Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus announces the event lineup for an astonishing season of music, art, theatre and museum exhibits during the 2019-2020 season.

The 13th River Campus season will offer a spectacular breadth of performing arts events by Southeast’s departments of music, art and design, The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance, and the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum.

 

Season tickets and individual tickets for next year’s season are now on sale to the public.

This year’s season will emphasize and showcase Southeast’s talented students.

“We are extremely proud of the incredible abilities of our very talented students, and we so appreciate the community’s continued support of their successes,” said Rhonda Weller-Stilson, dean of the Earl and Margie Holland College of Arts and Media. “Our student productions have been highly successful, and the community has supported our productions in large numbers. This year’s season will provide many opportunities for our students to gain extraordinary on-stage and in-studio experiences as they prepare to launch their careers, while offering the community quality, exciting entertainment the whole family will appreciate.”

Performances in The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance Series, sponsored by Rhodes 101 Convenience Stores and Commerce Bank, upcoming season will include “The Three Musketeers,” “Heathers: The Musical,” Fall for Dance, “Shrek: The Musical,” Spring into Dance and “The Wolves.”

The Cuba Financial Southeast Missouri Symphony Series will feature concerts throughout the year highlighting the talents of Southeast’s finest student-musicians, faculty and esteemed faculty guest musicians, including a performance by Grammy award winner Cho-Liang Lin at the “Gala Season Opener,” and a concert featuring the work by favorite composers John Williams and Andrew Lloyd Webber in the “Symphonic Pops with Symphonic Stars.”  In addition, the Southeast Missouri Symphony, University Choir and Choral Union will combine to present Poulenc’s “Gloria” in November and Brahms’ “A German Requiem” in April.

New this year for musical lovers is the Broadway and Symphony Package, which offers four large, musical productions, including “Heathers: The Musical,” “Shrek: The Musical,” “Poulenc’s Gloria,” and “Symphonic Pops with Symphonic Stars!”

Returning this season for the second year, the “Big Band Christmas Jukebox,” will ring in the holiday season with family-friendly and jazzy classics. Other special events to captivate audiences include Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker,” The Conservatory’s Extravaganza and Taste of Cape Restaurant Hop, and the Holland College’s “Celebrate the Arts,” an evening featuring solo and ensemble pieces from Broadway musicals, jazz and classical music, and original dance.

This season will also spotlight the work of student-artists, faculty, and local and regional guest artists in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum and the River Campus Art Gallery. The Museum will continue to offer unique hands-on crafting and art-making events throughout the season.

The River Campus Box Office is currently accepting season ticket orders for the Cuba Financial Southeast Missouri Symphony Series and the Rhodes 101 Convenience Stores and Commerce Bank Conservatory of Theatre and Dance Series or for a Master Series consisting of both.

Season tickets will remain on sale through the opening day of the first show in each of the respective series, although the chance of getting the same seat for every event diminishes as the date of the first performance nears.

Most series events will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall. Seating in the Bedell is divided into two price ranges for the Master Series and the Broadway and Symphony Package. Top price seats include the orchestra, mezzanine and lower balcony sections; lower price seats are in the upper balcony. Tickets for the Master Series (all 10 events over the Symphony and Theatre and Dance series) are $170 and $182. Tickets for the Broadway and Symphony Package are $79 and $69.

Seating in the Bedell is divided into two price ranges for the Symphony Series and Theatre and Dance Series. Top price seats include the orchestra, mezzanine and lower balcony sections; lower price seats are in the upper balcony. Tickets for the Symphony Series are $72 and $64. Tickets for the six-event Theatre and Dance Series are $110 and $106.

To view a seating diagram of the Bedell Performance Hall, click here.

More information on the 2019-2020 River Campus season and a calendar of events for the upcoming season will be available later this summer at http://rivercampus.org. In addition, a full-color brochure will be mailed to current ticket patrons in the coming weeks or it may be obtained, when available, by calling the River Campus Box Office at (573) 651-2265.