WSCC announces its 2022-2023 performing arts season

The Verve Pipe, The Petersens and "Footloose" part of lineup

SCOTTVILLE — Tickets are now on sale for West Shore Community College’s Performing Arts Series 2022-2023 season.            

The season opener, on Sept. 16 is a collaboration between the WSCC Performing Arts Series and the City of Scottville, featuring The Verve Pipe.  This is a free event open to all ages starting at 8:00 p.m. as part of Scottville’s Fall Celebration in downtown Scottville on Main Street.  

The Vere-Pipe, a multi-platinum alternative rock band, are recognized worldwide for their radio hits Photograph, Hero, Happiness Is, Never Let You Down and the number one smash single The Freshmen. 

For theater enthusiasts, the WSCC Theater Department will present the beloved “Peter and the Starcatcher” Nov. 10-13.  The production will be directed by Michelle Kiessel.  Auditions are at 7 p.m., Sept. 19-20,  at Center Stage Theater.

In partnership with the Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts, “A WSCC Holiday Rock Spectacular Reunion” will be Dec. 3-4. These performances will feature guest musicians from The Verve Pipe, Brenna, Groove 101 and many more.  This high-energy production of holiday rock, lighting and special effects is sure to put audiences into the holiday spirit!

The series’ second theater production will be the beloved ‘80s favorite, “Footloose,” opening Mar. 2, and directed by Michelle Kiessel. The “Footloose” Oscar- and Tony-nominated Top Forty score has stood the test of time. The performances are recommended for ages 13 and up.

A second collaboration between WSCC Performing Arts series and the Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts will bring the number one show from Branson, Missouri to Manistee.  A family group, The Petersens put on an incredible evening of music from the Ozarks with many of your favorite songs from Allison Krauss, Shania Twain, Dolly Parton, Sting, the Cranberries, and more.

Rounding out the series will be performances by WSCC’s Concert Choir, Wind Symphony and Drumline, and Jazz Ensembles.

“Our team is extremely excited to offer an outstanding array of talent to our audiences and a wide variety of programming in the coming year.  Our goal is to ensure we select performances that entertain, enrich and reach out to area PK-12 schools, our students, and the surrounding communities,” said Ted Malt, director of the Performing Arts Series and professor of music studies. 

For more information on all of the performances or to purchase tickets, visit www.westshore.edu/performingarts, call 231-843-5506, or stop by the box office located in Schoenherr Campus Center. Visa, Mastercard, and Discover credit cards are accepted.