University Theatre announces 2016-17 season

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University Theatre's 2016-17 season begins Sept. 23.

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—University Theatre at Western Michigan University has announced its 2016-17 season.

Season passes are on sale now. Order by calling (269) 387-6222.

2016-17 season

Baby With the Bathwater
Sept. 23 through Oct. 8

This satirical comedy explores the impossible journey of parenting, the delicacy of children, and the unpredictability of the world in which we live.

Romeo and Juliet
Oct. 7-16

Shakespeare’s most beloved romantic tragedy about the famous star-crossed lovers will be featured in period style this fall as the world commemorates the 400-year anniversary of the death of the Sweet Swan of Avon.

The Foreigner
Oct. 28 through Nov. 6

This wild comedy of mistaken identity and cultural confusion follows the pathologically shy Charlie as shared secrets result in non-stop hilarity.

Show Boat
Nov. 11-30

This ground breaking musical, based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Kalamazoo native Edna Ferber, features a collaboration by WMU's School of Music and University Theatre.

Next Stop, Broadway!
Dec. 1-3

Join the graduating seniors of WMU's Music Theatre Performance program for a cabaret evening of New York show tunes with Broadway guest star Patrick Cassidy.

The Women of Lockerbie
Jan. 27 through Feb. 12

In this poetic drama inspired by the tragic Pan Am 103 plane crash, the women of Lockerbie look to convert an act of hatred into an act of love that has no borders.

Water by the Spoonful
Feb. 10-19

This Pulitzer Prize-winning play examines the lives of everyday people trying to cleanse themselves from the constant struggle of substance abuse.

Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher
March 10-19

Jeremy is trying to survive bullies, crushes and sixth grade art class, when he finds himself responsible for a very unique egg. While raising a dragon, Jeremy learns to believe in magic, friendship and the power of love. This production features a collaboration between Education for the Arts and University Theatre.

The Wiz
April 7-22

Motown meets the yellow brick road in this well-known and loved Tony Award-winning musical.

For more information, visit wmich.edu/theatre.

Direct questions to Emily Duguay at (269) 387-3227 or emily.duguay@wmich.edu.

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