[title of show] (clean version) Summer Circle Theatre

Music & Lyrics by Jeff Bowen
Book by Hunter Bell
Directed by Adam Yankowy
Music Directed by Dave Wendelberger
Choreographed by Katherine Clemons
June 13, 14, 15 at 7PM & June 16 at 4PM 

Jeff and Hunter, two struggling writers, hear about a new musical theatre festival. However, the deadline for submissions is a mere three weeks away. With nothing to lose, the pair decides to try to create something new with the help of their friends Susan, Heidi and Larry on the eighty-eights. With the cast in place, Jeff and Hunter begin a conversation about what to write about. In the span of 90 minutes they write and perform their show at the festival and learn lessons about themselves as people, friends and artists. For All Ages.

RUN TIME: 90 Minutes with a 15 Minute Intermission

Post-Show Thursday, June 13 – Buck’s Funhouse! Andrew T. Buck
A live filmed podcast that combines the thrill and fun of a gameshow, with the intimacy of a podcast. Join Buck and the Funhouse band for a night of good ol’ fashioned FUN! Put your name in the bucket for your chance to come on stage, be interviewed, and play simple yet challenging games for prizes! 
Pre-Show, Friday, June 14 – After School Special Improv
Post-Show Friday, June 14 – Buck’s Funhouse! w/ Andrew T. Buck
Post-Show Saturday, June 15 – Stand-Up Comedian Louis D. Michael
Pre-Show 3PM Sunday, June 16 – Greater Lansing Ballet Company
Post-Show Sunday, June 16 – Staged Reading of On the Other Side of the Sea by Salvadoran playwright Jorgelina Cerritos

For over 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.

  • All Summer Circle Theatre productions are FREE and open to the general public.
  • All of the MAINSTAGE shows are at 7:00 p.m. except for Sundays which start at 4:00 p.m. 
  • The Summer Circle Theatre Courtyard is between the Auditorium Building and the Kresge Building on MSU’s campus. 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing, MI 48824.
  • Parking is FREE and available in Lot 9, across the street from the Auditorium Building (542 Auditorium Rd).
  • 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!
  • In the event of heavy rain, the performance will be moved into the Auditorium Building.
[title of show] (clean version) is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals. www.concordtheatricals.com


Jun 13, 2024


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm




Performance Art


Summer Circle Courtyard
MSU Department of Theatre


MSU Department of Theatre
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