Combining both your passions

Musical theatre allows you to be a part of a live performance, acting out stories while singing and dancing and entertaining your audience. You will strengthen your communication skills and grow your confidence. Musicals on campus are wildly popular with our student body, but also attract many off campus guests eager to watch the performances. You will study theatre history, playwriting, acting, directing as well as lighting, scenery and costume design. Best of all, we have scholarships available to help you pay for your education while you pursue your dreams.

The C-SC Difference

Your program at C-SC will allow you to participate on stage and behind-the-scenes immediately with NO freshman freeze. You will design mainstage productions, direct one act and full-length plays, work with practicing guest artists, compete in the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre festival, dramaturg productions and even write and produce your own plays. Our faculty are award-winning in screenwriting, design and directing and have been involved on the national scene. We offer two spaces for productions, a traditional proscenium auditorium and a flexible black box theatre. You will have internship possibilities at The Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Theatre Aspen and Disney World.

The theatre department here at Culver-Stockton College is an amazing thing to be a part of. The shows I’ve been a part of here and classes I’ve taken almost never seemed like work because of the amazing faculty who made them a fun experience!

– Cassie Williams ’23

Art Galleries & Venues

Alexander Campbell Auditorium

Alexander Campbell Auditorium

Alexander Campbell Auditorium is a proscenium theatre built in 1966 with a seating capacity of more than 900. The auditorium is used for musicals and larger theatre productions.

Mabee Gallery

Mabee Art Gallery

The Mabee Art Gallery can be found on the main level of the Herrick Foundation Center. The gallery extends up into a second story balcony overlooking the main floor which features the center jump circle from the original basketball court previously housed in the building. The gallery hosts shows from renowned regional and national artists, faculty exhibits, and student honor and senior shows.

Mabee Little Theatre

Mabee Little Theatre

Mabee Little Theatre is a flexible seating "Black Box" experimental theatre, used for theatre department productions and student-directed productions. It is housed in the lower level of the Alexander Campbell Auditorium.

Merillat Recital Hall

Merillat Recital Hall

Merillat Recital Hall is a 225-seat area used for the opera workshop, student recitals, and other events.

What can I do with a Musical Theatre Degree?

Acting company members
National tour performers
Professional designers
New York and Chicago production and company managers
House managers
Secondary and college educators
Directors

Our assessment reports show that

98% of our fine arts students

applying for graduate study are accepted.

Beyond the Classroom

  • Student Experiences
    • Theta Alpha Phi – Theatre Honors Fraternity
    • Travel study opportunities offered frequently
    • Service learning within theatre
    • Opera workshops
    • Musical ensembles
  • Professional Experiences
    • Exploratory and Professional Internships
    • Multiple theatrical performances each year
    • Summer theatre work as actors, crew or designers

Information About Our Minors

Our minors in Theatre pair well with Music, Art, Communication, Psychology, Criminal Justice, English, History, Music and Finance majors. The opportunities build confidence in communicating that is vital to many degree holders.