Musical Theatre

Do you want to be a "triple threat" – an actor, dancer and singer?

Then Missouri State University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre is the program for you. At Missouri State, we offer musical theatre students:

  • Conservatory training in a liberal arts environment
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • Outstanding professional faculty
  • A strong Broadway track record
  • Four musical theatre productions annually
  • Our commitment to excellence as the program in Missouri to hold accreditation with both the National Association of Schools of Theatre and the National Association of Schools of Music.
  • Direct association with an equity summer theatre, Tent Theatre
  • A competitive yet nurturing atmosphere
  • A New York City Senior Showcase to highlight your talents

News and events

  • "columbinus" opens TOMORROW EVENING! The cast and crew are excited, are you? Seating begins at 7:00 PM with the show beginning at 7:30 PM!
    16 hours ago • 5 retweets • Theatre and Dance Twitter
  • Who's Who?! - columbinus
    16 hours ago • 21 people like this • Theatre and Dance Facebook
    Jay Hensley (Costume Designer) Kansas City, ...
    Jay Hensley (Costume Designer) Kansas City, MO.

    Jay is a junior BFA Tech/Design/Stage Management major. He has worked previously as a carpenter for the 2013 & 2014 Tent Theatre seasons, as a crewmember for Sweeney Todd, and as Set Designer for Tabula Rasa Theatre Production Company’s production of Permanent ... Continue reading →
    18 hours ago • 2 people like this • Theatre and Dance Facebook
    columbinus opens tomorrow night. Come check out this important story that reveals the often extreme social pressures and angst of the American adolescent culture and the alienation, rage, and twisted thinking that can erupt in tragic violence. Few tickets remain for this weekends opening performances.
    If you have any questions, please call contact our box office at417-836-7678 or toll free at 1-888-476-7849.Missouri State TIX Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Summer hours Monday-Friday 12pm-5pm On event days, the box office opens at 10am. For a map of the campus, click here. To get driving directions to MSU…
  • THEATRE TRIVIA REVEAL TIME! On Monday we posed:

    Q: Housing 1.2 million costumes, where is the largest operating theatrical wardrobe department in the world located?

    A: Walt Disney World, Florida

    Way to go, Chris Cahill!
    September 15 at 4:03 p.m. • 1 person likes this • Theatre and Dance Facebook
  • "columbinus" posters have been posted around campus and the downtown Springfield area. If you spot one, take a picture with it and tweet it!
    September 15 at 2:39 p.m.Theatre and Dance Twitter
  • Talkback Sessions
    September 15 at 12:00 p.m.Theatre and Dance Blog
    Are you interested in having a conversation about issues such as school shootings, mental health, and bullying with experts in counseling, psychology, and conflict management as well as some of the cast of columbinus? If so, we would love to …
  • Who's Who?! - columbinus
    September 15 at 8:49 a.m. • 1 comment • 2 people like this • Theatre and Dance Facebook
    Natalie Gorman (Cast Member) Kansas City, ...
    Natalie Gorman (Cast Member) Kansas City, MO.

    Natalie is a sophomore BFA Musical Theatre major. She performed in Missouri State’s 2013 Freshman Showcase and 2014 Spring Dance Concert. At Staley High School, her previous roles included Winnifred in Once Upon a Mattress, M’Lynn in Steel Magnolias, and Ariel in ... Continue reading →