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Sioux Falls Theater Reviews

View the latest BroadwayWorld reviews of live + streaming theatre in Sioux Falls.


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....
BWW Review: COME FROM AWAY at Washington Pavilion Photo BWW Review: COME FROM AWAY at Washington Pavilion
by Sonja Niles - May 04, 2022

This show will make you laugh, cry and recognize the value of human connection. Don’t miss it....
BWW Review: LITTLE WOMEN at Augustana University Theatre Photo BWW Review: LITTLE WOMEN at Augustana University Theatre
by Sonja Niles - April 28, 2022

Augustana University Theatre patrons are in for a delightful treat this weekend with Little Women The Musical at Edith Mortenson Center Theatre. Everything about this show is a pleasure. Infused with love and the energy, this production pulls you into the world of Jo March and her family with fond r...
BWW Review: TRIUMPH OF LOVE at Wayne S. Knutson Theatre Photo BWW Review: TRIUMPH OF LOVE at Wayne S. Knutson Theatre
by Sonja Niles - April 23, 2022

One of the best productions of the theatre season is playing at Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts in Vermillion, SD!...
BWW Review: Dakota Wesleyan University's Production of Stage ROCK OF AGES Photo BWW Review: Dakota Wesleyan University's Production of Stage ROCK OF AGES
by Sonja Niles - April 03, 2022

Dakota Wesleyan University Theatre mounted a visually exciting production of ROCK OF AGES for Mitchell area theater audiences. Opening moments of the production were colorful and stimulating, with the use of some sophisticated strobe and lighting effects. The audience was prepped for a time warp of ...
BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY at Washington Pavilion Photo BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY at Washington Pavilion
by Sonja Niles - March 26, 2022

The national non-equity touring company of HAIRSPRAY was a hit at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls, South Dakota with an audience full of fans of this musical classic. From the opening moments to the finale, the electricity of a youthful and enthusiastic cast is contagious. I found myself wond...
BWW Review: SONS OF SERENDIP at Washington Pavilion Photo BWW Review: SONS OF SERENDIP at Washington Pavilion
by Sonja Niles - March 10, 2022

Four young men who met at Boston University, and in their words, were reunited serendipitously, create the most compelling sound in music I have experienced in years....
BWW Review: ROALD DAHL'S CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at Washington Pavilion Photo BWW Review: ROALD DAHL'S CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at Washington Pavilion
by Sonja Niles - March 07, 2022

The touring production of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and The Chocolate Factory seems an unlikely place to find  inspiration in reconciling the events of the world’s political stage, but when viewed in the context of the current sociopolitical climate, it seems possible. The lyrics of the song “Pure Imagin...
BWW Review: Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS at The Premiere Playhouse Photo BWW Review: Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS at The Premiere Playhouse
by Sonja Niles - March 04, 2022

Make arrangements TODAY to get tickets to this MUST SEE offering from Premiere Playhouse!...
BWW Review: WOMEN OF 4G at State University Theatre Photo BWW Review: WOMEN OF 4G at State University Theatre
by Sonja Niles - February 24, 2022

Women Of 4G playing at the Fishback Studio at the Performing Arts Center at SDSU in Brookings, is a play that was written by Amy Tofte, a native of Brookings, SD. That fact alone, was impetus for me to travel on a frigid Wednesday night to see an opening night performance of this production. ...
BWW Review: POTTED POTTER at Orpheum Theater Photo BWW Review: POTTED POTTER at Orpheum Theater
by Sonja Niles - February 19, 2022

Potted Potter at the Orpheum is a rowdy rollercoaster ride of inside jokes and sight gags, broad physical humor and a little audience participation sprinkled in. The audience assembled were a mix of ages with lots of folks in their 30's without kids. ...
BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Washington Pavilion Photo BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Washington Pavilion
by Sonja Niles - February 07, 2022

Sometimes the magic of theatre is such a gift, that you carry it with you for days and weeks after a performance and you feel like a bit of an apostle, testifying to the beauty and wonder of what you have experienced. If that makes it sound like attending Fiddler on the Roof at the Washington Pavili...
BWW Review: LOMBARDI at The Premiere Playhouse Photo BWW Review: LOMBARDI at The Premiere Playhouse
by Sonja Niles - February 04, 2022

