Christmas on Broadway Try-outs

For those interested, try-outs are scheduled for the fantastic “Christmas on Broadway”!

Try-outs will occur on Monday and Tuesday August 17th & 18th at 7pm on the stage at the Elkader Opera House (please enter by the stage door).

Bring your love of Christmas music and your voice!

This great show has all the Christmas songs you love with great harmonies (some 5 part) and has opportunities for double casting if we have the voices interested.   There are even parts for some boys and girls.

If you love Christmas, and love to sing, consider joining us for this special Christmas show try-out.

If you love Christmas and *listening* to Christmas music, mark your calendars for the show which opens Thanksgiving weekend Nov 27, 27, 29, and Dec 4, 5, 6, 2015 (with two Sunday Matinees!)

Welcome

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.

Cedar Valley Chamber Music: For Your Ears Only

Sunday, July 19th 3pm Cedar Valley Chamber
Cedar Valley Chamber Music (CVCM) will bring its program “A License to Trill” to the Elkader Opera House. Featuring Tartini’s “Devil’s Trill” sonata, Haydn’s “Lark” quartet, and Beethoven’s rousing “Archduke Trio”, the spy-themed program brings together artists from across the state of Iowa with native Iowa musicians who have continued to pursue musical careers around the globe. “The Elkader Opera House is an Iowa cultural treasure, and it’s a delightful place to make music,” says Hunter Capoccioni, CVCM founder and artistic director. “We’ve been looking for an opportunity to stage a concert in Elkader for some time. We’re excited to be performing there.” “CVCM is celebrating its 10th anniversary of bringing world-class chamber music performances to the State of Iowa, by extending select performances to new audiences around the state,” Capoccioni continues. “We’re grateful to the Iowa Arts Council and to several generous local sponsors for supporting our greater outreach efforts.” A major benefit of the sponsorships is that anyone with a valid student i.d. will be admitted free to the concert, notes Anne Hoekstra, CVCM president. “Chamber music is a delight that we want to share with as many people as possible,” Hoekstra says, “but we especially want young people, and young musicians, to experience it first-hand.” Information about the 2015 festival, along with details about the Elkader performance, can be found online at www.cedarvalleymusic.org. General admission tickets to the event are $10/adults and free for students with a valid student i.d.. Tickets can be purchased on-line through CVCM.
Tickets
Adults: General Admission Only $10 Students: Free with and ID To purchase Tickets
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AJ Swearingen & Jayne Kelli

August 22, 2015 7:30 pm Iconic Songs of the Early 70’s
AJ Swearingen & Jayne Kelli have been performing their signature sound in theaters and opera houses across the United States with a style that echoes the great songwriter's of the past. Folk icon Tom Rush recorded one of Swearingen's tunes, "You're Not Here With Me", on his latest album. This song is also included on Swearingen & Kelli's highly anticipated debut album. Together and separately they have opened for Crystal Gayle, Kenny Rogers, The Calling, Livingston Taylor, John McCutcheon, John Gorka and more. Audiences are hungry for authentic artists. Swearingen & Kelli deliver, sharing an undeniable chemistry with their unfiltered, from the heart songwriting and performing. SwearingenAndKelli.com
        Tickets
Adults $18; Students $8
To purchase Tickets
Email:operahouse@alpinecom.net
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Shrek the Musical

October 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 2015 - 7:30pm Matinees October 1, 4, 2015 - 2:00pm

The Opera House Players Celebrate their 50th Year!!!

  Shrek copyBased on the Dreamworks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig,book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire New Music by Jeanine Tesori. Originally produced on broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions. Shrek The Musical is about an ogre named Shrek, who lives alone in a swamp. When the evil Lord Farquaad decides to banish all of the Fairy Tale characters from the Kingdom of Duloc, they ask Shrek to visit the evil Lord. Shrek agrees and meets Donkey on his way. Shrek The Musical was nominated for ten Tony awards in 2009.

The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra

Sunday, October 25, 2015 2pm Ragtime
Tickets
Adults:$18 in advance, $20 at the door, Students $8 in advance, $10 at the door add $1.50 for online handling To purchase Tickets
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Danika Holmes and Jeb Hart

Saturday, November 14, 2015 7:30pm DanikaDanika Holmes and Jeb Hart are Nashville artists who tour internationally bringing their unique blend of pop, blues and soul to audiences who are eager for their return concerts.  They play their own songs as well as interpreting songs you know in a new and creative way.  Their version of the Beatles "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" is in rotation on Sirius XM radio. They have opened for Phil Vassar, Lyle Lovett, and Dierks Bentley to name a few.  Both Danika and Jeb were born and raised right here in Iowa and say it will always be home.
Tickets
Adults:$17 in advance, $20 at the door, Students $8 in advance, $10 at the door; add $1.50 for online handling
To purchase Tickets
Email:operahouse@alpinecom.net Phone: (563) 873-2378 Purchase tickets at Moser’s Pharmacy (563-245-2530) & Schera's Restaurant in downtown Elkader
 
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