Michigan Shakespeare Festival
The Michigan Shakespeare Festival’s mission is to inspire and entertain diverse audiences with evocative, interesting, and epic productions of classical theatre’s greatest plays.
The Michigan Shakespeare Festival, the Official Shakespeare Festival of the State of Michigan so named in 2003 by the Governor and the State Senate is a fully professional (union status is LOA-LORT) regional theatre.
We produce three MainStage productions each summer — one well-know beloved work by Shakespeare, one lesser-known work by Shakespeare, and a third classical play by a different writer. Our season runs for three weeks in Jackson at the Baughman Theatre of the Potter Center and an additional three to four weeks at The Village Theatre of Cherry Hill in Canton.
We have consistent four star reviews from The Free Press, are one of the best reviewed professional theatres, and one of the most award-winning theatres in the region; we attract talent from all over Michigan and the Midwest— and bring many artists back to Michigan who have left the state for larger markets.
In addition, each year we produce two touring productions by our young company (the MiSFITs), Romeo & Juliet and Macbeth, that Tour to high schools from January - May bringing live professional theatre to Michigan. To date, we have performed for more than 60,000 students.
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