Sioux Center Arts

Sioux Center’s Recreation and Arts Council is a proud supporter of the area arts. 

Sioux Center Arts' programs include after-school art, summer art camps, theatre camps and workshops, and an annual community play. 

Sioux Center Arts also hosts multiple concerts throughout the year, and is a proud sponsor of NISO - Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra.  

For questions regarding arts programs and events, please contact Kir Cosgrove, Arts Director, at (712) 722-0781 ext.118 or email

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Upcoming Events & Classes

Audition Dates for 2016 Summer Celebration Play

Auditions for the 125th Summer Celebration play, The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940s, by John Bishop, will be at the Sioux Center Library on Saturday, February 27th from 9:30-11:30am and Wednesday, March 2nd, from 6-8pm. Those who would like to audition are encouraged to sign up in advance for a half hour time slot at the library. Copies of the script are also available at the front desk of the library. Although the title includes the word “musical,” this is a straight play, and does not require actors to be able to sing or dance. The play calls for five men and five women ages eighteen and older; surrounding communities are encouraged to audition. Evening rehearsals are scheduled for April and May of 2016, with three final performances at the Te Paske Theatre in Sioux Center on June 2nd and 3rd.

Musical Comedy Murders of the 1940s will be directed Teresa Ter Haar, a Theatre Professor at Dordt College, and will be Technically Directed by Laura Berkompas, who also works at Dordt as the Technical Director. The Set Designer will be Jonathan Sabo, a Theatre Professor at Northwestern University.

Sioux Center Arts is currently looking for a props person, a sound designer, an experienced carpenter, and a costumer to both pull costumes from the Dordt costume shop and make alterations. These positions are paid.

The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 is described by the New York Times as “an ingenious and wildly comic romp which enjoyed a long and critically hailed run both on and Off-Broadway. Poking antic fun at the more ridiculous aspects of "show biz" and the corny thrillers of Hollywood's heyday, the play is a non-stop barrage of laughter as those assembled (or at least those who aren't killed off) untangle the mystery of the ‘Stage Door Slasher.’”

For more information, please contact Bethany Wallace of Sioux Center Arts at bethanyw@siouxcenter.org.

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