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News items about the Theatre Department. For a complete list of News,  please go to the Newsroom. To submit an item, please contact JJ Boehm, director of media and community relations, at ext. 4055

April 9, 2024

SVSU to present show on mental health and gun violence

The Saginaw Valley State University theatre department will be taking on hard subjects like mental health, bullying and gun violence with the upcoming performance of “columbinus.”

February 7, 2024

SVSU presents ‘Noises Off’

The Saginaw Valley State University theatre department is giving audiences a behind-the-scenes look at putting on a show with its production of “Noises Off,” a PG-13 play that runs from Wednesday, Feb. 21-Sunday, Feb. 25 in the Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts.

December 14, 2023

SVSU theatre selected to present at regional theatre festival

In January, 19 Saginaw Valley State University theatre students will reprise their roles as theater designers, performers and technicians when they present their production of “Burning Bluebeard” during the closing ceremony of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) Region 3.

October 19, 2023

SVSU to present university premiere of ‘Burning Bluebeard,’ popular holiday show in Chicago

It is often said that tragedy and comedy are closely linked. Saginaw Valley State University’s theatre department will demonstrate just that with the production of “Burning Bluebeard” by Jay Torrence. The play will run from Wednesday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Oct. 29.

April 11, 2023

SVSU Theatre presents ‘Urinetown, The Musical’

Described as musical satire, “Urinetown” tells the story of a Gotham-like city that suffers a water shortage, leading to a government-enforced ban on private toilets.

February 2, 2023

SVSU to present first full-length production of ‘Very Berry Dead’

Jose Perez IV, the author and director of Saginaw Valley State University’s next theatre performance, “Very Berry Dead,” is no stranger to the Great Lakes Bay Region. The multifaceted talent grew up in Saginaw, graduating from Nouvel Catholic Central before completing bachelor’s and master’s degrees in drama.

January 26, 2023

SVSU students make a splash at regional theatre festival

Saginaw Valley State University students took their talents on the road to compete at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), hosted by the University of Michigan-Flint, Jan. 11-15.

November 15, 2022

SVSU presents ‘The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds’

Saginaw Valley State University’s second theatre performance of the season tells the story of motherhood, science and beauty in the play “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds.”

October 6, 2022

SVSU Theatre opens season with ‘Tiny Beautiful Things’

Love, loss, resentment, disconnection – these universal themes are explored and addressed by an advice columnist in “Tiny Beautiful Things,” the first play in Saginaw Valley State University’s 2022-2023 season.

April 21, 2022

SVSU B.A.T.S. Project tackles difficult community challenges

Saginaw Valley State University is celebrating the 10th anniversary of a unique research initiative designed to involve students from different academic disciplines in identifying collaborative solutions to community challenges in Saginaw and other urban settings.

April 8, 2022

SVSU Theatre Department offers students a chance to improve their skills at the Southeastern Theatre Conference

Ten students from Saginaw Valley State University’s Theatre Department honed their skills at the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) annual convention from March 9-13 in Memphis.

April 6, 2022

SVSU’s theatre production showcases feminist themes, international cast

The final production in Saginaw Valley State University’s 2021-2022 theatre season features feminist themes and a talented cast featuring a number of international students.

February 23, 2022

SVSU theatre production features talented cast, production crew

The Saginaw Valley State University theatre department will debut its first show of 2022, “Silent Sky,” this week.

January 14, 2022

SVSU thespians, musician shine at regional theatre festival

Students from Saginaw Valley State University recently made their mark as some of the best collegiate performing artists, producers and designers in the Midwest.

November 18, 2021

SVSU theatre production to feature seasoned actors and newcomers

Theatre production will showcase students who are new to acting in SVSU productions as well as seasoned performers.

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