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  • $3,685 RAISED OF $5,000 GOAL


  • Jarrod Bradford $50
  • Sam Austin $1,000
  • Jean Wolski $100
  • Michael Rodriguez $100
  • Anonymous $75
  • Robert Pearson $1,000
  • Anonymous $500
  • Craig Gunn $500
  • Anonymous $100
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  • James DeLine $10
  • Anonymous $100

Help Keep Summer Circle Theatre FREE

For over 60 years, Summer Circle Theatre (SCT) has been presenting a blend of old favorites, musicals, and provocative new plays for free to Mid-Michigan audiences. These performances provide an environment on campus each summer for MSU Theatre students to experience performing in, directing, and staging professional level theater performances. In the past decade, we have nearly doubled the number of shows presented, added a Kids Camp, and regularized our pay to the SCT company while keeping all programming FREE to audiences and families. While our programming has doubled, so have our costs. Not being able to produce the past two seasons has severely impacted Summer Circle's donations, so to maintain the Summer Circle tradition of FREE shows, camps, and events, we need your help!

Your Support Will Make a Big Difference

Keep our decades-long tradition of free theatre alive at Summer Circle Theatre. Beyond theatrical productions, donations contribute to the professional learning experience students gain from these shows as well as FREE programming for all ages.

Project Budget

FREE Summer Circle Theatre remains dependent on donations from loyal patrons to maintain the quantity and quality of its town and gown productions. Please consider becoming a Friend of Theatre at MSU.

Who We Are

For 60 years, the MSU Department of Theatre has been producing FREE performances for a wide variety of outdoor shows on the MSU campus. Presenting a blend of old favorites, musicals, and provocative new plays, Summer Circle Theatre (SCT) provides a professional venue for MSU students that offers FREE theatre to Mid-Michigan audiences. SCT presents shows of varying styles using the talents of community members and professional artists. Beyond theatrical productions, SCT is committed to offering FREE programming including a Kids Camp and special activities to create a summer destination for arts, education, and entertainment.

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 22OOPCF1SUMTHE” in the note section.


Remember the CARES Act has been extended for calendar year 2021 allowing taxpayers to take a charitable deduction of up to $300/$600 for those who take the standard deduction. As always, please consult your tax advisor/attorney for advice on your specific situation.

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