2024-25 Performance Season

It’s (Almost) Showtime.

Enjoy an extraordinary performance while supporting the next generation of professional performers at the beginning of their careers! Our ticketed performance season includes nine fully staged productions, one studio production, and three major ensemble concerts, including the highly anticipated annual Collage Concert in January.

These performances, on par with professional productions, showcase our exceptional students and renowned faculty. Best of all, the revenue generated by ticket sales directly supports future educational performance opportunities for all of our students.

SMTD offers many more performances than the ones listed below – approximately 1,000 performances each academic year. View our complete calendar of events for the 2024–25 academic year, including ensemble concerts.

Flex Series Ticket Packages - Available Now

Purchase tickets to four or more eligible performances and receive a 10% discount, reduced fees, and flexible exchange policies.

Important Dates

  • Flex Series (and Student Flex Series) ticket packages are on sale NOW until January 19, 2025
  • Group sales (10 or more) begin July 29
  • Single ticket sales begin August 6


We love groups! Groups of 10 or more attending a single performance receive a discount: 20% off the ticket price (or, for groups of students, a price of $11 per ticket). We also waive our fees!

Our group sales are managed by UMS. To place your group order, contact our group sales desk at 734-763-3100 or [email protected].

The Ticketed Performances

Ticket prices vary by production and venue. Please see the performance listing for more information. Some performances may have additional bulk purchase discounts; these will be listed on the show pages. For transparency, all tickets listed will now include the box office ticket fee for purchasing online; tickets purchased in person at the box office will have this fee waived.

Flex Series Exceptions: The Men’s and Women’s Glee Club concerts and the Musical Theatre Showcase are not eligible for the Flex Series discount.

Venue Changes: Due to changes in the academic calendar, please note that our theatre & drama performances will take place in different venues from past seasons.

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Department of Theatre & Drama

September 26 & October 3 at 7:30 pm

September 27 & 28 and October 4 & 5 at 8:00 pm

September 29 & October 6 at 2:00 pm

Arthur Miller Theatre
General Admission $35 / $16 Student Tickets (fees included)

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

A 21st-century look at nation, power & gender
Adapted & directed by Priscilla Lindsay

Fate. Freedom. Power. This wild & fresh adaptation of one of the greatest political tragedies in theatrical history opens up the traditional confines of the narrative to explore the still-beating heart that resonates loudly in today’s political landscape.

Recommended Ages: 15+

A Musical Adaptation of William Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT

Department of Musical Theatre

October 10 at 7:30 pm

October 11 & 12 at 8:00 pm

October 13 at 2:00 pm

Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
Reserved Seating $40 / $34 / $16 Student Tickets (fees included)

Twelfth Night

Written by Shaina Taub
Conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah & Shaina Taub
Adapted from the play by William Shakespeare
Directed by Jessica Bogart
Music Director Maurice Draughn

Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s beloved romantic comedy, begins with the line “If music be the food of love, play on” – words Shaina Taub took to heart in her rollicking musical adaptation. Taub’s songs intertwine with and echo Shakespeare’s words for an irresistible exploration of romantic and familial love, deception and self-discovery, fate and ambition.

Recommended Ages: 3+


University Orchestras

October 27 at 4:00 pm

Hill Auditorium
Reserved Seating $25 / $20 / $11 (fees included)
10% discount on 4 (or more) tickets

Halloween Concert

A U-M tradition, the Halloween Concert brings together the University Symphony and University Philharmonia Orchestras for a celebration of the spookiest time of year.

Discount available when you purchase 4 or more tickets.

Recommended Ages: All Ages


University Bands

November 3 at 4:00 pm

Hill Auditorium
Reserved Seating $25 / $20 / $11 (fees included)


Hail, hail, the bands are all here!

The Concert, Symphony, and Marching Bands team up for an energetic performance live on the stage of Hill Auditorium.

Recommended Ages: 3+


Department of Voice & Opera

November 14 at 7:30 pm

November 15 & 16 at 8:00 pm

November 17 at 2:00 pm

Power Center for the Performing Arts
Reserved Seating $35 / $29 / $16 Student Tickets (fees included)
10% discount on 4 (or more) tickets

Hänsel und Gretel

Composed by Engelbert Humperdinck; libretto by Adelheid Wette
Based on the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm
Sung in German
Conducted by Kirk Severtson
Director(s) TBD

In this charming fairy-tale opera for audiences of all ages, Hansel and Gretel are banished to the woods to search for strawberries and stay out of trouble. Alas, trouble is inevitable when they come upon a mysterious gingerbread house with a frightening witch inside.

Recommended Ages: 3+


Department of Theatre & Drama

November 21 at 7:30 pm

November 22 & 23 at 8:00 pm

November 24 at 2:00 pm

Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
Reserved Seating $35 / $29 / $16 Student Tickets (fees included)

John Proctor Is the Villain

Written by Kimberly Belflower
Directed by Halena Kays

As a group of high schoolers in a small Georgia town analyze Arthur Miller’s The Crucible in their literature class, they find echoes of the play in their own lives and – with laughter, fury, and heartbreak – grapple with complicated questions of trust, betrayal, and the abuse of power.

