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    The Thrasher Opera House exists to promote the arts, provide a community gathering place and preserve the historic Thrasher Opera House.    





 

The historic Thrasher Opera House is proud to bring these
wonderful performances to our stage in Green Lake.

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Nov,  Dec,  Jan,  Feb,  Mar
   November
     Jackie Allen
Annual Thanksgiving Jazz Series

Friday November 28, 2014    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $20.00  
          Hosted by Janet Planet. Critically acclaimed vocalist, songwriter and educator, Jackie Allen, released her 10th CD, My favorite Color, in early 2014. This is her first studio album in seven years and features her long-time band and is produced by her bassist husband, Hans Sturm. Her last release, Starry Night (‘09) was recorded live with chamber orchestra and features star-themed songs penned by arrangers who have written for such legends and noted artists as Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, Doc Severinsen, and Bobby McFerrin. TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR, STARTING AT 6:45 P.M.

           
   December
     Encore Handbell Ensemble: Season of Wonder
Saturday December 6, 2014    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $13.00  
         
Encore! is a non-profit group of experienced community musicians, passionate about the art of handbell and chime ringing. This program, "Season of Wonder," features a wide variety of folk, holiday and winter pieces. Along with six octaves of bells and chimes, the instrumentation will include flute, harp and percussion.
           
     Josh Shilling and Tim Shelton perform Christmas Classics
Saturday December 13, 2014    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $18.00  
         

Two of Acoustic and Bluegrass music’s most admired voices are collaborating on a Christmas tour for the very first time. With this show you’ll hear Josh Shilling (Mountain Heart) and Tim Shelton (NewFound Road) in a way you’ve never heard them before as they perform holiday songs from the 1940’s-1960’s. Two remarkable and critically acclaimed voices with just piano and guitar performing your favorite Christmas classics.

           
     Switchback
A Midwestern Christmas

Saturday December 20, 2014    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $13.00  
         

Switchback’s holiday concerts are always a crowd pleaser by including lots of audience involvement and singing along with well-known favorites such as "Jingle Bells,” "Away in the Manger,” "Up on the Housetop,” "Oh Holy Night” and "Frosty the Snowman.”  In 2005, Switchback released an album titled, A Very Switchback Christmas, which contains all of these songs and others such as, "Silver Bells” and their classic version of "Silent Night” with an extra verse in Gaelic.  The show is also filled with stories of their travels and a healthy dose of comedy thrown in for good measure.

           
   January
     Missoula Children's Theatre:
Audition for ROBIN HOOD

Monday January 19, 2015    4p.m. to 6p.m.
Tickets: 
          A group audition for the Missoula Children's Theatre production of ROBIN HOOD will be held on Monday, January 19, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Thrasher Opera House in Green Lake. There are roles for students in grades K-12. Approximately 50-60 local students will be cast to appear in the show with the MCT Tour Actor/ Directors.
           
     Performance of
ROBIN HOOD 3:00 p.m.

Saturday January 24, 2015    3:00 p.m.
Tickets:  $12.00   $8.00  
         

Please join us for this adventure when the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) and more than 50 local students present ROBIN HOOD. All MCT shows are original adaptations of classic children’s stories and fairytales . . . a twist on the classic stories that we know and love.

           
     Performance of
ROBIN HOOD 7:00 p.m.

Saturday January 24, 2015    7:00 p.m.
Tickets:  $12.00   $8.00  
         

Please join us for this adventure when the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) and more than 50 local students present ROBIN HOOD. All MCT shows are original adaptations of classic children’s stories and fairytales . . . a twist on the classic stories that we know and love.

           
   February
     Willy Porter
Saturday February 14, 2015    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $20.00  
         
Willy Porter, esteemed guitarist/singer-songwriter, showcases his continued growth as a songwriter and recording artist with his 2009 release of "How to Rob a Bank". Porter offers a rich blend of salt and sugar with tracks that move easily from rough-hewn electric edges into soulful irony with equal aplomb. Jeff Giles of Popdose.com says, "It’s another solid entry in a discography full of them, and one of the smarter, more durable albums of grown-up music we’re likely to get this year.”
           
