BLEND: A cappella – Farewell Tour
Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 7p.m.
BLEND…the a cappella quartet bringing back all of those fun-loving memories from the 50s and 60s with a fun twist. Based out of Energy, Ill., BLEND tours the country mixing the great music of yesteryear with today’s comedy. BLEND will be making their fourth (and final) stop at the Fremont Opera House in 2017.
BLEND was formed at John A. Logan College as a minor project that quickly blossomed into the makings of a successful career for its four members. Johnathan Estes of the group says, “We started over eleven years ago for a talent show, and ended up winning. From there, found we had a unique sound, so we decided to pursue it as a career.” The real strength of BLEND lies in their ability to entertain crowds of all ages with their energy, humor, renditions of songs which most everyone has heard at some time, all while keeping a Christian undertone. In addition to their classic doo-wop routine, they are also a deeply spiritual group who loves to share their gospel music as well.
The group has performed at churches with their gospel arrangements and has wowed crowds far and wide at venues such as fairs, festivals, and performing arts centers with their amazing a cappella version of hits from the 50ʼs and 60ʼs. In 2008, BLEND appeared as special guests at the Dick Clark American Bandstand Theater in Branson, Missouri. This led to an offer to perform their show in Branson at the Gene Williams Country Theater on a regular basis; however, the timing for that was not right. BLEND had to decline that great opportunity due to their dedication to educational responsibilities and pursuits.
The show quickly gained attention as audiences across the midwest grew fond of the sounds and entertainment that these four guys bring to the stage with each performance. Due to this overwhelmingly positive response, BLEND was offered the opportunity to perform full-time in the cities of Hannibal, Missouri as well as Paducah, Kentucky in 2010. The group, however, has continued to travel the country in order to be heard more broadly.
Danielle Ate the Sandwich
TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 7 P.M.
The Fremont Opera House is thrilled to bring YouTube sensation, Danielle Anderson, to our stage!
From danielleatethesandwich.com: Danielle Ate the Sandwich, is the stage name of pop-folk songwriter, Danielle Anderson. Based in Fort Collins, Colorado, Danielle has been touring nationally since 2009 after cultivating an online following from her homemade videos on Youtube and her unique style of online marketing that brings her music to the audience she affectionately refers to as “Fanwiches.” in September 2016, Danielle Ate the Sandwich released her 6th full-length album, “The Terrible Dinner Guest,” recorded in Norfolk, VA, and supported by a fan-funded Kickstarter campaign. Her new album journeys into more musical styles and depths, adding a new set of instruments to create a fresh space for Danielle’s lyrics and stories. Her songs can be thoughtful, heavy and serious, but Danielle rarely takes herself too seriously. She’s known for her quirky lyrical twists, performing most frequently with a ukulele and delivering witty and honest stage banter in her live shows.
Danielle has toured the United States since 2009, has made appearances internationally, opened for Mumford and Sons, Suzanne Vega, toured with Pomplamoose and wrote the soundtrack to the Emmy-nominated HBO documentary, “Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson.‘ Danielle Ate the Sandwich is happily based in Fort Collins, Colorado.
The Ol’ West
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, JUNE 22-24, 7 P.M.
ALL PERFORMANCES SOLD OUT!
Come to the Fremont Opera House for some good ol’ singin’, laffin’, and eatin’, June 22-24.
The performance will be a variety show of sorts featuring songs and skits from the old west and promises to be an entertaining evening!
“Bob Yanike calls it a cowboy show.
But whatever it’s called, a future production of the Broad Street Revue offers a taste of the Old West and some country tunes.”
The public is invited to the “Broad Street Revue Brings the Ol’ West to the Opera House” on June 22, 23 and 24. Performances for the dinner and show starts at 7 p.m. in the Fremont Opera House at 541 N. Broad St. All seats are reserved and cost is $20 per ticket or $160 for a table of eight, which includes food and drink. No alcohol will be served.
A cast of 27 performers will stage the lively show.” Read more from the Fremont Tribune
May 4-6, 2017 – 7 P.M.
