Pianist Lorie Line grew up in Reno, Nevada studying classical piano. At the age of 9, she entered and won annual Statewide competitions until the age of 18, where she enrolled at the University of Nevada, Reno. She received her B.A. in Music, Piano Performance.
Shortly after getting her degree, she and her husband, Tim, relocated to Minneapolis because of his job transfer. Using her piano performance degree, she auditioned for Dayton’s and became a full-time pianist, serenading shoppers. It was here (1988-1993) that many fans first came to hear Lorie Line play the piano for the first time. the “shoppers” encouraged Lorie to record her own CD. She did, and became both pianist and vendor at the same time. Little did she know that she was onto something big.
Since then, Lorie Line has turned piano playing into one of the largest independent record companies in the world, Lorie Line Music, Inc. She has sold over 6 million albums, has published over 30 books of music, and has recorded 36 CDs. She, and her Fab Five, perform to 75,000 people on over 85 stages a year. She tours spring, summer, fall and winter.
Lorie’s passion for playing the piano has made her one-of-a-kind in today’s music world. Her show has become an institution for many families across the country. She has been an inspiration for thousands of young musicians and her entrepreneurial spirit has encouraged many women.
Lorie Line has helped to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for charities benefiting children. She has 2 adult children and has been married to her business partner and master of ceremonies, Tim, for 25 years. They reside in Minneapolis. Lorieline.com
April 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 2013 – 7:30pm Matinee April 14, 2013 – 2:00pm
The Opera House Players announce a World Premiere Event.
“The Accidental Hit-Man Blues” by award winning Canadian playwright T. Gregory Argall. The show opens Friday April 12, 2013, 7:30pm at the Elkader Opera House, and the Opera House Players hope to do it up right as a “red carpet” event. There are a limited number of special tickets available that will include an on stage reception after the show on stage with the cast and crew, as well as the author himself! These tickets are available on a first come first served basis for opening night only.
The show is described as a dark romantic comedy, but don’t let the term “dark” discourage you. Director Craig Strutt says, “While the show has some definite adult themes, it is basically a story of love between two people that transcends hardship, and allows them to extend their love and caring to those around them, albeit in a somewhat unusual way.”
The show includes the talents of several well known OHP members, as well as some newer faces. The couple Ron and Laura Morra are played by Jon Banse of Strawberry Point and Cheri Moser of McGregor. Detectives Mully and Sculder are played by Edward Hayes-Hall and Sarah Ronnevik both of Prairie du Chien. Other characters include Johnny Carcosa, played by Clark Ott of Elkader, Mrs. Frobisher played by Michele Smith of Manchester, Sammy played by Eric Layden of Guttenberg, and of course, the Hit-Man, played by Cary Kann of Prairie du Chien. Tickets: $13 for Adults , $7 for Students, $11 for General Admission Balcony seating
Tickets are available by calling (563)-873-2378 or at Moser Pharmacy in Elkader.
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.