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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  • ‘Daisy Pulls It Off’ Bringing Roaring Twenties to River Campus

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 13, 2015 – “Daisy Pulls It Off” will bring the roaring ‘20s to life at 7:30 p.m. April 29-May 2 and 2 p.m. May 3 in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. It’s Britain in 1927, and Daisy Meredith is the first girl from […]
  • James V. Parker Theatre & Dance Scholarship Established

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 8, 2015 – The James V. Parker Theatre & Dance Scholarship has been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. Dr. Kenn Stilson and Rhonda Weller-Stilson of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, made a gift to establish the scholarship in Parker’s name. Their gift was matched through the Faculty/Staff component of the Honoring […]
  • Sample a ‘Taste of Cape’ and Support Southeast Theatre and Dance

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Missouri, April 6, 2015 – Enjoy signature items from 10 Cape Girardeau restaurants and businesses participating in the “Taste of Cape” restaurant hop, Tuesday, April 21,  benefitting Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance. The restaurant hop, which takes place from 5 to 8 p.m., includes the following restaurants: Andy’s Frozen […]
  • Southeast Students, Faculty Performing Original Choreography in ‘Spring into Dance’

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Missouri, April 2, 2015 – An exciting, beautiful and often provocative production, “Spring into Dance” is taking the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall stage at 7:30 p.m. April 16-18 and 2 p.m. April 19 at the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus. The exhilarating and superb evening of dance will feature Southeast faculty […]
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