2021 Spring Season

TWO OUTDOOR PRODUCTIONS IN MILLER FOUNTAIN PLAZA, RICHMOND CENTER FOR VISUAL ARTS

ATTENTION: When you purchase tickets to either of these shows, you are purchasing a "pod" for your party that will be marked off to ensure proper social distancing. Patrons who would like to sit together as a household group in one "pod" must order tickets together in one transaction. Tickets are advanced sales only - walk-up and same-day service are not available. Masks are required at all times. 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

Friday, May 21, 6pm - THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
Saturday, May 22 - 2pm - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
*Saturday, May 22, 5pm - THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
Sunday, May 23, 2pm - THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
*Sunday, May 23, 5pm - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
 
*Friday, May 28, 6pm - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
*Saturday, May 29, 2pm - THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
Saturday, May 29, 5pm - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Sunday, May 30, 2pm - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Sunday, May 30, 5pm - THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE 
 
*Friday, June 4, 6pm - THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
Saturday, June 5, 2pm - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
*Saturday, June 5, 5pm - THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
Sunday, June 6, 2pm - THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
Sunday, June 6, 5pm - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
 
*PRESIDENT'S PERFORMANCE BENEFIT
The WMU Theatre Guild invites you to be a special guest for an exclusive fundraising experience in support of student scholarships. Learn more.

TICKETS

All tickets are $15.

WMU students can receive one free ticket per valid Bronco ID. Contact us at theatre-info@wmich.edu to reserve your free student ticket. 

The box office is only open for phone service. There is no walk-up service at this time.

You can also email us at theatre-info@wmich.edu.

(269) 387-6222

 BUY TICKETs ONLINE

ABOUT THE SHOWS

THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE 

Music and Lyrics by William Finn, Book by Rachel Sheinkin

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM 

by William Shakespeare

Four brawling lovers, caught in a dispute of increasingly magical proportions; a crew of committed mechanicals; and one roguish sprite, hell-bent on wreaking as much havoc as possible… What could possibly go wrong?

Exploding with dramatic poetry, mischief and merriment, this outdoor adventure will kick-off your summer with much-needed, and much-deserved fun.

 

IMPORTANT NOTES AND SAFETY POLICIES

  • These shows will be presented OUTDOORS in front of the Richmond Center for Visual Arts in Miller Fountain Plaza, not far from the Gilmore Theatre Complex. Patrons will have to bring their own lawn chairs - you will be on a concrete surface, not grass.
  • Patrons will be seated in pods of no more than 4 with members of their own household. The pods will be clearly marked and spaced at least 6 feet apart. Seating is general admission and will begin 45 minutes prior to the start of the show. 
  • Masks are required to be worn by performers, staff and patrons at all times, at both indoor and outdoor events at WMU. If you are unable to wear a mask due to a medical condition, we are unable to make an exception; we’ll look forward to seeing you in person when it is safe to do so!
  • Patrons will be asked to complete a self-health screening online prior to arriving to campus. This will be emailed 24 hours in advance.
  • No tickets will be distributed - patrons will simply give their names at the entrance. 

PARKING AND ENTERING:

  • Patrons can park in the Miller parking structure or in the outdoor lot located outside of Miller Auditorium.
  • Patrons will enter the performance area at Miller Auditorium's main entrance next to the parking structure, by the Richmond Center for Visual Arts. Your reservation will be confirmed in the covered area there