Ernie Haase and Signature Sound – Here We Go Again Tour

Friday, September 14th 7:30 pm
Forget your normal Gospel Quartet. Ernie Haase & Signature Sound (EHSS) have broken the mold. Their unconventional approach to communicating the Good News with groundbreaking originality has blazed a trail that will go down in gospel music history. Across Europe they have been nicknamed the “Ambassadors of Joy” because of the message of hope and joy that permeates their performances. Listen

The group’s founder and leader, Ernie Haase, was a long-time member of the famous Cathedral Quartet, headed by the late George Younce. Ernie’s roots are deeply planted in the rich legacy of music that is both meaningful and thoroughly entertaining.
Tickets Order Tickets Online at  or call 260.484.1029
General Seating: $12.00 Groups (10+), $20.00 Advance ($25.00 at the door), $25 Artistic Circle (Close to the stage) Children 5 & Under Free except in Artistic Circle – No ticket required

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The Iowa Opera House Project

Sunday, August 12th, 2 pm

The Iowa Opera House Project The Iowa Opera House Project is a concert series featuring Iowa singer songwriters performing in various antique venues throughout the state.
The Iowa Opera House Project intends to put Iowa talent into the pre sound-system performance spaces predominantly called Opera Houses, built between 1870 and 1920. They’re scattered all over this mostly small town state. As the Project gathers steam, in the spring and summer months of 2012- it will draw audiences to these theaters and municipalities. In the case of some of the better known opera houses, the draw of the theaters themselves will outweigh that of the performance.

A family friendly two hour program of acoustic music is what the Iowa Opera House Project will bring to the Elkader Opera House.
Special note: Iowa Public Radio will be recording this episode of the Iowa Opera Project.

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Children’s Summer Theater Camp

Opera House Players Summer Theater Camp – Generously Sponsored by the Opera House Players

Who: Students interested in performing, creating or learning the backstage/technical side of theater. (Must have completed kindergarten)
Dates: July 16-21
Times: 10am – 2pm Please bring a sack lunch.
Performance times: Friday, July 20 @ 7pm
Saturday, July 21 @ 4pm (Following the Sweet Corn Days Parade) 

Cost: FREE (you may be asked to purchase a t-shirt to wear during the show)

Registration Form

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Trick Boxing

Saturday July 21, 2012 7:30pm
During Elkader Sweet Corn Days 

High energy dance and Comedy
Sossy Mechanics

“The best show I have seen, “Trick Boxing,” a screwball play about crime and boxing that features rapid-fire dialogue and bursts of whimsy.”

— New York Times

Trick Boxing is a beautiful piece of comic storytelling performed with an infectious charm by two versatile actors at the height of their powers. With cheeky nods to the gangster films of the 1930’s Trick Boxing is a tour de force in comic acting by the brilliantly verstile Brian Sostek. Megan McClellan is outstanding as the swing dancing Bella. Sostek and McClellan have performed from Minneapolis, to Seattle, across Canada and in London, to name a few.
“The true power of Trick Boxing lies in the delight an audience derives from watching two performers enjoying themselves on stage. The plot may be as light as a feather and the only prop an apple, but what Trick Boxing lacks in budget it more than makes up for in heart.
Through puppetry, dance, humor and charm Sostek and McClellan captivate the audience and deliver punch after punch of theatrical gold. With an almost effervescent positivity that will leave the most jaded audience beaming, Trick Boxing is a show that floats like a butterfly and swings like a bee” –What’s on in London.
Tickets $18 Adults / $8 Students

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The Opera House Players present: The Last Five Years

July 12, 13, 14, 2012 – 7:30pm; Matinee July 15, 2012 – 2:00pm

by Jason Robert Brown
Wondering what “The Last Five Years” is all about? Short story – It follows the lives of a couple from their first meeting through their marriage and eventual divorce. The most interesting part (other than the fantastic music from Jason Robert Brown) is the fact that we see the relationship from beginning to end via one character, while we see it in reverse from the other character.
This show will be performed in the round on stage at the Elkader Opera House, with limited seating. It’s sure to be a great experience!

Seating for this show is limited as it will be performed “in the round” on stage. Tickets: $13

Preview the music of the “Last Five Years”

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Michael John as Billy Joel

Saturday, June 23, 2012 – 7:30PM

Michael John as Billy Joel

The Billy Joel Tribute Show has traveled all over the world, played cruise ships, Las Vegas casinos and theaters across the country.
Michael John, a native of Las Vegas, Nevada, found out early that he had the voice of Billy Joel. He has worked hard at perfecting his Billy Joel show and landed a gig playing with the world famous Legends In Concert portraying the famous piano man. After his stint with Legends, Michael appeared on national television twice on the FOX network’s “Performing As:” talent show as Billy Joel receiving great reviews for his performances.
  Tickets: $18 Adults / $8 Students
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This show is proudly sponsored by:

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