Pella Opera House

2018 Season

  • The Last Lion: Winston Churchill

    The Last Lion: Winston Churchill

    Saturday, September 15, 2018 | 7:00 PM

    On May 1st 1997, Andrew Edlin premiered his one-man show as the charismatic statesman, author, orator, soldier, and wit, Sir Winston Churchill. The most frequent and compelling response from audiences to this one man play is “I was inspired.” It is April 1955. Churchill, aged 80, ‘the Man who won the War’, agonizes in his wartime London bunker whether to resign as Prime Minister. The Cold War with Russia gathers pace. Winston is old, tired, and losing his grip. In making his choice, he rolls back the years and reviews his uniquely eventful career, filled with history-changing events and people, glorious speeches, pithy comments, funny stories, his checkered relationship with his family, and all the wit and wisdom that has made Churchill far beyond one of history’s greatest figures into an imperishable legend.


  • Blithe Spirit

    Blithe Spirit

    Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | 7:30 PM

    Theatre Central presents Blithe Spirit, a comic play by Noël Coward. The play concerns the socialite and novelist Charles Condomine, who invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book. The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his annoying and temperamental first wife, Elvira, after the séance. Elvira makes continual attempts to disrupt Charles’s marriage to his second wife, Ruth, who cannot see or hear the ghost. Join us for this special event! 


  • Resurrection: A Tribute to Journey

    Resurrection: A Tribute to Journey

    Saturday, November 10, 2018 | 7:00 PM

    The gold standard by which all Journey tributes are measured, Resurrection – A Journey Tribute faithfully recreates the experience of a 1980’s Journey concert. This dynamic and compelling band features some of Nashville’s hottest musicians, many whom have performed, written, or recorded with the biggest names in the music industry – including Journey and Steve Perry. Every show is a brilliant reproduction of sights and sounds that captivate and transport audiences to the glorious age of arena rock. Lead singer Ryan Christopher delivers the vocal precision, appearance, and stage presence of the legendary Steve Perry. Resurrection – A Journey Tribute continues to garner nationwide acclaim with high profile performances including, Royal Caribbean International cruises, Fraze Pavilion, AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, and US Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox. Fans across the country rave that Resurrection – A Journey Tribute is THE Journey experience!