‘The Bard of Ballyfiddle’ will premiere in Vermillion

Vermillion Community Theatre is again proud to team with the Children's Theatre Company of South Dakota (CTCSD) to showcase local talent with the premiere of the children's production of "The Bard of Ballyfiddle". 

This lively musical about a school that loses its music was written by Vermillion playwright, Steve Miller, under the pseudonym of C.G Miller and will feature professional actors working with 50 young actors from the Vermillion area.  Rehearsals will be after school Sept. 14-18 with performances on Friday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 19 at 2 p.m.  Rehearsals will be at the Vermillion Middle School commons and performances will be at Colton Hall in the Fine Arts Building on the University of South Dakota campus.  Tickets are available at the door for $5 for K-Adult with no charge for kids under 5.

There may be some spots still remaining for actors. The participation fee is $30 which includes a t-shirt. Call 624-5590 for an application.

These are the premiere performances for this new production that will tour throughout South Dakota in 2009-2010.  CTCSD is an outreach of the Black Hills Playhouse but the managers, Dan and Debra Workman, call Vermillion home. Every effort is made to utilize local talent in the preparation of scripts and sets. 

Steve Miller most recently led the writing team responsible for the 2009 summer musical production of "In Every Generation" honoring Vermillion's Sesquicentennial.  He wrote a previous musical for the CTSCD entitled "You Look Marvelous" as well as other works for the Vermillion Community Theatre. 

This production receives funding from the State of South Dakota through the Department of Education and Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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