Employees invited to see high-energy orientation show

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KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University faculty and staff members are invited to attend a performance of "The Bronco Way," one of the most popular events WMU stages in conjunction with each year's New Student Orientation sessions.

This 75-minute, high-energy theatrical production brings to life many of the key moments that students face in their first year of college and throughout their college experience.

"The show is presented by WMU's award-winning theatre department and is rated annually by our students and their families as the best part of orientation," says Steve Booher, New Student Orientation coordinator.

"It is an entertaining way to get a better handle on issues young people may be wrestling with and how we as employees might be able to make their college days easier. We'll be having 24 performances of the show this year, and faculty and staff members are welcome to attend any performance."

Performance schedule

Performances of "The Bronco Way" will take place in the Shaw Theater. See performance times here.

  • Friday and Saturday, May 30-31.
  • Monday through Saturday, June 2-7.
  • Tuesday through Friday, June 10-13.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday, June 17-18.
  • June 20-21.
  • Monday through Thursday, June 23-26.
  • Sunday through Wednesday, June 29-July 2.

During each orientation session, parents and families attend the show's morning performance while students attend the show's evening performance. No registration is required to see the show, but WMU employees planning to watch an evening performance are asked to sit in the theatre's back few rows. Those attending one of the morning performances may sit anywhere.