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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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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Talking With: The Cast of “Stepping Out”

How many dancing actresses does it take to change a light bulb? Five, six, seven, eight!  Yes, we’re groaning, too.  But the pointe of our little joke (sorry–it’s hard to stop once you’ve started…) is that great things happen when you get a group of community theater actors together…

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Talking With: The Cast of “Stepping Out”

Don’t Feed the Actors… or They’ll Never Learn Their Lines It’s no secret that actors are a different kind of animal, right? They creep out after dark to stand in the spotlight and rock a little public speaking and, more often than not, they do it all in heels.

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March at the Matthews

100 Years of History in Five Minutes or Less Al Hirschfeld was a successful caricaturist for the New York Times. You may remember him—his drawings appeared on the pages of the newspaper for more than seven decades. He was sharp and witty and not a little sentimental. After the…

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February Events at the Matthews

We’re feeling the love at the Matthews The BHSU Student and Faculty Art Show continues in the gallery until February 11 and we absolutely adore the creativity on display! Make sure to swing by and take a peek before it’s gone. We’re completely smitten with this month’s Bellman Brown Bag! Join us as…

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