February 18, 2020

Includes Blockbuster Show, COME FROM AWAY, Based on Actual Events that Took Place on September 11, 2001 and the Days that Followed

Sioux Falls, SD The Washington Pavilion is pleased to announce the 2020-21 Pavilion Performance Series, as part of its 22nd performing arts season. 

The all-Broadway six-show Series opens in the fall of 2020 with three performances of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE, four shows of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, three productions of ANASTASIA as well as three shows of HAIRSPRAY. CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY will take stage with four shows and COME FROM AWAY rounds out the remainder of the Series in the late spring of 2021 with eight performances. 

Regina Ruhberg, Director of Performances and Events, said, “This Series is one of the most exciting we’ve launched in recent history. We are very pleased to bring these six diverse and entertaining shows to our community, culminating with a weeklong engagement of COME FROM AWAY.” 

The blockbuster production, COME FROM AWAY, is the remarkable true story of the small town that welcomed the world. A moving story of when 38 airplanes and 7,000 stranded passengers were diverted on September 11, 2001 to a small town in Newfoundland, is an uplifting celebration that touches the soul with humor, music and compassion.

“Our audiences can expect a remarkable season of brilliant shows and storytelling that will warm hearts and evoke emotions,” said Darrin Smith, President and CEO. “We are thrilled to bring these high caliber Broadway tours to Sioux Falls.”


  • FIDDLER ON THE ROOF | January 2021
  • ANASTASIA | February 2021
  • HAIRSPRAY | March 2021
  • COME FROM AWAY | May 2021

A number of community businesses help support and sponsor the individual shows. Pavilion Performance Series Sponsors are: Avera, First National Bank in Sioux Falls, First PREMIER Bank & PREMIER Bankcard, Marsh & McLennan Agency and Sanford Health. 

Subscriptions to the 2020-21 Pavilion Performance Series package are currently available. Single tickets to individual shows will go on sale this summer. To purchase or renew a Series subscription, visit the Pavilion Box Office at 301 S. Main Avenue or call (605) 367-6000. The remainder of the 2020-21 performance season continues to be programmed, with additional shows to be announced. 

About the Washington Pavilion 
The Washington Pavilion is the region’s home for the arts, entertainment and science. Located in a beautifully renovated historic building in downtown Sioux Falls, it is one of only a few facilities in the world to bring together under one roof the performing arts, visual arts and interactive science. The vast array of high quality programming and educational activities available through the Husby Performing Arts Center, Kirby Science Discovery Center, Visual Arts Center and the Community Learning Center ensures that people of all ages and walks of life can rely upon the Washington Pavilion to inspire, educate, entertain and enrich. There is, indeed, something for everyone here. For information about our programs, please call (605) 367-6000 or visit our website at www.washingtonpavilion.org.