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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Children's Theater production. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Vanessa McNeely   
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 13:21
Venture into the terrifying Black Forest with Snow White and her friends on July 13, 2013 when the Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT) and more than 45 local students, from the ages of six to sixteen, perform SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS. An original musical adaptation of this classic tale, sure to thrill audiences of all ages.

SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS will be presented at 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the Central Performing Arts Center, 519 E. 11th Street DeWitt, Iowa. Tickets are $8.00 each and are available online at, at the DeWitt City Hall; 510 9th Street, and at the door.

The Missoula Children’s Theater has been touring for 41 years from Montana to Japan, and will visit nearly 1,200 communities this year with up to 47 teams of Tour Actor/Directors.

The Missoula Children's Theatre residency in DeWitt, Iowa is brought to you by the Central Performing Arts Center with grants from The Giving Organization for Iowa Teens, The Alliant Energy Foundation, and The DeWitt Fine Arts Foundation.

News Releases - Stage & Theatre
Written by Lora Adams   
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 10:04

ROCK ISLAND, IL – The District Theatre (formerly Harrison Hilltop Theatre) has entered a new era.  The theatre, located in downtown Rock Island on 2nd Avenue has completed the process to become a non-profit theatre and has inducted a board of directors, which includes Bryan Tank, Deborah Shippy, Georgia Jecklin, Thomas Hanson, Joseph Maubach, Dana Copell, and Lora Adams.  Matt Mercer is the board president.

“I had wanted to complete the season as planned, but the board and I met and felt that rather than wait to implement our new business strategies with the beginning of the sixth season, we roll them out now,” said Tristan Tapscott, District Theatre Artistic Director.

“We looked at our projected expenses and revenue and made the decision to unveil our ‘new vision’ for the District Theatre immediately,” said board president, Mercer.  That new vision included changing some of the lineup for the remainder of the year, partnering with other arts organizations and producing special events like the upcoming roast of Tristan Layne Tapscott on July 20th.  The theatre’s website is undergoing a change and will be unveiled later this summer.

Opening June 28 is “Reasons to Be Pretty” followed by, James Fairchild's one man cabaret titled “Out of Character.”  New offerings begin August 1st with “Twelve Angry Men” “Let’s Face the Music,” a musical revue, in September; “The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs” in early October and “The Rocky Horror Show” in late October. November 15-24 will be “The Tempest” with and rounding out the year will be the critically acclaimed musical “A Christmas Carol” by Tapscott and Danny White running December 6 to 15.

“In many ways we are returning to our roots presenting a classic play, a new musical and a contemporary show this fall,” said Tapscott

The District Theatre formerly known as Harrison Hilltop theatre, opened in 2008 and moved to their Rock Island location in June 2011. At that time the theatre changed its name to better define its new location in The District of Rock Island.  


Moonlight and Magnolias opens July 11 on The Old Creamery’s Studio Stage PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Shelley Klimes   
Monday, 01 July 2013 14:53

Amana – Who’s not familiar with Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind? One of the screenwriters of the play, that’s who! Moonlight and Magnolias is the hilarious behind-the-scenes account of three men who spent a weekend locked in an office rewriting the screenplay for the movie, Gone With the Wind, while the cameras were already rolling. See what “really” happened as the producer and director act out key scenes for the screenwriter for what eventually became one of the greatest movies ever made.

A comedy by Ron Hutchinson, Moonlight and Magnolias opens July 11 on The Old Creamery’s Studio Stage in Middle Amana and runs through July 28. The cast consists of Sean McCall of Marengo, Nicholas Hodge of South Amana, Lisa Crosby Wipperling of St. Albans, Vermont and Adam Lewis of Monmouth, IL. Directed by Tom Schwans of New York City, Moonlight and Magnolias is rated theatre R for adult language.

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. Student rush tickets are available half an hour before performances. A student ID is required to get this special rate of $12 per ticket. Group rates for 15 people or more are available

Moonlight and Magnolias is sponsored by The Gethmann Foundation with Z102.9 as the media sponsor.

Call the box office at 800-35-AMANA 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.

Ballet Quad Cities Announces Upcoming Season PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ballet Quad Cities   
Tuesday, 25 June 2013 13:50

2013-2014 Season Schedule


Ballet Quad Cities' favorite vampire Domingo Rubio

returns as Dracula! Stunning choreography, lighting,

sets and costumes will keep you spell bound.

This is theater dance at its finest.

