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McLeod Summer Playhouse
Pinocchio, Select Wednesdays and Saturdays June 4-July 16 sponsored by Carolyn Wagner Snyder
Rock of Ages, presented by SIH Medical Group, June 17-19, 24-26
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, July 8-10, 15-17
The CCA All High School Theater Project: Bring It On The Musical, July 28-31

Southern Illinois’ Professional Summer Theater

McLeod Summer Playhouse (MSP) is the professional arm of the SIU Department of Theater.  Presented in the summer months, MSP offers a season of professionally mounted productions through June and July, featuring a company of young professional performers gathered from auditions across the United States.  The season concludes with the All Southern High School Theatre Project, an opportunity for area high school students to work with professional staff, jointly produced with Carbondale Community Arts.


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Watch for the 2017 season to be announced.

Cast members from MSP's 2016 season

For tickets please CALL 618/453-6000 or visit in person.

Ticketing for the Playhouse is provided by SIU Intercollegiate Athletics.


Our 2016 Season is going to be fabulous! If you want to be a part of the cast or crew, come to our auditions and tech interviews Feb. 13.

Announcing our 2016 Season!

PinocchioRock of Ages

Carbondale Community Arts All Southern High School Theater Project Bring it On The MusicalJoseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat

Broadway star to give master class

Taylor Louderman

Taylor Louderman, who starred on Broadway as Campbell, the cheerleader at the center of ”Bring It On,” will be at SIU to give a master class to the students performing in the 2016 MSP/CCA all Southern High School Theater production of the show.

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Cheer with bring it on

Bring It On

McLeod Summer Playhouse wraps its 2016 season with “Bring It On,” the sassy Broadway-pop, hip-hop cheerleading musical July 28-31 at the McLeod Theater. The production features the best of the area’s high-school talent and is an annual collaboration with Carbondale Community Arts under the title All Sothern High School Theater Project.

Based on the movie of the same name, “Bring It On” tells the story of a high school cheerleading-squad captain who is redistricted from a privileged to a hard-knock high school. There she must learn to fit in, make friends with the school dance crew, and form a powerhouse cheer team to compete against her former squad in the National Championships.

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