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LeClaire Chamber of Commerce ANNOUNCEMENTS - Friday 12/14/2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by LeClaire Chamber of Commerce   
Monday, 17 December 2012 15:13
Now through December 21st - Online Voting for the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Annual Awards. Each Chamber Member is invited to vote. Winners and Nominees of the Annual Awards will be announced at the Chamber Annual Dinner that will be Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Steventon's Go to to vote. Thank you in advance for your participation!
Asbury United Methodist Church – 1809 Mississippi Blvd. , Bettendorf , IA. Rev. Dr. Kerrin Kirkpatrick.  563-355-5218. Asbury is a place of vital worship and exciting ministry. Our Sunday traditional service at 8:30 am and contemporary service at 11:00 am are filled with wonderful music that lifts praise and centers us in prayer. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:45 am.
Nate Bird has also joined the Chamber.  Welcome Nate!
Now through December 22 – The Sweet Life will be open on Fridays & Saturdays from 11-4 until Christmas offering all kinds of treats such as cupcakes, cake pops, brownies and cookies as well as sweet gifts for the holidays!
Now through January 6th – Enright’s LeClaire Super Car Wash – “Holiday Token Sale ”7 tokens for $20 – each token has a value of $6.00. Tokens Make Great Gifts! Stock up for Winter!
Now through the Holidays – Faithful Pilot - Let Chef Robert and his culinary team take care of your next get together. No party is too large or too small. Holiday gathering, retirement, birthday, or just inviting friends over, we want to take care of it for you. Contact Emily 563-289-4156.
Now through the Holidays – Crane and Pelican Whole pies for the Holidays: Pumpkin, Pecan, Apple, Chocolate Cream pies, and Pineapple Rum Upside down cake. Order at (563)289-8774 or at the restaurant. Must be picked up on Saturday 12/22.

December 15th: Family Night at the Rec Center The LeClaire RecCenter, 429 N. 3rd Street (Corner of 3rd Street and Ferry) 5:30-8:00 p.m. $2.00 per person. 3 years old and under free. Games and Crafts at 5:30, Open Gym starts at 6:30. Soup, Pizza $2 per slice, other concessions available.  Come have Holiday Fun at the Rec Center !
December 18th - Who says you can’t have a free lunch? The First Presbyterian Church in LeClaire offers free lunch to anyone in LeClaire once a month. Anyone, any age, regardless of need is invited. 11:30-12:30 at the LeClaire Civic Center
December 18th - Crane & Pelican Café - Dinner Featuring the Music of "Quartrio" Beginning at 5:00 p.m. Quartrio is a String Quartet will perform background music throughout dinner plus a formal concert after the 4 course meal. Details and reservations:
December 31st – Faithful Pilot - New Years Eve 2012 - Seating available 5, 7, and 9pm - 563.289.4156. And, from 11pm-1am, Chef Robert and his culinary team are preparing some bites for you to ring in the New Year. $15 per guest with champagne toast.
December 31st – Crane and Pelican Café - 3 Seatings for New Year's Eve 4pm, 6pm and 8pm. $49.95 for 3 courses including a glass of ChampagneDetails and Menu at
January 8th – Chamber Networking Luncheon – Crane and Pelican - noon
January 26th - Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner – Steventon’s
The River Cities’ Reader Annual Best of the QC Survey Vote online at now to February 1, 2013. There are fifty questions, but you only have to answer 15 or more to make your ballot count.  Results will be published in the Spring of 2013. Pass this link along and vote for your favorite area eating and drinking establishments!
Meals for Seniors at the First Presbyterian Church, LeClaire every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12 noon. Good food and a time to visit with others. Please call 563-289-3646 and make a reservation 2 days in advance.
Trivia Nights in LeClaire at the LeClaire Civic Center
2013 Trivia Nights:
January 12th - LeClaire Community Library
February 9th Coe Noack Memorial Scholarship
April 6th - LeClaire Little League
April 27th - Civic Club
May - LeClaire Lions TBD
June 8th - Buffalo Bill Museum
LeClaire Trivia Nights have raised over $95,000 for local non-profit organizations! Thank you for your continued support!
LeClaire Park Board Special Events Calendar (clip and save)
Spring 2013 - Spring Fling Easter Egg Hunt ( Hollyhock Park )
Spring 2013 – Cinco de Mayo
French Market Days 2013 -May 18th, plant exchange, sale benefiting Parks Dept.
Summer 2013 - City-Wide Water Explosion ( Hollyhock Park )
Summer 2013 - Bike Parade & Decorating
Summer 2013 – Tug Fest and visit the Chamber on FaceBook!

