main navigation bar - top row

main navigation bar - bottom row

main menu

Current Productions

Green Day's American Idiot

Music by Green Day

Lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong

Book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer

Directed by Linda Goodrich

Choreography by Ron De Jesús & Linda Goodrich

Music Direction by Jason DeBord

October 15-25, 2015

Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre


The Light in the Piazza

Music by Craig Lucas

Lyrics by Adam Guettel

Directed by Brian Hill

Music Direction by Catherine A. Walker

Department of Musical Theatre Studio Production

December 10-13, 2015

Arthur Miller Theatre



A off-beat comedy by Lee Blessing

Directed by Malcolm Tulip

Department of Musical Theatre Studio Production

February 18-21, 2016

Arthur Miller Theatre

Picking up where Shakespeare’s Hamlet ends, Fortinbras, the new ruler of Denmark, finds himself in the tricky situation of having to explain why he is suddenly in charge. Finding the truth too complicated and, honestly, a little implausible, he creates his own much to the ire of Hamlet’s pal Horatio and the much larger contingent of ghosts now roaming the halls of Elsinore. Best known for his works A Walk in the Woods and Eleemosynary, playwright Lee Blessing’s Fortinbras was declared one of 1991’s Best Plays by Time magazine. “Blessing’s deconstruction of Hamlet is rich with metaphor and irony, reverberating with insights about politics, history, and truth” (Variety).


Guys & Dolls

Book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling

Music & Lyrics by Frank Loesser

Directed by Mark Madama

Music Direction by Cynthia Kortman Westphal

April 14-17, 2016

Power Center

Musical Theatre Senior Showcase

Mendelssohn Theatre

May 1, 2016

Curtain Call Fridays

Stick around after the applause! We are thrilled to add post-performance discussions immediately following the Friday performance. Moderated by members of the department faculty and featuring a rotating array of cast and artistic team members, Curtain Call Fridays offer a rare opportunity for audience members to talk about the production, exploring topics that range from the rehearsal process to character development to the creative decisions behind the production or issues raised by the work. The discussions are free and open to all. You are welcome to attend the discussion and see the play another day. Curtain Call Fridays are sponsored by the Friends of Musical Theatre.


View past productions

main navigation bar - top row

main navigation bar - bottom row

Photography Credits:

U-M Photo Services

Joe Welsh

Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower