Aug. 2017: ArtCentral: Why Art?

ArtCentral: Why Art?

By Elizabeth Freer
Matthews Opera House, ArtCentral Manager

Elizabeth Freer, ArtCentral Mgr.

Have you noticed a few of the collaborative art projects appearing in Spearfish? Perhaps you’ve been a part of, or seen, ArtCentral projects such as Linking Fences and the painted crosswalks? Maybe you’ve turned the crank on the new Termesphere in downtown Spearfish. Many have asked why we put so much effort into ArtCentral projects, and each time I talk about why art is so important. 

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Meet the casts for the 2017 Theater on the Run

It’s going to be a great Theater on the Run for 2017. Our directors have made their cast decisions. The audition turn out was impressive! Congratulations to all of our actors. Theater on the Run performances are September 9 and 16. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, July 26. Don’t wait. We sell out every year.

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July 2017: ArtCentral: Celebrating our …

ArtCentral: Celebrating our Community with Art

By Elizabeth Freer
Matthews Opera House, ArtCentral Manager

Elizabeth Freer, ArtCentral Mgr.

Have you noticed some of the cool things happening in town? ArtCentral has a couple of projects that are underway and it has been great to see the community get engaged, to hear the positive feedback, and to see Spearfish get excited about art in our community.

If you haven’t seen the painted crosswalks yet, ArtCentral recently painted artistic designs on the crosswalks at Grant and Canyon Streets. For three days, community volunteers and members of the ArtCentral committee worked to install semi-permanent art on the pavement. The community support for the project has been outstanding. Watch the Matthews Opera House Facebook page for updates on the next crosswalk painting project.

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The 6th Theater on the Run takes place Sept. 9 & 16, 2017

Pick the date you want to attend

The 6th Theater on the Run event is back on two separate Saturdays. In 2017, after selling out the event for four years straight, it was decided to add a second date for the event. We are doing it again this year. Theater on the Run will be held at 6:00 p.m., on two consecutive Saturdays, Sept. 9 and 6. The plays and cast remain the same, just the downtown locations will change. On both evenings, The Matthews Opera House theater will be the location of the finale performance.

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Spearfish BOGO for 1st two days of season

Is The Matthews haunted?

This has been the question for generations.

Summer in the Black Hills is the best. With the return of the comedy melodrama, “The Phantom of The Matthews Opera House,” new traditions for friends and family are created.  This show was written for us by Paul Higbee in 1976– FORTY-ONE years! Good old fashioned belly laughs come from this wonderful cast from Black Hills State University’s theater department.  You’re going to love the heckling cowboys and vivacious card girl!

Grab your family and friends and make a night of it.  We even have cold beverages at the cash beer & wine bar — water and soft drinks too!

July 3 & 5 Spearfish BOGO Days

Opening week is SPEARFISH BOGO DAYS. On either July 3 or 5, bring your Spearfish driver’s license or I.D. to show your 57783 zipcode and receive ONE FREE ADULT ticket with the purchase of at least ONE other adult ticket. Only one free ticket per purchase (or Spearfish I.D.).

This promotion is available by box office ticket purchase only. It is not available online or over the phone 

Attending on another date?

Go ahead and get your tickets!

Show Details:
Every Mon/Tues/Wed July 3*-Aug. 2
(* no July 4 show)
7:30 p.m.
Tickets:
$12 adults / $6 Youth (18 and under)

 CLICK for play and cast details.

Auditions announced for 2017’s Theater on the Run

The sixth season of the very popular “Theatre on the Run” takes place over two weekends,  Saturdays, September 9 and 16. A series of one-act plays take place in five locations throughout downtown Spearfish, with all attendees ending up at The Matthews theater for the final act (and dessert!).

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The 6th Theater on the Run is back for 2 weekends in September

 

You asked and we delivered…

The 6th Theater on the Run event is back. This event was extended to a two-weekend event in 2016 and we’re doing the same this year.  Theater on the Run will be held at 6:00 p.m., on two consecutive Saturdays, Sept. 9 and 16. The plays and casts remain the same both weekends, just the downtown locations will change. On both evenings, The Matthews Opera House will be the location of the finale performance. All tickets are $25 with limited availability. The on-sale date for tickets will be announced later.

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“The Phantom” is back at The Matthews this summer!

 

Is The Matthews haunted?

This has been the question for generations.

Summer in the Black Hills is the best. With the return of the comedy melodrama, “The Phantom of The Matthews Opera House,” new traditions for friends and family are created.  This show was written for us by Paul Higbee in 1976– FORTY-ONE years! Good old fashioned belly laughs come from this wonderful cast from Black Hills State University’s theater department.  You’re going to love the heckling cowboys and vivacious card girl!

Heckling and cheering are expected

Follow the card girl’s appropriately timed signs! Kids (and plenty of adults) love this part of the show.

We have beverages

Grab your family and friends and make a night of it.  We even have cold beverages at the cash beer & wine bar — water and soft drinks too!  

Show Details:
Every Mon/Tues/Wed July 3-Aug. 2
7:30 p.m.
Tickets:
$12 adults / $6 Youth (18 and under)

 CLICK for play and cast details.

“The Phantom” is back at The Matthews this summer!

Is The Matthews haunted?

This has been the question for generations.

Summer in the Black Hills is the best. With the return of the comedy melodrama, “The Phantom of The Matthews Opera House,” new traditions for friends and family are created.  This show was written for us by Paul Higbee in 1976– FORTY-ONE years! Good old fashioned belly laughs come from this wonderful cast from Black Hills State University’s theater department.  You’re going to love the heckling cowboys and vivacious card girl!

Grab your family and friends and make a night of it.  We even have cold beverages at the cash beer & wine bar — water and soft drinks too!  

Show Details:
Every Mon/Tues/Wed July 3*-Aug. 2
(* no July 4 show)
7:30 p.m.
Tickets:
$12 adults / $6 Youth (18 and under)

 CLICK for play and cast details.

“It Takes A Village.” ArtCentral thanks businesses for their support.

They say, “It takes a village.” 

The village of the northern Black Hills is kind and generous indeed. Many companies and organizations are living up to that quote and ArtCentral wants to recognize them. This list will be added to as more “villagers” come on board.

Thank you.

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