Pella Opera House

2019-2020 Season

  • Missoula Children’s Theatre: Pinocchio

    Monday, February 10, 2020 | 12:00 AM

    Feb. 10-15 (Performances Feb. 14 at 7 pm and Feb. 15 at 10:30 am)

    Audiences will be charmed by the classic tale of Pinocchio when the Missoula Children’s Theatre and many local students bring to life the story of the wooden puppet who longed to become a real, live boy. This original musical adaptation is sure to please audiences of all ages.


  • Eric E: Songs and Laughter

    Friday, March 6, 2020 | 7:00 PM

    March 6 at 7 pm

    With virtuoso guitar ability, a stellar chameleon-like voice, and comic wit, Eric E provides a high-energy, interactive, variety-filled and fun show that is perfect for audiences with a broad age-range.  His irresistible skill and huge repertoire always leaves the audience cheering for more!  


  • National Players: The Diary of Anne Frank

    Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | 7:00 PM

    March 24 at 7 pm

    Entering into its 70th season, National Players brings innovative and accessible productions to audiences across the country. This year, they will be performing Shakespeare to area students as part of YES programming and will present The Diary of Anne Frank to the public in the evening.


  • Resurrection: The Music of Journey

    Saturday, April 18, 2020 | 7:00 PM

    Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 7 pm

    Returning to the Opera House! 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. 


  • The Reluctant Pioneer – the Story of Maria Scholte

    Thursday, May 7, 2020 | 10:00 AM

    Tulip Time 2020

    May 7th-9th 

    10 AM

    Great Hall | 40 min | $5

    The Opera House’s Great Hall is transformed into Maria Scholte’s living room for this unique experience. The Reluctant Pioneer is a must-see! A thoroughly enjoyable one-woman live production by Beverly Graves, bringing to life Pella’s “first lady.” Catch an exciting glimpse of this important figure from Pella’s pioneer days.


  • The Music of Peter, Paul and Mary By MacDougal Street West

    Thursday, May 7, 2020 | 4:30 PM

    Tulip Time 2020

    THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2020

    4:30 AND 6:30 PM

    Historic Theatre | 90 min | $20 adult or $12 youth (5-18)

    The new flowering of a vibrant musical tradition was rooted in Greenwich Village of the early 1960’s. The sounds of that era could first be heard nightly in the cafes stretching along fabled MacDougal Street. Today great folk still lives on in MacDougal Street West. Enjoy the music of Peter, Paul and Mary in this terrific tribute band with performers Ron Skelton, Mary Alberts, Rick Shore and Bill Rice.


  • Carpenters Once More

    Friday, May 8, 2020 | 4:30 PM

    Tulip Time 2020 

    Friday, May 8th 

    4:30 & 6:30 

    Come celebrate one unforgettable voice and one unforgettable duo with the sounds of Carpenters Once More. Branson’s 2016 Tribute Show of the Year, and Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Winner vocalist Diana Lynn portrays pop star Karen Carpenter like none other. From the birth of this dynamic brother/sister duo to the last of their public performances, the heartwarming production highlights hits like Yesterday Once More, Top of The World, Close To You, We’ve Only Just Begun, Mr. Postman and many more. 


  • Tiptoe Through he Tulips with Davis Folkerts on the Barton Theatre Organ

    Saturday, May 9, 2020 | 10:00 AM

    Tulip Time 2020 

    Saturday, May 9, 2020 

    10 am 

    Delight to the sounds of the Barton Theatre Organ, brought to life in a 45 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 and Professor Emeritus from the Music Department of Central College. 


  • Central College Flying Pans Steel Band

    Saturday, May 9, 2020 | 4:30 PM

    Tulip Time 2020

    Saturday, May 9, 2020 

    4:30 pm 

    The Flying Pans will perform energetic and soothing sounds of the steel drum featuring calypso, soca, Latin, jazz and rock. Don’t miss the return of this upbeat musical group to the Opera House! 


  • Phillip Bauer and The Legend of Johnny Cash

    Friday, June 12, 2020 | 7:00 PM

    Friday, June 12, 2020 7 pm 

    Phillip Bauer has toured the world for decades with his tribute performance, “The Legend of Johnny Cash”, faithfully recreating the music and presence of The Man in Black. The show spans the entire journey of Johnny Cash’s career, including hits, “Folsom Prison Blues”, “Get Rhythm”, “I Walk the Line”, “Ring of Fire” and many more. Johnny Cash’s longtime drummer W.S. Holland regards Bauer as, “the best tribute to John I have ever seen.” 

    Performance Sponsored by Wiskus Group.