Originally built in 1888 and opened in 1889, the McPherson Opera House opened to an audience of 900. After many years as a movie theater and apartment building, the Opera House was facing certain destruction. Supporters began renovation of the building in 1986 and it finally reopened in 2010. The Opera House has a full slate of entertainment scheduled with a variety of performers. From live bands to movies to the local community theater, the Opera House offers something for every taste.
Saturday, November 9, 7 p.m. - Joseph Hall: a Tribute to Elvis
Young, handsome and talented, Joseph Hall rocks the stage with Elvis in his prime.
Friday, November 15, 7:30 p.m. – Pam Tillis Acoustic
Three beautiful women, three guitars, great country music.
Saturday, December 7, 7 p.m. – The Four Freshmen
The unmistakable sound of the Four Freshmen. A very hip Christmas.
Saturday, January 18, 2014, 7 p.m. – Matt Anderson
Hot blues from north of the border. Canadian Matt Andersen burns up the stage. Big in body; big in soul.
Friday, February 14, 7:30 p.m. – Late Nite Catechism 3
“Till Death Do Us Part.” Sister sets you straight on marriage—on Valentine’s Day, no less.
Saturday, March 15, 7 p.m. – Lynn Trefzger
Ventriloquist, comedienne Lynn Trefzger delivers guaranteed laughs and fun to our family show. Great interaction with the audience.
Friday, March 21, 7:30 p.m. – California Dreaming
You probably didn’t go to San Francisco “with a flower in your hair,” but “California Dreaming” will take you there. It’s a full production with songs from the Mamas and the Papas; The Beach Boys, The Lovin’ Spoonful, the Byrds, and Crosby, Stills & Nash, among others. Break out the bell bottoms and love beads. “Peace, baby.”
Saturday, April 12, 7 p.m. – Broadway by Request
Teri Hansen brings the Great White Way to the Light Capitol in “Broadway by Request.”
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 7 p.m. – Pickin’ Potpourri
Every year some of Central Kansas’ finest performers get together on stage for a little bit of country, a little bit of bluegrass, some church tunes, down home comedy, some dancin’ and fancy pickin.’ Every year the show is different; every year the show is a delight.
Saturday, May 3, 12:30 p.m. – High Tea in the Opera House Grand Ballroom
Ladies (and maybe a gentleman or two), high tea as perfected by the English is a fine art. Four McPherson women will recreate the food and ambiance in the Opera House Grand Ballroom. A Victorian style show adds glamour. The perfect mother-daughter, grandmother-granddaughter event.
Saturday, May 17, 7 p.m. – Wichita Grand Opera
What’s an Opera House without Opera? For this season, Benjamin Britten’s Noah’s Flood—an opera where the audience participates.