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MBU Theatre Competes, Succeeds at Regional Conference

After flying through Chicago, theatre students landed in South Dakota for a conference where they competed for scholarships, auditioned for professional companies, attended workshops, saw shows from other universities and networked with theatre professionals from across the nation.

Photo by Tyler Gruen

Rebekah Side, a senior theatre and mathematics major from Chesterfield, participates in a quarterstaff stage combat workshop during the Region V Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival earlier in the semester in South Dakota. The workshop taught students how to safely use staff weapons in theatrical fight scenes.

Classic Musical “Anything Goes” Sets Sail at MBU

Missouri Baptist University’s Theatre Department is bringing the classic Broadway musical, “Anything Goes,” to the stage this week, opening Thursday and running through the weekend, as the fourth show in MBU Theatre’s 2018-19 season.

Photo by Shelby Boos

Rehearsals have been ramping up and wrapping up in the past couple of weeks as “Anything Goes” opens Thursday in the MBU Chapel, running through the weekend.

MBU Presents “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”

With its uplifting message and quirky humor, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” tells the tale of a married couple and six delinquent children who must unite for the performance of the Sunday school Christmas play.


Photo by Madelyn Shotton

Student-director Rebekah Side leads the cast and crew of “The Best Christmas Ever” in rehearsal. The holiday performance opens Thursday at 7:30 p.m. with shows Friday and Saturday running 7:30-8:45 p.m., and Sunday is a matinée at 2 in the afternoon.

“Macbeth” Anything but Cursed as it takes MBU Stage

Perhaps you have heard the legend. If you have studied Shakespeare you probably have. You know, the one about the curse that comes to any production of “Macbeth” if the word “Macbeth” is even so much as murmured out loud during rehearsal. All wonderful superstitions aside, MBU’s production will prove to be historic in its own right.

Photo by Haley Sandvoss

Students rehearse for the Shakespeare classic play, “Macbeth,” which is set to open Thursday, March 22, on the Chapel stage at Missouri Baptist University. Click here for ticket information.

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