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The Velveteen Rabbit Opens Nov. 30 at The Old Creamery Theatre PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Shelly Klimes   
Monday, 25 November 2013 13:42
Amana, IA (Nov. 21, 2013) – The Old Creamery Theatre Company’s Theatre for Young Audiences is excited to announce the opening of The Velveteen Rabbit to start your family’s holiday season celebration. The show premieres on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 11 a.m. on The Old Creamery Theatre Main Stage; it runs through Saturday, Dec. 21.

In this delightful classic set to music, the Velveteen Rabbit longs to become real. Alone, forgotten, and teased by other toys, the Velveteen Rabbit’s world changes forever when he gets tucked into bed one night with the Boy. Illustrating the musings of the wisest toy in the box, will a toy become real once a child really loves it?

Directed by Sean McCall of Marengo, IA, the cast of The Velveteen Rabbit includes Tyler Brown of Nashville, TN; Katie Colletta of Rockton, IL; Jeff Haffner of Cleveland; Jackie McCall of Marengo, IA; Nikki Savitt of Arlington Heights, IL; Hannah Spina of Cedar Rapids, IA; and Alexander Quitman Volpi of Maysville, NC.

The Velveteen Rabbit is adapted from the classic story by Margery Williams, with book and lyrics by George Gray and music by Chris Talbert.

Shows are at 11 a.m. on Nov. 30, Dec. 7, Dec. 14, and Dec. 21. A weeknight performance is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19. Tickets are $8.50 per person. All seating is reserved. Walk-ins are always welcome if seats are available; however, reservations for The Velveteen Rabbit are highly recommended.

To order tickets, call the box office at 319-622-6262 or visit www.oldcreamery.com. The Velveteen Rabbit is sponsored by Scheels and 96.5 Kiss Country.

About OCTC

The Old Creamery Theatre Company (OCTC) is a not-for-profit professional theatre founded in 1971 in Garrison, IA. The company is celebrating 42 years of bringing live, professional theatre to Iowa and the Midwest. With programs for everyone, The Old Creamery Theatre brings productions to its 300-seat Main Stage and 70-seat Studio Stage throughout the year, and features an annual murder mystery dinner theater. The Old Creamery Theatre’s Theatre for Young Audiences offers children’s shows on the Main Stage. It also travels to schools across Iowa to perform shows with positive messages, and hosts summer camps for children. The Old Creamery Theatre is proud to be the oldest professional theatre company in Iowa. Visit www.oldcreamery.com for more information.

 
Establishment Theatre Anniversary PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QCCVB   
Monday, 25 November 2013 09:56
The Establishment Theatre is pleased to celebrate its third anniversary in The District of Rock Island with a special showing of Comedy Sportz on Wednesday, November 27th at 7 p.m.  The "Comedy Sportz Classic" is a family tradition that began in 2010 when Comedy Sportz opened its doors at The Establishment Theatre on the night before Thanksgiving. Tickets to the 3rd anniversary celebration of the Establishment are on sale by calling our box office at (309) 786-1111 or www.establishmenttheatre.com

 
Luther College students Cydney Roelandt and Michael Ehrecke to perform in 'Cabaret' PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Julie Shockey   
Thursday, 21 November 2013 08:36

DECORAH, IA (11/21/2013)(readMedia)-- Cydney Roelandt of Davenport, Iowa and Michael Ehrecke, also of Davenport, Iowa, will perform in the Luther College Department for Visual and Performing Arts production of "Cabaret," an award winning 1966 musical based on the play "I Am a Camera."

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15; 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21; 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22; and 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23.

Roelandt, the daughter of Bradley and Kelly Roelandt of Long Grove, Iowa, is majoring in theatre/dance at Luther. She is a 2010 graduate of Davenport West High School.

Tickets for the performance are $15 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under; available at the Luther Ticket Office, telephone (563) 387-1357 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Thursdays 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

The Luther performance of "Cabaret" will be directed by Jane Hawley, professor of dance, and Bobby Vrtis, assistant professor of theatre.

Upon its premiere, "Cabaret" was nominated for 10 Tony Awards, winning seven of them, including "Best Musical," "Best Original Score" and "Best Choreography."

