Business News |Oct 4, 2017|2 min read



Muskegon, MI  —  The Frauenthal Center has named Eric Messing as executive director of Muskegon’s premier entertainment destination.  Messing comes to the Frauenthal Center with vast arts management education and experience. Messing holds a BA in Communication from Aquinas College (’01) and a MFA from Wayne State University (’07) in Arts Management.  He was a three year member of the Hilberry Repertory Theatre Company in Detroit where he held multiple management positions.  In West Michigan he has served as executive director of Broadway Grand Rapids, which brings national Broadway tours to DeVos Performance Hall, director of marketing for Circle Theatre Grand Rapids and has consulted independently for multiple arts organizations.  In New York, he has worked with Primary Stages (marketing) and Chautauqua Theater Company (director of marketing).   Messing has also served on the Board of Directors for Actors’ Theatre Grand Rapids, Circle Theatre Grand Rapids and the Wayne State University College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts Alumni Association.  Messing and his wife, Carla, reside in Coopersville with their two rescue dogs, Murphy and Milton.


ABOUT THE FRAUENTHAL CENTER:  The Frauenthal Center is Muskegon’s premier destination for vibrant entertainment, event hosting, art exhibits and office leasing.  We have a rich history and honor that past through thoughtful use of space, careful restoration and technology.   The historic Frauenthal Theater and intimate Beardsley Theater set the stage for the latest in music, drama, speaking engagements and more.  The Reception Gallery showcases the talents of area artists with rotating exhibits.  We offer dynamic spaces for public and private events including two theaters, The Ballroom, Reception Gallery, The Boardroom and Conference Rooms.   For a complete listing of shows and events, please visit:


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