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 

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.

Summer Theatre 2020

Please visit our Summer Theatre web page for Information about the fun productions we have in store for the 2020 Summer Theatre tour! 

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

Location: CMU Events Center

Phone: 989-774-3045


Hours of Operation: ​

  • School year: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Summer: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

A Brief History of University Theatre productions

Below is a listing of the plays we've produced as mainstage productions over the past five years, excluding Studio Theatre and other sponsored productions.  All told, University Theatre has sponsored over 125 productions during this time frame.


The Great Kooshog Lake Fishing Derby and Self Help
Shrek the Musical
The Whipping Man
In the Next Room
UTDC Dance Concert
Summer Theatre: The Fox and the Fairway - California Suite


The Other Project
Spring Awakening
Fool for Love
A Country Wife 
UTDC Dance Concert

Summer Theatre: The Great Kooshog Lake Fishing Derby and Self Help


Shady Business
Shooting Star
A Chorus Line
Doubt, A Parable
UTDC Dance Concert
Summer Theatre: For the Love of Juliet, LOVE/SICK, and Twain by the Tale



One Slight Hitch
Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike
Mother Hicks
Marvin's Room
UTDC Dance Concert
Summer Theatre: Dearly Departed, Marriage is Murder, and Shady Business


The Complete World of Sports (Abridged)
Oakton High Homecoming Dance 1999 (Original)
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
The Hundred Dresses
A Streetcar Named Desire
UTDC Dance Concert
Summer Theatre: Don't Dress for Dinner, One Slight Hitch and Jerry Finnegan's Sister