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The 78th Season of the Black Hills Playhouse

Reservations for pass holders
March 1st!

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.

15 performances. 

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




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.

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