The Importance of Being Bill Russell

- With Host Jeff Kingsbury

In the intimate setting of the Studio Theatre at the Performing Arts Center of Rapid City, celebrated Broadway playwright and lyricist Bill  Russell, will sit down with accomplished actor and friend, Jeff Kingsbury to reminisce and share stories of their lives in the theatre, and they have STORIES. Be prepared for lots of laughter, a few gasps, tears, and plenty of name-dropping.

Performing at the event

Bill Russell, Jeff Kingsbury, Darryl D'Angelo Jones, Nick Ducote, Kenzie Henderson, Cole Kennedy, Jenna Lee Moore, Jimmy Nguyen, Caleb Olson, Alex Rudd, Chris Schilling, Bethany Springs, Justin Speck, Lera Zamaraeva, Paige Hauer, and Josey Miller with musicians Meredith Meersman, Allen Temple and Jon Kern Anderson.

Bill and Jeff will be joined during the show by some of their favorite BHP company members singing tunes from some of Bill’s shows which include The Last Smoker in America, Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens, Pageant, Side Show (on Broadway and the West End), and Unexpected Joy which opened last year.


There is limited seating for this one-time, one-night talk show format performance featuring Bill, Jeff, and BHP Company Members. Funds raised from this event support the important educational work of the Black Hills Playhouse

This event is possible thanks to our generous sponsor, Laura Pankratz.

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Ticket Prices

Reserved seats:  $35

*Sorry! Buffalo and Holiday Passes cannot be used for this event


Performance Dates

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019, 7:30 pm in the The Studio Theater at the Performing Arts Center of Rapid City

Alternatively, call us at 605.255.4141 or 1.855.584.4141 (Toll-Free).



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