Category: News

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. 


Pierre Players Announces 2018-2019 Season

Monday, June 18, 2018

Pierre Players is excited to announce the lineup of its 2018-2019 season.

  • Fall: The Charitable Sisterhood of the Second Trinity Victory Church, a comedy by Bo Wilson
  • Winter I: Whodunnit, Darling?, a mystery/comedy by Charles Edward Pogue & Larry Drake
  • Winter II: Bill W. and Dr. Bob, a drama by Samuel Shem & Janet Surrey
  • Spring: Born Yesterday, a dramatic comedy by Garson Kanin
  • Summer: Peter and the Starcatcher, a musical by Rick Elice with music by Wayne Barker

Be watching for more details to come, including audition dates and show dates for all of the shows.


Pierre Players Seeks Suggestions for 2016-2017 Season

Monday, December 7, 2015

Pierre Players Seeks Suggestions for 2016-2017 Season

Pierre Players’ Season Select Committee has begun meeting to discuss plays for the 2016-2017 season. Have you seen a great show that we should consider? Do you have a desire to direct again? If so, do you have a proposal that you would like to present to the committee? We are eager to receive suggestions and input so that we can select an exciting and successful 2016-2017 season for our patrons. Please contact Season Select Committee Chair Alisa DeMers via email or 280-3700 by Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, to offer suggestions or request a meeting with the committee to present your proposal.


Pierre Players Gives Away Season Memberships at Oahe Days Booth

Monday, June 30, 2014

Pierre Players Gives Away Season Memberships at Oahe Days Booth

Congratulations to Kay Hanten and Cindy Fredrich who each won a 2014-2015 Pierre Players season membership. Their names were drawn from those who signed up at Pierre Players' Oahe Days booth. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the booth and said hello.

Oral Interpretation Showcase:December 15

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Oral Interpretation Showcase: December 15

Pierre Players is hosting the T.F. Riggs Oral Interpretation Team on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Grand Opera House. The event is open to the public with no admission. Presenters are Justin Oakland, Lydia Kanz, Sarah Kanz, Louis Mehlhaff, Grant Erwin, Joni Willoughby, Austin Lentsch, Tori Byer, Sami Paul, and Emily Nielson. 

The team received four Superior awards for the following pieces:  Newsies - Readers Theater compiled by Justin Oakland and Lydia Kanz, Beauty and the Beast - Duet by Justin Oakland and Lydia Kanz, To This Day - Poetry read by Sarah Kanz, Fat Kids on Fire - Humorous reading by Lydia Kanz. They also received a Team Excellence Award for getting four Superiors at State.

The showcase is dedicated to their coach Shane Cronin who has been fighting cancer. Audience is welcome to stay after the event to talk with the team and ask questions about Oral Interpretation.
CategoriesEvents, News

Employment Opportunity

Sunday, June 3, 2012
Employment Opportunity
Pierre Players seeks a part-time Development Coordinator to organize and coordinate promotional events and activities, develop season and off-season programs, and maintain a volunteer database. Position requires organization and creativity. Annual salary $5,000. Hours vary. To apply, please send resume to Pierre Players by July 15, 2012. For more information, see full description below.

Development Coordinator (PDF)

Quilters Special Event

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Quilters Luncheon and Trunk Show on June 24
A special luncheon and quilters trunk show will be held at View 34 on Sunday, June 24, prior to the matinee production of "Quilters". The luncheon will begin at 11 a.m., followed by a trunk show featuring dozens of quilts made by Elizabeth Vogt and her friends. The trunk show will finish in time for the performance of "Quilters" at 2 p.m. at the Grand Opera House. The cost is $20 for members and $35 for non-members, which includes admission to the matinee performance. Reservations can be made by June 19 by calling the Box Office at 224-7826. For additional information, contact Elizabeth J. Vogt at 224-2629 or email

CategoriesEvents, News

Pizza Ranch Fundraiser

Monday, January 9, 2012

Pierre Players Is Holding a Fundraiser at Pizza Ranch

On Jan. 31, 2012, from 5-8 p.m. at Pizza Ranch in Fort Pierre, please come out and enjoy a wonderful night to benefit Pierre Players. You can even help Pierre Players with an order for carry-out. Anyway you slice it (cheesy isn't it), Pizza Ranch will share the night's proceeds with Pierre Players, and gratuities will be accepted. Best part... we'll clear the dishes!  Please stop for some pizza, chicken and salad bar to benefit Pierre Players. And of course there will be ice cream!

For delivery and carry out please call Pizza Ranch the evening of Jan. 31 at: 605-223-9114. 
Visit their website Pizza Ranch

If anyone is interested in volunteering to help staff the fundraiser, contact Alisa DeMers at 280-3700 or

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Renovations continue at the GOH

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Grand Opera House will once again have a Grand Drape

Coming soon to the GOH... a stage curtain!  The curtain was generously donated to Pierre Players by T.F. Riggs High School's Theatre Dept. and Ms. Zakahi.  Thanks to Midwest Construction for donating the use of the their scaffolding and to Scott Hipple, Steve Parker and Greg Peters who have the hardware installed!. The drape is being altered to fit the stage and will be hung soon.  Thanks again to all who have helped to make this happen!


PPCT is looking for:

Monday, October 3, 2011

PPCT's History committee would like to find more photos of the Hyde building.  If you have any old photos of the Grand Opera House, The Grand Theater or Studio 109 (State Theater Company), please share them.  Especially interior photos of the original Grand Opera House!

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