ABERDEEN, S.D. – The South Dakota 4-H Performing Arts Troupe begins its Aberdeen performances with a short medley of songs at Melgaard Park at 7:45 tonight, Thursday, June 13.
On Friday, June 14, the group will perform at different nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Aberdeen.
The troupe will then put on two performances of this year’s musical production, "30 Years of South Dakota 4-H Performing Arts Greatest Hits,” at the Northern State University Johnson Fine Arts Center. The first is at 7 p.m. Friday, and the second is at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 15. Both performances are free and open to the public; freewill donations are appreciated.
The troupe, which has been holding its preparation camp at NSU this week, consists of 59 teens ages 13-18 from 22 counties all across South Dakota. The youth will also perform at other locations throughout the state this summer, including the South Dakota State Fair in Huron. They will be back in Aberdeen to perform at noon and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, during the Brown County Fair.
Now in its 30th year, the South Dakota 4-H Performing Arts Troupe is a theater arts educational experience for youth interested in developing skills in drama, music, dance and technical theater.