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C.L. Hoover Opera House

135 W. 7th St.
Junction City, KS 66441
Phone: (785) 238-3906
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In the fall of 1882 the Opera House opened with a grand celebration. Then after 16 years as the cultural "heart" of Junction City, the building burned one winter evening in 1898. Within days citizens had raised the funds to rebuild, and nine months later it was reopened, this time with a native stone theater attached to the red brick City Hall. The building was now an eclectic mix of materials and architecture very similar to the eclectic makeup of the town to which it belonged. Now 110 years later the Opera House-which in the intervening years has functioned as a theater and concert hall, the city offices and fire department, a storage location for World War II construction materials and a movie theater before it stood for 25 years as an empty shell-has now been reborn, thanks again to the tenacity of Junction Citians from all walks of life who would not give up on saving the antiquated structure. Place on the Historic Register in November 2003, the complete renovation to restore this "Jewel of the Prairie" has now been completed. On October 3, 2008 the Junction City Opera House was renamed the C.L. Hoover Opera House and re-opened its doors to the performing arts.

Scott Helmer at the C.L. Hoover Opera House

August 9, 2014
Venue: C.L. Hoover Opera House
Address: 135 W. 7th St., Junction City, KS 66441
Time: Starting: 7:30 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-238-3906
Scott Helmer is a master of reinvention and like his music - an inspiration. His contagious, radio-friendly blend of rock and pop infuses m...More

Ali Sperry & The Family Vacation

August 14, 2014
Venue: C.L. Hoover Opera House
Address: 135 W. 7th St., Junction City, KS 66441
Time: Starting: 7:30 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-238-3906
Contemporary country/light rock at the CL Hoover Opera House in Junction City. Ali Sperry & The Family Vacation are a Nashville-based c...More

An Evening with Liz Callaway

August 23, 2014
Venue: C.L. Hoover Opera House
Address: 135 W. 7th St., Junction City, KS 66441
Time: Starting: 7:30 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-238-3906
Renowned for her collaborations with Steven Sondheim, her portrayal of Grizabella in Broadway's Cats and for providing the singing voices o...More

A Lamb Chop Celebration

September 23, 2014
Venue: C.L. Hoover Opera House
Address: 135 W. 7th St., Junction City, KS 66441
Time: Starting: 7:00 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-238-3906
During the 1960s, Shari Lewis had her own musical-comedy network television show. After children's programming turned to animation, she con...More

Donna Cherry: An Evening of Comedy & Music

October 4, 2014
Venue: C.L. Hoover Opera House
Address: 135 W. 7th St., Junction City, KS 66441
Time: Starting: 7:30 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-238-3906
Join us for an evening of comedy and music with the incredibly versatile Donna Cherry. Donna is an actor, comic, voice-over artist, singer...More

Co'Motion Dance Theater

October 11, 2014
Venue: C.L. Hoover Opera House
Address: 135 W. 7th St., Junction City, KS 66441
Time: Starting: 7:30 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-238-3906
Co'Motion Dance Theater was founded with a bold mission: Dance for Everyone! Professional modern dance performances with a commitment to ...More

Julie Fowlis in Concert

October 19, 2014
Venue: C.L. Hoover Opera House
Address: 135 W. 7th St., Junction City, KS 66441
Time: Starting: 2:00 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-238-3906
Within the 'Music of the Scottish Isles' Tour theme, Julie and her band, will be performing tracks from her much anticipated newly released...More

Love Canon in Concert

October 21, 2014
Venue: C.L. Hoover Opera House
Address: 135 W. 7th St., Junction City, KS 66441
Time: Starting: 7:30 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-238-3906
Love Canon doesn't cover the music of the '80s as much as kidnap it and take it on a bluegrass-tinged joyride. It's a general rule of Amer...More

Shaun Hopper in Concert

October 26, 2014
Venue: C.L. Hoover Opera House
Address: 135 W. 7th St., Junction City, KS 66441
Time: Starting: 2:00 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-238-3906
Acoustic "finger-style" guitar player/wizard Shaun Hopper is at first glance an unassuming presence, a true southern gentleman wh...More

Doo-Wah Riders in Concert

November 1, 2014
Venue: C.L. Hoover Opera House
Address: 135 W. 7th St., Junction City, KS 66441
Time: Starting: 7:30 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-238-3906
For over 30 years the Doo-Wah Riders have been riding their own patch of the musical range throughout the west. They possess the rare comb...More

Comedy in Motion: A Cheap Evening of Expensive Theatre

November 7 - 8, 2014
Venue: C.L. Hoover Opera House
Address: 135 W. 7th St., Junction City, KS 66441
Time: Starting: 7:30 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-238-3906
"Demented, charming and brilliant" is how Allentown's Morning Call described Dan Kamin, who created the physical comedy sequences...More

The Cashore Marionettes

November 13, 2014
Venue: C.L. Hoover Opera House
Address: 135 W. 7th St., Junction City, KS 66441
Time: Starting: 7:00 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-238-3906
A performance by the Cashore Marionettes is a celebration of life. The program consists of a collection of engaging pieces encompassing a b...More

The Monster Who Ate My Peas

December 2, 2014
Venue: C.L. Hoover Opera House
Address: 135 W. 7th St., Junction City, KS 66441
Time: Starting: 7:00 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-238-3906
Based on the multi-award winning book written by Danny Schnitzlein and illustrated by Matthew Faulkner, ArtsPower's newest musical tells th...More

Barry Ward: A Cowboy Christmas

December 20, 2014
Venue: C.L. Hoover Opera House
Address: 135 W. 7th St., Junction City, KS 66441
Time: Starting: 7:30 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-238-3906
Barry Ward is a western singer. Even more importantly, Barry Ward is a cowboy who sings. Anyone can become a cowboy singer. Just get a p...More

La Maleta (The Suitcase)

March 1, 2015
Venue: C.L. Hoover Opera House
Address: 135 W. 7th St., Junction City, KS 66441
Time: Starting: 2:00 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-238-3906
La Maleta (The Suitcase) is the story of Roca, a ten year old refugee who escapes her native Colombia clutching her suitcase - inside of wh...More

REZA - Illusionist

March 26, 2015
Venue: C.L. Hoover Opera House
Address: 135 W. 7th St., Junction City, KS 66441
Time: Starting: 7:30 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-238-3906
A return engagement at the C.L. Hoover Opera House! Hailed as the Nation's Top Touring Illusionist, Reza has sold out venues from Denver to...More

Lifeboat

April 9, 2015
Venue: C.L. Hoover Opera House
Address: 135 W. 7th St., Junction City, KS 66441
Time: Starting: 7:00 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-238-3906
Lifeboat is the extraordinary true story of Bess Walder and Beth Cummings. Set in World War II, it is a story of courage, a story of surviv...More