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Let us entertain you with a diverse selection of live productions. Each year our theatre students participate in various productions to gain experience and improve stage presence. They are passionate about performing/entertaining and are eager to show off their creativity for audiences.
Performances take place in Bush Theatre, Townsend Kiva, and Theatre-on-the-Side, all located close to the Bush Theatre ticket windows on the Central Michigan University Campus. For information on our smaller-scale, free, Studio Theatre and other sponsored productions, follow us on social media or visit our Events and Activities webpage.
The Complete Works of Wm. Shakespeare (Abridged)
by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield
Directed by Stacey Pattison
September 11, 2:00 p.m. | Townsend Kiva
An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard's plays, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare presents all 37 plays in 90 minutes!
Summer: A Theatre Cabaret
Directed by Joshua Brewer
September 8 & 10, 7:30 p.m. | Townsend Kiva
Using a combination of song, scene, poetry and dance, Summer: A Theatre Cabaret tracks a group of students as they emerge from a year of quarantine into a warm summer’s evening.
Dancing at Lughnasa
By Brian Friel
Directed by Elaine DiFalco Daugherty
October 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 & 15, 7:30 p.m. | Theatre on the Side
October 9 & 16, 2:00 p.m. | Theatre on the Side
Winner of the 1992 Tony Award for Best Play, Dancing at Lughnasa follows five strong sisters as they eke out a living in rural, 1936 Ireland.
Music by Cyndi Lauper, Book by Harvey Fierstein
Directed by Teri Hansen, Music Directed by Alan Gumm, Choreographed by Andrea Purrenhage
November 9, 10, 11 & 12, 7:30 p.m. | Bush Theatre
November 13, 2:00 p.m. | Bush Theatre
Kinky Boots, the Tony Winning musical by Cyndi Lauper, tells the story of Charlie Price who has reluctantly inherited his father's struggling shoe factory. Trying to live up to his father's legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos.
Directed by Joshua Brewer
February 1, 2, 3, 4, 7:30 p.m.| Bush Theatre
February 5, 2:00 p.m.| Bush Theatre
Written in 411 BC, but as timely as ever, Lysistrata is a bawdy, anti-war comedy about a group of extraordinary women so intent on ending a pointless war, that they withhold sex until peace is achieved.
By Paula Vogel
Directed by Keeley Stanley-Bohn
March 22, 23, 24, 25, 7:30 p.m.| Bush Theatre
March 26, 2:00 p.m.| Bush Theatre
Indecent is a new play inspired by the true story of the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance. Written by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Paula Vogel, and set at a time when waves of immigrants were changing the face of America, this play with music is a riveting look at an explosive moment in theatrical history.
UTDC Dance Concert
With Special Guests, Masashi Action Machine from Nagoya, Japan
Artistic Director, Heather Trommer-Beardslee
April 20, 21, 22, 7:30 p.m.| Bush Theatre
April 23, 2:00 p.m.| Bush Theatre