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Jun
15
Sat
How To Make Friends and Then Kill Them – Summer Circle Theatre
Jun 15 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm
How To Make Friends and Then Kill Them - Summer Circle Theatre

How to Make Friends and Then Kill Them

By Halley Feiffer
Directed by Ryan Welsh

Sisters Ada and Sam decide they need a friend and recruit wallflower Dorrie to join them in a dysfunctional triangle. This pitch-black comedy is about co-dependence and the definition of family.

Appropriate for Adults Only.
This show has content that may be triggering including murder, profanity and sexual situations.

**Arrive early to enjoy one of our Pre-show or 8PM MainStage events**

The Summer Circle stage is an outdoor performance venue located between the Kresge Art Building and the Auditorium on the MSU Campus. Free parking is available across the street. In the event of rain, the performances will be moved into the Fairchild Theatre.

All performances are free and open to the public. Theatregoers can arrive early to grab a Summer Circle seat next to the stage or bring their own chairs for casual lawn seating. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic to enjoy during the show or buy a Food Truck treat! See you at the circle!

Jun
16
Sun
The Importance of Being Earnest – Summer Circle Theatre @ MSU Auditorium Courtyard
Jun 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Importance of Being Earnest - Summer Circle Theatre @ MSU Auditorium Courtyard | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The Importance of Being Earnest

by Oscar Wilde
Adapted & Directed by Dan Smith

When Jack and Algernon invent alter egos named “Ernest” hijinks ensue. This classic comedy of manners satirizes the Victorian era especially through one of the most famous characters in the theatrical lexicon– Lady Bracknell.

Appropriate for all ages.

PRE-SHOW
3PM Join us for a performance by Dance Lansing

The Summer Circle stage is an outdoor performance venue located between the Kresge Art Building and the Auditorium on the MSU Campus. Free parking is available across the street. In the event of rain, the performances will be moved into the Fairchild Theatre.

All performances are free and open to the public. Theatregoers can arrive early to grab a Summer Circle seat next to the stage or bring their own chairs for casual lawn seating. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic to enjoy during the show or buy a Food Truck treat! See you at the circle!

Jun
20
Thu
Dames at Sea – Summer Circle Theatre @ MSU Auditorium Courtyard
Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dames at Sea - Summer Circle Theatre @ MSU Auditorium Courtyard | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Dames at Sea

Book and Lyrics by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller
Music by Jim Wise

Directed by Angela Wendelberger
Choreography Alisa Hauser
Musical Director Dave Wendelberger

This zany homage to movie musicals of the 1930s is a  tap-dancing delight. When aspiring Broadway chorus girl Ruby meets songwriting sailor Dick– love sets sail. This campy spoof is a perfect night out for the family.

Appropriate for all ages.

PRE-SHOW
7PM Join us for Chair Yoga lead by MSU Health 4U Fresh Air Fitness

LATE NIGHT
10:00PM Second Stage Improv

The Summer Circle stage is an outdoor performance venue located between the Kresge Art Building and the Auditorium on the MSU Campus. Free parking is available across the street. In the event of rain, the performances will be moved into the Fairchild Theatre.

All performances are free and open to the public. Theatregoers can arrive early to grab a Summer Circle seat next to the stage or bring their own chairs for casual lawn seating. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic to enjoy during the show or buy a Food Truck treat! See you at the circle!

Second Stage Improv – Summer Circle Theatre LATE NIGHT @ MSU Auditorium Courtyard
Jun 20 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

SECOND STAGE IMPROV

Enjoy a night cap of comedy with MSU’s Second Stage Improv. This touring troupe of Michigan State theatre students and teaching artists is, in its purest form, is a collaborative real-time creation by the players as the improvisation unfolds without use of an written script.

*Come to the Summer Circle at 8PM to catch one of our amazing MainStage productions!*

The Summer Circle stage is an outdoor performance venue located between the Kresge Art Building and the Auditorium on the MSU Campus. Free parking is available across the street. In the event of rain, the performances will be moved into the Fairchild Theatre.

