25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
  • June 15, 2017
SOUNDS FOR HOUNDS
  • July 29, 2017
PEACEFUL SOLITUDE
  • July 7, 2017
TRANSITION SPACES 17.1
  • July 7, 2017
A HORN CALL
  • August 24, 2017
Upcoming Events
25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake....
SOUNDS FOR HOUNDS
featuring the Jerry Ford Orchestra Fundraiser benefiting the Cape Girardeau Police Departments K-9 unit $12.50 PURCHASE TICKETS
PEACEFUL SOLITUDE
Jul 07, 2017
the film photography of brian alworth Alworth is the second recipient of the Crisp Museum Southeast Solo Exhibition, given to a living artist in the Southeast region who has produced a sufficient body of work, has not had a solo museum exhibition and has made contributions of their time and artistic talents to their community....
TRANSITION SPACES 17.1
Jul 07, 2017
liz coffey Coffey examines the positive, elusive moments of awe and the struggle of dealing with mental and monetary barriers. Her paintings allow each artwork to become a conversation with a symbol. Inevitably, this abstracted symbol builds upon itself and references not one thing, but many. On Exhibit / July 7-20 Reception /  July 7...
A HORN CALL
Dr. Nicholas Kenney, French horn, and Matt Yount, piano, in concert featuring works by Bozza, Messiaen, Mozart, Berge and Strauss. $10 Individual event tickets on sale July 10
TRANSITION SPACES 17.2
Aug 25, 2017
michael faris Faris’ work chronicles actual events or fictional allegories that involve contemporary or historical people doing terrible things. On Exhibit / August 25 – October 22 Reception / September 1 , 4-8 p.m. Free photo: The Property Value Theory, oil on canvas, 2016
BROADWAY’S NEXT H!T MUSICAL
Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. Every night is different. It’s all improvised, and it’s all funny. Master improvisers gather made-up, hit song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor and laughter. The audience votes for their favorite song and watches as the cast turns it into a...
ROAD TRIP
paintings and drawings by william h. thielen William H. Thielen hails from Carbondale, Illinois, and has exhibited his artwork nationally. This exhibition includes mixed media paintings and drawings that delve into abstraction and the formal elements of line, shape and color. On Exhibit / September 1-29 Artist Talk / September 1, 4:30 p.m. Reception /...
RECONSTRUCTED/RECONCEPTUALIZED
Sep 01, 2017
najjar abdul-mussawwir The exhibition is an investigation of the history of the banjo and its direct link to African string instruments, leading to the creation of sculptural works focusing on material as content and the re-contextualizing of various wood quality and forms. The spiritual kinship between the banjo and African string instruments has created a...
MUSIC FOR THREE
Southeast faculty Gabrielle Baffoni, Jacqueline Wilson and Matt Yount join forces to present a concert of trios for clarinet, bassoon and piano. $12 Individual event tickets on sale July 10
WOMEN’S DAY OF ART
Sep 05, 2017
Make six easy projects while learning art terminology, processes and techniques. No experience necessary. Supplies are provided. Free
SYMPHONY SAMPLER
A light-hearted introduction to the symphony, performing a variety of brief selections from the upcoming season. also at 3 p.m.
All Events
PEACEFUL SOLITUDE
Jul 07, 2017
the film photography of brian alworth Alworth is the second recipient of the Crisp Museum Southeast Solo Exhibition, given to a living artist in the Southeast region who has produced a sufficient body of work, has not had a solo museum exhibition and has made contributions of their time and artistic talents to their community....
TRANSITION SPACES 17.1
Jul 07, 2017
liz coffey Coffey examines the positive, elusive moments of awe and the struggle of dealing with mental and monetary barriers. Her paintings allow each artwork to become a conversation with a symbol. Inevitably, this abstracted symbol builds upon itself and references not one thing, but many. On Exhibit / July 7-20 Reception /  July 7...
TRANSITION SPACES 17.2
Aug 25, 2017
michael faris Faris’ work chronicles actual events or fictional allegories that involve contemporary or historical people doing terrible things. On Exhibit / August 25 – October 22 Reception / September 1 , 4-8 p.m. Free photo: The Property Value Theory, oil on canvas, 2016
ROAD TRIP
paintings and drawings by william h. thielen William H. Thielen hails from Carbondale, Illinois, and has exhibited his artwork nationally. This exhibition includes mixed media paintings and drawings that delve into abstraction and the formal elements of line, shape and color. On Exhibit / September 1-29 Artist Talk / September 1, 4:30 p.m. Reception /...
RECONSTRUCTED/RECONCEPTUALIZED
Sep 01, 2017
najjar abdul-mussawwir The exhibition is an investigation of the history of the banjo and its direct link to African string instruments, leading to the creation of sculptural works focusing on material as content and the re-contextualizing of various wood quality and forms. The spiritual kinship between the banjo and African string instruments has created a...
