February Events at the Matthews

January 30, 2020


If you love community theater then February is the month for you!

This month we have not one, but TWO community theater shows taking the stage. First our comedy “Dearly Beloved,” followed up by the bluegrass musical “Bright Star.” If you’re looking for an awesome date idea around Valentine’s Day, a community theater performance is the perfect way to celebrate with your loved one.

For those of you interested in acting, we have more auditions! Our April community theater show “Stepping Out” is holding auditions (Don’t worry, dancing skills are NOT required).

Our February Bellman features some more community performers, our incredible Matthews Opera House Reader’s Theater group! They will be sharing hilarious and heartwarming stories that you won’t want to miss.

Finally, we will finish up the month with the Black Hills Film Festival. Our evening session on the 25th will feature four incredible, independent films and admission is only $10! 

Keep scrolling to see everything that’s going on this month at the Matthews. 

The Matthews Staff

Dearly Beloved
Community Theater Comedy

February 7,8,14,15 | 7:30 pm
February 9 & 16 | 2:00 pm
$15 Adults, $5 Youth & BHSU Students, $10 Subscribers

Hilarity, Texas style! An over-the-top wedding, three feuding sisters and a church full of small town eccentrics. What could possibly go wrong?

The Matthews presents the hilarious community theater comedy “Dearly Beloved” directed by Max G. Merchen.

Reader’s Theater Presents…
Bellman Brown Bag Series

February 12 | 12:00 pm

The Matthews Opera House Reader’s Theater presents an hour of stories that will warm your heart and tickle your funny bone! Join us at noon on February 12 for this FREE Bellman Brown Bag Series presentation. Members of the group who will be performing include Bobbe Ward, Charlotte Fladmoe, Dennis Walkins, Erick Richter, Hoodie Smock, Jim Hoff, Julia O’Neil King, Julie Walkins, Lynn McFarland and Sandi Nauman.

Auditions: Stepping Out
February 18 & 19 | 6:30 – 8:30 pm
9 Female Roles, 1 Male Role

Director Julie Walkins will be holding auditions for the comedy “Stepping Out” by Richard Harris on February 18 & 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Matthews Opera House. There are 10 roles available: 9 females and 1 male. No prior experience or registration needed. Dancing skills are NOT needed to audition or be a part of this show.

Show performances will be April 23 – 26.

Bright Star
Community Theater Musical
February 21 & 22 | 7:30 pm
February 23 | 2:00 pm
$15 Adults, $5 Youth & BHSU Students

The Black Hills State University Music Department and Matthews Opera House are partnering to present “Bright Star,” a bluegrass musical written and composed by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell.

Inspired by a true story, “Bright Star” tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s.

Black Hills Film Festival 2020
February 25 | 7:00 pm
Four Amazing Film | $10 General Admission

The Matthews Opera House is a participating theater for the 2020 Black Hills Film Festival which features South Dakota-produced films and films shot on location in South Dakota, among other national and international entries. On Tuesday, February 25, the Matthews will host an evening session consisting of four films. All audience members are also invited to a free reception at 6:00 pm in Matthews Opera House lobby prior to showing of the first film. Light refreshments will be served.

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