plays Corie Bratter, a free spirit, newlywed to Paul Bratter in BAREFOOT IN THE PARK was born in the Black Hills, raised in Eastern SD and chose to live here and raise her family in Lead. She received a degree in Criminal Investigation and served in law enforcement, and now owns a coffee roasting business and is a certified yoga instructor.
Sarah is the proud parent of five children, and a few of them have also performed on stage at HHOH. Sarah’s hobbies are cooking, traveling, camping, hiking, backpacking, acting, and volunteering for the community. She is a volunteer for the Boys and Girls Club, Lead Mountain Hens, and HHOH. She has performed on stage for HHOH in Steel Magnolias, A Bad Year for Tomatoes, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. She has been in commercials and short films as well.
MOSES WARD plays the delivery man in BAREFOOT IN THE PARK. Moses is a Black Hills native who recently returned to Lead after living in Lincoln, Nebraska for the last seven years. This is his second production with the Gold Camp Players at the Historic Homestake Opera House. He had a great time working on this production and hopes you enjoy the show!
plays lawyer Paul Bratter, a newlywed to Corie Bratter in BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, and returns to the stage after a five-day hiatus to find himself. Phelan began his acting career at the age of two when his mom asked him if he ate all of the cookies. Phelan has no free time, but is a father, photographer, actor, and works at the SD School of Minds and Technology as the Digital Marketing Specialist.
KURT BAUER plays Victor Velasco, the neighbor in the attic. Kurt is very happy to be returning to HOH. His debut was with the previous show “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot” in which he played prosecuting attorney Yusaf El-Fayoumy. The vast majority of this cast and crew were also in that show and he is excited to be working with them again. Kurt is especially thrilled to be back home living in the Black Hills after a 34 year absence. Since returning he has done characters in the Rose Hill Cemetery Walk in Spearfish. While in Houston Kurt did numerous plays, commercials, industrial films and feature films. Among his favorite roles in Houston were Juror #8 in 12 ANGRY MEN, Merkin in BELOW THE BELT, Carr Gomm in THE ELEPHANT MAN, Mr. Banks in FATHER OF THE BRIDE, Linus Larabee Jr. in SABRINA FAIR and Mike Talman in WAIT UNTIL DARK. He also performed the one-man show A ONE SIDED CONVERSATION WITH CASEY STENGEL in Houston; and has been in productions at the Matthews Opera House in 2001 and 2002.
CAMI DOHMAN plays Mrs. Banks, Corie's mother. Cami has a favorite color, and that's periwinkle. She owns many cats, despite being allergic to them. She enjoys going for hikes and is made of literal sunshine. Cami once found the end of a rainbow but instead of a pot of gold, she and the leprechaun made a blood oath ... but she can’t say what it’s about.
plays the telephone repairman in BAREFOOT IN THE PARK. After moving to the hills, Joel worked a bunch of jobs, and finally settled as a sandwich artist. After being convinced to do a part in a musical, he became hooked to being on stage. Joel likes acting as a Thespian and being someone else. It is a good way to give back and have fun. Hope you enjoy the show!
DIRECTOR, ROB ANDRESEN is making his directorial debut after performing in several productions with the Gold Camp Players and Brookings, SD Community Theatre.
Andy Mosher as Dr. Sigmund Freud:
Cami Dohman as Saint Monique:
Dave Scherer as Judge Littlefield:
Dustin Floyd as Jesus:
Jay Jacobs as Simon the Zealot:
Jesse Ziebart as the angel Gloria:
Phelan Scherer as Judas:
Laura Floyd as Mother Teresa:
Director, Rose Speirs:
Tina Samuelsen Bauer:
Highlights of the Epiphany Concert: Angels Project featuring the Black Hills Symphony Chamber Orchestra
The name for the concert came from the January 6 date of the Epiphany which means "the manifestation of spiritual beings.” The elaborate original plasterwork to be restored includes the 1914 angels that grace the top of the opening of the stage.
Please enjoy viewing these images, courtesy of the Homestake Opera House.
The Epiphany Concert: Angels Project kickoff event will help support the large project ahead, which involves restoring the large intricate plasterwork opening of the stage, called a “proscenium”, in which the plasterwork will be repaired and replicated to look as it did in 1914 based on research, photography, and paint samples.
Carlson adds there has been a series of special events in celebration of restoration projects every step of the way in the last 7 years, and especially thanks the City of Lead, loyal HHOH annual members, and the Adams-Mastrovich Family Foundation for their ongoing support.
