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It's finally here...the best time of the year! It's the Holiday Season, and that means shows, deals, and more shows coming soon! The Newberry Opera House invites you to explore what’s going on in Newberry. Penelope, the resident ghost is back, and this time she comes bearing gifts! Twelve different gifts, starting Monday, Dec. 5th featuring discounts like 50% off or $10 tickets. One of the deals will be the reveal of exciting new shows added to this spring Opera House schedule. This will definitely be an opportunity you won’t want to miss! There is a lot in store for the month of December, so stop on by the Newberry Opera House for some Holiday cheer that’ll get you in the Christmas spirit.

Each month, we borrow our resident ghost's neame for a list of Top 19 during our 19th season. This month the Newberry Opera House staff and volunteers give their recommendations for tickets to shows that would make great gifts.

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We know you saw something you liked so click here to buy tickets to some of our fabulous shows.

Too many good shows to choose? Click Here to buy a gift certificate.

 

WE CONGRATULATE CRYSTAL GAYLE ON HER INVITATION TO JOIN GRAND OLE OPRY!

(Photo by Chris Hollo for The Grand Ole Opry.)

Formal Opry Induction to Take Place January 21, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 15, 2016) – Grammy-winning songstress Crystal Gayle was surprised during her Grand Ole Opry performance this evening by Opry member Carrie Underwood with an invitation to become an official Opry member. Gayle will be formally inducted into the Opry on Jan. 21, 2017 by her sister, Opry legend Loretta Lynn. Gayle made her Opry debut nearly 50 years ago on the Ryman Auditorium stage, singing the country classic “Ribbon of Darkness” at age 16.

A note from Molly Fortune, Executive Director:

Receiving the news that Leon Russell had passed away peacefully caused my head to fall into my hands. I grew up listening to his music in our house and our family was using this concert as a family reunion of sorts. His talent was beyond words and those he touched didn’t just work with him or record his music, they were everyday people, like you and me.
When a great artist passes and moves on to entertain those in Heaven, we mourn. Mourning is all that pent up love and adoration that has no place to go. But it does for us. Listen to his music, sing at the top of your lungs and thank God for such an amazing talent that has inspired several generations. And remember, some of those he inspired and wrote for will and have graced our mighty stage here in Newberry. Long live the whippoorwill Mr. Leon!

In a world filled with good causes, humanitarian needs, and worthy institutions, deciding on supporting one agency or cause over the other or one in addition to others can be a difficult decision. When asked to write why my husband Mike and I chose to support the Newberry Opera House, it has caused me to reflect about that financial commitment. My first inclination is the response that it is the right thing to do for our community…for our county….and for the arts; but that, as I reflect upon it, is really not the heart of the matter. Certainly there are the key rationales which are more tangible and measurable such as the Newberry Opera House being an economic engine for growth, its cultural and educational value, its preservation and on-going use of a beautiful old Victorian building, and its impact on the sustained revitalization of Newberry. Yet, there is the intangible basis for donating to the Newberry Opera House that falls into the category in which numbers cannot be applied or measured with pie charts or graphs. It is that realm beyond assessment that is neatly fit into budgets and operating expenses.