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June 25

Gretchen Shope shines bright with national recognition

Gretchen Shope, a recent graduate of H.H. Dow High School in Midland, was announced the winner of the 15th annual National High School Music Theatre Awards…

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June 3

Gretchen Shope and Braeden Davis are the 2024 Sutton Foster Awards Winners

The two will compete in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards in NYC

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Sep 28


Jillian Armstrong from Milford High School and Mark Bonney from Detroit School of Arts were named Outstanding Performers in a Leading Role at the 11th…

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May 1

The 2023-2024 Performing Arts Season

It’s one of the most anticipated times of the year at Wharton Center: the announcement of the new Performing Arts season. 

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Apr 17

53 Michigan High Schools to be Celebrated at the Sutton Foster Awards

Wharton Center for Performing Arts proudly presents the 11th annual Sutton Foster Awards. The awards program is a state-wide educational initiative celebrating…

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Apr 10

Announcing the 2023-2024 Broadway Season

SIX, Moulin Rouge! The Musical, To Kill A Mockingbird, and more.  

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Aug 22

Individual ticket on-sale for the 2022-2023 season

Wharton Center celebrates 40 years of presenting the best in Broadway and performing arts with an incredible season lineup for the 2022-2023 season.  …

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May 20

Eric Olmscheid appointed executive director of MSU’s Wharton Center

Olmscheid currently serves as director of programming at Des Moines Performing Arts and will assume his new role at Wharton Center on June 22.

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May 17

Sutton Foster Award Winners

Greyson Taylor, Interlochen Center for the Arts and Ashley Woytal, Portage Northern High School will now compete in the National High School…

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Apr 25

Announcing the 2022-2023 Season

Wharton Center announces the 2022-2023 season, marking a special time in the Center’s history: we have been bringing our community together for…

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Mar 6

MSU lifting mask requirement, beginning March 6, except for classrooms, research spaces

Beginning March 6 masks will no longer be required in most indoor settings on property owned or controlled by MSU.

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Jan 14


To better server our patrons, Wharton Center is switching to a new system for the eClub. 

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