Thursday, January 21, 2021Pierre Players Community Theatre regretfully announces that it is canceling its next production “A Little Piece of Heaven,” which was scheduled for Feb. 26-28 and March 4-6, 2021. Due to concerns with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there were not enough people at auditions to cast the production.
Many who did audition are now involved in a one-act play titled "The First Step,” which Pierre Players will offer virtually in late February/early March. Written by Kathleen Maule Holen, the play was inspired by a true story of New Year’s resolutions, friendship and purpose in Hot Springs, S.D. Be watching for more details about how you can view the virtual production.
Pierre Players is planning to offer “A Little Piece of Heaven” at a later date to be announced. Auditions for Pierre Players’ next production, “Radium Girls,” will be held on March 1, 2021, at 7 p.m. CST at the Grand Opera House.
Pierre Players Community Theatre remains dedicated to its mission of enriching, educating and entertaining central South Dakota by engaging volunteers and audience members in the process and product of quality theater. You can support Pierre Players in this mission through making a donation, which we will use to help cover the monthly costs to keep our organization strong during this pandemic. To learn more, visit pierreplayers.com/donate.
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Donating blood is one of the easiest ways to give back to your community. Pierre Players is hosting a blood drive on Thursday, Sept. 10, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. in the Encore Room of the Grand Opera House at 109 S. Pierre St.
What do we all have in common that instantly connects us and gives us the power to do more? It’s the blood pulsing within each of us. This amazing, ever-replenishing gift is truly a natural resource that, when shared, speeds healing and provides comfort. Lifesaving blood offers second chances and many tomorrows to those who depend on it.
Each year, nearly 5 million Americans need blood transfusions. Blood helps trauma and burn patients, premature infants, heart surgery patients, organ transplant recipients and those fighting cancer, among others. In emergencies, it’s the blood already on hospital shelves that saves lives.
Schedule your appointment for Pierre Players' blood drive.
Friday, March 20, 2020
Pierre Players Community Theatre is concerned for the health and safety of our patrons, volunteers and performers. For that reason, we have decided to move back the dates for our production of “Native Gardens” by two weeks. New show dates will be May 8-10 and 14-16, with a preview performance on May 6. While the show must go on, we will continue to closely monitor the situation and follow the CDC’s recommendations. Watch our website for further changes, if necessary. Thank you for your continued patronage and support.
Monday, March 9, 2020
The Grand Opera House will open its doors for a free Family Fun Day full of dramatic experiences and interactive activities highlighting the magic of theater on Saturday, March 14, 1-4 p.m. Tour the theater and play games like Two as One, Movie Styles, Charades, Night at the Museum, Slideshow, Scream, Captain's Coming, Snap Crackle Pop, Foreign Interpreter, The Fruit Game, Detective, Unique Olympics, Improv skits and more. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
The Mario Moore concert which was to have been held on Friday, March 13, has been canceled in an effort to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. Be watching our website for details if we are able to reschedule the event.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
The public is invited to join South Dakota Public Broadcasting (SDPB) for Jazz Nightly with Karl Gehrke: Live from Pierre with the Jim Szana Trio, featuring Jim McKinney, on Wednesday, March 11, 8 p.m. at the Grand Opera House. The event is free and open to the public and can also be heard on SDPB Radio and SDPB.org.
A traditional combination of piano, bass and drums, the Jim Szana Trio formed in 1998, with Jim Szana on piano, Lonnie Schumacher on bass, and Ron Woodburn on drums. The trio offers a smooth blend of modern and classic instrumental jazz music.
The former director of bands at SDSU, Jim McKinney plays vibraphones with his group the Jim McKinney Quartet throughout South Dakota and the Midwest.
The only nightly live jazz broadcast program in the Great Plains, Jazz Nightly with Karl Gehrke can be heard weeknights at 8 p.m. on SDPB Radio and SDPB.org. For the latest playlists and artist interviews visit: https://listen.sdpb.org/programs/jazz-nightly.
Thursday, February 6, 2020
There are so many ways to participate in Pierre Players. On Thursday, Feb. 13, Pierre Players will hold a Front-of-House Hospitality Training from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Grand Opera House. Come learn about some of the small but necessary roles that help make each night of a production enjoyable for everyone who attends. We are looking for volunteers who can help with front of house activities, which includes the box office, concession stand, house managing and ushering. Most of these activities require less than two hours of your time and on your availability. At the training, we will discuss the volunteer opportunities and give a tour of the theater.
Monday, December 23, 2019Little Players will hold workshops for children in kindergarten through second grade on Jan. 18 and Feb. 1, 15 and 29, 2020. Explore the 1880s through the world of theater! Students will learn to recognize a set, practice role play, and express themselves both creatively and constructively. The mornings will be filled with drama, play acting and improvisational games to expand their talents. Limited to 18 participants. 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. Learn more.
Tuesday, August 27, 2019Pierre Players is hosting a blood drive in conjunction with our first play of the 2019-2020 season--DRACULA. The blood drive will be held on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at Pierre Players Box Office at 109 South Pierre St. Call Michele Beeler at 605.999.8503 to schedule a time or schedule a time online.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019Pierre Players will hold its 2019-2020 Membership Kickoff on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, from 4:30-7 p.m., in the Encore Room at 109 S. Pierre. St. Enjoy food, vote for your favorites from last season, take a tour of the theater and sign up to win a door prize. Learn about our exciting 2019-2020 season and sign up for your 2019-2020 membership, which starts with Dracula on September 27. You can also submit your membership form via mail.
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