Tis the season for performing arts at area high schools:

'The Crucible'

Rapid City Central High School presents “The Crucible,” the drama by Arthur Miller about the Salem Witch Trials that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony from 1692-1693.

The story opens in the home of Reverend Parris, whose daughter Betty has fallen very ill. It is discovered that Betty and her cousin Abigail were seen dancing in the forest with Parris’s slave, Tituba, the night before. Tituba confesses to witchcraft but reveals that there are other witches in the village.

The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16 through Saturday, Nov. 18 at the Central High School Theater. All seats are reserved and tickets are $5 for adults and students. Activity passes are accepted. For more information, call 605-394-4041.

'Little Women'

St. Thomas More High School presents “Little Women,” the play based on Louisa May Alcott's classic 1869 semi-autobiographical novel about the March sister as they survive life during the Civil War.

Audiences are introduced to sisters Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy March, who live with their mother in New England. Their father is away serving as a Union Army chaplain in the Civil War, and the sisters struggle to support themselves and keep their household running despite the fact that the family recently lost its fortune.

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The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17 and 18 at the St. Elizabeth Seton Gym. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students. For more information, call 605-348-1477.

'Sister Act'

Custer High School presents “Sister Act,” the comedy based on the hit 1992 film of the same name about a Reno lounge singer who has been put under protective custody in a San Francisco convent.

Sister Act follows the story of lounge singer, Deloris Van Cartier who witnesses her mobster boyfriend killing an employee. She is placed under a witness protection program and sent to live in a convent. While there, she makes friends with the nuns, especially Sister Mary Robert, Sister Mary Lazarus and Sister Mary Patrick.

The show starts at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17 and 18 at the Custer High School Theater. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students and $2 for seniors. For more information, call 605-673-4473.

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