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Review: HAIR at The Premiere Playhouse Photo Review: HAIR at The Premiere Playhouse
by Sonja Niles - June 14, 2024

The opening night performance of HAIR at The Premiere Playhouse was a loud, proud and purposeful showing of rock music artistry with some technical elements that unfortunately overshadowed the actors on stage at various points in the show. ...

Review: LOVE AND INFORMATION at The Monstrous Little Theatre Company Photo Review: LOVE AND INFORMATION at The Monstrous Little Theatre Company
by Sonja Niles - April 26, 2024

Director Jeff Larson  and the cast of LOVE AND INFORMATION, a play by Caryl Churchill, have delivered a standout production that plays really well in an intimate space like White Wall Studios. The actors that portray the various characters reveal layer after layer of personality and emotion in this ...

Review: BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL, USD Department Of Theatre Photo Review: BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL, USD Department Of Theatre
by Sonja Niles - April 21, 2024

I loved this crazy roller coaster ride of storytelling delivered with a patchwork of musical genres....

Review: BIG FISH THE MUSICAL at University Of Sioux Falls Photo Review: BIG FISH THE MUSICAL at University Of Sioux Falls
by Sonja Niles - April 18, 2024

BIG FISH is a Broadway Musical  adapted from Tim Burton’s 2003 film of the same title, and is the story of a man named Edward Bloom who aspired to do “great things” and be the hero of his own life story. He tries to relate that sense of adventure and aspiration in his son and all the people around h...

Review: OKLAHOMA! at The Premiere Playhouse Photo Review: OKLAHOMA! at The Premiere Playhouse
by Sonja Niles - April 12, 2024

Opening Night of OKLAHOMA! at The Premiere Playhouse was a stroll down memory lane for the audience with a few “fresh takes' on the songs and scenes of the musical as written by Rodgers and Hammerstein.   The vocalists were all very strong performers and most of them were particularly inventive in t...

Review: THIS IS MY BODY at Augustana University Theatre Photo Review: THIS IS MY BODY at Augustana University Theatre
by Sonja Niles - March 01, 2024

A compelling depiction of generational trauma and perseverance. The World Premiere of THIS IS MY BODY by Grace Ahles, Hanna Beshai, and Richard W. Swanson at Edith Mortenson Centre theatre is a throughtfully presented piece of theatrical collaboration. It should be noted with some studied admiration...

Review: THE PREMIERE PREMIERES at The Premiere Playhouse Photo Review: THE PREMIERE PREMIERES at The Premiere Playhouse
by Sonja Niles - February 16, 2024

What did our critic think of THE PREMIERE PREMIERES at The Premiere Playhouse?...

Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Premiere Playhouse Photo Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Premiere Playhouse
by Sonja Niles - December 17, 2023

What did our critic think of A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Premiere Playhouse?...

Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID at The Premiere Playhouse Photo Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID at The Premiere Playhouse
by Sonja Niles - October 07, 2023

Delightful family fare and theatrical perfection!...

Review: BEETLEJUICE at Washington Pavilion Photo Review: BEETLEJUICE at Washington Pavilion
by Sonja Niles - September 27, 2023

What did our critic think of BEETLEJUICE at Washington Pavilion? Shows like BEETLEJUICE, touring the country and showing at the Washington Pavilion’s Mary Sommervold Hall this week are a visual spectacle of lighting and scene design genius. As the show opens the effects that draw us into this wacky ...

Review: GREASE at The Premiere Playhouse Photo Review: GREASE at The Premiere Playhouse
by Sonja Niles - June 23, 2023

The Premiere Playhouse production of Grease checks off a lot of the boxes of what a great night at the theatre is all about. The band, led by Music Director Matthew Walicke provided a tight sound for this talented cast to rely on by setting a great pace and maintaining a good flow to this production...

Review: RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA at The Premiere Playhouse Photo Review: RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA at The Premiere Playhouse
by Sonja Niles - April 22, 2023

What did our critic think of RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA at The Premiere Playhouse?...

Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Washington Pavilion Photo Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Washington Pavilion
by Sonja Niles - April 19, 2023

What did our critic think of DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Washington Pavilion? The touring production of DEAR EVAN HANSEN opened on Thursday, April 18th in the Mary Sommervold Hall at the Washington Pavilion with the preshow sounds of social media alerts and a visual array of platforms streaming via projecti...

