Hannah-Leigh Baker said, "This isn't the education my mom is paying for, it's not the education I'm going to be paying for for the next 20 years."
Student Caitlin Avant said, "I worked here and cried in here. It hurts my heart. I'm very, very disappointed."
University administrators closed the workspace known as the Techionary last year, saying a fire marshal's report mandated they deal with electrical and maintenance issues that could be hazardous to student safety. This week they announced it would remain closed for the rest of the Spring season and they don't have a temporary solution.
"One of my professors told me you are now the stage manager of air. Nothing, there is nothing there," said Natasha Rackley.
Right now that means no acting, no lighting and no set designing.
Student Sarah Linker said, "I'm a makeup artist. I work back stage and to not be able to do it hurts a lot, it's a big deal for me."
"Devastating. I still haven't gotten over it, probably won't," Rosalyn Moix added.
Even alumni are speaking out hoping the legacy they've built will remain.
"We have talked and talked this up to our kids and to our students, what now? What are they going to have to go to," said Jennifer McNeely.
Now these students say their voices have become their only weapon in their fight to hold on to what they love.
Colton Holder said, "Clich as it is, the show must go on."
The director says she was too emotional to speak on camera, but is disappointed by the lack of support from the university. As far as other options, right now, another school has offered to let the students enroll late, but the director does not want to dismantle the program.