Wicked to return to Wharton Center
East Lansing’s most popular musical, "Wicked," will return to Wharton Center’s Cobb Great Hall on Wednesday, April 1 through Sunday, April 19, 2020. Tickets for the return engagement go on sale on at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019.
Jonathan Biss plays Beethoven at Wharton Center
Wharton Center is thrilled to welcome for the first-time world-renowned pianist, Jonathan Biss, on Jan. 8 and 10, 2020. Two unique and breathtaking programs of Beethoven allow Biss to tap into his deep musical curiosity and explore a variety of compositions, including one of the greatest piano sonatas of all time, “Hammerklavier.”
James Brinkmann: Stranded strangers
It’s 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2 in Chicago’s Union Station. Dozens of Michiganders are waiting to board the daily Blue Water 364 train to head home and rest for one day before another week starts. An announcement begins. “Blue Water 364 is delayed by 30 minutes.” We board the train and continue to wait. Three and a half hours pass interspersed with announcements. We’re still at the station due to engine failure.View story photos
MSU professor receives scholar award
Gary Hoppenstand, professor of film studies and 20th-century literature in MSU’s Department of English, was recently announced as the recipient of the Lynn Bartholome Eminent Scholar Award.
Student earns Marshall Scholarship
Emily Steffke, an Honors College senior majoring in neuroscience in the College of Natural Science and English in the College of Arts and Letters, has been named a Marshall Scholar.View story photos
WKAR to stream MSU fall commencement ceremonies
For the benefit of friends, family and Spartan fans around the world, WKAR Public Media will livestream all three Michigan State University Fall 2019 commencement ceremonies taking place Dec. 13 and 14 at the Breslin Center on the MSU campus.
Glow-in-the-dark show visits Wharton Center
Puppetry, technology and dance combine to form this glow-in-the-dark adventure. "Dino-Light" tells the original story of how a famous scientist uses his magical powers to bring a friendly dinosaur to life.
Martina McBride announces Christmas tour with a stop at Wharton
Martina McBride just announced her Christmas tour, The Joy of Christmas, with a stop at Wharton Center’s Cobb Great Hall on Dec. 19.
MSU Theatre freshman class serves up end-of-semester laughs
The freshman class of MSU's Department of Theatre will celebrate the end of their first semester at college with five performances of hilarious “improvisational” comedy. “Freshman Showcase: The Power of Spontaneous Invention” runs Dec. 5 through 8 in the MSU Auditorium building’s Studio 60 Theatre.
MSU staff and faculty invited to become agents of change
The Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives and Transforming Theatre Ensemble is introducing a new initiative to create equitable spaces for all who live, learn and work at MSU called MSU Forum Theatre.