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 Whitehall's 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.  

CMU Summer Theatre 2019 productions

A Fox on the Fairway

by Ken Ludwig, directed by Steve Berglund

California Suite

 by Neil Simon, directed by Elaine Daugherty

Summer Theatre auditions take place February 15 & 16, 2019.
Additional performance details will be available soon.)

Ticketing and additional information 

  • Bush Theatre (CMU Ticket Central): Online, (989) 774-3045, or in person at the CMU Events Center
  • Beaver Island Community Center Theatre: by phone at (231) 448-2022 or in person (Additional information is available online here.)
  • Howmet Playhouse: by phone at (231) 894-4048, or online here 


For more information, please contact:

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