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JUNE 9 - 12

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

Book by Roger O. Hirson

Directed by Rob Roznowski, Music Direction by Dave Wendelberger


JUNE 16 - 19

Written by Lisa Loomer

Directed by Ryan Welsh


JUNE 23 - 26

Written by Henry Lewis, Henry Shields, and Jonathan Same

Directed by Brad Willcuts


JUNE 17 & 18 
24 & 25


Written by Nassim Soleimanpour

All Summer Circle Theatre productions are FREE and open to the general public.

All of the MAINSTAGE shows are at 8:00 p.m. except for Sundays which start at 6:30 p.m. 

The Kids Camp Performance and Theatre for Young Audiences start at 6:15 p.m.

Late night shows start around 10:00 p.m.

Parking is FREE an available in the lot across the street from the Auditorium Building.

There is tiered, amphitheater-style seating but we suggest bringing your own blanket and/or lawn chairs for maximum comfort. 

Concessions will be available. Feel free to bring your own picnic as well!

If it rains during the performance, the production will be moved into the Auditorium Building and performed on the Studio 60 stage.

On Sundays, stay for the talkback after the show and meet the cast!

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A Michigan State University Tradition: 1960 - 2020


For sixty years the MSU Department of Theatre has been producing free performances of a wide variety of shows outdoors on the MSU campus. Presenting a blend of old favorites, musicals, and provocative new plays, Summer Circle Theatre (SCT) provides a professional venue for MSU students that offers free theatre to Mid-Michigan audiences. SCT presents shows of varying styles using the talents of community members and professional artists. Beyond theatrical productions, SCT is committed to offering free programming including a Kids Camp and special activities to create a summer destination for arts, education, and entertainment.

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. Interested in setting up a gift: Please contact Christine Radtke, Sr. Director of Development in the College of Arts & Letters at or (517) 353-4725