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Curtains for West Side Story: Western Playhouse suspended for 2017 season

Due to a drastic cut in state allocations, Western has suspended the theater program Western Playhouse for the 2017 season. Making its debut in 2012, Western Playhouse is an equity theater company that performs three full length productions per summer and casts actors, dancers and stage technicians from across the country. The program was created to give Western students an... Read More

Blockbuster summer for Western

                    (photos from Bringing quality performances to Missouri Western is about more than just a unique learning experience for students, it's about building a community around MWSU. This past summer Western faculty have been hard at work bringing in some high profile musicals and some top-notch performers to perform at the... Read More

Western Playhouse gives Western a star-filled summer relationship

Students Kyle Minx and Morgan Breckenridge dance to Beyonce's "Single Ladies" as Snoopy and Sally in Western Playhouse's "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown." Missouri Western fell in a new relationship this summer -- and now it’s getting pretty serious.  This summer romance had sparks, cheers, laughter, play and chatter and is hoping to heat up... Read More