South Paciﬁc: The Film Friday, March 7 at 7 p.m. This is the 1958 ﬁlm version of one of the most popular American musicals. Starring Mitzi Gaynor as the effervescent Nurse Nellie Forbush, Rossano Brazzi as the romantic lead Emile de Becque, and Ray Walston in the show-stealing role of sailor Luther Billis. The show is chock-full of terriﬁ c Broadway tunes, including “Some Enchanted Evening,” “Nothin’ Like a Dame,” “I’m Gonna Wash that Man Right Outta My Hair”—and mo...
Friday, April 11 at 7 p.m.
The equation is simple. An amazing rock band and three singers standing on the shoulders of the rock goddesses who came before them. From Aretha Franklin to Kelly Clarkson, from Pat Benatar to the Supremes, from Blondie to Beyoncé—if a major female rock star performed it, you’ll see the Rock Sirenz bringing it back to life! See if some of these names ring a bell, because they will all be part of the show: Madonna, Cher, Pink, Janis, Tina, Heart, and more! This production made possible through the generous support of the Pella Sirenz.
Ticket Price: $28
Pella's Got Talent: Auditions
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 24, 25 & 26 at 7 p.m.
Ticket price: $5 (for a single one-hour shift—audiences will change each hour): $1 each
The Flying Pans Steel Drum Band
Satuday, May 3 at 12:30 and 4:30 p.m.
The Flying Pans are back by popular demand! Join us as they perform the energetic and soothing sounds of the steel drum, including calypso, soca, Latin, jazz and rock. Enjoy refreshments in the Heineken Loft afterwards!
The Fred Gazzo Band
Thursday, May 1 and Friday May 2 at 6:30 p.m.
Do you appreciate the way a fun tune from The Great American Songbook can brighten everyone's spirits? Do you love the upbeat music of the "Rat Pack Era" made famous by crooners like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Louis Prima? Dutch Fun For Everyone comes to the Pella Opera House in the form of The Fred Gazzo Band's all-ages cabaret performances on Thursday and Friday evening. Enjoy two spectacular sets of your favorite fun songs, presented Vegas-style by Fred and his 5-piece backing band. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a skip in your step as you tiptoe through our tulips!
Pella's Got Talent: Finalists
Saturday, May 10 at 7 p.m.
Auditions for our inaugural “Pella’s Got Talent” will be held April 24- 26 and the finalists will be selected by a panel of judges from the local performing arts community. Finalists will perform tonight, and the top three performers will be announced at the close of the evening and receive their cash prizes. Please come out to hear, see and support Pella’s finest talent of 2014! This production made possible, in part, through the generous support of Van Gorp Insurors, Ltd.
Ticket price: $15
03-07-2014 to 03-07-2014
03-14-2014 to 03-14-2014
Friday, March 14 at 7:00 p.m. This is the fifth selection in our fi lm series. A perfect way for the family to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day—whether you are Irish or not! Dressing in green (or like leprechauns) is encouraged! Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Cash bar opens at 6 p.m., post-fi lm appetizers. Ticket price: free Popcorn and water: $1 each
04-15-2014 to 04-15-2014
Tuesday, April 15 at 7 p.m. Sidney Poitier won an Academy Award for his portrayal of an itinerant laborer who finds himself assisting a group of impoverished nuns with much-needed repair work and, eventually, as the architect and builder of their new chapel. This 1963 film is properly lauded for its inspirational story of self-sacrifice and devotion. As with one other film offered earlier in the season, we are asking attendees to bring nonperishable foods as a free will donation, and all of t...
05-01-2014 to 05-03-2014
Thursday, May 1 at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 2 at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 3 at 9:30 a.m. Tour the Pella Opera House with Executive Director, Kevin McQuade, and learn about this marvelous venue, built in 1900, renovated in 1990, and currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Brief organ demonstration also provided. Ticket price: $2
05-01-2014 to 05-02-2014
with Davis Folkerts on the Barton Theatre Organ Thursday and Friday, May 1, 2 at 10:30 a.m. Delight to the sounds of the Barton Theatre Organ, brought to life in a thirty-minute program of music, performed by Pella’s very own Davis Folkerts, an accomplished organist and Professor Emeritus from the Central College Music Department. Ticket price: $5
05-23-2014 to 05-23-2014
Friday, May 23 at 7 p.m. On Memorial Day weekend, the timing is right for this 1998 film, nominated for eleven Academy Awards, and winning director Steven Spielberg his second Best Directing Oscar. Everyone is welcome to attend, and we’d like to extend a special invitation to all veterans of all branches of military service, and to those who currently serve, as well as their families. We hope you will enjoy this story of heroism and sacrifice set during the invasion of Normandy duri...
08-07-2014 to 08-07-2014
Thursday, August 7 at 7:00 p.m. The Iowa State Fair is just around the corner, so what better way to prepare yourself than to join us in the air-conditioned comfort of the Pella Opera House and watch this wonderful musical with us! We won’t have the deep fat fried butter or cotton candy, but we will have popcorn! Ticket price: free Popcorn and water: $1 each