Homegrown Productions presents


Written by John Bishop. Presented by permission of Dramatists Play Service.

Friday, October 7 at 7:30 pm

Sunday, October 9 at 3:00 pm

Saturday, October 15 at 7:30 pm

Sunday, October 16 at 3:00 pm

It’s not a musical, it’s a comedy!

A little music, a little mayhem, a murder here or there.

Starring Kallie Marrison, M.D. Nelson, Sandy Thomasson, Ralph Sims, Michelle Hill, Bob Murrell, Debbie Lundeen, Darryl Schmitz, Marci Balogh, and Christopher Hibbs

Wilson Center Auditorium, 101 W Cass St, St Johns, MI 48879

$15 general admission. $12 students and seniors.

Tickets available at the door.

Homegrown Productions is supported by Clinton County Arts Council, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS OF 1940 Coming to the Wilson Center Auditorium!

Opening night is just over a month away! Performances of the murder mystery satire “Musical Comedy Murders of 1940” are Friday, October 7, Sunday, October 9 (matinee), Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16 (matinee). Note the staggered (no pun intended) dates due to the shared use of the auditorium.

Pictured at rehearsal, left to right are Christopher Hibbs (Patrick O’Reilly), M.D. Nelson (Eddie McCuen), Kallie Marrison (Nikki Crandall), Debbie Lundeen (Bernice Roth) and Bob Murrell (Roger Hopewell). Not pictured are Michelle Harvey Hill (Helsa Wenzel), Marci Balogh (Elsa Von Grossenkneuten), Darryl Schmitz (Michael Kelly), Ralph Sims (Ken De La Maize), and Sandy Thomasson (Marjorie Baverstock).

Watch this page for more details. We hope to see you there! Bwahahaha!! 🗡


It’s not a musical, it’s a comedy. There isn’t a single murder, but there might be four. The action begins at midnight, in a mansion not too far from Broadway, in a blizzard, with a power failure. If you’re ready for a fast moving, satiric romp, in classic (think Casablanca) costumes, you’re encouraged to audition.

Homegrown Productions is holding auditions on August 22 and 23 at 7 pm at the Wilson Center Auditorium, 101 W. Cass Street, St. Johns. Performance dates are October 6-9. For more information, email or

Hope to see you there!

Irish Concert at the historic Wilson Center Auditorium!

Celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day with dinner at your favorite local restaurant followed by this amazing Irish folk concert by renowned singer-songwriter Rory Makem, with special guests Siusan O’Rourke & Zig Zeitlerat the historic Wilson Center Auditorium on Friday, March 18, 2022!

General admission tickets are $15 and can be purchased through (click the link below):

Rory Makem, Siusan O’Rourke & Zig Zeitlerat

Christmas in St. Johns Comes to the Wilson Center Auditorium

Downtown St. Johns in December

Only 10 days until Homegrown Productions‘ holiday variety show “Christmas in St. Johns” opens at the Wilson Center Auditorium on December 3rd and 4th, at 7:30pm both evenings.

Join us for seasonal music and holiday humor from familiar faces you’ve seen in other Homegrown Productions variety shows and community theatre plays.

We hope to see you there!

Coming to the Wilson Center Auditorium November 13th – Singers on the Grand, “YESTERDAY: THE 60S IN SONG”

Tickets are now available online for the Singers on the Grand’s “Yesterday: The 60s in Song” on Saturday, November 13th at 7pm at the historic Wilson Center Auditorium in St. Johns!

Join Lansing’s premier vocal group for this fun show with iconic songs from the 1960s. Their 12 vocalists and 7-piece Grand Band have created this show just for you!

Hear tunes from The Beatles, Motown, The Fifth Dimension, Sonny & Cher, The Beach Boys, Barbra Streisand, Simon & Garfunkel, The Mamas and the Papas, and many more 1960s icons. And it’s all at the beautiful Wilson Center Auditorium, located at 101 W. Cass St., St. Johns, MI.

Tickets are $12, all seats general admission, available online at, at the Clinton County Arts Council’s Art Gallery (215 N. Clinton Ave. in St Johns), or through any SOTG member.

For more information on Singers on the Grand, including photos and videos, please visit their Facebook page at

Don’t miss this, their newest revue – filled with lush vocals and the high-energy Grand Band in their 2021-2022 season-opening performance! #PeaceLoveMusic

“Leaving Iowa” at the Wilson Center Auditorium This Weekend!

“Leaving Iowa” Opens This Weekend at the Wilson Center Auditorium

A toast to (and a gentle roast of) the family road trip. Settle down in the back of the station wagon and relive the roadside attractions, sibling skirmishes, and sweet nostalgia of vacations past.

Admission charge is $15.00 per person. Tickets will be available at the door 30 minutes prior to performances.

To maintain responsible social distancing, admission will be limited to 100 people per performance.


We are excited to be raising our hopes for resuming entertainment at the Wilson Center Auditorium later this year! Events in the early planning stages include the Homegrown Productions play Leaving Iowa, with performances tentatively planned for two weekends in October, and Singers On The Grand (and the Grand Band), which would perform sometime in November. Watch this web page and the auditorium’s Facebook page for more details as they become available!

The First Concert of 2021 at the Wilson Center!

Yes, you read that right!… This Saturday, local 80s music band Miranda & the M80s will be, technically speaking, the first entertainment event at the Wilson Center Auditorium in over a year!

It will be live streamed only – no in person attendance will be permitted – but it’s an exciting start to what we anticipate will be the end of the Covid freeze-frame of our lives.

We invite you to tune in to the live stream on Saturday at 8pm and show your support!