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  • Auditions for "A Hollimark Christmas for Beth"

    Auditions: October 9th and 10th at 7pm at Capitol Theatre 415 S Main St. Synopsis: A holiday movie parody everyone can enjoy! Beth, a big city news reporter, suddenly inherits the Evergreen Inn in Christmasville, Canada – it’s a bed and breakfast with a tree farm. Can Santa, St. Agnes, an elf, and a hunky, plaid-clad tree farmer help Beth pursue her true passion of baking - and regain her Christmas spirit along the way? Bet you can guess the answer! But can you catch all the fast-paced holiday movie tropes and references? You might be too busy laughing! Fill out email to with the subject "HOLLIMARK AUDITONS FORM" or fill out return at auditions. ACT IS LOOKING FOR: 8 to 11 Women, age range 20s to 60s 7 to 11 Men, age range 30s to 60s 1 Girl & 1 Boy, 6 to 10 years old Starting October 3rd, scripts available at K.O. Lee Aberdeen Public Library and ACT's office (417 S Main). Tentative dates are: Mid November

  • OH NO! Aberdeen Community Theatre is in Facebook jail!

    Aberdeen Community Theatre recently posted a photo of an actor with a prop gun, to promote our upcoming murder mystery play. Someone reported the photo as a “violation” of Facebook rules, and now Facebook has blocked the ACT Facebook page, leaving us with no social media presence! So, we need your help. We are asking friends of ACT to spread the word as much as you can! Please, tell your friends about the show and share this blog post (share button on the bottom of this page) to your own social media accounts! “Murder at Café Noir” opens next week on the stage at the Capitol Theatre. September 27-29 & October 2-7 at 6:30pm and October 8 at 12:30pm. Buy tickets online at, in person at Riddle’s Jewelry, or by phone at (605) 225-2228. Tickets are $47 ($55 starting September 27th) and include the meal, the play, and a large ACT souvenir “sippy” cup. For more information on “Murder at Café Noir” click: ⬇️SHARE BUTTONS

  • ACT presents "Murder at Cafe Noir"

    Aberdeen Community Theatre is pleased to present “Murder at Café Noir,” a 1940s-style murder mystery with audience participation. The Cafe is a secluded island hideaway, populated by colorful and suspicious characters - and when someone turns up dead, there are plenty of possible motives! Will private eye Rick Archer crack the case before anyone else meets an untimely demise? DATES & TIMES ARRIVE EARLY! Seating, mingling and drinks starting 30 minutes prior to each performance. Beer and wine will be available for purchase during social and throughout the performance. • Wednesday, September 27 - 6:30pm social, 7:00pm performance. • Thursday, September 28 - 6:30pm social, 7:00pm performance. • Friday, September 29 - 6:30pm social, 7:00pm performance. • Monday, October 2 - 6:30pm social, 7:00pm performance. • Tuesday, October 3 - 6:30pm social, 7:00pm performance. • Wednesday, October 4 - 6:30pm social, 7:00pm performance. • Thursday, October 5 - 6:30pm social, 7:00pm performance. • Friday, October 6 - 6:30pm social, 7:00pm performance. • Saturday, October 7 - 6:30pm social, 7:00pm performance. • Sunday, October 8 - 12:30pm social, 1:00pm performance. CAST Tim Moffett as Rick Archer Diane Leitheiser as Madam Toureau Haley Salem as Sheila Wonderly Arlyn Rusche as Anthony Cairo Kyla Bearheels as Marie Larue Tony Kollman as Simon Gutterman and Brian T. Schultz as Thursby, Vangilder & Rigfield SEATS & TICKETS $55 and include the play, the meal, and a Large ACT Souvenir Cup. Tickets can also be purchased in person at Riddle’s Jewelry Store (check store hours), or by phone at (605) 225-2228 (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm). Audience members will be seated at tables and chairs on the stage (refer to seating chart below). There will be tables of 6, 8 and 10 people. The “action” will take place all around and in between the tables – there’s no “front row” or “back row” and no seat is a bad seat! The stage is accessible to people using wheelchairs or walkers. Wheelchair patrons: please call ACT at (605) 225-2228 so a staff member can assist you in selecting your seat location. FOOD & DRINKS Aberdeen Community Theatre is grateful to our caterer, Ken’s SuperFair Foods, for their support! The meal will include a green salad, main course (roast beef or chicken breast) with baby baked potatoes, green beans, dinner rolls, and dessert. Pop and water will be included with the meal (free will donations for beverages are always appreciated). Every person who comes to the play will receive a complimentary Large ACT Souvenir Cup. Beer and wine will be available for purchase separately. Please be aware that food will be prepared off-site, and Aberdeen Community Theatre cannot guarantee the absence of common allergens, such as dairy, eggs, wheat, soybeans, tree nuts, peanuts, or seafood. Please contact the ACT office with questions or concerns. ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS? Please call (605) 225-2228 so that we may assist you.

