West Side Story Wednesday, September 24 at 6:30 p.m. The Academy Award winning musical featuring the Jets and Sharks in Bernstein and Sondheim’s re-envisioned take on Romeo and Juliet. Filled with classics like Tonight, as well as Maria and many, many more! Ticket price: free Popcorn and water: $1 each
The Game's Afoot: Holmes for the Holidays
Wednesday, October 1- Saturday, October 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Central College Production. Acclaimed Broadway actor of the 1930s, William Gillette, invites his Sherlock Holmes co-stars to his eccentric Connecticut mansion for a Christmas Eve celebration. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays. Sponsored by the Vermeer Charitable Foundation.
Saturday, October 18 at 11 a.m.
The Zinghoppers, an Emmy-award winning ensemble, are a multi-platform children's brand that focuses on creating content for preschoolers and families. The show includes three animal characters.The characters and songs were developed by a team of Early Childhood Educators from the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic.
The Zinghoppers are party rockers for preschoolers and early elementary children with a goal to get everyone dancing. Their lyrics are age appropriate. One reviewer described the band as Barney meets the Black-Eyed Peas. Have a zinghoppy Day! Sponsored by the Festival of Trees.
Friday, November 14 at 7 p.m.
Part rock concert…part rock tribute…all rock n’ roll. Rock Legends combines all of these elements to create a show that is the only one of its kind. Sponsored by Van Gorp Insurors, Ltd.
Ticket Price: $29; Box Seats $40
Festival of Trees: Miracle on 34th Street
Nov. 21 – Nov. 29, Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Thanksgiving Day
Warm up amid the twinkling displays, available for purchase, that transform the Opera House into a merry holiday wonderland. An annual fundraiser for our children’s theatre programming.
Ticket price is a free will donation.
All proceeds go to supporting children’s programming.
Davis Folkerts and Friends Holiday Show
Sunday, November at 3 p.m.
Kick off the holiday season with an annual Opera House tradition hearing the Mighty Barton—Iowa’s best restored theatre organ—as well as other vocalists and instrumentalists, and you, singing along to many Yuletide favorites!
Ticket price $12 adults, $6 students.
New Year’s Eve Party
Wednesday, December 31 from 8 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
This is a party you will NOT want to miss! Each guest will enjoy live music by the Fred Gazzo Band, dancing, one complimentary beverage + one complimentary glass of champagne for the midnight toast, a cash bar, appetizers, sumptuous desserts, party favors and last, but not least, a countdown at midnight followed by Auld Lang Syne! Nice jeans, business casual or formal - all welcome! Free local cab rides provided by Pella Taxi from 10 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Ticket price: $37.50 per person; $75 per couple
09-24-2014 to 09-24-2014
11-22-2014 to 11-22-2014
Miracle on 34th Street Saturday, November 22 at 6 p.m. After stopping by to see Santa from 4-6 p.m. at our annual Festival of Trees, please come upstairs to watch this delightful holiday film. Kris Kringle comes to life! The perfect way to usher in the holi- day season with your entire family. Admission: FreePopcorn and bottled water: $1 each
03-17-2015 to 03-17-2015
Tuesday, March 17 at 7 p.m. This gem of a film is offered on St. Patrick’s Day, and it features what is arguably the best of rock and roll “Irish Soul” musicals. Cash bar opens at 6:30 p.m. Please note that this film is rated R for adult language and situations. Not appropriate for children. Ticket price: Free Popcorn and water: $1 each
05-22-2015 to 05-22-2015
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Friday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m. Our film series ends with the rollicking tale of seven brothers who take the matter of getting married to comedically extreme measures. Some of the best dance sequences of film musicals are featured in this wonderful, family-friendly film. Ticket price: freePopcorn and water: $1 each