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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  • Fault Line Film Festival Announces Winners; Screening Nov. 21 at Southeast

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Nov. 20, 2014 – Award-winning and honorable mention films will be shown in their entirety Nov. 21 at the Fault Line Film Festival Gala event at Southeast Missouri State University. The films will be screened at 7 p.m. in Rose Theatre. “Our festival has some unique and exceptional films this year,” said […]
  • 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 […]