The Opera/Music Theatre Workshop produces two staged productions each year and collaborates with the Department of Theatre and Dance to produce major musicals and operas. Recent shows include:
  • The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Sweet Charity by Cy Coleman and Neil Simon
  • 1940s Radio Hour by Walton Jones
  • Big River by Roger Miller
  • 42nd Street by Harry Warren
  • Guys and Dolls by Damon Runyon and Frank Loesser
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum by Steven Sondheim
  • Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo Puccini
  • Babes in Arms by Rodgers and Hart
  • I Can’t Stand Wagner by Seymour Barab
  • Sugar by Jule Styne
  • The Medium by Gian Carlo Menotti
  • Music Man by Meredith Wilson
  • Threepenny Opera by Kurt Weill

All productions feature students in leading roles and are fully staged and performed with orchestra in Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall.

Southeast Opera/Music Theatre Workshop also offers many smaller productions such as:

  • Opera All-Stars (The life and times of an opera singer)
  • A Night on Broadway (Highlights of recent Broadway musicals)
  • The Lighter Side of Opera (Humorous operatic scenes)
  • Swingtime (Big band jazz show)

The Opera/Music Theatre Workshop is open to all students and is subject to auditions at the beginning of each semester. Contact Dr. Christopher Goeke for more information.


River Campus Seminary 254
Department of Music
One University Plaza, MS 7800
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701