Prospective Students

Imagine yourself studying theatre at Sam Houston
State University

Prospective students will find themselves participating in an active, hands on program based on solid theoretical principles. Theatre majors will be involved in a field of study which encompasses acting, directing, technical theatre, costume, lighting and set design, stage makeup, stage management, theatre history and dramatic theory and criticism. Musical theatre majors find themselves taking classes in voice, musicianship, and dance, in addition to those courses already mentioned.

Students are eligible to be cast in the main season shows every semester as well as to be given leadership responsibilities in design, stage management, directing and technical theatre. As student’s progress in their primary area of interest they may be chosen to design, stage manage, or direct a production. This allows each student to develop a strong resume before graduation.

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Message from the Chair

Faculty Chair Penelope A. Hasekoester welcomes prospective students to the Theatre and Musical Theatre program at Sam Houston State University.

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Auditions

Auditions are a big part of the theatre program at SHSU! Learn about application auditions for the musical theatre program, scholarship audtitions and auditions for shows.

Audition information

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Scholarships

Scholarship information for current and prospective theatre and musical theatre students.

Scholarship information

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Academic Programs

The Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre and Musical Theater. Additionally, a Bachelor of Arts in Teaching.

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Frequently Asked Questions

You've got questions and we have answers! See some of our most common questions and locate the best person to send your question to.

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Department of Theatre & Musical Theatre
Box 2297, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX 77341-2297
Phone: (936) 294-1329 | E-mail: theatre@shsu.edu


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