Stage & Theatre
Theatre Cedar Rapids Call for Actors PDF Print E-mail
News Releases - Stage & Theatre
Written by Theatre Cedar Rapids   
Friday, 05 July 2013 11:40
July 1, 2013 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa - Theatre Cedar Rapids will hold auditions for the upcoming musical production of The Music Man in Concert at:
  • 6pm to 9pm MONDAY July 8th       (Kids)
  • 7pm to 10pm TUESDAY July 9th   (Adults)
  • 7pm to 10pm WEDNESDAY July 10th   (Adults)
Those wishing to audition only need to attend one of the times.

With an expected chorus of 80 local singers and performers, this is a collaborative event between Theatre Cedar Rapids and Orchestra Iowa, in an evening of incredible singing with classics such as: "76 Trombones" "Shipoopi" "Goodnight My Someone" and other favorites from one of the greatest and most beloved musicals of all time.  To be performed at The Paramount Theater with Orchestra Iowa and Conducted by Maestro Timothy Hankewich September 26-29, 2013.

Those auditioning are asked to prepare music selections in advance based on the part but may be asked to sing any of the selections listed. Prerecorded accompaniment will be used for auditions; these tracks are available online at the Theatre Cedar Rapids website.

Roles and audition numbers:

 

HAROLD HILL :

  • 76 Trombones or Till There Was You

MARIAN PAROO:

  • Good night My Someone

Chorus:

  • 76 Trombones, Goodnight My Someone or Wells Fargo Wagon

AMARYLLIS

  • Wells Fargo Wagon

MARCELLUS:

  • Shapoopi verse 1 and refrain

WINTHROP:

  • Wells Fargo Wagon or Gary, Indiana

**Pick a Little" ladies, Mayor Shinn, Eulalie Shinn, Ms. Paroo etc. will all be chosen out of the CHORUS cast.

More About THE MUSIC MAN...

An affectionate paean to Smalltown, U.S.A. of a bygone era, Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band he vows to organize - this despite the fact he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain's fall. 

This award-winning, critically acclaimed Broadway classic is an all-American institution, thanks to is quirky characters, charmingly predictable dramatic situations, and one-of-a-kind, nostalgic score of rousing marches, barbershop quartets and sentimental ballads which have become popular standards. 

By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, THE MUSIC MAN is family entertainment at its best.

Director & Music Director: Cameron Sullenberger

Choreographer: Alisabeth Von Presley

Assistant Director: Brian Glick

For more information on this show, the roles available, or to check out a script, call 319-366-8592 or go to www.theatrecr.org. All auditions will take place at Theatre Cedar Rapids, 102 3rd Street SE.

 
D.A.V. NEWSLETTER – July-August 2013 PDF Print E-mail
News Releases - Stage & Theatre
Written by George Nickolas   
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 15:41

Quad Cities Chapter No. 2 News

The Chapter will meet on July 11, 7:00 p.m. at the Hickory Gardens, 3311 Hickory Grove Road in Davenport.  Key item is plans for the For-Get-Me-Not Drive this fall.  Tentative dates are September 13 and 14.  We have set those dates with Wal-Mart.  Members who can work a two hour shift should contact Commander Paul Janecek at 563-386-3533.  At our July meeting we will have sign up sheeting with proposed working shift printed on them.

Future meetings: No meeting in August.  There will be a regular meeting September 12; October 10; November 14; and no meeting December.  We will give a schedule for 2014 in our November Newsletter.

DAV Auxiliary

We CAN NOT URGE DAV AND DAVA MEMBERS ENOUGH to find an Auxiliary member or member candidate to come to our next meeting.  Call Mrs. Janecek at 563-386-3533 or Beverly Cherryholmes at 563-332-5161. Auxiliary meeting will be same time as Chapter meeting.

AMVET’S POST 144 – MEETING INFORMATION

PLACE:  Hickory Gardens     DATE:  June 24 2013   TIME:  5:00 P.M.

Come to enjoy the fellowship, good food, and a productive meeting.  We will have information about out Picnic (inside not outside).  Because of the storm, I did not attend the June 24th meeting.  I would have told you that our indoor picnic has been scheduled for September 15 at Biaggi’s Ristoranti Italiano @ 5195 Utica Ridge Road in Davenport, Iowa.  The time is 5:00 p.m.  You MUST make reservations or you may not have a seat at the table!!!

HOW HAVE WE ALLOWED GOVERNMENT TO VIOLATE OUR 4TH AMENDMENT?

When we vote we put our faith and trust in those we elect to office.  Today, we know that some of these people disregard the “Oath” they take and violated your rights under the 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  The revelations by a whistleblower and some of the media has exposed spying upon a vast number of citizens of this country is most alarming.  For those who have read Orwell’s 1984 it has come to pass.  We are not safe from the spying of our Government in the safety of our own home.  An abuse of power greater than anything we have known in the History of the United States.   I can tell you I am concerned and you should be also.  We must demand Congressional investigations be conducted.  The Speaker of the U.S House of Representatives has indicated that if all of this spying is true that people need to go to jail.  The leaders of this spying need to be put in jail!  Elected officials who have been involved need to be removed from office.

Every veteran needs to write the Speaker and ask him to do what he said.  We need to call our two Senators and Congressmen to start action.  I believe we have a legal right to be safe in our homes.  Amendment IV (1791) James Madison wrote the following:  “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, house, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be search and the persons or things to be seized.”  Madison said it then and it means the same today!

