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Visit with Pierre Players at Activities Roundup: Feb. 3

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Visit with Pierre Players at Activities Roundup: Feb. 3

Pierre Players will have a table at the Activities Roundup on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 5-8 p.m., at the YMCA. Pierre Players is one of more than 35 groups attending to provide information on what programs the Pierre area has to offer. You can find out when and how to register, practice dates and meeting times, equipment/supplies required and more. Stop at the YMCA to visit all the great organizations/groups to get involved with in the Pierre area. Stop in at Pierre Players booth – we would love to visit with you.


Dakota Western Heritage Festival Concert

Friday, August 29, 2014

Dakota Western Heritage Festival Concert: September 13

Dakota Western Heritage Festival presents a concert featuring Yvonne Hollenbeck, Bonnie Krogman, Jean Prescott and Kevin Davis on Saturday, Sept. 13, 7 p.m., at the Grand Opera House. Advance tickets are $20, or $25 at the door. For tickets call 605-222-0079. The Dakota Western Heritage Festival is a celebration of Western traditions and lifestyle through poetry and music. Other events will be held Sept. 12-14 at the Expo Center in Fort Pierre, Learn more.


Oral Interpretation Showcase:December 15

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Oral Interpretation Showcase: December 15

Pierre Players is hosting the T.F. Riggs Oral Interpretation Team on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Grand Opera House. The event is open to the public with no admission. Presenters are Justin Oakland, Lydia Kanz, Sarah Kanz, Louis Mehlhaff, Grant Erwin, Joni Willoughby, Austin Lentsch, Tori Byer, Sami Paul, and Emily Nielson. 

The team received four Superior awards for the following pieces:  Newsies - Readers Theater compiled by Justin Oakland and Lydia Kanz, Beauty and the Beast - Duet by Justin Oakland and Lydia Kanz, To This Day - Poetry read by Sarah Kanz, Fat Kids on Fire - Humorous reading by Lydia Kanz. They also received a Team Excellence Award for getting four Superiors at State.

The showcase is dedicated to their coach Shane Cronin who has been fighting cancer. Audience is welcome to stay after the event to talk with the team and ask questions about Oral Interpretation.
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2013-2014 Membership Kickoff: August 27

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

2013-2014 Membership Kickoff: August 27

The public is invited to Pierre Players' 2013-2014 Membership Kickoff on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, 4-7 p.m., at the Grand Opera House. In addition to purchasing your 2013-2014 season membership, attendees can tour the Grand Opera House, learn about is history and how a production is put together. Enjoy baked goods, register to win door prizes and vote on your favorite male and female characters, set design, poster design and production from the 2012-2013 season.  View the 2013-2014 season. Learn more about season memberships.


Upper Pierre Street Celebration

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Upper Pierre Street Celebration

Pierre Players, along with the Upper Pierre Street Neighborhood, invited the public to stop by Friday, June 14, to celebrate the start of the Upper Pierre Street makeover. Pierre Players painted faces and promoted its upcoming show "Kiss Me Kate" and its children's theater performance of "The Legend of Lightning Larry." Pierre Players also decorated the front window of the Encore Room with vintage props and costumes. Stop by and check it out. View photos of the face painting and window display.

"The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later"

Monday, March 4, 2013

"The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later:" March 9

On Saturday, March 9, the cast of "The Laramie Project" will present a readers’ theater performance of "The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later," an epilogue showing what happened next and how attitudes changed in Laramie and beyond in the decade following the Matthew Shepard murder. The performance will be held in Pierre Players' Encore Room (box office/concession area) next to the Grand Opera House at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $5, and no reservations will be accepted.

Quilters Special Event

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Quilters Luncheon and Trunk Show on June 24
A special luncheon and quilters trunk show will be held at View 34 on Sunday, June 24, prior to the matinee production of "Quilters". The luncheon will begin at 11 a.m., followed by a trunk show featuring dozens of quilts made by Elizabeth Vogt and her friends. The trunk show will finish in time for the performance of "Quilters" at 2 p.m. at the Grand Opera House. The cost is $20 for members and $35 for non-members, which includes admission to the matinee performance. Reservations can be made by June 19 by calling the Box Office at 224-7826. For additional information, contact Elizabeth J. Vogt at 224-2629 or email

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Pizza Ranch Fundraiser

Monday, January 9, 2012

Pierre Players Is Holding a Fundraiser at Pizza Ranch

On Jan. 31, 2012, from 5-8 p.m. at Pizza Ranch in Fort Pierre, please come out and enjoy a wonderful night to benefit Pierre Players. You can even help Pierre Players with an order for carry-out. Anyway you slice it (cheesy isn't it), Pizza Ranch will share the night's proceeds with Pierre Players, and gratuities will be accepted. Best part... we'll clear the dishes!  Please stop for some pizza, chicken and salad bar to benefit Pierre Players. And of course there will be ice cream!

For delivery and carry out please call Pizza Ranch the evening of Jan. 31 at: 605-223-9114. 
Visit their website Pizza Ranch

If anyone is interested in volunteering to help staff the fundraiser, contact Alisa DeMers at 280-3700 or

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Upcoming Auditions!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Auditon dates have been set for "All My Sons" 

Tuesday, December 13 - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 15 - 7:00 p.m.
possible call backs Friday, December 16 - 5:00 p.m.
Grand Opera House, Pierre

Drama, written by Arthur Miller
Directed by Michael Pangburn

"All My Sons" tells the story of Joe Keller, a captain of industry during World War II, whose business partner was imprisoned some years before the play starts for selling faulty parts to an airplane manufacturer, which led to the death of American soldiers. A love affair between Keller’s son Chris, and Ann Deever – the daughter of the business partner, the bitterness of Deever’s son, who returns from the war to find his father in prison and his father’s partner free, and the reaction of a son to his father’s guilt escalate towards a climax of electrifying intensity.

Show dates are February 24-26 and March 1-3, 2012. There are parts for 5 men, 4 women and 1 young boy: character descriptions. For more information please contact Michael Pangburn at (605) 222-9138 or


Upcoming Auditions: "A Christmas Story"

Friday, September 30, 2011

Auditions to be held for: "A Christmas Story"

Sunday, October 2: 2:30 pm *** Sunday auditions will be held at SS Peter and Paul Church, in the lower level***
Monday, October 3: 7:00 pm; at the Grand Opera House

Everyone’s favorite Christmas story (excepting the original, of course) comes to life on Pierre Players' stage December 1-3 and 9-11, 2011. Jean Shepherd’s popular 1983 movie "A Christmas Story" set in 1938 in Hohman, Ind., was adapted as a play by Philip Grecian in 2000. The stage version loses none of the charm of the original as the audience revisits main character Ralphie’s ninth Christmas through the eyes of a much more mature Ralph who takes the audience down memory lane as the onstage narrator.

We follow Ralphie in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself, at Goldblatt’s Department Store. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out.”  All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a lamp shaped like a woman’s leg in a net stocking; Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios and more. 

There are parts for four adults, seven children and various other children as extras. For more information, contact director Lee Ann Smith at 224-1838 or assistant directors Nancy Baker at 224-7017 or 222-0655 or Kathleen Currey at 945-1097.

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