  • "Murder at Cafe Noir" auditions for dinner theater

    AUDITIONS: August 21st and 22nd at 7pm at Capitol Theatre 415 S Main St. SYNOPSIS: Enjoy food and drinks during ACT’s first dinner theatre production in decades! This 1940s detective story features Rick Archer, P.I., out to find a curvaceous runaway on the forgotten island of Mustique, a place stuck in a black-and-white era. The owner of the Cafe Noir has washed ashore, murdered, and Rick’s quarry was the last person seen with him. Rick employs his hard-boiled talents to find the killer. Was it the French madame and club manager, the voodoo priestess, the shyster British attorney, the black marketeer, or the femme fatale? The audience votes twice on what they want Rick to do next, and these decisions can affect the outcome of the play! ACT IS LOOKING FOR: Rick Archer – A private eye who’s always wanted to be Bogart or Mitchum in a 1940s noir movie. Madam Toureau – A lady who’s seen it all while managing Café Noir (where everything is for sale). Sheila Wonderly – Real name: Sheilda Schickelmeier. A spoiled rich girl, learning life lessons the hard way. Anthony Cairo – A dealer in the black market hiding at Café Noir to avoid the police. Marie Larue – The daughter of a Voodoo priestess and a politican. She sells spells and tells fortunes. Simon Gutterman – A British barrister in disgrace, after a scandal involving wealthy female clients. Thursby/Vangilder/Rigfield – One actor plays all three roles: a two-bit gun runner, a blackmailer, and a British cop. Fill out and email to with the subject "FOR BETTER AUDITONS FORM" or fill out and return at auditions. A limited number of scripts available at ACT's office (417 S Main). Tentative dates are: Late September/Early October.

  • ACT presents "For Better"

    FOR BETTER by Eric Coble Show Dates: August 2nd - 5th at 7:30pm, and 6th at 2:30pm Directed by: Brian T. Schultz Ticket Sales: ACT Subscribers start July 11th at 10am Early Bird tickets start July 15th - $16 Advance tickets start July 18th - $18 Door tickets - $22 Tickets can be purchased at Riddle's Jewelry (check store for hours), 605-225-2228 or by clicking "Buy Tickets now" SYNOPSIS: A romantic comedy for the digital age! Karen and Max are getting married. At least, they will… if their jobs will ever let them be in the same city at the same time. “For Better” is a hilarious farce that pokes fun at our overdependence on the gadgets in our lives and explores whether, in the high-tech world of texting, email, and camera phones, a bride and groom actually need to be in the same country, at the same time, to tie the knot! Cast List: Wally..................Arlyn Rusche Karen.................Jessica Appl Francine.........Brittany Quinn Michael.................Eliot Lucas Lizzie................Kylee Carlson Stuart..........Jason Honerman FOR BETTER was originally commissioned by Curious Theatre Company, Chip Walton, Producing Artistic Director. This Commission was funded in part by a grant from the National New Play Network

  • Auditions "For Better"

