Michigan Shakespeare Festival

As the Official Shakespeare Festival of the State of Michigan, the Michigan Shakespeare Festival is a professional Equity theatre company (LOA/LORT) dedicated to producing world-class classical plays.  Now in preparation for our 25th Anniversary Season, we perform in Jackson’s lovely Baughman Theatre and in Canton’s beautiful Village Theatre of Cherry Hill.

2020 Season

  • Charley’s Aunt

    In their final year at Oxford, 1892, Jack and Charley have fallen in love with Kitty and Amy – who are being sent away to Scotland by Amy’s Uncle – who is also Kitty’s guardian. The boys invite their loves to lunch – where they intend to declare their intentions and what follows is a wacky, silly, romantic comedy full of starchy relatives, clever servants, and Lord Fancourt Babberley. Directed by Artistic Director Janice L Blixt.


    Day Time
    Thursday, July 16, 2020 (preview night) 7:30 p.m.
    Friday, July 17, 2020 (preview night) 7:30 p.m.
    Sunday, July 19, 2020 3 p.m.
    Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, July 25, 2020 7:30 p.m.
  • Henry V

    Focusing on the events prior to and following the famous Battle of Agincourt, HENRY V tells the story of one of Britain’s greatest kings – and the man behind the title. The final piece of Prince Hal’s story first played out in HENRY IV, parts 1 & 2 (where we saw the wild and angry young man as he grew into a leader of men. Directed by MSF Artistic Director Janice L Blixt.

    Day Time
    Thursday, July 9, 2020 (preview night) 7:30 p.m.
    Friday, July 10, 2020 (preview night) 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, July 11, 2020 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, July 18, 2020 2 p.m.
    Saturday, July 25, 2020 2 p.m.
    Sunday, July 26, 2020 3 p.m.
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor

    Cyrano de Bergerac is the most Mistress Page and Mistress Ford have a very large problem –Sir John Falstaff. Who is short of money and on the hunt for a lady willing to take him on and pay his bills. The ladies get together and hatch a hilarious plan to thwart the pest – if only their husbands are able to stay out of the way. Directed by Artistic Associate Robert Kauzlaric.


    Day Time
    Saturday, July 11, 2020 (preview night) 2 p.m.
    Sunday, July 12, 2020 (preview night) 3 p.m.
    Saturday, July 18, 2020 7:30 p.m.
    Friday, July 24, 2020 7:30 p.m.

Ticket & Donation Information

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Michigan Shakespeare Festival Tickets

MSF Flex Pass

Purchase an MSF Flex-Pass and see all three shows at a $12.00 savings over buying single tickets! An MSF Flex-Pass includes one ticket to each of our three productions, or can be redeemed for three seats to any one production. You choose! Flex-Passes also allow the purchaser to buy now, but choose your specific performance dates at a later time. Flex-Passes make terrific gifts for friends and family!

  • Flex-Pass Pricing: General Admission Ticket: $105.00
  • Purchasing a Flex-Pass Online: The MSF Flex-Pass is found at the top of the Event Schedule window after clicking the “Michigan Shakespeare Festival Tickets” button above. When you select the MSF Flex-Pass option, you will want to either click on the Orchestra or Mezzanine section. Then you will select a seat. After selecting a seat you can continue on to the checkout window. Please note: this is not your permanent seat, but just a placeholder. You will still need to choose your seat upon redemption of your Flex-Pass.
  • How to Redeem Your Flex-Pass: To redeem your Flex-Pass please call the Potter Center Ticket Office at 517.796.8600 and let them know you want to redeem your MSF Flex-Pass and choose your performance dates and times. Your specific seat will be assigned at this time. Please note: Seats will be subject to availability at the time of redemption.

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