Wayne State University

Frauenthal Center names alumnus Eric Messing executive director

The Frauenthal Center has named Eric Messing as executive director of Muskegon’s premier entertainment destination.  Messing comes to the Frauenthal Center with vast arts management education and experience. Messing holds a BA in Communication from Aquinas College (’01) and a MFA from Wayne State University (’07) in Theatre with a focus on Arts Management. He was a three year member of the Hilberry Repertory Theatre Company in Detroit where he held multiple management positions. In West Michigan he has served as executive director of Broadway Grand Rapids, which brings national Broadway tours to DeVos Performance Hall, director of marketing for Circle Theatre Grand Rapids and has consulted independently for multiple arts organizations. In New York, he has worked with Primary Stages (marketing) and Chautauqua Theater Company (director of marketing). Messing has also served on the Board of Directors for Actors’ Theatre Grand Rapids, Circle Theatre Grand Rapids and the Wayne State University College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts Alumni Association.

About the Frauenthal Center
The Frauenthal Center is Muskegon’s premier destination for vibrant entertainment, event hosting, art exhibits and office leasing. The center has  a rich history and honor that past through thoughtful use of space, careful restoration and technology. The historic Frauenthal Theater and intimate Beardsley Theater set the stage for the latest in music, drama, speaking engagements and more. TheReception Gallery showcases the talents of area artists with rotating exhibits. The center offers dynamic spaces for public and private events including two theaters, The BallroomReception GalleryThe Boardroom and Conference Rooms. For a complete listing of shows and events, please visit frauenthal.org.