seasonstrip.jpgLet us entertain you with an enchanting selection of faculty directed plays, which are performed on the CMU campus in Bush Theatre or Theatre-on-the-Side​.  Tickets for each season are available beginning in August through CMU Ticket Central, and ticketing details are provided below.

We also sponsor numerous free, smaller-scale, Studio Theatre productions every semester.  A listing of upcoming productions, and departmental events, is located at We also invite you to follow us on Facebook or Twitter for behind-the-scenes stories about upcoming productions, information on awards received by students and faculty/staff, and interesting news about upcoming University Theatre activities!  

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THE 2017-18 U.T. SEASON​


          • Written by John Cariani
          • Bush Theatre/ September 6-9 at 7:30 p.m. and September 10 at 2 p.m.
          • Includes mild adult content
          • Nine slightly twisted and hilarious short plays exploring the joys and pains of love.  An unromantic play for the romantic in everyone. 

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          • Conceived and Directed by Annette Thornton
          • Theatre-on-the-Side/ Oct. 5-7 & 12-14 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 8 & 15 at 2 p.m.
          • Includes adult content
          • A devised theatrical piece exploring issues of otherness using text, movement, and music.

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          • Includes explicit sexual content and language
          • Book & Lyrics by Steven Sater; Music by Duncan Sheik; Based on a play by Frank Wedekind; Directed by Nancy Eddy; Musical Direction by LaToya Lain: Choreography by Amy Bunting and Andrea Purrenhage
          • Bush Theatre/ November 8-11 at 7:30 p.m. and November 12 at 2 p.m. 
          • A rock musical journey through the perils, conflicts and confusion of adolescent sexuality in a moralistic and repressive society.  Winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical 

Fool for Love 

          • Written by Sam Shepard; Directed by Steve Berglund
          • Theatre-on-the-Side/ February 1-3/8-10 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 4 & 11 at 2 p.m.
          • Includes adult language and content
          • A masterfully constructed work that brings searing intensity and rare theatrical excitement to its probing, yet sharply humorous study of love, hate and the dying myths of the Old West. Winner of the Obie Award and Pulitzer finalist. 

​The Country Wife 

    • Written by William Wycherley; Directed by Keeley Stanley-Bohn
    • Bush Theatre/ March 21-24 at 7:30 p.m. and March 25 at 2 p.m.
    • Includes adult content
    • This bawdy, subversive and wickedly satirical drama pokes fun at the humorless, the jealous, and the adulterous alike in 1675 London.  Heralded as a Restoration masterpiece, it is sexually frank, brilliantly witty and sure to entertain. 

U. T. Dance Company Concert

    • Artistic Direction by Heather Trommer-Beardslee
    • Bush Theatre/ April 19-21 at 7:30 p.m. and April 22 at 2 p.m.
    • Experience an exhilarating and creative dance production.  Genres range from ballet to hip-hop, and modern to theatrical story dance. 

Ticketing and Tips

Advance purchase tickets are available at a reduced price through our partners at CMU Ticket Central.  If the production doesn't sell out in advance, remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the Bush Theatre ticket window starting one-hour prior to each performance.  

We strongly recommend advance purchase for our musical and all performances scheduled for Theatre-on-the-Side.

    • Location: CMU Events Center
    • Phone: 989-774-3045
    • Hours of Operation: ​10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (Summer hours may vary)
    • ​​Tips and additional information​

For more information, please contact:

Steven Berglund, Director of University Theatre, Professor
Office: Moore 134 - Phone: ​(989) 774-3961
Email: ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​