"The hall was packed. It seemed as if every one in Moonstone
was there, even Mrs. Kohler, in her hood, and old Fritz. The
seats were wooden kitchen chairs, numbered, and nailed to
long planks which held them together in rows. As the floor was not raised, the chairs were all on the same level. The more interested persons in the audience peered over the heads of the people in front of them to get a good view of the stage."
Cather's description of the Opera House auditorium in The Song of the Lark.
The Red Cloud Opera House is host to numerous performing, visual, and literary arts and humanities events each year. Patrons enjoy world-class entertainment with an affordable ticket price; supporting the Red Cloud Opera House also helps the Willa Cather Foundation in its mission to promote the life and works of Willa Cather.
How Can I Support the Red Cloud Opera House?
Become a Sponsor
Individuals and businesses are welcome to sponsor Red Cloud Opera House events. The benefits of sponsorship include complimentary tickets, listing in all advertising--including area newspapers and the Red Cloud Opera House Schedule of Events flyer, which reaches over 1,800 households via regular mail and e-mail.
2013 Event Sponsorship Opportunities
Feb. 16: Wes Hird Trio featuring Vickie Nielsen
Apr. 13: Musical comedy Nunsense
May 4: Paul Phillips - ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s hits
July 13: Omaha Big Band
July 21: Michael Lasser - All the Old Familiar Places
Aug. 2 & 3: Missoula Children's Theatre The Frog Prince
Sept. 28: Lied Center's What the Wind Taught Me
Oct. 19: Taxi Driver - rock & country covers
Dec. 7: The Nelson Brothers Holiday Concert
Purchase Items from the Willa Cather Foundation Bookstore
Choose from the largest selection of Willa Cather books in the world or browse our unique Willa Cather and Red Cloud Opera House gift items.
Become a Willa Cather Foundation Member
Individual memberships start at $50.00 per year. There are many benefits of membership, including a subscription to the Willa Cather Newsletter and Review.
Purchase an Item on the Red Cloud Opera House Wish List
- Table linens
- Water glasses
- Wine glasses
- Cocktail glasses
You may donate online or mail your tax-deductible contribution directly to:
Red Cloud Opera House
411 North Webster Street
Red Cloud, NE 68970
For more information please call Ashley Olson at 402.746.2653
Contributors to the Red Cloud Opera House or the Willa Cather Foundation continue to be recognized in a variety of ways. Donors of $5,000.00 or more are recognized on the Mildred Bennett Donor Wall in the upper lobby of the Red Cloud Opera House.
Special Red Cloud Opera House Contributors:
Red Cloud Opera House Local Committee Members: