Little Players 2018-2019 Workshops

Monday, August 20, 2018

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. Little Players has announced its 2018-2019 Workshops


The Kidz Variety Show
Third to Fifth Grade Students
Sept. 8, Sept. 22, Oct. 13 and Oct. 27, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Fee: $10

The students will explore acting principles of drama, design a set, and develop characters through skits, improvisational games and backstage techniques. By the end of the series, the participants will create their own variety show of their favorite skits and improv learned through Little Players. Limited to 18 participants. View the sign up form


*The Kidz Variety Show will also be held at the Onida Elementary School on Sept. 2 and Oct. 13, 2018, from 2 to 5 p.m. View the sign up form


Monkeyin’ Around
Kindergarten to Second Grade Students
Jan. 12, Jan. 26, Feb. 9 and Feb. 23, 2019, at 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Fee: $10

The students will do an in-depth study of three short plays over the course of four workshops. Each month, they will explore a different play to recognize set design, dramatize a character and explain ways to improve personal role playing. By looking at a set of plays, they will learn to express personal likes and dislikes about various dramatic works and recognize quality theater structures. Limited to 18 participants. View the sign up form.


For more information contact co-directors Michele Beeler and Hannah Carda at


Pierre Players Membership Kickoff

Monday, August 6, 2018

Pierre Players will hold its 2018-2019 Membership Kickoff on Thursday, Aug. 23, from 4-7 p.m., in the Encore Room at 109 S. Pierre. St. Turn in your 2018-2019 membership form, enjoy tours of the Grand Opera House and refreshments, and sign up to win fun door prizes. 2018-2019 Membership Form


Pierre Players Annual Membership Meeting

Monday, August 6, 2018

Pierre Players will hold its Annual Membership Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 6:30 p.m., in the Encore Room at 109 S. Pierre St. Season membership holders are encouraged to attend the Annual Membership Meeting to learn about the state of the organization and the plans for the future.


Curious George and the Curious Meatball

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Everyone’s favorite curious little monkey is back and better than ever. George only waited for an entire year for the annual All-You-Can-Eat Meatball Day and is not about to let Phinneas T. Lightspeed ruin the fun. Watch as George sets off on a world-wide mission to save Chef Pisghetti’s meatball reputation and the Golden Meatball Festival. Storybook Land Theatre from Aberdeen will present "Curious George and the Curious Meatball" on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, 2 p.m., at the Grand Opera House in Pierre. Admission is only $1 at the door.


Pierre Players Announces 2018-2019 Season

Monday, June 18, 2018

Pierre Players is excited to announce the lineup of its 2018-2019 season.

  • Fall: The Charitable Sisterhood of the Second Trinity Victory Church, a comedy by Bo Wilson
  • Winter I: Whodunnit, Darling?, a mystery/comedy by Charles Edward Pogue & Larry Drake
  • Winter II: Bill W. and Dr. Bob, a drama by Samuel Shem & Janet Surrey
  • Spring: Born Yesterday, a dramatic comedy by Garson Kanin
  • Summer: Peter and the Starcatcher, a musical by Rick Elice with music by Wayne Barker

Be watching for more details to come, including audition dates and show dates for all of the shows.


Auditions for "Cookin' With Gus'

Friday, January 5, 2018

Pierre Players will hold auditions for the comedy "Cookin' With Gus' by Jim Brochu on Monday, March 5, 2018, 7 p.m. at the Grand Opera House. There are parts for two males and two females.“Cookin’ With Gus” brings together four unlikely characters in a stew of hijinks and hilarity.

Gussie Richardson is a famous food columnist and cookbook author. Her agent comes to tell her she’s been offered her own daily network television show. She wants to do it, but her boyfriend, Walter, is dead set against it, and Gussie discovers she has stage fright and can’t open her mouth in front of a camera. Everybody tries to help her get over it . . . Walter through hypnotism, Bernie her agent by threats; and even wacky Gypsy Carmen from next door casts spells. Just when she thinks she's cured, the taping turns into a comic nightmare concluding in an all out food fight that almost ends the show and her relationship.

Show dates are April 27-29 and May 3-5, 2018, with a preview performance on April 25, 2018.

For more information, contact Director Katie Duenwald at Learn more


Auditions for Children's Production

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Little Players will hold auditions for "Accidental Friends"  by Y York on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, 5-7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in the Youth Room. Enter the doors off Capital Avenue and follow signs down the hall.

Auditions are open for fourth through sixth grade students.The full-length production has parts for 2 boys and 2 girls.

A 12-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. For more information contact co-directors Michele Beeler and Hannah Carda at


Plains Folk & Ramblin' Rangers Concert: October 21

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Plains Folk and Ramblin' Rangers will hold a concert at the Grand Opera House Saturday, Oct. 21, 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. Plains Folk from Pierre has evolved over the last 10 years, beginning as a simple wish to play and sing some of the old folk and gospel music many of us grew up on. The Ramblin' Rangers from Hot Springs offer some of the most smoothly rendered cowboy music in the southern Black Hills. Admission to the concert is a free will offering.


Interested in Joining Our Board....

Friday, August 4, 2017

Pierre Players is looking for two Board members who will be active in the organization. Those wanting to serve on the Board do not need any theatrical experience. Must be available to help with box office for each show and attend monthly meetings and committee meetings. Submit a letter of interest to The deadline to apply is Aug. 31, 2017.


Membership Kickoff: August 17

Friday, August 4, 2017

Pierre Players will hold its 2017-2018 Membership Kickoff on Thursday, Aug. 17, 4-7 p.m, in the Encore Room at the Grand Opera House. Come tour the Grand Opera House, enjoy refreshments, have your photo taken in our photo booth, sign up for a chance to win fun door prizes, learn about volunteer opportunities, and most importantly purchase your 2017-2018 season membership.

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