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  • "columbinus" runs all throughout this week! Shows begin at 7:30 PM every night. To get your tickets, visit
    21 hours ago • 4 retweets • Theatre and Dance Twitter
  • columbinus Production Photos
    22 hours ago • 12 people like this • Theatre and Dance Facebook
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    Q: Which legendary director's first full-length film, Firelight, had a profit of one dollar?

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  • A couple of last minute seats have opened up for this evenings performance of office is open now. These seats are voucher eligible.
    September 21 at 3:48 p.m. • 3 people like this • Theatre and Dance Facebook
  • We have yet another SOLD OUT audience for today's performance of "columbinus." Shows run throughout this week! Don't miss out!
    September 21 at 2:04 p.m. • 1 retweet • Theatre and Dance Twitter
  • gatessie Hands down @MSUTheatreDance production of Columbinus IS THE BEST show I have ever seen on MSU's stage. Don't miss an opportunity to see it.
    September 19 at 12:02 p.m. • 2 retweets • Theatre and Dance Twitter
  • The OPENING NIGHT performance of "columbinus" begins in less than one hour! Seating begins at 7:00 PM in the Balcony Theatre. See you there!
    September 18 at 6:34 p.m.Theatre and Dance Twitter

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  • Faculty are working professionals and have connections in the industry. These connections provide you with additional networking and audition opportunities.
  • From six main stage productions to community and regional theatre, the University and surrounding Springfield community are rich in opportunities to perform and practice your skills.


Missouri State's department of theatre and dance is the only one in the region to be accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre and house an Equity Membership Candidate program. National accreditation is equal to excellence in performance and instruction. The theatre and dance department is one of less than 200 that have accreditation nationwide.