News for NMU Employees

Theater Season Underway

The comedic talents of the Second City have returned to campus to kick off the 2013-14 season at Forest Roberts Theatre. Two alternating productions, The Second City Goes to College and Happily Ever Laughter, continue through Saturday.

Paul Truckey portraitNext up will be a new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s Les Miserables Wednesday, Nov. 13, through Saturday, Nov. 16. The show was cast this week. It stars former Broadway actor Paul Truckey (CAPS, pictured) in the role of Jean Valjean. Truckey has performed in the Broadway and touring companies of the show, which is based on the novel by Victor Hugo. 

A Shakespeare play, The Comedy of Errors, kicks off the winter semester with a Tuesday-Saturday run over two weeks—Feb. 11-15 and 18-22. This play will be staged in the James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre.

She Kills Monsters, about a woman who discovers her deceased sister’s Dungeons and Dragons notebook and is transported on a journey to save her sister’s soul, will run Wednesday, April 16, through Saturday, April 19, in Forest Roberts Theatre.

Show times are at 7:30 p.m., with additional 1 p.m. Saturday matinees for most mainstage offerings.      

Studio productions this season and their respective dates are (all in Forest Roberts Theatre unless otherwise noted): A Kind of Alaska, Oct. 18-19 in the Black Box Theatre; Haunted Theatre, Oct. 24-26; The 12 Dates of Christmas, Dec. 5-6 in the Black Box Theatre; Santaland Diaries, Dec. 20-21 in the Black Box Theatre; An American in Paris, Feb. 7-8; and the NMU Dance Concert held at the end of each semester, Dec. 7 and April 26.

For more detailed information, visit Tickets are available at all NMU Ticket outlets or online at In addition to season tickets, with the same seat guarantee, Forest Roberts Theatre is offering a new Flex Pass subscription that includes four vouchers good for any available seat for mainstage shows. The flex pass can be used in any combination—four tickets to one show, two tickets to two shows, etc.