TOURING

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Tango Buenos Aires

TangoBuenosAires-RCEFeb. 3, 7:30 p.m. Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall $39/33
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One of Argentina’s great cultural exports, known as the most authentic and uncompromising representative of the Tango, showcases one of the most exciting forms of dance in this amazing, sensual tour de force.

Giordano Dance Chicago

GiordanoDance-RCEMarch 24, 7:30 p.m. Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall $35/29

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Known as America’s original jazz dance company for creating innovative choreography, often redefining and expanding the very definition of jazz dance, and bringing this invaluable American art form to enthusiastic audiences internationally.

Memphis

memphis-rceMarch 30, 7:30 p.m. Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall $49/43
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From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tenn., comes a hot new Broadway musical with a brand-new story to tell. Declared Best Musical three times with a Tony® Award, Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics’ Circle Award, from the first note, this show literally explodes off the stage!

The Russian National Ballet Theatre: The Sleeping Beauty

SB-RCEApril 24, 7:30 p.m. Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall $39/33
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Often considered the finest achievement of the Classical ballet, set to the music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikowski with the original choreography of Marius Petipa. Lose yourself in the soaring music as the premier danseur, prima ballerina and corps de ballet tell the tale of royal intrigue, love and passion in a magical kingdom.

THEATRE & DANCE

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The King & I


Feb. 25, 26 & 28, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 27, 8 p.m.
Feb. 28 & March 1, 2 p.m.

Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall
$20/17
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It’s 1862 in exotic Siam when an English widow, Anna Leonowens, and her young son arrive at the Royal Palace in Bangkok, having been summoned by the King to serve as tutor to his many children and wives. With both keeping a firm grip on their respective traditions and values, Anna and the King grow to understand and respect one another in a truly unique love story in the grand style of Rogers & Hammerstein.

Spring into Dance 2015


April 16-18, 7:30 p.m.
April 19, 2 p.m.

Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall
$16
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An exciting, beautiful and often provocative production featuring Southeast faculty, students and guest choreographers in a variety of styles.

Daisy Pulls It Off


April 29-May 2, 7:30 p.m.
May 3, 2 p.m.

Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre
$15
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It’s Britain in 1927, and Daisy Meredith is the first girl from a public elementary school allowed access to the hallowed halls of Grangewood School for Young Ladies. Full of hilarious characters and splendid scrapes, this riotous story celebrates with a sly wit and a big heart.

The Dining Room

The Dining Room
March 27-28, 7:30 p.m.
Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre
$10
The play is set in the dining room of a typical well-to-do household, the place where the family assembled daily for breakfast and dinner and for any and all special occasions. The action is a mosaic of interrelated scenes—some funny, some touching, some rueful—which, taken together, create an in-depth portrait of a vanishing species: the upper-middle-class WASP. The actors change roles, personalities and ages with virtuoso skill as they portray a wide variety of characters, from little boys to stern grandfathers, and from giggling teenage girls to Irish housemaids.

SYMPHONY

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Symphonic Stars!

SymphonicStars-RCEMarch 10, 7:30 p.m.
Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall
$17/14
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This program presents the stellar talents of the Concerto and Aria and Rising Star Competition winners, as well as the massive symphonic masterpieces “Mars” from the Planets and selections from the Star Wars Suite by John Williams.

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony


April 27, 7:30 p.m.

Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall
$19/16
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The Southeast Missouri Symphony and University Choir, combined with the Southern Illinois Symphony and Choir, perform a spectacular conclusion to this year’s concert season with one of the greatest pieces of music ever written.

SUNDAYS AT THREE

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Early Music with Carlin, Worthen, Kyprianides and Christensen


March 1, 3 p.m.
Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall
$15
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More information at chambermusicsundays.com

Hillary Herndon and Friends


S3-RCE-HHerndonApril 19, 3 p.m.
Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall
$15
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String quartets and duos.

More information found at chambermusicsundays.com

Featuring Southeast


May 10, 3 p.m.
Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall
$15
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Alumni, Faculty and Students in Collaboration

More information at chambermusicsundays.com

MUSIC

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Clark Terry/Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Festival Gala Concert with Michael Dease


JazzFestival-RCEFeb. 6, 7:30 p.m.
Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall
$10
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Jazz Series

Heat up a winter night with both jazz bands and guest artist, Grammy  Award-winner Michael Dease, who has played with today’s foremost jazz orchestras.

