Laugh Along With Us! POTTED POTTER Opens at the Oprheum Theater Feb. 18


Sioux Falls, SD — The Orpheum Theater Center will host five hilarious performances of POTTED POTTER: The Unauthorized Harry Experience Feb. 18–20, 2022.

• February 18 at 7:30 p.m.
• February 19 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.
• February 20 at 1 and 4 p.m.

Written by former BBC Television hosts Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, the play takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing, or “potting,” all seven Harry Potter books into 70 madcap minutes, aided only by multiple costume changes, brilliant songs, ridiculous props, a special appearance from a fire-breathing dragon and a generous helping of Hogwarts magic. The show also invites audiences to engage with a real-life game of Quidditch, but according to Clarkson and Turner’s unique set of rules.

“This fantastically funny show will make you roar with laughter and reacquaint Harry Potter fans with the brilliance of this timeless story,” says Regina Ruhberg, Director of Performances and Events for Washington Pavilion Management, Inc.

Whether you camped outside a bookstore for three days awaiting the release of the Deathly Hallows or you don’t know the difference between a horcrux and a Hufflepuff, the comedy, magic and mayhem of POTTED POTTER make for an entertaining and hilarious visit to the theatre. The show is perfect for ages six to Dumbledore (who is very old indeed).

POTTED POTTER: The Unauthorized Harry Experience is a Critic’s Pick by the New York Times, which said, “Casts the perfect spell over the audience!”

To purchase tickets, go to, visit the Washington Pavilion Box Office at 301 S. Main Ave. or call 605-367-6000.

About the Orpheum Theater Center
The Orpheum Theater Center in downtown Sioux Falls features three distinct spaces:
• 686-seat Historic Orpheum Theater, built in 1913
• Anne Zabel Studio Theater with room for up to 250 people

The three spaces are all connected by a large lobby and concessions area, and the building also boasts an outdoor patio area. The center hosts plays, concerts, dance and other forms of entertainment throughout the year. It is also a venue for weddings, meetings, banquets, conferences, trade shows and much more. The Orpheum Theater was listed on the national register of historic places in 1983. These historical plaques were created in honor of the centennial celebration of the Orpheum Theater.

On July 1, 2019, Washington Pavilion Management Inc. took over operations for the Orpheum Theater Center, both in managing the facility and ticketing events.

About Washington Pavilion Management, Inc (WPMI)
Washington Pavilion Management, Inc. is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the largest arts organization in the state. The management company oversees and programs two historic City of Sioux Falls facilities: the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science and the Orpheum Theater Center. The company also provides professional management services, including administration; arts, science and educational programming; ticketing; event management; marketing; and more to other arts and nonprofit organizations. For information, please call 605-367-6000 or visit