What’s New at the Opera House?

Need a creative outlet? Want to give your new home schoolers a fun and familiar writing exercise? Want to win some cash? Missing school?

We would love to hear your thoughts about your Opera House, past and future. This contest is completely online here. It can be submitted easily with a push of the button. Or, if you’re old school, you can email it to me at kathy@theoperahouse. org or snail mail it PO Box 95 Cheboygan, MI 49721

In 1,000 words or less, answer one of the following prompts:

1. What is your favorite memory of the Cheboygan Opera House?

2. What is your vision for the future of the Cheboygan Opera House?

First prize: $50 cash and a $50 gift certificate to the Cheboygan Opera House Second prize: $50 gift certificate to the Cheboygan Opera House Third prize: $25 gift certificate to the Cheboygan Opera House Essays will be judged in two categories: Over 18 and 18 and under. Don’t be afraid to be creative and have some fun!

Deadline is Friday, April 10. Please include this policy: I acknowledge that my entry in this essay contest may be published by the CAAC with credit to the author. I give my consent to CAAC to use my essay in any promotional, publishing or marketing efforts.

Seriously, have fun. I would love to see kids calling up their grandparents or great-grandparents and interviewing them about their experiences at the Opera House. Or vice versa! I would love to hear what Cheboygan remembers about this great institution. I would like to hear your wildest dreams and visions about what the Opera House can bring to Cheboygan. I want to know what the Opera House means to you and your families.

I need some inspiration.

We are looking for ways to inspire you, too. Check our Facebook page at facebook.com/pg/thejewelofthenorth/ for our newest Artist of the Day feature.

We are promoting local artists, playing one day of their music (OK, it might last more than one day as we figure out what we’re doing) We will show their photographs, or pictures of their sculptures and paintings.

We will print their stories, poems and plays. Format is optional, videos, writings, photos, audio. We are starting with Nathan Towne, our artist in residence. We will follow with the photos of Tony Johnson, president of the Cheboygan Photography Club. We are looking for others who brighten your day, who make you smile or cry, or whose work you think should be shared with others. We want everyone to see what Cheboygan artists of all ages are up to, what magic our friends and families can create. If you have an artist you want to nominate, drop me a line at kathy@theoperahouse.org

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