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Songs and Stories with Nashville's Hit Writers

Oct. 28, 2023 at 7 pm

Hear the hits from Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson, Chris Stapleton, Jon Pardi and Darryl Worley by the songwriters who wrote them! Hit Songwriters Don Sampson, Wynn Varble and Jim "Moose" Brown bring great music and fabulous stories to the theatre. Tickets are also available for "One More Round" after the show in the Great Hall. 70 lucky concert goers can purchase a $10 tickets to hear another round of songs and stories!

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Pella Corporation Presents Forever Seger: The Silver Bullet Experience

Nov. 11, 2023 at 7 pm

FOREVER SEGER creates a dynamic journey through the timeless music of Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band. With authentic vocals, commanding performances and that unmistakable Seger sound, FOREVER SEGER’s fast-growing reputation as THE Bob Seger tribute experience, has propelled them onto the top-ranking concert stages and festivals across North America.

From the opening notes of the timeless classic “Turn the Page”, to Rock and Roll anthems such as “Hollywood Nights”, “Old time Rock and Roll”, and “Night Moves”, it’s clear why Bob Seger fans are calling FOREVER SEGER a true concert experience that invites audiences to dance and sing along once again to the soundtrack of their lives.

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Christmas at the Opera House

Nov. 26, 2023 at 2 pm

Kick off the holiday season with an annual favorite–Davis Folkerts on the Barton Theatre Organ along with vocalists and instrumentalists singing along with you to many Yuletide favorites. 

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Pella Corporation Presents Jordan Smith: Christmas!

Dec. 15, 2023 at 7 pm

Jordan Smith returns to the Pella Opera House with his Christmas show! Jordan first showed the world his musical gift in 2015 when he became the “Best-selling artist in the history of The Voice” and the winner of Season 9. 

Not only did Jordan cement himself as The Voice’s biggest seller, moving 1.5 million singles in 6 months, but he launched 8 songs to the Top 10 of iTunes— the first artist from any season to hit the iTunes Top 10 every single week of the Live Rounds. He also became “one of two The Voice artists to notch three #1s during the show’s season.” Meanwhile, he’s “the first act to own both the #1 and #2 titles concurrently on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs Chart.” The singer and performer will perform hits from his Christmas album, 'Tis the Season!

Make your evening complete with a pre-show dinner at the Pella Opera House catered by Great Caterers of Iowa. Reservations are required and may be made by purchasing an "add on" when you buy your Jordan Smith ticket. Meal includes:

Mixed Green Salad with Two Dressings
Bourbon Glazed Iowa Chop
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Italian Green Beans
Crème Brulee Cheesecake

Plus a free drink ticket. 

Tickets to the meal are $75 per person and do not include show tickets. 

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Timeless Movie: It's a Wonderful Life

Thursday, Dec. 21, 2023 at 7 pm

Join us for this 1946 Christmas classic produced and directed by Frank Capra. The film stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a man who has given up his personal dreams in order to help others in his community and whose thoughts of suicide on Christmas Eve bring about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody (Henry Travers). Clarence shows George all the lives he touched and what the world would be like if he did not exist.

Today, It's a Wonderful Life is considered to be one of the greatest films of all time and among the best Christmas films. It was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and has been recognized by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 best American films ever made. It was No. 11 on the American Film Institute's 1998 greatest movie list, No. 20 on its 2007 greatest movie list, and No. 1 on its list of the most inspirational American films of all time. In 1990, It's a Wonderful Life was designated as "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" and added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.

Presented in conjunction with Swank Films.

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Pella Corporation Presents Old Hickory

January 27, 2024 at 7 pm

Old Hickory is a new hot country trio out of Nashville, Tennessee. Members Andy Austin, Dan Alley and Timothy Baker sing hits of 90s country to current covers. You can look forward to their great original country songs tucked into their set. With tight three-piece harmonies, these three make the stage come alive with their vocals and guitar playing!