Vivaldi – Sinfonia Al Santo Sepulchro in B Minor, RV 169
Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047
Warlock – Bethlehem Down
Respighi – Ancient Airs & Dances Suite 3
Hovhaness – Prayer for St. Gregory
Corelli – Concerto grosso in G minor, Op 6 No 8 Fatto per la note di Natale
Handel – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon HWV 67
This event is supported in part by KEVN Black Hills Fox TV, the City of Lead, and the SD Arts Council by the SD Dept. of Tourism through the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Black Hills Symphony Orchestra (BHSO) is a community orchestra located in Rapid City, SD with the mission to provide the finest in orchestral performance and symphonic music education for the people of the Black Hills region. The orchestra has grown substantially, now employing approximately 90 musicians. Each year, the BHSO presents a program series of symphony concerts and has collaborated with other Black Hills area arts organizations to present larger productions.
The following photos belong to Historic Homestake Opera House. Please credit accordingly, and thank you.
Extra special thanks to our Black Hills Opry sponsors –
we could not do this without you and your generosity!
Stretch's Custom & Auto Glass, Central City
ReMax© Gold, The Keene Team, Lead, SD
South Dakota Arts Council
Executive Lodging of the Black Hills, Deadwood
KEVN Black Hills Fox TV
Special thanks to Dr. David Wolff and to Cyndie Harlan and staff of the Phoebe Apperson Hearst/Lead Public Library, neighbor to the Opera House. More than 90 people attended the event expertly catered by Dave Brueckner and staff from Cheyenne Crossing of Lead.
The generous donation was made by Ed & Teen Ross' family, whose Homestake roots run deep. Ed's wife, Teen, was a dancer and performed several times on the Homestake Opera House stage. The Ross Shaft in Lead is named after Ed's uncle Alec Ross, who was superintendent of the Homestake mine for more than 25 years. Ed installed the communications system within the mine that allowed hoist operators to talk with miners in the cage. He was injured in a work-related explosion in 1946 and lost most of his vision, but even though he was legally blind, he went on to manage the Wyodak power plant and coal mine for 25 years until retiring in 1973 and returning to Lead. Other donors have also stepped forward to see this lower wall restored. The north lower "Ed Ross wall" project is slated to be completed in September 2017.
Photos courtesy Historic Homestake Opera House.
Edward & June Pullen
In Memory of Jim & Betty Dunn
In Memory of Marjorie Morcom
Wayne & Kelly Klein
Tim & Karen Raben
In Memory of Barney Ruffatto
In Memory of Delores Ghere
In Memory of John & Anna Zupet
Lead High School Class of 1962 In Memory of Lance Picore and John Holso
Dale Berkebile & Donnabelle Talty
Mary Lerdal & Patrick Badiuk
Scott Hertl of Koala Electric
Michael Landry keynote speakerMichael Landry is a physicist with the California Institute of Technology, and the Head of the LIGO Hanford Observatory in Richland, Washington.
The next show is July 29 at 7:00 pm with Paul Larson and Allen & Jill Kirkham!
Thanks to FastSigns for banner printing in front and back. There's more updates to come, so stay tuned. Thank you all for your love for this important place.
Our exciting plaster theater wall restoration is still in progress. Come and visit the Theater Built by a Gold Mine and the new exhibit upstairs.
Our regular 30-minute tour will be available after Memorial Day, Monday through Saturday, 11:00 to 2:00 pm. $5 admission, and kids 10 and younger are FREE. Thanks for your support!
Tours with the 1914 swimming pool included are $15 admission, open to groups of 12 people or less.
For more information or to schedule your tour this weekend, please call Sarah Carlson, HHOH executive director, at 605-920-0717. Thanks!
But because of restoration construction within the theater, our regular 30-minute tours are available by simply calling ahead for the next available time slot to keep the environment safe for visitors and also keep our construction going.
Tour admission is $5 per person and kids under 10 are free. Tours with the swimming pool included are $10 for groups of a dozen or less only.
The HHOH business office hours are 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Monday-Friday and the office is located in the rear of the building on Julius Street.
The building, theater, and Interpretive Exhibit is wheelchair accessible. Tourism helps support the fundraising operation of this historic building. Find out more about the building at HomestakeOperaHouse.org.
Call 605-584-2067 to schedule your tour. Thank you for your support of saving America’s historic places!
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Photos courtesy Historic Homestake Opera House / Dennes Barrett.
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