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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  • Extravaganza to Benefit Department of Theatre and Dance Students

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Jan. 8, 2015 — Mingle with the cast of “The King and I” and get a sneak peak of this upcoming musical while helping send Southeast Missouri State University senior performing arts students to New York City at the Department of Theatre and Dance’s Extravaganza Thursday, Jan. 29, at the River Campus. […]
  • Children’s Musical Theatre Class to Study, Perform ‘Cinderella’

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Jan. 8, 2015 – Children interested in musical theatre are invited to study singing, dancing and acting from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “Cinderella” in February and March at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. The Children’s Theatre Workshop is for students in grades 2-7, and children of all levels of experience […]
  • Theatre and Dance Open House Planned for Jan. 20

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Jan. 6, 2015 – The Department of Theatre and Dance at Southeast Missouri State University will hold an open house at 6 p.m. Jan. 20 in the River Campus Center Directing Studio at Southeast’s River Campus. The open house welcomes back theatre and dance students and allows new students to meet faculty […]
  • Dr. Kenneth L. Stilson to be Honored with PRIDE Award

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Missouri, Dec. 15, 2014 – “Stirring people’s emotions, making them feel something deeply, whether it be laughter, love, anger, revenge, triumph” – this deeply rooted passion is at the heart of what makes Dr. Kenneth L. Stilson tick. He will be rewarded for his fervor with Southeast Missouri State University’s 2014 PRIDE Award […]
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