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  • $7,020 RAISED OF $7,000 GOAL


  • Craig Gunn $3,600
  • Karen Kangas-Preston $250
  • Kirk Domer $500
  • Abigail Tykocki $50
  • Sylvia Stevens $100
  • William Schultz $100
  • Daniel Smith $20
  • Peter DeLong $100
  • Jovon Everett $2,000
  • Deric McNish $50
  • Wolfgang Mittig $100
  • Jeremy Mattson $100
  • Jane Zussman $50

Summer Circle Theatre Diamond Anniversary Fund

A collection of 2019 SCT PerformancesThe Summer Circle Theatre Diamond Fund will be awarded in the summer to students who exhibit artistic talent and aptitude in one or more of the following areas: acting, directing, musical theatre performance and choreography, playwriting, theatrical design and technology, and stage/arts management as it relates to Summer Circle Theatre.

For SIXTY YEARS the MSU Department of Theatre has been producing free performances of a wide variety of shows outdoors on the MSU campus. Presenting a blend of old favorites, musicals, and provocative new plays, Summer Circle Theatre provides a professional venue for MSU students that offers free theatre to Mid-Michigan audiences. MSU Theatre students and faculty members create magic on the stage using the talents of community members and professional artists.

Support 60 YEARS of Summer Circle Theatre

Summer Circle Theatre Free Kids CampThrough generous donations, we will be able to financially support nearly 30 MSU student actors, designers, managers, and technicians in working at the craft they love. Our MSU students also present a FREE Kids Camp for 60 lucky first- through sixth-grade students. The SCT Kids Camp includes instruction in acting, design, music, and dance and culminates in a free public performance during the Summer Circle Theatre season.

Each student who participates in Summer Circle Theatre earns approximately $2,000 for their participation and talent, which helps to offset the costs of their summer classes.

Who We Are 

Summer Circle Theatre 60 Years LogoThe Friends of Theatre at MSU is a membership organization committed to promoting, encouraging, and enhancing activities and programs of the Michigan State University Department of Theatre; collaborating with the Michigan State University Department of Theatre in organizing events and programs that expand the community experience of theatre; and creating fundraising opportunities to support the Michigan State University Department of Theatre and to promote improvements in its programs and facilities.

Your Support Will Make a Big Difference

Summer Circle Theatre experienced recording-breaking attendance in 2019 with nearly 5,000 patrons enjoying FREE theatre for the mid-Michigan Community.

Make a Gift by Mail:

University Advancement
Spartan Way
535 Chestnut Road, Room 300
East Lansing, MI 48824

*Make check payable to Michigan State University and write “Appeal 20OOPCF1THEATRE” in the note section.


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