Ive been to the King Opera House for several of their shows, The Tribute to the legends put on by Brushy Mt Music is a great show to catch! if you love oldies and want to experience it in a beautifully rentivated theater this is for you. we are going again Sept 22 of this year as they will be performing their 9th show there. tribute artist for Buddy Holly, conway twitty brenda lee, patsy cline, charley pride, and loretta lynn along with other local talent singing some gospel tunes it will be a great show. dont miss it
No matter what they are having at this spot its always worth seeing just for the atmosphere. I travel alot and not many places like this one are still around. Takes you back in time to an upscale and yet old west theater.
The King Opera House is a beautiful venue. Unfortunately, it is never used to bring in great shows (It has great potential for this). Instead, its used for mediocre plays, pagaents, and music showcases.
The owners of this facility should co-op with the Alma PAC and bring in some great minor regional shows that the PAC can't do. This would be a great improvement over the christian-music studio that rents it during most of the prime slots (during parades, etc.); ALWAYS marginal & ALWAYS poorly attended.
The King Opera House is a wonderfully restored, historic theater in downtown Van Buren. The building is simply beautiful. The shows offered for viewing are of many varieties. You have the chance to catch anything from a southern gospel group to the are children's theater's show. Though I would recommened not seeing the children's theater unless you really are into that or are not expecting to see hardcore theater. They are children, and will leave much to be desired. The cities high school troup used the stage when I attended school there, this is by-far one of my favorite theaters to have ever worked in. There is something about the King Opera's stage that is magical to perform on.
Many people think the King Opera House is a place of fun and excitement, but they've never seen the inside. I've helped in this play and have seen how rude, and mean they are. The cast members wait for their turn on stage in a cold, damp basement. The higher cast members ridicule the lower cast members. The cast members were often griped at after their Charlie & the Chacolate factory performances. The previous director is gone for one year due to a pregnancy. The truth is that the area the cast waits at is too small. The dressing room meant for all of the cast to change in is about the size of a large closet. It is not meant for the purpose it's used for. In my opionion until they fix these many errors behind the scenes they will not be doing any good plays.