MOUNT MARTY COLLEGE PARTNERS WITH WASHINGTON PAVILION TO SUPPORT YOUTH THEATER PROGRAM

June 20, 2019

Sioux Falls, SD The Washington Pavilion is pleased to announce Mount Marty College as an annual Performance Series sponsor of the Dakota Academy of Performing Arts (DAPA) program. Mount Marty has made a five-year commitment to support the youth theater program and its mission.

The mission of DAPA is to provide outstanding learning, performance and outreach opportunities for young people to excel in the performing arts. DAPA is designed for students who desire a creative, challenging atmosphere with direct instruction and ensemble learning. 

With a team of accomplished musicians and theatre professionals mentoring and teaching for DAPA, students are motivated to perform with passion, dedication and excellence. Students prepare to give professional-level music and theatre performances in the community throughout the year.

Mount Marty’s President Dr. Marc Long, expressed the college’s commitment to the arts and development of young artists in the region: “We are very excited to embark on this partnership with DAPA and the Washington Pavilion, and we look forward to supporting the arts in the Sioux Falls area. Mount Marty opens the world to our students, and we are pleased to help provide a better experience and understanding of the arts for area children and youth as well.” 

“The DAPA program has been growing and accomplishing so much over the last several years,” said Kerri DeGraff, Washington Pavilion Chief Development Officer. “With Mount Marty’s ongoing annual partnership, we can do even more with our area youth.”

“DAPA’s upcoming Performance Series has a fantastic line-up of shows in the 2019-20 season,” said Bob Wendland, Washington Pavilion Manager of Performances and Events. “We continue to put on such strong, successful productions and we are so appreciative of Mount Marty’s commitment to our program.” 

2019-20 DAPA Performance Series

The 2019-20 Dakota Academy of Performing Arts Series features four productions put on by local youth:

  • THE PRINCE STREET PLAYERS LTD Production of TREASURE ISLAND: A Musical Adventure
    • November 7-10, 2019
  • Disney’s FROZEN JR.
    • December 4-8, 2019
  • THE MUSICAL ADVENTURES OF FLAT STANLEY JR.
    • March 19-22, 2020
  • ROALD DAHL'S WILLY WONKA JR.
    • April 23-26, 2020

For more information visit the Washington Pavilion Box Office at 301 S. Main Avenue, call the Box Office at (605) 367-6000 or go online at washingtonpavilion.org.

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) 367-7397 or, (toll free) at 1-877-Wash Pav or visit our website at www.washingtonpavilion.org.

About Mount Marty
Mount Marty College is South Dakota's Catholic Benedictine college. Based in Yankton, with additional location in Sioux Falls and Watertown, Mount Marty believes the values of community, hospitality, lifelong learning, awareness of God, and service are fundamental to the daily lives of students, faculty, and staff. U.S. News & World Report recognized Mount Marty as one of America’s Best Regional Midwest Colleges, and the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) reported the college to be one of the Most Effective and Most Efficient private colleges in the state of South Dakota. https://www.mtmc.edu/