2019-2020 Opera House Events 

 

Explore the entire 2019/2020 season at the Opera House.  Click on the event title to find out more about the artist or event.  Under "Information" you will find a link to the program series for each event to help you find more of what you love.  Also, make sure you check back with us often to see if we have added more "Special Events" to our page.  ALL EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

 

 

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Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019

Held at the Normal Grove Park at the North end of Eagle Street, Fayete, Ohio, our annual festival features a fun zone for the children, arts and crafts, food, fun and music for children of all ages.  Our featured entertainers for the festival will be "BLISS" and outstanding group of very talented ladies performing music from 1961 to 2011 in their own unique style.

 

Free and open to the public

 

 

 

Festivals

 

 

 

 

Saturday, September 21, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

Tim Oehlers is an original music artist from Toledo, Ohio. His latest album called "Songs For The Motherland" is an example of musical craftsmanship at the highest level, radiating a warmth of timeless elegance. His skill at mixing a multitude of stylistic influences intuitively and masterfully helps him to shape an infectious acoustic vibe from many sources and ushers it to a unifying place of acceptance and hope. "Motherland" is stately and approachable, artistically proficient, and at the same time, deeply personal.

 

Tickets are $12.00 cash or check at the door with children 12 and under free or you may purchase tickets on line at http://www.brownpapertickets.com

 

Guest Artist Series Event

Saturday, October 12, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

 

The Pantasia Steel Band was formed in 1994 by three musicians with a love for steel drums,
​a passion for performing, and a desire to provide quality, professional entertainment.

More than 25 years later, one thing hasn't changed...Pantasia 's members are still musicians with a love for steel drums, a passion for performing, and a desire to provide quality, professional entertainment.  All of our performers are courteous, fun, prompt, and energetic with the goal to make your event, no matter what the occasion, an event to remember!

There will be a meet and greet after the concert and refreshments will be served.

 

Tickets cost $12.00 at the door, check or cash only or you can purchase them on line at wwwbrownpapertickets.com or reserve tickets at the box office by calling 419-2371

 

Guest Artist Series Event

 

Sunday, October 20, 2019 @ 2:00 PM

Join us for a Sunday afternoon of beautiful reed organ music perfomed by Michael Hendron and Pam Robison.  

 

MICHAEL HENDRON is the Assistant Verger at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, and is the current President of the Reed Organ Society. 

 

PAM ROBISON began playing for church at the age of eight on a reed organ, but she didn’t really develop an interest in them until her husband Charlie took her to a Reed Organ Society gathering in 1989. Since then she has performed—often with Michael Hendron--at a number of their events.

 

There will be a meet and greet reception following the concert.

 

Tickets cost $12.00 General Admission; $10.00 Seniors/Students and can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com or reserve tickets at the box office by calling 419-237-2721

 

Glasgow Reed Organ Series

Saturday, October 26, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

Country, Gospel and Bluegrass Show

Local Entertainers:

Steve Snider, Colleen Rufenacht and Go Kart John, and Rebecca Loveless.

 

Special Guests: The Galbraith Clan: A music group from Northwest Ohio consisting of John and Laura Galbraith and Lindsay Daniels. They play old country, bluegrass, gospel, and Irish tunes. 

 

Ticket cost $10.00 each.  Box office Opens at 6:00 pm with entry into the auditorium at 6:30 pm

 

Tickets on sale beginning October 1st at www.brownpapertickets.com or call 419-237-2721 to reserve tickets at the box office, cash or check only.

 

Fundraising Eve

 

 

Sunday, November 3, 2019 @ 3:00 pm

 

STEAM BOAT BILL JR.

 

Steamboat Bill is excited that his son (Steamboat Bill Jr.) is coming to visit him. When he does, he tries to turn him into a proper person for working on the boats, while his son resists. Meanwhile, Kitty, a girl that he knows from school in Boston, spots him and introduces him to her father, a rival of Steamboat Bill. He tries to be alone with her, but gets caught several times, and is given a ticket back to Boston. Steamboat Bill gets arrested for unruly conduct (on a condemnation notice of his boat) and it's up to Bill Jr. to rescue his dad - in the middle of a cyclone storm.

 

Lynne Long provides the background music for the movie incorporating songs chosen from the 1920’s, ragtime, classical, oldies, college fight songs, and a wide range of music matched to the action.

