2024 – 25 Season Announcement

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May 13, 2024

Peppermint Creek Theatre is excited to announce our 2024-2025 line-up of shows, dates, and directors! Audition dates and times will be coming soon. Performances will take place at Stage One at Sycamore Creek Eastwood, 2200 Lake Lansing Rd, Lansing MI 48912 (except for “All Is Calm”).

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Book by Douglas McGrath, music by Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
September 6-8, 12-15 & 19 – 22, 2024
Directed by Meg Woolsey


Before she was hit-maker Carole King — she was Carole Klein, a spunky, young songwriter from Brooklyn with a unique voice. From the chart-topping hits she wrote for the biggest acts in music to her own life-changing, trailblazing success with Tapestry, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical takes you back to where it all began — and takes you on the ride of a lifetime. Beautiful is the inspiring tale about a girl who became King. Featuring such unforgettable classics as “You’ve Got a Friend”, “One Fine Day”, “So Far Away”, “Take Good Care of My Baby”, “Up on the Roof”, “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling”, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”, and “Natural Woman”, this Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning musical phenomenon is filled with the songs you remember and a story you’ll never forget.

What the Constitution Means to Me
by Heidi Schreck
November 8-10 & 14-17, 2024
Directed by Chad Swan-Badgero

Playwright Heidi Schreck’s boundary-breaking play breathes new life into our Constitution and imagines how it will shape the next generation of Americans. Fifteen-year-old Heidi earned her college tuition by winning Constitutional debate competitions across the United States. In this hilarious, hopeful and achingly human new play, she resurrects her teenage self in order to trace the profound relationship between four generations of women and the founding document that shaped their lives.

*SPECIAL EVENT* All Is Calm: the Christmas Truce of 1914
by Peter Rothstein, Erick Lichte and Timothy Takach
December 14, 2024
Directed by Chad Swan-Badgero
Performed at the City Opera House of Traverse City,106 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684

The Western Front: Christmas 1914. Out of the violence of World War I, a silence, then a song. A German soldier steps into No Man’s Land singing “Stille Nacht.” Thus begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music, and peace. An a cappella chorale, All Is Calm is a remarkable true story in the words and songs of the men who lived it. Peppermint Creek Theatre brings this holiday classic to the City Opera House of Traverse City for an entirely new community to experience.

Mankind
by Robert O’Hara
February 21-23 & February 27-March 2, 2025
Directed by John Lepard

Mark and Jason were keeping things casual until Jason got pregnant. But however unplanned the pregnancy was, nothing could be less expected than the chain of events it would set in motion. Robert O’Hara’s audacious, hilarious allegory envisions an uncannily familiar future – one long after women have gone extinct from centuries of mistreatment – where man’s capacity to eff everything up soars to new heights.

On The Exhale

by Martin Zimmerman
April 25-27 & May 1-4, 2025
Directed by Payten Romig

When a senseless act of violence changes her life forever, a liberal college professor finds herself inexplicably drawn to the very weapon used to perpetrate the crime – and to the irresistible feeling of power that comes from holding life and death in her hands. Peering down the barrel of a uniquely American crisis, she begins to suspect that when it comes to gun violence, we’re all part of the problem. “A carefully wrought study of a mother undone by loss […] On The Exhale approaches the subject of American gun violence from a startlingly original perspective .” – The New York Times

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