The Civic Auditorium, c1931-1934
Constructed in 1931, the Civic Auditorium was built to serve as the primary theatre for the Civic Players, a local group that was formed in 1929. Notable founders of the auditorium include Dorothy Dalton and Howard Chenery. As early as 1934, the auditorium was recieving praise as a fine exemplar of what a civic theatre association can accomplish.
For more information see: The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre
The Civic Auditorium, 2009
Today, the Civic Auditorium continues to function successfully in its capacity as a civic theatre organization. In 2007, the auditorium broke its attendance records when it was chosen to present a pilot production of the Tony Award winning musical, Avenue Q.