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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.

Dance Minor Showcase

The CMU Dance Minor Showcase is scheduled for December 7, 2019 at 7:30 pm in Plachta Auditorium.  Tickets are just $4 and are available through CMU Ticket Central online, in person or by phone at (989) 774-3045.

The 2019-2020 University Theatre Season 

Click the play title below to expand the selection.  Links to tickets for each performance date are included.


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.

CMU Ticket Central