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Sponsored: Muskegon’s Frauenthal Center undergoes summerlong transformation for improved audience experience

The theater’s sound and lighting systems received state-of-the-art upgrades.

MUSKEGON, Mich — There’s been a lot of activity at Muskegon’s Frauenthal Center this summer.  Executive Director Eric Messing invited us in to see what’s been happening.  

We started on-stage in the 1,700-seat theater.  

The stage itself has been rebuilt.  

The theater’s sound and lighting systems received state-of-the-art upgrades.  

Messing said the improvements will enhance the theater-going experience but they will also attract shows and performers that previously would not have included Muskegon on their tours. 

Messing shared the schedule for the coming season and it reflects the Frauenthal’s new ability to attract some big names and large-scale performances:

  • October 27 - DSB: Journey Tribute
  • November 12 - Veterans Day Concert featuring the Barton Organ
  • December 9 - The Nutcracker w/ West Michigan Youth Ballet
  • February 25 - BROADWAY: On Your Feet!
  • March 8 - Vitamin String Quartet – FREE
  • April 12-20 - Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding – A collaboration with Muskegon Civic Theatre

Other entertainment series include:

Free Family Movie Day Series

  • September 17 – How to Train Your Dragon
  • October 29 – The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • November 19 – Sonic the Hedgehog
  • December 17 – The Polar Express
  • January 28 – Spider-Man: No Way Home
  • February 11 – Tangled
  • March 24 – Shrek
  • April 14 – In The Heights
  • May 19 – A Bug’s Life

Spotlight Series (in the Frau Lounge)

  • September 15 – Kelly Carey: A Night at the Movies
  • October 6 – Emily Diener: One-Hit Wonders
  • October 20 – Bee’Kae Harris with Ben Brown: Soul Sessions
  • November 10 – Larry Young: I’ve Got the World on a Swing

Alley Door Club

  • January 5 – Big Daddy Fox
  • January 19 – Desmond Jones Band
  • February 2 – Project 90
  • February 16 – Westside Soul Surfers
  • March 1 – Funkle Jesse
  • March 15 – Brena

ART Gallery - Rotating exhibits

Messing said the Frauenthal has also become a popular wedding & event destination along the lakeshore.  He said they have an amazing staff to help plan and execute special events. He said, aside from buying tickets to attend local shows and events, the community can support the Frauenthal by participating in the Day of Giving on September 16, which is the perfect way to celebrate the Frauenthal’s 93rd birthday.  To learn more about the Frauenthal Center, buy tickets, or plan your special event, follow them on social media or visit www.frauenthal.org.

This story is sponsored by Muskegon’s Frauenthal Center.


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