About the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall
Welcome to the home of Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker in Cape Girardeau! At Southeast Missouri State University, and adjacent to the seminary building, is the Cultural Arts Center which contains Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall. The 950-seat Bedell Performance Hall is a state-of-the-art performance space in which plays, musicals, large instrumental and vocal music concerts, and dance concerts are produced. A professional-sized orchestra pit can accommodate up to 20 musicians. Southeast Missouri State University is ranked as "Best in the Midwest" by US News & World Report as one the top liberal arts educations at an affordable price, and the Department of Theatre & Dance is one of the preeminent professional training programs in the prestigious Holland School and its world-class River Campus facilities, Missouri's only separate campus solely devoted to the arts. This arts school and campus opened in 2007.