Pella Opera House

2019 Season

  • 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

     

  • 52nd Street and the Music of Billy Joel


    Friday, May 3, 2019 | 11:00 AM

    It’s “Still Rock-n-Roll” when 52nd St. comes to town! Walt Wise’s 52nd St. performs all the BIG HITS of the legendary Billy Joel. From rockers like “Big Shot” and “You May Be Right” to ballads like “Just the Way You Are” to perennial favorites like “Piano Man” there’s something for everyone! Vocalist/Multi-instrumentalist Walt Wise has performed nationally and internationally for such names as Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Caesars Palace, Harrahs, the US Air Force & Navy, etc. Come out and sing along to your favorite Billy Joel Classic Hits!

    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=94722

     

     

  • Central College Flying Pans


    Saturday, May 4, 2019 | 11:00 AM

    The Central College Flying Pans Steel Band, founded and directed by Stanley E. Dahl, Senior Lecturer of Music, have traveled extensively throughout the United States performing concerts, workshops, and clinics, island parties and festivals since 2000. They have also performed for the Iowa Days of Percussion, Iowa Music Educators Association Conference, Iowa Bandmasters Association Conference, International Association of Pan, Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Red Rocks Amphitheater, SXSW, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Consisting of both music and non-music majors, they have also performed alongside and received clinics with steelpan/Caribbean artists Chris Wabich, the PANic All-Stars, Jumbies, Tropical Steel, Britton/Moore Duo, Liam Teague + Robert Chappell, Panoramic, Ken “Professor” Philmore, Andy Narell, and Tracy Thornton. The Flying Pans perform diverse styles of music from traditional calypso, soca and reggae to that of classical, Latin, disco, techno and rock and roll in which they have recorded numerous CDs for steelpan.

    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=94723

     

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