The Opera House Players Present: The Accidental Hit Man Blues

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.

Opera House Players

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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.

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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

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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 

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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

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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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