TWO BROTHERS
points of origin Paintings by brothers Jason and Stanley Bly. Both are Midwesterners whose work is stylistically realistic but surrealistically composed. On Exhibit / October 6-27 Artist talk / October 6, 4:30 p.m. Reception – October 6, 5-7 p.m. Free
Each student completing their foundation review from fall 2016 through fall 2017 semesters exhibits one piece of artwork. On Exhibit / November 3-10 Reception / November 3, 5-7 p.m. Free
COMPELLED TO MAKE
Nov 03, 2017
a retrospective of work from 1980-2017 A retrospective exhibition spanning 37 years of art making by Southeast’s Department of Art Chair Caroline Kahler. On Exhibit / November 3- January 28 Artist Talk / November 3, 6 p.m. Reception / November 3, 4-8 p.m. Free
TRANSITION SPACES 17.3
Nov 03, 2017
hannah sanders Sanders set about learning to redraw after having a baby and centered on “Hair Ghosts” where she found an expression of complex femininity with notes of ritual. November 3-January 28 Reception / November 3, 4-8 p.m. Free photo: Exhaust, crocheted upcycled fabrics with machine stitching, reverse applique and snaps, 2016
BFA PART I
fall graduating seniors exhibition One-week show featuring graduating seniors with a Bachelor of Fine Arts to display the body of work they developed throughout their last two semesters of coursework in their area of specialization. On Exhibit / November 13 – 17 Reception / November 17, 5-7 p.m. Free
BFA PART II
fall graduating seniors exhibition One-week show featuring graduating seniors with a Bachelor of Fine Arts to display the body of work they developed throughout their last two semesters of coursework in their area of specialization. On Exhibit / November 27 – December 1 Reception / December 1, 5-7 p.m. Free
BFA PART III
fall graduating seniors exhibition One-week show featuring graduating seniors with a Bachelor of Fine Arts to display the body of work they developed throughout their last two semesters of coursework in their area of specialization. On Exhibit / December 4 – 8 Reception / December 8, 5-7 p.m. Free
All Art Events
IN ESSENCE
a river campus collaboration A multi-media presentation by faculty from the Departments of Art and Music and The Conservatory of Theatre and Dance. $10
TANGO BUENOS AIRES
Oct 06, 2017
the spirit of argentina One of Argentina’s great cultural exports, known throughout the Americas, Europe and the Far East as the most authentic and uncompromising representative of the Tango. This year, the group is undertaking another coast-to-coast tour of the United States and Canada, performing a brand-new program, the Spirit of Argentina, a journey through...
DANCE MOVEMENTS
Oct 13, 2017
reconstructed Inspired by the art works in the exhibition Najjar Abdul- Mussawwir: Reconstructed, Southeast dance students will perform a choreography of solo and group dances exploring the musical connection between the banjo and African string instruments. Free
FALL FOR DANCE
An annual favorite featuring original choreography by faculty, guest artists and students providing a variety of dance audiences enjoy. The concert will include an original dance piece utilizing traditional West African dance by choreographer Julie Bata, director of Lipan Urban African Performing Arts Collective. November 15-19 2 p.m. Sunday matinée $19 Season tickets on sale...
STOMP
STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty and utterly unique – an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with...
SPRING INTO DANCE
Always offering something special, Spring into Dance will feature an original contemporary dance work by quirky, athletic choreographer Taylor Mitchell. The concert will also showcase a variety of original works by faculty choreographers and select student choreographers. April 4-8 10 a.m. Friday matinée 2 p.m. Sunday matinée $19 Season tickets on sale now. Individual event...
DON QUIXOTE
Apr 28, 2018
moscow festival ballet One of Russia’s most esteemed ballet companies presents the timeless story of Don Quixote in a ballet based on the world-famous novel Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes. Set in the 1600s, the story is a classic comedy featuring fancy footwork, authentic Spanish-flavored dance and comic interludes bringing to...
All Dance Events
25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake....
DRACULA
It’s Halloween, and “I want your fear. For your fear, like a current, rushes through your body. Your fear makes your heart pound, it renders your veins rich and full. Your fear hemorrhages deliciously within you.” This new adaptation restores the suspense and seduction of Bram Stoker’s classic novel to the stage. As Count Dracula...
A RAISIN IN THE SUN
The Tony Award-winning milestone in American Theatre. Set on Chicago’s South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama, a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration. By Lorraine Hansberry April 18 – 22...
All Plays Events
SOUNDS FOR HOUNDS
featuring the Jerry Ford Orchestra Fundraiser benefiting the Cape Girardeau Police Departments K-9 unit $12.50 PURCHASE TICKETS
A HORN CALL
Dr. Nicholas Kenney, French horn, and Matt Yount, piano, in concert featuring works by Bozza, Messiaen, Mozart, Berge and Strauss. $10 Individual event tickets on sale July 10
MUSIC FOR THREE
Southeast faculty Gabrielle Baffoni, Jacqueline Wilson and Matt Yount join forces to present a concert of trios for clarinet, bassoon and piano. $12 Individual event tickets on sale July 10
SYMPHONY SAMPLER
A light-hearted introduction to the symphony, performing a variety of brief selections from the upcoming season. also at 3 p.m.
VIOLIN & TROMBONE
Enjoy a collaborative recital featuring the new violin and trombone faculty in the Department of Music as they perform a wide range of works and styles. $10 Individual event tickets on sale July 10
QUINTET ATTACCA
The Chicago-based ensemble visits the River Campus for a dynamic afternoon of woodwind quintet music. The group is known for innovative programming and educational outreach and are past winners of the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. Quintet Attacca has performed works that reflect the Classical and Romantic eras, as well as jazz- and Latin-influenced works and...