October 11 & 12, 2013

Scottish Rite Cathedral, Moline

October 19, 2013

Paramount Theater, Cedar Rapids


The Nutcracker

Join Clara as she escapes to a fantasy world of magical dance to save her Nutcracker Prince from the evil

Rat King. Live music provided by Orchestra Iowa.

December 7 & 8, 2013

Paramount Theater, Cedar Rapids

December 14 & 15, 2013

Adler Theater, Davenport


A story of Passion, jealousy, obsession and death, Carmen is the timeless tale of a feisty gypsy involved

in a fatal love triangle.

February 14 & 15, 2014

Scottish Rite Cathedral, Moline

The Ugly Duckling & Other Dances

An evening of dance just for fun!  Bring the entire family to see this well known fairy tale with a great message come to life. Whimsical choreography,

costumes and characters will dance into your heart!

February 21, 2014

North High School Holzworth Auditorium

Davenport, Iowa

This performance is not included in the season ticket package

Spring is in the Air

Introducing for the first time at the Adler Theatre, Igor Stravinsky's famous Rite of Spring as

Ballet Quad Cities premieres their interpretation of

one of the most inspiring and challenging ballet's

ever  written.  Live music provided by Orchestra Iowa.

April 5 & 6, 2014

Paramount Theatre, Cedar Rapids

April 12, 2014

Adler Theatre, Davenport

Ticket Information

2013-2014 Season

Ballet Quad Cities Season Tickets are on sale now!

Season ticket package includes the Quad Cities performances of Dracula, The Nutcracker, Carmen & Spring is in the Air.

Save time and $$ when buying a season ticket package!

Adults - $90; Seniors/Military - $80; Youth - $60

Early Bird package incentive:

Purchase before September 13, 2013 and receive 2 complimentary youth tickets ($24 value) to the February 21st performance of

The Ugly Duckling & Other Dances

Single Performance Tickets are also Available:


Quad Cities Performance:

Tickets are $22 - adults; $12 - age 18 and under

Contact Ballet Quad Cities at 309.786.3779


Cedar Rapids Performance:  Ticket prices vary

Contact Orchestra Iowa by calling 319.366.8203

or online at



featuring Orchestra Iowa

Quad Cities Performance:  Ticket prices vary

On sale August 1st through the Adler Theatre Box Office


Cedar Rapids Performance:  Ticket prices vary

Contact Orchestra Iowa by calling 319.366.8203

or online at


Quad Cities only

Ticket Prices: $22 - adults; $12 - ages 18 and under

Contact Ballet Quad Cities at 309.786.3779



Quad Cities only

Ticket Prices:

$22 - adults; $12 - ages 18 and under
Children 5 and under - FREE
Contact Ballet Quad Cities at 309.786-3779


featuring Orchestra Iowa

Quad Cities Performance:  Ticket prices vary



Cedar Rapids Performance:  Ticket prices vary

Contact Orchestra Iowa by calling 319.366.8203

or online at

Youth Theatre Workshops at Timber Lake Playhouse PDF Print E-mail
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Written by James Beaudry   
Monday, 24 June 2013 08:29

Mount Carroll, IL-- Timber Lake Playhouse (TLP) will host its annual week-long theatre immersion workshops for teens July 15-19 in Mount Carroll. A one-day workshop for children ages 8-12 will be offered on Saturday July 13. Each year, 20 teens experience intensives in acting, dance, creative writing, theatrical design and improvisation. The program is taught by TLP company members who are also dance and theatre teachers. The week culminates with an original performance incorporating all of the elements covered in the workshops.

This year’s teachers include Cameron Turner, an award winning dance teacher in the Chicagoland area,  and Joseph Capstick, who teachers both acting and dance. Executive director, James Beaudry, who has taught in both New York and Chicago, oversees the program.

Classes are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The all-inclusive price is only $125 for the week. This includes a prepared lunch every day. Teens are given the chance to work with the resident company and experience “behind the scenes” of a working professional theatre. Additional classes are held across the street at Timber Lake Resort. Each student will receive a complimentary ticket Monty Python’s Spamalot, which runs from August 1-11.

The one-day workshop for kids is only $25. That program runs from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes a ticket to TLP’s 2 p.m. production of Seussical, a musical based on the books of Dr. Seuss.

To sign up for the either the week-long (July 15-19) or one-day (July 13) workshop, call 815-244-2035 or email Space is limited. TLP is located at 8215 Black Oak Rd. in rural Mount Carroll, IL. Additional tickets to Seussical may be purchased at $6. Additional tickets for Monty Python’s Spamalot are $15-$23. For more information, visit


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