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Maddie Poppe Coming to the Brooklyn Opera House- SOLD OUT

Local Iowan and American Idol winner, Maddie Poppe, is coming to the Brooklyn Opera House for a live show on October 23rd at 9 PM. This is now a sold-out event. Country singer, Tyler Richton, will open for Poppe at 8 PM. 

With her warm voice and sincere stage presence, Poppe rose to fame as the winning contestant on the 16th season of American Idol. A Clarksville, Iowa native, Poppe grew up singing with her father, a guitarist, and by her teens was writing her own songs. Balancing a love of singer/songwriter pop with a little bit of country and folk, she built a loyal fan base playing festivals around Iowa. 

Since her Idol victory, Maddie has been in high demand, appearing on multiple TV shows including Jimmy Kimmel Live, Live! With Kelly & Ryan and the Radio Disney Music Awards, and performing at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, the Special Olympics, and CMA Fest in Nashville.

Maddie’s sophomore album Whirlwind reached #2 on the iTunes Pop charts and her hit single “Made You Miss” earned #19 on the Hot AC Radio charts. Her sentimental ballad “Not Losing You” also swept radio charts, reaching #17.

In Fall 2019, Maddie supported Ingrid Michaelson on The Dramatic Tour, an experience she calls a dream come true. Hoping to brighten the 2020 holiday season, Maddie released a holiday EP aptly titled Christmas From Home on November 20th and embarked on a near-sold out acoustic Christmas tour. Maddie is currently working on new music.  

Food trucks, 10 Ring BBQ and The Red Bowl, will be on site from 6-8 PM. The dining room will be open. Please come early! 


Return to Childhood Favorites with Red Skelton Tribute

Laugh with Clem Kadiddlehopper, giggle with seagulls Gertrude and Heathcliffe and feel the love of Freddie the Freeloader, a hobo who lives in the city dump, as comedian Brian Hoffman presents "Remembering Red - A Tribute to Red Skelton" at the Brooklyn Opera House on Sunday, November 7th at 1 PM. 

This family-friendly show is a hit for all ages.

Between 1937 and 1971, Skelton, a comic genius, created many famous characters and was called "America's favorite clown." He hosted The Red Skelton Show on television from 1951 to 1971.

Hoffman looks, moves and sounds like Skelton, according to those who have seen his show. It is a family friendly clean comedy for all ages and is the only tribute endorsed by the Skelton Estate.

In Variety, it was stated in a review of the show, "Mr. Hoffman's tribute reminds us that Red's clean humor and love of country should still have a place in today's world."

"Brian's tribute to Red is a must-see for those that watched the Red Skelton Show on TV. It's sweet family humor and sadly missed," wrote a reviewer in the Las Vegas Review Journal.

Seating is reserved and admission is $30. For tickets or information, please go here or call 641-522-2424. Space is limited, reserve your seats today.


Grand Opening Event

The Brooklyn Opera House announced its grand opening event on October 22nd. Following an extensive, 13-month renovation from May 2019 to June 2020, the opera house now stands as a performance hall, event center and movie theatre. The event will celebrate the new changes and its historic presence in the Brooklyn community. 

The fundraiser dinner and silent auction begins at 6:30 PM. Dinner will be catered by Peppercorn Food Company and will include tossed salad, chick and pork tenderloin, garlic mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli and raspberry cheesecake. Vegetarian options are available upon request. 

The event will continue with a live auction at 8 PM. The silent auction will conclude at this time. 

Please pick up/return RSVP table forms at the front desk. To donate an item towards the silent or live auction, please contact the opera house at (641) 522-2424.