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Sponsored by the Friends of Theatre at MSU

Outdoor theatre NEAR the banks of the Red Cedar River
at the NEW Summer Circle Courtyard.

The Summer Circle Courtyard is located on Auditorium Road between the Auditorium Building and the Kresge Art Center. 

All shows are FREE and the main stage shows start at 8:00 PM rain or shine.


In 2015 Summer Circle Theatre celebrates its 55th Season

SUMMER CIRCLE THEATRE 2015: GREAT STORYTELLING

2015 SCT Season Announcement

ALL PERFORMANCES ARE FREE

 

 

For over fifty years the MSU Department of Theatre has been producing free performances of a wide variety of shows outdoors on the banks of the beautiful Red Cedar River on the MSU campus. Presenting a blend of old favorites, musicals, and provocative new plays, Summer Circle Theatre offers the community a unique opportunity to enjoy quality theatre produced by faculty and students of the Department of Theatre in a relaxed, informal setting, rain or shine.

Bring your picnic and enjoy our “Great Storytelling” near the Banks of the Red Cedar River. Come early for the best seating. Be the first person to arrive on any show date and receive a free season pass to the 2015-2016 Department of Theatre’s productions!

Summer Circle is easily reached via either the Collingwood entrance to MSU off Grand River or Auditorium Rd. off Bogue Street. Free parking is available in the lot across from the Auditorium Building. Performances in the Summer Circle Courtyard are located on Auditorium Road between the Auditorium Building and the Kresge Art Center. 

FREE Summer Circle Theatre remains dependent on donations from loyal patrons to maintain the quantity and quality of its town and gown productions.


Please consider becoming a Friend of Theatre at MSU. 542 Auditorium Road #113 East Lansing, MI 48824 (517) 355-6690. Interested in setting up a recurring gift: Please contact Bridget Paff at paff@msu.edu or (517) 353-4725.

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MSUToday - Sam and Mary Austin

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Shakespeare had his “wooden O,” the Globe. MSU’s Summer Circle Theatre will clamber out of the Red Cedar floodplain to a spiffy new outdoor venue that will be — cue Sir Anthony Hopkins — “wired for sound and ringed with seats of porous rubber.”

 ~ by Lawrence Cosentino

Click for full article: Lansing City Pulse - ‘This porous rubber O’ - March 12, 2014