Theater in the Parks

Bring your lawn chair, blankets, and come see great live theater in our beautiful parks system. Since all shows are outside, they are weather dependent. Performance will be cancelled if there is inclement weather prior to showtime. All shows are free to the public.

OPERA SOUTH DAKOTA PRESENTS THE THREE LITTLE PIGS

MCKENNAN PARK BAND SHELL 
Opera South Dakota with Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation is proud to present an operatic version of the story of The Three Little Pigs based on scenes from the operas by W.A. Motzart. While brother pigs Don Giovanni and Cherubino set off to make homes of sticks and straw, their sister, Despina, goes to the library to read up on “huff-proof, puff-proof” home construction. After Wolfgang Bigbad blows down the boys’ flimsy homes, they run to their sister’s sturdy new brick house quite ready to admit that going to the library and reading books is a pretty smart thing to do after all.

JUN 20 | THU | 7 P.M.
JUN 21 | FRI | 10 A.M.
JUN 21 | FRI | 7 P.M.


BARE BODKINS PRESENTS THE COMEDY OF ERRORS

QUEEN BEE MILL AT FALLS PARK 
After the success of our 21st season production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, we are excited to offer audiences another of Shakespeare’s most crowd-pleasing comedies: The Comedy of Errors. One of Shakespeare’s earliest and most farcical comedies, The Comedy of Errors tells the story of two sets of identical twins accidentally separated at birth. When the unsuspecting twins arrive in Ephesus, a series of wild mishaps ensues as they encounter one another’s friends and family members. Full of Shakespeare’s most exciting comedy, The Comedy of Errors has something for everybody: slapstick, mistaken identity and plenty of surprise plot twists. Our 22nd season promises to offer much to Shakespeare fans old and new, and we are excited to share this comedic masterpiece using Bare Bodkin’s signature fast paced and engaging style.

The 90-minute performance will take place in the ruins of the Queen Bee Mill at Falls Park.
**Seating is on metal bleachers with very limited room for those needing to sit in lawn chairs. All tickets are free, but seating is limited. First–come, first–seated. Tickets will be handed out starting at 6 p.m. the night of the performance.

JUL 5 | FRI | 7 P.M. | FREE
JUL 6 | SAT | 7 P.M. | FREE
JUL 7 | SUN | 7 P.M. | FREE
JUL 10 | WED | 7 P.M. | FREE
JUL 11 | THU | 7 P.M. | FREE
JUL 12 | FRI | 7 P.M. | FREE
JUL 13 | SAT | 7 P.M. | FREE
JUL 14 | SUN | 7 P.M. | FREE


EPHEMERAL PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS BROADWAY AND BEYOND 2019

MCKENNAN PARK BAND SHELL
“Broadway and Beyond!” brings the magic of New York City to McKennan Park stage in this exciting performance for the whole family! From Coco, Once on This Island, and Smallfoot to classics such as Mary Poppins, West Side Story, and Bye Birdie. The stage will come alive in story, song, and dance. Join us as we celebrate some of the Sioux Empire’s most talented performers ages 8–80 in a performance you won’t forget!

AUG 8 | THU | 7 P.M. | FREE
AUG 10 | SAT | 7 P.M. | FREE
AUG 11 | SUN | 2 P.M. | FREE
AUG 11 | SUN | 7 P.M. | FREE