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Pierre Players Awards Three Scholarships

Monday, May 4, 2020

Pierre Players is happy to announce the winners of their 2020 Scholarship. AJ Holland of Pierre, Angela Guthmiller of Onida, and Shantay Werdel of Highmore have all received a $500 scholarship toward their continued education. These students have demonstrated excellence in, growth through, and dedication to the fine arts. These scholarships are made possible by concessions purchases made at Pierre Players’ performances. Thank you for your generosity in helping to make these scholarships possible.


Native Gardens Postponed Until Summer

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
The power of Pierre Players Community Theatre lies within our community. With our community unable to gather for the foreseeable future due to COVID-19, we have decided to delay our production of “Native Gardens” with the new dates to be determined. We plan to bring you “Native Gardens” as soon as it is safe to do so, hopefully this summer. It is with heavy hearts that we have also decided to cancel “Man of La Mancha” for this summer due to the number of people and resources necessary to put on a summer musical. We know that all members of our theater community, both artists and patrons, will prevail together. Thank you for your continued patronage and support.

New Dates for Native Gardens

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.


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Pierre Players Scholarship Deadline Is March 31

Thursday, March 19, 2020
Pierre Players Community Theatre offers post secondary scholarships on a yearly basis. Funds to support the scholarships are provided by concession sales during Pierre Players productions. Awarded scholarships will be a minimum of $500, with the number of scholarships awarded each year dependent on funds available. The scholarship is based on participation in fine arts programs, activities and events. Pierre Players Community Theatre participation is given preference. Applicants must be currently enrolled in high school or higher education. Applicants may apply their senior year of high school and reapply each year as they complete their post-secondary education. Application must be completed in full and returned to Pierre Players by March 31, 2020. Winners will be announced at the end of April. More Info and the Application
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Family Fun Day

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.


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Mario Moore Concert

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.


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Jazz Nightly

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.


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Front-of-House Hospitality Training

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.


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Pierre Players Offers Scholarships

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Pierre Players Community Theatre offers post secondary scholarships on a yearly basis. Funds to support the scholarships are provided by concession sales during Pierre Players productions. Awarded scholarships will be a minimum of $500, with the number of scholarships awarded each year dependent on funds available. 

The scholarship is based on participation in fine arts programs, activities and events. Pierre Players Community Theatre participation is given preference. Scholarship awards will be disbursed directly to scholarship winners. Winners will be announced at the end of April.  

Applicants must be currently enrolled in high school or higher education. Applicants may apply their senior year of high school and reapply each year as they complete their post-secondary education. Application must be completed in full and returned to Pierre Players by March 31, 2020

Click here to view the application. 


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Little Players to Hold Theater on the Prairie Workshops

Monday, December 23, 2019
Little 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.
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