Get to Know the C.L. Hoover Opera House

By October 18, 2015Theatre, Performances

Check out the C.L. Hoover Opera House in Junction City!

http://www.jcoperahouse.org/

2015-2016 Season

 

Kelley Hunt in Concert

October 23, 7:30 pm

Kansas City native Kelley Hunt arrived on the music scene with an identity steeped in blues/roots/gospel traditions and a refreshing originality. She makes music with its righteous roots intact that also crosses boundaries, has an open-minded, exploratory attitude and takes on social and political issues. Together with a commanding, passionate stage presence and superior vocal, keyboard and songwriting skills she has earned the respect of critics and fans across North America and Europe.

Tickets:

Adults: $18

Military/Seniors (65+): $15

Children (18 and Under): $12

 

The Comical Adventures of Old Mother Hubbard Paul Mesner Puppets

November 13, 7:30 pm

Old Mother Hubbard loves her dog, and he loves her.  In this comic poem, written in 1805, Old Mother Hubbard is always looking out for her best friend and in return he is dancing and spinning and sitting and standing all to the delight of Old Mother Hubbard. In a quaint old cottage the comedy of a dog and his master opens and unfolds to delight and captivate the story of this good old lady and her funny dog. Mesner Puppets is a globally known professional puppet theatre company based in Kansas City, Missouri with a satellite location in Overland Park, Kansas. In addition to its local season of plays which draws about 20,000 annually, the company tours nationally and performs regionally to an additional 38,000 children and adults at performing arts centers, schools and libraries. This show can be enjoyed by all ages.

 

Tickets:

Adults: $10

Children (18 and Under): $5

 

The Nutcracker – Ballet Wichita

December 6, 2:00 pm

Since 1974, Ballet Wichita has been a leading force in dance in Kansas, performing original and classical full-length dance productions in Wichita and communities throughout the state. Join us for the company’s annual holiday tradition, the Nutcracker.

Tickets: $25

1ID Band Holiday Concert

December 18 and 19, 7:30 pm

The First Infantry Division Band holiday concert is an annual tradition at the C.L. Hoover Opera House. This free concert celebrates the season in style!

 

Tickets: General Admission, Free

 

The Big Friendly Giant – Dallas Children’s Theatre

January 19, 7:30 pm

In the much beloved tradition of Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), we join two misfits on an unforgettable odyssey. For a young orphan “human bean”, the sight of a giant outside her window is terrifying, and she fears for her life when he whisks her away to an enchanted land. This Big Friendly Giant is not like other giants, however. The job of this larger-than-life vegetarian is to blow magical dreams into childrenʼs bedrooms, and together they embark on a quest to save England from the “gizzard-gulping” giants who donʼt have the BFGʼs tender heart. The cheeky B.F.G. ultimately shows that heroes can come in all sizes.

Humongous on humor and large on laughs, the story of The BFG was Roald Dahlʼs personal favorite. On stage, his whizzcracklingly wacky tale comes to life with puppets and people creating a fantastical world of towering giants and magical adventures.

Most enjoyed by ages 7 and up.

Tickets:

Adults: $10

Children (18 and Under): $5

 

Schoolhouse Rock Live! – Wichita Children’s Theatre

February 19, 7:30 pm

A pop culture phenomenon comes to life on stage in Schoolhouse Rock Live!, the 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught a generation grammar, math, history, science, and politics through clever, memorable, tuneful songs. Schoolhouse Rock Live! Follows, Tom, a teacher who is nervous about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV, then various characters emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music, through such songs as “I’m Just a Bill”, “Lolly, Lolly, Lolly”, “Conjunction Junction”, “Unpack Your Adjectives”, “Interplanet Janet”, and many more! Schoolhouse Rock Live! Will delight your audience with entertainment that’s simply good educational fun! (Recommended for 4th and 5th grades)

Cavity Crisis in Cowtown: Cavity Crisis in Cowtown is a fun, fast-paced “Molar Drama” where the kids cheer the hero and boo-hiss the villan. Cavity Crisis teaches the young audiences about dental health and is full of audience participation! (Recommended for 3rd grade)

Rapunzel: Rapunzel is a familiar tale with a fantastic new spin! Forced to live in a tower with nothing but her hair and a witch for a mother, Rapunzel’s sixteenth birthday has come – meaning she will be able to see the outside world for the first time, as her witch mother promised. Scared to let her go, the witch goes back on her word and keeps Rapunzel locked up in the tower. Luckily for Rapunzel, a young prince named Brian happens across her tower and calls out to her as he’s seen the witch do: “Rapunzel, Rapunzel! Let down your hair!” But before the prince and Rapunzel have their happily ever after, they are going to have to face the wrath of the witch and other hilarious obstacles. Rapunzel is a glittering gem of goodness, great for all ages! (Recommended for kindergarten through 2nd grades)

Tickets:

Adults: $10

Children (18 and Under): $5

 

Saint Louis Brass Quintet

March 5, 7:30 pm

Founded in 1964, the Saint Louis Brass Quintet is one of America’s longest standing brass quintets. The group was originally formed by members of the St. Louis Symphony to play children’s concerts around the St. Louis area. Soon though, they had expanded to present full length concerts funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Missouri Arts Council and the Mid-America Arts Alliance. Now, forty years and more than 2,500 engagements later, the only original member still in the group — and the only one who actually lives in St. Louis — is trombonist Melvyn Jernigan. The other quintet members hold top positions across the United States, and none of them are members of the St. Louis Symphony. The Saint Louis Brass Quintet performs the entire spectrum of great music for brass – from the works of today’s composers to Baroque and Renaissance music transcribed for modern instruments. For many audiences they also offer lighter fare: popular music of the Americas, jazz arrangements of standards by Ellington/Strayhorn, Gershwin and Cole Porter, lighthearted pieces for narrator and brass; and a tongue in cheek survey of the history of the brass instruments.

Tickets:

Adults: $18

Military/Seniors (65+): $15

Children (18 and Under): $12

 

Tallgrass Film Festival Roadshow

March 20, 2:00 pm

The Tallgrass Road Show returns to showcases a selection of short drama, comedy, and documentary films from the Tallgrass Film Festival in Wichita.

 

Tickets:

General Admission: $5

 

Sunflower Youth Choral Festival

April 2, 7:30 pm

An evening of song featuring the Dallas Youth Chorale in conjunction with Geary County Children’s Choir and the Abilene Middle School Choir.

Tickets:

Adults: $10

Children (18 and Under): $5

 

Great Women of Jazz

May 13, 7:30 pm

Kate Skinner and the Ben Markley Trio – performing a swinging evening of jazz celebrating some of the master female vocalists in jazz including Billie Holliday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn and more.

Tickets:

Adults: $18

Military/Seniors (65+): $15

Children (18 and Under): $12