Seraphim Theatre is Located at
1124 Kansas City St. in
Rapid City, South Dakota
"Seraphim Theatrical Entertainment produces an exciting atmosphere for all to learn, perform, and share their God given talents with the world."
The idea behind Seraphim Theatrical Entertainment is to inspire, grow the art, teach, perform and bring light, hope and happiness to all those involved. Seraphim is the joint creation of Husband and Wife dynamic duo, Bridgett J. Farruggia and Stephen Farruggia. Together they bring to the stage (pun intended) a combined 30+ years of theater, dance, and teaching experience. As the legend goes, each wanted to start a theater that not only produced top quality family friendly shows, but also wanted to teach any and everyone who also loves the performing arts. They joined forces and Seraphim was created to personify the belief that all of us are born with God given talents and that they should be shared joyously with the world.
Meet the Owners of Seraphim Theatrical Entertainment
Bridgett J. Farruggia is a graduate of the renowned Rogers and Silverman School of Fashion Design at Kent State University with a degree in Conceptual Fashion Design. She also has intensive schooling in theater and dance. During her fashion design studies, Bridgett lived in Florence, Italy and traveled throughout Europe partaking of the cultures, art and history. She has been involved in many shows as an actress, dance choreographer, as well as costume/ hair-make up designer. For film, photography and runway productions, Bridgett stays active as a model, dancer or make-up artist. Bridgett also designs and creates custom costumes and recently worked to wardrobe the Founding Fathers Black Hills Sculptures. It is impossible to pinpoint her greater talent when it comes to either dancing, costuming, designing, acting or whatever else she decides to do. Her high energy, delightful instruction and expertise in these areas make her a wonderful asset to Seraphim Theatrical Entertainment.
Since re-entering the acting community after moving to Rapid, Bridgett has been in countless productions starting with Meredith Wilson's the Music Man (ensemble) and jumping right into Hansel and Gretel (where she first met Stephen). She next portrayed Elaine in Arsenic and Old Lace with BHCT. At the Firehouse Brewing theater she played Little Sally in Urinetown (one of her most beloved roles to date) and Carol in Laughter on the 27th Floor. With Acts Production of Hairspray Bridgett played Tammy and was a valuable member of the dance ensemble. In BHCT's Dinner Theater production of Perfect Wedding she also portrayed Julie, the cheeky chambermaid. You may have seen her in Jeeves In Bloom, carrying out the whimsical character of Madeline Bassett, in Seraphim's ""A Christmas Carol" where she played the Ghost of Christmas Past for several years, Alice in "Jabberwock Asylum", or most recently as the beautiful yet ditsy Brooke in BHCT's "Noises Off".
As the Costume director as well for Seraphim, Bridgett often designs and creates many new period wardrobes for each and every Seraphim production.
Bridgett is also a very talented dancer and choreographer. He most recent stage choreography could be seen in "GodSpell" , "Adrift in Macao", "Seusical" and "The Drowsy Chaperone".
Stephen Farruggia has been teaching and coaching kids and adults for over 22 years. He attended Liberty University for childhood education and psychology and was the local community theater's Education and Outreach Director until he stepped away from the position to start Seraphim Theatre.
Stephen brings a packed theater resume in which he has been an actor, director, technical director, stage manager, producer and is now even a published playwright. Stephen also has experience in front of the camera as well and has been involved in numerous commercials and Indie Films, such as the lead in "Never Been To Graceland". Sometimes he lends his voice talents to several animated indie projects and audio books. His first love however is live theater. His inspiration and passion for the stage and the performing arts shows in every class he teaches and play he's involved in. Which makes Seraphim Theatrical Entertainment a dream come true and a perfect fit for his talents.
If you think you've seen him before, it's probably because Stephen has been involved in over 70 shows in his theatre career. A small list of the many shows he's been involved in are: Bertie Wooster in "Jeeves In Bloom", Axel in "The Nerd", Roman Turnel in "A Flea in Her Ear", "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in 1999 and 2018 as Puck and Nick Bottom respectfully, Prince Charming in "Roger and Hammerstein's: Cinderella", Pharaoh in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat", Jesus in "Godspell", Dr. Carrol in "Jabberwock Asylum", Tempura in "Adrift in Macao" just to name a few. Stephen has also directed over 50 shows in his career. As a playwrite, his produced writing credits include: "Jabberwock Asylum", Seraphim's adaptation of "A Christmas Carol", "The Princess & the Dragon", "The Mime Who Came to Dinner" , "Reveiler Nightsong", "Dead Residence" and the upcoming "Searchers of the Black Death".