Previous Shows

The following is a list of the excellent shows which have appeared on the Elkader Opera House Stage

2014 Season:

  • Lori Line, Monday, December 1st, 2014
  • Sleightations with Kevin Barnes Saturday, November 22nd
  • Big Blue Sky New Orleans Style, Saturday, November 1st
  • Opera House Player – Throughly Modern Millie, October 2014
  • Family Time Comedy Night with Taylor Mason,Saturday, September 13th, 2013
  • Hot Rod Chevy Kevy,Friday, August 8th, 2014 7pm
  • Harmonious Wail,Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Earth Song and Big Blue Sky with special guest, Joseph Young, Sunday, July 20th, 2014
  • Missoula Children’s Theater – Black Beard the Pirate, July 7-12,2014
  • David Church and Teri Lisa,June 20, 2014
  • Transit Authority, Chicago Tribute Band, Saturday, June 7 2014
  • Opera House Players – Love Thy Neighbor, March 2014
  • Jim McDonough, Sunday, April 27th
  • Love That Big Band,Sunday February 16, 2014

2013 Season:

  • Kelly Lord’s Christmas Extravaganza, Saturday, December 14th, 2013 Showtimes 2pm & 7pm
  • Lori Line 2013 Holiday Tour,Monday, December 2nd, 2013
  • Opera House Players – Christmas Classic on Air, November 29th,30 Dec 1
  • Elkader Keystone Chorus Fall Show,Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
  • Opera House Players – Copacabana, September 2013
  • The Battlefield Band,Saturday, Septemeber 7, 2013
  • Bob Stromberg Bringing Laughter to the World,Saturday, August 24th, 2013 7
  • David J. Summers, My Father’s Son in Concert,Sunday, August 11th
  • Missoula Children’s Theater – The Princess and the Pea, July 8-13,2014
  • The Iowa Opera House Project,Saturday, July 13
  • Lori Line – Come Together Intimate Evening Series,Wednesday, June 26
  • Redhead Express and the Walker Family,Saturday, June 8th 2013
  • Mother’s Day Caberet,Sunday, May 11th at 2pm
  • Comedian Jared Mauk,Saturday, May 11th 7:30 pm
  • Opera House Players – The Accidental Hit-Man Blues, April 2013
  • Opera House Players A Musical Cabaret, Saturday, March 9,2013

2012 Season:

  • The Luren Singers with the National Brass, December 2012
  • A Classic Christmas Fantasy,December 2012
  • Keystone Chorus Fall Show, Special Guest Quartet Shades of Jade, November 2012
  • Big Blue Sky Concert recorded by IPR, October 2012
  • Oliver – The Opera House Players, October 2012
  • A Tribute to the Music of Simon and Garfunkel – PERFORMED BY
    AJ SWEARINGEN & JONATHAN BEEDLE,  September 2012
  • Ernie Haase and Signature Sound – Here We Go Again Tour, September 2012
  • The Iowa Opera House Project, August 2012
  • Trick Boxing, July 21
  • Children’s Summer Theater Camp Sossy Mechanic, July 2012
  • Opera House Players – The Last Five Years, July 2012
  • Michael John as Billy Joel, June 2012
  • Love That Big Band, May 2012
  • Big Blue Sky, April 2012
  • Self Help For Dummies – Opera House Players, April 2012
  • Wartburg Castle Singer, March 2012
  • Blend Acappella Doo Wop, March 2102
  • Mark Nizer 3D Juggler and Comedian, March 2012
  • iDuo, February 2012
  • Clayton County Conservation Awareness Network presentation of YERT, Feb 2012
  • Jam Session, February 2012
  • Piano Open House, January 2012

2011 Season:

  • Kelly’s Cozy Christmas Concert December 12
  • Opera House Players: The Forgotten Carols November 25 & 26 December 2-4
  • Keystone Chorus: Fall Barbershop Parade ~ Guest Quartet -Indigo Nights November 5
  • The Opera House Players, “Working”  Sept 30- Oct 8
  • Gary Morris September 3
  • Don Tjernagel as Donzilla Aug 6
  • Maggie Mae July 30
  • Missoula Theater’s Children’s Theater Camp Pied Piper  July 11-16
  • Big Blue Sky / Project Aware/ Clayton County CAN Silent Auction  July 13
  • Moto Guzzi Variety Show  July 9 & 10
  • Tonic Sol-Fa – June 18th
  • Reza, The Illusionist  June 12th
  • Love That Big Band  May 8
  • The Opera House Players: “Death By Chocolate”  April 8 -16
  • The Eulenspiegel Puppets  Mar 11
  • The Jim Stafford Show  Sunday Feb 20
  • Dr. Etta May – Family Specialist, Comedian January 30
  • Duo Ricercata;Theresa Koenig & Kirstin Ihde performing a recital  January  23

