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Plan Your Summer At The Lebanon Opera House

May 01, 2024 08:17PM ● By Elise Renaud

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This spring and summer, the Lebanon Opera House is bringing a wide range of performances to its stage. Make sure to get tickets early so you don’t miss your chance to see these great performances.

Peter and the Wolf

On Saturday, May 4 at 2 p.m., City Center Ballet will be putting on its 25-minute performance of the timeless tale of Peter and the Wolf. This performance takes children and adults through the adventures of a boy and his animal friends as they try to outwit a wolf, learning valuable lessons along the way.

City Center Ballet’s 25th Anniversary

On Saturday, May 4 at 7 p.m., City Center Ballet is celebrating its 25th anniversary with excerpts from classic tales.

Kinky Boots

On Thursday, May 9 at 7 p.m, the Lebanon Opera House is presenting Kinky Boots.

“Based on a true story, Kinky Boots tells of struggling shoe factory owner Charlie. While in despair at his failed attempts to save the business, Charlie has a chance encounter with flamboyant drag queen Lola. Her complaints about the inadequate footwear for her work lead to a bid to save the business by making custom footwear for drag queens. Charlie convinces Lola to be their footwear designer and these unlikely business partners struggle with the prejudice of the staff and Lola’s discomfort in the small town,” the website said.

Tickets are free. Reserve one here.

Tommy Emmanuel, CGP

On Tuesday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m., Grammy-winnign guitarist Tommy Emmanuel is bringing his unique sound to the Lebanon Opera House.

“Influenced by the Merle Travis/Chet Atkins fingerstyle of guitar picking, Emmanuel has developed a style of solo playing that encompasses the range of a whole band – covering drums, bass, rhythm and lead guitar, and a vocal melody simultaneously. No loop pedals. No overdubs. Just one guitar and ten fingers,” the website said.

Tickets are selling fast. Get one here.

Bach’s St. John Passion

Enjoy St. John Passion, one of Johann Sebastian Bach’s major oratorios that dramatically recounts the storyof Jesus’ crucifixion as told in the Gospel of St. John on Saturday, May 18 at 7 p.m.

Suzuki Showcase

On Sunday, May 19 at 3 p.m., the Upper Valley Music Center is hosting a free concert featuring over 100 students ages 3 to 18 playing music on the cello, viola, and violin.

The Final Bow

On Sunday, May 26 at 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., the White River Ballet Academy is celebrating its final bow with excerpts from carnival of the Animals and Paquita.

“With sixteen wonderful years in White River Junction, it’s time to close our doors and step onto the stage one last time. The love and support we’ve received from The Upper Valley makes this a bittersweet goodbye. May our deep love for ballet linger in the UV forever. Bravo WRBA!” the website said.

Zach Nugent’s Dead Set

On Friday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m., soulful singer and guitarist Zach Nugent returning to the Lebanon Opera House to celebrate the music of Grateful Dead. 

Tickets for standing and sitting are available.

LOH on Location: Pride Picnic

On Friday, June 14 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the opera house is going on location to Colburn Park to show support for the LGPTQIA+ community. The public is invited to pack a picnic, throw on their pride gear and come listen to tunes.

From 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., there will be a post-picnic silent disco for all ages. Tickets are available for purchase.

Orpheus in the Underworld

From Thursday, July 11 to Sunday, July 14, the opera house is presenting Orpheus in the Underworld.

“The Can-Can! Moulin Rouge! Spoofing both mythology and the foibles of man, Jacques Offenbach’s smash-hit operetta is this summer’s hottest party in hell. Eurydice, tired of bickering with annoying husband Orpheus, decides it might be fun to party with the gods below and takes off with Pluto. What follows is raucous fun: mortals in love, gods in disguise, lively tunes, and that famous dance ensue!” the website said.

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox — The ’10’ Tour

On Friday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m., Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox — The ’10’ Tour is making a stop at the Lebanon Opera House.

“Expect a dazzling, inspiring trip through the PMJ Universe – a place where modern-day earworms and iconic pop hits alike are reimagined in classic genres like 1920s jazz, swing, doo-wop, and Motown – and brought to life by a cast of some of the world’s best singers, dancers, and instrumentalists. It’s a cross between The Great Gatsby and Sinatra at the Sands with a dash of Back to the Future,” the website said.

Pride Second Chance Prom

Rescheduled for Saturday, July 13 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., grab your friends, put on your favorite dancing gear and enjoy and evening of music, dancing, and mingling in a safe, affirming, and accessible atmosphere at Pride Second Chance Prom.


From Sunday, July 21 to Saturday, July 27, the Lebanon Opera House is presenting Rigoletto, one of Giuseppe Verdi’s most popular operas.

“Rigoletto is a jester at court, and his latest wisecrack has started a vendetta that’s far from funny. Now, with his daughter seduced by the dissolute and charismatic Duke, Rigoletto is out for revenge. But he won’t have the last laugh,” the website said.

Into the Woods

From Thursday, Aug. 1 to Sunday, Aug. 4, the opera house is presenting Into the Woods. Steven Sondheim’s seven time Tony award winning musical invites to escape into a fairy tale adventure.

Let’s Sing Taylor: A Live Band Experience

Calling all Swifties! On Friday, Aug. 2 at 7:30 p.m., Let’s Sing Taylor: A Live Band Experience is giving fans an opportunity to pay tribute to their favorite artist.

Tusk: The Classic Fleetwood Mac Tribute

On Friday, Aug. 16 at 7:30 p.m., enjoy note-for-note precision from Fleetwood Mac at the Tusk: The Classic Fleetwood Mac Tribute concert.

See what else is happening at the Lebanon Opera House here

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