Current Season University Theatre

Let us entertain you with a diverse selection of live productions. Each year our theatre students participate in a variety of 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, which are 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.

CMU Summer Theatre 2022

Each year, a hard-working troupe of student actors and technicians spend their summer rehearsing and taking their shows on the road! This year, the Summer Theatre Troup will perform on campus for two preview performances in the Townsend Kiva before traveling with their shows to Beaver Island and White Lake, MI. Join us for one of the performances listed below and see what CMU Summer Theatre is all about!

The Complete Works of Wm. Shakespeare (Abridged)

by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield

An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard's plays, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare presents all 37 plays in 90 minutes!

June 25, 7:30 pm | Previews in Townsend Kiva @ CMU** - Mount Pleasant, MI

July 2, 7:30 pm Beaver Island | Community Center Theatre - Beaver Island, MI

July 9, 7:30 pm Playhouse at White Lake - Whitehall, MI


Summer: A Theatre Cabaret

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.

June 24, 7:30 pm Previews in Townsend Kiva @ CMU** - Mount Pleasant, MI

July 1, 7:30 pm Beaver Island | Community Center Theatre - Beaver Island, MI

July 8, 7:30 pm | Playhouse at White Lake - Whitehall, MI

**Preview performances at CMU are free, and seating is first-come, first served until seats are full. doors will open at 7:00 pm.