Students Prep for Showcase with Performing Arts Workshops Feb. 25 & March 4

Business News |Feb 24, 2017|2 min read

Schools participating in West Michigan Student Showcase are finalizing nominations and their performers are gearing up for critique by producers, area professionals, and their peers. In total, 36 acts will be performing at Showcase 2017.


On Saturdays, February 25 and March 4, the nominated dancers, singers, pianists, musicians, and even jugglers will attend workshops at the Frauenthal Center. The performing arts workshops are their opportunity to become familiar with the Frauenthal stage and receive feedback on their performance.


The logo for Showcase 2017 was designed by Christian Kolberg, a student from the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center. For his winning design, he received $100, two Showcase T-shirts, five copies of the program, and will be recognized in the program. 31 entries were received in total. All participants received a certificate for their portfolios.


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


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, the Fremont Area Community Foundation, Pro Audio, MLive/The Muskegon Chronicle, Newaygo County Regional Educational Service Agency, Cassell Dance and Gymnastics, Eagle Alloy, Inc., Hines Corporation, Spotlight Dance Academy, and Trophy House.


For more information about West Michigan Student Showcase, visit