OHP: A Musical Caberet

Saturday, March 9th 4 pm

The Opera House Players are performing a Cabaret on Saturday, March 9th at 4:00pm. Audience members can anticipate being entertained by a variety of vocal and instrumental selections and comedy skits. In addition to the local talent there will be a special guest appearance by David J. Summers who has just released his first CD. Don’t miss this opportunity for great entertainment at an incredible price….it is absolutely FREE!!! All we need is an audience and applause.

Big Blue Sky

Saturday, October 27th at 7:30 pm

A special event to celebrate Hawk’s (Jon Stravers) 30 years of bird research, monitoring and conservation on the Mississippi River! We plan to make this a Big Blue Sky extravaganza with perhaps the largest collection of BBS musicians ever assembled. Special guests include Kristina Castenda, Lisa (Luna) Stravers, and Terry Nirva.

This is event will be recorded by Iowa Public Radio!

Come and be apart of this event

Tickets: General Admission – Donations Accepted
Contact Jon for more information: 563.880.8046

The Opera House Players present: Oliver

October 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 2012 – 7:30pm; Matinees October 4th & 7th 2012 – 2:00pm

Music, Lyrics and Book by Lionel Bart
Licensed by Arrangement with Oliver Productions, Ltd.
and Oliver Promotions, Ltd.



Tickets: $13 for Adults , $7 for Students,  $11 for General Admission Balcony seating
Opera House Players 

The Music of Simon and Garfunkel

Friday, September 21, 2012 – 7:30pmThe Music of Simon and Garfunkel


AJ Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle have been performing this remarkable tribute to the music of “Simon & Garfunkel” for more than a decade and their sold out shows prove the effect on their audiences is undeniable.   A chance meeting in 1991, in a local club in Bethlehem, PA, brought these two talented artists together.  A brief introduction and moments later they were blending their voices as if they had been performing together for a lifetime. AJ’s warm baritone and Jonathan’s soaring tenor combine flawlessly to capture the essence and magic of “Simon & Garfunkel’s” sound of the early years in Greenwich Village. With a quiet stage and an acoustic guitar, A.J. and Jonathan re-create the memories of the classic hits and obscure songs of “Simon & Garfunkel.” Discover why audiences are cheering for this duo as they capture —the magic of “Simon and Garfunkel.”  Watch Trailer

Tickets: in advance $15 Adults / $8 Students
At the door – $18 Adults / $10 Students

Simon and Garfunkel Retrospective “The Sound of Silence” from Creative Bundle on Vimeo.

“The Music of Simon and Garfunkel” is proudly sponsored by Pro Build Lumber Yard – Elkader

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 trintycommunications.org  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

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.

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