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News & Updates

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

NEW YEAR, NEW TECHNOLOGY

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

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Nov 15

Wharton Center is “Able Eyes Accessible”

Accessibility is an essential element to Wharton Center’s mission. To create a memorable and enjoyable visit for all, we are partnering with Able…

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Oct 25

Ballet Hispánico Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Wharton Center Season Opener

After being almost completely sidelined by the Covid-19 pandemic for the past 18 months, the New York company is setting off on a three-month, cross-country…

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Sep 14

Particle The Musical

Professional stars and local MSU students are coming together to develop a new musical through the annual program, ĭmáGen.

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July 16

Mike Brand announces retirement after 17 years at Wharton Center

Next season, Wharton Center will celebrate its 40th anniversary. During those 40 years, there have been only three executive directors, Ken Beachler (1982-1992),…

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June 1

Bella Seigo & Jason Koch are the 2021 Sutton Foster Award Winners

The two will now compete in the national high school musical theatre awards.

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May 6

Everett Dance Program's "I AM" Project with Inlet Dance Theatre selected to be featured at the Michigan Youth Arts Festival

Everett Dance Program's "I AM" Project, in collaboration with Inlet Dance Theatre and the Wharton Center, was selected to be featured at…

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May 5

Take It From The Top and whARTon At Home Summer 2021

Registration is open for the 2021-22 Season of TAKE IT FROM THE TOP, a series of engaging virtual classes offered through Wharton Center Institute for…

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