The Opera House Theatre

The Opera House Theatre is located in downtown Philipsburg, Montana. Built in 1891, it is recognized as the oldest continually operating theatre in Montana!  Originally named the McDonald Opera House, the current owners, Tim and Claudette Dringle are keeping alive the tradition of live theatre.

The Opera House Theatre is offering two great performances as well as our classic always fun Vaudeville show!

Getting Sara Married

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Sara Hastings is an unmarried lawyer in her mid thirties, much to busy to get involved in any romance.  Her Aunt Martha has decided to take matters into her own hands and find Sara a husband!  Unfortunately, Aunt Martha’s methods are unconventional to say the least.  She has chosen Brandon Cates and is totally undeterred by the fact that he is already engaged.  An angry fiancé, a frustrated lawyer, and the prospective groom suffering memory loss constitute a truly hysterical situation for director Don Mogstad to untangle.

Author, Sam Bobrick, starts the fun immediately and keeps you laughing to the end.  (Produced in cooperation with Samuel French, Inc.)

The Tin Woman

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Instead of relishing life after her heart transplant, Joy enters a downward spiral, unsure whether she truly deserves a second chance.  Meanwhile, Alice and Hank mourn the loss of their son, Jack, whose heart was used to save Joy.  At a friend’s urging, Joy tracks down Jack’s family to find closure.  But are Alice, Hank and their daughter Sammy ready to accept Jack’s death?  Author of Making God Laugh, Sean Grennan has found light and laughter even in life’s darkest moments.  Based on a true story, you will find tears accompanying the laughter and humor that is forged by fire!  A must see.  Directed by Nathan Adkins.  (produced in cooperation with Playscripts, Inc.)

Vaudeville Variety Show

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Join us for great family fun as we feature the best of music, comedy, parody, hilarity and hi-jinks!  At its height, Vaudeville played successfully to all economic classes. By the late 1890’s, Vaudeville had large circuit houses in almost every sizable location and was especially favored in frontier settlements.  We are proud to keep this popular and traditional style of entertainment alive at the Opera House Theatre. A summer favorite for the whole family! Directed by D.J. Gommels. (Produced in collaboration with the 2017 Opera House Theatre ensemble)

Ticket prices are $20 adult and $10 for children 15 and under.

For reservations, call 406.859.0013, or use the Contact Form.

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Welcome to Philipsburg, Montana!

Philipsburg, Montana is a great place to visit any time of the year!  The town is full of history, and the Philipsburg area is geologically rich with large mineral deposits, over 75 named lakes and reservoirs with opportunities for panning for your own Montana sapphires, or exploring old Montana silver and gemstone mines in the surrounding mountains and ghost towns.  A drive down Montana Highway 1 may have you following a cattle drive or counting deer on the hillsides. Maybe you prefer a local micro-beer and a good burger or a tasty sweet from the “World’s Greatest Candy Store”!  And after a full day exploring our history and our culture, you can have a great night’s sleep at one of our fine lodging options.

The choices are yours and our small town charm will help make the most of your visit to Philipsburg, Montana.  Enjoy!



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