Coming up at the Opera House

November 17 – Children’s Theater: The Enchanted Bookshop
Shows at 2:00 and 7:30 performed by area 4th through 6th graders
General Admission—tickets available only at the door—$5

During the day, A Likely Story may look like any other used bookstore.  But at night, it’s a place where magic happens.  That’s when the characters inside the books come alive.  Six of those characters — Dorothy Gale, Robin Hood, Pollyanna, Sherlock Holmes, Heidi, and Tom Sawyer — long to help Margie, the scatterbrained owner, save her struggling store.  But they’re not allowed to leave the building or be seen by human eyes.  So when a pair of smugglers comes looking for a stolen necklace hidden inside one of the books, the characters are torn.  Should they warn Margie and risk disappearing forever?  Or can they find a way to defeat the crooks without being seen?  Featuring additional appearances by such beloved literary characters as the Queen of Hearts, Long John Silver, and Doctor Dolittle, this charming comedy celebrates the joy of reading in a fresh, fun-filled way. 
December 1 – Opera House Christmas Show
Shows at 2:00 and 7:30
General Admission—tickets available only at the door—$11
Veterans of past Opera House musicals come together for 90 minutes of songs of the season. There’s no better time than the first of December to kick off your Christmas spirit!

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March 16 – Broadway Meets Lake Benton

April 5-7, 12-14 – “Arsenic and Old Lace” – For the clan known as Brewster insanity runs in the family.  Two sweet old aunts take it upon themselves to poison lonely old men with nothing to live for, as an act of charity.  Their nephew Mortimer has just got married, and is trying to negotiate his way around the shenanigans of the house, while trying to keep his new bride from fleeing.  Shady brother John returns from a world adventure involving using corpses to change his appearance to allude capture.  The merry mayhem continues with bugle-blowing brother Teddy (who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt) who is charged with burial duties.

 July 25-28, July 31 – August 4 – “Shrek the Musical” – “Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue.  Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero.  Luckily, there’s one on hand… and his name is Shrek.

August 29th – Tonic Sol-Fa

October 4-6, 11-13 – “37 Postcards” – After eight years of traveling abroad, Avery Sutton is coming home. Home, to the warmth and comfort of his family.  Unfortunately, things aren’t quite as comfortable as Avery remembers.  For starters, the house, poised on the edge of a sinkhole, sits at a distinct angle.  The dog hasn’t been fed in five years. And Aunt Ester is running a profitable phone-sex operation out of the kitchen.  Oddly enough, Mom and Dad seem happily oblivious to all of this, as well as the fact that Avery’s 97-year-old Grandmother is still alive and living in their home. “37 Postcards” shows that you can, in fact, go home again.  You just never know what you’re going to find.

November 16 – Children’s Theater

December 7 – Christmas Show






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