Sept. 2017: ArtCentral: National Arts in …

ArtCentral: National Arts in Education Week

By Elizabeth Freer
Matthews Opera House, ArtCentral Manager

Elizabeth Freer, ArtCentral Mgr.

Next week is National Arts in Education Week as designated by Congress in 2010. This is a week of celebrating, reflecting, and sharing the story of the impact and transformative power of the arts in education, kiddos to lifelong learners!

What impact did the arts have on you when you were in school? What impact do the arts have on you today? Do you know someone whose life has been transformed by the arts?

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Photos from “High School Musical, Jr.”

Sorry for the delay in posting the photos of this year’s Peanut Butter and Jelly Players (children’s theater) performance of “High School Musical, Jr.”

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Bring the kids to the art gallery and “Get SLIMED!” on Sept. 23.

During Spearfish’s annual Harvest Festival, The Matthews’ Art Gallery staff will be conducting a fun, free, children’s craft activity. Join us in the art gallery, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 23. 

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AUDITIONS for “Angel Street” take place Sept. 7

Director, Julie Walkins, will conduct auditions for the classic drama, “Angel Street,” from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 7 in The Matthews’ theater. Play performances are two weekends – Oct. 26-29 and Nov. 2-5, 2017. Scroll down for audition details. 

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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.

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