Show Schedule

The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of WrathWinner of the 1990 Tony Award and Outer Critics Circle Award.  Renowned first as a novel, and then as a prize-winning motion picture, the story of the Joad family and their flight from the dust bowl of Oklahoma is familiar to all. Desperately proud, but reduced to poverty by the loss of their farm, the Joads pile their few possessions on a battered old truck and head west for California, hoping to find work and a better life. Led by the indomitable Ma Joad, who is determined to keep the family together at any cost, and by the volatile young Tom Joad, an ex-convict who grows increasingly impatient with the intolerance and exploitation that they encounter on their trek, the Joads must deal with death and terrible deprivation before reaching their destination—where their waning hopes are dealt a final blow by the stark realities of the Great Depression. And yet, despite the anguish and suffering that it depicts, the play becomes in the final essence a soaring and deeply moving affirmation of the indomitability of the human spirit and of the essential goodness and strength that—then as now—reside in the hearts and minds of the "common man," throughout the world.

  • Author: Based on the novel by John Steinbeck, adapted by Frank Galati
  • Presented through Special Arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
  • Director: David Rzeszutek
  • Audience: 13+
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Audition Information:

  • Wednesday, September 3, 2014 @ 4:00pm
  • Thursday, September 4, 2014 @ 7:00pm
  • Location: Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts

Performance Information:

  • Wednesday, October 15, 2014 @ 7:30pm
  • Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 7:30pm
  • Friday, October 17, 2014 @ 7:30pm
  • Saturday, October 18, 2014 @ 7:30pm
  • Sunday, October 19, 2014 @ 3:00pm
  • Location: Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts

Ticket Information:

  • $13.00 - General Admission
  • $10.00 - Senior Citizens (62+)
  • $10.00 - Students
  • For more information or to order tickets, please contact the Box Office at (989) 964-4261

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Blithe Spirit

Blithe Spirit LogoResearching for his new novel, Charles Condomine invites the implausible medium Madame Arcati to his house for a séance. Whilst consumed in a trance, Madame Arcati unwittingly summons the ghost of Charles’ dead wife Elvira. Appearing only to Charles, Elvira soon makes a play to reclaim her husband, much to the chagrin of Ch‌arles’ new wife Ruth. One husband, two feuding wives and a whisper of mischief in the air – who will win in Coward’s unworldly comedy?

  • Author: Noël Coward
  • Present by Special Arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
  • Director: Richard B. Roberts, Jr.
  • Audience: Rated PG (some minor adult content/language)
  • Cast list

Audition Information:

  • Tuesday, September 30, 2014 @ 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, October 1, 2014 @ 4:00pm
  • Location: Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts

Performance Information:

  • Wednesday, November 19, 2014 @ 7:30pm
  • Thursday, November 20, 2014 @ 7:30pm
  • Friday, November 21, 2014 @ 7:30pm
  • Saturday, November 22, 2014 @ 7:30pm
  • Sunday, November 23, 2014 @ 3:00pm‌
  • Location: Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts

 Ticket Information:

  • $13.00 - General Admission
  • $10.00 - Senior Citizens (62+)
  • $10.00 - Students
  • For more information or to order tickets, please contact the Box Office at (989) 964-4261.

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A Christmas Carol: A 1940's Radio Show

A Christmas Carol LogoWe are very excited to be celebrating our 5th anniversary of our holiday radio play program!

Back before television, a holiday season tradition in America was listening to A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Now this heart-warming, historic broadcast will be remounted LIVE on the SVSU Stage! First originally aired live on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1939, this LIVE radio broadcast will relive in the memories of those that heard it for a lifetime. If you remember listening, and want to recapture those magical days of your childhood Christmas, or have never heard it, but want to experience the magic of live radio theatre and create new memories for you and your family, attend this production! All of your favorite Dickens characters are here live on stage recreating an entire 1940's radio production.

Come and enjoy the top theatrical performers at SVSU alongside the award winning Cardinal Singers.

  • Adapted from Charles Dickens novel and the original 1939 radio teleplay by Richard Roberts & David Rzeszutek
  • Directors: Richard B. Roberts, Jr. & David Rzeszutek
  • Audience: All ages

Performance Information:

  • Wednesday, December 3, 2014 @ 7:30pm
  • Thursday, December 4, 2014 @ 7:30pm
  • Location: Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts

Ticket Information:

  • $13.00 - General Admission
  • $10.00 - Senior Citizens (62+)
  • $10.00 - Students
  • For more information or to order tickets, please contact the Box Office at (989) 964-4261.

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Othello

Promote someone else to the rank of lieutenant?  Over Iago’s dead body!  And more pointedly, over the dead bodies of nearly everyone ensnared in Iago’s plot of revenge.

Jealousy, passion, misplaced trust: these themes permeate Shakespeare’s towering tragedy.   The warrior who ruled armies but not his own heart comes to life on the stage.  The Moor who “loved not wisely but too well” commands the attention now and for generations to come.

  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Director: Steven C. Erickson
  • Audience: 16+ (mature themes)
  • Cast list

Audition Information:

  • Monday, November 24, 2014 @ 7:00pm in the Dance Studio (Curtiss 181)
  • Tuesday, November 25, 2014 @ 4:00pm in the Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts

Performance Information:

  • Wednesday, February 18, 2015 @ 7:30pm
  • Thursday, February 19, 2015 @ 7:30pm
  • Friday, February 20, 2015 @ 7:30pm
  • Saturday, February 21, 2015 @ 7:30pm
  • Sunday, February 22, 2015 @ 3:00pm
  • Location: Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts

Ticket Information:

  • $13.00 - General Admission
  • $10.00 - Senior Citizens (62+)
  • $10.00 - Students
  • For more information or to order tickets, please contact the Box Office at (989) 964-4261.

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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying LogoPower, sex, ambition, greed... it's just another day at the office. From the authors of GUYS AND DOLLS comes one of the most delightfully irreverent musicals of all time. 

A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYINGfollows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant "company man," the office party, backstabbing co-workers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love.

Winner of the 1962 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYINGmelds wit, comedy, and romance together to perfection. This show requires a large cast, featuring many roles for all types of performers.

  • Book by Abe Burrows and Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert

   Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser

   Based on How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying by Shepherd Mead

  • Presented through Special Arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)
  • Director: Richard B. Roberts, Jr.
  • Audience: 10+ (mild adult themes)
  • Cast list

Audition Information:

  • Tuesday, February 10, 2015 @ 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, February 11, 2015 @ 4:00pm
  • Location: Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts

Performance Information:

  • Wednesday, April 8, 2015 @ 7:30pm
  • Thursday, April 9, 2015 @ 7:30pm
  • Friday, April 10, 2015 @ 7:30pm
  • Saturday, April 11, 2015 @ 7:30pm
  • Sunday, April 12, 2015 @ 3:00pm

Ticket Information:

  • $16.00 - General Admission
  • $13.00 - Senior Citizens (62+)
  • $10.00 - Students
  • For more information or to order tickets, please contact the Box Office at (989) 964-4261.

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