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Missoula Children’s Theatre presents King Arthur's Quest

Feb. 5-10 (Performances Feb. 9 at 7 pm and Feb. 10 at 10:30 am)

King Arthur, of legend and song, strode across Medieval England with courage and confidence…or did he? What if the troubles of his kingdom threatened to overwhelm him? Watch the Damsels in Distress sound the warning of trouble. Witness the Lady of the Lake as she produces the sword in the stone. Hide with the Camelotians when the Ghost of Arthur’s father visits the castle. See the Giant tower over the questing knights. Cheer for the King when he makes friends with the terrible dragon. Listen in as Morgan Le Fey and Mordred propose a better plan. Join the Knights and Squires of the Round Table as they try to do the right thing. Hope for the best outcome as your favorite characters of Camelot - Arthur, Guinevere, Merlin, Taliesin, the Raven, and Lancelot wrestle with the challenges faced by their people. Follow the original twist on this familiar story as it weaves its way through a landscape full of surprises! 

Shows on Friday at 7 pm and Saturday at 10:30 am. When you click to buy tickets, the Saturday show is available.

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Beatles: Yesterday and Today

Saturday, March 30, 2024 at 7 pm

This amazing band, anchored by brothers Billy, Matthew and Ryan McGuigan perform as themselves and leave the song choices completely in the hands of the audience.

This is done through request cards that audience members fill out prior to the show. On the cards audience members only need to fill out three things: their name, their favorite Beatles song and the reason why they chose that song. The cards are collected and minutes before the show beings, a set list is created based upon the songs chosen by that particular audience. As an added treat, the reasons that the audience members chose those songs make up the narrative of the evening.
Every show is different, every show is interactive and every show proves that the Beatles music truly is the soundtrack to our lives.

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Pella Corporation Presents Pork Tornadoes

April 13, 2023 at 7 pm

Don't be fooled by the strange band name. The Pork Tornadoes are one of the most well-known and loved cover bands of the Midwest. They are known for putting a unique spin on all of your favorite songs, spanning 5 decades and 4 different genres. Led by singer Mason Greve, who was a finalist on The Voice in 2014, The Pork Tornadoes will blow you away with an electric mix of covers ranging from Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake and Beyonce, all the way to Lizzo, Morgan Wallen, NSYNC and Phil Collins. Their debut EP peaked on the Apple iTunes Pop charts at #20 and has been streamed over 1.3 million times. They recently achieved viral success with the 5th-most viewed cover of ‘Tennessee Whiskey’ on Youtube and an impromptu performance of ‘In The Air Tonight’ with a drum line that was featured in Rolling Stone Magazine. Performing music that people of all ages and musical backgrounds can enjoy, crowds of fun-loving music fans continue to attend every Pork Tornadoes concert that they can. With over 18 million views on their videos and more than 100,000 social media fans worldwide, it's time for you to buy that ticket so you can see what the fuss is all about!

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TULIP TIME: The Reluctant Pioneer - the story of Maria Scholte

May 2, 3, 4,  2024 at 10 am

The Opera House’s Great Hall is transformed into Maria Scholte’s living room for this unique experience. The Reluctant Pioneer is a must-see! A thoroughly enjoyable one-woman live production by Beverly Graves, bringing to life Pella's "first lady.” Catch an exciting glimpse of this important figure from Pella's pioneer days.

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TULIP TIME: The Matt Barber Experience

Thursday and Friday, May 2 and 3, 2024  4pm

With a passionate, uplifting style reminiscent of Barry Manilow and Michael Bublé, Matt delivers songs we know and love with a sincere, meaningful approach. His passion for his music comes through in every song. Matt’s music has recently been featured on Los Angeles jazz radio station KKJZ (KJAZZ) 88.1 FM. He has had had the honor of performing at notable venues, including The Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, Andy Williams’ Moon River Restaurant in Branson, as well as the Illinois State Fair.

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Tiptoe Thru the Tulips with Davis Folkerts on the Barton Theatre Organ

May 4, 2023  11:30am

Delight to the sounds of the Barton Theatre Organ, brought to life in a 35-minute program of music on our 1928 historic organ. Performed by Pella’s very own Davis Folkerts, an accomplished organist and Professor Emeritus from the Music Department of Central College.

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