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Opera House Events

Opera House Events

Photo courtesy of Nebraska Tourism

Built in 1885 and fully restored in 2003, the Red Cloud Opera House figured prominently in the life of Willa Cather. From performing on the Opera House stage to enjoying traveling productions that came by way of the railroad, Cather’s interest in the arts was spurred by the experiences she had here in her youth. She delivered her high school graduation address from the Opera House stage in 1890, and the facility closed its doors in 1920. In a 1929 letter to friend and journalist Harvey Newbranch, Cather wrote, “When I go about among little Nebraska towns, the thing I miss most is the opera house. No number of filling stations or moving picture theatres can console me for the loss of the opera house.” Today, a visit to the Opera House transports patrons back in time to the 1880s, when Willa Cather and her friends eagerly anticipated the arrival of traveling productions such as The Bohemian Girl and The Mikado. We are proud to utilize the facility to create rich educational and cultural opportunities for area residents and our visitors from across the nation.

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Upcoming Events
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Past Events
Past Events
Lester Junction
Opera House
Saturday, January 14, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Lester Junction is ready to take the stage for the third time. This homegrown band last entertained a sold-out audience in 2015 and they are sure to put on another stellar...
Tintypes:  The Musical
Opera House
Saturday, February 4, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Brought to us by Hastings Community Theatre in Hastings, NE. This Tony nominated, nostalgic, musical revue takes us back to turn of the century America. The story of these...
Opera House
Friday, March 10, 2017 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm
The Willa Cather Foundation and the Red Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce invite you to attend their business after hours and community open house on Friday, March 10, 2017. In...
Opera House
Friday, March 31, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Todd Green performs original music inspired by many different cultures in the Middle East, Central Asia, Far East and South America on over 30 acoustic string, flute and...
Opera House
Saturday, April 15, 2017 -
11:00am to 2:30pm
Free Movie & Red Cloud Chamber of Commerce Easter Egg Hunt Free Movie: 11 am at The Red Cloud Opera House Easter Egg Hunt: 1:30 pm at The Red Cloud City Park The Red Cloud...
Opera House
Saturday, April 29, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Clark & Company will make its Red Cloud, Neb., debut Saturday, April 29, touring in support of their newest album, Josephine Had A Dream , an original song collection with...
Opera House
Saturday, June 3, 2017 -
1:30pm to 8:00pm
Please note: Tickets to the Dedication of the National Willa Cather Center are now sold out. If you would like to be put on a waiting list for tickets, please phone our office at...
Opera House
Friday, July 21, 2017 -
7:30pm to 10:00pm
This show has sold out! A Neil Diamond Tribute is a Broadway style Branson production, in which Diamond look/sound alike, Keith Allynn, unveils the story of Diamond's life and...
Opera House
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 1:15pm to Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 1:15pm
We welcome the artistic talents of local Mother/Daughter artists Gwen and Christi Lewis. This show is titled “Mother and Daughter: One Vision, Two Perspectives.” As the title...
Opera House
Friday, August 4, 2017 -
3:00pm to 7:00pm
Two showtimes available: August 4th at 3:00 p.m. August 4th at 7:00 p.m. The Missoula Children’s Theatre presents JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, an original adaptation of the classic...

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