Live Performances

PELLA OPERA HOUSE PRESENTS

LATE NITE CATECHISM

 

Saturday, November 19, 2016 | 7:00pm

Late Nite Catechism takes audience members back - sometimes nostalgically, sometimes fearfully, to the children they once were. The irrepressible Sister teaches an adult catechism class to a roomful of “students” (the audience). Over the course of the play, Sister goes from benevolent instructor, rewarding the “students” for correct answers with glow-in-the-dark rosaries and laminated saint cards, to authoritative drill sergeant.

 

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DAVIS FOLKERTS & FRIENDS HOLIDAY SHOW

 

Sunday, November 27, 2016 | 3:00pm

Kick off the holiday season with an annual favorite--Davis Folkerts on the Barton Theatre Organ along with vocalists and instrumentalists singing along with you to many Yuletide favorites.

 

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THE BLACKWOOD QUARTET

 

Friday, December 9, 2016 | 7:00pm

In 2012, Mark Blackwood formed the Blackwood Quartet. The group tours regularly and brings the word of Christ through song, to both believers and non-believers alike. The quartet has had the privilege of performing with Willie Nelson and many other great artists.

 

PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT the Blackwood Brothers. We erroneously published information indicating the group had won 8 Grammy Awards and 6 GMA Dove Awards. We apologize for this error.

 

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YESTERDAY AND TODAY

 

Friday, January 13, 2017 | 7:00pm

Rock to the music of the Beatles in an interactive concert experience where the audience creates the playlist for the night! There’s no denying that we all have a Beatles song attached to an event in our lives. Through laughter and personal stories, Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience connects you and performers in a way like none other.

Some hot rock and roll to warm the winter season.

Sponsored by Marion County Bank and Main Street Advisory Group

 

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PETER AND WENDY

 

Friday, January 27, 2017 | 7:00pm

Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 10:30am

When Captain Hook sends his right-hand man to capture Peter Pan, fantastic adventures await him and his pirates. Mistaken identities, ever-morphing clouds, a classy crocodile, some very lost boys, missing Darling children and a fickle shadow all add to the mayhem. With help from Neverlanders and Tinker Bell, everyone finds a place where they truly belong.

AUDITIONS: Monday, January 23 at 4 pm for all children age 5-18. This is a week long commitment. No experience necessary.

 

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STEEL MAGNOLIAS

 

March 1-4, 2017 | 7:30pm

A Southern classic presented by Central College,this play was written after the death of the author's sister from Type I diabetes. It begins with a young beautician, newly arriving in a small Louisiana town, finding work at the local salon, where a small group of women share a close bond of friendship and welcome her into the fold.

 

Steel Magnolias
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CLASSICAL MUSIC SHOWCASE

 

Friday, March 24, 2017 | 7:00pm

Working in collaboration with soloists and ensembles, join us for an evening of superb vocal and instrumental music. If you think classical music is stuffy, be surprised and inspired by the Central College Music Department's evening of impeccably executed works.

Sponsored by Vermeer Corporation

 

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BONNE FINKEN

 

Friday, April 21, 2017 | 7:00pm

An independent rock artist, Bonne's latest album, "Fairytales/LoveAffairs," has earned a 10 star rating and has been nominated for album of the year by the Indie Music Digest. You will want to catch this rising star while you can. Her considerable talent garnered her the "Best Musician Award" in 2014 by the Des Moines Cityview Magazine.

Sponsored by Peace Tree Brewing Company

 

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SILENT MOVIE THEATRE ORGAN

 

Thursday, May 4, 2017 & Friday, May 5, 2017 | 10:30am

Performance with silent film clip

Delight to the sounds of the Barton Theatre Organ, brought to life in a forty-five minute program of music, some of which will be played as accompaniment to a short silent film. Performed by Pella’s very own Davis Folkerts, an accomplished organist.

 

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THE RELUCTANT PIONEER

 

Thursday, May 4, 2017 | 1:00pm

A thoroughly enjoyable one-woman live theatre production by Beverly Graves of Pella’s “first lady,” Mareah Scholte. Catch an exciting glimpse into the lives of Pella's 800 Dutch settlers who arrived in 1847s. About 30 minutes long, with an additional 15-minute post-performance Q&A with the audience.

 

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BRANSON ON THE ROAD

 

Thursday, May 4, 2017 | 6:30pm

Friday, May 5, 2017 | 12:30pm & 6:30pm

What do you get when you bring together a fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar, upright slap bass, rhinestone costumes, hilarious comedy and great classic country, bluegrass, rockabilly and gospel music--Branson On The Road®! The show delivers the Branson traditions of good, clean, family fun wherever they go.

 

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FLYING PANS STEEL DRUM BAND

 

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 12:30pm & 4:30pm

Central College's Flying Pans will perform their unique blend of energetic and soothing sounds are played to perfection by this highly enthusiastic ensemble, and features calypso, soca, latin, jazz and rock. While they play Caribbean music, they don’t limit themselves to that genre. Some of their favorite concerts include disco music and hits like “Thriller.” Fun for all ages!

 

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MAP OF MY KINGDOM

 

Saturday, May 13, 2017 | 2:00pm

Who’s going to get the farm? And what are they going to do with it? Will your future plans for your land create harmony or strife for your family? Or have you even started to think that far ahead? Map of My Kingdom, a play commissioned by Practical Farmers of Iowa and written by Iowa’s Poet Laureate Mary Swander, tackles the critical issue of land transition.