2020-2021 University Theatre Performances

Sample UT Production photos

Tickets will be available beginning on August 1, 2020.

Theatre season packages include a ticket for each of the five productions and offer a savings of up to 66% off door prices!  Only available starting August 1, 2020, by phone at 989-774-3045 or in person at the Ticket Central offices in the CMU Events Center. 

Written by Lisa Kron and directed by Annette Thornton

"Hilarious, delightful and joyously alive!" (Associated Press)  Lisa Kron asks the provocative question: "Do we create our own illness?" The answers she gets are much more complicated than she bargained for as the play spins dangerously out of control into riotously funny and unexpected territory.
  • Theatre-on-the-Side (Adjacent Bush Theatre)
  • Tickets available starting August 1st through CMU Ticket Central online, by phone at 989-774-3045, or in person at the CMU Events Center
    • 7:30 pm performances:  Thursday, October 8;  Friday, October 9;  Saturday, October 10; Thursday, October 15;  Friday, October 16;  Saturday, October 17
    • 2:00 pm performances: Sunday, October 11;  Sunday, October 18
  • Limited, general admission seating is available. Due to intimate nature of the space, we are unable to seat patrons arriving after the performance has begun.

Book, Music and Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey; Directed by Keeley Stanley-Bohn; Choreography by Heather Trommer-Beardslee

Since its electric Broadway debut in the early 1970's, Grease has remained one of the world's most popular and enduring musicals. Funny, frank and featuring the hit songs "Greased Lightnin'," "Hopelessly Devoted to You," "You're The One That I Want," and "Summer Nights," Grease follows the journey of Danny and Sandy, alongside the Burger Palace Boys and the Pink Ladies, as they navigate high school to the unforgettable rock n' roll soundtrack that defined generations.
  • Bush Theatre 
  • Includes mild mature themes
  • Tickets available starting August 1st through CMU Ticket Central online, by phone at 989-774-3045, or in person at the CMU Events Center
    • 7:30 pm performances:  Wednesday, November 11; Thursday, November 12;  Friday, November 13;  and Saturday,November 14
    • 2:00 pm performance: Sunday, Nov. 15

Written by Robert O'Hara and directed by Steve Berglund

"Searing and sensationally funny... As raw in its language and raucous in spirit as it is smart and provocative."—The New York Times  "This is a look at an America where real-life behaviors take their cues from reality TV."   Hollywood Reporter

  • Bush Theatre
  • Includes mature themes and language
  • Tickets available starting August 1st through CMU Ticket Central online, by phone at 989-774-3045, or in person at the CMU Events Center
    • 7:30 pm performances: Wednesday, February 10;  Thursday, February 11, Friday, February 12; Saturday, February 13
    • 2:00 pm performances: Sunday, February 14

Written by William Shakespeare and directed by Nancy Eddy

Hamlet, Shakespeare’s masterpiece, is the story of a young prince from Denmark searching for the proof that will clearly implicate his uncle, Claudius, for the murder of his father.  It is a tale of power, revenge, spying, betrayal, illusion, corruption, and murder. Is Hamlet driven forward by his fate or by the choices he makes?  This production will feature an actress in the role of Hamlet.  

  • Bush Theatre
  • Includes violence and mature themes
  • Tickets available starting August 1st through CMU Ticket Central online, by phone at 989-774-3045, or in person at the CMU Events Center
    • 7:30 pm performances: Wednesday,March 24;  Thursday, March 25, Friday, March 26; Saturday, March 27
    • 2:00 pm performances: Sunday, March 28

Artistic direction by Heather Trommer-Beardslee

Experience an exhilarating and creative dance production by the UT Dance Company including performances by the Japan-based professional dance company, Masashi Action Machine!

  • Bush Theatre
  • Tickets available starting August 1st through CMU Ticket Central online, by phone at 989-774-3045, or in person at the CMU Events Center
    • 7:30 pm performances: Thursday, April 22; Friday, April 23; and Saturday, April 24
    • 2:00 pm performance: Sunday, April 24 at 7:30 pm


Ticket Information

Tickets purchased at the door during an event are subject to increased ticket pricing.  Pick your own seat is only available for advanced ticket purchases and is not available for purchases at the door.

All Emeriti, and APO Fraternity tickets must be reserved in person or over the phone with a  Ticket Central agent before the day of the show. Seats are not guaranteed for these tickets and must be reserved in advance.  All College of Arts & Media staff tickets must be reserved in advance by contacting University Theatre.

Driving directions

Theatre Performances are shown in Bush Theatre, Kiva, and Theatre on the Side which is all located in Moore Hall at the Central Michigan University Campus.

Please utilize parking lot 33, located at 1600 East Campus Drive, Mount Pleasant, MI.

For more location information, please visit CMU's campus map.