IN ESSENCE
a river campus collaboration A multi-media presentation by faculty from the Departments of Art and Music and The Conservatory of Theatre and Dance. $10
RECONSTRUCTED
a music concert In conjunction with the Najjar Abdul- Mussawwir: Reconstructed exhibition, Southeast faculty and students will perform music inspired by African culture and African instruments, particularly the banjo. Free
TIMOTHY SCHMIDT
faculty voice recital A Southeast professor since 2008, Schmidt has wide-ranging solo concert and oratorio experience. Free Individual event tickets on sale July 10
GALA SEASON OPENER
southeast missouri symphony orchestra Award-winning pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi joins the Southeast Missouri Symphony for its Gala Season Opening Concert. Known for his spectacular technique and amazing finesse, Pompa-Baldi will perform the brilliant Piano Concerto No. 3 by Beethoven. $19/16 Season tickets on sale now. Individual event tickets on sale July 10.
FALL JAZZ CONCERT
Southeast’s Studio Jazz and Jazz Lab bands perform a wide array of contemporary and standard big band literature in a variety of styles. $12 Individual event tickets on sale July 10
THE MERLING TRIO
The magnificent Michigan-based piano trio returns for a stunning program of masterworks for violin, piano and cello. $15 Season tickets on sale now. Individual event tickets on sale July 10.  
All Music Concerts Events
25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake....
BROADWAY’S NEXT H!T MUSICAL
Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. Every night is different. It’s all improvised, and it’s all funny. Master improvisers gather made-up, hit song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor and laughter. The audience votes for their favorite song and watches as the cast turns it into a...
AN AMERICAN HERO
world premiere of a new musical The exciting world premiere of this dramatic musical, centering on an optimistic Irish immigrant who joins the United States Army and falls in love with and marries a spirited American woman before being sent to fight in World War II, where he becomes the reluctant recipient of the Medal...
BUDDY
Nov 29, 2017
the buddy holly story Now in its 25th amazing year, the “World’s Most Successful Rock ‘n’ Roll Musical” continues to thrill audiences on tour. Buddy tells the story of Buddy Holly through his short yet spectacular career and features the classic songs “Peggy Sue,” “That’ll Be The Day,” “Not Fade Away,” “Oh Boy,” Ritchie Valens’...
DISNEY AND CAMERON MACKINTOSH’S MARY POPPINS
the broadway musical Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Everyone’s favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this musical adventure. One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron...
All Musicals Events
WOMEN’S DAY OF ART
Sep 05, 2017
Make six easy projects while learning art terminology, processes and techniques. No experience necessary. Supplies are provided. Free
FLOAT YOUR BOAT
Sep 30, 2017
cape girardeau heritage days Make and test your boat for buoyancy, speed and load weight. Free
FAMILY DAY
trick-art-treat misfit monster making Design, stitch and stuff your own original monster figure with our colorful supplies. Free
FAMILY DAY
Nov 04, 2017
print, stitch and weave Make artistic book covers using layers and explore the printmaking processes with the stencils and foam plates you design yourself. Free
FAMILY DAY
rockrageous Explore the rock cycle with a yummy activity and see rocks glow in a different light. Use primitive stone tools. View stone lithic displays. Have an archaeologist identify what you have brought to show. Free
UKRAINIAN EGG DECORATING
Participants will learn the rich history of legends, superstition, folklore and symbolism as they complete a Pysanka egg with rich dyes and meaningful designs with a wax resist process. Free
All Activities Events
PEACEFUL SOLITUDE
Jul 07, 2017
the film photography of brian alworth Alworth is the second recipient of the Crisp Museum Southeast Solo Exhibition, given to a living artist in the Southeast region who has produced a sufficient body of work, has not had a solo museum exhibition and has made contributions of their time and artistic talents to their community....
TRANSITION SPACES 17.1
Jul 07, 2017
liz coffey Coffey examines the positive, elusive moments of awe and the struggle of dealing with mental and monetary barriers. Her paintings allow each artwork to become a conversation with a symbol. Inevitably, this abstracted symbol builds upon itself and references not one thing, but many. On Exhibit / July 7-20 Reception /  July 7...
TRANSITION SPACES 17.2
Aug 25, 2017
michael faris Faris’ work chronicles actual events or fictional allegories that involve contemporary or historical people doing terrible things. On Exhibit / August 25 – October 22 Reception / September 1 , 4-8 p.m. Free photo: The Property Value Theory, oil on canvas, 2016
ROAD TRIP
paintings and drawings by william h. thielen William H. Thielen hails from Carbondale, Illinois, and has exhibited his artwork nationally. This exhibition includes mixed media paintings and drawings that delve into abstraction and the formal elements of line, shape and color. On Exhibit / September 1-29 Artist Talk / September 1, 4:30 p.m. Reception /...
RECONSTRUCTED/RECONCEPTUALIZED
Sep 01, 2017
najjar abdul-mussawwir The exhibition is an investigation of the history of the banjo and its direct link to African string instruments, leading to the creation of sculptural works focusing on material as content and the re-contextualizing of various wood quality and forms. The spiritual kinship between the banjo and African string instruments has created a...
