News From The Matthews

National Players are back in Spearfish with Shakespeare’s “Othello” on Apr. 10


The National Players Touring Theater is back in Spearfish for the third time in as many years! This time the group will present William Shakespeare’s “Othello” at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Now touring for its 69th consecutive year, this unique theater ensemble brings innovative productions to communities across the United States. This is the FINAL event of our 2017-18 Subscription Series season.
Cost is $25 adults, $10 youth & BHSU students. Individual tickets are available for sale now.

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“The Phantom” is back at The Matthews for another fun Summer Season!

Is The Matthews haunted?
This has been the question for generations.

First performed 42 years ago.
Summer in the Black Hills is the best. With the return of the comedy melodrama, “The Phantom of The Matthews Opera House,” new traditions for friends and family are created.  This show was written for us by Paul Higbee in 1976– FORTY-TWO years old! Good old-fashioned belly laughs come from this wonderful cast from Black Hills State University’s theater department. You’re going to love the heckling cowboys and vivacious card girl!

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The 7th Theater on the Run is scheduled for Sept. 8 and 15 | SOLD OUT!

Pick the date you want to attend

We SOLD OUT in 4 hours. Contact us to be added to the waitlist. 605.642.7973 x0.

The 7th Theater on the Run event is back on two separate Saturdays in September. Theater on the Run will be held at 6:00 p.m., on two consecutive Saturdays, Sept. 8 and 15. Each Saturday, four downtown Spearfish businesses (for a total of 8 businesses) open their doors to a set of actors and a one-act play. The plays and cast remain the same on both dates, just the downtown locations change. Tickets are limited to 26 seats per venue, for a total of 104 tickets each weekend. 
On both evenings, The Matthews Opera House theater will be the location of the finale performance.

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Radio you can see. “KMOH Variety Review: A Live Radio Play” May 3-6

Come and experience what live studio audiences enjoyed in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s.  During the Golden Days of Radio, movie stars, radio actors, musicians, and sound effects men broadcast live in front of audiences on radio stations heard throughout America. From May 3-6, “KMOH Variety: A Live Radio Play” turns The Matthews stage into a famous radio station — KMOH.

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New Orleans band, Mighty Brothers, Kicks off 2018-19 Subscription Season

At 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28, our 2018-19 Subscription Series kicks off with musicians from New Orleans.
Mighty Brother is a New Orleans-based indie rock band captained by songwriters Jake Ryan and Nick Huster and crewed by a dynamic saxophonist and airtight rhythm section. Since 2014, the group has charmed audiences with their infectious brand of songwriting, soaring harmonies, meticulous arrangements, and full sail quest for collaboration. (scroll down for more details and videos)

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Christian Howes Quartet: Southern Exposure brings Jazz strings to Spearfish, Oct. 26

The Matthews second Subscription Series 2018-19 event takes place at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26. Single ticket sales for this concert go on sale Sept. 1. 
Jazz violinist, Christian Howes, embarks upon a quest into the French Mediterranean/Spanish and Latin American musical worlds. Inspired by his album, “Southern Exposure,” bluegrass, jazz, classical, latin, rock, and fusion describe a few of the genres that Christian offers with this quartet touring project.

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A Green Dolphin Jazzy Christmas with Special Guests slated for Dec. 14

It’s another Green Dolphin Jazzy Christmas
In 2017 The Matthews sold out this same holiday event.  “A Green Dolphin Jazzy Christmas” is back, this time the stage is being shared with very special jazz musician friends. Green Dolphin is a local jazz quartet. This jazz concert is sure to bring the holiday spirit to all of our patrons. Many traditional jazz songs will be performed along with many more standard and contemporary tunes. The concert takes place at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 14 at The Matthews Opera House. Ticket information is below.

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