director-actor.jpgAuditions for roles in mainstage University Theatre productions are open to all CMU students regardless of major, minor or year in school. Whether you're a TAD major or just enjoyed your past experiences and want to stay involved, you're welcome to join in! 

Details are provided below and are also announced on social media, and signup sheets are posted on the Call Board outside of the Moore Hall #133 Faculty Office suite.

Crew Opportunities

Students interested in getting involved behind the scenes, working with set, lights, costumes, hair, props, sound, and make-up are asked to complete our online crew application form.  Feel free to drop in and briefly chat with our professional technical staff, to talk about your experience and interests.  No experience is required.  ​

  • ​Costumes, Hair and Make-up
    Contact: Daniel Thieme-Whitlow - Costume Shop Manager
    Office:  #151 Moore - Email: - Phone: 989-774-3963
  • ​Set Construction, Lighting, Properties and Sound​ 
    Contact: Dan Daugherty - Technical Director
    Office: Moore #151 - Email: daugh1dp@cmich.eduPhone: 989-774-6594

2020-2021 University Theatre Season Audition Information

Fall Semester

We are excited to announce that auditions for A Song for Coretta, written by Pearl Cleage, and The Thanksgiving Play, written by Larissa FastHorse, will take place starting next Tuesday, August 18th! We’re putting together a series of small productions that are current and topical in dealing with the political, social, economic, and health issues taking place globally. Rehearsals and performances will follow current CDC, state, and university standards. We will be partnering with industry providers to present live-streamed performances or filmed versions of live performances. Keep an eye out for possible additional auditions as we are hoping to add at least one additional show to our season!

Auditions are open to ALL CMU students. Signup sheets will be available on the bulletin boards across from Moore Hall #132 soon.

Follow the links below for an audition flyer.  More details and signups will

Spring Semester


  • Written by Robert O'Hara; 
  • Directed by Steve Berglund
  • Bush Theatre
  • February 10-13 at 7:30 pm/ February 14 at 2:00 pm
  • Auditions: November 23-25
  • Sign-up information and detailed audition information will be available in the Fall semester of 2020
  • Rehearsals begin Monday, November 18th (6½ weeks)
  • 1 African-American man – 4 African-American women - 1 Caucasian man – 4 Caucasian women
"Searing and sensationally funny... As raw in its language and raucous in spirit as it is smart and provocative."—The New York Times  "This is a look at an America where real-life behaviors take their cues from reality TV."—Hollywood Reporter  (Includes mature themes and language)


  • Written by William Shakespeare; Directed by Nancy Eddy
  • Bush Theatre
  • March 24 – March 27 at 7:30 pm/March 28 at 2:00 pm
  • High School Matinee on Friday, March 26th
  • Auditions: Week of January 13
  • Sign-up information and detailed audition information will be available in the Fall semester of 2020
  • Rehearsals begin Tuesday, January 18   (7½ weeks)
  • 17 men - 8 women/approx. 26-33 total actors
Hamlet, Shakespeare's masterpiece, is the story of a young prince from Denmark searching for the proof that will clearly implicate his uncle, Claudius, for the murder of his father.  It is a tale of power, revenge, spying, betrayal, illusion, corruption, and murder. Is Hamlet driven forward by his fate or by the choices he makes?  This production will feature an actress in the role of Hamlet.  (Includes violence and mature content)

University Theatre Dance Company Concert

  • Artistic Direction by Heather Trommer-Beardslee
  • Bush Theatre/April 22-24 at 7:30 pm/April 25 at 2:00 pm
  • Auditions:  January 12-14
Experience an exhilarating and creative dance production.  Genres range from ballet to hip-hop, and modern to theatrical story dance.