Let us entertain you with a diverse selection of faculty-directed live productions! Performances take place in Bush Theatre, Townsend Kiva, and Theatre-on-the-Side, which are all located close to the Bush Theatre ticket windows on the CMU Campus.  For information on our smaller-scale, free, Studio Theatre and other sponsored productions, follow us on social media or visit our Events and Activities webpage.

The 2019-2020 University Theatre Season 

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Theatre season packages include a ticket for each of the seven productions and offer a savings of up to 66% off door prices!  Call us at (989) 774-3045 and get yours today! 

Written by Ken Ludwig, 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

Written by Neil Simon, 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 language, content and/or violence)

Written by August Strindberg, Adapted by Howard Brenton, Directed by Steve Berglund

A provocative and riveting tale of an unexpected love that crosses forbidden boundaries. This stark and penetrating drama explores the turbulent war of wills between a well-to-do young woman and her father’s servant.  (*Includes mature language, content and/or violence)

Book by Terrence McNally, Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Based on the novel "RAGTIME" by E. L. Doctorow, Directed and Choreographed by Annette Thornton, Musical Direction by Mina Son

A sweeping musical portrait of early-twentieth-century America that tells the story of four families in the pursuit of the American Dream. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, they confront history’s timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair... and what it means to live in America. (*Includes mature language, content and/or violence)

Written by Simon Stephens, Directed by Keeley Stanley-Bohn

In an English private school, a group of highly-articulate eighteen-year-olds flirt and posture their way through the day. With hormones raging and minimal adult supervision, the students must prepare for their future—and survive the savagery of high school. Punk Rock is an honest and unnerving chronicle of contemporary adolescence. (*Includes mature language, content and/or violence)

Written by Thornton Wilder, Directed by Nancy Eddy

This Pulitzer Prize-winning play, described by Edward Albee as “... a masterpiece... one of the toughest and saddest plays ever written,” captures the daily life of a small New Hampshire town, Grover’s Corners, from 1901-1913, exploring the meaning of life and what it means to be human. Our Town is an impassioned call to take notice of the beauty in small and everyday things.

Artistic Direction by Heather Trommer-Beardslee

Experience an exhilarating and creative dance production.  Genres range from ballet to hip-hop and modern to theatrical story dance.

Ticketing and Tips

Advance purchase tickets are available at a reduced price through CMU Ticket Central.  If the production doesn't sell out in advance, remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the Bush Theatre ticket window starting one hour before each performance.  

We strongly recommend purchasing tickets well in advance for any musical or any performance scheduled for Theatre-on-the-Side.

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