Let's Swing!

Let's Swing!April 30, 7:30 p.m.
Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall
$10

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Jazz Series

The final concert of the season will show off the band’s remarkable musical dexterity with soloists and jazz vocalists to get toes tapping with the snappy sounds of jazz.

Gabrielle Baffoni, clarinet, Brandon Christensen, violin and guest, Zachary Lopes, piano


Spring-FR-RCE-BaffoniJan. 27. 7:30 p.m.
Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall
$10
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Faculty and Guest Recital

Leslie Jones, contralto


Spring-FR-RCE-JonesMarch 5,
7:30 p.m.
Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall
$10
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Faculty Recital

Brandon Christensen, violin and guest, Seth Carlin, piano


Spring-FR-RCE-ChristensenMarch 25, 7:30 p.m.
Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall
$10
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Faculty and Guest Recital

Opera

OperaAmahl-RCEJan 23, 7:30 p.m.

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Jan 25, 3 p.m.

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Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall $16

Wind Symphony: Drum Music

DrumMusic-RCEMarch 3, 7:30 p.m.

Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall

$10

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Spring Percussion

SpringPercussion-RCEMarch 12, 7:30 p.m.

Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall

$10

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University Choir, Choral Union and Alumni Choral Reunion

UC-CU-AlumChoir-RCEMarch 28, 7:30 p.m.

Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall

$10

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Spring Guitar Ensemble

SpringGuitar-RCEApril 21, 7:30 p.m.

Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall

$10

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Chamber Choir

ChamberChoir-RCEApril 23, 7:30 p.m.

Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall

$10

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Opera Scenes

OperaWorkshops-RCEMay 3, 3 p.m.

Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall

$10

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Wind Symphony: Fiesta!

Fiesta-RCEMay 5, 7:30 p.m.

Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall

$10

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ART GALLERY

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Monumental Ideas/Intimate Scale: A National Juried Exhibitiion


Feb 2-26
Artist Talk: Feb. 6, 4-5 p.m.
Reception: Feb. 6, 5-7 p.m.
Seminary Building, Room 106

This exhibition, juried by Benjie Heu, professor of ceramics at Southeast, features work by artists across the country. Each piece is restricted to a 9″ x 9″ x 9″ size, but there is no restriction on the media used.

Chris Kahler: Emanations


March 9-31
Reception: March 6, 5-7 p.m.
Juror Lecture: April 1, Noon-1 p.m.
Seminary Building, Room 106

Chris Kahler is a professor of painting and drawing, and the graduate coordinator for the department of art at Eastern Illinois University. This exhibition will feature his abstract and vividly-colored paintings.

Salon des Refusés


April 7-16
Reception: April 10, 5-7 p.m.
Seminary Building, Room 106

Running concurrently with the Annual Juried Student Exhibition displayed in the Crisp Museum, this exhibition features additional work created by Southeast art students.

BFA Graduating Seniors Spring Exhibition, Part I


April 20-24 Reception:        April 24, 5-7 p.m. Seminary Building, Room 106 

BFA Graduating Seniors Exhibition 

The Southeast Department of Art presents works in ceramics, digital art, graphic design, illustration, painting, printmaking and sculpture, representing the broad expanse of its art programs and the creativity of its students.

BFA Graduating Seniors Spring Exhibition, Part II


April 27-May 1 Reception:          May 1, 5-7 p.m. Seminary Building, Room 106

BFA Graduating Seniors Exhibition 

The Southeast Department of Art presents works in ceramics, digital art, graphic design, illustration, painting, printmaking and sculpture, representing the broad expanse of its art programs and the creativity of its students.

BFA Graduating Seniors Spring Exhibition, Part III


May 4-8  Reception:         May 8, 5-7 p.m. Seminary Building, Room 106 

BFA Graduating Seniors Exhibition

The Southeast Department of Art presents works in ceramics, digital art, graphic design, illustration, painting, printmaking and sculpture, representing the broad expanse of its art programs and the creativity of its students.

