#JCOPERAHOUSE #JUNCTIONCITYKS #WICHITAWARDANCER We, as Kansans, have a long history with American Indians. Kansas, meaning “people of the south wind” from a Sioux word, was the original home to several tribes such as the Arapaho, Comanche, Kanza, Kiowa, Osage, Pawnee, and Wichita. Historically, the American Indians were treated horribly, and there is nothing we can do to fix that, but we can empower them and make them feel more seen and accepted today. (3) In an article writt
#jcoperahouse #hauntedtheaters #Halloween #junctioncityks If you are a theater person or know theater people, you know that they are a superstitious lot. Such as saying "Break a Leg" instead of "Good Luck" (they believe it's bad luck), don't whistle backstage (it used to confuse the stagehands), and NEVER say The Scottish Play. If you need to learn about the Scottish play, you can check out the blog from last week. But there is one superstition that has proven helpful for mo
#jcoperahouse #junctioncityks #thescottishplay #thecursedplay #macbeth #Shakespeare Did you know that there is a play that is considered cursed? Ever heard of the Scottish play or The Bard’s Play? That’s right, I’m talking about William Shakespeare’s MACBETH. If you have spent any time around the theater or theater people, they won’t utter the word, especially near a theater. Most actors won’t say the name at any point. Like in Harry Potter…He who must not be named. But why?
#jeffleeson #standupcomedy #improv #takemetotheOH #jcoperahouse #junctioncityks We all love to laugh. Laughing is healing and can make a person feel instantly better. Something that makes me laugh without fail is Improv. What is improv? There is Short-form and Long-form improv. The definition of short-form improv is theatre, often comedy, in which most or all of what is performed is unplanned or unscripted: created spontaneously by the performers. The most famous improv show
#TAKEMETOTHEOH #junctioncityks #jcoperahouse #littlestachmo #documentary Louis Armstrong is an Icon. He symbolizes musical genius, unparalleled success, and unassailable character. His wholesome, non-threatening image preserved his singular career as a black performer with unfettered access to a white man's world. Yet he had other desires, he had a longing, and in private, he held tightly to the things he loved. Perhaps closest to his heart was his daughter, Sharon, who he hi
#jclt #takemetotheoh #jcoperahouse #junctioncityks #musicaltheater #communitytheater Who doesn't love a musical? Or at least who doesn't have an appreciation for the art of musicals? You get to leave your worries at the door and be immersed in a world where people sing and dance their hearts out about anything. I don't know about you, but that sounds awesome. But I don't think many people know what happens behind the scenes of a production unless they have been a part of it.
#Junctioncitylittletheater #takemetotheoh #junctioncityks #jcoperahouse When you think of the perfect musical comedy, what do you think of? Avenue Q? Spamalot? Or maybe something like The Producers? You would be wrong; according to Musical Theatre International, the perfect musical comedy is the 1950s musical Guys and Dolls. Guys and Dolls is based on Damon Runyon's short stories about characters in the New York underworld in the 1920s and 30s. The main stories are The Idyll
#theatereducation #takemetotheOH #junctioncityks #jcoperahouse #OHfineartsacademy We have heard your suggestions and are excited to announce some new and improved changes to our Theater Programs! Take a look... A.I.M. will now include KINDERGARTEN! A.I.M. started in the Fall of 2021 and was a massive success with our pre-k friends. We changed the meeting time so we could include our Kindergarten aged friends. This 12-week program will be held Monday afternoons from 3:45 pm-4:
#jcoperahouse #takemetotheOH #welltemperedmadness #junctioncityks What is Well Tempered Madness? Well Tempered Madness is an intense explosion of music that transports you to exotic, tranquil shores and directly into the heart of disorder and chaos. W.T.M. is a free-speaking, independent canon of music with the courage to stand up against today’s electronically manufactured music scene that is more interested in mundane robotic perfection than the soul of human musical intera
#junctioncityks #jcoperahouse #fortehandbells #takemetotheOH Sunday, July 24th, 2022, the CL Hoover Opera House enjoyed the music of the Forte Handbell Quartet (Trio for this tour). The audience was amazed at how flawless and fast these ringers could play. Forte played with 7 octaves; that's about as many bells as keys on the piano, with their biggest bell weighing 17 lbs! They played a wide range of songs, from Rondo a la Turque by Mozart, a Mario medley (from the Nintendo v
#jcoperahouse #takemetotheOH #LittleSatchmo #crook&nanny [Junction City, KS] - 50 years after the death of Louis Armstrong, the only child of the American icon, Sharon Preston-Folta, comes forward in an award-winning PBS documentary, Little Satchmo, set to screen at the C.L. Hoover Opera House on October 8th at 7:00 pm, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. After living closely in the shadow of her father, Armstrong’s secret daughter reveals a family and their relationship t
#jcoperahouse #handbell #fortebandbellquartet #takemetotheOH #junctioncityks Forming in 2007, Forté has had an increasingly active schedule of concerts and recordings. Founding members include Luke Nabeta, Michelle Eads, David Jordan, and Tracy McChesney. There have been a lot of different members throughout the years, but each new ringer has helped shape the group that performs today. Forté is based in Colorado Springs and is an advanced handbell quartet marked by artistry,
#jcoperahouse #junctioncityks #handbells The C.L. Hoover Opera House has had the Raleigh Ringers, Rezound! Handbell Ensemble, and now they are hosting Forte Handbell Quartet. These acts travel around the country playing handbells, which are pretty popular. But as someone who knows nothing about handbells, I decided to research and figure out precisely what they are. The only exposure I’ve had to handbells is an episode of New Girl where Jess teaches kids to play the handbells
#HISTORY #TAKEMETOTHEOH #JCOPERAHOUSE Fourteen years ago, the Opera House was restored and opened as a state-of-the-art performance venue. Since then, we have had sold-out performances to Junction City Little Theater productions and outside acts from around the country. But how well do you know the history behind this beautiful building? Here are ten things you may not know about the C.L. Hoover Opera House. 1. THE ORIGINAL BUILDING COST $12,000 AND WAS USED FOR MANY PURPOSES