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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.

View our upcoming events in these two easy ways;
1)
Scroll through the events below,
2) Use the link on the far right to view the events by month 



 

 

 

 

    
Sep,  Oct,  Nov,  Dec,  Jan
   September
     Tim Cavanagh & Emo Philips
Friday September 5, 2014    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $20.00  
    
     Both Cavanagh and Philips are in-demand comics with such broad appeal that they’ve received high marks from some of the world’s most respected colleagues in the business. Collectively, they've performed at hundreds of shows throughout the country every year, had frequent spots on "The Bob and Tom Show," done voice-overs for animated TV shows, appeared on countless Comedy shows, released cds, etc.
           
     Tim Cavanagh & Emo Philips
Saturday September 6, 2014    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $20.00  
    
     Both Cavanagh and Philips are in-demand comics with such broad appeal that they’ve received high marks from some of the world’s most respected colleagues in the business. Collectively, they've performed at hundreds of shows throughout the country every year, had frequent spots on "The Bob and Tom Show," done voice-overs for animated TV shows, appeared on countless Comedy shows, released cds, etc.
           
     Happy Days Gala Fundraiser
Saturday September 20, 2014    6:15 p.m.
Tickets:  $60.00  
          Thrasher will revisit the 1950s with its annual FUNdraiser. Auction, prizes, 50s decor and entertainment galore!
$60 per person ($50 if paid by August 31). Click here for more info.
           
   October
     Samite
Friday October 10, 2014    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $23.00  
          Born and raised in Uganda, Samite is a world-renowned musician, photographer and humanitarian. He is the subject of the PBS documentary, Song of the Refugee (1998) and founder of Musicians for World Harmony (2002).  His smooth vocals are accompanied by the kalimba, marimba, litungu, and various flutes.
           
     Cashore Marionettes: Life in Motion
Friday October 17, 2014    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $23.00  
         

In the performance Life in Motion, Joseph Cashore presents his collection of marionette masterworks. Characters of depth, integrity, and humanity are portrayed in a full evening unlike anything else in theater today.

           
     Savoy Family Cajun Band
Friday October 31, 2014    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $20.00  
          The Savoy Family Cajun Band's Marc and Ann Savoy, along with sons Joel and Wilson, play honed down, hard-core Cajun music laced with an earthy sensuality, bringing the raw energy of the dancehalls of southwest Louisiana to the stage, peppered with humorous and informative anecdotes about life in the Cajun heartland.
           
   November
     Greg Koch
Saturday November 8, 2014    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $18.00  
          An unsung guitar hero from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he grew up just a few miles from the Waukesha birthplace of the late, great guitarist-inventor Les Paul, Greg Koch has established himself within six-string circles as a masterful technician, accomplished clinician (for Fender) and general bad-ass guit-picker.
           
     John McEuen & John Carter Cash
Saturday November 15, 2014    7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $30.00  
    
     WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN with John McEuen and John Carter Cash will be a unique incredible evening celebrating the music of the landmark ‘Circle’ album instigated by McEuen in 1971, and tells the story of how Carter Family music became a classic American Music form through Mother Maybelle Carter, and how they converged for the historic sessions with Earl Scruggs, Vassar Clements, Roy Acuff, Doc Watson, Bashful Brother Oswald, Merle Travis, and Jimmy Martin…and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. 
           
     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 7 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. 

           
   December
     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.

           

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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