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Mar 27

Wharton Center Cancels Young Playwrights Festival Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

The health and safety of Wharton Center patrons, students, and staff is the Center’s top priority. Because of that, Wharton Center is canceling…

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Mar 24

Wicked Cancels More Wharton Performances after Governor’s Stay at Home, Stay Safe Executive Order

Michigan's Governor, Gretchen Whitmer, announced the state will be under a Stay At Home, Stay Safe Executive Order beginning Tuesday, March 24 through…

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Mar 20

Wharton Center Cancels Sutton Foster Awards Due to Covid-19 Pandemic

Wharton Center just learned the Broadway League has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Jimmy Awards® due to the ongoing crisis.

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Mar 13

First week of Wicked Performances Canceled

UPDATE: Michigan's Governor, Gretchen Whitmer, announced the state will be under a Stay At Home, Stay Safe Executive Order beginning Tuesday,…

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Mar 11

Wharton Center’s Response to COVID-19

The health and safety of our patrons, artists, and staff is our top priority. Wharton Center is engaged in conversations to ensure that we protect all…

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Feb 6

MSU President Samuel L. Stanley’s statement regarding the bias incident at Wharton Center Gifts

I write to you about another incident that has left many members of our community horribly offended, outraged and frustrated. It has prompted many to…

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Dec 10

Public on sale for Wicked is Friday, December 13, 2019 at 10am

East Lansing’s most popular musical, will return to Wharton Center’s Cobb Great Hall on Wednesday, April 1 through Sunday, April 19,…

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Nov 14

Seeking Playwrights for the 24th Annual Young Playwrights Festival

Michigan high school students who have a passion for playwriting are invited to submit a one-act play for the 24th annual juried competition, Wharton…

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Nov 13

Wharton Center Invites You to Shop with Us On Museum Store Sunday

On Sunday, December 1, 2019, for the third consecutive year, more than 1,200 museum stores representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia, 15…

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Oct 22

Tickets are now on sale for Dear Evan Hansen

Individual tickets for the East Lansing premiere of Dear Evan Hansen are on sale online, at the Auto-Owners Insurance Ticket Office at Wharton Center,…

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Oct 17

Comedian Brian Regan Announces Tour Dates for the First Half of 2020 On His Non-stop Theater Tour

Considered by critics, fans and fellow comedians as one of the best stand-ups in the country, Brian Regan announces tour dates for the first half of 2020…

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Oct 17

Shakespeare Immersion Project Free Recital

Enjoy a free, open-to-the-public recital on Friday, November 1, of the next generation of great Shakespearean actors—who are local high school and…

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