Can you feel the excitement in the air? It’s not from a post-holiday giving buzz but I’m incredibly excited about the upcoming opening of the McPherson Opera House at the end of this month.
First the fact the Opera House will bring in many new visitors to town makes me a happy CVB director. I’m lucky to get to work with my predecessor Judy Casey on marketing the first season of shows at the Opera House. Judy is just one of the many volunteers that has brought the Opera House back to life. I’d love to run through a list of them all but I’m afraid I’d overlook someone. You can volunteer at the Opera House too by calling 241-1952.
Second, I’m anxious to see a show in the remodeled auditorium. Though the grand opening will be for private donors, there will be ample opportunity in the coming months to see a show. Here’s the most recent list I have of scheduled shows for 2010.
Jan. 30 Free movies
Feb. 14 Tap Kids
Mar. 9 David Munnelly Band
Mar. 12-13 Cats Off Broadway
Mar. 20 Comedian James Gregory
Apr. 23 Brasil Guitar Duo
May 15 The Eric Vaughn Magic Review
June 12 The Three Little Pigs, Wichita Children’s Theater
June 19, 20, 25, 26, & 27 The Wizard of Oz, McPherson Community Theatre
Sept. 18 The Glenn Miller Orchestra
Oct. 2 Galactic Cowboy Orchestra
Keep up-to-date on the latest shows at mcphersonoperahouse.org.
January through March is typically a slow time of year for tourism in McPherson. We are firing up the trolley during those months for historical trolley tours for elementary, middle and high school classes. If you’d like to sponsor a tour for your child’s class at an extremely affordable rate, give me a call at (620) 241-3340.
JANUARY CONVENTIONS, REUNIONS, & TOURS
14-17 VFW Mid Winter Conference, Holiday Inn Express, 25 rooms
21-23 Sunflower Chapter NAIFA, Holiday Inn Express, 20 rooms
29 Days Inn, 20 rooms