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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.


Nada Silent Night

Join the Brooklyn Opera House on December 11th at 7 PM as we host the annual Nada Silent Night for one of Iowa's favorite bands, The Nadas.

This show will mix all the favorite hits from The Nadas, along with some holiday fun off their latest album "Nada Silent Night - a Future Classic Christmas Record".

Who are The Nadas? They've recorded and performed for nearly 27 years, and played with the likes of The Beach Boys, America, Bon Jovi, and Huey Lewis. They've been inducted into Rock n Roll Hall of Fame (The Iowa Location), written their hometown’s theme song (twice) and were touted by Playboy the best band you've never heard of.

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Community Theatre Presents Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some!)

Join the Brooklyn Opera House December 3-5 for its community theatre production, Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some!). This show was written by Jim FitzGerald, John K. Alvarez, & Michael Carleton, who all performed in the production as themselves in the world premiere at Cape May Stage in Cape May, New Jersey on November 27th, 2003. Instead of performing Charles Dickens' beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, these three actors will perform every Christmas story ever told - plus Christmas traditions from around the world.
This show requires audience participation, so audience members who are up for a bit of adventure are encouraged to sit closer to the stage. Tickets are $15 for students and $25 for adults. Purchase tickets for FridaySaturday or Sunday