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You Can’t Take It With You

A comedic masterpiece in three acts. You Can't Take It With You is also one of th emost popular plays of all time. One of the few comedies to win the Pulitzer Prize, it ran for over 800 shows on Broadway when it premiered in 1936 and has enjoyed numerous successful revivals. *Mature Content* Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall, October 27 - 30, 7:30 p.m., October 31 2:00 p.m. / $20

Fall for Dance 2021

An annual favorite featuring original choreography by faculty, guest artists, and students providing the variety of dance audiences enjoy. The concert will include an original masterpiece by American modern dance legend José Limón in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the LImon Dance Company. "As long as we lie, hate, envy, and betray, José Limón's work will continue to fascinate." Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall, November 18-20, 7:30 p.m., November 21, 2:00p.m. / $20

Lanford Wilson One-Acts

An exciting evening of theatre, featuring the top five short plays from the Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival One-Act Competition. *Contains Mature Content Rust Flexible Theatre, December 2-4, 7:30 p.m., December 5, 2:00 p.m. / $15

Big Band Christmas Jukebox

A festive collaboration featuring the talents of students in the Department of Music and the Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre & Dance. Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall, December 3-4, 7:30 p.m. / $25

Southeast Dance Project

Featuring student choreography, this program will reveal the work of emerging artists and highlight the talent of the dancers. Student dance artists step into the spotlight to delight audiences with a variety of moods and styles. Rust Flexible Theatre, December 10-11, 7:30 p.m. / $15

Theatre and Dance Extravaganza

Supports the professional master class series for seniors, as well as funding for student travel and both New York and Los Angeles Showcases. For reservations, call (573) 651-2149.

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella

A timeless musical treasure! Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella is the new Broadway adaptation of the classic musical. Featuring some of the Rodgers and Hammerstein's best music, this magical show is a must-see for families throughout the region. Get your tickets early and make plans for girls and boys to dress in costume and meet Cinderella and her Prince after the show! Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall, February 16-18 7:30pm, February 19 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., February 20, 2:00 p.m. / $20


The heartrending and uplifting musical, set in the Deep South in 1964 about a young girl with visible scars searching for a miracle, features show-stopping anthems, ranging from American-roots to folk to gospel. Rust Flexible Theatre, March 3, 4, 5, 7:30 p.m., March 5, 6, 2:00 p.m. / $15

Spring into Dance 2022

Always offering something special, Spring into Dance will feature an original dance work by nationally recognized choreographer, Emily Schoen. Schoen was chosen as one of Dance Magazine’s “Top 25 to Watch” and is the founder and artistic director of Schoen Movement Company.  The concert will also showcase a collaboration with the Southeast Percussion Ensemble as well as a variety of original works by faculty and select student choreographers.  Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall, November 18-20, 7:30 p.m., November 21, 2:00 p.m. / $20

The Romantic Movement

Winner of the 1st Annual Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival, Dobbins Conservatory proudly presents the World Premiere of Emily Bohannon’s charming comedy, The Romantic Movement. Set in the summer 1967, high school students gather with college-aged resident assistants in rural Florida to study classical music in the heart of the Vietnam War and the Summer of Love. Rust Flexible Theatre, April 27-30, 7:30 p.m., May 1, 2:00 p.m. / $20

Moving Perspectives

Glimpse into the talent of the next generation of dance artists as we present an evening of choreography by our best and brightest students. The program will feature original contemporary dance works newly created and of the moment. Rust Flexible Theatre, May 6, 7, 7:30 p.m. / $15

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