Each February, students audition/interview for the privilege of participating in our annual summer theatre company.  Ultimately, 10-13 students are selected and assigned to fulfill the many roles required for a touring production series, ranging from technical positions and promotions to acting roles and stage management.  The performance tour starts at our own Bush Theatre in June, and in July will move on to Beaver Island's BIC Center and The Playhouse at White Lake.  The company wraps up their performances by returning to open our new season each September. 

Many alumni reflect on CMU Summer Theatre as one of their most valuable educational experiences.  Our customers enjoy the light-hearted comedy themes and return year after year for the fun!  Below are this year's production titles.  Full details will be available soon.  

CMU Summer Theatre 2020

Red Herring

Written by Michael Hollinger; Directed by Keeley Stanley- Bohn

  • June 18-20 at 7:30 | Bush Theatre
  • July 3 at TBA | BIC Center, Beaver Island
  • July 11 at TBA | Playhouse at Whitelake


Written by A. R. Gurney; Directed by A. R. Gurney

  • June 19 at 7:30 pm and June 21 at 2:000 pm | Bush Theatre 
  • July 2 at TBA | BIC Center, Beaver Island
  • July 10 at TBA | Playhouse at Whitelake


Tickets and information will be available soon at:

For more information, please contact:

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