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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Little Players will hold auditions for "Accidental Friends" by Y York on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, 5-7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in the Youth Room. Enter the doors off Capital Avenue and follow signs down the hall.
Auditions are open for fourth through sixth grade students.The full-length production has parts for 2 boys and 2 girls.
A 12-year-old boy recovering from a head injury sits alone in his hospital room wondering why his popular friends have not come to see him. But a geeky classmate does come, and together they learn about self-confidence, loyalty and personal integrity.
Production dates are March 16 and 17, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. and March 18, 2018, at 2 p.m. For more information contact co-directors Michele Beeler and Hannah Carda at email@example.com.
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Plains Folk and Ramblin' Rangers will hold a concert at the Grand Opera House Saturday, Oct. 21, 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. Plains Folk from Pierre has evolved over the last 10 years, beginning as a simple wish to play and sing some of the old folk and gospel music many of us grew up on. The Ramblin' Rangers from Hot Springs offer some of the most smoothly rendered cowboy music in the southern Black Hills. Admission to the concert is a free will offering.
Monday, May 15, 2017
Pierre Players Lighting Workshop: June 10
Lights and sound are two of the many important aspects to a Pierre Players' production. The subtle transition in lighting can change the mood of the moment. The right sounds can transport our audience into the setting of the story on the stage before them. Pierre Players will hold a lighting workshop on Saturday, June 10, 2017, 9 a.m. to noon. Become acquainted with our light board under the guidance of our new volunteer and veteran lighting designer, Steve Mezger. Connect with new and regular volunteers in local community theater. Learn the magic that happens behind the scenes of productions. This workshop is available to all ages and levels of experience at no cost. We just ask that you RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can plan accordingly.
Monday, May 15, 2017
Little Players Children's Theater Camp: June 19-24
Would you like to act in a real live play? Build the set? Lean all the behind-the-scenes tricks to creating a live performance? Little Players (a part of Pierre Players) will hold its children's theater camp for children going into the third through fifth grades on June 19-24, 2017, at 3-5 p.m. Based on the book "The Day the Crayons Quit" by Drew Daywalt, the camp will include four days of games and activities based on theater skills. Participants will tie-die shirts, build a giant crayon box, write their own letters/scripts, create a mural based on their letters/scripts and prepare to present their letters to an audience. Participants will then perform on Saturday, June 24, 10 a.m. at the Steamboat Park Amphitheater during Oahe Days. The workshop cost is free, but space is limited. The deadline to apply is May 31. Apply for the workshop. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Flat Building Workshop: March 11, 2017
Pierre Players will hold a flat building workshop on Saturday, March 11, 9 a.m. at the Grand Opera House. This will be a hands-on workshop as we are in need of new flats for our upcoming productions. We will be constructing 10 new flats, as well as recovering some of our older frames. Bring your drills and staplers! If you plan to attend, email Pierre Players so we can plan for lunch accordingly and have enough supplies. All are invited to help and learn.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Annual Membership Meeting: September 21, 2015
Pierre Players will hold its annual membership meeting on Monday, Sept. 21, 5:30 p.m. in the Encore Room of the Grand Opera House. All season membership holders are encouraged to attend. The meeting is brief and provides information on the current state of the organization, its finances and plans for the future. The agenda includes reports from Pierre Players’ president and committees, the yearly financial statement and the election of two new Board of Governors members. Those retiring from the Board include Alisa DeMers and Roxanne Giedd. Three individuals submitted letters of interest in the openings. The slate of candidates the Board of Governors has voted to recommend at the annual membership meeting is Nick Carda and Greg Peters. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor during the meeting.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Membership Kickoff Set for August 13
Pierre Players will hold its 2015 Membership Kickoff on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, 4-7 p.m. Vote for your favorite female character, male character, set design, poster design and production from our 2014-2015 season. Tour the Grand Opera House and find answers to clues to learn about the upcoming season, the Grand Opera House and Pierre Players, and register for prizes. Enjoy a dinner of pulled pork sandwiches, chips and homemade baked good. And of course purchase your 2015-2016 season membership. Learn more.
Monday, May 11, 2015
Cinderella Twist Summer Workshop: June 15-20
Pierre Players is offering a theater workshop for students entering third through fifth grades June 15-19, 3-5 p.m., at the Grand Opera House. The workshop offers instruction in expression, movement, costume, and set design and will conclude with a readers’ theater production at the Steamboat Park Amphitheater on June 20, 2015, 10:00 a.m. during Oahe Days. The children will present Cinderella Bigfoot and Bubba, the Cowboy Prince along with a couple of poems. These creative interpretations of the classic story will have you rolling with laughter!
Fliers will be sent home with the eligible students in May. For more information, contact Michele Beeler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 605.999.8503. Learn more.
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