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2023 North Coast Theatre and Dance Festival


Drag Cabaret

June 1-2
A Pride Month Kick-Off Event
Join NMU Theatre and Dance for a drag cabaret to start Pride Month! Celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in Marquette and beyond as performers make the Forest Roberts Theatre stage their own.


Rock of Ages

June 14-17 and 21-24
A Gritty and Glamorous Jukebox Musical
Book by Chris D'Arienzo, Arrangements and Orchestrations by Ethan Popp
It’s the tail end of the big, bad 1980s in Hollywood, and the party has been raging hard. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star Drew longs to take the stage as the next big thing (and longs for small-town girl Sherrie, fresh off the bus from Kansas with stars in her eyes). But the rock and roll fairytale is about to end when German developers sweep into town with plans to turn the fabled Strip into just another capitalist strip mall. Can Drew, Sherrie, and the gang save the Strip – and themselves – before it's too late?

NOTE: This production contains strobe effects as well as strong adult language and themes, suggestive dancing, and alcohol and drug use.

ROCK OF AGES is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.


Out of the Window

June 28-30
An Evening with Leah Hocking
Enjoy an evening of songs and remembrances of youth, aging, birth, death, success, failure, and lots of the stuff in between with Leah Hocking, who performed in her first musical in eighth grade at Graveraet Middle School. Since then, she has performed in ten Broadway shows, among which are Billy Elliot, Mamma Mia, The Wild Party, and Hairspray.

NOTE: This production contains some adult language and mild adult themes.


North Coast Dance Festival

Masterclass July 26, Performances July 27-28
Annual Dance Festival
The North Coast Dance Festival welcomes professional dancers from across the country to NMU's campus for an event that is sure to entertain. Featuring both performance and educational programming, this showcase is sure to delight! Specific program and casting updates to be announced.


All shows are part of the Flex Pass Season.

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UPCOMING: 2023-2023 NMU Theatre and Dance Season



Wildcat Theatre Follies

September 7-8

*More details coming soon!


Monty Python's SPAMALOT!

October 12-14 and 19-20

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Clybourne Park

November 2-4 and 9-11

*More details coming soon!


A Christmas Carol

December 7-9 and 14-16

*More details coming soon!


CO/LAB Company

February 1-3

*More details coming soon!


Eisenhower Dance Company

February 10

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February 22-24 and February 29 - March 2

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Anything Goes

April 11-13 and 18-20

*​​​​​​​More details coming soon!