The Michigan State University Department of Theatre’s 2023 Summer Circle Theatre (SCT), which runs June 15-25 at the courtyard between the Auditorium Building and Kresge Art Center on MSU’s campus, is in its 61st season offering FREE outdoor theatre for all ages.
Since 1960, the MSU Department of Theatre has heralded the unofficial start of summer with its Summer Circle Theatre program, which presents free, accessible theatre using the talents of MSU students and faculty. This season’s programming is designed to attract audiences of all ages.
“Our 2023 Summer Circle season is designed to be accessible to all, young in years or young at heart. Whether it is your first season with us or your 61st, we can’t wait to see you at the Circle!”Abbie Tykocki, Production Manager
Summer Circle Theatre provides a professional venue for MSU students to present shows of varying styles using the talents of community members and professional artists. Beyond theatrical productions, SCT is committed to offering free programming and special activities to create a summer destination for arts, education, and entertainment.
“Our 2023 Summer Circle season is designed to be accessible to all, young in years or young at heart,” said Production Manager Abbie Tykocki. “Whether it is your first season with us or your 61st, we can’t wait to see you at the Circle!”
Schoolhouse Rock Live!
Date: June 15-18
Book by: Scott Ferguson, George Keating, and Kyle Hall
Music and Lyrics by: Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall, and Tom Yohe
The Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning cartoon series of the 1970s comes to life in the Summer Circle Theatre courtyard June 15-18. The musical is a celebration of songs like “Just a Bill,” “Lolly, Lolly, Lolly,” and “Conjunction Junction” that have taught history, grammar, math, and more to generations for over 50 years. This production is directed by Katherine Clemons with musical direction by Dave Wendelberger, and choreography by Stefon Funderburke.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Date: June 22-25
Written by: William Shakespeare
On a Midsummer’s night, June 22-25, two young couples find themselves wrapped in the dream-like arms of an enchanted forest where sprites lurk and fairies rule. While a feuding Fairy King and Queen are at war, chief mischief-maker Puck is on-hand to ensure that the course of true love is anything but smooth, and games of fantasy, love, and dreams ensue in Shakespeare’s most beguiling comedy.
Concessions will be available, but audiences are welcome to bring their own picnic. Free parking will be available on Auditorium Road, in Lot 9.
For more information visit: theatre.msu.edu/sct.