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‘An American Hero’ Dress Rehearsals

July 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Southeast Missouri State University’s Conservatory of Theatre and Dance will offer two sneak peeks of its upcoming performance of “An American Hero” in New York City with two non-ticket dress rehearsals of the show at Southeast’s River Campus.

Dress rehearsals are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. July 17 and 18 in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre. While there is no cost to attend and tickets are not necessary, donations will be accepted, and reservations are required. To reserve a seat, please call (573) 651-2149. Donations, which are not required, can be made online by visiting In addition, cash and checks will be accepted at the performances, with donations going to help support the cost of travel for 30 Southeast students and faculty to New York City the following week.

The dress rehearsals at the River Campus will set the stage for Southeast’s original production, “An American Hero,” to be in the national spotlight when it is performed as part of the 15th season of the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) July 23-29 in the Acorn Theatre in New York City.

Performances will offer theatre lovers the opportunity to immerse themselves in a powerful, jazz-inspired musical that tells the story of an Irish immigrant during World War II offering a human perspective never before told.


July 18
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre
518 S. Fountain St.
Cape Girardeau, MO, 63701