River Campus Announces 2018-2019 Season Lineup

Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus invites patrons to another remarkable season of music, art, theatre and museum exhibits during the 2018-2019 season.

The 12th River Campus season will, again, offer a spectacular breadth of performing arts events by professional touring companies as well as Southeast’s departments of music and art, The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance, and the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum.


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

Highlights of the upcoming season, subject to change, include “Turn it UP! The New Sound of New Orleans,” “Evita,” and “RENT” in the Bank of Missouri Touring Series; “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Sister Act,” and “Othello” in the Rhodes 101 Stops and Commerce Bank Conservatory of Theatre and Dance Series; and Handel’s celebrated masterpiece, “Messiah,” and Verdi’s world renowned, “Requiem” performed as part of the Cuba Financial Southeast Missouri Symphony Series.

“It’s going to be an amazing year,” said Bob Cerchio, assistant director of the Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts. “From New Orleans to New York, these national touring shows, by major East Coast producers, will bring exciting entertainment to Cape.”

Moscow Ballet’s “The Great Russian Nutcracker” returns to the River Campus Dec. 11.

Back by popular demand is Moscow Ballet’s “The Great Russian Nutcracker,” one of the most beloved full-length ballets of all time that brings the holiday spirit to life for all ages. Other special events to captivate audiences include a performance by country music legend Gene Watson, and the Paper Doll Militia in “Warped,” an aerial theatre experience embracing the mysteries of time.

Additionally, this season will offer concerts throughout the year featuring the talents of Southeast’s finest student-musicians, faculty and esteemed faculty guest musicians; an “Arte Cubano” display and documentary film screening, panel discussion and concert in the Crisp Museum; and many student exhibitions in the River Campus Art Gallery.

Returning again to the 2018-2019 season will be “Art Cuisine” evenings in which patrons can purchase dinner before select performances at the River Campus’ St. Vincent Commons dining facility located in the Kenneth and Jeanine Dobbins River Campus Center. Reservations are required by contacting Chartwells Dining Services at (573) 651-2511. Complete information, registration and menu information will be mailed directly to all ticket patrons. For more details, visit

The River Campus Box Office is currently accepting season ticket orders only for the Cuba Financial Southeast Missouri Symphony Series, the Bank of Missouri Touring Series and the Rhodes 101 Stops and Commerce Bank Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance Series or for a Master Series consisting of all three. New this year for musical lovers, is the Broadway Package, which offers four big musical productions of the season, including “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “RENT,” “Sister Act,” and “Evita!”

The Crisp Museum’s “Arte Cubano” exhibition Aug. 24-Oct. 28 highlights Cuban art, culture and diversity.

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 three price ranges for the Touring Series, Master Series and Broadway Packages. Top price seats include orchestra, mezzanine and lower balcony sections; mid-price seats are located in the upper balcony rows A-D; lower price seats are in the upper balcony rows E and F. Tickets for the four-event Touring Series are $166, $150 and $130. Tickets for the Master Series (all 14 events over the three series) are $348, $320 and $300. Tickets for the Broadway Package are $124, $114 and $104.

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 four-event Symphony Series are $68 and $60. Tickets for the six-event Theatre and Dance Series are $114 and $110.

To view a seating diagram of the Bedell Performance Hall, visit

More information on the 2018-2019 River Campus season and a calendar of events for the upcoming season will be available later this summer at 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.


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