TOURING

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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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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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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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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.

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

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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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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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

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).

Seussical

June 18-20, 7:30 p.m.
June 21, 2 p.m.
June 25-27, 7:30 p.m.
June 26, 10 a.m.
June 27-28, 2 p.m.

Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre

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Seussical is a musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty based on the books of Dr. Seuss. The play’s story is an  amalgamation of many of Seuss’s most famous books. After a Broadway debut in 2000, the production spawned two US national tours and a UK tour and has become a favorite for school, community and regional theatres.