    Auditions: June 19th & 20th at 7pm at Capitol Theatre 415 S Main St. A romantic comedy for the digital age! Karen and Max are getting married. At least, they will… if their jobs will ever let them be in the same city at the same time. “For Better” is a hilarious farce that pokes fun at our overdependence on the gadgets in our lives and explores whether, in the high-tech world of texting, email, and camera phones, a bride and groom actually need to be in the same country, at the same time, to tie the knot! Fill out email to with the subject "FOR BETTER AUDITONS FORM" or fill out return at auditions. ACT IS LOOKING FOR: WALLY BAEDEKER - a man who's been married, Karen's father, 60's. KAREN BAEDEKER - a woman who wants to be married, 30's. FRANCINE DEXTER - a woman who is married, Karen's sister, 40's. MICHAEL DEXTER - the man Francine married, 40's. STUART TRAMONTANE - a man who is buffeted, 30's. LIZZIE MONOHAN - a woman who floats, 30's. Scripts available at K.O. Lee Aberdeen Public Library and ACT's office (417 S Main). Tentative dates are: Late July/Early August.

  • Win Tickets to "9 to 5 The Musical"

    Well HELLO, Dolly!! ACT's summer show, "9 to 5 The Musical," hits the stage June 6 - 11, with music and lyrics written by Dolly Parton herself! Wanna snag some free tickets? Keep your eyes peeled for Dolly Parton visiting local businesses around town. Snap a selfie with her, post it on Facebook using #AberdeenCommunityTheatre or tag Aberdeen Community Theatre and you could win! We'll choose five lucky winners on Friday, June 2 at 10am. Winners will be announced here and on Facebook. Dolly was spotted at the RED ROOSTER and SAMMY'S on main street! Can't wait? Big shoutout to Aberdeen's awesome new local newspaper, the Aberdeen Insider for sponsoring the cutouts! Watch out for scammers in the comments! Those sneaky scammers might try to pretend to be ACT, but don't fall for it. We won't notify winners in the comments or ask you to share personal info. Stay safe!

  • Get Ready for a Wild Ride with "9 to 5 The Musical"!

    Are you tired of the daily grind at work? Dreaming of a little revenge against a terrible boss? Well, get ready to live out your wildest fantasies with "9 to 5 The Musical"! Presented by the Aberdeen Community Theatre and directed by the talented Brian T. Schultz, this show is guaranteed to have you laughing, singing, and dancing in your seat. Mark your calendars because the show dates are June 6th to June 10th at 7:30pm, with an additional matinee performance on June 11th at 2:30pm. Don't miss out on this incredible theatrical experience! Now, let's talk tickets. You can grab your advance tickets starting today for just $20. It's a steal! If you prefer to decide at the last minute, door tickets will be available for $24. You can purchase your tickets at Riddle's Jewelry (don't forget to check their store hours), give us a call at 605-225-2228, or simply click "Buy Tickets now" below. Easy peasy! But what exactly is "9 to 5 The Musical" all about? Well, it's based on the beloved 1980 hit movie and features music and lyrics by none other than the iconic Dolly Parton, with a book by Patricia Resnick. Set in the late 1970s during the Rolodex era, this hilarious story revolves around three female coworkers who have had enough of their sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot of a boss. Violet, Judy, and Doralee, played by the talented Jennifer Barkmeier, Michelle Schaunaman, and Haley Salem respectively, reach their boiling point and hatch a plan to get even. In a turn of events that will have you rolling with laughter, they decide to give their boss, Franklin Hart Jr. (portrayed by Tony Kollman), a taste of his own medicine. While Hart is "otherwise engaged," these fierce ladies take control of the company and give their workplace the dream makeover it desperately needs. Talk about girl power! Filled with outrageous moments, thought-provoking themes, and a dash of romance, "9 to 5 The Musical" is a high-energy extravaganza. With its jubilant score and relatable characters, this production is the perfect fit for everyone. So, gather your friends, put on your dancing shoes, and get ready for a night of laughter, empowerment, and toe-tapping tunes. Whether you've experienced the daily struggles of the 9-to-5 grind or simply love a good musical, this show promises to be a wild ride from start to finish. Get your tickets now, and let's show the world that a girl can scheme, can't she?