 

Tickets cost $12.00 General Admission, $10.00 Seniors (60+) and Students and can be purchased on line at wwwbrownpapertickets.com

 

or reserve tickets at the box office by calling 419-2371

 

 

 

Artist Series Event

 

 

 

 

Saturday, November 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Colin is an ETA (Elvis Tribute Artist) and his love for the King of Rock and Roll began when he was just five years old when his Nana introduced him to Elvis movies and music.  He has been performing professionally since age 13 and performs all over the United States and Canada. He has been signed to a record label with Echota Records USA, where he is recognized as a Country Music Artist.

 

Paying tribute to the King of Rock and Roll has been a passion for Colin that has also led him to paying tribute to other great entertainers such as Conway Twitty, Johnny Cash, George Jones, Hank Williams Sr. and his idle, Charlie Pride.

 

Tickets cost $12.00 General Admission, $10.00 Seniors (60+) and Students and can be purchased on line at:

www.brownpapertickets.com

or reserve tickets at the box office by calling 419-2371

 

Artist Series Event

 

 

Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Santa and Mrs. Claus are coming to town.

 

Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive at the Opera House at 10:00 a.m. and will be visiting with the children at the Opera House until 12:00 pm.  Children will also be invited to decorate cookies and have hot chocolate.

 

Children  must be accompanied  by a parent or responsible adult.

 

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

Special Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, December 6, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

A musical group from northwest Ohio providing an exciting contemporary set of Christmas music as originally performed by the nationally acclaimed group
"TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA" (TSO).

 

The music format of traditional Christmas music and other classical pieces with electronic keyboards, drums, and guitars is enjoyed by all age groups.

 

Tickets cost $15.00 each and can be purchased beginning November 1, 2019 on line at www.brownpapertickets.com or to reserve tickets at the box office, call 419-237-2721

 

Special Event

 

 

 

 

Saturday - December 14, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

Kerry Patrick Clark reflects his own experience of Christmas, which is far more than merely exulting the joy and glory of the season. “I believe in Christmas and what it stands for—peace, grace, an experience of the sacred—but that doesn’t mean I’m not also cynical, sad, frustrated, angry and intolerant. Every time I heard a new Christmas album I thought, ‘why isn’t there one that addresses the challenges of the season or tells the birth story in maybe a more profound way?’ So decided to do that. Combine the Christian and the secular, the cynical and the sacred.”

 

To be clear, love is the heart of Christmas, but his songs grapple with issues of war and loss alongside the Christian themes of miracles and faith. He also pays homage to what might be the most treasured and reviled dessert in history: the fruitcake.

 

 

 

Tickets cost $12.00  General Admission; $10.00 Seniors and Students and can be purchased betinning November 1st at www.brownpapertickets.com or reserve tickets by calling 419-237-2721 for pick-up and payment (cash or check only) at the box office.

 

An Artist Series Event

 

 

 

 

Thursday, January 9, 2020 @ 7:00 PM

Do you play an instrument, have a small jam band, recite poetry, have snips of humor, or sing with backing tracks and want to show off your talent or just want to listen to some great performers?  Then this is the place to be on a cold, snowy winter night.

 

If you would like to perform, please call 419-237-2721 to reserve your spot.  We only have time enough for 10 to 12 performers.

 

Refreshments will be available for a free will offering with all proceeds going toward our kitchen renovation project.

 

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

 

Artist Series Event

 

Saturday, January 18, 2020 @ 6:00 PM

Get our your poodle skirts, saddle shoes, white T-shirts and rolled up jeans and join us for solid gold hits from the 50's AND 60's era being played by Gene H. Zenz. Bringing home the classic rock and the songs your remember and love to party with.  The  main stage in the auditorium will serve as our dance floor or you can sit and remenisce while listing to some great music from days gone by. 

 

There will be food and drinks available for a free will offering, beginning at 6:00 pm with music starting at 7:00 pm so come for supper and enjoy a night of dancing and music.

 

 

Tickets for the concert cost

$12.00 General Admission,

$10.00 Seniors and Students.

 

Tickets can be purchased at www.brownpaperticketscom or reserve tickets by calling 419-237-2721 for pick-up and payment (cash or check only) at the box office

 

Artist Series Event

 

 

Thursday, February 6, 2020 @ 7:00 PM

 

Do you play an instrument, have a small jam band, recite poetry, have snips of humor, or sing with backing tracks and want to show off your talent or just want to listen to some great performers?  Then this is the place to be on a cold, snowy winter night.

 

If you would like to perform, please call 419-237-2721 to reserve your spot.  We only have time enough for 10 to 12 performers.

 

Refreshments will be available for a free will offering with all proceeds going toward our kitchen renovation project.

