Townplayers Community Theater, Watertown, South Dakota
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N 44° 54.034 W 097° 06.838
14T E 648905 N 4973635
Quick Description: Located on South Broadway.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 8/12/2012 6:40:54 PM
Waymark Code: WMF2RV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
Town Players, a community theater group, began in the late 1940s and presented shows at the City Auditorium for five seasons.

The organization became defunct, but was revived in 1975. The group moved to its current location at 5 S. Broadway in 1993, which serves as office, storage and rehearsal space. Most performances were held in the auditorium at Harmony Hill with larger shows at the D.D. Miller Auditorium.

When Harmony Hill was demolished in 2000, the group was faced with a problem: they had no small venue for performances. While the high school’s auditorium was well-suited for musicals and shows likely to generate very large audiences, it was not cost-effective for smaller shows. So, with volunteer labor and grant money from the Watertown Community Foundation, Town Players Theater on Broadway came together.
Theater Name: Townplayers Community Theater

Country: USA

Address:
5 South Broadway
Watertown, SD USA
57201


Web Site: [Web Link]

Venue: Community Theater

Type of Productions:
Repertory Musicals Summer


Restored Building: yes

Date of Construction: 1928

Architect/Designer: Unknown

Stage Type: Proscenium

Seating Capacity: 250

Special Productions/Events/Festivals:
2012-2013 Season E2G, Inc. presents Route 66 September 14 & 15 – 7:30 PM Heritage Theater ~ Watertown Event Center Fruitcakes November 14, 15, 16, 17 – 7:30 PM November 18 – 2:00 PM Town Players Theater Ken Ludwig’s The fox on the Fairway February 20, 21, 22 & 23 – 7:30 PM February 24 – 2:00 PM Town Players Theater showtime at first baptist April 24, 25, 26 & 27 – 7:30 PM April 28 – 2:00 PM Town Players Theater


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