When You Wish - A Tribute to 100 Years of Magic

When You Wish - A Tribute to 100 Years of Magic

From timeless classics to modern masterpieces, this musical revue will captivate both the young and the young at heart.

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David  Taylor  Gomes, Music Director

David Taylor Gomes (he/they) is a composer, music director, and actor, best known for writing  Boxed Up: The Musical and Ranked, featured in the HBO Documentary “My So-Called High School Rank.” David was selected as a semi-finalist in the 2023 Eugene O’Neill National Music Theatre Conference for his new musical in development The Way. David also co-founded UproarTheatrics.com, a theatrical licensing company. In Seattle David has worked with Village Theatre, The 5th Avenue Theatre, Taproot Theatre, Showtunes, Artswest, and Seattle Children's Theatre. He has also performed at Sacramento Theatre Company, Capital Stage, and the iconic Birdland Jazz Club in NYC. In addition to performing, David coaches singers, songwriters, and pianists at his music studio in Seattle. His students have performed on Broadway, national tours, The Disney Channel, and many regional theatres across the US.  @daytaygo 

Matthew Kacergis, Director

Matthew joined the GLCFA team in 2019 as Director of Programming and was appointed Executive Director in October 2022. As of August 1st, he will become GLCFA’s second Artistic Director. A professional actor and vocalist for nearly two decades, he has been seen on stages throughout the country, including Ford’s Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Olney Theatre Center, Ogunquit Playhouse, Village Theatre, the 5th Avenue Theatre, and many others. Favorite roles include Marius in Les Misérables, Tony in Billy Elliot, Joe Gillis in Sunset Boulevard, Mother’s Younger Brother in Ragtime, Georg Nowack in She Loves Me, and starring as Prince Eric on the National Tour of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. He’s performed solo concerts for the Sun Valley Opera, BYU-Idaho, and Atlanta Lyric Theatre. Recent directing credits include Godspell and Music of the Night. This season, he will direct Mamma Mia at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts and Fiddler on the Roof for Studio East in Kirkland, WA. 

Delphi Borich

Delphi Borich Broadway: Into the Woods, Camelot (u/s Guenevere). Delphi has played Cinderella in R+H’s Cinderella(National Tour), Belle in Beauty and the Beast (TUTS), and Ariel in The Little Mermaid (TUTS)! Other credits include originating the role of May Welland in The Age of Innocence (The Old Globe), Twelfth Night (Dallas Theatre Center), Our Town (Lyceum Theatre), Gloria (Asolo Rep), Austen's Pride (5th Avenue), Peter and the Starcatcher (Barn Stage Company), and more. TV: WeCrashed (Apple TV), The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel (Netflix). Proud graduate of Syracuse University. IG: @delphiborich. 

Jason Weitkamp

Jason Weitkamp is so excited to join this wonderful team to perform music that inspired him to become a performer in his youth. He was most recently seen in Seattle in Something’s Afoot (Clive) and Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Chef Louis) at the 5th Avenue Theater and Beautiful (Righteous Brother) at the Village Theatre. He has close ties with Mickey having performed aboard Disney Cruise Lines and at Walt Disney World in Finding Nemo the Musical (Crush). 

Coleman Cummings

Coleman Cummings (They/He) is honored to be making Disney Magic here at GLCFA! Coleman has always been a huge Disney fan and is thrilled to be sharing the love. Favorite credits include: Roger (Rent-25th anniversary tour), Dmitry (Anastasia-Regional Premiere), Prince Eric (The Little Mermaid-5th Ave & La Mirada), Chip (….Spelling Bee-George Street Playhouse), and Gabe (Next to Normal). @colemanscummings 

Sophia Manicone

Sophia Manicone is thrilled to be making her GLCFA debut! Broadway: Parade (Iola Stover). Off Broadway: Parade (City Center). Regional: Ruthless, Charlotte’s Web, Christmas Story. New Works/Cast Recordings: Witch, Kaleidoscope. Community/ Educational: Sound of Music, To Kill a Mockingbird, Sister Act, Newsies. Pace BFA Musical Theatre ‘27. Insta: @sophia_manicone

Miranda D. Lawson

Miranda D. Lawson, a Florida native and California transplant, is overjoyed to have found herself in Michigan, back with her dear friend David. Her career as an actor, vocalist, theatre administrator, and educator has spanned the country. She takes pride in her voice studio, which is a testament to her success, with students from all over the nation. Her notable roles include Effie in Dreamgirls, Olive in …Spelling Bee, Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Levora in Disaster, and Ms. Peacock in Clue! The Musical, Dionne in Hair, Siobahn in The Curious Incident…, Lil Inez in Hairspray, and many others. MirandaDLawson.com 

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Whether it's a candid moment on Main Street USA, an iconic shot in front of Cinderella's Castle, or a selfie with your favorite character, your photos will help enhance the show.

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Upcoming Events

July 20 - 21, 2024

An Evening with Chris Botti

Grammy Award-winning Chris Botti is the complete package: a dazzling trumpeter at home in everything from jazz to pop to rock, a brilliant bandleader who lets his players shine, and a born showman whose joy at being on stage is infectious.

Friday | July 26, 2024

LeAnn Rimes Acoustic

Performing the songs you know and love reimagined for a special, intimate acoustic performance.

Event Starts 8:00 PM
Saturday | July 27, 2024

LeAnn Rimes

One iconic voice, one unforgettable night.

Event Starts 8:00 PM
Saturday | Aug 3, 2024

Kanin Wren's Taylor Swift Experience

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Event Starts 8:00 PM
Sunday | Aug 4, 2024

Yächtley Crëw

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Event Starts 8:00 PM
Aug 7 - 11, 2024

The Concert Truck

A mobile music venue featuring Nick Luby and Susan Zhang that strengthens communities by redefining the concert experience and making live music accessible to everyone.

Wednesday | Aug 7, 2024

Alana Springsteen

A force-of-nature talent with the passion to match.

Event Starts 8:00 PM
Saturday | Aug 10, 2024

The Four Phantoms In Concert

Bringing together four Phantoms from the Tony Award-winning The Phan­tom of the Opera for an unforgettable night of entertain­ment.

Event Starts 8:00 PM
Monday | Aug 12, 2024

Tanner Adell

This rising star and innovative queen of glam country brings a fresh new vibe and sound to the country music genre.

Event Starts 8:00 PM
Saturday | Aug 17, 2024

Grand Rapids Ballet

Michigan’s only professional classical ballet company.

Event Starts 7:30 PM
Aug 30 - Sep 1, 2024

MAMMA MIA!

Live on stage! The global smash hit feel-good musical based on the songs of Abba that we all know and love.

Sep 4 - 7, 2024

Bluegrass by the Bay

A regional collaboration between Crooked Tree Arts Center, Blissfest Music Organization, Great Lakes Center for the Arts, and Lavender Hill Farm

Saturday | Sep 7, 2024

An Evening with the Del McCoury Band

One listen and it’s clear as crystal. There is Del.

Event Starts 7:30 PM
Sunday | Sep 8, 2024

Brentano Quartet

“Passionate, uninhibited and spellbinding,” raves the London Independent; the New York Times extols its “luxuriously warm sound [and] yearning lyricism.”

Event Starts 4:00 PM
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Event Starts 7:00 PM
Sunday | Sep 22, 2024

Clint Holmes

"Between the Moon and New York City" The songs of Peter Allen. GRAMMY® nominee, legendary singer, ​songwriter, and entertainer.

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Sunday | Oct 13, 2024

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