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Now Showing: Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific

Set in an island paradise during World War II, two parallel love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. "South Pacific" won 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Libretto, and it is the only musical production to win Tony Awards in all four acting categories. Its return to Broadway in 2008 was a strong success, winning seven Tonys including Best Musical Revival. Production dates are July 25-27, July 31 and Aug. 1-3, with a preview performance on July 21. Pierre Players is offering past and current military members a reduced ticket price of $10 to see South Pacific to thank them for their service.  Learn more about the show. Due to street construction, parking around the theater is limited. Patrons are encouraged to pick up their tickets early. See a map of area parking.

Upcoming Auditions: Wait Until Dark

Auditions for the mystery/drama "Wait Until Dark" will be held Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, with callbacks on Aug. 4, 2014, 7 p.m. at the Grand Opera House. There are parts for 6 men, 1 woman and 1 young girl. Production dates are Sept. 26-28 and Oct. 2-4, 2014, with a preview performance on Sept. 24. For more information, contact director Alisa DeMers at 605.280.3700 or assistant director Kimberly ZerrLearn more.

Bach Society of South Dakota - Young Artists Concert

The Bach Society of South Dakota will present its first-ever concert performance in Pierre on Thursday, Aug. 7, 6:30 p.m., at the Grand Opera House. The concert will feature the music of the composer Johann Sebastian Bach, as well as other composers of the Baroque Era. The performers will consist primarily of local young artists. Admission is free. For more information, contact John Johnson at 605.545.6229 or via email.

Pierre Players Unveils 2014-2015 Season

Pierre Players' 2014-2015 season features a mystery/drama in the fall, holiday drama in December, comedy/farce in the winter, romantic comedy in the spring, and a musical in the summer. The new lineup is "Wait Until Dark," "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play," "Suite Surrender," Almost, Maine," and "Little Shop of Horrors." Season memberships will go on sale during "South Pacific" and will be available at Pierre Players' Membership Kickoff on Aug. 19., 4-7 p.m. in the Encore Room.

2014-2015 Membership Kickoff: August 19

The community is invited to attend Pierre Players'  2014-2015 Membership Kickoff on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 4-7 p.m., in the Encore Room (Pierre Players Box Office). Vote for your favorite female character, male character, set design, poster design and production from this past season. Register for door prizes, take a picture in a Pierre Players 2014-2015 production scene and enjoy homemade baked good. And of course purchase your 2014-2015 season membership.

Pierre Players Seeks Candidates for Four Board Openings

Pierre Players is currently seeking candidates for four upcoming openings on its Board of Governors. Terms begin in September and are for three years. Elections will take place at the annual membership meeting on Thursday, Sept. 11, 5:30 p.m., in the Encore Room. Anyone interested in serving on Pierre Players Board of Governors must send a letter of interest including involvement in Pierre Players and/or past theater experience and why you are interested in serving on the Board of Governors. Letters are due Monday, Aug. 18. Please email your letter of interest to Pierre Players or speak to any Board member.

Children's Theater Production: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

Pierre Players will present the children's theater production "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing" on April 9-11, 2015. This show is an additional, off-season production and not part of the 2014-2015 membership. Auditions have been set for Feb. 16-17, 2015. There are parts for 7 children, 3-7 men and 3-8 women. Learn more.

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