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Pierre Players to Hold 2023 Season Kickoff on November 5

Thursday, October 27, 2022
Are you anxiously awaiting to learn which productions Pierre Players will bring to the stage in 2023? Make plans to attend Pierre Players 2023 Season Kickoff on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, 4-6 p.m. at the St. Charles Lounge. Patrons can purchase their 2023 season membership, learn about next season’s shows, and enjoy snacks and drinks. Directors will also be on hand to talk about their productions and answer any questions.
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Haunted Theater Tours & Fall Festival Activities

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Pierre Players Little Players will host haunted theater tours and fall festival activities on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, 5-10 p.m. at the Grand Opera House.

Try not to cringe at each creak in the floor as you explore the dark depths of the Grand Opera House. Built in 1908, the theater has seen its share of sinister and spooky scenes. There will be ghosts, witches, and all sorts of haunts to make your skin crawl. The event will also include an apple bar, pumpkin painting, mask creating, and more in the Encore Room (Box Office) for those who aren't quite old enough or interested in the scary stuff.

The entrance fee is $5 per person. The event is being supported with funds from the Pierre/Fort Pierre Community Foundation Grant.


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Help Spruce up the Grand Opera House

Monday, August 15, 2022

It is time for the interior of the Grand Opera House to get a fresh coat of paint!

Pierre Players is painting the audience area of the Grand Opera house on Saturday, Aug. 27, and Sunday, 28, 2022, starting at 9 a.m. each morning. Come either day or both days—we appreciate whatever you can fit into your schedule.

If you plan to help, please send us a quick email at info@pierreplayers.com so we have an estimate of how many volunteers to expect. Or if you find that you have some time to lend us a hand that weekend, just stop by. If we have enough help, we will make quick work of this project.


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Saturday ‘Night’ at the Met to Feature Local Artwork and Musical Numbers from Pierre Players’ ‘Ordinary Days’

Thursday, March 31, 2022
Join the cast of Pierre Players' upcoming production “Ordinary Days” on Saturday, April 9, for Saturday "Night" at the Met at Waterfront Gallery for the Arts at 207 E. Missouri Ave., Suite 1A, in Pierre.

The event will begin at 5 p.m., and the public is invited to view the gallery's artwork and enjoy a refreshment. At 5:30 p.m., “Ordinary Days” Director Lydia Kanz will speak about the upcoming production, and the cast will perform musical selections from the show.

Pierre Players representatives will also be on hand to visit about the community theater and its current season, as well as Waterfront Gallery for the Arts Owner Jennifer Kanz to visit about the new gallery.

“Saturday ‘Night’ at the Met is a great opportunity to support the talents of local artists in our community,” said Pierre Players President Alisa Bousa. “The public is invited to view artwork by local artists on display at the new Waterfront Gallery for the Arts and to hear a preview of musical numbers from Pierre Players’ next production, ‘Ordinary Days.’”

Show dates for “Ordinary Days” are April 29-30 and May 5-7 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee on May 1 at 2 p.m. Tickets go on sale April 18. Stop by the box office at 109 S. Pierre St. or call 605.224.7826.

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Pierre Players to Hold Flat Building Workshop

Sunday, November 28, 2021
On Saturday, Dec. 11, Pierre Players will hold a flat building workshop at 10 a.m. CST at the Grand Opera House. The workshop will be led by Scott Hipple, who has built numerous Pierre Players’ sets. Volunteers will replace the canvas on 10-foot flats used for set construction. Volunteers are also needed to help with other maintenance at the Grand Opera House, such as organizing the paint room, re-numbering audience seats and rows, and painting the Encore Room/Box Office. For more information about the workshop, upcoming Pierre Players productions, auditioning or getting involved, email info@pierreplayers.com.
 

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Discovery Center Partners with Pierre Players to Present "Silent Sky"

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Join us for a one-time, special performance of the play "Silent Sky" by Lauren Gunderson on Friday, Dec. 10, at the Grand Opera House. The performance is part of the South Dakota Discovery Center's Learning for the Universe Celebration of the Webb Space Telescope Launch.

