Tent Theatre

Artist rendering of Missouri State's new outdoor arts park and tent theatre venue coming in 2022

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Tent Theatre at the John Goodman Amphitheatre

Dream Big!

For 60 seasons, Missouri State University's Tent Theatre has captivated generations of fans with stories and songs that reflect our biggest dreams — love, success and happiness — presented in a one-of-a-kind setting. This unique, shared experience transcends entertainment, touching the hearts and imaginations of performers and audiences alike, and creating a bond through music and laughter.

This summer, we celebrate our diamond jubilee with three sparkling productions:

Star icon A beautiful muse inspires a frustrated artist to realize his creative dream in the 80's musical fantasy "Xanadu" — June 22-25 in Coger Theatre!

Star icon A pair of fading actors takes one last shot at their dream of stardom in Ken Ludwig’s "Moon Over Buffalo" — June 29 - July 2 in Coger Theatre!

Star icon A banker saves a failing theatre and wins the girl of his dreams in the new Gershwin® musical "Crazy for You" — September 9-11 and 14-17 in Coger Theatre!

SPECIAL NOTE: The production of "Crazy for You" was originally scheduled to be held in the new John Goodman Amphitheatre. Construction delays with the project made it necessary to move the production into the indoor legacy space, the Irene Coger Theatre.

Promotional image for "Xanadu"
June 22-25 (Coger Theatre)


A Greek muse inspires love, laughter and the world's first roller disco in this 1980s glitter explosion musical.

Promotional image for "Moon Over Buffalo"
June 29 - July 2 (Coger Theatre)

Moon Over Buffalo

A fast-paced, hilarious screwball comedic play.

Promotional image for "Crazy for You"
September 9-11, 14-17 (Coger Theatre)

Crazy for You

Fall in love the old-fashioned way in this Gershwin musical.

Star supporters

Tent Theatre is proud to acknowledge the following sponsors for their support of this year's Tent Theatre season.

For information about how you can become a star supporter of Tent Theatre, contact 417-836-4644.

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Dr. Stephen Adams & Randall O. Doennig

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Greg & Judy McManus

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Law Offices of Kristoffer Barefield