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The 78th Season of the Black Hills Playhouse

Box Office # & Hours: 605 255-4141

Monday -- CLOSED


Tuesday - Saturday

9:30 am - 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

One hour before show time

Sunday -- 1:00 pm -4:00 pm

Pay-As-You-Can Performances on the Saturday before each show opening.

All Openings in 2024 are Sunday Matinees--Plan to join the artists for an opening reception after the show!


The Play That Goes Wrong 

JUNE 9 - June 23, 2024

By Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields

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

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

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

A 15-year-old has an extraordinary brain and is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. Having never ventured alone beyond his neighborhood,  the teen distrusts strangers and detests being touched. Now it is 7 minutes after midnight, and Chris stands beside a neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Under suspicion of the murder, the teen is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and carefully records each fact of the crime. But the detective work, forbidden by Chris's father, takes this extraordinary teen on a thrilling journey that turns their  world on end.

8 performances. Teens 13+ / Adults

Thank You Season 78 Sponsors!

Show Title Sponsors

Guest Artist Sponsors

Thank You 2024 Education Sponsors!

What People Are Saying

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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