MUSKEGON, MI: Organizers of West Michigan Student Showcase are finalizing preparations for the 37th year of the popular event. In total, the 2017 West Michigan Student Showcase represents 30 schools, featuring 216 students from five counties.
Showcase 2017 takes place on Wednesday, March 22, and Thursday, March 23 at the Frauenthal Center in Downtown Muskegon. Doors open at 6:00 pm, and the show starts at 7:00 pm.
Tickets in advance are $8.00 for adults, $6.00 for seniors, and $5.00 for students. All tickets at the door are $9.00. Tickets can be purchased at the Frauenthal Box Office and from StarTickets via phone, 1-800-585-3737, or online at www.StarTickets.com.
On Wednesday, March 22, 2017, Showcase will feature student nominees and performances from Fremont, Fruitport, Grand Haven, Hart, Hesperia, Mason County Central, Mason County Eastern, Muskegon Catholic Central, Muskegon Heights, Newaygo, North Muskegon, OAISD Careerline Tech Center, Orchard View, Pentwater, Ravenna, Spring Lake, Walkerville, and Western Michigan Christian.
On Thursday, March 23, 2017, Showcase will feature student nominees and performances from Artios of Grand Haven, Calvary Christian, Grant, Holton, Mona Shores, Montague, Muskegon, Oakridge, Reeths-Puffer, Shelby, White Cloud, and Whitehall.
The Showcase 2017 Visual Arts Gallery is on display at the Reception Gallery on the second floor of the Hilt Building at the Frauenthal Center in Downtown Muskegon. The gallery will be on display through Wednesday, March 29th and is open to the public Monday through Friday, 11:00 am to 5:30 pm. with extended hours on performance nights through the month. Admission is Free.
West Michigan Student Showcase is an annual celebration of excellence for high school youth of West Michigan. Students are selected by their respective schools in the areas of academics, athletics, literary arts, performing arts, and visual arts. Since 1981, high school students from Mason, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, and Ottawa counties have had an opportunity to be recognized. For many of our student nominees, this will be the shining moment of their high school years – for others, the beginning of an amateur or professional career as actors, musicians, writers, athletes, and artists.
West Michigan Student Showcase is sponsored by Patrick J. O’Leary, the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District, the Community Foundation for Muskegon County, Pro Audio, the Fremont Area Community Foundation, Newaygo County Regional Educational Service Agency, MLive/The Muskegon Chronicle, Cassell Dance & Gymnastics, Eagle Alloy, Inc., Hines Corporation, Nichols, Spotlight Dance Academy, Stifel, Nicolas & Company, and Trophy House.
For more information about West Michigan Student Showcase, visit www.WestMIShowcase.org