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 Theatre and Dance Students Debut on NYC Stage

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., May 20, 2015 – Four theatre and dance students at Southeast Missouri State University performed in New York City yesterday before agents, casting directors, industry professionals, alumni and friends of the University. The New York City Showcase was held May 19 at the West Bank Café at 407 W. 42nd Street in […]
  • Summer Arts Activities Abloom at Southeast’s River Campus

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., May 7, 2015 – A full slate of summer activities is planned at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus, providing plenty of opportunities to enjoy the arts in the coming months. Throughout May, the River Campus hosts art exhibits, music recitals and concerts, theatre and dance second stage productions, and senior showcases. […]
  • Southeast Seniors Entertaining at Celebration Gala May 15 Honoring Retirement of Dr. and Mrs. Dobbins

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., May 6, 2015 — A Celebration Gala honoring the retirement of Southeast Missouri State University’s 17th President Kenneth W. Dobbins and First Lady Jeanine Larson Dobbins is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. May 15 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast’s River Campus. The event will feature testimonials honoring Dr. and […]
  • Southeast Alumna and Trademark Attorney Receives Business Practitioner’s 2015 Women’s Justice Award

    Southeast Missouri State University alumna Annette Heller of Chesterfield, Missouri, recently was honored with the Women’s Justice Award in the Business Practitioner category at the 17th annual award dinner of the Missouri Lawyers Weekly. “I was very honored after I learned about the award and that this was the 17th year it was done,” Annette […]
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