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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Dracula Drive

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Pierre 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.
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Pierre Players Membership Kickoff

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Pierre 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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Pierre Players Annual Membership Meeting

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Pierre Players will hold its Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, 7 p.m., in the Encore Room at 109 S. Pierre St. 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.
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Play Your Role in Pierre Players

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Help play a part in the arts! Pierre Players Community Theatre has 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. The deadline to apply is August 15. For more information, talk to a current board member or email info@pierreplayers.com.

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Little Players 2018-2019 Workshops

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.
Fee: $10

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

 

Monkeyin’ Around
Kindergarten to Second Grade Students
Jan. 12, Jan. 26, Feb. 9 and Feb. 23, 2019, at 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Fee: $10

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 littleplayers605@gmail.com


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Pierre Players Membership Kickoff

Monday, August 6, 2018

Pierre Players will hold its 2018-2019 Membership Kickoff on Thursday, Aug. 23, from 4-7 p.m., in the Encore Room at 109 S. Pierre. St. Turn in your 2018-2019 membership form, enjoy tours of the Grand Opera House and refreshments, and sign up to win fun door prizes. 2018-2019 Membership Form


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