Second Stage, the newest g, "Cheaper by the Dozen," will be Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 7pm at Jitterbug Junction, 321 North River Street, in Hot Springs.

Second Stage, the newest branch of Southern Hills Community Theatre (SHCT) will hold auditions for its premier performance

Our first play, Woodstock Reunion, is a drama/comedy in one act written by Kathleen Holen and produced by Irene Alexiou-Fleming.

The story takes place during the summer of 2019 in Canyon City, South Dakota, a significant time and place for two seemingly unrelated reasons. Of course, 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music & Art Fair, the world-famous festival that, fifty years ago, became the emblem of a generation, or at least half of one. A grass roots movement is
underway to recreate the event at the original venue in New York state. But for most residents of Canyon City, Woodstock 5.0 will go un-noticed because the Miss South Dakota Pageant is scheduled for the same week.

Kit Rising, her daughter Cressie Brown and granddaughter Becca Brown find themselves caught up in these events and their conflicting differences surface unexpectedly. The future of their relationships will be determined by what they discover about themselves and each other at the Woodstock reunion.

Second Stage upholds the high standard of excellence set by SHCT but produces plays with edgier content for more mature audiences. Plays are produced in small venues that can accommodate audiences of thirty to fifty and allow for snacks and adult beverages to be brought or available for purchase during the performance.

We are grateful to Jitterbug Junction for supporting the expansion of live theater in Hot Springs and the Black Hills Region.

Performances of "Woodstock Reunion" will be August 17,18, 24, and 25, 2018, at 7:00 pm at Jitterbug Junction. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at Jitterbug Junction for $10 per person.


Our casts have spanned from actors with decades of experience to complete newcomers. Even if you don't have experience, our directors will help you nurture your newfound interest and teach you the fundamentals of the stage!


We'll have you fill out an information form and sign a release. Headshots are not required. If needed, we will take your picture or record video of your audition. (If you are under 18, your parent/guardian MUST sign the forms for you.)

The director will typically ask you to read a portion of the script, sometimes alone, sometimes with other auditioning actors, and may have you do some basic acting and/or ice-breaking exercises.


Rehearsals are typically held on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Additional rehearsals may be added if needed at the director's discretion. During the week of performance, Wednesdays are also scheduled as rehearsals. We ask that you please make any potential scheduling conflicts known when you audition. There is a place on the audition form to provide this information.