TWO BROTHERS
points of origin Paintings by brothers Jason and Stanley Bly. Both are Midwesterners whose work is stylistically realistic but surrealistically composed. On Exhibit / October 6-27 Artist talk / October 6, 4:30 p.m. Reception – October 6, 5-7 p.m. Free
Each student completing their foundation review from fall 2016 through fall 2017 semesters exhibits one piece of artwork. On Exhibit / November 3-10 Reception / November 3, 5-7 p.m. Free
COMPELLED TO MAKE
Nov 03, 2017
a retrospective of work from 1980-2017 A retrospective exhibition spanning 37 years of art making by Southeast’s Department of Art Chair Caroline Kahler. On Exhibit / November 3- January 28 Artist Talk / November 3, 6 p.m. Reception / November 3, 4-8 p.m. Free
TRANSITION SPACES 17.3
Nov 03, 2017
hannah sanders Sanders set about learning to redraw after having a baby and centered on “Hair Ghosts” where she found an expression of complex femininity with notes of ritual. November 3-January 28 Reception / November 3, 4-8 p.m. Free photo: Exhaust, crocheted upcycled fabrics with machine stitching, reverse applique and snaps, 2016
BFA PART I
fall graduating seniors exhibition One-week show featuring graduating seniors with a Bachelor of Fine Arts to display the body of work they developed throughout their last two semesters of coursework in their area of specialization. On Exhibit / November 13 – 17 Reception / November 17, 5-7 p.m. Free
BFA PART II
fall graduating seniors exhibition One-week show featuring graduating seniors with a Bachelor of Fine Arts to display the body of work they developed throughout their last two semesters of coursework in their area of specialization. On Exhibit / November 27 – December 1 Reception / December 1, 5-7 p.m. Free
BFA PART III
fall graduating seniors exhibition One-week show featuring graduating seniors with a Bachelor of Fine Arts to display the body of work they developed throughout their last two semesters of coursework in their area of specialization. On Exhibit / December 4 – 8 Reception / December 8, 5-7 p.m. Free
All Exhibits Events
SISTER’S BACK TO SCHOOL CATECHISM
the holy ghost & other terrifying tales It’s that time of year again and Sister is preparing her classroom for another year of Catechism. You’re in store for a hysterical lesson, full of Sister’s signature class participation, as we find out the Church’s take on all the familiar Halloween tales of ghosts and goblins. $36/30/26...
FAMILY DAY
trick-art-treat misfit monster making Design, stitch and stuff your own original monster figure with our colorful supplies. Free
THE NUTCRACKER
The Ruth Page Civic Ballet’s popular re-creation of this holiday classic showcases exquisite dancing, stunning costumes and magical settings in the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sweets. The Nutcracker promises holiday joy for children of all ages! $39/33/29 Individual event tickets on sale July 10.
CINDERELLA
A charming and intimate setting of Perrault’s fairy tale. First performed in 1904, the opera is filled with beautiful melodies reminiscent of Chopin and Tchaikovsky. The story of Cinderella and her prince, complete with slipper, evil step-sisters, and an effervescent fairy guiding the path to true love is presented in English with orchestra. Enjoy this...
STOMP
STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty and utterly unique – an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with...
DISNEY AND CAMERON MACKINTOSH’S MARY POPPINS
the broadway musical Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Everyone’s favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this musical adventure. One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron...
FAMILY DAY
rockrageous Explore the rock cycle with a yummy activity and see rocks glow in a different light. Use primitive stone tools. View stone lithic displays. Have an archaeologist identify what you have brought to show. Free
UKRAINIAN EGG DECORATING
Participants will learn the rich history of legends, superstition, folklore and symbolism as they complete a Pysanka egg with rich dyes and meaningful designs with a wax resist process. Free
SOUTHEAST PERCUSSION DAY
showcase concert A closing concert for the Southeast-hosted Percussion Day filled with clinics and workshops. The evening concert will include a special guest artist. $10 Individual event tickets on sale July 10.
All Family-friendly Events
CINDERELLA
A charming and intimate setting of Perrault’s fairy tale. First performed in 1904, the opera is filled with beautiful melodies reminiscent of Chopin and Tchaikovsky. The story of Cinderella and her prince, complete with slipper, evil step-sisters, and an effervescent fairy guiding the path to true love is presented in English with orchestra. Enjoy this...
OPERA SCENES
An afternoon of scenes from the most notable and entertaining operas featuring Southeast faculty and students. $10 Individual event tickets on sale July 10.
All Opera Events
25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake....
BROADWAY’S NEXT H!T MUSICAL
Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. Every night is different. It’s all improvised, and it’s all funny. Master improvisers gather made-up, hit song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor and laughter. The audience votes for their favorite song and watches as the cast turns it into a...
SISTER’S BACK TO SCHOOL CATECHISM
the holy ghost & other terrifying tales It’s that time of year again and Sister is preparing her classroom for another year of Catechism. You’re in store for a hysterical lesson, full of Sister’s signature class participation, as we find out the Church’s take on all the familiar Halloween tales of ghosts and goblins. $36/30/26...
