Opera House Remembered, Alberta Hacker-Frost

Memorable Moments       From the Sturgis Journal, 2006, by Terry Katz: “COLON – Alberta Hacker-Frost was 16 when she stepped inside Hill’s Opera House in Colon for the first time. That was in the spring of 1934. Now, … Continue reading

The Opera House That Colon Forgot

  The Opera House That Colon Forgot     From The Colon Express newspaper, July 13, 1950: “Surely this is a building of which all citizens of Colon may well be proud.” These words were penned 52 years ago by … Continue reading

The Hill Opera House is Built 1896

Ever heard of an elegant storeroom? HODGE PODGE Joe Ganger   In April of 1896 ground was broken to begin construction of the opera house located on State Street in Colon. In case you never heard of it, before the … Continue reading

Hill Opera House, Tom Thinnes

Hill Opera House     From Marquee Magazine, by Tom Thinnes, Kalamazoo Gazette, COLON, Michigan – The 81-year-old Hill Opera House, being restored to its heyday when it spotlighted the greats of the world of magic, is open for public … Continue reading

Hill Opera House

  From The Colon Express newspaper, August 11, 1981: “Hill Opera House is no longer in use, but on center stage are the memories of many performers. Located on State Street on the second and third floor above Citizens State … Continue reading