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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.

The 2019-2020 University Theatre Season 

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


DUE TO PRECAUTIONS BEING TAKEN WITH REGARD TO THE CORONAVIRUS, ALL PERFORMANCES OF OUR TOWN HAVE BEEN CANCELLED! (More information available here)

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!  *Summer Theatre may also be impacted by CMU precautions related to the coronavius pandemic, and changes will communicated as quickly as possible upon any pertinent announcements.

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

    • 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.

2018

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

2017

LOVE/SICK
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

2016

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

 

2015

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

2014

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