DISNEY AND CAMERON MACKINTOSH’S MARY POPPINS
the broadway musical Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Everyone’s favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this musical adventure. One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron...
MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS, LIVE!
Apr 20, 2018
A one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up and a lighthearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. When Mars and Venus collide, the adventures are earth-shatteringly hysterical! $48 Season tickets on sale now....
All Comedy Events
FALL FOR DANCE
An annual favorite featuring original choreography by faculty, guest artists and students providing a variety of dance audiences enjoy. The concert will include an original dance piece utilizing traditional West African dance by choreographer Julie Bata, director of Lipan Urban African Performing Arts Collective. November 15-19 2 p.m. Sunday matinée $19 Season tickets on sale...
THE NUTCRACKER
The Ruth Page Civic Ballet’s popular re-creation of this holiday classic showcases exquisite dancing, stunning costumes and magical settings in the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sweets. The Nutcracker promises holiday joy for children of all ages! $39/33/29 Individual event tickets on sale July 10.
SPRING INTO DANCE
Always offering something special, Spring into Dance will feature an original contemporary dance work by quirky, athletic choreographer Taylor Mitchell. The concert will also showcase a variety of original works by faculty choreographers and select student choreographers. April 4-8 10 a.m. Friday matinée 2 p.m. Sunday matinée $19 Season tickets on sale now. Individual event...
DON QUIXOTE
Apr 28, 2018
moscow festival ballet One of Russia’s most esteemed ballet companies presents the timeless story of Don Quixote in a ballet based on the world-famous novel Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes. Set in the 1600s, the story is a classic comedy featuring fancy footwork, authentic Spanish-flavored dance and comic interludes bringing to...
All Ballet Events
VIVALDI’S GLORIA!
The University Choir and Choral Union will join the Southeast Missouri Symphony to perform this Baroque masterpiece. With its jubilant energy and buoyant spirit, it is often performed in the Christmas season. Plus additional masterpieces and holiday favorites! $19/16 Season tickets on sale now. Individual event tickets on sale July 10.  
FAMILY HOLIDAY CONCERT
southeast percussion ensemble This family holiday tradition continues as the Percussion Ensemble performs holiday classics. The event includes music, coloring and milk and cookies. Also at 2 p.m. / Free
THE NUTCRACKER
The Ruth Page Civic Ballet’s popular re-creation of this holiday classic showcases exquisite dancing, stunning costumes and magical settings in the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sweets. The Nutcracker promises holiday joy for children of all ages! $39/33/29 Individual event tickets on sale July 10.
All Holiday Events
FALL JAZZ CONCERT
Southeast’s Studio Jazz and Jazz Lab bands perform a wide array of contemporary and standard big band literature in a variety of styles. $12 Individual event tickets on sale July 10
RED, WHITE, BLUE
The Southeast Wind Symphony featuring musical titles that highlight various shades of color. $12 Individual event tickets on sale July 10
MEN’S CHORAL FESTIVAL
The 7th annual Men’s Choral Festival for high school singers focuses on study of vocal technique, rehearsal procedure and performance practice, plus a minilesson with a Southeast voice faculty member, culminating in an evening concert. Clinician Dr. Derrick Fox is the director of choral activities at University of Nebraska-Omaha. An active adjudicator for regional, state,...
LOVE/LOSS
The Chamber Choir and University Choir feature songs of love and grief in the fall concert. $12 Individual event tickets on sale July 10.
FAMILY HOLIDAY CONCERT
southeast percussion ensemble This family holiday tradition continues as the Percussion Ensemble performs holiday classics. The event includes music, coloring and milk and cookies. Also at 2 p.m. / Free
THE WHEELS ON THE…
The Southeast Wind Symphony presents a dynamic program featuring elements of spinning, turning and whirling. $12 Individual event tickets on sale July 10.
CLARK TERRY JAZZ FESTIVAL
clark terry phi mu alpha jazz festival This annual festival saw more than 500 students in 23 jazz ensembles perform in 2016, capping off with a concert of both of Southeast’s big bands in a gala concert. $12 Individual event tickets on sale July 10.
MARCH MADNESS
The Southeast Concert Band and Wind Symphony offer a listener’s glimpse into the many styles of the march. $12 Individual event tickets on sale July 10.
PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE & STEEL DRUM BAND
The Percussion Ensemble teams with the Southeast Steel Drum Band for a spring concert. $12 Individual event tickets on sale July 10.
THE GRACE OF SPRING
The Chamber Choir and University Choir usher in spring in this annual concert. $12 Individual event tickets on sale July 10.
SOUTHEAST PERCUSSION DAY
showcase concert A closing concert for the Southeast-hosted Percussion Day filled with clinics and workshops. The evening concert will include a special guest artist. $10 Individual event tickets on sale July 10.
SPRING JAZZ CONCERT
The final concert of the season showcases Southeast’s two big bands, a wide array of styles and the amazing talents of the student performers. $12 Individual event tickets on sale July 10.
