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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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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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Theatre ‘family’ gets student back on her feet after devastating accident

Two months before Missouri State’s 2015 acting showcase in Los Angeles, Alicia Douglas was in her hometown of St. Louis for a cattle call audition — an opportunity to be seen by many casting professionals from across the U.S. hiring for theatre, television

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Students prepare for upcoming NYC, LA showcases

It’s showcase season, which means many College of Arts and Letters students will be traveling to New York and Los Angeles over the next two months to perform for industry professionals including agents, managers, casting directors, directors, producers and Missouri State alumni.

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Catch episodes of ‘Suits’ and ‘Grease: Live’ to see our alumni in action

We often hear stories about the great things our former students have been up to. Here are a few places you can watch our alums at work: Alumnus revs it up with ‘Grease: Live’ Musical theatre alumnus Andrew Call will

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Movie being filmed locally has strong MSU ties

Several Missouri State alumni, students and faculty are involved in making the SAG-AFTRA union-supported movie “The Weight,” being filmed in nearby Greenfield, Missouri. MSU connections to the film Alumnus Thomas Rennier is directing the film, a noir thriller set in

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‘Nashville’ alum to give convocation speech

Kyle Dean Massey, a theatre and dance alumnus and actor on ABC’s country music drama “Nashville,” will be this fall’s speaker at the New Student Convocation on Aug. 16. The convocation will be at 2 p.m. at JQH Arena. After

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