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Students dancing in the 2017 Season Opening Musical, Footloose


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Theatre and Dance @ UCM

** Remote Office Alert **

In an effort to safeguard the health and well-being of students and employees, our office staff are currently working modified hours. Please email the person(s) identified below, or call this number 660-543-4020 for immediate assistance.

Jane Tackett, Office Professional

John Wilson, School Chair

Tony Smith, Student Office Worker


A History of Excellence

As a part of the University of Central Missouri's Theatre and Dance program, you'll build knowledge of your craft, gain critical thinking skills, artistic instinct, and the confidence needed to realize your professional goals. Our five undergraduate degree programs are all accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre.

Reach Your Potential

Learn from Professionals

UCM Theatre and Dance excels in educating future professionals for careers in theatre. You will study with nationally recognized faculty and collaborate with accomplished guest artists, known for staging some of the region's finest academic theatre productions.

We will mentor and guide you as you reach your potential. You will benefit from our strong connections to regional and national theatres and dance communities. The Meridith Harmon Sauer Endowed Guest Artist Series in Theatre will introduce you to local, regional, national and international artists.


Undergraduate Programs

All major undergraduate degree programs in UCM Theatre and Dance are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre.




BFA Auditions - February 17, 2020 - 2:00 p.m.

 What You Need To know:

Audition Requirements


Musical Theatre

  • Headshot
  • Resume
  • Two contrasting monologues
  • Personal interview
  • Headshot
  • Resume
  • Two contrasting monologues
  • One ballad (32 bars)
  • One up tempo song (32 bars)
  • Dance audition
  • Personal interview

Interview Requirements

Design and Technology

  • Portfolio review
  • Resume
  • Goals statement
  • Personal interview

While You Are On Campus

Be sure to:

  • Attend morning theatre classes
  • Join the noon meet and greet with faculty
  • Take a campus tour
  • Sit in on evening rehearsals

How to Schedule Your BFA Audition

  • Contact Mary Trotter to schedule your BFA Performance audition -
  • Contact Ashley Miller-Scully to schedule your BFA Musical Theatre audition -
  • Contact Ken George to schedule your BFA Design Technology Portfolio Review and Interview -


UCM Stagecraft in the Spotlight

Watch this PBS behind the scenes video showcasing Assistant Professor of Theatre, Ken George and how he and his students brought his design for Hairspray to fruition during our Fall 2019 season opener. 


Production Calendar

See What's On Stage at UCM Theatre and Dance

Every season we are producing one or two main stage musicals, a world premiere of an original children's show, a spring dance concert and contemporary and classic plays from the English canon.  



John Wilson
Professor of Theatre and Chair of the School of Visual and Performing Arts
Martin 113B
Tel: (660) 543-8781


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