All performances are free and open to the public. Theatregoers can arrive early to grab a Summer Circle seat next to the stage or bring their own chairs for casual lawn seating. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic to enjoy during the show or buy a Food Truck treat! See you at the circle!

Jun
21
Fri
Dames at Sea – Summer Circle Theatre @ MSU Auditorium Courtyard
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dames at Sea - Summer Circle Theatre @ MSU Auditorium Courtyard | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Dames at Sea

Book and Lyrics by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller
Music by Jim Wise

Directed by Angela Wendelberger
Choreography Alisa Hauser
Musical Director Dave Wendelberger

This zany homage to movie musicals of the 1930s is a  tap-dancing delight. When aspiring Broadway chorus girl Ruby meets songwriting sailor Dick– love sets sail. This campy spoof is a perfect night out for the family.

Appropriate for all ages.

PRE-SHOW
6:30PM SCT Kids Camp 2019 Final Performance 
The culminating public performance of our Summer Circle Theatre Kids Camp! In this FREE summer kids camp, 60 lucky rising 1st through 6th grade mid-Michigan students are taught by MSU Department of Theatre faculty and undergraduate and graduate students. The camp includes instruction in acting, design, music, and dance.

LATE NIGHT
10:00PM How to Make Friends and Then Kill Them
by Halley Feiffer
Directed by Ryan Welsh
Sisters Ada and Sam decide they need a friend and recruit wallflower Dorrie to join them in a dysfunctional triangle. This pitch-black comedy is about co-dependence and the definition of family.
Appropriate for Adults Only. This show has content that may be triggering including murder, profanity and sexual situations.

The Summer Circle stage is an outdoor performance venue located between the Kresge Art Building and the Auditorium on the MSU Campus. Free parking is available across the street. In the event of rain, the performances will be moved into the Fairchild Theatre.

All performances are free and open to the public. Theatregoers can arrive early to grab a Summer Circle seat next to the stage or bring their own chairs for casual lawn seating. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic to enjoy during the show or buy a Food Truck treat! See you at the circle!

How To Make Friends and Then Kill Them – Summer Circle Theatre
Jun 21 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm
How To Make Friends and Then Kill Them - Summer Circle Theatre

How to Make Friends and Then Kill Them

By Halley Feiffer
Directed by Ryan Welsh

Sisters Ada and Sam decide they need a friend and recruit wallflower Dorrie to join them in a dysfunctional triangle. This pitch-black comedy is about co-dependence and the definition of family.

Appropriate for Adults Only.
This show has content that may be triggering including murder, profanity and sexual situations.

**Arrive early to enjoy one of our Pre-show or 8PM MainStage events**

The Summer Circle stage is an outdoor performance venue located between the Kresge Art Building and the Auditorium on the MSU Campus. Free parking is available across the street. In the event of rain, the performances will be moved into the Fairchild Theatre.

All performances are free and open to the public. Theatregoers can arrive early to grab a Summer Circle seat next to the stage or bring their own chairs for casual lawn seating. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic to enjoy during the show or buy a Food Truck treat! See you at the circle!

Jun
22
Sat
Dames at Sea – Summer Circle Theatre @ MSU Auditorium Courtyard
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dames at Sea - Summer Circle Theatre @ MSU Auditorium Courtyard | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Dames at Sea

Book and Lyrics by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller
Music by Jim Wise

Directed by Angela Wendelberger
Choreography Alisa Hauser
Musical Director Dave Wendelberger

This zany homage to movie musicals of the 1930s is a  tap-dancing delight. When aspiring Broadway chorus girl Ruby meets songwriting sailor Dick– love sets sail. This campy spoof is a perfect night out for the family.

Appropriate for all ages.

