Each February, students audition/interview for the privilege of participating in our annual summer theatre company.  Ultimately, 10-13 students are selected and assigned to fulfill the many roles required for a touring production series, ranging from technical positions and promotions to acting roles and stage management.  The performance tour will start at our own Bush Theatre, move on to Beaver Island's BIC Center and The Playhouse at White Lake (formerly the Howmet Playhouse), and then conclude with a week of performances to start the 2019-2020 Season.

Many alumni reflect on CMU Summer Theatre as one of their most valuable educational experiences.  

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Ken Ludwig's A Fox on the Fairway 

Written by Ken Ludwig and Directed by Steve Berglund
A Fox On the Fairway takes audiences on a hilarious romp, which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy members of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it's a charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and man's eternal love affair with...golf.
  • Bush Theatre | June 21 at 7:30 pm and June 23 at 2:00 pm
  • BIC Center (Beaver Island) | July 6 at TBA
  • The Playhouse at White Lake | July 13 at 7:30 pm

California Suite

Written by Neil Simon and Directed by Elaine DiFalco Daugherty
A four-part comedy confection by the great comic playwright, Neil Simon.  Four couples arrive, and separately inhabit a Beverly Hills hotel suite, hilariously bringing along their problems, anxieties, and comical marital dilemmas.  This is Neil Simon at his most humane, compassionate best.  (Includes mature content)
  • Bush Theatre | June 20 & 22 at 7:30 pm 
  • BIC Center (Beaver Island) | July 5 at TBA
  • The Playhouse at White Lake | July 12 at 7:30 pm

Ticketing and additional information 

For more information, please contact:

Steve Berglund, Chair, Department of Theatre and Dance
Phone: (989) 774-3961 
Email:  bergl1s@cmich.edu​​​​