All Student Ensemble Events
A HORN CALL
Dr. Nicholas Kenney, French horn, and Matt Yount, piano, in concert featuring works by Bozza, Messiaen, Mozart, Berge and Strauss. $10 Individual event tickets on sale July 10
MUSIC FOR THREE
Southeast faculty Gabrielle Baffoni, Jacqueline Wilson and Matt Yount join forces to present a concert of trios for clarinet, bassoon and piano. $12 Individual event tickets on sale July 10
VIOLIN & TROMBONE
Enjoy a collaborative recital featuring the new violin and trombone faculty in the Department of Music as they perform a wide range of works and styles. $10 Individual event tickets on sale July 10
TIMOTHY SCHMIDT
faculty voice recital A Southeast professor since 2008, Schmidt has wide-ranging solo concert and oratorio experience. Free Individual event tickets on sale July 10
A CELLOBRATION
Dr. Sara Edgerton on cello with music for one, two, three and multiple cellos. Assisted by Paul Thompson, accompanist. $10 Individual event tickets on sale July 10
JAQUELINE WILSON
bassoon, faculty recital Dr. Wilson is an avid supporter of new music. She has premiered and commissioned works by composers and is especially passionate about American Indian representation in classical music. $10 Individual event tickets on sale July 10.
DUETS
music for clarinet and percussion A recital of clarinet and percussion duos featuring Gabrielle Baffoni and Chris Wilson. With a passion for chamber music, Dr. Baffoni has performed with several chamber ensembles over the last 15 years. As a soloist Wilson has helped to introduce the marimba to public audiences in settings outside of the...
LESLIE JONES
faculty voice recital A contralto, Dr. Jones remains an active performer in recital, opera and concert work. At Southeast, Dr. Jones co-directs the Opera Workshop and teaches studio voice, diction and music appreciation. $10 Individual event tickets on sale July 10.
OPERA SCENES
An afternoon of scenes from the most notable and entertaining operas featuring Southeast faculty and students. $10 Individual event tickets on sale July 10.
FEATURING SOUTHEAST
Southeast faculty and students join forces once again to showcase the fantastic chamber music activities at the River Campus.
All Faculty Recital Events
25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake....
SOUNDS FOR HOUNDS
featuring the Jerry Ford Orchestra Fundraiser benefiting the Cape Girardeau Police Departments K-9 unit $12.50 PURCHASE TICKETS
THE NUTCRACKER
The Ruth Page Civic Ballet’s popular re-creation of this holiday classic showcases exquisite dancing, stunning costumes and magical settings in the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sweets. The Nutcracker promises holiday joy for children of all ages! $39/33/29 Individual event tickets on sale July 10.
JOHN MCEUEN
A founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (now in their 50th year), John McEuen has continually performed since 1964 with the band and as a solo artist. Beyond performing, he has a rich history of creating, producing and preserving original and traditional folk and acoustic music, and taking it to new audiences. $40/34/30...
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PEACEFUL SOLITUDE
Jul 07, 2017
the film photography of brian alworth Alworth is the second recipient of the Crisp Museum Southeast Solo Exhibition, given to a living artist in the Southeast region who has produced a sufficient body of work, has not had a solo museum exhibition and has made contributions of their time and artistic talents to their community....
TRANSITION SPACES 17.1
Jul 07, 2017
liz coffey Coffey examines the positive, elusive moments of awe and the struggle of dealing with mental and monetary barriers. Her paintings allow each artwork to become a conversation with a symbol. Inevitably, this abstracted symbol builds upon itself and references not one thing, but many. On Exhibit / July 7-20 Reception /  July 7...
TRANSITION SPACES 17.2
Aug 25, 2017
michael faris Faris’ work chronicles actual events or fictional allegories that involve contemporary or historical people doing terrible things. On Exhibit / August 25 – October 22 Reception / September 1 , 4-8 p.m. Free photo: The Property Value Theory, oil on canvas, 2016
RECONSTRUCTED/RECONCEPTUALIZED
Sep 01, 2017
najjar abdul-mussawwir The exhibition is an investigation of the history of the banjo and its direct link to African string instruments, leading to the creation of sculptural works focusing on material as content and the re-contextualizing of various wood quality and forms. The spiritual kinship between the banjo and African string instruments has created a...
WOMEN’S DAY OF ART
Sep 05, 2017
Make six easy projects while learning art terminology, processes and techniques. No experience necessary. Supplies are provided. Free
FLOAT YOUR BOAT
Sep 30, 2017
cape girardeau heritage days Make and test your boat for buoyancy, speed and load weight. Free
IN ESSENCE
a river campus collaboration A multi-media presentation by faculty from the Departments of Art and Music and The Conservatory of Theatre and Dance. $10
RECONSTRUCTED
a music concert In conjunction with the Najjar Abdul- Mussawwir: Reconstructed exhibition, Southeast faculty and students will perform music inspired by African culture and African instruments, particularly the banjo. Free
FAMILY DAY
trick-art-treat misfit monster making Design, stitch and stuff your own original monster figure with our colorful supplies. Free
DANCE MOVEMENTS
Oct 13, 2017
reconstructed Inspired by the art works in the exhibition Najjar Abdul- Mussawwir: Reconstructed, Southeast dance students will perform a choreography of solo and group dances exploring the musical connection between the banjo and African string instruments. Free
COMPELLED TO MAKE
Nov 03, 2017
a retrospective of work from 1980-2017 A retrospective exhibition spanning 37 years of art making by Southeast’s Department of Art Chair Caroline Kahler. On Exhibit / November 3- January 28 Artist Talk / November 3, 6 p.m. Reception / November 3, 4-8 p.m. Free
TRANSITION SPACES 17.3
Nov 03, 2017
hannah sanders Sanders set about learning to redraw after having a baby and centered on “Hair Ghosts” where she found an expression of complex femininity with notes of ritual. November 3-January 28 Reception / November 3, 4-8 p.m. Free photo: Exhaust, crocheted upcycled fabrics with machine stitching, reverse applique and snaps, 2016
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QUINTET ATTACCA
The Chicago-based ensemble visits the River Campus for a dynamic afternoon of woodwind quintet music. The group is known for innovative programming and educational outreach and are past winners of the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. Quintet Attacca has performed works that reflect the Classical and Romantic eras, as well as jazz- and Latin-influenced works and...