Directed by Lee Meyer, Forever Plaid is one of the most popular and successful musicals in recent memory. This deliciously fun revue is chock-full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies!
Once upon a time, there were four guys (Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie) who discovered that they shared a love for music and then got together to become their idols – The Four Freshman, The Hi-Lo’s and The Crew Cuts. Rehearsing in the basement of Smudge’s family’s plumbing supply company, they became “Forever Plaid”. On the way to their first big gig, the “Plaids” are broadsided by a school bus and killed instantly. It is at the moment when their careers and lives end that the story of Forever Plaid begins….
Singing in close harmony, squabbling boyishly over the smallest intonations and executing their charmingly outlandish choreography with over-zealous precision, the “Plaids” are a guaranteed smash, with a program of beloved songs and delightful patter that keeps audiences rolling in the aisles when they’re not humming along to some of the great nostalgic pop hits of the 1950s.
Featuring: Cale Bracker, Matthew Hagestrom, Andrew Sodawasser and Devon Webben
The Nebraska Arts Council, a state agency, has supported this program through its matching grants program funded by the Nebraska Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. Visit www.nebraskaartscouncil.org for information on how the Nebraska Arts Council can assist your organization, or how you can support the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.
The Happy Players
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017 – 7 P.M.
The Fremont Opera House is proud to welcome some of the area’s finest young musical talent to our stage with The Happy Players!
It all started with a 2013 Christmas gift and the “Beer Barrel Polka” on a cell phone… Glucklicke Spielers ( The Happy Players) is the name of the youth polka band from Fremont Middle School. The Fremont Middle School band director, Steve Steager, overheard the cell phone tune and mentioned to the student that he could teach him to play the drums along with the recording. A baritone player in the band received an accordion for Christmas (he now owns six!) and was taking lessons. Add in a couple more students to round out the group and the story begins. They first played for open mic night at the Kolac Korner in Prague, NE and quickly followed that with a performance during the Prague Czech Heritage Day. They participated in and won the Fremont Days Talent Show and regularly perform at events, restaurants, and care centers in the area.
Come to the Opera House for some beverages and brats and a great time (and don’t forget your dancing shoes)!
Band members are:
Our Little Christmas Festival and Open House
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2016 – 11 A.M.-4 P.M.
- 11:00-11:25 Fremont Bergan High School Choir
- 11:30-11:55 Jocelyn Gibbler, Midland University
- 12:00-12:25 FPS 6th Grade Choir
- 12:30-12:55 John Huss Ensemble
- 1:00-1:25 Midland University Strings
- 1:30-1:55 FPS Middle School Women
- 2:00-2:25 Happy Players
- 2:30-2:55 Bob Yanike Singers
- 3:00-3:25 FHS Chorale
We will also have a dozen wreaths beautifully decorated by area businesses for you to bid for on silent auction (Need not be present to win)!
Sundae + Mr. Goessl
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Sundae + Mr. Goessl are a husband/wife duo playing a mix of genres from an era long gone. Reviving great composers like Duke Ellington, the Gershwin brothers and Cole Porter, this duo takes it upon themselves to arrange every nuance and create their own fresh take on these classic tunes.
This delightful duo has been working together for the past 3 years with heartfelt vigor as a labor of love. With no sign of slowing down, Sundae + Mr. Goessl have produced 3 albums, performed over 300 shows, and have booked 5 national tours performing in 15 states from Washington to New York….all in the last 2 years. The hardest working couple in show biz, Seattle’s Sweethearts will take you on a ride with their chops and their charm.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Bill has been a full time musician and entertainer since 1983. In addition to being a songwriter and producer, he is also an accomplished instrumentalist, playing the guitar, piano, bass guitar, drums and harmonica. Bill has been honored with numerous awards in Branson, MO including Best Gospel Cd of the year, Best Vocal Impressionist of the year, Best Horizon Show of the year. Bill has been inducted into the Nebraska and South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame. He is also a member of the Nashville Songwriters Association.
Bill’s high-energy show is a salute to music Legends: Elvis Presley, Conway Twitty, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Neil Diamond, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, Tom Jones, Jerry Lee Lewis and The Ventures.
