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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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Oct,  Nov,  Dec,  Jan,  Feb
   October
     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. (Dance floor will be available)
           
   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 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. 

           
   December
     Encore Handbell Ensemble
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. Established in 2008, under the skillful leadership of Director Cara Davis, Encore! is fortunate to have among its members a group of talented intrumentalists with Emily Loper (cello), Virginia Rogers (harp), Kim Lee (flute), and Amy Moore (flute). These musicians enrich the versatility and concert experience for Encore! audiences.
           
     Tim Shelton and Josh Shilling 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.
           
   February
     Willy Porter
Saturday February 14, 2015    7:30 p.m.
Tickets: 
         
Tickets go on sale November 1, 2014
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: 
    
    
Tickets go on sale November 1, 2014
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: 
         
Tickets go on sale November 1, 2014
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: 
         
Tickets go on sale November 1, 2014
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.”

 

           

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