News From The Matthews

COVID-19 Policy Update

In order to ensure the safety of our audience and staff members, the following policies are in place for live performances. If you have any questions or concerns, please email [email protected]. IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT OUR MASKING POLICY: Our mask policy is based on the community spread within Lawrence Country. If…

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The Sound of Music

“Live music is proof that there’s some things the Internet can’t kill. In our lifetime, we’re going to see more and more things start to disappear and get gobbled up by the Internet, but live music won’t be one of them.”Jim James My first concert was the Osmonds, Bismarck, North…

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To Audition, or Not to Audition, That is the Question.

by MOH staff writer, Casey S. Hibbert As an actor, one of the best books I have in my library is Audition: Everything an Actor Needs to Know to Get the Part by Michael Shurtleff. It’s by far one of the best books an actor can own.  The first…

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Me, Myself, and “Aye!”

by MOH staff writer, Joanna Mechaley I’m going to let you in on a little secret.Lean in, this is just between us…Closer…Okay. Here we go… I…am an introvert. Quite possibly the introvertiest introvert that ever introverted. This revelation usually results…

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Talking With: A Few of Our Favorite Hams

by MOH Contributor, Rose Peay It’s possible you’ve seen our stage buddies on the street, at their profession, or maybe in aisle 13 at Walmart and wondered, “What are they like when they’re not producing hysterical comedies such as Southern Hospitality?”  No? Well, to be…

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Talking With: The Cast of “Southern Hospitality”

You’ve probably seen them around town, t-shirts vibrantly emblazoned with the state of Texas, a swing in their step, a twinkle in their eye… If you didn’t know better you might think they were…actors? Well, you’d be right! The cast…

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Hey, BHSU Artists!

Call for Artists Calling all creative people at BHSU! Please participate in our BHSU group exhibition, Art at BHSU!   This exciting upcoming exhibition will celebrate the creativity of ANY BHSU student, staff, and faculty across our campus. Whatever your academic discipline might be, you are welcome to enter this FREE exhibition…

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Talking With: Gabby Hertz

Children’s theater has a certain reputation—sweet, tame, predictable. But this ain’t your mamma’s children’s production, folks.  “Game of Tiaras” is a rollicking romp through fairytale-ville with more melodramatic mayhem than you can shake a cardboard sword at. We sat down with director Gabriella Hertz to learn a…

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Open Call for Artists at The Matthews | May 14th Deadline

Call for Artists
The Matthews Opera House and Arts Center will be exhibiting the work of contracted artists starting May 31, 2022. This marks the return to regular operations after several months of specialty shows and the Community Art Show. We are excited to once again display the work of Black Hills artists!
Applications are due before 5:00 p.m. MDT on Saturday, May 14th, 2022.

Applications may be submitted via email to [email protected]

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Winners of the Community Art Show announced!

This year’s annual Community Art Show was stunning, inspiring, mind-blowing–ALL the adjectives! We received over 100 entries and the talent was exceptional! Congratulations to all who entered. Your work was viewed by an unprecedented amount of visitors to the gallery. The oohed, they ahhed, they wished every piece was for…

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Registration for Froelich Young Actors Guild is now open!

The Matthews Opera House & Arts Center has announced that registration for their summer children’s theater program is officially open! Visit the Children’s Theater Webpage Before you know it, summer will be here with its usual explosion of activities, road trips and the…

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