"Cabaret" takes place in the 1930's in Berlin as the Nazi party is growing stronger. The plot follows the arrival of a young, American writer named Cliff Bradshaw, who has come to Germany to work on his novel. When visiting the Kit Kat Klub, a seedy cabaret, he meets an English performer, Sally Bowles and the two soon find themselves living together.

Through misadventures in love, work and rapidly changing political landscape of Germany, Cliff and Sally find themselves with an unplanned pregnancy in their hands and watching the struggles of their German landlady and her Jewish suitor at the beginning of the Nazi era.

The story is narrated in part by the omniscient Emcee of the Kit Kat Klub, whose flamboyant and increasingly dark musical numbers serve as a metaphor for the madness and disarray descending upon the world around them.

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USDA to Host Google+ Hangout on Local and Regional Food Systems and #MyFarmBill PDF Print E-mail
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Written by USDA Office of Communications   
Tuesday, 19 November 2013 16:59

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2013— ON THURSDAY, Nov. 21, USDA National Coordinator for Local and Regional Food Systems Elanor Starmer will lead a live Google+ Hangout to discuss the importance of a comprehensive Food, Farm and Jobs Bill to local and regional food systems. Starmer will be accompanied by a panel of experts, program recipients and future community leaders.

Local and regional food systems provide a multi-billion dollar market opportunity for America’s farmers, ranchers and food businesses. From the produce vendor at one of the nation’s 8,100 farmers markets to the operating 220 food hubs operating across America to the robust farm to school activities in each state, the expanding market opportunity for local and regional food continues to gain momentum.

View our fact sheet on Strengthening New Market Opportunities in Local and Regional Food Systems

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013

2 p.m. EST

 

WHAT: USDA will participate in a live Google+ Hangout to discuss opportunities in local and regional food systems and the critical need for a comprehensive Food Farm and Jobs Bill.

 

WHO: USDA National Coordinator for Local and Regional Food Systems Elanor Starmer, farmers, food businesses, and students all actively engaged in the local and regional food system.

WHERE: Hangout will be broadcast live on our USDA Google+ page as well as usda.gov/live. Submit your questions in advance on Twitter using hashtag #MyFarmBill or send to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . You can also leave a comment on the USDA Blog or Facebook.

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USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. To file a complaint of discrimination, write: USDA, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (866) 632-9992 (Toll-free Customer Service), (800) 877-8339 (Local or Federal relay), (866) 377-8642 (Relay voice users).

 
Luther College student Elisabeth Athas to perform in 'Cabaret' PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Julie Shockey   
Tuesday, 19 November 2013 15:55

DECORAH, IA (11/19/2013)(readMedia)-- Elisabeth Athas of Blue Grass, Iowa, will perform as part of the ensemble in the Luther College Department for Visual and Performing Arts production of "Cabaret," an award winning 1966 musical based on the play "I Am a Camera."

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15; 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21; 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22; and 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23.

Athas, the daughter of Mark and Vickie Athas of Blue Grass, is majoring in theatre and management at Luther. She is a 2011 graduate of Davenport West High School.

Tickets for the performance are $15 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under; available at the Luther Ticket Office, telephone (563) 387-1357 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Thursdays 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

The Luther performance of "Cabaret" will be directed by Jane Hawley, professor of dance, and Bobby Vrtis, assistant professor of theatre.

Upon its premiere, "Cabaret" was nominated for 10 Tony Awards, winning seven of them, including "Best Musical," "Best Original Score" and "Best Choreography."

"Cabaret" takes place in the 1930's in Berlin as the Nazi party is growing stronger. The plot follows the arrival of a young, American writer named Cliff Bradshaw, who has come to Germany to work on his novel. When visiting the Kit Kat Klub, a seedy cabaret, he meets an English performer, Sally Bowles and the two soon find themselves living together.

Through misadventures in love, work and rapidly changing political landscape of Germany, Cliff and Sally find themselves with an unplanned pregnancy in their hands and watching the struggles of their German landlady and her Jewish suitor at the beginning of the Nazi era.

The story is narrated in part by the omniscient Emcee of the Kit Kat Klub, whose flamboyant and increasingly dark musical numbers serve as a metaphor for the madness and disarray descending upon the world around them.

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