  • ACT needs your feedback!

    ACT and Capitol Cinema are seeking your opinion regarding the selection of alcoholic beverages to serve. Please take a moment to indicate which drinks you would prefer and feel free to share this survey with your friends. Additionally, we would like to remind you that bottled water and Coke products will always be available. Thank you for your participation.

  • Back from Kansas!

    We are thrilled to report that thanks to your contributions, we have met our goal of $6,000. This enabled us to cover all expenses to the Region V AACTFest in Salina, KS, including transportation, lodging, and registration fees. This would not have been possible without your help, and we are truly humbled by your generosity. While donations for this particular project are no longer necessary, we still need your support. Kindly consider making a season contribution to help support other top-quality theatrical productions coming this year. Although we did not advance to nationals as we had hoped, we are proud to have received awards during our time in Kansas. Excellence in Acting: Haley Salem Excellence in Acting: Tony Kollman Congratulations to everyone and thank you Theatre Salina for hosting the at the Region V festival! Congratulations Theater Atchison and their production of "THE WALL" for being selected to represent Region V at the National AACTFestival June 12-17, 2023.

  • ACT presents "9 to 5 the musical"

    Show Dates: June 6th - 10th at 7:30pm, and June 11th at 2:30pm Directed by: Brian T. Schultz Ticket Sales: ACT Subscribers start May 16th at 10am Early Bird tickets start May 20th - $18 Advance tickets start May 23rd - $20 Door tickets - $24 Tickets can be purchased at Riddle's Jewelry (check store for hours), 605-225-2228 or by clicking "Buy Tickets now" SYNOPSIS: "9 to 5 The Musical," with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic. Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains "otherwise engaged," the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Hey, a girl can scheme, can't she? Thank you to each and every person who took the time to audition for our upcoming production. Your effort and dedication are truly appreciated! And to those who have been selected for our biggest show of the year, congratulations! Cast List: Violet Newstead...........Jennifer Barkmeier Doralee Rhodes.......................Haley Salem Judy Bernly..............Michelle Schaunaman Franklin Hart, Jr......................Tony Kollman Roz Keith...................Emily Susannah Davis Joe......................................Shaun McNeely Bob Enright.........................Shawn Hepola Maria...................................Jaycee Nelson Kathy.................................Diane Leitheiser Margaret..........................Catherine Knapp Josh...................................Dylan Barkmeier Dwayne.............................Jason Barkmeier Dick.........................................Joshua Davis Missy.....................................Rachel Hemke Doctor..................................Chuck Gabriel Candy Striper.........................Kylee Carlson Tinsworthy...........................Chris Anderson New Employee..................Emily Meidinger Ensemble: Erin Blanchard, Beth Bottge, Lindsey Dosch, Carmen Huber, Kaitlynn Loos, and Brittany Quinn 9 to 5 The Musical Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

  • We made it to Kansas!

    Are you ready for some exciting news? We made it all the way from Aberdeen to Salina, Kansas, and we couldn't be more thrilled! We're here to participate in the AACTFest Region V festival, and we're eager to showcase our talent and learn from other community theaters. This festival is part of a multi-year process that culminates in a national festival held in odd-numbered years, and we're proud to say that ACT has entered this festival cycle every year since its inception in 1981. As a part of the process, each state chooses a community theater production to represent it at the regional level, and we're honored to be representing South Dakota in Region V, which includes Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. But here's the thing: we need your help! We're trying to raise $6,000 to pay for this trip, and we've already traveled all the way down here. Your donations now will make the biggest difference and ensure that we can continue to participate in this fantastic festival. We've raised just over half of what we need, and every donation counts. Show your support! Help us GET INTO THE ACT!! - Cast & Crew of "Didn't See That Coming"

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