Pierre Players Fall 2020 Backstage Newsletter

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Pierre Players Fall 2020 Backstage Newsletter is now available. Read news from our past year, how the pandemic will not stop Pierre Players, what we have in the works for our 2020-2021 season and news from Little Players Children's Theatre.

Read the 2020 newsletter.


Pierre Players to Host Blood Drive

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.


Annual Membership Meeting

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Pierre Players will hold its Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, 6 p.m., at the Grand Opera House. Season membership holders are encouraged to attend the Annual Membership Meeting to learn about the state of the organization and the plans for the future.

Memberships for the 2020-2021 season are now available. You can purchase your membership online this year or print off the form and mail in your payment.

Purchase your membership


Play Your Role in Pierre Players: Apply to Join the Board

Monday, July 20, 2020

Help play a part in the arts! Pierre Players Community Theatre has two open seats on its Board of Governors. Pierre Players is looking for Board members who will be enthusiastic and active in the organization for a three-year term. Those wanting to serve do not need any theatrical experience. They must be able to help the organization set and achieve its growth and development goals, plus help in the Box Office. The deadline to apply is August 20, 2020. For more information, talk to a current Board member or email a letter of interest including a little about yourself and why you are interested in joining Pierre Players Board at

View Pierre Players Board of Governors


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.


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

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.


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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