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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  • 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 […]
  • History Class Collaborating with Theatre Production to Enhance ‘Macbeth’ Experience

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 15, 2014 – Students in “Castles in Context,” a European history class offered at Southeast Missouri State University, are creating interactive displays for theatre goers to explore when they attend the upcoming Department of Theatre and Dance’s performance of “Macbeth” during its run later this fall. “Macbeth” will be performed at […]
  • Glenn and Lee Ann Campbell School of Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship Established

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Sept. 25, 2014 – The Glenn and Lee Ann Campbell School of Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship has been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. Glenn and Lee Ann Campbell of Cape Girardeau made a $10,000 gift to establish the scholarship. Their gift will be matched with an additional $10,000 through […]
  • Hit Musical ‘Hairspray’ to Delight at River Campus

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Sept. 22, 2014 – Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, “Hairspray” will dance onto the stage at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8-11 and 2 p.m. Oct. 12 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. Broadway’s musical comedy phenomenon that inspired a major motion picture, […]