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.

2021 - 2022 University Theatre Season

We're pleased to announce our return to full-capacity (non-socially distanced) performances.  Masks are required regardless of your vaccination status through at least September.  Policy changes may be implemented at the university's discretion and we recommend checking here for updates shortly before opening night.  Join us in an artistic exploration of the human condition!

Season Package | September - April

The Revolutionists* February 9-13

Written by Lauren Gunderson and Directed by Keeley Stanley-Bohn

Four beautiful, badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world.

  • *Includes violence and mature themes
  • Tickets are available through CMU Ticket Central online, by phone at 989-774-3045, or in person at the CMU Events Center
  • Bush Theatre | February 9-12 at 7:30 pm and February 13 at 2:00 pm

HAMLET:  March 23-27

Written by William Shakespeare, Adaptation by Robert Richmond, and Directed by Professional Guest, Kelli Crump

A unique and fresh take on one of Shakespeare’s most remarkable tales. Ambition, grief, revenge, love, and discord come together in a revealing exploration of the human psyche.

  • Tickets are available through CMU Ticket Central online, by phone at 989-774-3045, or in person at the CMU Events Center. 
  • Bush Theatre | March 23-26 at 7:30 pm and March 27 at 2:00 pm

UTDC DANCE CONCERT FEAT. MASASHI ACTION MACHINE:  April 21-24

Artistic Direction by Heather Trommer-Beardslee

In addition to the UTDC, this year's Spring Dance Concert will feature performances from Masashi Action Machine, an internationally touring jazz dance company from Japan!  The show will include separate performances from each company, and conclude with the two companies performing together on stage.   

  • Tickets are available through CMU Ticket Central online, by phone at 989-774-3045, or in person at the CMU Events Center. (Note: ticket windows in CMU Events Center open starting 8/31)
  • Bush Theatre | April 21-23 at 7:30 pm and April 24 at 2:00 pm