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News items about the Theatre Department. For a complete list of News,  please go to the Newsroom. To submit an item, please contact JJ Boehm, director of media and community relations, at ext. 4055

February 15, 2019

A ‘Curious’ mystery — and an inclusive performance — part of SVSU's latest theatre production

Saginaw Valley State University's theatre department will stage its production of Simon Stephens' play, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” from Wednesday to Sunday, Feb. 20-24, in SVSU's Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts.

January 17, 2019

SVSU theatre student wins regional award for vocal excellence

A Saginaw Valley State University student's vocal talents earned him a prestigious honor while several of his classmates were praised at a recent theater festival featuring the best collegiate performing artists in the Midwest.

January 4, 2019

SVSU students invited to perform, compete in regional Kennedy Center theater festival

A group pf 21 Saginaw Valley State University students will take their passion for theater to the annual Kennedy Center American College Theatre Region III Festival Jan. 8-13 in Madison, Wisconsin.

November 27, 2018

SVSU holiday production a throwback to Christmas TV specials from ’60s, ‘70s

Saginaw Valley State University student dancers, actors, and vocalists next week will perform together on stage to celebrate the holiday season in “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year! A Christmas Variety Show!”

August 23, 2018

SVSU collaboration empowers Saginaw arts community

Saginaw Valley State University leaders say a new partnership between the institution and a national organization will bolster the positive influence of the arts community in Saginaw.

August 23, 2018

SVSU staff, faculty help power documentary about Saginaw’s automotive industry history; premiere set for Saturday

Saginaw Valley State University staff and faculty are collaborating with a New York City theatre group on a project aimed at telling the story of Midwest cities struggling in the wake of industry job loss. The community engagement-driven project includes production of a short documentary detailing the highs and lows of automobile manufacturing in Saginaw.

April 3, 2018

SVSU play examines issues of race and social class

The Saginaw Valley State University Department of Theatre will stage a play exploring themes of race and class in the Malcolm Field Theatre of Performing Arts Wednesday to Sunday, April 11-15.

March 14, 2018

Theatre group re-imagines Shakespeare classic for SVSU stage

A Chicago-based theater troupe will visit Saginaw Valley State University to perform a hip-hop musical adaptation of a Shakespearean dark comedy.

February 16, 2018

A murderous comedy takes the stage at SVSU

Comedy and murder do not always go hand-in-hand, but for playwright Rob Urbinati, this unusual combination weaves the fabric of his play "Death by Design." Audiences in the Great Lakes Bay Region will be able to see his play on stage at Saginaw Valley State University Wednesday, Feb. 21 through Sunday, Feb. 25.

January 19, 2018

SVSU students earn history-making honors at theatre festival

“This was one of our strongest showings we have ever had,” said Ric Roberts, SVSU professor of theatre.

November 22, 2017

SVSU holiday play to evoke variety show spirit of Christmas past

Saginaw Valley State University student actors and vocalists will summon the spirit of the season — along with the comedy and comforts of 1960s- and ‘70s-era Christmas TV specials — during the Department of Theatre's 9th annual holiday-themed production.

November 10, 2017

Pop culture, Dungeons & Dragons serve as backdrop to SVSU play exploring sisterly bond

A play deeply rooted in fantasy, 1990s pop culture references, and sarcasm will test the acting talents of Saginaw Valley State University students Nov. 15-19 in the Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts.

October 17, 2017

SVSU alumna takes stage as educator at top children's theatre

Karli Jenkins’ love of theatre began as a youngster attending summer camps at Saginaw Valley State University, where she later completed her degree. Now she is sharing that love with other children at one of the nation’s leading children’s theatre companies.

October 4, 2017

SVSU’s first all-female cast to stage WWII drama, 'Decision Height'

Saginaw Valley State University will soar into new territory this October with the theatre department's first production with an all-female cast, "Decision Height."

March 30, 2017

SVSU Theatre presents Tony-winning musical ‘Assassins’

The Saginaw Valley State University Theatre Department will stage its production of the Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman musical “Assassins,” beginning on Wednesday, April 5 in SVSU's Malcolm Field Theatre of Performing Arts.

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