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We’re Hiring! – Part Time Administrative Assistant


*Update – This Position Has Been Filled

The Sioux Empire Community Theatre is hiring a PT Administrative Assistant. The Administrative Assistant will work closely with the Executive Director and provide administrative support. This is primarily a remote position with a flexible schedule ranging from 20-25 hours per week. Some in-person work may be required.

Apply Today!

Now Hiring – Assistant Stage Manager for Annie Jr.


This is a contracted & paid position!

An assistant stage manager is the eyes, ears and hands of the Stage Manager in the backstage area during the show and during rehearsals. They are part of the management team of a production and their behavior should reflect this with their commitment, timeliness and professionalism. They help relay cues, information, updates and monitor the actors.

They are responsible to help the SM with any needed clerical help including but not limited to:

  • Rehearsal set up and break down each night (setting up furniture, props, taping out the stage, break down of all items and lock up the facility with SM)
  • Cleaning up rehearsal/performance areas (sweeping, general cleaning, etc.)
    contacting late company members or any other communication needed from the Stage Manager
  • Takes over if the Stage Manager is unavailable
  • Attends regularly scheduled production meetings (if attainable)
  • Available for all tech rehearsals and performances
  • Has a general understanding of tech elements (lights, sound, fly lines, props, set management & moving, etc.)
  • May be required to take down blocking or be “on book” during rehearsals, if instructed by the stage manager
  • Now to August 14th, 2022

Job Duration:
Now through August 14, 2022

Annie Jr.
Read more about this Penguin Project production here.

To Apply:
Please fill out the application below!

Assistant Stage Manager Application

Season 20 Subscriptions Available Now!


Greetings Premiere Playhouse fans!

As many of you know, we announced our Season 20 lineup at our final show of Season 19, Cabaret. At the same time we also announced that Season 20 subscriptions were on sale and offer the best pricing and guaranteed seats to any who sign up! We thank everyone who is already excited about the next season, but for those who may have missed Cabaret, here is what’s coming up!

What’s in Season 20?

  • Young Frankenstein (Sept 29 – Oct 9)
  • A Christmas Carol (Dec 17 – 30)
  • The Premiere Premieres (Feb 16 – 18)
  • Cinderella (April 20 – 30)
  • Grease (June 15 – 25)

What is a season subscription?

Season 20 subscriptions are $175, of which The Premiere Playhouse receives $150.00. The subscription includes one ticket to each Season 20 production plus you’ll be notified of exclusive offers in the future!

*Standard ticket prices are $35 each.

How do I get one?

There are two ways!

  1. You can print out this form and bring it along with payment to The Premiere Playhouse office.
  2. You can call or visit the Washington Pavilion Box Office and they will get you squared away!
  3. Feel free to call The Premiere Playhouse at 605-360-4800 with any questions!

Thanks and we can’t wait to see you in September!

And The 2022 “Cabaret” Raffle Winner Is…


Once again we thank everyone for coming out and enjoying our production of Cabaret! For those of you who were also feeling lucky and entered our 50/50 raffle, we have drawn the winning ticket!

If your number is 6841467, you’ve won $587.00!

Please call 605-360-4800 or email [email protected] to claim your prize by June 23, 2022!

Thanks again for joining us for the last show of this amazing season!

Season 20 Announcement!


On Thursday, May 12th at The Premiere Playhouse’s (TPP) opening night performance of Cabaret in the historic Orpheum Theater, Executive and Artistic Director Robin Byrne announced TPP’s 20th Season. The season will open in September 2022 with Mel Brooks’s Young Frankenstein. In December Premiere will bring back their production of A Christmas Carol, a tradition initiated in Season 19 that they intend to continue for years to come. The 2023 calendar year begins with The Premiere Premieres in February, a new works showcase production featuring two one act plays written by local playwrights selected by a panel of adjudicators. TPP then continues their 20th season in April with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, followed by their season finale in June, Grease.

In his announcement, Byrne expressed his gratitude to the Sioux Empire community for their continued support of him and the playhouse for the past three years, and the many years prior. Cabaret serves as his final production as the Executive and Artistic Director. “I’m leaving behind a very different community theatre from the one that I inherited. I wish Oliver and The Premiere Playhouse continued success for the future.” Mr. Byrne asked the opening night audience to join him in welcoming TPP’s incoming Managing Artistic Director, Oliver Mayes, who will succeed Robin upon his departure from the company on June 30th, 2022. Mayes directed Premiere’s Cabaret, and Byrne expressed that the production is an example of the growth potential that TPP has with Mayes at the helm.

