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All currently enrolled Southeast students can get one $5 ticket to any River Campus produced performance.  To get this discount, the student must present their Southeast ID at any of the three University Box Offices.

2023-2024 Season Announcement

Check out our upcoming events for the 23/24 season below. All tickets go on sale on August 21 at 9am. Season ticket packages are available beginning in July. Email for information on season tickets.

Head Over Heels: SEPT 27 - OCT 1

Bedell Performance Hall. Sept. 27-30 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 1 at 2 p.m. Featuring songs from The Go-Go’s, this hit Broadway Jukebox musical tells the tale of the kingdom of Arcadia, which is in jeopardy of losing their “Beat.” From unlikely relationships forming and gender-fluid disguises, this story is all about fully accepting yourself and the people around you, regardless of their identity. With time running out, will Arcadia regain their beat, or lose it forever? Performance contains mature content. Discounts available. SPONSORED BY DRURY SOUTHWEST

Fifth of July: OCT 12 - 14

Rust Flexible Theatre - 7:30 p.m. One of Missouri’s greatest playwrights and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Lanford Wilson, brings us the final installment of the Talley Trilogy. Set in rural Missouri in 1977, this story follows Kenneth Talley, a paraplegic man who has just returned from the Vietnam War. With Ken having lost his passion for teaching and discussions being had of selling the family home, this story is all about the renewal and rebirth that can come from death and despair. Mature Content. Discounts available.

Lanford Wilson Short Plays: OCT 26 - 28

Rust Flexible Theatre - 7:30 p.m. A delightful evening of theatre, featuring the top ten short plays from the 2023 Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival. Mature Content. Discounts Available.

Fall for Dance: NOV 16 - 19

Bedell Performance Hall. Nov. 16-18 at 7:30 p.m and Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. Our annual dance showcase, featuring choreography by students, faculty, and guest choreographer Jason Galeos. Sponsored by Drury Southwest. Discounts available.

The Importance of Being Earnest: DEC 6 - 10

Rust Flexible Theatre. Dec. 6-9 at 7:30 p.m and Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. One of the funniest satires ever written, Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy is a hilarious case of deception and disguise that follows bachelors John “Jack” Worthing and Algernon “Algy” Moncrieff as they attempt to escape their boring lives through the elusive “Ernest”. Will both gentlemen be able to keep their stories straight long enough to win the hearts of the women they love? Sponsored by Drury Southwest. Discounts available.

Winter Dance Collection: FEB 15 - 18

Bedell Performance Hall. Feb. 15-17 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. Featuring an original work by choreographer Kia Smith. Performances will showcase a variety of original works by student and faculty choreographers. Sponsored by Commerce Bank. Discounts available.

Lanford Wilson Winner: FEB 28 - MAR 3

Rust Flexible Theatre. Feb. 28 - Mar. 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Mar. 3 at 2 p.m. Winning title to be announced by the end of June 2023. Stay tuned! Sponsored by Commerce Bank. Discounts available.

Restaurant Hop: MAR 19

Various locations. Beginning at 4:30 p.m. Benefiting Dobbins Conservatory’s BFA Showcase in New York City, sample Cape’s finest eateries! For tickets, call (573) 651-2149. Tickets are $12.

Fault Line Film Festival: MAR 20

Rose Theatre. See selections from this short film competition for university and high school students from across the nation. For more information, click the link.

Extravaganza: APR 9

River Campus Atrium - 5:30 p.m. Help support the professional master class series for seniors, as well as help funding student travel and the BFA Showcase in NYC. The evening includes an exclusive performance of The Wizard of Oz and delicious hors d'oeuvres. For reservations, call (573) 651-2149.

The Wizard of Oz: APR 10 - 14

Bedell Performance Hall. Apr. 10-13 at 7:30 p.m. and Apr. 13-14 at 2 p.m. Experience the magic of this classic tale of adventure and friendship. This reimagined musical based on the 1939 film follows Dorothy Gale who must find a way to return home after she is whisked away to a strange land. Along the way, Dorothy and her friends discover that appearances are not always what they seem and that “there’s no place like home.” An enchanted evening of theatre for the whole family! Children are encouraged to come in costume! Sponsored by Commerce Bank. Discounts available.

Moving Perspectives: APR 19 - 20

Rust Flexible Theatre - 7:30 p.m. The program will feature original contemporary dance works and physical theatre pieces created and performed by Southeast students. Discounts available.

Randi & Roxanne: APR 25 - 27

Rust Flexible Theatre - 7:30 p.m. Randi Beaudelaire, junior year transfer and secret poet, has a major inconvenience: she’s totally in love with her best friend Roxanne and can’t seem to stop writing sappy poetry about it. So when Kristy, the new star of the softball team, asks Randi for help on how to woo Roxanne, what’s she supposed to do? Tell the truth? A queer romantic comedy about secrets, sonnets, and softball. Mature Content. Discounts available.

Yeast Nation: MAY 2 & 4 - 5

Rust Flexible Theatre. May 2 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. and May 5 at 2 p.m. Yeast Nation takes us back to the year 3,000,458,000 B.C., when the world’s first salt-eating yeasts float in the brine of the primordial sea. When the tyrannical king’s son dares to venture where no yeast has ventured before, the course of existence is changed… forever! Yeast Nation features an eclectic rock score, bizarre hilarity, and a story of love and hope that, as the yeasts sing, 'is not only our story, but yours.' Mature Content. Discounts available.

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