Come and let 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​.  For tickets, follow the link in each play's title or see the full ticketing information below. 

 Information about free, smaller-scale, Studio Theatre productions and other upcoming events is available on our News and Events web page.  ​ For an advance look at upcoming productions, behind the scenes stories, additional performance details and more, we invite you to follow us on our social media channels: Facebook or Twitter! ​

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​The 2016 - 2017 University Theatre Season

We invite you to join us for a season of compelling and thought-provoking season of stories.  Fu​ll details and descriptions will be provided soon.  ​ 

Save up to 62% and watch any play in the season (except A Chorus Line) as many times as you'd like.  Follow the link above for more details on this excellent value! ​ ​
This madcap farce is a roller coaster of crazy events and mistaken identities that doesn’t stop until the last side-splitting conclusion.  (Includes themes and/or language that some may find offensive.​)
    • Written by Robin Hawdon; Directed by Elaine Daugherty
    • Bush Theatre - September 7 - 10 at 7:30 p.m. and September 11 at 2:00 p.m.

This smartly-written and occasionally bittersweet romantic comedy comes to life when former lovers unexpectedly reunite in a snow-bound airport, where they reflect on their lives and wonder about the one that got away.​ (Includes mature language)
    • Written by Steven Dietz; Directed by Tim Connors
    • Theatre-on-the-Side - October 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 & 15 and October 9 & 16 at 2:00 p.m.
A compelling musical that pulls from the real-life stories of aspiring Broadway performers whose valiant dedication often leaves them overworked and underpaid. This Pulitzer Prize-winning play captures the essence of the human struggle to succeed and overcome.(Includes language and themes that may not be appropriate for all audiences.)
    • Conceived and Originally Directed and Choreographed by
      Michael Bennett, Book by James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante; Music by Marvin Hamlisch; Lyrics by Edward Kleban; Directed by Keeley Stanley-Bohn; Musical Direction by LaToya Lain; Choreography by Heather Trommer-Beardslee; Scenic Design by Guest Artist, Renee Surprenant
    • Bush Theatre - November 9 - 12 at 7:30 p.m. and November 13 at 2:00 p.m.
Shakespeare’s epic adventure follows the travails of Pericles, Prince of Tyre, through assassins, shipwreck, intrigue, romance, and unbearable loss, to a miraculous reunion. ​ (Includes themes and/or language that some may find offensive.​)
    • Written by William Shakespeare: Directed by Steve Berglund
    • Bush Theatre -  February 8 - 11 at 7:30 p.m. and February 12 at 2:00 p.m.

Suspicion and conflict rise to a fever pitch in this pressure-cooker of dramatic tension, as a Bronx school principal confronts a young priest with her dark suspicions. Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.​  (Includes themes and/or language that some may find offensive.​)​
    • Written by John Patrick Shanley​
    • Theatre-on-the-Side - March 22 - 25 at 7:30 and March 25 and ​26 at 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy a magical evening of imaginative and inspirational dance performed to moving music! Genres include: jazz, ballet, hip hop, theatrical story dance, modern and more.​
    • Artistic Direction by Heather Trommer-Beardslee
    • Bush Theatre - April 20 - 22 at 7:30 p.m. and April 23 at 2:00 p.m.

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 purchased at the Bush Theatre Ticket Window starting one-hour prior to each performance.  Due to historical sales, we strongly recommend advance purchase for our musical and all performances scheduled for Theatre-on-the-Side.

  • CMU Ticket Central
    • Location: CMU Events Center
    • Phone: 989-774-3045
    • Hours of Operation: ​8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
    • ​​For your convenience, we're also happy to provide tips and additional information​ for theatre guests​​.  We hope these will help make your experience more enjoyable. ​

 For more information, please contact:

Steven Berglund
Director of University Theatre, Professor
Office: Moore 134 
Phone: ​(989) 774-3961
Email: ​bergl1s@cmich.edu​​​​​​​​​​​​​​