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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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.
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.
Kindergarten to Second Grade Students
Jan. 12, Jan. 26, Feb. 9 and Feb. 23, 2019, at 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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