Review: MY FAIR LADY at Washington Pavilion Photo Review: MY FAIR LADY at Washington Pavilion
by Sonja Niles - March 11, 2023

Delightful, dazzling touring production!...

Review: QUEENS at Brookings High School Photo Review: QUEENS at Brookings High School
by Sonja Niles - February 09, 2023

Brookings High School Theatre Program is BRILLIANT in the production of QUEENS....

Review: TOOTSIE at Washington Pavilion Photo Review: TOOTSIE at Washington Pavilion
by Sonja Niles - February 04, 2023

What did our critic think of TOOTSIE at Washington Pavilion?...

Review: ON YOUR FEET! at Washington Pavilion Photo Review: ON YOUR FEET! at Washington Pavilion
by Sonja Niles - January 14, 2023

What did our critic think of ON YOUR FEET! at Washington Pavilion?...

Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Premiere Playhouse Photo Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Premiere Playhouse
by Sonja Niles - December 18, 2022

What did our critic think of A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Premiere Playhouse?...

Review: LEGALLY BLONDE - THE MUSICAL at Washington Pavilion Photo Review: LEGALLY BLONDE - THE MUSICAL at Washington Pavilion
by Sonja Niles - November 16, 2022

LEGALLY BLONDE - THE MUSICAL is an adaptation of the cult classic movie of 2001 and is jam-packed with energy and at the very least, will be a great way to spend a couple of hours on a cold night in November in Sioux Falls. At its deepest levels, it will give you reasons to reflect on themes that ar...

Review: BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at Washington Pavilion Photo Review: BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at Washington Pavilion
by Sonja Niles - November 03, 2022

The touring company BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY is flush with musical talent. Every performer is an actor and a musician. We are introduced to a 19 year old Buddy Holly and his bandmates/friends as they start to introduce their 'own kind of music' which happens to be rock and roll, on a country ra...

Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON at Washington Pavilion Photo Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON at Washington Pavilion
by Sonja Niles - October 22, 2022

Sioux Falls audiences have a rare opportunity to experience the sheer magnitude of the 'WOW Factor' this weekend with a touring production of THE BOOK OF MORMON at the Washington Pavilion. Every detail from a beautiful and super-efficient functioning set design, to some magical lighting designs and ...

Review: ANNIE JR. at The Premiere Playhouse Photo Review: ANNIE JR. at The Premiere Playhouse
by Sonja Niles - August 13, 2022

ANNIE JR. at The Premiere Playhouse is a production in conjunction with The Penguin Project, an initiative that started in Peoria, Illinois as a way to empower children with special needs through theatre. The artists involved with Annie Jr. in Friday evening's production were partnered with a mentor...

Review: Broadway's ANASTASIA Delights at Washington Pavilion Photo Review: Broadway's ANASTASIA Delights at Washington Pavilion
by Sonja Niles - June 18, 2022

Most of the fun in seeing a new Broadway musical is in anticipating the experience with no preconceived notions of how it will be produced. ANASTASIA at the Washington Pavilion certainly gave Sioux Falls audiences an opportunity to be surprised and delighted. ...

BWW Review: CABARET at Orpheum Theater Photo BWW Review: CABARET at Orpheum Theater
by Sonja Niles - May 13, 2022

The Premiere Playhouse production of CABARET is a mixed bag of incongruities. This is not just a story of debauchery in 1929 Berlin nightlife. It is also a political commentary of the early days of Nazi extremism that begin to wear away at the fiber of the country and the people of Germany. It is in...

BWW Review: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME at USF - Jeschke Fine A Photo BWW Review: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME at USF - Jeschke Fine Arts
by Sonja Niles - May 05, 2022

University of Sioux Falls' production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME is an adaptation by Simon Stephens of the 2003 Mark Haddon mystery novel of the same name. It is party mystery, and part visual glimpse inside the mind of the protagonist Christopher Boone....



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Alice in Wonderland
Washington Pavilion Performing Arts - Education Dept (5/1 - 5/4)
Bright Star
South Dakota State University (4/3 - 4/6)
The Book of Mormon (Non-Equity) in South Dakota The Book of Mormon (Non-Equity)
Washington Pavilion [Sommervold Hall] (5/2 - 5/3)
Disney's The Little Mermaid
Harrisburg Pac (6/28 - 6/29)
Bright Star
Aberdeen Community Theatre (6/11 - 6/23)
Disney's Frozen Jr
Placerville Camp (6/7 - 7/27)
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