PRE-SHOW
7:00PM Trivia Night
In 1989, Dames at Sea was the show that launched Lansing’s Riverwalk Theatre and this performance will include a cast reunion.

LATE NIGHT
10:00PM How to Make Friends and Then Kill Them
by Halley Feiffer
Directed by Ryan Welsh
Sisters Ada and Sam decide they need a friend and recruit wallflower Dorrie to join them in a dysfunctional triangle. This pitch-black comedy is about co-dependence and the definition of family.
Appropriate for Adults Only. This show has content that may be triggering including murder, profanity and sexual situations.

The Summer Circle stage is an outdoor performance venue located between the Kresge Art Building and the Auditorium on the MSU Campus. Free parking is available across the street. In the event of rain, the performances will be moved into the Fairchild Theatre.

All performances are free and open to the public. Theatregoers can arrive early to grab a Summer Circle seat next to the stage or bring their own chairs for casual lawn seating. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic to enjoy during the show or buy a Food Truck treat! See you at the circle!

How To Make Friends and Then Kill Them – Summer Circle Theatre
Jun 22 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm
How To Make Friends and Then Kill Them - Summer Circle Theatre

How to Make Friends and Then Kill Them

By Halley Feiffer
Directed by Ryan Welsh

Sisters Ada and Sam decide they need a friend and recruit wallflower Dorrie to join them in a dysfunctional triangle. This pitch-black comedy is about co-dependence and the definition of family.

Appropriate for Adults Only.
This show has content that may be triggering including murder, profanity and sexual situations.

**Arrive early to enjoy one of our Pre-show or 8PM MainStage events**

The Summer Circle stage is an outdoor performance venue located between the Kresge Art Building and the Auditorium on the MSU Campus. Free parking is available across the street. In the event of rain, the performances will be moved into the Fairchild Theatre.

All performances are free and open to the public. Theatregoers can arrive early to grab a Summer Circle seat next to the stage or bring their own chairs for casual lawn seating. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic to enjoy during the show or buy a Food Truck treat! See you at the circle!

Jun
23
Sun
Dames at Sea – Summer Circle Theatre @ MSU Auditorium Courtyard
Jun 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Dames at Sea - Summer Circle Theatre @ MSU Auditorium Courtyard | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Dames at Sea

Book and Lyrics by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller
Music by Jim Wise

Directed by Angela Wendelberger
Choreography Alisa Hauser
Musical Director Dave Wendelberger

This zany homage to movie musicals of the 1930s is a  tap-dancing delight. When aspiring Broadway chorus girl Ruby meets songwriting sailor Dick– love sets sail. This campy spoof is a perfect night out for the family.

Appropriate for all ages.

PRE-SHOW
3:00PM Join us for a performance by Dance Lansing

The Summer Circle stage is an outdoor performance venue located between the Kresge Art Building and the Auditorium on the MSU Campus. Free parking is available across the street. In the event of rain, the performances will be moved into the Fairchild Theatre.

All performances are free and open to the public. Theatregoers can arrive early to grab a Summer Circle seat next to the stage or bring their own chairs for casual lawn seating. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic to enjoy during the show or buy a Food Truck treat! See you at the circle!

Jun
28
Fri
Arts Weekend 2019 @ Grand Hotel
Jun 28 – Jun 30 all-day

Join us on Mackinac Island for a special weekend at one of the world’s finest hotels where you will enjoy private porch receptions, unique programming, fine gourmet dinners, and good company!

Activities Include:

  • Private porch receptions and gourmet dinners
  • An enjoyable evening of musical theatre with a performance by MSU Department of Theatre students
  • Guided tour of the Manoogian Art Collection
  • Sustainable Design: Fashion and Costume – Presentation by faculty from Apparel and Textile Design program and Department of Theatre – Rebecca Schuiling, Assistant Professor and Theatre Faculty
  • The Art of Snares to Wares – Laura Cloud, Associate Professor