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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Department of Theatre to Present ‘The Misanthrope’

The MSU Department of Theatre is proud to present Molière’s The Misanthrope in a lively verse adaptation by Constance Congdon, based on a translation by Virginia Scott. Directed by Dan Smith, this biting comedy of manners brings rococo elegance and philosophical flair to the Arena Theatre November 10-19. “The Misanthrope is a play about friendship and love in a world of absolute…

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Haunted Aud to Transform Auditorium into Camp Red Cedar

MSU’s Department of Theatre invites you to join them at Camp Red Cedar for the 9th annual Haunted Auditorium, scheduled for October 27-29. Filled with trapped souls and chilling tales, the Haunted Aud is perfect for a Halloween spook. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PklTrHL-BA&feature=emb_title This year’s event will transform the Auditorium into a summer camp overrun by a killer on a killing spree where visitors must follow…

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Students and Broadway Professionals Collaborate on New Musical

Anna Birmingham, a junior double majoring in Theatre and Social Relations and Policy with a minor in Musical Theatre, has spent the last two weeks working with Broadway professionals as part of the imáGen collaboration between MSU’s Department of Theatre and Wharton Center Institute for Arts & Creativity. Each year, since 2014, imáGen invites Broadway writers, actors, and dramaturges to…

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Divergent Voices Theme of 2017-2018 Department of Theatre Season

In a time where debate may be equivalent to yelling, where respect means only similar points of view, where we all seem to only agree on disagreement, theatre must do what it was created to do: offer an outlet for “Divergent Voices.” With the theme “Divergent Voices,” the MSU Department of Theatre 2017-2018 season will offer chances to examine topics, characters, and…

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New MSU Musical Theatre Touring Company to Premiere

Michigan State University's Department of Theatre announces its new Musical Theatre Touring Company, which will have its premiere at the Friends of Theatre "A Bite of Broadway" gala on Wednesday, May 10, at Wharton Center for Performing Arts. The Musical Theatre Touring Company is a group of elite students from MSU's Musical Theatre immersion program who will take musical theatre performances on the…

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Play Sparks Educational Outreach in Michigan

The Department of Theatre’s final main stage production of the 2016-2017 academic year is being used as an opportunity to help bring awareness to the Flint water crisis with several events planned, including a symposium, lobby display, and educational outreach. MSU’s Department of Theatre will present the Tony Award-winning, Broadway show Urinetown, written by Greg Kotis and Mark Hollman, on April…

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Theatre Production Showcases Interdisciplinary Work

Much work from College of Arts & Letters students, faculty, and alumni has gone into the Williamston Theatre’s current production – Michael Gene Sullivan’s adaptation of 1984 by George Orwell. Kirk Domer, Chair of the Department of Theatre, on the set of "1984" at the Williamston Theatre. Kirk Domer, Chair of the Department of Theatre, was the set designer for the play. Several…

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Ending Racism in an Hour with W. Kamau Bell

Before the performance of his one-man show at MSU’s Wharton Center for the Performing Arts, sociopolitical comedian W. Kamau Bell took the time to meet with students and to answer questions about his career, his role as an activist, and even his favorite ice cream flavor.Bell was on campus Feb. 27 as part of the College of Arts & Letters’…

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