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We’re Hiring! – Part Time Administrative Assistant


*Update – This Position Has Been Filled

The Sioux Empire Community Theatre is hiring a PT Administrative Assistant. The Administrative Assistant will work closely with the Executive Director and provide administrative support. This is primarily a remote position with a flexible schedule ranging from 20-25 hours per week. Some in-person work may be required.

Apply Today!

Welcome Our New Stage/Deputy Production Manager!


Jazlynne Williams is thrilled to be joining Sioux Empire Community Theatre full time as the Stage Manager and Deputy Production Manager!

She recently stage managed SECT’s shows Footloose and Beauty and the Beast, and from those experiences she knew she wanted to work for a place that has a strong sense of community and compassion for theatre. Jazlynne proudly holds a BFA in Stage Management from the University of Central Florida in Orlando and she is delighted to get to do what she’s passionate about, every day.

Jazlynne loves to experience something transforming from ideas on a page to a phenomenal piece of art and expression on stage, and she is looking forward to living in the arts all the time!

Welcome Our New Bookkeeper!


We are pleased to announce the newest member of our team, Amber Sumner, who is joining us as our bookkeeper.

Amber was born and raised in Sioux Falls/Chamberlain SD and graduated from South Dakota State University. She was active in theatre while in high school and enjoys supporting the local music scene.

Welcome, Amber!

Welcome Our New Education Coordinator!


It is with great pleasure that we announce our new Education Coordinator, Alex Newcomb Weiland!

Alex graduated in 2019 with her B.F.A in Musical Theatre with a Minor in Dance from The University of South Dakota. She’s been active in the Sioux Falls Arts Scene since middle school, but most recently she played Adriana in Bare Bodkins production of Comedy of Errors and Lisa in SECT’s production of Mamma Mia! She has worked with kids theatre camps such as Ephemeral Productions and performing with her niece, Emerson, anywhere and everywhere.

She is so excited and humbled to be welcomed back into the Sioux Falls Theatre Community once again and can’t wait to bring more artistic education and opportunity to the Sioux Falls Scene!

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Blood Brothers Auditions Are Open!



Blood Brothers by Willy Russel


July 13 & 14 from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm


At the Orpheum Theater. Use the double doors off of the street to enter directly into the Orpheum classroom. Entrance will be clearly marked on the doors.

How to Sign Up?

Please fill out this form and email a copy to [email protected]

Show Dates

September 23rd – October 3rd, 2021

More Information

  • Lawrence Olivier Award for Best Musical
  • 6 Emmy Award Nominations
  • Takes place in Liverpool, England during the early 1960’s. The Beatles were emerging, Marilyn Monroe was the greatest Hollywood star.
  •  This is a fabulous, funny and yet tragic musical. We need to see your strong personality.
  •  Bring your best English accent (working class if you can) but don’t worry too much about that we can help you work on it.
  • Bring a song either from a musical or from the charts that shows off your singing voice.
  • Bring your backing music on your phone and we’ll connect you to a Bluetooth speaker.

We’re Hiring! Bookkeeper


*Update* This Position Has Been Filled

The Sioux Empire Community Theatre is looking for a new Bookkeeper!

As our bookkeeper, your job duties will include:

  • Accounts Receivable
  • Accounts Payable
  • Payroll
  • Budgeting
  • Reconciliation of bank statements
  • Creating financial reports and presenting financials at the monthly board meeting
  • Oversee other various administrative and Human Resource processes
  • Maintain new hire and employment files

Required qualifications for this job:

  • Accounting / bookkeeping experience
  • Experience with Quickbooks Online
  • Strong skills with Google Docs
  • Highly organized / detail oriented individual with strong follow through skills


  • Pay: $15.00 – $20.00 per hour
  • Hours per week varies, approximately 5-10 hours.
  • This is a work from home position

Email your resume to [email protected]

Footloose Auditions Are Open!


*Auditions Are Now Closed*

We have a thorough COVID plan that will be in place for auditions, rehearsals and performances to protect cast, crew and audiences. Social distancing and masks will be mandatory at auditions, rehearsals, backstage and performances. Face shields have been purchased for these rehearsals and performances.


  • Tuesday, April 13th, 6:00 -9:00 pm
  • Wednesday, April 14,  6:00 -9:00 pm
  • Saturday, April 17, 10:00am – 12:00pm



Use the double doors off of the street to enter directly into the Orpheum classroom.  Entrance will be clearly marked on the doors where to enter.



*Each audition slot is for one hour, please plan on being there the full hour. Thank you!