Mr. Mayes is looking forward to his first season as TPP’s Managing Artistic Director. “This is a really exciting season for the Sioux Empire community. We are producing a range of familiar titles that I intend for us to produce in uniquely creative ways. I look forward to continuing the evolution of Premiere’s engagement with the Sioux Falls community and overall growth as a non profit theatre organization.” He assumes the role of Managing Artistic Director on July 1st, 2022.

Cabaret continues performances tonight, May 13th at 7:00pm and continues through May 22nd. Dates and tickets are available at https://www.washingtonpavilion.org/event/cabaret.

Mary Poppins Jr. – Registrations Are Closed!


Thank you all for signing up your kids for this jolly holiday! Registrations are now closed and we can’t wait to see you all later this month!

For those who have applied for scholarships, do not fear! We will be selecting applicants and sending offers out via email this week!


Hot 104.7 Reviews Cabaret


Any good Cabaret is nothing without a great Emcee and this production has a fantastic Emcee in Patrick Simonsen!

 at Hot 104.7 came out to Cabaret and gave us a glowing review! We were thrilled to have her and we can’t wait to have you out too! Tickets are still available for the last weekend.

Read Natasha’s Review

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Welcome Our New Artistic Director, Oliver!


Rick Weiland, President of The Premiere Playhouse (TPP) announced today that Oliver Mayes has been hired as the Managing Artistic Director and will officially join the staff July 1st.

“We are excited to have Mr. Mayes on board to lead our growing organization as we continue to bring affordable and quality theatre to the Sioux Empire community. Oliver brings a contemporary perspective and professional experience that will position our organization for future success,” Weiland stated.

“I am thrilled to be joining The Premiere Playhouse and look forward to putting my passion and love of theatre to work for our Sioux Empire community. This is truly my dream job and what I have been working toward in my career thus far. Having the opportunity to use my experience and professional training to take The Premiere Playhouse to the next level is something I am very excited about,” Mayes said.

“I have gotten to know Oliver over the course of the last few months as the guest director of our season finale, Cabaret, and know he has the professional capabilities to lead our organization forward. As we continue to reach and grow as a community-based theatre organization, we are very fortunate to have Mr. Mayes at the helm,” stated Tammi Waltjer-Haverly, TPP Vice President.

Mayes is a theatre and media artist whose work has been seen in several states including California, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, South Dakota, and Virginia. With a background in acting, directing, producing, movement choreography, writing, and teaching, his credits span various mediums including plays, musical theatre, new play development, cabaret, and new media. An arts education advocate, his background also consists of professional experience in performing arts education recruitment, advising and program development. Mayes holds a Bachelors in Fine Arts in Music Theatre from AMDA College of the Performing Arts and a Masters in Fine Arts in Theatre Directing from the University of South Dakota. He is a recipient of the 2020 Stage Directors & Choreographers Society Fellowship and Kennedy Center Directing Intensive scholarship, an honor coincidentally awarded to him in his new artistic home, the Orpheum Theater.

Mr. Mayes’ first production with The Premiere Playhouse opens this Thursday, May 12th. Performances are at 7:00p.m. on May 12-14 and 19-21 as well as 2:00p.m. on May 14-15 and 21-22. The show will take place in the Orpheum Theater Center at 315 N. Phillips Avenue. Tickets for Cabaret are available at https://www.washingtonpavilion.org/event/cabaret.

National Nurses Week – 2022


Greetings nurses! This week, The Premiere Playhouse would like to celebrate the heroes of our hospitals by offering a Buy-One-Get-One-Half-Off deal on our upcoming production of Cabaret!

Treat your favorite nurse or, if you are a nurse, treat yourself to a pair of tickets. Use the code NURSESROCK from May 11 – 15, 2022 to get two tickets at a discounted price!

Offer valid May 11 – May 15, 2022

Cabaret Show Dates: May 12 – 22, 2022.

Purchase Tickets Today!


TPP Promotes Cabaret on Dakota News Now


On May 9, Robin Byrne and Oliver Mayes from The Premiere Playhouse visited the Dakota News Now studio to chat about our upcoming production of Cabaret. You can watch their interview by clicking the button below!

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Snippet from article:

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) – Since 1966 “Cabaret” has been a musical for the ages tackling the beginning of World War II and love. Artistic Director of the Premiere Playhouse and the Director of the show Oliver Mayes joined us today to tell us more about this unique musical. Dates and tickets can be found on the Premiere Playhouse website.

Tickets are selling fast so grab yours today!

Mother’s Day Matinees!


Mother’s day is coming up and The Premiere Playhouse wants to celebrate those special moms in our lives! This weekend, we are running a special promotion for all matinee showings for Cabaret in May. Every ticket purchased for a 2:00 show will by $5.00 off using the code WELOVEYOUMOMS.

Offer valid Saturday, May 7th – Sunday, May 8th.

View all Cabaret show dates here.

Purchase tickets here.

Thanks, moms!