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Showcases ready acting, musical theatre and dance students for the next stage

Each year, Missouri State arranges for acting, musical theatre and dance students to perform for and network with industry professionals in hotspots such as New York City and Los Angeles.  Hannah Green lightly hops up and down, her high heels

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Terrifying audition turns into rewarding student experience

To hear Darian Bengston tell it, the day he auditioned for Missouri State’s acting program was the worst of his life. Bengston expected to have normal performance jitters going into his one-on-one audition with Missouri State’s acting program coordinator, Dr. Kurt

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Dance student studying abroad in Israel blogs about experience

Brittney Banaei, a senior dance major, recently earned a spot at the Rothberg International School’s DanceJerusalem program. She landed in Israel in late August, and has been documenting her journey on her blog “An American Dancer in Israel.” This is a preview

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Revelations through the human experience: How this fall season will set the truth free

Tragic mine explosions, marriage proposals gone wrong and an angel of redemption for the redemption-less. Revelations is this season’s theme, and the theatre and dance department’s fall 2016 lineup is ready to engage audiences with productions that feature vastly unique voices

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Alumna helps ‘set the stage’ with mobile shop in St. Louis

From standing in the spotlight to setting the stage for a home, she’s learned how to make herself (and others) happy. When alumna Jennifer Saputo-Peterson graduated from Missouri State in 2006, she wanted to use her bachelor’s degree in theatre to be

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First musical theatre graduate brings cherished children’s book to Broadway

At 11 years old, musical theatre alumnus Nathan Tysen, ’99, fell in love with a coming-of-age story about eternal life, love and morality. “‘Tuck Everlasting’ had a profound effect on me,” Tysen said. “When you’re connecting to a character who

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Members of the Actors’ Equity join Tent Theatre for 54th season

We’re just days away from the opening of Tent Theatre’s 54th season, featuring “All Shook Up” (June 8-11 & 13-18), “Unnecessary Farce” (June 23-27 & July 1) and “My Fair Lady (July 6-9 & 11-17). Get your tickets online or in

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Department hires accomplished choreographer for dance, musical theatre

Sarah Wilcoxon will join the theatre and dance faculty in the fall to work with both the dance and musical theatre programs. She will also direct Inertia Dance Company. Choreography featured throughout U.S. With an interest in using art to

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