Lombardi, at The Premiere Playhouse in Sioux Falls is an artistic production about the life of famed coach Vince Lombardi and the Green Bay Packers football team. The play covers one week in 1965 with the team preparing for a championship game. The vehicle for moving the story forward is the charact...
BWW Review: THAT GOLDEN GIRLS SHOW! at Orpheum Theater Photo BWW Review: THAT GOLDEN GIRLS SHOW! at Orpheum Theater
by Sonja Niles - January 22, 2022

The production team did a great job of making the voices audible and the set inviting to the viewer's eye. There is merchandise to peruse in the lobby and I may be 'dating' myself by saying that the prices are a 'good bargain'. January can be a long and tedious month to put up with, so do yourself a...
BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Premiere Playhouse Photo BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Premiere Playhouse
by Sonja Niles - December 03, 2021

The stage pictures created by A Christmas Carol presented by The Premiere Playhouse in Sioux Falls are a mixture of the traditional Dickens story and the inevitable temptation to 'tech it up' in the modern theatre....
BWW Review: MEDEA at Augustana University Theatre Photo BWW Review: MEDEA at Augustana University Theatre
by Sonja Niles - November 12, 2021

The classic Greek tragedy Medea, presented by Augustana University Theatre had some nice theatrical moments and visual pictures. I was pleased by the presentation of the set with its stonework dais centered on the stage and large columns ascending, giving the audience the feel of being in a cavernou...
BWW Review: MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL at Orpheum Theater Photo BWW Review: MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL at Orpheum Theater
by Sonja Niles - November 07, 2021

Theatergoers may need to mentally prepare for the experience of Menopause The Musical at the Orpheum Theater because it was a party from the moment we sat in our seats until we leapt to our feet for a standing ovation....
BWW Review: THE ADDAMS FAMILY, A NEW MUSICAL COMEDY at USF - Jeschke Fine Arts Photo BWW Review: THE ADDAMS FAMILY, A NEW MUSICAL COMEDY at USF - Jeschke Fine Arts
by Sonja Niles - October 28, 2021

It's a joyful experience at the theatre when I can sit at Jeschke Fine Arts at University of Sioux Falls, surrounded by so many students in attendance to support classmates on opening night of The Addams Family, A New Musical Comedy. Director Joe Obermueller very adeptly, and with great humor, bring...
BWW Review: FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL PARODY at Orpheum Theater Photo BWW Review: FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL PARODY at Orpheum Theater
by Sonja Niles - October 08, 2021

The touring production of Friends! The Musical Parody at the Orpheum Theater in Sioux Falls, SD had an energy of excitement and anticipation on Thursday evening as the audience found their seats; many of them as a 'group of friends'. As recorded music ramped up the theme to the iconic television pro...
BWW Review: WAITRESS: A NEW MUSICAL Serves Up A Bittersweet Slice of Life at the Wash Photo BWW Review: WAITRESS: A NEW MUSICAL Serves Up A Bittersweet Slice of Life at the Washington Pavilion
by Kaija Bonde - March 10, 2020

Based on the 2007 cult movie by Adrienne Shelly staring Kerry Russell and Nathan Fillion, Waitress: A New Musical is a new Broadway adaptation, featuring an original score from 8 time Grammy nominiee Sara Bareilles. Like the movie, this is the story of Jenna, played by the sensational Bailey McCall,...
BWW Review: A BRONX TALE unfolds at The Washington Pavilion Photo BWW Review: A BRONX TALE unfolds at The Washington Pavilion
by Kaija Bonde - February 09, 2020

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BWW Review: THE COLOR PURPLE Shines Bright at The Washington Pavilion Photo BWW Review: THE COLOR PURPLE Shines Bright at The Washington Pavilion
by Kaija Bonde - January 15, 2020

'I don't need you to love me, I don't need you to love. I've got...my sister, I can feel her now. She may not be here, but she's still mine.' So begins the profound anthem 'I'm Here', sung by Celie in the second act of The Color Purple, now playing at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls, SD. That...