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Theatre and dance



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  • Congratulations to Dana Powell!
    17 hours agoTheatre and Dance Blog
    Congratulations to Dana Powell on her contributions to Modern Family! Modern Family was presented an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series at the 66th Primetime Emmy Award ceremony. In the series, she plays Pameron Tucker, the older sister to Eric Stonestreet’s …
  • Check out the first T & D Wrap of the 2014 Season! youtube.com/watch?v=iF4OaG…
    August 27 at 3:34 p.m. • 3 retweets • Theatre and Dance Twitter
  • Who is ready for the T&D wrap? It premieres today!
    August 26 at 3:42 p.m. • 10 people like this • Theatre and Dance Facebook
  • Who is ready for the FIRST T&D Wrap of the season!?!
    August 26 at 3:37 p.m. • 3 retweets • Theatre and Dance Twitter
  • THEATRE TRIVIA REVEAL TIME! On Monday we posed...
    Q: How was Patricia Hersch an essential contributor to the creation of the play?
    And the answer is....She was the official Dramaturg of the play!

    Congrats, Avery Ragsdale! Way to know your stuff!
    August 25 at 2:00 p.m. • 1 person likes this • Theatre and Dance Facebook
  • We hope everyone had a successful first week of classes! We're looking forward to see what the rest of the semester holds!
    August 22 at 5:42 p.m. • 1 retweet • Theatre and Dance Twitter
  • Photo Preview
    2 hours until auditions for @InertiaDanceMSU and the 2014 Fall Dance Concert begin! See you in McDonald 203 @ 6:00! pic.twitter.com/iVGngN7mhv
    August 20 at 4:00 p.m. • 1 retweet • Theatre and Dance Twitter

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  • Receive the extensive training and the practical classroom foundation you need to thrive in a career in the arts.
  • 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.