The 78th Season of the Black Hills Playhouse
Reservations for pass holders
Individual Tickets On Sale April 1st!
The Play That Goes Wrong
JUNE 9 - June 23, 2024
By Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields
THE STORY: From Mischief, Broadway masters of comedy, comes the smash hit farce. Welcome to opening night of the Cornley University Drama Society’s newest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. This 1920s whodunit has everything you never wanted in a show—an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines). Nevertheless, the accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences! Part Monty Python, part Sherlock Holmes, this Olivier Award–winning comedy is a global phenomenon that’s guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!
15 performances. Teens 13+ / Adults
The Little Mermaid
JUNE 30 - JULY 14, 2024
Music by Alan Menken; Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Glenn Slater; Book by Doug Wright
THE STORY: In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull, and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea.
15 performances. Matinee on July 4th.
All Ages / Families
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
JULY 21 - AUGUST 4, 2024
Book by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson, Music and Lyrics by Carol Hall
THE STORY: Carol Hall's bawdy-but-wholesome crowd-pleaser skewers pretension, celebrates life and touches the heartstrings. This raucous, red-blooded, hilarious musical comedy about a "Lil Ole Bitty Pissant Country Place" took Broadway by storm and continues to enthrall audiences worldwide.
Teens 16+/ Adults
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
AUGUST 11 - 17, 2024
Based on the novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens
THE STORY: 15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain: He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now it is 7 minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world.
8 performances. Teens 13+ / Adults
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Aussie Tourist on TripAdvisor
What a magical little theatre in a gorgeous location just off the Needles Scenic Highway! Please support this theatre if you are in the area - you won’t be disappointed.
CMGRCSD on TripAdvisor
Professional theater located in an unbelievably beautiful location! A wonderfully talented seasonal troupe of actors, comfortable seating... terrific spots for picnics! This is a Black Hills must do. Located in stunning
Custer State Park.
Michele Z on TripAdvisor
What a find.....fabulous theatre, nestled in a gorgeous Black Hills location. We saw Game's Afoot. It had me engaged from beginning to end. Acting was top rate. Didn't stop laughing. It was a wonderful and special night. This theatre and troupe are not to miss.