"The Three Musketeers"
February 23, 24, 25*, 2018 (Fri, Sat, Sun*)
March 1, 2, 3, 2018 (Thu, Fri, Sat)
Grand Opera House, Pierre, SD
Preview Performance: February 21, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Preview tickets are $5 at the door.
Tickets On Sale: February 12, 2018
Doors Open at 7:00 p.m., Performance at 7:30 p.m.
*Sunday Matinee Doors Open at 1:30 p.m., Performance at 2 p.m.
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Dramatic Comedy by Ken Ludwig
Adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas
Director Jennifer Kanz
Auditions: Auditions will be held Monday and Tuesday, December 4-5, 2017, 7 p.m. at the Grand Opera House. There are parts for 8 males and 4 females. For more information, contact Director Jennifer Kanz at 605.220.0364 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This adaptation is based on the timeless swashbuckler by Alexandre Dumas, a tale of heroism, treachery, close escapes and above all, honor. The story, set in 1625, begins with d’Artagnan who sets off for Paris in search of adventure. Along with d’Artagnan goes Sabine, his sister, the quintessential tomboy. Sent with d’Artagnan to attend a convent school in Paris, she poses as a young man – d’Artagnan's servant – and quickly becomes entangled in her brother’s adventures.
Soon after reaching Paris, d’Artagnan encounters the greatest heroes of the day, Athos, Porthos and Aramis, the famous musketeers, and he joins forces with his heroes to defend the honor of the Queen of France. In so doing, he finds himself in opposition to the most dangerous man in Europe, Cardinal Richelieu. Even more deadly is the infamous Countess de Winter, known as Milady, who will stop at nothing to revenge herself on d’Artagnan – and Sabine – for their meddlesome behavior. Little does Milady know that the young girl she scorns, Sabine, will ultimately save the day.
“[A] slick, swashbuckling romp that cleverly updates the Dumas novel... Ken Ludwig’s new version of the story simply refreshes it, distilling its energy and strengthening its timeless appeal.” – The Guardian
“The Three Musketeers” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.