lives of our students, our faculty and our friends in the community." Over 35 years later, Miller Auditorium is still ranked as one of the top ten facilities in the United States, and is the third largest theatre in Michigan. Miller Auditorium has always been careful to never lose sight of its purpose in the cultural landscape of the community, and has become the premier center for performing arts not only in Kalamazoo, but also in all of Southwest Michigan.


Productions Production Dates
Motown The Musical
Musical, Original, Drama
May 09, 2017 - May 14, 2017
The Book of Mormon - Jumamosi
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 18, 2016 - Oct 23, 2016
Dirty Dancing
Musical, Original
Sep 30, 2016 - Oct 02, 2016
Jersey Boys
Musical, Original
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Oct 20, 2015 - Oct 25, 2015
The Illusionists
Special, Original, Magic
Music by Evan Jolly
Oct 07, 2015 - Oct 08, 2015
Million Dollar Quartet
Musical, Original
Mar 18, 2014 - Mar 19, 2014
Hello, Dolly!
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Jerry Herman; Book by Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Jan 08, 2014 - Jan 08, 2014
Wicked - Munchkinland
Musical, Original
Music by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Winnie Holzman; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Apr 23, 2013 - May 05, 2013
Les Misérables - 25th Anniversary
Musical, Revival, Drama
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Original French text by Alain Boublil, Jean-Marc Natel; Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Jan 29, 2013 - Feb 03, 2013
Jersey Boys
Musical, Original
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Mar 20, 2012 - Apr 01, 2012
Wicked - Munchkinland
Musical, Original
Music by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Winnie Holzman; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Nov 30, 2010 - Dec 12, 2010
Ain't Misbehavin'
Musical, Revival, Revue
Dec 06, 2008 - Dec 06, 2008
Mamma Mia! - Second National
Musical, Original, Comedy
Feb 26, 2008 - Mar 02, 2008
Chicago
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Mar 16, 2007 - Mar 18, 2007
The Phantom of the Opera - Music Box
Musical, Original, Drama
Apr 19, 2006 - May 14, 2006
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - 2005
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Oct 25, 2005 - Oct 27, 2005
The Producers - Max
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Mel Brooks; Book by Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Nov 30, 2004 - Dec 05, 2004
Mamma Mia! - Second National
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jan 13, 2004 - Jan 18, 2004
Seussical
Musical, Original, Comedy
Apr 29, 2003 - May 04, 2003
Jesus Christ Superstar
Musical, Revival, Drama
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Feb 05, 2003 - Feb 09, 2003
Beauty & The Beast - Second National
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Alan Menken; Book by Linda Woolverton; Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice
Jan 20, 2003 - Jan 26, 2003
South Pacific
Musical, Revival, Drama
Sep 24, 2002 - Sep 29, 2002
Fiddler On The Roof
Musical, Revival, Comedy,Drama
Music by Jerry Bock; Book by Joseph Stein; Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Apr 02, 2002 - Apr 07, 2002
Les Misérables - Third National
Musical, Original, Drama
Oct 29, 2001 - Nov 04, 2001
The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Carol Hall; Book by Larry L. King, Peter Masterson; Lyrics by Carol Hall
Sep 11, 2001 - Sep 16, 2001
Rent - Benny
Musical, Original, Drama
Music by Jonathan Larson; Book by Jonathan Larson; Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Mar 06, 2001 - Mar 11, 2001
Ragtime - 1999
Musical, Original, Drama
Music by Stephen Flaherty; Book by Terrence McNally; Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Jan 16, 2001 - Jan 21, 2001
The Scarlet Pimpernel
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Frank Wildhorn; Book by Nan Knighton; Lyrics by Nan Knighton
Sep 26, 2000 - Oct 01, 2000
Jekyll & Hyde
Musical, Revival, Drama
Music by Frank Wildhorn; Book by Leslie Bricusse; Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Mar 07, 2000 - Mar 12, 2000
Chicago
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Jan 11, 2000 - Jan 16, 2000
Les Misérables - Third National
Musical, Original, Drama
May 18, 1999 - May 23, 1999
Rent - Benny
Musical, Original, Drama
Music by Jonathan Larson; Book by Jonathan Larson; Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Feb 09, 1999 - Feb 14, 1999
Peter Pan
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Oct 02, 1998 - Oct 04, 1998
Cats - Fourth National
Musical, Original
Apr 04, 1997 - Apr 06, 1997
Hello, Dolly!
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Jerry Herman; Book by Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Nov 01, 1996 - Nov 03, 1996
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - 1995
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Sep 13, 1996 - Sep 15, 1996
Angels In America
Play, Original
Written by Tony Kushner
Feb 06, 1996 - Feb 08, 1996
Grease
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Oct 03, 1995 - Oct 05, 1995
State Fair
Musical, Original, Comedy
Sep 09, 1995 - Sep 10, 1995
Cats - Fourth National
Musical, Original
Mar 10, 1995 - Mar 12, 1995
Jesus Christ Superstar
Musical, Revival, Drama
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Jan 31, 1995 - Feb 02, 1995
The Sound of Music
Musical, Revival, Drama
Sep 09, 1994 - Sep 11, 1994
Evita - 1992
Musical, Revival, Drama
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Jan 21, 1994 - Jan 23, 1994
Jesus Christ Superstar
Musical, Revival, Drama
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Oct 01, 1993 - Oct 03, 1993
Annie
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
May 04, 1993 - May 07, 1993
Les Misérables - Third National
Musical, Original, Drama
Apr 13, 1993 - Apr 18, 1993
Cats - Fourth National
Musical, Original
Feb 16, 1993 - Feb 18, 1993
Cats - Fourth National
Musical, Original
Nov 22, 1988 - Nov 24, 1988