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    Passionate. Rigorous. Daring. MSUM Theatre Arts

    The Theatre Arts Department offers an intensive, production-oriented program for students interested in pursuing a professional career in acting, musical theatre, directing, and theatre technology and design.

    Renowned faculty bring a wealth of experience both in and out of the classroom to students with opportunities for personal and professional growth through involvement in the University Theatre Series, The Straw Hat Players and through extensive peer collaboration. Performances are enhanced by the department’s impressive facilities.

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  • Straw Hat Players closes with beloved “Fiddler on the Roof”

    Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Straw Hat Players Summer Theatre opens its fifth and final show of the summer – “Fiddler on the Roof” – today, July 10. The show repeats tomorrow, July 11; and again July 15 through 18, for a total of six nights on the Hansen Theatre stage. Fiddler, winner of 10 Tony [...]

    Straw Hat’s “Doubt” opens tonight

    Local actress Carrie Wintersteen plays Sister Aloysius Beauvier in Doubt, a powerful play by John Patrick Shanley opening Tuesday, June 10 on the Gaede Stage in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts at MSUM. The play runs through Friday, June 13 and is the second production of The Straw Hat Players 51st season of [...]

    From Hip-Hop to Ballet: “An Evening of Dance” May 10

    The MSUM Theatre Department presents “An Evening of Dance” Saturday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Hansen Theatre in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts on the MSUM campus. The performance features the work of student dancers and choreographers, and includes ballet, hip-hop, modern, lyrical, musical theatre styles and tap. Tickets are $5 for [...]

    Singing red: MSUM brings ‘Carrie’ to life in musical form

    By: John Lamb, INFORUM Moorhead – Forty years after Stephen King introduced the shy, high school senior, “Carrie” packs more of a punch than ever before. Craig Ellingson, who directs Minnesota State University Moorhead’s production of the musical version of the story, says with the recent attention paid to bullying, audiences see “Carrie” in a [...]

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