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Upcoming Events, Performances and Activities

Main Stage Student Organization FairSaturday, August 26, Evening
Theatre and Dance Auditions (Fall auditions take place in first week of classes)Sunday, August 27 - Friday, September 1 - Audition details
​Classes Begin​August 28
LOVE/SICK: University Theatre productionSeptember 6-10, Bush TheatreTickets & Details
CMU Debate: Western Kentucky University TournamentSeptember 21-24 in Bowling Green, KY
​CMU and You Day - Prospective student program​September 23 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Music Building and Moore Hall
Trap Door Improv* - Comedy ShowSeptember 30 at 6:00, 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. in the Platform Theatre
The Other Project: University Theatre productionOctober 5-8 and 12-15, Theatre-on-the-SideTickets & Details
CMU Debate: Lafayette College TournamentOctober 6-8 in Easton, PA
Mosaic College Fair, Recruitment tripOctober 15, Detroit Area
Three short plays from the collection Very Still and Hard to See by Steve Yokey:  Studio Theatre Production*October 19-21 at 7:30 p.m. in Theatre-on-the-Side 
CMU Debate: Clarion College TournamentOctober 20-22 in Clarion, PA
Rocky Horror Picture Show - APO Shadow CastOctober 26-28 at 8 p/m/ and midnight at the Broadway Theatre in downtown Mount Pleasant
Untitled Dance Production: Studio Theatre Production* November 2-4, Theatre-on-the-Side 
CMU Debate: St Anslem's CollegeNovember 3-5 in Manchester, NH
Spring Awakening: University Theatre and School of Music ProductionNovember 8-12 at Bush Theatre, Tickets & Details
CMU Debate: Illinois State University TournamentNovember 10-12 in Normal, IL
Music Theatre PreviewNovember 11 from 2 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. at Bush Theatre
Sunshine Blind by Adie Harig: A.P.O Studio Theatre Production*November 16-18 at 7:30 p.m. in Theatre-on-the-Side
Trap Door Improv* - Comedy ShowNovember 21 at 6:00, 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. in the Platform Theatre
Unfostered Love by Claire-Frances Sullivan: Studio Production*November 29-30 at 7:30 p.m. at Platform Theatre
Unfostered Love by Claire-Frances Sullivan: Studio Production*December 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Platform Theatre
CMU Debate: Ohio State University Tournament(Tentative) December 1-3 in Columbus, Ohio
Classes endDecember 8
Trap Door Improv* - Comedy ShowNovember 21 at 6:00, 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. in the Platform Theatre
Michigan Thespian FestivalDecember 15 & 16 in Grand Rapids, Michigan

*Studio theatre productions are free and open to the public.  Limited seating is available on a first-come, first served basis.  Due to their nature, Studio productions are subject to schedule changes and cancellation without notice.

Steve Berglund performs one-man comedy, MAN, at New York City's United Solo Theatre Festival


Steve Berglund recently performed his new one-man comedy, MAN, at the United Solo Theatre Festival in New York City. MAN was selected for inclusion in this 10-week festival which hosts numerous solo productions from artists across six continents! 

This comic look at the quest for manhood was also well received in campus performances, and in recent Fringe Festivals in Chicago and Indianapolis. 

Follow this link for information about MAN, and this link for details on the United Solo Theatre Festival

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Trap Door Improv selected by "Michigan's Best!"

Trap Door Improv is turning heads again! "Best of Michigan" recently selected our improvisational comedy troupe as one of the "The 15 Best Activities for College Students in Michigan!"   Seniors Alexandra Jackson and Anthony Jones are graduating this year, but several new recruits are coming up the ranks to carry on this CMU University Theatre tradition.  

The group was also selected in recent years for a SOAR Award for Best Student Organization!

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​​Dr. Weber and grad student, Jeremy Heinlein partner on Special Olympics research 

Passing the ball and shooting baskets with people Special Olympics researchwho have intellectual disabilities changes perceptions and stigmas, according to Central Michigan University researchers. 

Read the full CMU News story, here.


Innovative use of television programming in the exploration of communication theories

Alysa Lucas, assistant professor of communication, uses television programming as a tool in the exploration of communication theories.     

"By using 'Pretty Little Liars' as a pop culture reference, it shows students that we use theory and reference it in everyday life all the time," Lucas said. "The pop culture references make the theory more tangible, more relatable and more real for the students in my classes."

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