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The 2021-22 Season

We're pleased to announce our return to full-capacity (non-socially distanced) performances.  Masks are required regardless of your vaccination status through at least September.  Policy changes may be implemented at the university's discretion and we recommend checking here for updates shortly before opening night.  Join us in an artistic exploration of the human condition! (Click the title below for additional details)



Theatre season packages include a ticket for each of our seven mainstage productions and offer savings of up to 66% off door prices!  Available starting August 16, 2021, by phone at 989-774-3045 or in person at the Ticket Central offices in the CMU Events Center.  (Note: ticket windows in CMU Events Center open starting 8/31) 

Written by A.R. Gurney and directed by Steve Berglund

A modern romantic comedy about a marriage and a dog. "Dramatic literature is stuffed with memorable love scenes, but none is as immediately delicious and dizzy as the one that begins the redeeming affair in A.R. Gurney's new comedy, SYLVIA…" —NY Times. "I can only call it one of the most involving, beautiful, funny, touching and profound plays I have ever seen…" —NY Daily News. "Gurney's mad comedy is the most endearing good time to trot down the pike in many a moon. Howlingly funny…" —BackStage. 
  • Includes mature themes and language
  • Tickets are available through CMU Ticket Central online, by phone at 989-774-3045, or in person at the CMU Events Center 
  • Bush Theatre | September 9 and 11 at 7:30 pm
  • Masks are required regardless of vaccination status through at least September and seating will not be socially distanced. Please check the first paragraph of this page near opening night for the latest policy updates.

Written by Michael Hollinger, Directed by Keeley Stanley-Bohn

Three love stories, a murder mystery, and a nuclear espionage plot converge in this noir comedy about marriage and other explosive devices.  It’s 1952:  America’s on the verge of the H-Bomb, Dwight Eisenhower’s on the campaign trail, and I Love Lucy’s on Monday nights.  Meanwhile, Senator Joe McCarthy’s daughter just got engaged to a Soviet spy, and Boston detective Maggie Pelletier has to find out who dumped the dead guy in the harbor – or else lose out on a honeymoon in Havana.  A blunt-nosed, sharp-eyed look at love and tying (and untying, and retying) the knot.
 
  • Tickets are available through CMU Ticket Central online, by phone at 989-774-3045, or in person at the CMU Events Center
  • Bush Theatre | September 10 at 7:30 pm and September 12 at 2:00 pm
  • Masks are required regardless of vaccination status through at least September and seating will not be socially distanced. Please check the first paragraph of this page near opening night for the latest policy updates.

Written by B. J. Tindal and directed by Elaine DiFalco Daugherty

Desperate to control the contradicting narratives of his untimely passing, Tyler haunts his best friend as his other friends quibble over his legacy, seeking an elusive common ground. “Part acerbic satire about race relations, part bromantic comedy. Goodnight, Tyler is a thoughtful and heartfelt examination of racial identity.” - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

  • Includes mature themes and language
  • Tickets are available through CMU Ticket Central online, by phone at 989-774-3045, or in person at the CMU Events Center 
  • Bush Theatre | October 5-9 at 7:30 pm (Tuesday through Saturday only)
  • Please check the first paragraph of this page near opening night for the latest policy updates.

Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menden, Directed by Nancy Eddy, Musical Direction by Dr. Amanda Pabyan, Choreography by Damian Sanderson

This deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical have devoured the hearts of theatre-goers for over 30 years. A foul-mouthed, R&B singing new breed of plant promises a meek floral assistant unending fame and fortune if he keeps feeding it blood! Eventually, he discovers its alien origins and intent towards global domination!  

  • Includes violence and mature themes
  • Tickets are available through CMU Ticket Central online, by phone at 989-774-3045, or in person at the CMU Events Center 
  • Bush Theatre | November 10-13 at 7:30 pm and November 14 at 2:00 pm
  • Please check the first paragraph of this page near opening night for the latest policy updates.

Written by Lauren Gunderson and Directed by Keeley Stanley-Bohn

Four beautiful, badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world.

  • Includes violence and mature themes
  • Tickets are available through CMU Ticket Central online, by phone at 989-774-3045, or in person at the CMU Events Center
  • Bush Theatre | February 9-12 at 7:30 pm and February 13 at 2:00 pm
  • Please check the first paragraph of this page near opening night for the latest policy updates.

Written by William Shakespeare, Adaptation by Robert Richmond, and Directed by Professional Guest, Kelli Crump

A unique and fresh take on one of Shakespeare’s most remarkable tales. Ambition, grief, revenge, love, and discord come together in a revealing exploration of the human psyche.

  • Tickets are available through CMU Ticket Central online, by phone at 989-774-3045, or in person at the CMU Events Center. 
  • Bush Theatre | March 23-26 at 7:30 pm and March 27 at 2:00 pm
  • Please check the first paragraph of this page near opening night for the latest policy updates.

Artistic Direction by Heather Trommer-Beardslee

In addition to the UTDC, this year's Spring Dance Concert will feature performances from Masashi Action Machine, an internationally touring jazz dance company from Japan!  The show will include separate performances from each company, and conclude with the two companies performing together on stage.   

  • Tickets are available through CMU Ticket Central online, by phone at 989-774-3045, or in person at the CMU Events Center. (Note: ticket windows in CMU Events Center open starting 8/31)
  • Bush Theatre | April 21-23 at 7:30 pm and April 24 at 2:00 pm
  • Please check the first paragraph of this page near opening night for the latest policy updates.


Parking: Bush Theatre/Kiva/Theatre-on-the-Side 

Free guest parking is available in lots 33N and 33S which are located off from East Campus Drive between Preston and Broomfield Roads. You can use this map to find Bush Theatre


Ticketing

Tickets to University Theatre productions are only available through CMU Ticket Central: Online, by phone at 989-774-3045, or in-person at the CMU Events Center.  


Pricing

  • Advance Purchase: 

    • Students, Seniors and Youth: $7 ($9 musical) plus fees
    • Adults: $11 ($13 musical) plus fees
  • At the Door (Bush Theatre Ticket Window)

    • All tickets: $13 ($15 musical) plus fees