ArtTalk: Sharing the fun of MU Summer Repertory Theatre

Thursday, July 18, 2013 | 4:42 p.m. CDT; updated 8:22 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, July 24, 2013

This article is a part of ArtTalk, a Missourian project inviting people from the community to tell us what’s cooking around town artistically. To submit something you're excited about and inform the community about local art, fill out the form at the bottom of this story. Find past submissions here.

Here's the latest in the series, written by Matt Ingram, who is an intern with MU Summer Repertory Theatre.

Q: What artistic project or product are you excited about?

A: MU Summer Repertory Theatre consists of a play and a musical. This year, we're playing ANYTHING GOES for the musical slot and SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL ADVENTURE for the play. I am part of the musical's ensemble.

Why are you excited, and why might other people be interested?

Summer Repertory Theatre offers the city of Columbia first class theatrical productions. From its inception, the MU Summer Repertory Theatre has challenged both actor and audience alike, providing a broad range of productions to the campus and to the people of Mid-Missouri. In 2002, Comedies in Concert was added to the summer season. SRT is the most visible cultural event staged on the MU campus during the summer months.

The really cool thing about Summer Rep is that it gives students and other Columbia residents the opportunity to do theater over summer. Some cast members are Columbia residents, some are in town for the sole purpose of being in the shows, and others are students who stuck around for several reasons, but when we come together during rehearsal, everyone's purpose is exactly the same: put on a great show. It's a fun, rewarding learning experience for everyone involved.

We still run for two more weekends (through July 28), so there is ample time for anyone interested to come out and see the shows.

For dates and ticket information, go to

Have something from Columbia’s arts and culture scene that you’d like to share with the rest of the community? Become a part of ArtTalk.

The rules? There aren’t many. Describe works of art, places, events, workshops, exhibits or anything else arts-related. The only restriction is that you can't share your own work. To submit, fill out the form below or email the same information to us at

This invitation is part of the Missourian's partnership with the Public Insight Network. Read more about that here.

Questions? Contact Joy Mayer, the Missourian's director of community outreach, at or 882-8182.

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