Staying Power: Tent Theatre Returns in 2021!
After a live performance hiatus in 2020, Missouri State University’s Tent Theatre returns this year. Our 59th season will feature two live productions and one virtual. Appropriately, the common theme of all three shows is Staying Power — the relevance, resilience and reinvention of classic music and stories, and of theatre itself.
Beehive: The 60’s Musical celebrates the powerful female voices of a pivotal decade! Live on stage Wednesday - Saturday, June 16-19
The 39 Steps weaves comedy with suspense in a fresh take on an iconic thriller! Live on stage Wednesday - Saturday, June 23-26
The Secret Garden reimagines a classic of children’s literature as an enchanting musical! Streaming Tuesday - Saturday, June 29 - July 3
As construction proceeds on the future home of Tent Theatre, this season’s live performances of Beehive and The 39 Steps will be presented in Craig Hall Coger Theatre, named for Tent Theatre’s founding mother, Dr. Leslie Irene Coger. For the health of our patrons, seating will be limited in accordance with social distancing guidelines, and masks will be required.
GET A SNEAK PREVIEW of Tent Theatre’s new permanent structure — the John Goodman Performing Arts Pavilion at the Judith Enyeart Reynolds Art Park! This exciting outdoor performing arts venue will debut in 2022, but hard hat tours of the structure in-progress will be offered 45 minutes prior to each of this year’s live Tent Theatre performances.
Join us in celebrating the past, present and future of Tent Theatre!