One of the greatest opportunities in theatre is discovering how an old story connects with the world we live in today.  The MSU Department of Theatre is dedicated to reinvention as a means to elevate and champion diverse voices.

2019-2020 Season

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Dr. Fox and the Impossible Cure for Death

September 21 – 22, 2019
Pasant Theatre

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Adapted by Quinn Mattfeld

October 11 – 20, 2019
Pasant Theatre

11th Annual Haunted Aud

Hosted by MSU Department of Theatre

October 25 – 31, 2019
MSU Auditorium

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Twelfth Night

by William Shakespeare

November 8 – 17, 2019
Arena Theatre

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Freshman Showcase: The Power of Spontaneous Invention

December 5-8, 2019
Studio 60 Theatre

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Into the Woods

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James LaPine

February 14 – 23, 2020
Fairchild Theatre

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Bonnets: How Ladies of Good Breeding Are Induced to Murder

by Jen Silverman


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Marian, or The True Tale of Robin Hood

By Adam Szymkowicz


Special Projects & Performances

Shakespeare Under the Stars

Directed by Deric McNish
Dramaturg & Adaptations
by Taylor McPhail

October 20, 2019
Abrams Planetarium

Syllable of Recorded Time

Guest experts demystify Shakespeare in a series of interviews conducted by students and faculty at Michigan State University.

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Caleb & Nic

Sponsored by
Lauren J. Harris
Department of Psychology

November 1, 2019
RCAH Theater

In The Aud

Students and Faculty deliver a behind-the-scenes look into productions, special projects, and the experience of being a Theatre Spartan!