Little Players


Little Players’ mission is to foster an appreciation of community theater and encourage self-development through the dramatic arts as students learn the skills and technical aspects of theater. For more information contact co-directors Michele Beeler and Hannah Carda at


Children's Workshops

Space is limited to 12 students in each workshop.


Around the World Workshop (grades  3-5): $10

Sept. 23, Oct. 28 and Nov. 18, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Participants will discuss theater terms and vocabulary, learn how to read a script and its different elements, practice reading with inflection, explore the stage and stage directions, practice how to study/learn lines independently, and experiment with improv. Finally, we will perform plays from “Around the World" at 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 18.


Where the Wild Things Are (grades K-2): $10

Jan. 13 , Feb. 10 and March 10, 2018, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Tour the Grand Opera House, explore the book and movie “Where the Wild Things Are” by creating puppets to retell the story and exploring expression through voice.Then we will incorporate theater games focused on movement to explore expression through the body. On March 10 at 11:30 a.m., we will perform our version of “Where the Wild Things Are.”


Children's Production: "Accidental Friends" 

This spring, we will do a full-length production for children in third through sixth grades. Auditions will be Jan. 28, 2018, with parts for 2 males and 2 females.


“Accidental Friends” by Y York

A twelve-year-old boy recovering from a head injury sits alone in his hospital room wondering why his popular friends have not come to see him. But a geeky classmate does come, and together they learn about self-confidence, loyalty and personal integrity. Production dates are March 16 and 17, 2018,  at 7:30 p.m. and March 18, 2018, at 2 p.m.


Children's Summer Camp: June 18-23, 2018

Beginners: $5
“The Legend of Lightning Larry” by Aaron Shepherd
This is an opportunity for third to fifth graders to explore the world of theater June 18-23, 2018, 3-5 p.m. We will use script writing, costuming, set building and games to introduce the basic skills of theater. The camp ends with a performance at Oahe Days on Saturday morning. Space is limited to 28 students.


Advanced: $5

“Peddler Polly and the Story Stealer” by Aaron Shepherd
This is the next step in discovering the world of theater for students in fourth to fifth grade. Students need to have participated in our previous summer camp or full length production. We will use games, short skits and improv to develop skills and will explore more technical aspects of theater June 18-23, 2018, 3-5 p.m. The camp ends with a performance at Oahe Days on Saturday morning. Space is limited to 15 students.


Our Mission

Pierre Players Community Theatre enriches, educates and entertains central South Dakota by engaging volunteers and audience members in the process and product of quality theater.

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