Friends of the Opera House is pleased to announce our 2015/2016 theatrical season.
Filled with comedy, optimisms, beauty and passion, our next season is cued up to be one of our best. We have something for everyone and we invite you to join us for each of these amazing shows. Watch them come alive on the magical Elgin Opera House stage. If you love music this season will not disappoint.
Starting with Little Shop of Horrors in September, Directed by Terry Hale, this show will dazzle the funny bone and drop your jaw as Audrey 2 comes for you. Don't miss this doo-wop, bee bop, finger snapping parody filled with fun and satire.
In November we are thrilled to present the Opera House revival of Annie. With a brilliant new look, fresh direction and a cast featuring amazing young actors that are sure to delight and inspire. A must see family favorite directed by Terry Hale.
After five years of trying, we are ecstatic to finally have been granted the rights to stage one of the most acclaimed musicals to ever grace the theater. Opening next February, My Fair Lady, Directed by Michael Frasier is sure to become one of your Opera House favorites. With an all star cast, beautiful sets and costumes, you are certain to be enchanted by this truly stunning production.
One of the great American stories is brought to life by some of the valley's best musicians. Ring of Fire, the Johnny Cash story features 24 of Cash's favorite songs. Whether you are a Cash fan or just an admirer of his passion for music, you will be treated to an evening of pure inspiration and entertainment. Directed by Brent and Jeannette Smith, this show finishes our season with a bang...playing April and May of 2016.
A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.
The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his coworker crush. This loud-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!
Leapin' Lizards! The irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals.
Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a world-wide phenomenon and was the winner of seven TONY Awards including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by TONY Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written including "Tomorrow". With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
Directed by Terry Hale Music Direction by Jeannette Smith Choreography by McKaye Harris
February 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th March 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th -- 7:30 PM 2016
February 20th, 27th, March 5th, 12th -- 2:30 PM
This show is the standard by which all others are measured. Based on Shaw’s play and Pascal’s movie “Pygmalion,” with book, music and lyrics by Lerner and Loewe, MY FAIR LADY is triumphant. With Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?, With a Little Bit of Luck, The Rain in Spain, I Could Have Danced All Night, On the Street Where You Live, Get Me to the Church on Time and I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face it’s no wonder everyone — not just Henry Higgins — falls in love with Eliza Doolittle.
Stage and music direction by Michael Frasier Choreography by Becky Thompson
Auditions will be held on September 28th, 29th and 30th
April 29th, 30th, May 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th - 7:30 PM April 30th, May 7th, 14th - 2:30 PM 2016
Johnny Cash's remarkable life story told through his music.
From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and home and family. More than two dozen classic hits—including “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and the title tune—performed by a multi-talented cast of some of Eastern Oregon’s finest musicians, paint a musical portrait of The Man in Black that promises to be a foot-stompin’, crowd-pleasin’ salute to a uniquely American legend! Johnny Cash's remarkable life story is told through his music, climaxing in a concert that will both move and exhilarate!
Directed by Brent and Jeanette Smith
Tickets on sale July 24th, 2015 Season tickets on sale now! For the best seats contact our box office for advance seating with a season ticket. Ask about group discounts. 541-663-6324
Returning the Opera House this August, the spirited and patriotic 234th Army Band will present a rousing performance featuring some of our local talent from our upcoming shows. Don’t miss this FREE performance.
Calendar of Events
234th Army Band August 3rd - 7 PM
Little Shop of Horrors September 4th - 26th, 2015
Annie November 6th - 28th, 2015
My Fair Lady February 19th - March 12th, 2016
Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash) April 29th - May 14th 2016