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.

2013-2014 Season

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.

Sunday, June 1, 2:30 p.m.. – Wichita Grand Opera

What’s an Opera House without Opera? For this season, it’s “The Barber of Seville.”