Special features of this performance include a star show using the Discovery Center's latest technology, hands-on activities about the Webb Space Telescope and a discussion about Henrietta Leavitt, women in science and the Webb Space telescope.


Doors for "Silent Sky" open at 6 p.m., with special displays in the the Grand Opera House Box Office (Encore Room). The performance is at 7 p.m., with a discussion following the show. The performance is supported in part by a grant from the South Dakota Humanities Council and in partnership with Pierre Players Community Theatre.

Learn more and purchase a show ticket.


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A Prairie Christmas at the Grand Opera House

Friday, November 12, 2021
You hear it every Christmas on KRRC's radio station; now "A Prairie Christmas" is coming to Pierre. Open your heart and step up your holiday spirit with this family-friendly performance. Jeff Gould takes the stage at the Grand Opera House on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, to combine stories, memories, nostalgia and everyone's favorite Christmas music to delight folks of all ages. Sponsored by KCCR, "A Prairie Christmas" features Gould with renowned composer, pianist and singer Dan Schwartz. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. Purchase your ticket online or stop by the KCCR radio station at 106 W. Capitol Ave. in Pierre. Purchase your ticket.
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Pierre Players to Hold Performance Lighting and Flat Building Workshops

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Pierre Players is excited to bring Black Hills Community Theatre Technical Director Rodger Hartley to the Grand Opera House for a workshop on performance lighting on Nov. 20-21.

 

A Pierre native and former Pierre Players volunteer, Hartley has extensive knowledge of the lighting set up and light board at the Grand Opera House. He will demonstrate how to set up a repertoire lighting configuration for Pierre Players’ stage and teach volunteers how to customize the lights and control board.

 

On Saturday, Nov. 20, the workshop will focus on lighting theory and how to move and adjust the lights. The training will involve climbing ladders. On Sunday, Nov. 21, the focus will be on how to program the control board to make the performance light cues flow seamlessly. Workshop times on both days are 1-7 p.m. CST at the Grand Opera House at 109 S. Pierre St. in Pierre.

 

Theater lighting is used to draw focus to the character or element it is highlighting. It can be used to separate a character from the backdrop and surrounding characters, often for an important piece of dialog or to emphasize the action, emotion or expression of the character.

 

On Saturday, Dec. 11, Pierre Players will hold a flat building workshop at 10 a.m. CST at the Grand Opera House. The workshop will be led by Scott Hipple, who has built numerous Pierre Players’ sets. Volunteers will replace the canvas on 10-foot flats used for set construction. Volunteers are also needed to help with other maintenance at the Grand Opera House, such as organizing the paint room, re-numbering audience seats and rows, and painting the Encore Room/Box Office.

 

For more information about the workshops, upcoming Pierre Players productions, auditioning or getting involved, visit pierreplayers.com or email info@pierreplayers.com.


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Pierre Players to Host Blood Drive

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Pierre Players is hosting a community blood drive with Vitalant on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, from 3:45 to 6:15 p.m. at the Grand Opera House.

Blood is a perishable product that can only come from volunteer blood donors. With someone in the U.S. needing blood every two seconds, blood products must be constantly replenished, according to the Red Cross.

For more information or to make an appointment to donate, call 605.999.8503 or sign up online at Vitalant.org with sponsor code Players.
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Man of La Mancha Armor Making Workshop

Thursday, June 3, 2021
Ever wanted to help with a play but never seem to have enough time? Now is your chance! Pierre Players needs several suits of armor for the cast of Man of La Mancha. Cosplay expert, Kalder Ness, is going to show Pierre Players how to make helmets and breast plates out of foam. Come make a costume for Man of La Mancha and learn a new skill for your next costume need. The workshop will be held Saturday, June 5, at 4 p.m. CST at the Grand Opera House, 109 S. Pierre St., Pierre. Learn more about the production
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