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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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  • Southeast Hosting Auditions for Ruth Page School of Dance Summer Intensive Program

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 20, 2015 – Victor Alexander, the director of the Ruth Page School of Dance in Chicago, will be conducting auditions Saturday, March 7, at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus for the Ruth Page School of Dance’s intensive summer program. The auditions, focused on ballet and contemporary dance, are scheduled for […]
  • River Campus Summer Arts Festival Planned for June 20

    ‘Seussical’ the Musical to Highlight Events CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI., Feb. 11, 2015 – Southeast Missouri State hosts the second annual community River Campus Summer Arts Festival June 20 highlighted by a performance of “Seussical” the musical. Last year’s festival received rave reviews.  Over 1,200 attended the one-day Saturday festival.  The festival features live music, dance, […]
  • Love Story, Et Cetera Unfolds in ‘The King and I’ at River Campus

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI., Feb. 9, 2015 – Star-crossed, cross-cultural love is at the heart of “The King and I” being performed at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 25, 26 and 28, at 8 p.m. Feb. 27 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 1 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast Missouri State […]
  • Wellington Gives Voice to Southeast Students on Theatre Pathway

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, Jan. 27, 2015 – With more than 20 years under her belt as a professional actress as well as instructor, Roxanne Wellington, assistant professor of acting and voice, brings her experiences to the Department of Theatre and Dance at Southeast Missouri State University. The expertise Wellington has garnered over the years will […]
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