Upcoming Events

“Elf” Twentieth anniversary!

Sunday, December 10, 3:00pm

Join us for a FREE showing of the classic holiday film “Elf”, starring Will Ferrell, on the big screen at the Opera House. This is the 20th anniversary of the film’s release!

After accidentally falling into Santa Claus’ gift sack, a human baby is raised at the North Pole, growing up to believe he is an elf. Due to his large size, the “elf” causes chaos in Santa’s workshop, forcing Kris Kringle to send him on a mission to find his human roots. This movie is rated PG.

The film is scheduled for Sunday, December 10, at 3:00pm. Seating is FREE and available first come, first served. Doors will open at 2:30. For those who are able, donations will be accepted at the door and are appreciated!

Cheboygan Area Schools Choir

Holiday Concert

Tuesday, December 12, 7:00pm

Celebrate the holidays with the Cheboygan Area Schools Choir, under the direction of Kevin Wells.

This is a FREE concert. Doors will open at 6:30pm, and seating is first come first served.

Christmas by Candlelight

Wednesday, December 13, 7:30pm

Join for an evening of Christmas song with the extraordinary soprano and harpist Karen Beacom, and cellist Maggie Twining.

Karen Beacom has been teaching for the Soo Theatre since its inception in 2005 and produced and directed the first fully staged production with orchestra in 2006. A 2003 Upper Midwest finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Karen also placed first in the Classical Singer Emerging Artist competition in Philadelphia in 2005. Karen has performed dozens of leading roles in opera and musical theater, with performances in the United States and abroad. Karen holds a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she studied under Metropolitan Opera Mezzo-Soprano, Ariel Bybee. A student of Bybee’s in New York City, Karen followed her mentor and teacher to earn her degree in the field of opera. Karen previously earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Harp Performance from DePauw University.

Maggie Twining has lived most of her life in the great Upper Peninsula of Michigan. She began playing cello at age ten, double bass and violin at age twelve. She attended Michigan Technological University for two years before transferring to Northern Michigan University to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education. While in high school and college, she studied with Laura Deming of the Chicago Lyric Opera House and Tracy Geissler. After graduating and teaching a year of general music and beginning orchestra in the public school, her family relocated to the Copper Country where she has been teaching cello and violin and has been director of the Preparatory Strings (Beginning Orchestra) and the Keweenaw Youth Symphony Orchestra for the past ten years.

Tickets are $20 Adults / $15 Veterans / $10 Students

Cornerstone Christian School

Christmas Concert

Friday, December 15, 6:30pm

The students of Cheboygan’s Cornerstone Christian School invite you to join their annual Christmas program!

This is a FREE concert. Doors will open at 6:00pm, and seating is first come first served.

Bishop Baraga Catholic School

Christmas Concert

Monday, December 18, 6:00pm

The students of Cheboygan’s Bishop Baraga Catholic School invite you to join their annual Christmas program!

This is a FREE concert. Doors will open at 5:30pm, and seating is first come first served.

The British are Coming!

Saturday, January 13 2024, 7:30pm

For the third year in a row, Dale Rieger gathers local talent to put on a show to chase away the winter blues and benefit the Opera House. This has quickly become one of the most anticipated events of the year and you don’t want to miss it! 

Join us at the Opera House to hear some of the biggest British Invasion hits, from such bands as the Beatles, the Kinks, and the Who. You’ll recognize some of your favorite local musicians, coming together on the big stage of the Opera House in this singular event.

Ticket sales for this concert will go to support kids programming at the Opera House.

Tickets are $25 to $40 depending on seat, or $10 for students. Veterans get a $5 discount.

Box Office
403 N. Huron St., Downtown Cheboygan
Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 9:30am-12:30pm and three hours before showtime
Tel: 231-627-5841

The Mission of the Cheboygan Area Arts Council is to promote and encourage cultural and educational activities within the Straits Area of Northern Michigan, and to provide services that stimulate and encourage participation and appreciation of the arts within all segments of the community and to showcase the historic Cheboygan Opera House.

The Cheboygan Area Arts Council is a 501c3 charity and is supported in part by the Michigan Arts and Culture Council as well as the National Endowment for the Arts.