Theatre and dance



Showcasing your talent. Developing professional connections.

Industry professionals can catch a rising star

Each year Missouri State holds two showcases, one in New York and one in Los Angeles. Our students receive professional training through practical experiences and application of classroom teaching. You can see amazingly talented and prepared students in action at the showcases. Showcases are open to industry professionals including agents, managers, casting directors, directors, producers, and Missouri State alums. 

BFA Acting Industry Showcase - Los Angeles »

The BFA Acting Los Angeles Industry Showcase is held yearly in spring. Students graduating from our nationally recognized Acting Program perform for industry professionals and Missouri State alumni. Networking opportunities take place at a reception following the showcase. While in Los Angeles for the showcase performance and networking, the students also participate in several days of scheduled workshops/master classes with noted industry professionals and successful MSU alumni.

BFA Musical Theatre Industry Showcase - New York »

Seniors in our celebrated Musical theatre Program take center stage at a showcase in New York City. The musical theatre showcase experience features auditions and workshops with industry professionals. Students also have opportunities to perform in cabaret venues, often with professional alumni of the program. Alumni events are held in conjunction with showcase weekend. The showcase experience provides you with additional networking and career exploration opportunities in New York City.

BFA Dance Showcases »

Dancers at Missouri State have two showcase opportunities every Spring. The first showcase event is for members of Inertia Dance Company, who travel to Chicago and present selections from current repertoire.The audience is made up of MSU alumni, local dance lovers, and professionals from Chicago’s strong and diverse dance community. The Inertia Dance Company performance is viewed by professionals who are in a hiring capacity. The performers are also able to network with other artists in open workshops and scheduled dance happenings.The second showcase event is the American College Dance Association's Regional Conference, where MSU dance students perform faculty and student works, take classes in a wide variety of styles, and network with other performers.