Children’s Theater heads “under the sea” in Disney’s Little Mermaid JR

The 2018 Peanut Butter and Jelly production is Disney’s “Little Mermaid, Jr.” Performances are June 22-24, 2018. Ann Froelich directs the play. This classic Disney story takes place in a magical kingdom beneath the sea, where a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above.

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ArtCentral Call for Artists | Linking Fences for 2018

 

The Matthews and ArtCentral announce the summer of 2018’s community project, “Connecting Our Community Through Linking Fences.” In 2017, three artists created large works on City of Spearfish fences, and a dozen more community groups and individuals worked together to create their own fence projects.

Through this project, we are inviting the community to join us in creating community art projects on the chain link fences throughout Spearfish. We encourage the community to partner with neighbors, friends, organizations, and strangers alike to take part in Linking Fences.

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The Matthews | OPEN Call for Artists | Deadline Apr. 28

The Matthews art gallery is getting ready to show the art of our Black Hills artists once again. Scroll down to get all the details.

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April 2018: RE:Create, Films, and Fences

ArtCentral: RE:Create, Films, and Fences

By Elizabeth Freer
Matthews Opera House, ArtCentral Manager

Elizabeth Freer, ArtCentral Mgr.

With so many opportunities to connect and create, the lull of February and March seemed to fly right by. It has been a busy month of activities, events, and conversations!

On March 20, we screened the third film in the ArtCentral Film Festival: Season One (series is co-sponsored by the Northern Black Hills Rotary Club) which was titled “Making Noise: The Story of a Skatepark.” The film by Cecilia Cornejo Sotelo was made in collaboration with the Northfield Skateboard Coalition. It chronicles the lengthy struggle of three generations of skateboarders of Northfield, MN to secure a permanent place for their sport, bearing witness to young people’s resilience and perseverance as it exposes the victories and failures of the civic process in small-town America.

 

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Irish band, Socks in the Frying Pan, at The Matthews Mar. 27

Irish band, Socks in the Frying Pan, performs at The Matthews at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018.

Their dynamic vocal harmonies, virtuosic musical ability, and their onstage wit has captured and captivated audiences the world around. This is the fifth event of our 2017-18 Subscription Series season.

Cost is $25 adults, $10 youth & BHSU students.

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Mar. 2018: This is how we RE:Create!

ArtCentral: This is how we RE:Create!

By Elizabeth Freer
Matthews Opera House, ArtCentral Manager

Elizabeth Freer, ArtCentral Mgr.

Over 550 people in our community have gathered over the last three weeks in RE:Create – our creative community makerspace in The Matthews Art Gallery. People have come in and discovered the magic that happens when we share our time, talents, resources, and knowledge with our community.This winter is an exciting time to be in Spearfish!

ArtCentral Film Festival: Season One is underway, co-hosted by Northern Hills Rotary Club. The second film titled “Waste Land” is on February 20th at 6:30 pm (free), at The Matthews Opera House.

 

 

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National Players present “Alice in Wonderland” Apr. 8

The National Players Touring Theater is back in Spearfish for the third time in as many years! Now touring for its 69th consecutive year, this unique theater ensemble brings innovative productions to communities across the United States.

On this visit, the group will present TWO plays. The first is Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland,” at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 8. The second is William Shakespeare’s “Othello” at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Now touring for its 69th consecutive year, this unique theater ensemble brings innovative productions to communities across the United States.

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National Players are back in Spearfish with Shakespeare’s “Othello” on Apr. 10

 

The National Players Touring Theater is back in Spearfish for the third time in as many years! This time the group will present William Shakespeare’s “Othello” at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Now touring for its 69th consecutive year, this unique theater ensemble brings innovative productions to communities across the United States. This is the FINAL event of our 2017-18 Subscription Series season.

Cost is $25 adults, $10 youth & BHSU students. Individual tickets are available for sale now.

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“The Phantom” is back at The Matthews for another fun Summer Season!

Is The Matthews haunted?

This has been the question for generations.

First performed 42 years ago.
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-TWO years old! 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!

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The 7th Theater on the Run is scheduled for Sept. 8 and 15 | SOLD OUT!

Pick the date you want to attend

We SOLD OUT in 4 hours. Contact us to be added to the waitlist. 605.642.7973 x0.

The 7th Theater on the Run event is back on two separate Saturdays in September. Theater on the Run will be held at 6:00 p.m., on two consecutive Saturdays, Sept. 8 and 15. Each Saturday, four downtown Spearfish businesses (for a total of 8 businesses) open their doors to a set of actors and a one-act play. The plays and cast remain the same on both dates, just the downtown locations change. Tickets are limited to 26 seats per venue, for a total of 104 tickets each weekend. 

On both evenings, The Matthews Opera House theater will be the location of the finale performance.

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