Welcome to the historic Elkader Opera House…Elkader’s Arts and Entertainment Leader.

The beautifully renovated 1903 Elkader Opera House is nestled in the scenic Turkey River valley in Elkader, Iowa. In addition to being on the National Register of Historic Places, the Opera House is best known as Northeast Iowa’s entertainment leader. With its rich cultural heritage the Elkader Opera House provides a charming and unique setting for any event.

Good Seats Available for this week’s “Thoroughly Modern Millie” run

Still time to see this unforgettable show!

Show dates:
October 9, 10 & 11 at 7:30pm

Paid in advance: $12 for Adults, $6 for Students
At the door: $13 for Adults, $7 for Students

To Order Tickets:
Call (563) 873-2378, email “tickets@icsbbs.com” or go to Moser Family Pharmacy in Elkader

Small town girl, Millie Dillmount arrives in New York in 1922 at the height of the jazz age. She’s hoping to find herself adventure and wealth in a city filled with frisky flappers, debonair leading men, and a delectably diabolic landlord.

With a soundtrack of catchy jazz tunes, rousing tap numbers, and sweet solos, your toes will be tapping as you laugh your way through Millie’s unforgettable journey.

The Opera House Players Present: Thoroughly Modern Millie ~ The Musical

October 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 2014 – 7:30pm

Matinees October2, 5, 2014 – 2:00pm

book by Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan

New Music by Jeanine Tesori

New Lyrics by Dick Scanlan

Original Story and Screenplay by Richard Morris


Adults $13, General Admission Balcony $11

Students $7

To purchase Tickets


operahouse@alpinecom.net or


Phone: (563) 873-2378

Purchase tickets at Moser’s Pharmacy (563-245-2530) in downtown

Show Synopsis: Hear the roar of the twenties with Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Elkader Opera House. This Tony Award winning musical is an impressive and high-energy tribute to Broadway’s golden age. Join Cheri Moser (McGregor) as Millie, a fast-talking and highly-determined new-New Yorker journeying to become a modern woman in the decadent year of 1922.

With her heart set on money over love, Millie is soon caught between her new suitor, Jimmy (Jesse Moser, Guttenberg), and her plan to marry her wealthy boss, Trevor Graydon, III (Cary Kann, Prairie du Chien, WI). Fighting between old-fashioned love and new-woman determination, Millie lands in the middle of a criminal plot led by the deliciously villainous Mrs. Meers (Joeann Tesar, Wauzeka, WI) and her hilarious accomplices (Walter Stavroplus, McGregor and Dave Beck, Elkader). With the help of her best friend (Kristy Fleming, Dyersville) and an extravagant celebrity (Karin Martin-Hiner, Strawberry Point), Millie attempts to overturn the evil Mrs. Meers, tap dance her way to the top of the work force, Charleston through lush parties of bathtub gin, and fall in love while taking New York City by storm.

Thoroughly Modern Millie stars an amazing ensemble of tappers and flappers under the direction of Craig Strutt (McGregor) with choreography by Erin Horst (Mankato, MN).