Journal Staff Tanya Manus
Travel the world in March as concerts, theater and a film festival take you on an international tour of entertainment.
Take a dream musical vacation through Scotland, Spain, Italy and the Czech Republic when the Black Hills Symphony Orchestra performs “22 Countries in 2 Hours”, at 7.30pm at the Performing Arts Centre, Rapid City. This concert will feature Karina Carley, winner of the 2022 Young Artists Competition, violinist. Tickets are $17 to $32. Tickets: bhsymphony.org. Face masks are mandatory. The concert can be viewed online at facebook.com/bhsymphony/
Seraphim Theatrical Entertainment presents “The Scarlet Pimpernel,” the story of a mysterious and daring hero during the French Revolution, at 7:30 p.m. at Seraphim Theatrical Entertainment, 1124 Kansas City St., Rapid City. Countless French aristocrats and their families are sent to the guillotine for treason against the French republic. In dark and hopeless times, there is only one man who can save them: the Scarlet Pimpernel. His true identity is known only to a select few. His nemesis, Chauvelin, is obsessed with capturing the Scarlet Pimpernel by any means necessary. Tickets are $17 adults; $10 children under 10. Tickets: our.show/seraphim/French or buy in person at Pure Bean Coffeehouse.
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The HITS DEEP Tour, featuring multi-platinum Christian hip-hop artist TobyMac and his band DiverseCity, Crowder, Cochren & Co., CAIN and Terrian, takes place at 7 p.m. Summit Arena at The Monument, Rapid City. All tickets for this show are $10 plus fees and taxes. Tickets: themonument.live/events/detail/tobymac. Select proceeds from the tour will benefit the Black Hills Salvation Army to help address food insecurity.
St. Patrick’s Day celebrations begin with An Irish Rambling House at 2 p.m. at the Homestake Opera House, Lead. This energetic production of folk music and dance blends American, Celtic and Baroque traditions with Grammy-winning music. In Ireland, neighbors would choose a house to walk around in the evening to share music, dancing and stories. These sets carried the Irish humour, charm and sense of community and friendliness that An Irish Rambling House exemplifies. It is a joyful culture, rich in spirit and warmth. Tickets cost between $25 and $30; buy tickets at https://our.show/irishramblinghouse
The University of South Dakota Chamber Singers perform their “Out of the Ashes” touring program at 7 p.m. at South Canyon Lutheran Church, Rapid City. This concert is a mix of classical and contemporary selections from a wide range of periods, featuring composers such as Tschesnokoff, Stroope and Lauridsen, as well as folksongs and spirituals. Admission is a voluntary donation. The Chamber Singers is USD’s premier vocal ensemble. Performers for the choir are selected by audition from the university’s entire student body. The choir’s repertoire is mainly capella.
March 18, 19, 20; 25, 26, 27
The Black Hills Community Theater presents the musical satire “Urinetown,” at the historic Performing Arts Center theater in Rapid City. Sessions are at 7:30 p.m. on March 18, 19, 25 and 26; 2 p.m. on March 20 and 27. In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to the government banning private toilets. A single malevolent corporation profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. A hero decides he’s had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom. Tickets $21 to $30. Face masks required; social distance seating available on request. Tickets and information: bhct.org/urinetown.html
The Banff Center Mountain Film Festival World Tour takes viewers on global adventures at 6:30 p.m. at the Elks Theater in Rapid City. The Banff Center Mountain Film Festival is an international film competition and annual presentation of films and documentaries on mountain culture, sports, environment, adventure and exploration. Tickets are $25 per night or $40 for a two-night ticket. Tickets and information: rapidcityartscouncil.org/banff or Keith Grant, 605-719-7218
Blippi The Musical brings the energetic and lovable character off the screen and onto the stage. This live show will take place at 6 p.m. at the Fine Arts Theater in the Monument, Rapid City. Children around the world are having fun with Blippi’s charismatic personality and innovative lessons. The live show invites them to continue learning while singing and dancing. Tickets are $27.50; tickets: themonument.live/events/detail/blippi22
Comedian Jason Salmon shares his mix of colloquial philosophy and absurd observation at 7 p.m. at the Homestake Opera House, Lead. A must-have for comedy fans of all ages, Salmon’s stand-up comedy is described as “…like getting the best advice from the dumbest guy you know.” He has performed across the United States, on television in “Orange is the New Black” and “30 Rock”, as well as in commercials and on Comedy Central. Tickets are $15 to $20; tickets https://our.show/jasonsalmon
Rapid City Concert Association presents award-winning comedian and magician Chipper Lowell in “The Chipper Experience” at 7 p.m. at the Fine Arts Theater at the Monument, Rapid City. For over 20 years, Lowell has brought his quirky brand of infectious, fun-filled mayhem to audiences across the United States, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Mexico. The audience is in for an evening of high-energy laughter and wonder. Tickets are $5 to $90; tickets: themonument.live/events/detail/rcca-presents-chipper-experience
The National Players perform William Shakespeare’s beloved comedy ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at 7.30pm at the Matthews Opera House, Spearfish. This epic romantic tangle is fun for all ages. The runaway fairies, comedians and lovers all find themselves wandering the forest at night. With the fairy king and queen plotting, the lovers escaping and the ragtag cast of actors hastily rehearsing a show for the duke’s wedding tomorrow, what more could go wrong? When a fairy named Puck accidentally applies a love potion and deliberately turns an actor into a donkey, it will take more than magic to set things right. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for youth and Black Hills State University students. Tickets and information: 605-642-7973 or matthewsopera.com/event/a-midsummer-nights-dream/