THE MERLING TRIO
The magnificent Michigan-based piano trio returns for a stunning program of masterworks for violin, piano and cello. $15 Season tickets on sale now. Individual event tickets on sale July 10.  
FROM BAROQUE TO BLUEGRASS
One of the Midwest’s premiere early music ensembles, The Kingsbury Ensemble and Chicago-based violinist Brandi Berry present a program that draws connections between folk and Baroque-Classical works. $15 Season tickets on sale now. Individual event tickets on sale July 10.  
GRASSI & QUARANTA
Italian musicians Andrea Massimo Grassi, clarinet, and Anna Quaranta, piano, are stateside again for a concert of Romantic masterworks for clarinet, piano and strings. $15 Season tickets on sale now. Individual event tickets on sale July 10.
FEATURING SOUTHEAST
Southeast faculty and students join forces once again to showcase the fantastic chamber music activities at the River Campus.
All Sundays at Three Events
SYMPHONY SAMPLER
A light-hearted introduction to the symphony, performing a variety of brief selections from the upcoming season. also at 3 p.m.
GALA SEASON OPENER
southeast missouri symphony orchestra Award-winning pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi joins the Southeast Missouri Symphony for its Gala Season Opening Concert. Known for his spectacular technique and amazing finesse, Pompa-Baldi will perform the brilliant Piano Concerto No. 3 by Beethoven. $19/16 Season tickets on sale now. Individual event tickets on sale July 10.
VIVALDI’S GLORIA!
The University Choir and Choral Union will join the Southeast Missouri Symphony to perform this Baroque masterpiece. With its jubilant energy and buoyant spirit, it is often performed in the Christmas season. Plus additional masterpieces and holiday favorites! $19/16 Season tickets on sale now. Individual event tickets on sale July 10.  
BEETHOVEN’S FIFTH SYMPHONY
The most famous symphony ever written, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is a profound affirmation of the human spirit. Also on the concert will be the stellar talents of the Concerto and Aria and Rising Star Competition winners! $19/16 Season tickets on sale now. Individual event tickets on sale July 10.  
ST. LOUIS SYMPHONY
Founded in 1880, the St. Louis Symphony is recognized internationally as an ensemble of the highest caliber, performing a broad musical repertoire with skill and spirit. The St. Louis Symphony continues to build upon its reputation for musical excellence. New Zealand-born conductor Gemma New was recently appointed the St. Louis Symphony’s resident conductor and director...
CARMINA BURANA
The Southeast Missouri Symphony, University Choir, and Choral Union close out the season with Carl Orff’s fabulous, exhilarating Carmina Burana, written for full chorus, children’s chorus and a large symphonic orchestra. Enjoy this glorious masterpiece in the beautiful acoustics of the Bedell Performance Hall! $19/16 Season tickets on sale now. Individual event tickets on sale...
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AN AMERICAN HERO
world premiere of a new musical The exciting world premiere of this dramatic musical, centering on an optimistic Irish immigrant who joins the United States Army and falls in love with and marries a spirited American woman before being sent to fight in World War II, where he becomes the reluctant recipient of the Medal...
IN ESSENCE
a river campus collaboration A multi-media presentation by faculty from the Departments of Art and Music and The Conservatory of Theatre and Dance. $10
DRACULA
It’s Halloween, and “I want your fear. For your fear, like a current, rushes through your body. Your fear makes your heart pound, it renders your veins rich and full. Your fear hemorrhages deliciously within you.” This new adaptation restores the suspense and seduction of Bram Stoker’s classic novel to the stage. As Count Dracula...
FALL FOR DANCE
An annual favorite featuring original choreography by faculty, guest artists and students providing a variety of dance audiences enjoy. The concert will include an original dance piece utilizing traditional West African dance by choreographer Julie Bata, director of Lipan Urban African Performing Arts Collective. November 15-19 2 p.m. Sunday matinée $19 Season tickets on sale...
DISNEY AND CAMERON MACKINTOSH’S MARY POPPINS
the broadway musical Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Everyone’s favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this musical adventure. One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron...
