News From The Matthews

Registration for Froelich Young Actors Guild is now open!

The Matthews Opera House & Arts Center has announced that registration for their summer children’s theatre program is officially open. This marks a return of the Froelich Young Actors Guild after taking a break during the 2020 season because of COVID-19 pandemic. Visit Children’s Theatre Webpage Download…

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Matthews to host free puppet workshop for kids!

The Matthews Opera House & Arts Center will be holding a free puppet workshop for kids led by master puppeteer Markie Sholtz on April 10th in the historic opera house theatre. Two workshops will be offered with one for ages 5 – 10 starting at 10 am and one for…

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April Events at the Matthews

COMING UP AT THE MATTHEWS Spring is finally here and it’s another full month at the Matthews! We are wrapping up the NEA Big Read this month with lots of great events! If you have kiddos, make sure to check out the FREE “Dragons Are Too Seldom” puppet workshop with master puppeteer Markie Scholz! …

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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] Updated April 2, 2021 Theater Theater capacity will be reduced to 62% (175 Persons)Guests will be required to wear…

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March Events at the Matthews

COMING UP AT THE MATTHEWS NEA Big Read: Spearfish is in full swing! Have you picked up your FREE copy of A Wizard of Earthsea yet? If not, we still have plenty of novels available. Stop by the gallery to take yours home! If you are reading A Wizard of Earthsea make…

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NEA Big Read: Spearfish to Kickoff in February

Spearfish to read A Wizard of Earthsea  Get ready for a little magic, because the 2021 NEA Big Read: Spearfish is kicking off in early February! Community partners Black Hills State University, the Grace Balloch Memorial Library, and the Matthews Opera House & Arts Center are excited to announce that…

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Matthews to hold auditions for virtual children’s theatre play

Youth ages 8-18 encouraged to audition for “Mirror Mirror” The Matthews Opera House & Arts Center’s Froelich Young Actors Guild is excited to announce auditions for the virtual children’s theater production of “Mirror Mirror: A Virtual Fractured Fairy Tale” by Brian D. Taylor. Auditions for this production will take place…

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Upcoming Events at the Matthews

COMING UP AT THE MATTHEWS It’s 2021 and things are finally picking up again at the Matthews Opera House! While we are still being cautious about in-person events, we have some great distanced and virtual events coming up! If you love art, make sure to stop by the BHSU Student…

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CALL FOR COMMISSIONED ARTIST PROPOSALS

Proposals are due before 5:00 p.m. MDT on Thursday, January 28th, 2021.Proposals may be submitted via email to [email protected] The Matthews Opera House and Arts Center gallery is calling for proposals from Black Hills artists to create commissioned artwork for our Big Read 2021 program. Our gallery will…

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A Reader’s Theatre Post-Halloween Story

It’s 2020, and nothing goes as planned! Our brilliantly entertaining and energetic Reader’s Theatre had planned to do a series of Halloween stories just in time for the Big Day.  Alas, increased COVID activity, and a series of unfortunate events had other plans! The good news is that the Matthews…

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