2012 Season at the Mitchell Opera House

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An unexpected haven for the performing arts is situated in the town of Mitchell in Lawrence County. The Opera House of Mitchell is on the National Register of Historic Places and hosts a wide variety of live entertainment.

The Tides start off the new season on April 28th. This musical group blends unusual instruments with great vocals and creative arrangements of songs from the 50’s and 60’s right up through today.

ImageMay 19, A Tribute to Elvis – The Mayor of Rock n’ Roll. Bruce Borders returns with his incredible Elvis impersonation that rocked the David Letterman Show! Borders, once the mayor of Jasonville, is a favorite headliner and always sells out his Opera House appearance.

June 23, The Lloyd Wood Show arrives! Lloyd dishes up a heaping’ helpin’ of country, country rock, bluegrass, and oldies music. His performance also includes over 100 impersonations! Some say his show is on par with the talent in Nashville or Branson.

July 21, the Nostalgia Band graces the historic stage, lead by band director, Frank Battaglia. Playing all the hits from the 30’s and 40’s, this 18 piece big band fills the Opera House with an awesome swing and jazz performance.

August 18, Grandview Junction brings the three and four part harmony of Susan and Tim Key. Bluegrass, gospel, and country music repertoire is played on the strings of this multi-talented group.

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The Mitchell Opera House was completed in 1906 as a county meeting hall. Ten years later, show business stirred up this sleepy southern Indiana town when the hall became a stop on the Vaudeville circuit. In its prime, renowned performers like Harry Blackstone and John Phillip Sousa graced its stage.

The Mitchell Opera House is located at 7th and Brook Streets in Mitchell. All shows begin at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $8 per adult and $3 for students 18 years and younger. Call to reserve your tickets to great entertainment in this historical hall, 812-849-2337.

Spring Mill State Park is a mere three miles from the Opera House – so feel free to extend your family fun into a full weekend stay!

 

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Published in: on April 26, 2012 at 6:30 pm  Leave a Comment