McPherson, KS – Although the building remains closed for now, Opera House staff has been hard at work rescheduling programs, securing much-needed funding, taking care of the building, and discussing plans for next season. Following is the status of shows and events that were rescheduled or canceled due to COVID-19:
Wichita Children’s Theatre: Elephant & Piggie, Weds, August 5, 2020
Swiss Family Robinson – August 14, 15 and 16, 2020
Kentucky Derby Tea Party – Sat, September 5, 2020
The Lettermen – Thurs, October 8, 2020
Celtic Angels Ireland – Weds, March 24, 2021
McPherson Community Theatre: Mamma Mia – Canceled
For those who purchased tickets to a rescheduled show, the same tickets will carry over to the new dates. For more details about events and to purchase tickets visit www.mcphersonoperahouse.org. Please call us at 620-241-1952 with any questions while the walk-up box office and building remain closed. Sign up for emails (send a note to email@example.com), follow the Opera House on social media, or check the website often for the most up-to-date information on any program changes.
Several shows are already scheduled for the new 2020-2021 season that had been booked before the pandemic. Those new shows will be announced later this summer.
The meeting rooms and beautiful Grand Ballroom are available for gatherings. Contact the office for information and to schedule an appointment to see the spaces, 620-241-1952, Ext. 200.
Apt 6 Resale & Consignment store will reopen on Tuesday, June 2 with guidelines and reduced hours. The store is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, until further notice. Customer guidelines are posted on the front and rear store entrances and can be found on the Opera House website, www.mcphersonoperahouse.org, and the Apt 6 Facebook page @ Apartment 6. Temporarily, donations and consignments will be accepted by appointment. Please call the office at 620-241-1952 if you would like to donate or consign. Income from the store is an important source of funding for the Opera House. The generous support of customers and donors is appreciated. Staff is looking forward to seeing everyone!
“We would be remiss to talk about Apt. 6 at this time without acknowledging the passing of its founder, Vi Lundquist, last week. Vi’s contributions to the Opera House preservation project, and later to support its operation, were tremendous,” said McPherson Opera House Executive Director, Diane Fallis. “As a result of Vi’s efforts, Apt 6 has raised over a half a million dollars of for the Opera House.” And funds continue to grow. A memorial in her honor is underway. On behalf of Vi, the Opera House volunteers, board, and staff thank the community for supporting this project for the past 30 years and are grateful for the continued support.