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Apr 20

Gina Chavez Virtual Concert

Watch the virtual concert that took place on April 17, 2020.

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Apr 16

Wharton Center to Announce New Season May 18

The new season will feature more than 30 events, including six shows in the Broadway at Wharton Center Series. 

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Apr 7

Remaining Wicked Performances At Wharton Center Canceled

Due to the rising concerns of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the remaining WICKED performances scheduled for April 14 through 19 are canceled and will…

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Apr 2

Wharton Center Cancels Take It From The Top Summer 2020

Michigan State University has closed campus for all pre-college programs this summer due to the continuous spread of the Coronavirus.

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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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