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

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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  • Enjoy a Night ‘On the Town’ at River Campus

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 10, 2016 – Come see why The New York Times calls “On the Town” the best musical of the year at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24, 25 and 27, at 8 p.m. Feb. 26 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast Missouri State University’s […]
  • Southeast River Campus to Showcase Two Opera Performances

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Jan. 15, 2016 – Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Music will present Donizetti’s “The Night Bell” and Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Trial by Jury” Friday, Jan. 22, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 24 at 3 p.m. in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at the River Campus. Accompanied by the chamber […]
  • Auditions Feb. 13 for 2016 River Campus Summer Arts Festival Productions

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Jan. 15, 2016 – Southeast Missouri State University’s Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts will hold auditions Feb. 13 for the 2016 River Campus Summer Arts Festival productions of “Always … Patsy Cline” and “Steel Magnolias.” Auditions are scheduled for 10 a.m. in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible […]
  • New York Showcase Extravaganza Benefitting Department of Theatre and Dance Students

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Jan. 5, 2016 – Mingle with the cast of “On the Town” and get a sneak peak of this upcoming musical while helping send Southeast Missouri State University senior theatre and dance students to New York City. The Department of Theatre and Dance’s Extravaganza will be Thursday, Jan. 28, at the Isle […]
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