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Ian Sodawasser to perform in Culver-Stockton's annual musical PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Heidi Lanier   
Tuesday, 10 September 2013 15:36

CANTON, MO (09/10/2013)(readMedia)-- Ian Sodawasser, junior musical theatre major from Davenport, Iowa has been cast in Culver-Stockton's production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown." Sodawasser will appear as Schroeder. Performances will be in the Mabee Little Theatre, located in the Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center and are scheduled for Sept. 19-21 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee Sept. 22 at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students. "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown" is presented as part of Culver-Stockton College Family Weekend activities and is part of the college's Academic and Cultural Affairs program. The musical is suitable for audiences of all ages.For ticket information and reservations, call the C-SC Fine Arts Office at 573-288-6346.

Culver-Stockton College, located in Canton, Mo., is a four-year residential institution in affiliation with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). C-SC specializes in experiential education and is one of only two colleges in the nation to offer the 12/3 semester calendar, where the typical 15 week semester is divided into two terms, a 12-week term and a 3-week term.

Lombardi opens Sept. 19 on The Old Creamery’s Studio Stage PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Shelly Klimes   
Friday, 06 September 2013 15:16

Amana – 1958 begins a whole new era for the Green Bay Packers when Vince Lombardi is named head coach for a team that has not had a winning season for more than a decade.

Who could have known that Lombardi’s reign would take the Packers to new heights and their coach would become a legend? A look into the real life of famed coach Vince Lombardi and how he inspired all those he met. You don’t have to like football to love this play!

Written by Eric Simonson, Lombardi is based on the book “When Pride Still Mattered – A Life of Vince Lombardi,” by David Maraniss. Directed by Angie Toomsen of Cedar Rapids, the cast of Lombardi consists of, Tyler Brown of Nashville, Tenn., William Groth of New York City, Kevin Moore of Coralville, Justin Reid of Coral Springs, Florida, Marquetta Senters of South Amana and Alexander Volpi of Maysville, North Carolina.

Tickets are $27.50 for adults and $18 for students. Show times are Thursdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Group rates for 15 people or more are available. Lombardi is rated Theatre R and runs through Oct. 6.

Lombardi is sponsored by The Gethmann Foundation with media sponsor WMT-AM.

Call the box office 319-622-6262 or visit the website at for tickets or more information. Walk-ins are always welcome if seats are available.

Reservations are highly recommended.

The Old Creamery Theatre Company is a not-for-profit professional theatre founded in 1971 in Garrison, Iowa. The company is celebrating 42 years of bringing live, professional theatre to the people of Iowa and the Midwest.

"How I Learned To Drive" Opens Tonight PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QC Theatre Workshop   
Friday, 06 September 2013 15:13
Season 2 begins tonight with "How I Learned to Drive"!

Don't miss this powerful, funny, devastating, Pulitzer Prize-winning play, which features an incredible cast of local actors!

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Written by Coralville Arts   
Friday, 06 September 2013 14:52

ASL Interpretation Made Possible By Funding from Old Capitol Sertoma Club

The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts and City Circle Acting Company of Coralville are pleased to announce that American Sign Language interpretation will be available at five upcoming performances. Funding for this program comes from Old Capitol Sertoma Club.

The included productions are:

·        Monty Python’s Spamalot, Sunday, October 27 at 2pm

·        A Christmas Carol, Sunday, December 15 at 2pm

·        Love, Loss, and What I Wore, Sunday, February 16 at 2pm

·        Jesus Christ Superstar, Sunday, April 6 at 2pm

·        Teen Musical production TBD, June 15

More information about these productions is available at  Patrons requesting seating in view of the ASL interpreters can call 319.248.9372 for tickets.

Old Capitol Sertoma is a service club of members from the Iowa City-Coralville area. The club's stated civic goal is to provide assistance and aid to those with hearing, speech, and other communicative disorders. In addition to assisting individuals with hearing and speech devices, the club locally provides funding and assistance for programs and devices at agencies and organizations such as the Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Clinic, the Center for Disabilities and Development at the University of Iowa, the Englert and Riverside Theatres, the University of Iowa theatres, and the Iowa City Public Library. The club's other civic purpose is to educate regarding our country's national heritage through sponsorship of an essay contest each year for eighth grade students in Johnson County that focuses on current issues that tie into our country's national heritage.  Old Capitol Sertoma also provided funding for the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts’ assisted listening devices.

Owned and operated by the City of Coralville, the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts is dedicated to enriching the community and contributing to the vitality of Coralville by offering an accessible, affordable venue for a variety of performances, presentations, and public and private events.  The 472 seat theater opened August 26, 2011 and has hosted performances from City Circle Acting Company, Orchestra Iowa, Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, Dan Knight, Lola Astanova, Lorie Line, Judy Carmichael, Jim McDonough, Nolte Academy of Dance, and many others.  Coralville schools are also able to use the Center free of charge up to three times per year; 16 school events took place at the Center in the 2012-2013 school year. The Center was named 2012 Member of the Year by the Iowa City/Coralville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.


Ballet Quad Cities Announces Nutcracker 2013 Auditions PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Diane Koster   
Tuesday, 03 September 2013 12:53

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Rock Island, IL – Ballet Quad Cities’ will present Tchaikovsky’s famous The Nutcracker ballet in partnership with Orchestra Iowa this December.  Auditions for the community cast will be held on Saturday, September 7studios for supporting roles in the performances.

Before auditioning it is important that all candidates read and understand the mandatory requirements and expectations of the cast members performing in The Nutcracker productions. 

This information can be found on Ballet Quad Cities’ website:

Only dancers present at the age-appropriate auditions will be considered for a role.  Dancers are asked to please arrive early to fill out registration forms.  Auditions will begin promptly on the hour.

8:30am Studio opens (613 17th St, Street, Rock Island, Illinois)

9:00am 12 years old and up

10:00am 8-11 year olds

11:00 6 & 7 year olds

The Nutcracker will be performed on December 7th and 8th at the Paramount Theater in Cedar Rapids, IA (not all cast members will be performing in Cedar Rapids) and on December 13th, 14th and 15th, 2013 at the Adler Theatre in Davenport, Iowa.

Ballet Quad Cities leadership is excited to continue its partnership with Orchestra Iowa during their 2013-2014 season.  The two premier state arts organizations in their respective fields will once again team up for two amazing productions. In December, they present Tchaikovsky’s famous The Nutcracker ballet and in April, Stravinsky’s mesmerizing Rite of Spring.  Both productions will be staged at both the Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids and the Adler Theatre in Davenport.

Call Ballet Quad Cities at (309) 786-3779 with questions.

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