Fall 2015

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

by John Cameron Mitchell, music and lyrics by Stephen Trask

Directed by Chris Oliver

A musical rock concert that tells the tale of the rise and fall of an East German rock star. The show originated off-Broadway in 1998, and is currently playing to great acclaim on Broadway in a Tony Award-winning production; Hedwig has been portrayed by such stars such as Neil Patrick Harris, Michael C. Hall, Taye Diggs, and Darren Criss. Bring an open mind and we’ll take a walk on the wild side!

7:30 pm: October 22-24 and 29-31
10:30 pm: October 23-24 and 30-31
2:00 pm: November 1
Corner Playhouse

Want’s Unwisht Work

by Kirk Wood Bromley

Directed by David Crespy

A gloriously madcap verse comedy by an off-off-Broadway playwright, the play is a rollicking post-modern, gender-switched, parody of the Bard’s Love’s Labor’s Lost, written entirely in Shakespearesque verse. Four women start a think tank of feminist studies in 1990s Athens, Georgia, with no men allowed–and of course, they gallop in anyway! Hilarity, hijinks, and an explosion of dangerously deranged doggerel ensues.

7:30 pm: November 11-14  
2:00 pm: November 15
Rhynsburger Theatre

Mizzou New Play Series

Artistic Director, Dr. David Crespy

Be in the front row as our talented playwrights spin tales of daring, drama, and desperate desire! Each spring brings a festival of exciting new plays to the MU stage, developed during MU’s nationally recognized Missouri Playwrights Workshop, which has received over 50 awards from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.

7:30 pm: February 9-13
2:00 pm: February 14
Corner Playhouse, tickets at the door on first come basis $5

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

by Tom Stoppard

Directed by Dr. Suzanne Burgoyne

What does the world of Hamlet look like from the viewpoint of two minor characters? Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are just trying to live their little lives when they get thrust onto the world stage and into a tragedy they can’t comprehend. Playing witty word games to pass their time offstage, they turn Shakespeare’s masterpiece into Stoppard’s existential comedy. So who’s to blame when they end up dead?

7:30 pm: February 24-27
2:00 pm: February 28
Rhynsburger Theatre

Booby Hatch: a hysterical musicale and other plays

Artistic director, Dr. Heather Carver

This is the third autobiographical play from Heather Carver whose award-winning plays, Booby Prize and Booby Trap, have been performed across the U.S. and abroad. Drawing upon her experiences since her diagnosis with breast cancer, it features song, dance, and entertaining surprises. Other plays will be performed by MU graduate students, performed alongside, and in conjunction with, the True/False Film festival.

7:30 pm: March 2-5
2:00 pm: March 6
Corner Playhouse

Chancellor’s Arts Showcase

featuring works by William Shakespeare

April 11 at the Missouri Theatre

Much Ado About Nothing

by William Shakespeare

Directed by Dr. Cheryl Black

A rollicking revival of Shakespeare¹s classic comedy Much Ado About Nothing, adapted by Cheryl Black and Patricia Downey and featuring the Bard’s most memorable romantic couple, the witty, sexy, self-delusional merry warriors, Beatrice and Benedict, a bad-to-the-bone bastard brother, a maligned maiden, a hilariously inept police force, and a Doo Wop Chorus. Hope you can join us!

7:30 pm: April 27-30
2:00 pm: May 1
Rhynsburger Theatre

Box Office


Box Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 2:00-5:00 pm and one hour before curtain for all performances

Rhynsburger Theatre Lobby 2p-5p Mon-Fri
and one hour before performance
(573) 882-PLAY (7529)


Missouri Theater, 203 S. Ninth St. 9a-5p Mon-Fri
(573) 882-3781

Ticket Prices

All Tickets $12

Group discounts available, please call.

Mizzou New Play Series and Comedies in Concert tickets at the door, on first come basis $5 Doors at 7:00 pm.

Life and Literature Series FREE

Two Complementary tickets per show for retired MU Faculty and Staff. Requires MU ID and signature at Box Office.


  • Paid ticket orders received within one week of the performance date will be held at the box office.
  • Tickets may be exchanged on a space available basis.
  • All Sales Are Final. NO REFUNDS.
  • Exchanges are limited by our ticket exchange policy, available at the Box Office.
  • No children under the age of five will be admitted.
  • Cameras and all other recording devices are prohhibted in the theatre during performances.

How to Order

There are several convenient ways to purchase tickets for an MU Theatre production.

ONLINE: Please follow the links below to purchase tickets online.

BY PHONE: Phone purchases can be made with payment by Visa/Mastercard/Discover Card. Call (573) 882-PLAY. (NOTE: If you receive the answering machine during regular box office hours, our workers are assisting other customers. Please, leave your name, phone number, the show you wish to attend and the number of tickets you will need. A box office employee will return your call at the first available opportunity.)

BY MAIL: Mail your ticket request to Rhynsburger Theatre, 129 Fine Arts Building, Columbia, MO 65211.

IN PERSON: THE MU THEATRE BOX OFFICE is located in the Rhynsburger Theatre lobby in the Fine Arts Building on the MU campus located at the southwest corner of Hitt Street & University Avenue. We have a 15-minute parking space for ticket buyers on the west side of the Rhynsburger Theatre. Call the Box Office at (573) 882-PLAY to verify opening hours and days.

Curtain Times

All weekday and Saturday performances, unless otherwise noted, are at 7:30 P.M .

All Sunday performances, unless otherwise noted, are at 2 P.M.

Request a Brochure

If you would like a brochure, please contact us to request a copy:
MUTheatreUpdate@missouri.edu or
(573) 882-2021
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