Calendar Girls

Calendar Girls

"Calendar Girls"

December 1, 2, 3*, 2017 (Fri, Sat, Sun*)
December 7, 8, 9, 2017 (Thu, Fri, Sat)
Grand Opera House, Pierre, SD
Preview Performance: November 29, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Preview tickets are $5 at the door.

Tickets On Sale: November 20, 2017

Doors Open at 7:00 p.m., Performance at 7:30 p.m.
*Sunday Matinee Doors Open at 1:30 p.m., Performance at 2 p.m.
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Dramatic Comedy by Tim Firth
Director Alisa DeMers

Assistant Director Rachel Williams


When Annie’s husband John dies of leukemia, she and best friend, Chris, resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow WI members to pose nude with them for an “alternative” calendar. The news of the women’s charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie’s friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame.


The play is based on the true story of 11 WI members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukemia Research Fund.


“’Calendar Girls,’ with a script by Tim Firth who also co-wrote the movie, achieves exactly what it sets out to do. It makes you laugh, it makes you cry, and it leaves you feeling better about life than you did when you entered the theatre.” – The Telegraph


* This production contains mature themes and brief suggested nudity.



Chris: Anne Rathbun

Annie: Molly Valentine

Cora: Jennifer Baker

Ruth: Michele Beeler

Jessie: Lee Ann Smith

Celia: Tina Van Camp

Marie: Kat Silbernagel

John: Paul Bousa

Rod: Paul Joseph

Lawrence: Andrew Yaeger

Liam: Nick Michels

Brenda Hulse/Lady Cravenshire: Dana R. Holben

Elaine: Carrie Baldwin

"Calendar Girls" is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

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