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. For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.mcphersonoperahouse.org
Saturday, September 19, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - Rock Legends
Hits of the 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s. Totally interactive. You choose the songs.
Saturday, October 17, 7:30 p.m. – Wichita Grand Opera – The Grand Duchess
Offenbach’s comedic satire on the military. A monster hit in 1867 and still a hit today. In English.
Saturday, October 24, 7:30 p.m. - Marshall Matthews and The Memphis Kings
As close to the 70s Elvis concert experience you’ll see! With a full concert band.
Friday, November 6, 7:30 p.m. – The Mike Steinel Lone Star Jazz Quintet
Texas sends its best. Hot jazz blowing in from the south.
Saturday, November 7, 7:30 p.m. – Wrinkle Neck Mules
From out of the South. A marvelous mash-up of indie, Southern, and roots rock, bluegrass, new grass, country and alt-Americana.
Saturday, November 21, 7:30 p.m. – Late Nite Catechism – Las Vegas
Sister to the rescue. The convent needs a new roof? Hilarious fun for all ages and all faiths.
Friday, December 4 & Saturday December 5, 7:30 p.m. – Christmas with the Nelsons
No other family like it. No other show like it. Ricky’s sons, Matthew and Gunner, invite you to join them in a multi-media Christmas celebration of their family.
Friday, December 11, 7:30 p.m. – Cool Yule – Part 2
Swing into Christmas with Sammie King’s InsideOut big band featuring Michelle King on vocals.
Saturday, January 16, 2016, 7:30 p.m. – VoicePlay
What’s it take to make an ochestra? Just five apace voices – VoicePlay. Original, imaginative, sometimes even slightly ridiculous. Check out their online videos.
Saturday, February 13, 7:30 p.m. – Love from the Locals
An annual, always popular McPherson Opera House fundraiser. A Valentine from the area’s best musicians.
Friday, February 26, 7:30 p.m. – The Jason Bishop Show
The future of magic and illusion is here! A show for the whole family.
Saturday, March 19, 7:30 p.m.. – Phil Keaggy
The father of contemporary Christian music. Ashley Cleveland opens.
Saturday, April 16, 7:30 p.m. – Hank & My Honky Tonk Heroes
Jason Petty and his band present the complete Hank Williams. The hits, the life, those he influenced an those who influenced him.
Saturday, April 23, 7:30 p.m. - Elvis Rock ‘N’ Remember Tribute – A Joseph Hall Performance
He has the moves, the looks, and the sound of the King himself. Elvis in his prime.
Friday, May 13, 7:30 p.m. - Men in Harmony Barbershop Chorus
A McPherson All School’s Day tradition. Featuring a guest quartet.