The Little Theatre

Each year The Little Theatre produces at least four main stage productions, in addition to student-directed projects and collaborative work with the Music department. Touring professional productions, guest speakers and musical artists also appear in the intimate 209-seat facility.

Scholarship Opportunity

Calling all actors, designers, and techies! CMU is currently offering the "Center Stage" scholarship. The grand prize is two $10,000 stackable scholarships for high school seniors interested in acting and theater design.

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Show Information

Tickets: For CMU main stage productions, $8 for general admission, $5 CMU Faculty and Staff, CMU students free with ID. Price varies for other productions; oftentimes no admission. Check with the box office at 660-248-6281 for details.

Curtain Times: The House is open 30 minutes before curtain time.

Reservations: Individual and group reservations can be made at any time by calling the Little Theatre box office at 660-248-6281. Reserved tickets are held at the box office, and can be picked up and paid for the night of the performance. The Little Theatre accepts cash and checks.

2020 - 21 Season

A Gentleman's Guide To Love & Murder

by Robert L. Freedman & Steven Lutvak

When the low-born Monty Navarro finds out that he's eighth in line for an earldom in the lofty D'Ysquith family, he figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off down a far more ghoulish path. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives without being caught and become the ninth Earl of Highhurst? And what of love? Because murder isn't the only thing on Monty's mind...

Performances: October 8 - 11, 2020

Haunted Lives

by John Pielmeier

Performances: January 21 - 24, 2021

The Little Prince

by Aaron Randolph III

Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s classic tale of a young prince traveling around the universe is a favorite for children and adults because of its charming characters and its insights on life on our planet that we all deal with and perhaps are dealing with more intensely now. 

Elementary School Performances: March 3 - 5, 2021
Public Performances: March 6 - 7, 2021

Rabbit Hole

by David Lindsay-Abaire

Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. RABBIT HOLE charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will them back into the light of day.

Performances: April 22 - 25, 2021


Cultural Affairs

Each year CMU sponsors a Cultural Affairs Series. Theatrical and music productions, poets and lecturers are some of the events included in the series. Please check the CMU Event Calendar for upcoming performance dates.

Academic Programs

Learn more about CMU's Theatre programs.