     Peter Yarrow
Friday February 27, 2015    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $35.00  
    
    
Peter Yarrow’s talents as a creative artist—both with the legendary trio Peter, Paul & Mary and as a solo performer—are frequently directed at using music to convey a message of humanity and caring. His gift for songwriting has produced some of the most moving songs from Peter, Paul & Mary, including "Puff, the Magic Dragon,” "Blowin’ in the Wind,” and "If I Had a Hammer.” As a member of the renowned musical trio, Yarrow has earned multiple gold and platinum albums, as well as numerous GRAMMYs.
           
   March
     Dervish
Friday March 6, 2015    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $25.00  
         
Dervish is a solid structure of a band, its foundation in legendary pub sessions, and its shape the result of years of international touring. Built upon two sturdy pillars — the hauntingly charismatic vocals of Cathy Jordan and the dazzling virtuosity of award-winning instrumentalists like Tom Morrow on fiddle, Liam Kelly on flute, and Shane Mitchell on accordion.
           
     Solas
Friday March 13, 2015    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $22.00  
         
Since its birth in 1996, Solas has been loudly proclaimed as the most popular, influential, and exciting Celtic band to ever emerge from the United States. Even before the release of its first Shanachie CD, the Boston Herald trumpeted the quartet as "the first truly great Irish band to arise from America,” and the Irish Echo ranked Solas among the "most exciting bands anywhere in the world.”

 

           
   April
     Livingston Taylor
Saturday April 11, 2015    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $30.00  
         
Livingston Taylor picked up his first guitar at the age of thirteen, beginning a forty-year career that has encompassed performance, songwriting and teaching. Born in Boston and raised in North Carolina, Livingston is the fourth child in a very musical family that includes Alex, James, Kate and Hugh. Livingston recorded his first record at 18 and has continued to create well-crafted, introspective and original songs that have earned him listeners worldwide.
           
     Tuck and Patti
Saturday April 25, 2015    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $30.00  
         
For 36 years this unique, genre-crossing vocal/guitar jazz duo has cast its passionate musical spell worldwide, capturing the hearts of lovers, the respect of jazz buffs and the jaw-dropping awe of guitarists and singers.
           
   May
     The Paul Thorn Band
Friday May 1, 2015    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $25.00  
         

Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter, Paul Thorn, has been pleasing crowds for years with his muscular brand of roots music – bluesy, rocking and thoroughly Southern. In addition to producing ten CDs, Thorn has toured with artists such as Mark Knopfler, Jeff Beck, Fleetwood Mac, Robert Cray, Bonnie Raitt and more.

           
     The Paul Thorn Band
Saturday May 2, 2015    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $25.00  
         

Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter, Paul Thorn, has been pleasing crowds for years with his muscular brand of roots music – bluesy, rocking and thoroughly Southern. In addition to producing ten CDs, Thorn has toured with artists such as Mark Knopfler, Jeff Beck, Fleetwood Mac, Robert Cray, Bonnie Raitt and more.

           
     Eric Bibb
Friday May 8, 2015    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $25.00  
         
Already enjoying success in Europe, Grammy nominee Eric Bibb is becoming a familiar face – and voice – in the U.S. Nominated for nine W.C. Handy Blues Music Awards and winner of the Best Newcomer title in the British Blues Awards, Bibb has been appropriately described as "discreetly awesome” and "a total original.” As his popularity escalates, earlier comparisons to legendary greats Ry Cooder and Taj Mahal are being replaced by quotes that speak to Bibb’s ability to "use standard blues ingredients to cook up something all his own.”
           
   July
     The Second City
Saturday July 18, 2015    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $28.00  
         
America's famed comedy troupe, The Second City, is coming to town with The Best of The Second City. From the company that launched the careers of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more, comes the next generation of the comedy world’s best and brightest in an evening of hilarious sketch comedy and Second City’s trademark improvisation.
           

Our calendar of events is not all inclusive. For information on private events, meetings, receptions and conferences, please contact our office.

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