Escape From Alcajazz
SATURDAY, MAY 28 at 7 p.m.
This upbeat jazz quartet features four area high school and college students performing their own original music and classic arrangements at a professional level.
“I first heard this quartet in 2014 and was blown away by their upbeat style and professional musicianship. We can’t wait to hear what two years’ experience has done to expand their talents,” said Chris Bristol, manager of the Fremont Opera House.
Band members are Ed Berry, 19, a Sophomore at the University of
Michigan, David Bredthauer, 17, a Junior at Brownell Talbot in Omaha,
Josh DeCoster, 21, at UNO, and Schylar Junginger, 19, a graduate from
Logan View High School, near Hooper and now a Freshman at UNO.
THURSDAY, MARCH 31-SATURDAY, APRIL 2 at 7 p.m.
Click to hear our radio spot: Sing Sing Sing Mix
Get ready for a memorable night as these five archetypal film characters from the 1940’s prove their mettle while they sing over 30 vintage classics from the war years. Laughs, tears, emotional fireworks, air raids and a celebration of women during the war punctuate this hilarious and heart warming story. Songs include: “Don’t Fence Me In,” “I’ll Be Seeing You,” “Sing Sing Sing,” “How High the Moon,” “I Don’t Want to Walk without You,” “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square,” “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive,” “Sentimental Journey,” “Apple Blossom Time”, a fast paced, 12-song Andrews Sisters medley and many more.
The singers: Cindi Lamprecht, Julie Riecken, Meredith Wachter,
The band: Marilyn Pueppke, John Huss, Jim Campbell, Jill Stara, Holly
Miller, Dawn Donner, Set painter: Anthony Brown, Technical director: Neal Chromy
The show is directed by Lee Meyer and is funded in part by generous gifts from the Nebraska Arts Council and Fremont Health.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13 at 7 p.m.
The RBJ Trio is a trio with much more sound than a normal trio. With RickMcReynolds on vocals and guitar, Beth McReynolds on vocals and JackO’Leary on vocals and keyboard, they play along with digitally recorded drums and bass to present a full band sound. Their 3 part harmony will remind you of all the great oldies bands.
Blend A Cappella
FRIDAY, JANUARY 22 at 7 p.m.
BLEND is the A cappella quartet that brings back all of those fun loving memories of the 50’s and 60’s with a twist of fun. BLEND is the a cappella group that mixes the great music of yesteryear with today’s comedy. BLEND is a show that you will not want to miss!
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27 and SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28 at 7 p.m. & SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29 at 2:3o p.m.
Neil Simon’s iconic play about an aging vaudevillian team known as “Lewis and Clark.”
Starring Don Cunningham and Doyle Schwaninger and directed by Lee Meyer.
FRIDAY, APRIL 3 – 7 p.m.
Bill will be performing his Non-Stop High Energy Show featuring: Elvis Presley, Conway Twitty, Willie Nelson, Neil Diamond, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, The Ventures, Jerry Lee Lewis, His Original Songs, Tom Jones and more!
The Last Five Years
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, MARCH 12-14: 7:30 P.M.,
Jack O’Connell directs his first show on the Opera House stage with this, “emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. The show’s unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.” ~ Music Theatre International
Listen to our 30 second radio commercial by pushing play below.
I Left My Heart In New Orleans
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2015
Join us at the Opera House as Bob Yanike and the Broad Street Revue put on a concert of Valentine’s favorites during the first act, followed by fun and frivolity in a Mardi Gras themed second act! A special Valentine’s dessert is included with the show.
A Christmas Carol
FRIDAY and SATURDAY NOVEMBER 28-29, 2014
The Fremont Opera House presents the one hour radio drama of A Christmas Carol. Friday’s performance broadcast live on KHUB 1340 a.m.
Sundae & Mr. Goessl
FRIDAY and SATURDAY NOVEMBER 28-29, 2014
The light jazz duo of Sundae & Mr. Goessl bring their sweet sounds to the Opera House stage all the way from Seattle!