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    Q: Which famous choreographer holds the record for the most Tony Award wins?

    Let the guessing commence!
    9 hours ago • 1 person likes this • Theatre and Dance Facebook
  • We are proud to say that EVERY SINGLE performance of "columbinus" was SOLD OUT! Congratulations to the cast and crew on a fantastic run!
    10 hours ago • 8 retweets • Theatre and Dance Twitter
    On Monday we posed...
    Q: Which legendary director's first full-length film, Firelight, had a profit of one dollar?
    A: Steven Spielberg
  • Haven't seen "columbinus" yet? There are still plenty of seats available for the 7:30 PM performance on Sunday!
    September 26 at 12:10 p.m. • 2 retweets • Theatre and Dance Twitter
  • This weekend we will wrap up the production of columbinus. Only a few tickets remain for the final performance on Sunday evening at 7:30pm. All remaining shows are sold out.
    September 26 at 11:39 a.m. • 4 people like this • Theatre and Dance Facebook
  • Check out Deidre Goodwin being honored as an Outstanding Young alumna in the 2014 Bears of Distinction!…
    September 25 at 3:41 p.m.Theatre and Dance Twitter
  • Congratulation to our Theatre and Dance Alums: Monte Kuklenski and Deidre Goodwin for being a part of the 2014 Bears of Distinction! They will be recognized at the 2014 Missouri State University Alumni Association Awards Ceremony and Homecoming in October!
    September 25 at 3:30 p.m. • 7 people like this • Theatre and Dance Facebook

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