Category Archives: News

Angels in America, Part 1: The Millennium Approaches

November 10-13 Coger Theatre Credits: Lighting Design: Michael Foster Scenic Design: Michael Foster Costume Design: Jennifer Lippert Sound Design: Kristen Stokes Technical Director: Chris DePriest Marketing Director: Mark Templeton Stage Manager: Abigail Teel Directed By: Sarah Wiggin   Cast: Roy …

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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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Theatre and film professors partner to give students comprehensive film production experiences

Filmmakers and screen actors often rely on each other to make a production work. This symbiotic relationship is driving a growing collaboration between Missouri State’s department of media, journalism and film, and department of theatre and dance. Overlap in theatre …

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Legally Blonde: The Musical

October 13-17 Coger Theatre Credits: Costume Design: Jay Hensley Scenic Design: Robert Little Lighting Design: Michael Foster Sound Design: Mark Putman Hair/Make-Up Design: Chris Compton Technical Director: Chris DePriest Marketing Director: Mark Templeton Stage Manager: Jantzen Bates Music Director: Heather …

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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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Tent opens ‘Unnecessary Farce’ on June 23

“All Shook Up” was a great success to kick off the 54th season of Tent Theatre. The summer stock company is now looking forward to the next show on the line-up, “Unnecessary Farce.” Rookie cops and would-be socialite coming to Tent …

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