.seasonstrip.jpgLet us entertain you with a diverse selection of faculty-directed plays! 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.  Tickets for each season are available beginning in August through CMU Ticket Central.

We also sponsor numerous free, smaller-scale, Studio Theatre productions every semester. Additional performance details are available on our news page and our social media channels @CMUtheatre.  

The 2019-2020 University Theatre Season 

Fall Comedy (Returning from our Summer Theatre tour) 

Ken Ludwig's A Fox on the Fairway 

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 with...golf.
  • Bush Theatre
  • September 5 and 7 at 7:30 pm
  • Ticket Central: Online | Phone: 989-774-3045 | Location: CMU Events Center

California Suite

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 content)
  • Bush Theatre 
  • September 6 at 7:30 pm and September 8 at 2:00 pm
  • Ticket Central: Online | Phone: 989-774-3045 | Location: CMU Events Center

Miss Julie 

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

A conflict of sexual passion and social position that is jagged and gripping. This stark and penetrating drama explores the turbulent war of wills between a well-to-do young woman and her father's servant

  • Theatre-on-the-Side
  • October 3-6/10-13
  • Includes mature themes and language
  • Ticket Central: Online | Phone: 989-774-3045 | Location: CMU Events Center


Book by Terrence McNally, Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Directed and Choreographed by Annette Thornton, Musical Direction by TBA

This Tony Award-winning musical deals with discrimination and social inequality in the United States at the turn of the twentieth century. The award-winning score uses ragtime rhythms to paint a portrait of the people who built this country with the hopes for a brighter tomorrow.
  • Bush Theatre 
  • November 6-9 at 7:30 pm/November 10 at 2:00 pm
  • Ticket Central: Online | Phone: 989-774-3045 | Location: CMU Events Center

Punk Rock

Written by Simon Stephens, Directed by Keeley Stanley-Bohn

Simon Stephens's tender, ferocious and frightening play is set in a private school outside of Manchester, England where a group of highly-articulate students flirt and posture their way through the day while preparing for their exams. 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.

  • Townsend Kiva
  • February 5-8 at 7:30 pm/ February 9 at 2:00 pm
  • Includes violence and strongly mature themes and language 
  • Ticket Central: Online | Phone: 989-774-3045 | Location: CMU Events Center

Our Town 

Written by Thornton Wilder, Directed by Nancy Eddy

This Pulitzer Prize-winning play, described by Edward Albee as "…the greatest American play ever written," follows the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually – in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre – die. Our Town is an impassioned call to take notice of the beauty in small and everyday things.

  • Bush Theatre
  • March 25th – March 28th at 7:30 pm/March 29th at 2:00 pm
  • Ticket Central: Online | Phone: 989-774-3045 | Location: CMU Events Center

University Theatre Dance Company Concert

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.

  • Bush Theatre
  • April 16-18 at 7:30 pm/April 19 at 2:00 pm
  • Ticket Central: Online | Phone: 989-774-3045 | Location: CMU Events Center


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 prior to each performance.  

We strongly recommend advance purchase for our musical and all performances scheduled for Theatre-on-the-Side.

CMU Ticket Central

For more information, please contact:

Steven Berglund, Chair, Department of Theatre and Dance
Office: Moore 136 - Phone: ​(989) 774-3961
Email: ​bergl1s@cmich.edu​​​​​​​​​​​​​​