*Show will run from June 17th through June 27th

There are 10 performances of this show:

  • Thursday, June 17 (7:00 pm)
  • Friday, June 18 (7:00 pm)
  • Saturday, Jun 19 (7:00 pm)
  • Thursday, June 24 (7:00 pm)
  • Friday, June 25 (7:00 pm)
  • Saturday, Jun 26 (7:00 pm)
  • Saturday, June 19 (2:00 pm)
  • Sunday, June 20 (2:00 pm)
  • Saturday, June 26 (2:00 pm)
  • Sunday, June 27 (2:00 pm)

We’re Hiring! – Education Coordinator


*Update* This Position Has Been Filled

Contracted Position:

Education Coordinator of Youth and Penguin Project

Reports to:

Executive Director


Proposed – $1500 a month for up to 25 hours a week with further potential expansion of movement to a Full-Time Position with compensation 2500/month

Position Summary:

The position is responsible to provide creative leadership, planning, and implementation of all education camps, youth programs, youth productions, and the Penguin Project.

Education and Experience:

Qualified applicants will have the following:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience and background working in at least 2 areas of theatrical productions.
  • 1-2 years of Post-Secondary education within the field of fine arts or education preferred.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience working with individuals with disabilities.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong leadership skills and a commitment to theater education.
  • Genuine passion for and knowledge working with individuals with disabilities.
  • Genuine passion for and knowledge of the importance of arts education for youth.
  • Artistic appreciation and understanding of the Sioux Empire Community Theatre mission.
  • Strong strategic and analytical skills, with the ability to interpret information quickly and accurately and to implement directives.
  • Strong organizational skills including the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Technological competence to use computers, software, and social media.
  • Ability to effectively work as a member and leader in a team environment.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • High level of organizational skills.
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to develop and implement theatre arts activities for youth and individuals with disabilities.
  • Ability to supervise and provide effective feedback to youth and staff.
  • Ability to provide high level of artistic integrity and quality for projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work in coordination with the SECT Director to facilitate the performing arts production staff for Youth and Penguin Project productions, camps, and classes.
  • Coordinate Youth and Penguin Project productions, camps, and classes.
  • Serve as the liaison to the community for youth and Penguin Project activities.
  • Work with the SECT Director, Liaison from the Penguin Project, and the Board of Directors to communicate goals of the project to local schools and organizations.
  • Works with the Director to coordinate marketing for projects.
  • Secure rehearsal space.
  • Coordinate and support enrollment efforts for productions, camps, and classes.
  • Ensure the camp environment is appropriate, safe, humane, inclusive, and respectful.
  • Ensure the youth and Penguin Project productions, camps, and classes deliver excellence in programmatic integrity.
  • Participate in education committee meetings and board meetings as requested.
  • Provide real time reports, project timelines, and recommendations for the continued development of Youth and Penguin Project activities.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

Work within various environments of theatre productions with moderate exposure to dust, noise, etc. Some work within an office and on the phone. Occasional travel within SE South Dakota. Extended and unusual hours during camps, classes, and productions. Ability to physically assist individuals with mobility issues.

Measures of Performance:

  • Meets goals
  • Coordination Effectiveness
  • Accuracy and Timeliness
  • Project Outcomes
  • Consumer Feedback
  • Adherence to Mission of SECT

Click Here To Apply Today!

Welcome Our New Administrative Manager!


We are pleased to welcome our new Administrative Manager, Nadiah Abuswai, to the Sioux Empire Community Theatre team!

Nadiah graduated from the University of South Dakota, and comes to us with a background in Contemporary Media and Journalism. She has lived in Sioux Falls and has been active in the local creative community since 2016.

We look forward to working with her, and we are excited about the perspective that she will bring to the table!

February Newsletter


Come see our next great show in a safe environment!!

Patron testimonials:

“Go! They need your support AND they have put a Covid plan in place for your safety.  We were not sitting by anyone, no intermission, walking out by social distancing.  Good job, playhouse.  AND the actors did a phenomenal job!!!”

-Cathy Anderson

“Thank you for your live performance last night of “It’s a Wonderful Life”.  It brought a great feeling of normalcy to our lives once again to be at live theatre.  Your precautions for covid were exemplary and for that we say thank you!  To the cast, the behind-the-scene crew, and volunteers, you all did an awesome job!”

-Thank you, Ken and Cheryl Walter

by Neil Simon

Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon’s hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers. But the hilarity remains the same.

Sioux Empire Community Theatre presents
The Odd Couple, Female Version

March 4-6 & 11-13 | 7 p.m.
March 7 & 14 | 2 p.m.

Orpheum Theater Center
Purchase tickets here.

Up next after The Odd Couple, Female Version in March will be Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in April/May and Footloose in June.

Tickets to all three shows are available online, by calling 605-367-6000 or by visiting the Washing Pavilion Box Office.