 
Rockhurst University Holds 93rd Annual Commencement PDF Print E-mail
News Releases - Stage & Theatre
Written by Katherine Frohoff   
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 14:13

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Rockhurst University awarded more than 700 degrees at its 93rd annual commencement ceremony Saturday, May 11, at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo.


In keeping with the student-centered focus at Rockhurst, the program featured two student speakers: Katie Marie Birkenfeld, Kearney, Neb., who received a Bachelor of Arts in English and philosophy; and Andrew Christopher Kurz, Sedalia, Mo., who received a Master of Occupational Therapy.


Rockhurst University is one of 28 Catholic, Jesuit universities in the United States. It seeks to challenge students while providing a supportive environment for intellectual and personal growth. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Rockhurst among the top Midwest Regional Universities. Rockhurst is the only institution in the Kansas City area to have earned the community engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.


The following students were candidates for degrees:

Julie Garnaas of Bettendorf, Master of Science, Communication Sci & Disorders

Gabriella Binion of Davenport, Master of Business Administrtn, MBA.

 
BEMIDJI STATE UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES ITS SPRING SEMESTER DEAN'S LIST PDF Print E-mail
News Releases - Stage & Theatre
Written by Valerie Mason   
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 14:09
Bemidji, MN (June 27, 2013) - The Spring Semester Dean's List was released by Dr. Martin Tadlock, vice president for academic affairs at Bemidji State University, and included Melissa Youngblut from Davenport, Iowa. Bemidji State students carrying 12 or more semester hours during any one term and earning at least 3.25 (B-plus) grade point average are listed on the Dean's List.

-30-

 
‘THE MUSIC MAN’ Cast His Spell at TLP PDF Print E-mail
News Releases - Stage & Theatre
Written by James Beaudry   
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 13:27

Mount Carroll, IL-- Executive Director James Beaudry directs and choreographs The Music Man, one of the most beloved musical comedies of all time, at Timber Lake Playhouse. The show, a valentine to the American small town in a more innocent time,and was last seen at TLP 24 years ago, opens Friday, July 5 for only 12 performances.


Meredith Willson’s classic story of a fast-talking salesman who knows nothing about music but sells bands to unsuspecting small towns until he meets his match in a piano playing librarian became an instant hit in 1957 and has since been turned into two films and seen countless productions all over the world. Songs like “Seventy-Six Trombones,” “Till Theatre Was You,” “Goodnight My Someone,” “Lida Rose” and  “Marian The Librarian” are now American standards. The score, the dances and the timeless and hilarious writing still delight audiences of all ages.


Cody Jolly of Atlanta and Sarah Larson of Milwaukee star as Harold Hill and Marian Paroo. TLP favorites Time Wessel and Judy Knudtson return to play Marcellus and Mrs. Paroo, respectively. Featured in the show are Matthew C. Webb and Hannah-Jo Weisberg, as well as fifteen performers from the region including Will Boze and Vivian Lobdell, both of Sterling, IL, in the roles of Winthrop and Amaryllis. Cindy Blanc of Monroe, WI vocal directs and Emily Bressler of Mount Carroll directs the musicians.


“Classic musical comedy is one of the most american arts forms, and it’s also one of the hardest to get right,” Beaudry said. “But the commitment of the cast to creating a fun and spectacular show that celebrates a kind of mythical small town Americana, is turning The Music Man into a show that I think our audiences will just love.”


The Music Man runs July 5-14 for 12 performances only. TLP is located at 8215 Black Oak Rd. in rural Mount Carroll, IL. Tickets are $15-23 and are available at the box office, by calling 815-244-2035 or visiting www.timberlakeplayhouse.org. The show is appropriate for all ages, and a few performances are already sold out. Opening July 9, TLP will also present Seussical, an hour-long musical based on the books of Dr. Seuss for children and families. All tickets for Seussical are $6.


Full Cast List:


Harold Hill …........................................................................ Cody Jolly

Marian Paroo …............................................................... Sarah Larson

Charlie Cowell  …................................................................. Brad Field (Mount Carroll)

Mayor Shinn ….................................................................... Matt Webb

Eulalie MacKecknie Shinn ….................................. Hannah-Jo Weisberg

Marcellus Washburn …........................................................ Tim Wessel

Mrs. Paroo .................................................................... Judy Knudtson

Winthrop Paroo  …................................................................. Will Boze (Sterling)

The School Board

Ewart Dunlop ….................................................... Elliot Marach

Oliver Hix …...................................................... Gilbert Domally

Jacey Squires ….................................................. Alex Johnson

Olin Britt …........................................................... Brandyn Day

Tommy Djilas ….............................................................. Zak McMahon

Zaneeta Shinn …................................................... Genna-Paige Kanago

Amaryllis …..................................................................... Vivian Lobdell (Sterling)

Alma Hix  …....................................................................... Terrie Miller (Savanna)

Maud Dunlop …................................................................... Lexie Plath

Ethel Toffelmier …............................................................. Tayloir Pace

Mrs. Squires .......................................................... Kathleen Brinkmeier (Pearl City)

Constable Locke ….......................................................... Kevin Strunk  (Morrison)

Gracie Shinn ….............................................................. Kallie Zuidema (Sterling)

Citizens of River City ….................................................... Joe Capstick,

Caden Foster (Sterling), Elise Foster (Sterling), Abby Frank-Taylor, Angie Lobdell (Sterling), Natalie Masini, Dylan Passman, Levi Skoog (Chadwick), Kallie Timmons (Lyndon), Katie Woods (Savanna), Morgan Zuidema (Sterling)




###

 
<< Start < Prev 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 Next > End >>

Page 70 of 161