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Three Nights at the Opera House: Part 3

7:30pm - 9:30pm EST December 2

Location: The Ballroom of the Wright Leppien Opera House

On the third night of Alma College’s Three Nights at the Opera, the audience will experience early silent films screened in Alma between 1916 and 1918. Each film will be accompanied by live piano, courtesy of the incomparable Tony Patterson.

On the third night of Alma College’s Three Nights at the Opera, the audience will experience early silent films screened in Alma between 1916 and 1918. Each film will be accompanied by live piano, courtesy of the incomparable Tony Patterson. Dr. Benjamin Peterson will introduce the films by describing the changes that silent film and radio brought to Alma, Michigan. The night will also feature the release of a new episode of the Alma College History Department’s new podcast—available at alma.edu/threenights—which will explore the college’s history between 1916 and 1920.

The events start at 7:30 p.m. The events are free and open to the public. Tickets are required and seating is limited. Contact the Heritage Center Box Office at (989) 463-7304 or boxoffice@alma.edu for more information.

In addition to the live performances, video from the events will be available for livestreaming and download on the college’s website.

“Three Nights at the Opera” is possible thanks to a $15,000 grant, which was awarded to Alma College by the nonprofit organization Michigan Humanities Council, which is funded in part by the National Endowment of the Humanities, last year.

Free and open to the public