Pella Opera House
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.
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!
Davis Folkerts: Christmas at the Opera House
Sunday, November 25, 2018 | 3:00 PM
Davis hits the ivories of the mighty Barton organ in the Pella Opera House Theatre along with a multitude of vocalists, instrumentals and a sing along to yuletide favorites. Folkerts will be playing the Barton Theatre Organ, which was built in 1928. This annual event is a great way to start your Christmas season! Featuring many local favorites!