Something Theatrical

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Feuding cosmetic queens at the Civic

The rivalry between the two most important women of the cosmetics industry from the 1930s to the 1960s — Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubenstein — is dramatic enough. But add some music and costumes and you’ve got the smash Broadway hit War Paint

This is the Southwest Michigan premiere of War Paint, which closed on Broadway in November 2017. The musical follows Arden and Rubenstein’s lipstick and eyeliner-fueled business feud, in which Arden stole Rubenstein's marketing director and Rubinstein retaliated by stealing Arden's husband.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. May 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18 and 2 p.m. May 5, 12 and 19. Tickets are $15-$25. For more information or tickets, visit or call 343-1313.