The Hills Are Alive: The Dakota Academy of Performing Arts Presents ‘The Sound of Music’


Sioux Falls, SD (11/11/2022) — The Dakota Academy of Performing Arts (DAPA) at the Washington Pavilion presents five performances of THE SOUND OF MUSIC November 17–20, 2022, at the Orpheum Theater Center. The show follows Governess Maria Augusta Trapp and the seven children of Captain Von Trapp. When Nazis take over Austria, the family must make an impossible choice.

“This classic, feel-good tale is a great way to kick off the holiday season,” says Bob Wendland, Assistant Director of Performances and Events. “Plus, these young performers will wow you with their talent and their storytelling.”

This DAPA production of THE SOUND OF MUSICincludes an all-youth cast ages 6–18. The shows serve as great introduction to the theatre for young audiences while also delighting seasoned theatre-lovers with the wealth of talent displayed by the young performers.

The performances are made possible by generous sponsors: Mount Marty University, Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Avera and First National Bank in Sioux Falls.

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 two distinct spaces: the 686-seat Historic Orpheum Theater, built in 1913, and the Anne Zabel Studio Theater with room for up to 250 people. The center hosts plays, concerts, dance and other forms of entertainment throughout the year. It is also a venue for weddings, meetings, banquets, conferences and trade shows and offers office space for several organizations as well. The Orpheum Theater was listed on the national register of historic places in 1983. On July 1, 2019, Washington Pavilion Management, Inc. began overseeing its operations, 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 or visit