Happy Holidays from all of us at Ballet Quad Cities PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ballet Quad Cities   
Thursday, 13 December 2012 08:51

Upcoming Performances

If you missed our live performance of

The Nutcracker, you can still watch the production on Iowa Public Television

Monday, December 17th at 8:00pm and Sunday, December 23rd at 3:00pm

Go to to check your local listing

Love Stories

Saturday, February 16th, 1:00pm & 7:30pm

Scottish Rite Cathedral, Moline, IL



Saturday, April 20th, 1:00pm & 7:30pm

Adler Theater  Davenport, IA


Ballet Under the Stars

FREE PERFORMANCE - Our Gift to the Community

Friday, June 7th

Saturday, June 8th

Sunday, June 9th

Lincoln Park Theater, Rock Island, IL


We are closing in on 1,000 FANS!


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The Old Creamery auditions for 2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Shelley Klimes   
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 13:57

WHAT:  Old Creamery Theatre Company 2013 Auditions

WHEN: Saturday January 26, 2013, from 1pm – 5pm and Sunday January 27, 2013, from 2pm – 5pm

WHERE:  The Old Creamery Theatre Main Stage, 39 - 38th Ave. Amana, IA 52203

Audition by appointment. Appointment may be made beginning January 7, 2013 by calling The Old Creamery business office at (319) 622-6034. Actors should prepare two short contrasting monologues (max. 1 minute each). At least one monologue should be a comic piece (preferably contemporary). In addition to the short monologues, singers should prepare 16 to 32 bars of one (or two contrasting) song(s) sung a cappella or with recorded accompaniment. (A CD player will be available – no accompanist will be provided but there will be access to a piano). Please bring a current headshot and resume.

Seeking Equity and non-Equity adult performers of various ages (College age and up) to fill paid positions in The Old Creamery’s 2013 Main Stage, Studio, and Old Creamery Theatre for Young Audiences seasons.

A limited number of performance internships are available. Internships typically involve onstage and backstage work on our Theatre for Young Audiences productions and/or Camp Creamery theatre workshops. Internships may or may not include performance opportunities providing EMC weeks. Membership and applicable weeks in Equity’s EMC program are available for regular Main Stage productions only. (EMC is not available for Old Creamery Theatre for Young Audiences productions or Studio Stage productions).

One technical internship is also available for a candidate with lighting and sound experience.

Internships can begin as early as March, but typically have summer or fall start dates and most require fall availability. All internships include housing plus a $225 per week living stipend. Intern duties involve all aspects of theatre and may include but are not limited to: performing, costuming, set work, assistant stage management, house management, props, lighting, sound, promotions, assistant teaching, box office, and concessions assignments.

Information regarding the full 2013 season of plays is available on our website at .

If you are unable to attend these auditions, please send a headshot and resume to:
Sean McCall - Artistic Director
The Old Creamery Theatre Company
39 - 38th Ave.
Amana, IA. 52203

Or electronically to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Release from Bella Sala and The Old Creamery Theatre PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Shelley Klimes   
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 13:47
Amana – The Old Creamery Theatre Company and Bella Sala will bring you an evening of great food and entertainment on Saturday, January 19.

The evening begins at 5 p.m. when the doors to Bella Sala will open for cocktail hour followed by dinner at 6 p.m. The menu includes smoked pork loin, zesty herbed chicken, party potatoes, California blend vegetables, bread and salad. A cash bar will be available.

The Old Creamery Theatre Company will then take to the stage at 7 p.m. to perform Talley’s Folly by Lanford Wilson. The play is a romantic comedy set in an old boathouse in rural Lebanon, Missouri in 1944. The story follows two unlikely sweethearts, Matt Friedman and Sally Talley, as they once and for all settle their feelings for one another. Talley’s Folly features Old Creamery favorites Deborah Kennedy and Tom Milligan and is sure to be a treat for all.

