Southeast Missouri State University

Hairspray - Behind the Scenes
Get a behind the scenes look as faculty, students, and community members prepare for the River Campus production of Hairspray

Welcome to the Department of Theatre & Dance! We offer a professional training program with Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre, and Theatre Design & Technology. Our goal is to prepare you for an active and successful career in the performing arts through high-level classroom instruction, high-quality productions, masterclasses by professionals in the industry, and summer internships with professional companies.

The Department of Theatre & Dance is located in the Holland School of Visual & Performing Arts where we offer state-of-the-art training and performance facilities at the $75 million River Campus. Our experienced and highly-trained faculty & staff are dedicated to preparing our students for a life-long career as working professionals in the performing arts. If that’s your dream, we can help you make it come true!

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  • Children’s Auditions for Roles in ‘The King and I’ Slated for Dec. 2

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Nov. 19, 2014 – Children interested in singing, dancing and performing will have the opportunity to audition Dec. 2 for a role in the upcoming Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, “The King and I,” to be performed next spring at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. Auditions will be held from 4-6 p.m. […]
  • Southeast’s Fault Line Film Festival Showcases Student Creativity

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Nov. 5, 2014 – Students from across the region will have the opportunity to express their creative talents at the fifth annual Fault Line Film Festival Nov. 19-21 at Southeast Missouri State University. Southeast students as well as those from across Missouri and bordering states are expected to enter their films in […]
  • ‘Fall for Dance’ Featuring a Variety of Styles

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Nov. 3, 2014 – A perennial favorite, “Fall for Dance,” is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20-22 and 2 p.m. Nov. 23 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. “Fall for Dance” will feature six wonderfully original dance pieces choreographed by faculty members, guest professionals […]
  • Shakespeare’s Dark Tragedy ‘Macbeth’ Invading Rust Flexible Theatre

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 15, 2014 – Witches, murder and ghosts will invade Macbeth’s world and audiences’ during Southeast Missouri State University’s production of “Macbeth” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30-Nov. 1 and Nov. 6-8 and 2 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre on Southeast’s River Campus. Ambition transforms the loyal Macbeth […]