10th Annual Haunted Aud Is ‘Carn-Evil’

MSU’s Department of Theatre has the perfect carnival-themed clown concoction brewing for its 10th annual Haunted Auditorium, which runs October 27, 28, and 31. This year’s production, titled Carn-Evil, will transform the three-story Auditorium into a scary carnival-theme atmosphere with student actors giving visitors a fright at every turn. The production is being led by Rachel Aho, a junior BFA Design major with a…

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ĭmáGen Collaboration Presents ‘One Good Day’

The ĭmáGen collaboration between MSU's Department of Theatre and the Wharton Center Institute for Arts and Creativity presents a staged concert of "One Good Day," a new musical by Rona Siddiqui and Liz Suggs, at the Wharton Center’s Pasant Theatre Sept. 22-23. Each year since 2014, ĭmáGen selects a new musical to be presented under the guidance of a Broadway-caliber director showcasing Broadway stars.…

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Department of Theatre Announces 2018-2019 Season

Michigan State University’s Department of Theatre is “Breaking Down Borders,” the theme of its 2018-2019 season, in which the department will present plays with meaning and celebrate the lack of limitations here at MSU. The season includes nine shows, with each offering its own take on the theme. The season opens Saturday, September 22, with One Good Day and ends on Wednesday, April 24,…

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Summer Circle Theatre Begins June 6

This June, MSU's Department of Theatre, with support from the Friends of Theatre, invites you to a summer of romance under the stars as it kicks off its 58th season of Summer Circle Theatre. This year's collection of plays and musicals will entertain, entice, and make you fall in love.  All Summer Circle Theatre performances are free and open to the public and held in the…

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Theatre Students Collaborate with Local High School to Create Original Play

Camille Thomas, a senior double majoring in Theatre and Arts & Humanities, found a way to combine her interest in social justice with her passion for the arts by working with the East Lansing High School Student Black Union to devise an original social justice theatre piece for the school’s multicultural festival. After working with East Lansing High School for…

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Annual Friends of Theatre Gala to Feature ‘Farm! A Musical Experience’

Join the Friends of Theatre at Michigan State University for the ninth annual Friends of Theatre Gala supporting programs and activities for MSU Theatre students. The Gala is scheduled for Tuesday, May 8, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Wharton Center for the Performing Arts on the Cobb Great Hall stage. Tickets are available in advance for $75 per person ($20 tax-deductible) at theatre.msu.edu. Gala guests…

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Department of Theatre Presents ‘American Idiot’ as Final Show of the Season

The final show of the Department of Theatre’s Divergent Voices season promises to rock audiences with an emotional story and incredible score. American Idiot opens Friday, April 13, in the Wharton Center for Performing Arts Pasant Theatre and runs through Sunday, April 22. Directed and Co-Choreographed by Assistant Professor of Theatre Brad Willcuts, this Tony Award-winning musical with Grammy Award-winning music explodes onto the stage as a…

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Capstone Thesis Production ‘Dog Act’ Runs March 16-25

The 2018 MFA Acting candidates in MSU's Department of Theatre present "Dog Act" as their capstone thesis production. Written by American playwright Liz Duffy Adams and directed by Christina Traister, Associate Professor of Acting and Movement, "Dog Act" follows traveling performer Zetta Stone, her companion Dog, and her diverse theatre troupe in this post-apocalyptic vaudeville as they journey through the wilderness of the…

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Immersive Theatre Performance to Utilize Full Space of MSU Auditorium

Michigan State University’s Department of Theatre is proud to present its first-ever immersive theatre performance where the show is not limited to the stage, but rather moves throughout the venue, encouraging audience members to get up out of their seats for what is sure to be a unique theatrical experience. This production also marks the premiere of Thus With A Kiss I Die,…

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Department of Theatre Freshman Showcase Kicks Off Tonight

Michigan State University’s Department of Theatre will present, as its Freshman Showcase, a magical production ofGiants Have Us in Their Books and Other Works by Jose Rivera, giving the new voices in the Department of Theatre an opportunity to shine. Directed by Department of Theatre Specialist Dionne O’Dell, this collection of short, fantastical, "children's plays for adults" is infused with magical realism and…

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