More than words
Drama, Music, Dance, Entertainment….
You can find it all at the King Opera House! Check out our coming events!
June 3, Dixie’s Tupperware Party
Everyone’s favorite Tupperware lady has traveled the globe not only bringing creative food storage solutions to the masses, but also sharing laughs, freshness and inspiring messages of empowerment. From the living rooms of the south to theaters worldwide, audiences and critics alike have marveled at this fast-talking, gum chewing, red-headed spitfire. She’s one part homemaker, one part bull rider and one part Oprah Winfrey. This makes all three of her parts something fantastic to behold.
June 10, Movies in the Opera House! 2pm & 6 pm
This summer the King Opera House is be offering a series of movies from the Fort Smith Film Festival. Admission is free, but a $5 donation is suggested. Please note that these independent movies are not rated.
For our first Movies in the Opera House offering we present “The Send Off”
When Emmy Award winning actor, Dan Richards, throws an impromptu soirée at his Hollywood home with only his closest friends in attendance, a fun evening devolves into something much darker after Dan makes a shocking announcement to the group.
June 17, Larry B’s Soul Funk Experience!
The Larry B Experience, one of his most sought out show, speaks for itself! Larry B’s strong vocals take your mind back to old skool jams and can dive right into the new with his versatility of songs. He’s not only one of the best voices around, but he is also a great entertainer! Larry B and his lovely wife Hazel performs as a Duo, and both will engage you with duets from the past, and several solos on her own. You will leave the show with gratification knowing you have experienced the joy of great memorable music!
JUNE 24, Ms. Arkansas Senior America Pageant
July 15, Slick Hickory Outlaw Country Band 7PM
Slick Hickory Outlaw Country Band is a group of musicians that do songs from the early days of the Bakersfield sound of the 60’s 70’s 80’s. You will hear songs such as Buck Owens – I’ve Got a Tiger by the Tail, Merle Haggard – “Ramblin´ Fever”, Waylon Jennings – Lonesome, On’ry and Mean, Willie Nelson – Whiskey River,
Among many more hits by other artists of the Outlaw Era! We have spent a lifetime of doing Stand Up, Unpolished, Unrehearsed, Hard-drivin’ Outlaw Country!
July 16, Tyrus Live! 7:30 PM
Fox News Channel Contributor, Comedian, NWA Wrestling Superstar, and Bestselling Author, Tyrus, takes the stage LIVE and in-person.
You see him on TV daily on The Gutfeld Show, The Five, The Big Saturday and Sunday show and now is your chance to spend an intimate evening listening to him discuss current events with his “no-nonsense” approach to life in his very own heartfelt and comical way.
Tyrus has a unique perspective on life and the issues facing the world today. This comes from surrounding himself with a diverse inner circle of friends such as former White House Press Secretary, Dana Perino, and Hip Hop Pioneer, Snoop Dogg.
Tyrus should have been another statistic born to a teen mom and bouncing around the foster care system. But instead, he is being touted as “the voice of the people” by Americans like me and you all over the country. Come laugh, cry, and learn what makes this behemoth of a man so endearing. Join Tyrus for a Meet & Greet after the show where you can get a photo and autograph. His New York Times best selling memoir “Just Tyrus” will be for sale at the event as well.
July 22, the Remnants of Rock
Rock and Roll was born in the late 1950s, and by the end of the 1960s, the music had produced such legends as Elvis Presley, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Motown and the Memphis sound. The consensus among historians is that the greatest popular music of all time was created during this ten-year period. Unquestionably, the music defined a generation and continues to be embraced by younger generations. For example, The Beatles sold approximately 70 million albums between 1963-69, but have since sold over 2.3 billion albums.
The Remnants of Rock is composed of original band members that started out together in 1968, with the addition of the current keyboard player. The band’s goal is to successfully recreate the music of the 1960s as authentically as possible. Imagine walking into the student union for the homecoming dance on any college campus during the years 1965-1969 and hearing the best dance band you’ve ever heard! Close your eyes and think back, because this is the performance The Remnants will deliver. The band plays only the top hits from 1959-1969 – which is often called the sweet spot of the era.
August 12, The Cowboy Ain’t Dead Yet!
An inspiring, highly acclaimed one man musical comedy about the most fascinating character to ever ride across the pages of history, the American Cowboy.
Joe Texas dispels the rumor the cowboy is a dying breed. Through songs, stories and poems, Joe will share the true story of the cowboy not the Hollywood version.
It is a show not to be missed! Joe sings, twirls a rope, plays harmonica, banjo, guitar and throws in a few dance steps. His expressions have been compared to the legendary comic, Red Skelton, his wit to Will Rogers and his soulful vocal delivery is pure joy to the ear.
September 22, Cash & Cline, Bennie Wheels and Walking’ the Line
Take a journey back to when Country Music and its Artists seemed a little more true and genuine. THE CASH AND CLINE SHOW brings together a tribute to two of the most influential and legendary country artists of all time… JOHNNY CASH and PATSY CLINE! Bennie Wheels (Johnny Cash) is referred by many to be the #1 tribute to Cash working today. With his easy going nature, deep bass-baritone vocals and commanding stage presence, Bennie brings back the image and spirit of The Man in Black in his Folsum Prison prime! For over 11 years, Bennie Wheels has taken his hit tribute show, “Walkin’ The Line” across the country, and has also worked in many other multi-artist “Legends” type productions.
Lisa Irion is a seasoned character actress, and two time international award winning tribute artist, and is best known for her Tribute to Cher. She’s been filmed for broadcast by The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Rachel Ray Show, Lifetime TV, and British television. Lisa has been working steadily since 2003 in the tribute industry, and added a Tribute to Patsy Cline in 2010 as part of a Legends style show. She developed a full scale tribute show, “Crazy for Cline” in 2015, and a year later starred in the musical, “Always, Patsy Cline” to sold out houses in Lafayette, Louisiana. Her acting experience allows her to portray Patsy as Patsy with the utmost respect, and her attention to details of Patsy’s iconic vocal stylings, mannerisms, persona, and costuming sets her apart from many other tributes.
THE CASH AND CLINE SHOW is backed by the incomparable WALKIN’ THE LINE tribute band, a group of true professionals who pride themselves on performing the music the way you love and remember it. CASH AND CLINE will put a smile on your face, a tear in your eye, and memories of a better time of music in your heart!
September 23, Livin’ on Grandma’s Prayers 7PM
When Grandma’ Bradley’s daughter died suddenly of cancer, she left behind a daughter. Although reluctant to take on the huge responsibility of adopting her grand daughter, she knew it was the right thing to do. Throughout years of family drama, Grandma’ was constantly praying and her prayers changed things!
Come and enjoy this original drama by Cosaundra Chapple.
September 30, The Blackwood Quartet 7PM
Mark Blackwood joined his family in the Blackwood Brothers Quartet in 1986, where he sang lead for many years alongside his dad, Cecil, and many other talented singers. Mark also worked as a producer on the Grammy-award winning Blackwood Brothers albums of the early 1980s. The group tours regularly and brings the word of Christ through song, to both believers and non-believers alike. The quartet has had the privilege of performing with Willie Nelson and many other great artists. Recently, we have seen our popularity grow among Elvis tribute artist fans, as well.
October 21, 2023: SPECIAL SHOW TO BE ANNOUNCED!
We can’t tell you what the show is yet, but it will be fantastic! You will definitely want to “Save the Date!”