Performing Arts Center

Completed in 1998, the Greenville Performing Arts Center has been the home of the Greenville Public Schools Performing Arts Department for 10 years.  The facility seats 716 (fixed seating) and has performances that run the course of the year. 

School Related Productions

Students first step on stage as part of the two concerts every Elementary building presents in December and April.  School related productions provide the majority of the booking schedule, while touring productions and artists are featured throughout the year.

Rental Bookings

The Facility is available for rental booking through out the year.  Please select Facility Information for more rental information.

Please choose one of the available selections for facility information, staff information, an online facility tour, and the GHS Stage Crew.

Greenville Performing Arts Center
111 N. Hillcrest Greenville, MI 48838
616-225-6108

Facility Staff

Chris Chapman, profileChris Chapman
Auditorium Manager/Technical Director
Email:  chapmanc@gpsmi.us
Phone:  616-225-6108

Mr. Chapman holds a BFA in Theatre & Interpretation with a dual emphasis in Stage Management and Scenic & Lighting Design from Central Michigan University.  He is the recipient of an American College Theatre Festival Kennedy Center Honor for his lighting and scenic design of the 1992 CMU production of Eric Overmyer's "On the Verge."  After graduating from CMU, Mr. Chapman worked extensively in professional theatre in Chicago, primarily with the Goodman Theatre, but also at Steppenwolf, The Royal George Theatre, Bailiwick Repetory Theatre, & Strawdog Theatre.  Mr. Chapman also was employed with Virtual World Entertainment (VWE) and FASA Interactive during the 1990's.  As a Site Service Engineer, and then Software Quality Assurance Manager, he worked on VWE's cutting edge Tesla Virtual Reality simulators (BattleTech and Red Planet) as well as FASA Interactives "MechCommander" and "MechWarrior 3" products for the PC, and "Alien Invasion" for DisneyQuest.  Mr. Chapman most recently completed new work for VWE including redesign of their tour posters for the 2009 Convention Circuit, and additional themed elements.  2009 also saw the publication of "BattleTech:25 Years of Art and Fiction" by Catalyst Game Labs, which included a chapter written by Mr. Chapman

With the 2015-16 season, Mr. Chapman has been a technician, designer, actor, or director on over 146 theatrical productions.  His concert experience is too varied to list.

Mr. Chapman currently designs all of GHS's Theatre productions, as well as the lighting design and special video production for the GPS Performing Arts  Department.  He is the adviser for the GHS Stage Crew, and directs the GHS One Act Play.



Cheryl Willard, profileCheryl Willard
Production Coordinator
Email:  willardc@gpsmi.us
Phone:  616-225-6109

Mrs. Willard holds an Associates Degree in Accounting from Grand Rapids Community College. She worked ten years in the Personal Lines Dept. of the then Evans and Drumm, Inc. Insurance Agency, working her way to Supervisor.

As her children took an interest in the theatre through The Hans Christian Andersen Theatre, Mrs. Willard was offered the opportunity to try her hand at producing a play. After that, she held the position of producer for several of the Danish Festival Plays.

Mrs. Willard has held the position of Production Coordinator for GHS Theatre Dept. since 2002.

GHS Stage Crew

Founded in 1998, the GHS Stage Crew is an active group of students who perform all of the backstage work at the Greenville Performing Arts Center.

Students build and paint the sets, focus and run the lights, produce and edit audio, do rigging, build and maintain costumes and props, do makeup and stage manage productions.

The program is set up so students are exposed to all disciplines of backstage work, but can find their favorite positions and excel at them.  Students who complete the Stage Crew Training Program are eligible to be paid for rental and touring events as well.

Crew Training Manuals and Release forms are available below for download.

Related Files

PDF DocumentStage Crew Tech Manual
PDF DocumentEmergency Contact Form-Please return to Auditorium Manager ASAP
PDF DocumentParent Acknowledgement Form-Please return to Auditorium Manager ASAP
PDF DocumentManual for Scene Shop & Stage Management
PDF DocumentManual for Lighting Gear
PDF DocumentManual for Rigging Equipment & Systems
PDF DocumentManual for Sound Gear