Recommended Ages: 15+


January 18 at 8:00 pm

Hill Auditorium
Reserved Seating $40 / $34 / $23 | $16 Student Tickets (fees included)

2025 Collage Concert

Jayce Ogren and Ellen Rowe, artistic directors

The most highly anticipated performance event of the year, the Collage Concert features the incredible range of SMTD ensembles and programs, with students performing one riveting work after another without pause.

Recommended Ages: 3+


Department of Dance

February 6 at 7:30 pm

February 7 & 8 at 8:00 pm

February 9 at 2:00 pm

Power Center for the Performing Arts
Reserved Seating $35 / $29 / $16 Student Tickets (fees included)

2025 Dance Concert

The 2025 edition of the Department of Dance’s lively Power Center showcase will feature choreography by professional guest artists and university faculty. FLOCK (flockworksdance.com), a German/American dance company known for their non-gendered partnering and unique approach to physicality and storytelling, will join faculty members Tzveta Kassabova (theatre & drama), Biza Sompa (dance), and Robin Wilson (dance), in her final Power Center performance before her retirement.

Recommended Ages: 3+


Department of Theatre & Drama

February 20 at 7:30 pm

February 21 & 22 at 8:00 pm

February 23 at 2:00 pm

Power Center for the Performing Arts
Reserved Seating $35 / $29 / $16 Student Tickets (fees included)

A Few Good Men

Written by Aaron Sorkin
Directed by Geoff Packard

This compelling courtroom drama explores complicated ideas of honor, duty, and truth in a case about a Marine Corps hazing incident that went horribly wrong – and who should pay the price. This play launched Aaron Sorkin’s career and later became a blockbuster film.

Recommended Ages: 15+


Department of Musical Theatre Studio Production

February 20 at 7:30 pm

February 21 & 22 at 8:00 pm

February 23 at 2:00 pm

Arthur Miller Theatre
General Admission $25 / $16 Student Tickets (fees included)

The Government Inspector

Written by Nikolai Gogol
Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher
Directed by Malcolm Tulip

A literary treasure with an unmatched significance to the Russian people, this high-spirited and keen-witted satire takes on the marriage between political corruption and human stupidity in one of the greatest comedies of its time.

Recommended Ages: 13+


Department of Voice & Opera

March 27 at 7:30 pm

March 28 & 29 at 8:00 pm

March 30 at 2:00 pm

Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
Reserved Seating $35 / $29 / $16 Student Tickets (fees included)


Composed by Claudio Monteverdi
Libretto by Alessandro Striggio
Music Director Joseph Gascho
Stage Director Chía Patiño

L’Orfeo explores the mythic tale of the love story between Orfeo and Euridice, cut short by Euridice’s untimely departure. Refusing to accept his fate, Orfeo descends to the underworld to retrieve his bride. Thanks to the persuasive power of music, Orfeo forges a deal to bring Euridice back, but his doubts and fears ultimately foil his plan. With a rich and musically sophisticated score that is both emblematic of the period and allows for new interpretations, L’Orfeo connects audiences to opera’s origins and its contemporary possibilities.

Performed with the U-M Baroque Chamber Orchestra


Department of Theatre & Drama

April 3 & 10 at 7:30 pm

April 4, 5, 11 & 12  at 8:00 pm

April 6 & 13 at 2:00 pm

Arthur Miller Theatre
General Admission $35 / $16 Student Tickets (fees included)
10% discount on 4 (or more) student tickets

Our Oz

Devised & Directed by Jake Hooker, José Casas, and U-M students

A reimagining of The Wizard of Oz through a BIPOC and queer lens, as devised by professors José Casas (head of playwriting minor, theatre & drama), Jake Hooker (head of drama at the Residential College) and U-M students. Intersectional and interdisciplinary, this project explores and experiments with the tropes and images of multiple renditions from the Land of Oz as originally conceived by L. Frank Baum.

Recommended Ages: 13+


Department of Musical Theatre

April 17 at 7:30 pm

April 18 & 19 at 8:00 pm

April 20^ at 2:00 pm

^Easter Sunday

Power Center for the Performing Arts
Reserved Seating $40 / $34 / $16 Student Tickets (fees included)

Titanic: The Musical

Music and lyrics by Maury Yeston
Book by Peter Stone
Director(s) TBA
Music Director Tyler Driskill

This stirring musical, which premiered eight months before the well-known film, depicts the hopes and aspirations of actual passengers on board the ill-fated ship, all thrilled to be part of this historic voyage and blissfully unaware of the tragedy ahead.

Recommended Ages: 11+

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SMTD Flex Series Packages

SMTD Flex Series Packages will be on sale from June 17 until January 19.

Single ticket sales begin August 6.