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Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas.  Based on the beloved 1968 film version of Ian Fleming's children's book, and featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is one family-friendly blockbuster that audiences will find "Truly Scrumptious".

An eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts (Rick Mugrage) sets about restoring an old race car from a scrap heap with the help of his children Jeremy (Henry Fager) and Jemima (Gia Tognoli). They soon discover the car has magical properties including the ability to float and take flight. Trouble occurs when the evil Baron Bomburst (Kylle Collins) desires the magic car for himself. The family joins forces with Truly Scrumptious (Jeanette Smith) and batty Grandpa (Wes Rampton).  Also featuring Heidi Laurance as Baroness Bomburst, Gary Bottger as Goran and Blake Rasmussen as Boris. With Chad Rasmussen as the Child Catcher.

Directed by Terry Hale and choreography by McKaye Harris.

March 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 28th, April
2nd, 3rd, 4th -  7:30 PM

7th, 14th,  21st, 28th, April 4th  - 2:30 PM

Orchestra Level and Lower Balcony $17
Upper Balcony $8
Group Rate for orders of 10 tickets or more $12 per ticket

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The Historic Elgin Opera House

In 1911, to sever the close proximity of a house of ill repute, Elgin’s city leaders built a new city hall that would serve the dual function of city government and performing arts center.
Architect John L. Slater of La Grande designed this two-story, colonial revival brick structure with stone foundation.  Contractor John Oberg of Wallowa completed the structure, with decorative metal cornice and pilasters flanking the entrance, at a cost of $15,000.00.

Elgin High School’s graduating class of 1912 holds the distinction of the first performance on stage.  During the dedication ceremony on July 4, Walter M. Pierce of Hot Lake (later governor of Oregon), delivered an elaborate oration to a record crowd. 

The Elgin Opera House is a two story Colonial style brick building with a dressed stone foundation. Completed in 1912, it is somewhat unique in being designed to serve the dual functions of housing city government offices and a theater.

At its dedication, the Opera House was lauded as one of the finest because of its sharp acoustics and slanted seating arrangement. It was complete with plush draperies, box seats, an orchestra pit, elaborate backdrops and a rococo decor. The Opera House has been newly renovated and features its original motif.

The architectural beauty and historic background of the building made it a natural addition to the National Register of Historic Buildings.

The building is home to the newly establish performing arts group Friends of the Opera House. Many community events are scheduled at the Opera House.

The Opera House Theater shows movies and noted performers are scheduled throughout the year. r

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