BFA Graduating Seniors Spring Exhibition, Part IV


May 11-15 Reception:          May 15, 5-7 p.m. Seminary Building, Room 106 

BFA Graduating Seniors Exhibition

The Southeast Department of Art presents works in ceramics, digital art, graphic design, illustration, painting, printmaking and sculpture, representing the broad expanse of its art programs and the creativity of its students.

MUSEUM

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Crystal Wagner: Immersion


Nov. 7-Jan. 25
Artist Talk: Nov. 6, 6 p.m.
Opening Reception: Nov. 7, 4-8 p.m.
Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum 

Crystal Wagner creates mixed media installations encompassing  the entire gallery through a combination of different processes including screen printing, intaglio etching, relief printmaking, drawing, intricately cut paper, collage, cable ties, paint and mylar, and tar paper.

For more information about the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum, visit www.semo.edu/museum.

Exhibiting Excellence: 37th Annual High School Art Exhibition


Feb. 8 – March 8
Opening Reception: Feb 8, 2-4 p.m.
Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum 

An exhibition showcasing the artistic talents of junior and senior high school students from southern Illinois and southeast Missouri.

For more information about the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum, visit www.semo.edu/museum.

Annual Juried Student Exhibition


April 10-26
Opening Reception: April 10, 4-8 p.m.
Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum

An exhibition showcasing the creative talents of the Department of Art students at Southeast.

For more information about the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum, visit www.semo.edu/museum.

Biennial Faculty Exhibition


May 1-June 21
Opening Reception: May 1, 4-8 p.m.
Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum

A sampling of media encompassing ceramics, paintings, drawings, processes of printmaking, sculpture and digital technology.

For more information about the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum, visit www.semo.edu/museum.

Civil War Times


Feb. 14, 1-4 p.m.
Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum

Family Days at the Museum

Civil War Times introduces the life and times of soldiers and their families in period fashion, camp displays, firearms, a tea party, river squadron and fort facts, trivia challenge and hands-on activities.

For more information about the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum, visit www.semo.edu/museum.

Tuesdays at the Museum


Every Tuesday
Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum
Free and Open to the Public

Family Days at the Museum

Explore art, archeology and history in a small group setting with hands-on activities.

For more information about the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum, visit www.semo.edu/museum.

Benjie Heu


Oct. 31 – Jan. 25
Artist Talk: Nov 7, 6 p.m.
Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum

Transition Spaces 14.3

An exhibition space devoted to the work of artists within 150 miles of Cape Girardeau.

For more information about the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum, visit www.semo.edu/museum.

SPECIAL EVENTS

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Art Cuisine

Feb. 28      The King and I March 30   Memphis St. Vincent Commons at the River Campus $21 Join us for dinner before the performance in Southeast’s newest dining facility overlooking the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge on the Mississippi River. Featured prior to six major performances this season, a choice of entrée is offered each evening.  Coffee and tea are included. Beer and wine are available for additional charge at the table. Dinner guests will also receive preferred parking for quick and convenient access to all River Campus buildings for the evening. Please complete the registration form before reservation deadline (four days prior to the event).

Extravaganza

Benefiting the Department of Theatre & Dance Senior Showcase in New York City

Join us for musical performances by the seniors and student cast of The King & I, dinner and a cash bar.

Thursday, Jan. 29

Social at 5:30 p.m.  ~  Dinner at 5:45 p.m.  ~  Performances at 6:30 p.m.

Cost is $50 per person and seating is limited. Contribution is tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

R.S.V.P. by Friday, Jan. 23 to the Department of Theatre & Dance, (573) 651-2149.

Cinderella Theatre Workshop

Cinderella Children’s Theatre Workshop

Grades 2-7  ~  All levels of experience

Feb. 7-March 14, No Class on Feb. 21

In this exciting workshop children will study singing, dancing, and acting from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, Cinderella. Participate in theatre games, exercises, and learning scenes including songs like “In My Own Little Corner,” “Ten Minutes Ago,” and “Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful?”

A magical performance for friends and family on March 14 at 11 a.m.

Workshop will take place in the River Campus Center. Snacks Provided.

Registration Deadline is Jan. 30. Cost is $150. Space is limited.

For more information, contact (573) 651-2110. To register online, visit https://app.semo.edu/sfs/pymt/svpa/index.asp