2010 Season:

  • Suzy Boggus Christmas Concert Dec 4
  • Comedian Don Tjernagel Nov 20
  • Big Blue Sky Nov 13
  • The Keystone Chorus Annual Show featuring Acoustix Nov 9th
  • Sonny Bryant and the Platters presented by Freedombank for the Elkader EMS Building Fundraiser Oct 23 & 24
  • The Opera House Players, “Anything Goes” October 1 – 9
  • Sonny Bryant Saturday Aug 21st @ 7:30pm
  • Little Red Riding Hood – Camp Creamery July 16 -17
  • A Tribute to the Music of Simon and Garfunkel July 10
  • The BriTins June 19
  • Divapalooza Saturday May 8
  • The Opera House Players presentation of, “A Nice Family Gathering” by Phil Olson April 9 – 17
  • Sonny Bryant formerly of the Platters Mar 6
  • Love that Big Band Concert: February 14
  • X-Treme comedian, Don Tjernagel – Donzilla Jan 23

2009 Season:

  • Plaid Tidings, The Opera House Players November 27, 28, Dec 3 – 5, 2009
  • The Smothers Brothers November 12
  • Orchestra Iowa November 8
  • Keystone Chorus FALL Show Guest Quartet : Tone Henge October 31
  • Mike McAbee Live CD Recording Oct 24
  • Big Blue Sky October 17
  • Opera House Players: The Music Man October 2 – 10
  • Riders in the Sky Sept 4
  • 16 to Life Movie Screening Sept 3
  • Missoula Children’s Theater presents Alice in Wonderland July 18
  • Herman’s Hermits starring Barry Whitwam July 11
  • John Two-Hawks – Of Earth and Sky June 13

2008 Season

  • “Polished” Chicagoland’s Premier Classical Piano & Violin Duo November 29
  • Opera House Players presentation of The Fiddler on the Roof October 2008
  • Second City Touring Co. July 24
  • Camp Creamery July 14-19
  • Performances July 19
  • Tonic SoLFA June 14
  • John Two-Hawks May 3
  • OZARK JUBILEE April 25
  • Something’s Afoot April 11 – 19
  • Doug Gabriel Show Sunday, April 6
  • Switchback in Concert February 15
  • The Dallas Brass Three Amazing Concerts Jan 22performing with the Postville HS band
  • Jan 23 performing with the Central Hs band; Jan 24 performing with the MFL MarMac HS band

2007 Season

  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever December 7 – 9
  • Miss Northeast Iowa Pageant November 25
  • The Return of Big Blue Sky a benefit concert for Motor Mill & A Tribute to Jon-Jon Stravers w/ live and silent auction to benefit the Motor Mill November 24
  • Keystone Chorus November 3rd
  • The Bakers Wife October 5 – 13
  • SANDBURG Out Loud Sept 1 & 2
  • The Eddie Piccard Jazz Quartet August 12
  • Missoula Children’s Theater presentation of the Little Mermaid July 21
  • The Kingston Trio June 17
  • Switchback June 1
  • The Old Creamery Presentation of Dates with A Nut May 5 & 6
  • Christopher Atzinger, Concert Pianist April 27
  • Ozark Jubilee April 22
  • Keystone Chorus St. Patrick’s Day Show Mar 17
  • Teresa Bucholz Opera Singer,Cathy Venable Pianist February
  • Kirstin Dyer, pianist and Peter Grau Tenor February 11
  • The Magic Lantern Show February 2007
  • Kevin Ayesh Sunday Matinee Piano Series Jan 28

2007 Season

  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever December 7-9 
  • Miss Northeast Iowa Pageant November 25
  • The Return of Big Blue Sky a benefit concert for Motor Mill & A Tribute to Jon-Jon Stravers w/ live and silent auction to benefit the Motor Mill November 24
  • Keystone Chorus November 3
  • The Bakers Wife October 5 – 13
  • SANDBURG Out Loud Sept 1-2
  • The Eddie Piccard Jazz Quartet August 12
  • Missoula Children’s Theater presentation of the Little Mermaid July 21
  • The Kingston Trio June 17
  • Switchback June 1
  • The Old Creamery Presentation of Dates with A Nut May 5 – 6
  • Christopher Atzinger, Concert Pianist April 27
  • Ozark Jubilee April 22, 2007
  • Keystone Chorus St. Patrick’s Day Show Mar 17
  • Teresa Bucholz Opera Singer, Cathy Venable Pianist February 
  • Kirstin Dyer, pianist and Peter Grau Tenor February 11
  • The Magic Lantern Show February 
  • Kevin Ayesh Sunday Matinee Piano Series Jan 28

2006 Season

  • Francesc de Paula Soler November 23
  • Bovee and Heil October 22
  • Big Blue Sky October 14
  • Sunday Morning News August 20
  • Eastern Iowa Brass Band August 11
  • Smothers Brothers June 18
  • Storyteller Duke Addicks May 15
  • Central Schools Band Concert May 14
  • Riders in the Sky March 26
  • Huang and Hu Piano Duo February 26

2005 Season

  • Grand Piano Open House December 18
  • Johnnie Blend from St. John’s College October 15
  • Missoula Children’s Theatre July 
  • Simple Grace June 19
  • Wartburg College Wind Ensemble March 19
  • Anne Tormela (opera singer) March 6

2004 Season

  • Keystone Chorus November 6
  • Christmas Fantasy 2nd weekend in December in even numbered years
  • Dallas Brass May 9
  • The Living Last Supper Mar 19

In addition to this list of exciting shows, the Elkader Opera House has been the proud home of the Opera House Players, who have been performing on this stage for over 30 years. A complete list of their shows is available by clicking here.