Pella Opera House

2019 Season

  • Professor Smart’s Fun with Physics **Y.E.S!


    Thursday, March 28, 2019 | 10:30 AM

    “Fun’” is the word most used when it comes to describing the Fun with Physics Show. Trained as a juggler, physical and verbal comedian, Todd Victor brings science to life with an interactive performance combining theatrical storytelling and very cool demonstrations. His fascination with how things work and his love of comedy helps get kids excited about the sciences. He has carefully studied the scientific concepts in the shows with the help of teachers, and scientists. Todd has studied and performed mime, juggling, and physical comedy since 1980. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fun Arts from Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Clown College. Todd loves performing, teaching, computers, inventing, juggling, tennis, table tennis and creating one of a kind props for fun-filled shows.

    All seats at this show are reserved for our area children!

     

  • The Accidental Hero


    Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 7:00 PM

    The Accidental Hero is a multi-media one-man show about a WWII American officer who miraculously liberates the Czech villages of his grandparents. It’s a true story, written and performed by his grandson. Patrick Dewane’s grandfather refused to talk about his service in the war. Yet when he died, his basement yielded a treasure trove of typewritten accounts, photos and rare film footage. Dewane brings this archival material to glowing life as an enthralling, humorous and heartwarming tale of miraculous escapes and astonishing coincidences. This touching show runs from belly laughs to tears. Dewane takes on a dozen different roles as he powerfully recounts his grandfather’s journey from Omaha Beach, the Battle of the Bulge, and the end of WWII. 

    Follow the link below to buy your tickets online! 

    https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=94717

     

  • Tombstone Trials Radio Play


    Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 11:00 AM

    In the aftermath of the O.K. Corral Shootout, the Earp Brothers and their friend Doc Holliday were brought before a c ourt of law and charged with murdering the McLaury Brothers and Billy Clanton. This preliminary hearing was presided over by Wells Spicer and resulted in a not-guilty verdict for the defendants. Long-forgotten connections to Iowa have led to a play, Tombstone Trial: the Iowa Connection, based on this hearing. The connections cover the state and include Pella, Iowa, where the Earp Brothers grew up; Belle Plaine, where the McLaury Brothers had their boyhood home before moving to Buchanan County; and Tipton, where Wells Spicer grew to adulthood. Further Iowa connections are to Fairfax, Davenport and Tama, Iowa. Join us for this Iowa-connected history show.

    Performances at 11am and 6:30pm. All performances will be done in time for parades and grandstand activities. 

    Follow the link below to order your tickets online! 

    https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=94721

     

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