SPRING INTO DANCE
Always offering something special, Spring into Dance will feature an original contemporary dance work by quirky, athletic choreographer Taylor Mitchell. The concert will also showcase a variety of original works by faculty choreographers and select student choreographers. April 4-8 10 a.m. Friday matinée 2 p.m. Sunday matinée $19 Season tickets on sale now. Individual event...
A RAISIN IN THE SUN
The Tony Award-winning milestone in American Theatre. Set on Chicago’s South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama, a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration. By Lorraine Hansberry April 18 – 22...
All Theatre and Dance Events
QUINTET ATTACCA
The Chicago-based ensemble visits the River Campus for a dynamic afternoon of woodwind quintet music. The group is known for innovative programming and educational outreach and are past winners of the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. Quintet Attacca has performed works that reflect the Classical and Romantic eras, as well as jazz- and Latin-influenced works and...
THE MERLING TRIO
The magnificent Michigan-based piano trio returns for a stunning program of masterworks for violin, piano and cello. $15 Season tickets on sale now. Individual event tickets on sale July 10.  
FROM BAROQUE TO BLUEGRASS
One of the Midwest’s premiere early music ensembles, The Kingsbury Ensemble and Chicago-based violinist Brandi Berry present a program that draws connections between folk and Baroque-Classical works. $15 Season tickets on sale now. Individual event tickets on sale July 10.  
JOHN MCEUEN
A founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (now in their 50th year), John McEuen has continually performed since 1964 with the band and as a solo artist. Beyond performing, he has a rich history of creating, producing and preserving original and traditional folk and acoustic music, and taking it to new audiences. $40/34/30...
WILLIAM CHAPMAN NYAHO
Ghanaian-American concert pianist William Chapman Nyaho brings a unique cultural background and extraordinarily eclectic sense of music to the concert hall, propelling an evening of his music to, as one critic put it, “reach great heights.” Nyaho’s love of music, expressed through his insightful technique, creates an exciting musical experience for the experienced music devotee...
ALUMNI CHORAL REUNION
A choir of choral alumni conducted by Dr. Barbara Lamont, Dr. Doyle Dumas and Dr. John Egbert, featuring two alumni who will conduct their ensembles: Christina Shinn, Jackson High School and Linda Davis, Cape Central High School. $12 Individual event tickets on sale July 10.
GRASSI & QUARANTA
Italian musicians Andrea Massimo Grassi, clarinet, and Anna Quaranta, piano, are stateside again for a concert of Romantic masterworks for clarinet, piano and strings. $15 Season tickets on sale now. Individual event tickets on sale July 10.
SILVAN NEGRUTIU
piano, guest artist recital Internationally acclaimed pianist Silvan Negruţiu has performed concerts around the world, from the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. to Ireland’s National Concert Hall, the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. $10 Season tickets on sale now. Individual event tickets on sale July 10.
CAMERON CARPENTER
the international touring organ The first solo organist ever nominated for a solo album Grammy Award, Carpenter has appeared with many of the great orchestras around the world, performing the complete works of J. S. Bach to film scores to Carpenter’s original compositions. $36/30/26 Season tickets on sale now. Individual event tickets on sale July...
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BROADWAY’S NEXT H!T MUSICAL
Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. Every night is different. It’s all improvised, and it’s all funny. Master improvisers gather made-up, hit song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor and laughter. The audience votes for their favorite song and watches as the cast turns it into a...
SISTER’S BACK TO SCHOOL CATECHISM
the holy ghost & other terrifying tales It’s that time of year again and Sister is preparing her classroom for another year of Catechism. You’re in store for a hysterical lesson, full of Sister’s signature class participation, as we find out the Church’s take on all the familiar Halloween tales of ghosts and goblins. $36/30/26...
TANGO BUENOS AIRES
Oct 06, 2017
the spirit of argentina One of Argentina’s great cultural exports, known throughout the Americas, Europe and the Far East as the most authentic and uncompromising representative of the Tango. This year, the group is undertaking another coast-to-coast tour of the United States and Canada, performing a brand-new program, the Spirit of Argentina, a journey through...
BUDDY
Nov 29, 2017
the buddy holly story Now in its 25th amazing year, the “World’s Most Successful Rock ‘n’ Roll Musical” continues to thrill audiences on tour. Buddy tells the story of Buddy Holly through his short yet spectacular career and features the classic songs “Peggy Sue,” “That’ll Be The Day,” “Not Fade Away,” “Oh Boy,” Ritchie Valens’...
STOMP
STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty and utterly unique – an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with...
MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS, LIVE!
Apr 20, 2018
A one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up and a lighthearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. When Mars and Venus collide, the adventures are earth-shatteringly hysterical! $48 Season tickets on sale now....
DON QUIXOTE
Apr 28, 2018
moscow festival ballet One of Russia’s most esteemed ballet companies presents the timeless story of Don Quixote in a ballet based on the world-famous novel Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes. Set in the 1600s, the story is a classic comedy featuring fancy footwork, authentic Spanish-flavored dance and comic interludes bringing to...
CAMERON CARPENTER
the international touring organ The first solo organist ever nominated for a solo album Grammy Award, Carpenter has appeared with many of the great orchestras around the world, performing the complete works of J. S. Bach to film scores to Carpenter’s original compositions. $36/30/26 Season tickets on sale now. Individual event tickets on sale July...
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