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Performing Arts Organizations

Brookings Chamber Music Society

The society, started in 1981, has the mission to present the finest in chamber music for the enjoyment of the Brookings community. All performances will be held in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center.

Brookings Community Theatre

Brookings Community Theatre (BCT) was unofficially formed in 2001 by a small group of theater enthusiasts with their first stage show produced in 2002. Since then BCT has developed into a non-profit organization that is known for the quality of its shows.
In 2010, BCT became a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Brookings Community Theatre's mission is to enrich Brookings and surrounding communities by providing theatrical entertainment, as well as offering educational and performance opportunities for people of all ages.

Brookings School District

The Brookings School District and community is a positive and engaging place for students to learn. Education in Brookings is truly a community effort. We have a diverse culture of opportunity in our own back yard; South Dakota State University’s Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center allows our students to perform and learn in a professional setting.

School of Performing Arts Music

The School of Performing Arts fosters and provides opportunities for creativity, performance and artistic and intellectual understanding through the study and practice of performing arts within contemporary and historical cultures. Mindful of the University’s Land Grant mission, we strive to provide outreach-engagement that creates meaningful connections among students, the University and the broader community.

School of Performing Arts Music Events Calendar

Prairie Repertory Theatre

Each summer SDSU’s Prairie Repertory Theatre (PRT) produces and performs four musicals and/or plays over the course of several weeks. The PRT company comprised of SDSU and non-SDSU students has been in existence for over 50 years. Many alumni say their experiences with PRT were among the most significant of their undergraduate training.

Prairie Repertory Theatre Current Season Information

State University Theatre and Dance

Each year, State University Theatre and Dance produces four major musicals or plays, two dance concerts and two student-directed productions. This gives students the chance to work in several different areas both on the stage and behind the scenes. Our seasons include a wide array of genres and styles. During a student’s four years of study they can expect to work on classic and contemporary musicals, classical plays (such as Shakespeare or Moliere), modern comic or dramatic classics by writers like Arthur Miller or Sam Shepard, original plays or musicals and Theatre for Young Audiences plays and musicals.  

Dance at South Dakota State University provides students an opportunity to participate in choreography in several dance styles, including ballet, jazz, tap, musical theatre and hip hop, though the program upholds a modern/contemporary somatic dance education focus. Students with dance experience in dance studio, competition or theatrical settings, will find opportunities for continued growth in our productions.

Woodbine Productions

Woodbine Productions is a project of the SDSU Foundation and an anonymous benefactor who underwrites all performance expenses. Thanks to the donor’s generosity, every dollar of every ticket sold for a Woodbine Productions concert or event, goes directly to providing substantial, competitive scholarships to students involved in performing arts at South Dakota State University.

Collage of images with different performances at the OLPAC