November 30 – December 3: A Christmas Carol – Earthen Vessels Drama Company
This Christmas tradition returns to the King Opera House stage for the 10th time, as Earthen VesselsDrama Company, a ministry of Shady Grove Baptist Church, Van Buren, presents their adaptation of Dickens’ classic tale. With stirring performances, period costumes, and uniquely arranged Christmas carols, all the elements of a classic Christmas celebration weave together to tell this beautiful story of one fateful night when a miser named Scrooge finds hope, redemption, and the true spirit of Christmas that transforms his life. Join us for this heartwarming tale that is perfect for the whole family!
December 8 – 9: The 39 Steps
An Arts On Main Theater production
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of four), an onstage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance!
December 18, 7 PM: MKDB presents JOY! A Gospel Celebration Through Song and Dance!
December 19, 7 PM: Gabrielle Gore presents Holidays for Heroes
December 23: Movies at the Opera House – The Penitent Thief
2 & 6 pm, $5 Suggested Donation
January 25, 2024, 7PM: Twitty and Lynn – A Salute to Conway and Loretta
There’s a moment right at the very beginning of any Twitty & Lynn show that affords country music fans the chance to look back in time. Just after the band has played the signature intro to “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man,” Tre Twitty and Tayla Lynn shoot each other a glance that summons the electrifying chemistry of their grandparents: Tre is the grandson of Conway Twitty, Tayla is the granddaughter of Loretta Lynn.
Audiences can’t believe their eyes. From that moment, for the next 90 minutes, they’re in the presence of living country music history.
“Fans have told Tayla and me that when they see us onstage singing, talking, and just looking at each other, they think, ‘Wow, there must be something genetic in those two families,’” Tre says. “It validates the experience of the concert for them. We’re telling our grandparents’ story through our story.”
February 2, 2024 – 7PM: Chad Prather Comedy Tour
Most of us are born into this world kicking and screaming, but Chad Prather most certainly came out laughing. The comedian, musician and armchair philosopher is an unapologetic champion for anyone looking for a reason to smile. Prather’s God-given gift to entertain and inspire has made him a household name, and he’s grown accustomed to captivating millions of viewers on any given day.
Chad Prather grew up in Augusta, GA and learned to find joy and amusement in even the most unremarkable moments that life has to offer. “For me,” Prather admits, “comedy really isn’t all that complex. More often than not, nothing makes me laugh harder than when common sense sneaks up and wins the day.”
Perhaps the most compelling quality Chad Prather possesses is his refusal to compromise the things he’s most passionate about. From acting and comedy to music and motivational speaking, there doesn’t seem to be a field in entertainment that Prather can’t conquer.
Chad Prather has made numerous appearances on Fox News, CNN, A&E, The Blaze, and more, and his talents have been praised by the likes of Southern Living, People, Nash Country Weekly and Newsweek.
In addition to hosting Blaze TV’s “The Chad Prather Show” and contributing weekly to various networks, Prather has celebrated his top-charting album “Y’All Shut Up” and his latest book “Am I Crazy: An Unapologetic Patriot Takes on the Insanity of Today’s Woke World.” He has had numerous international comedy tours and incorporates music into each show, often with his band Chad Prather and The Ragamuffins.
February 3, 2024 – 7PM: The Larry B Soul Experience!
Larry B (aka Larry Bedell), assembled the most sought after show, “Larry B’s Soul Experience”! This band leaves a lasting memory of a performance you will want to see again and again! Performing a range of hits from the 70’s,80’s, 90’s and more!
This high energy band is sure to keep you moving, or just reminiscing awesome music from the past & present! Larry B has captured an array of memorable music with this soul experience. You will groove to music from the Bee Gees, Chic, James Brown, Lynn Collins, KC & the Sunshine Band, Bruno Mars, Montel Jordan, Prince, Beyonce and more!! Get ready to be amazed! If you attended the first “Larry B Soul Experience” concert at the King Opera House, get ready for an encore with more music and more showmanship!
March 2, 2014 – 7PM: GONE TOO SOON, the Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience
“GONE TO SOON” is a reflection of the incredible career of Michael Jackson in his prime, with all the massive hits and signature stage moves including an incredible cast of musicians.
This mind-blowing production takes you back in time with a Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Artist delivering a theatrical event that is the next best thing to seeing Michael himself. You will be singing and dancing along to some of his greatest hits of all time.
This is by far the most authentic Michael Jackson Experience touring in 2023/2024!!!!!
If you love “The King Of Pop” then welcome to “Gone To Soon”. Your about to see the next-best thing!!!!
March 23, 2014 – 7PM: Magic – Beyond the Ghost Light
Beyond the Ghost Light is a magic show like no other….
Where the theatre itself, the King Opera House, plays an integral part in the show.
It’s been said that every theatre has at least one ghost and as one of the most haunted theatres in the country the King Opera House is no exception.
Tradition holds that a single light is left centre stage each night to appease the spirits and allow them to perform one last time before dawn…this light is known as The Ghost Light.
What lies beyond the edge of the candle’s last flicker of light? What mysteries await in the realm of the shadows in the haunted world of the stage?
World renowned paranormalist Vince Johari and master magician Carlos David invite you to join them as they travel through the doorway to the other side and explore the amazing world Beyond the Ghost Light.
April 6, 2024 – 7PM: The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra
The most popular and sought after big band in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring worldwide ever since.
May 4, 2024 – 7PM: Peter Antoniou, Comedy Mentalist
The King Opera House and Arts On Main are proud to announce that international superstar, psychic comedian Peter Antoniou, by special engagement will be performing live Saturday May 4th at the historic King Opera House in Van Buren. From London’s West End, to being a semi-finalist on America’s Got Talent, Peter has left his audiences around the world speechless with his highly entertaining show. His uncanny ability of mind reading, improvised comedy and great storytelling is a one of a kind experience not to be missed.
June 8, 2024 – 7PM: William Lee Martin Comedy Stampede Tour
Faith. Family. Funny.
Introducing William Lee Martin, the charismatic Texan whose stand-up comedy isn’t just about laughter; it’s a journey into the heart of humor. With a career spanning back to 1996, he’s been a steadfast presence on stages across the nation, from the iconic Grand Ole Opry to the dazzling lights of MGM in Las Vegas.
William Lee is more than just a comedian; he’s a Christian whose humor is refreshingly clean and disarmingly clever, appealing to a wide range of audiences without pushing any agenda. In the midst of the 2020 pandemic, his “4 o’clock Daily Talk” on social media became a shining beacon of positivity, captivating audiences and catapulting his popularity to new heights on Facebook and other platforms.
With an impressive online following, including over 667,000 Facebook followers, 375,000 TikTok fans, 10.0 million TikTok likes, 6 million YouTube views, 45.5k YouTube subscribers, and 74.9k Instagram followers, he continues to be a beloved and influential figure in the world of comedy, entertainment, and positivity. So, saddle up for a journey of laughter with William Lee Martin, a true Texan whose humor knows no bounds and whose heart is as big as the Lone Star State itself.