 

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

 

Artist Series Event

 

Saturday, February 15, 2020 @ 7:00 PM

The Ginnivan-Speiss Auditorium at the Fayette Opera House will be filled with the sounds of harmony when one of the region’s finest musical ensembles, the Stateline Chorus returns to Fayette Opera House.

 

 

 

Tickets cost $12.00 General Admission; $10.00 Seniors and Students. 

 

Advanced tickets can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 419-237-2721

 

 

 

Artist Series Event

 

 

 

Sunday, February 23, 2020 @ 3:00 PM

Tapestry includes Harpist, Denise Grupp-Verbon and Acoustic Guitarist/Multi-Instrumentalist, Michael Grupp-Verbon and is based in Toledo Ohio. Performing and recording together for more than 11 years, Denise and Michael have created a truly distinctive sound, with their unique arranging & composing, and by the intertwining of different instruments. Playing many different styles of music from Celtic & Folk to Pop, Classical, and more.

 

Tickets cost $12.00 General Admission; $10.00 Seniors and Students.

 

Advanced tickets can be purchased at www.brownapertickets.com or by calling 419-237-2721.

 

Artist Series Event

 

 

 

Thursday, March 12, 2020 @ 7:00 PM

Our annual "You're Full of Boloney" night is full of fun, food and music.  All are encouraged to make your best "home made" bologna and submit it to our Kitchen Committee to place out for the public to sample and vote for the honorary distinction of "Best Boloney".

 

Also, Opera House Volunteers will make and serve home made pies that evening.

 

Local Coffee House performers will entertain be there to entertain the masses in the Ginnivan-Spiess Auditorium.

 

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Sunday, March 22, 2020 @ 3:00 PM

Due to the current situation with the Covid-19 Virus, this concert has been cancelled.  We will be working with Mr. Bedford in an effort to reschedule at a later date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, April 5, 2020 @ 12:00 PM

Join us for brunch and an afternoon of keynote speakers from local churches and beautiful reed organ music performed by a leading guest organist.

 

There will be a reception with dessert following the concert.

 

Tickets for dinner and concert cost  $20.00 each by RSVP  only.

 

Tickets for concert only: $12.00 General Admission, $10.00 Seniors and Students for concert only.

 

Advance Tickets can be purchased by calling 419-237-2721.

 

Glasgow Reed Organ Series

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020 @ 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, this event has been postponed until October 10, 2020.

 

Bean Creek Valley History Center together with Fayette Opera House are pleased to present a film produced by Kelly & Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films who are the producers of multiple award-winning historical documentaries. 

 

Based on the critically-acclaimed play by Earlene Hawley and Curtis Heeter, Sons & Daughters of Thunder tells the true story of the 1834 Cincinnati, Ohio Lane Theological Seminary anti-slavery debates. The controversial meetings, led by abolitionist and firebrand Theodore Weld (played by actor Thomas Alan Taylor), were the first to publicly discuss the end of slavery in America. 

 

Tickets cost:  $12.00 General Admission, $10.00 Seniors; $8.00 Students and can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com or reserve tickets at the Box Office by calling 419-237-2721

 

 

SPECIAL EVENT

 

 

 

 

Saturday, April 25, 2020 @ 7:00 PM

Our Bi-Annual Fundraising Country, Gospel and Bluegrass Show featuring local performers, Steve Snider, Colleen Rufenacht and Go Kart John as well as other local talent.  There will also be a Special Guest band that will be performing.

 

All Tickets cost $10.00 and can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com or reserve tickets by calling 419-237-2721

 

Fundraising Event

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, May 9, 2020 @ 7:00 PM

Featuring award-winning Southeast Texas songwriter Mare (pronounced “Mary”) Wakefield on guitar and Turkish-born, classically-trained Nomad on piano and accordion, this husband-and-wife team has been called “Cozy brilliance … the merger of Natalie Merchant, Shawn Colvin and Dolly Parton” by the Louisville Observer and "Lovely -- a little bit old country, a lot contemporary folk" by the New York Times. Mare & Nomad are former Kerrville NewFolk Finalists and Falcon Ridge Emerging Artists, and had an original song featured in a 2017 Lifetime TV Movie.

 

 

Tickets for the concert cost

$12.00 General Admission,

$10.00 Seniors and Students.

 

Tickets can be purchased at www.brownpaperticketscom or reserve tickets by calling 419-237-2721 for pick-up and payment (cash or check only) at the box office

 

 

Artist Series Event

 

 

 

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The Galbraith Clan

Rebecca Loveless

Steve Snider

Colleen Rufenacht

& Go Kart John

Gene H. Zenz

You're Full Of