​Each Fall and Spring semester interested students, student organizations and faculty members,​​ direct and perform a variety of theatrical productions. Recent productions have included: the annual UT Dance Company - Student Choreography Show​case, Trap Door Improv performances, Alpha Psi Omega One-Act plays, and numerous smaller-scale student productions of plays and dance productions.  Each year 25-30 studio theatre productions are staged, ​​providing scores of opportunities for students to gain experience in technical, design, performance and directorial roles.

In most cases these productions are presented at no cost and are open to the public.  Details about upcoming University Theatre productions are available on our News and Events page and on social media @cmutheatre.  Seating for these productions is first-come, first-served and general admission.  Seats fill quickly and anyone interested in attending should plan to arrive early.​

Trap Door Improv Performance
CMU's award-winning Trap Door Improv comedy team (pictured above) has been selected as one of the top 15 things for college students to do in Michigan.


Sample of an actual spring semester Studio Theatre production schedule


  • THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES: January/Theatre-on-the-Side
    Studio Theatre Production

  • TRAP DOOR IMPROV Comedy Show: February/Theatre-on-the-Side
    Studio Theatre Production

  • EXTREME PLAY BLITZ: February/Theatre-on-the-Side
    APO Fraternity Theatre Production

  • TRAP DOOR IMPROV Comedy Show: March/Platform Theatre
    Studio Theatre Production

  • SEMBLANCE: March/Theatre-on-the-Side
    Dance - Studio Theatre Production

  • GODSPELL: March/Theatre-on-the-Side
    Musical - Studio Theatre Production

  • TRAP DOOR IMPROV Comedy Show: April/Platform Theatre
    Studio Theatre Production

  • THE TYPOGRAPHER’S DREAM: April/Theatre-on-the-Side
    Studio Theatre Production

  • PETER & THE WOLF (puppet production): April/Staples (Music Building)
    Collaborative production with contributions from Art, Music, and Theatre programs 

  • TRAP DOOR IMPROV Comedy Show: April/Moore 102 (Platform Theatre)
    Studio Theatre Production

  • FULL CIRCLE: April/Bush Theatre
    Music Theatre Vocal Showcase


Studio Theatre Promotional Artwork Samples

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