July Events at the Matthews

July 1, 2021


Wow! July is a BIG month at the Matthews Opera House!

We have several craft days coming up and our Summer Art BINGO Challenge is still going on through the end of July!
For those wanting to get back on stage, auditions for our 10th Anniversary of Theater of the Run are in early July. It’s going to be a special year and we hope you will be a part of it!

It’s summer theater time, and while we plan to bring back Phantom someday in the future, this year we are bringing a brand new production to our stage! Adapted and directed by Joanna Mechaley, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland will be a fun, whimsical show the whole family will enjoy.

And of course, the biggest news of all is FESTIVAL IS BACK! We have missed Festival in the Park desperately over the past year and we know many of you have too! Well, clear your schedule for July 16-18 because Festival in the Park will be in full swing once again at the Spearfish City Park. Six Mile Road is headlining our Friday Wristband Night Fundraiser! Wristbands are now on sale at the Matthews’ gallery, Killians, Visit Spearfish, and the Spearfish Chamber. 

Keep scrolling to find out more!

The Matthews Staff

Theater on the Run
July 7 & 8 | 6:30 pm

The Matthews Opera House & Arts Center will host auditions for the 10th Theater on the Run July 7 & 8. The auditions will take place at the Matthews’ Fireplace Room

There are roles available for 9 males, 9 females. Ages 20 – 60. This year, all actors cast will be part of a full-length play.

Each scene will be performed at different locations. The play is Murder on the Fly by C.A. Dougherty.

Summer Art Bingo
June & July
July 10 – Take Home Craft Kit
July 24 – In-Person Craft Day

Ready to have an art-filled summer? Participate in the Matthews Opera House Summer Art BINGO challenge for the opportunity to win prizes like art supplies and tickets to upcoming shows.

Pick up a Summer Art BINGO card from the Matthews gallery and grab the supplies you need. Each card is filled with a variety of art ideas that can be completed at home!

Complete enough projects to get a BINGO and you’ll be entered into the Matthews’ monthly drawings. 

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
July 12-14, 19-21, 26-28
All Performances at 7:30 pm
Tickets: $12 adults, $6 youth (18 & under)

Tumble down the rabbit hole and meet a troupe of charmingly madcap characters from Lewis Carrol’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.”

This original adaptation by director Joanna Mechaley is a dream-like journey filled with the simple charm and magic of turn-of-the-century theater.

43rd Festival in the Park
July 16 – $5 Wristband Night: 4 – 10 pm
July 17: 9 am – 7 pm
July 18: 10 am – 4 pm

The Matthews presents the 43rd annual Festival in the Park at Spearfish City Park.

On Friday, July 16 the Festival in the Park will kick off with $5 Wristband Night with headlining band Six Mile Road performing from 6-10 p.m. This event is the Matthews’ largest fundraiser of the year.  Festival in the Park will continue on July 17 & 18. Live music, over 150 craft and food vendors, and children’s events will be available to patrons.

Our Sponsors

KEVN Black Hills Fox
Holiday Inn
Black Hills Pioneer
  • Killian's Food & Drink
  • Real Estate Center of Spearfish
  • TDG
  • Prairie Hills Transit
  • Lucky's 13 Pub
  • Mitchell's Barber Shop
  • Wolff's Plumbing & Heating
  • South Dakota Arts Council
  • DeSmet and Biggs, LLP
  • Spearfish Motors
  • Spearfish
  • Great Western Bank