The Black Hills Area Community Foundation holds and endowment fund for the Homestake Opera House, which will ensure sustainability as we continue on our mission to enrich the community for generations to come.
If the HHOH raises $8,550 or more in new donations to our endowment fund at Black Hills Area Community Foundation, they will match $2,500.
Donations in a check form should include a memo line "Homestake Opera House" and be mailed to BHACF at 803 St. Joseph Street, Rapid City, SD 57701.
Questions? Please call BHACF staff 605-718-0112.
This fund is managed by Black Hills Area Community Foundation.
Children's Play: No Body to Murder! by Edith Weiss
Auditions consist of reading from the script.
Auditions: Thursday, Sept. 12 at 6:00 pm and Sunday, Sept. 15 at 3:00 pm at the Homestake Opera House, 313 W. Main Street, Lead, SD.
Director: Lindsey Lothrop
Gold Camp Players Children's Theatre programming is sponsored by the John T. Vucurevich Foundation, and the Walt & Frances Green Charitable Trust; Support from the South Dakota Arts Council through the Dept. of Tourism; Adams Mastrovich Family Foundation; and the City of Lead.
"No Body to Murder" is a comedy that’s full of zany characters, hilarious stage action, and a surprise ending! Bad news — in the form of severe thunderstorms and an escaped convict — threatens the guests at the “Come on Inn”. By the end of the day, gung-ho aerobics instructor Billie Body is mysteriously murdered during a power outage. Was it the cook’s lemonade that poisoned her, or did someone else have a hand in Body’s death? Who would have the audacity to commit murder under so many noses? Inspector Black, on the scene in search of the escaped convict, has his job cut out for him. As the winds howl, suspicions rage — from Garth the gardener (who weeds with an axe) to an inept doctor on holiday from malpractice suits to a hairdresser who constantly changes her appearance — everyone has a hidden motive to want Billie Body dead. After all, she does have abs “to die for”!
No Body to Murder! is produced in cooperation with Pioneer Drama Service, Denver, CO.
Join us for auditions for Gold Camp Players Adult Community Theatre Play.
(Parental advisory: Adult situations, comedy, language.)
AUDITIONS consist of cold reading from the script.
Director: Sierra Ward
Sunday, September 22 at 1:00 pm
Monday, September 23 at 5:00 pm
Auditions take place at the back entrance of the Homestake Opera House in the Smart Center Conference Room at 308 Julius Street, Lead, SD. 605-584-2067
Brighton Beach Memoirs is a semi-autobiographical comedy play by Neil Simon, American playwright and screenwriter widely regarded as one of the most successful, prolific and performed playwrights in the world.
Brighton Beach Memoirs is a play written for adult audiences, is a story of a writer as a young teen in 1937 living with his family in a crowded, lower middle-class Brooklyn walk-up. Eugene Jerome is the narrator and central character. Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with the mundane existence of his family life in Brooklyn: formidable mother, overworked father, and his worldly older brother Stanley. Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche, her two young (but rapidly aging) daughters and you have a recipe for hilarity, served up Simon-style. This bittersweet memoir evocatively captures the life of a struggling Jewish household where, as his father states "if you didn't have a problem, you wouldn't be living here."
”Brings a fresh glow to Broadway...In many respects his funniest, richest and consequently the most affecting of his plays." - New York Daily News
"There’s no romanticized gloss on the view of family life; the bonds are intense and unbreakable, yet they come through with all the wrinkles of real life." - Variety
"Hilarious comedy...His finest play...A delightful and enriching experience." - CBS-TV
EUGENE - almost 15
BLANCHE - 38
KATE JEROME - 40 year-old, Blanche's sister, Eugene's mother
LAURIE - 13
NORA - her sister, lovely at 16
STANLEY JEROME - 18
JACOB "JACK" JEROME - about 40, Eugene's father
For more information, contact the Historic Homestake Opera House office at 605-584-2067 or visit www.homestakeoperahouse.org.
Programming support is provided in part by the South Dakota Arts Council and the City of Lead.