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Teens From Six Counties to Perform in Showcase April 11 & 12

Organizers of West Michigan Student Showcase are finalizing preparations for the 38th year of the popular event. In total, the 2018 West Michigan Student Showcase represents 32 schools, featuring 216 students from six counties.

Showcase 2018 takes place on Wednesday, April 11, and Thursday, April 12 at the Frauenthal Center in Downtown Muskegon. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and the show starts at 7:00 p.m.

On Wednesday, April 11, 2018, Showcase will feature student nominees and performances from Fremont, Fruitport, Hart, Hesperia, Kent City, Ludington, Mason County Central, Mason County Eastern, Mona Shores, Montague, Muskegon Catholic Central, Muskegon, Muskegon Heights, OAISD’s Careerline Tech Center, Oakridge, Orchard View, Ravenna, Shelby, Western Michigan Christian, White Cloud, and Whitehall.

On Thursday, April 12, 2018, Showcase will feature student nominees and performances from Artios of Grand Haven, Calvary Christian, Grand Haven, Grant, Holton, Newaygo, North Muskegon, Pentwater, Reeths-Puffer, Spring Lake, and Walkerville.

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 at 1-800-585-3737, or online at www.StarTickets.com.

The Showcase 2018 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 starting Sunday, April 1st through Sunday, April 29thand is open to the public Monday through Friday9:00 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 Kent, 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, Muskegon Area Intermediate School District, Community Foundation for Muskegon County, Pro Audio, Fremont Area Community Foundation, Newaygo County Regional Educational Service Agency, MLive/The Muskegon Chronicle, Arconic, and the Greater Muskegon Woman’s Club.

For more information about West Michigan Student Showcase, visit www.WestMIShowcase.org.