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This is the post we didn’t want to write but as President of the Sioux Empire Community Theatre and the Producing Artistic Director, we have a fiduciary responsibility to be honest and level with you.

We need your immediate financial support if we are going to be able to continue as the premiere community theater in the region.

The reality is, community theatre can no longer survive on ticket sales alone. The cost of licensing and producing a show cannot be made up in ticket sales and simply raising the cost of a ticket defeats the very purpose of a community-driven theatre program.

In order for the Sioux Empire Community Theatre to continue offering quality and affordable theatre, we must rely on people like you, people who understand and appreciate what it means to the Sioux Empire to have a vibrant and viable community theatre program and the cultural contributions community theatre adds to our region.

It’s hard to believe season 15 is coming to an end. The most ambitious season we have ever tackled is wrapping up with One Man – Two Guvnors, Peter and the Starcatcher and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

On the historic Orpheum stage we have made the impossible possible, brought you the French revolution with Les Miserables, made a nanny fly in Mary Poppins, took you down the yellow brick road of The Wizard of Oz, and introduced you to six merry murderesses in the Cook County jail of Chicago.

We have used the Anne Zabel Studio theatre to introduce you to shows that you may not be familiar with or turned traditional shows on their heads by introducing them in an intimate nature from Avenue Q, to RENT, and this year’s Heather’s.

In the past 15 years we have also seen our stage adventures family friendly theatre continue to grow and touch the lives of many young actors. Our summer musical theatre program has grown and become a recognized leader for regional productions.

The board and staff are still working on Season 16 where we will bring another season of shows that push your imagination, put a smile to your face, and warm your heart —  but we need you to make a tax deductible contribution so that we can get back on solid financial ground and commit to a big, bold, blockbuster season of new and classic Broadway-quality showstoppers.

As President of the Board of Directors and Producing Artistic Director, we are working with our fellow board members and staff to make sure we look at every aspect of our current business model and find ways to improve it. We welcome your thoughts and ideas.

We’re confident, with your support, we will continue to provide the people of the Sioux Empire the theatre they have come to expect and the quality they deserve.

Click the donate button below now and please consider making your donation a reoccurring donation.



Kimberly Jacobson                                   Patrick Pope
Board President                                        Producing Artistic Director.                     

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Only about 60 percent of our costs are covered by ticket sales. The other 40 percent comes from individual donations and sponsorships.

Help us build a stronger home for local, live theatre by pledging your support for the Sioux Empire Community Theatre. Are you a business owner? One of our shows is a great time to advertise! The rates are reasonable and you will reach thousands of potential consumers.

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To learn more about donating to SECT or being a corporate sponsor, please email as at

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Please call  Kristy Morris – 605-360-4800 for adjusted rates for the remaining season 15.

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Donors List

Patron Donation Levels

All sponsorship levels include the following:

  • Acknowledgment through listing on patron sponsor page of playbill.
  • Acknowledgment through listing on patron page of website.
Playwright $10,000 +

Receives twenty Main Stage passes

Headliner $5,000 – $9,999

Receives ten Main Stage passes

Lead Role $1,000 – $4,999

Receives five Main Stage passes

Supporting Cast $500 – $999

Receives two Main Stage passes

Understudy $100 – $499

Receives one Main Stage passes



David & DeKnudson
Mark Billion

Lead Role

Loren & Jean Tschetter
Craig & Julie Sauer
Leni Healy
Dick & Cindy Koch
Patrick, Kathryn &
Vincent Pope

Supporting Cast

Jayden Portice & James Enguist
Jackie Krouse
Greg Noble
Earl & Kimberly Jacobson
Tom & Ann Garry


Christine Rich
Josh & Rose Anna Hofland Lydia Krowese
Debra Wallenberg
Dr. & Mrs. Salmon
Phil & Diana Kappen
Ron & Cheryl Nelson
John & Jody Brown
John McIntyre
Gene & Susan McGowan
Terry & Susan Pendergast
Frank & Elizabeth Pope
Margie & Tom Smotherman
Scott & Lauria Mckercher
Dana & Ladawn Dykhouse
Dave Leyse & Patricia Kemper
Jesse Jensen
Rod & Ruth Parry
Nate Keyman
Mike & Beth Macdonald
DJ Steckelberg

Friends of the Theatre

Thomas & Marilyn Gannon
Sharon Kluber
Nancy Hallenbeck
Rex & Margi Rolfing
Karen Shea
Marcella Heath
Heather Thoreson
Janice Farrar
Jannette Beemer
Larry Kemerling
Sarah & Brian Jennings
Bruce & Dianne Mair
Dr.Maher & Valerie Sayed
Robert & Clarice Black
Bill & Cindy Nelson
John Nelson
Bob Nelson
Bill & Cindy Nelson
Laura Davis-Kappen
Randall Gingiss
Bill and Joyce Kubat
James L & Ardis Johnson
Jennifer Condron
Dr. Thoru & Patti Pope Yamada