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VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota’s Department of Theatre is pleased to present the second musical of its 2021-2022 season, “[title of show],” running Oct. 21-24 in the Arena Theatre.
In this charming and hilarious show, two guys set out to write a musical about two guys writing a musical about two guys writing a musical. Hunter and Jeff develop their musical before the audience’s eyes, assisted by their best friends, Heidi and Susan. “[title of show]” features two different casts. Seating is limited, so it is recommended to purchase tickets prior to the day-of performance.
Director Matt Nesmith is an associate professor in the USD Department of Theatre and is looking forward to directing a musical in the intimate setting of the Arena Theatre. “’[title of show]’ is funny, witty and endearing,” he said. “It has great music and provides an honest, unapologetic and poignant window into the creative artist inside each and every one of us who’s yearning to express themselves, and to the lasting friendships that sustain us through all of our highs and lows.”
Senior B.F.A. musical theatre major Mariah Seeley is excited for her first live and in-person show at USD in two years. “Everyone should see ‘[title of show]’ because whether they come one night, two nights or every night, they will get something fresh each time,” said Seeley. “We have a dual cast which means twice the comedy from twice the incredible actors.”
At times irreverent and snarky, “[title of show]” is also a touching show that tackles everything from chasing dreams to overcoming insecurities to making meaningful human connections.
“[title of show]” performs Oct. 21-23 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance on Oct. 24 at 2 p.m. in the Arena Theatre on the USD campus. Tickets ($15 Adults, $12 Senior Citizen [62+], $10 K-12 & non-USD students with ID, and free for USD students with ID) can be purchased in the afternoons (noon–5 p.m.) starting Sept. 16 at the USD Theatre Box Office or by calling 605-58-3484. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.usd.edu/theatre.
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USD’s College of Fine Arts encourages students to pursue their chosen professional field in art, music or theater through their study with nationally recognized faculty who are working professionals. Students learn and grow to be professional fine artists with great job potential anywhere in the country. The college offers opportunities for additional real-world experiences through work with guest artists, study tours abroad and opportunities at the National Music Museum and the University Art Galleries on the Vermillion campus and the Black Hills Playhouse in Custer State Park. The college brings more than 80 guests artists to campus annually to work with students.
Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.