Tickets for dinner and the show are $45 per person and can be purchased by calling Bella Sala at (319) 545-4255. Purchase of a full table (8 seats) includes a complimentary bottle of white and red wine served with dinner.

Bella Sala is located at 3232 Jasper Ave. NW in Tiffin.

Theatre Cedar Rapids Call for Actors PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Theatre Cedar Rapids   
Monday, 10 December 2012 12:53
December 12, 2012 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa - Theatre Cedar Rapids will hold auditions for the upcoming musical production Legally Blonde at 7 p.m. Sunday, December 16, and Monday, December 17, 2012.

Casting descriptions below are based on "can look to play," not necessarily actual ages.  In addition to roles detailed below, an ensemble of character actors, singers and dancers (both men and women) is required for feature roles throughout the show.  Some performers with additional skills (play instruments, tumbling ability, etc) and two dogs are to be cast.  Specifically a small dog (like a chihuahua) and a large dog (like a bull dog).  Dogs should be able to bark, sit and come on command.  Send photos and details via email to the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for consideration of your pet.  Please note, no pets at the scheduled auditions.

At this time, no preparation is required for auditions other than familiarity with the show.  Auditioners should be prepared to dance, sing and read from the show unless they are confident they will only accept roles that do not require all three.

Roles available:

Principal Roles

  • Elle Woods - Soprano Belt - Gb2 - G5
    • Female, 20's. Excellent actor / singer / dancer. The quintessential Valley Girl who follows her ex-boyfriend to Harvard Law School and realizes that she has more to offer than just a pretty face and a bubbly personality
  • Margot / Serena / Pilar - Soprano Belt - G#3 - F5
    • 3 Females, Late Teens - 20's. Excellent actors / singers / dancers. California Sorority girls who act as Elle's Greek Chorus.  Margot is ditzy, Pilar is sassy, Serena is Starbucks and Spray Tan obsessed.
  • Paulette Buonofuonte - Soprano Belt - A3 - A5
    • Female, 20's - 40's. Excellent actor / singer.  A brash and funny hair stylist who is friends with Elle and longs to find a man for herself
  • Vivienne Kensington  - Soprano Belt - A3 - F5
    • Female,  - 20's. Excellent actor / singer. A smart and savvy law student who initially dismisses Elle, but grows to be her friend
  • Brooke Wyndham  - Mezzo-Soprano - A3 - G5
    • Female, 20's - 30's. Excellent actor / singer / dancer. An exercise video star who is also a former sorority girl. Must be good at jumping rope.
  • Enid Hoops -  Soprano Belt - G3 - G5
    • Female, Late Teens - 20's. Excellent actor / singer. A mousy, intellectual law student
  • Emmett Forrest  - Tenor - B2 - A4
    • Male, 20's - 30's. Excellent actor / singer. A smart and sensitive law student who takes Elle under his wing
  • Professor Callahan - Baritone  - A2 - F#4
    • Male, Late 30's - 50's. Excellent actor / singer. A pompous and manipulative law professor at Harvard
  • Warner Hunter III  - Tenor - Eb3 - Ab4
    • Male, Late Teens - Early 30's. Excellent actor / singer. A good-looking, but pompous guy who breaks Elle's heart
  • Kyle Brendan O'Boyle: the UPS Guy - Dancer
    • Male, 20's - 40's. Good dancer. A great-looking, in-shape employee of the United Postal Services.

Supporting Roles

  • Elle's Mom - Alto - C4-E5
    • Female, 30's - 50's. Good mover / singer / actor. Elle's socialite, country-clubing mother
  • LeiLani and Kate  - Alto - Bb3 - Eb5
    • Female, Late Teens - 20's. Excellent singer / dancer. Elle's other  sorority sisters
  • Aaron Schultz -  2nd Tenor
    • Male, Late Teens - 20's. Excellent singer. Harvard Student.
  • Sundeep Padamadan  - Baritone / Tenor
    • Male, Late Teens - 20's. Excellent singer. Foreign Harvard Student
  • Grandmaster Chad  - High Baritone
    • Male, Late Teens - 20's. Excellent Character Actor / Hip Hop Singer / Hip Hop Dancer.
  • Elle's Dad - Baritone  - D3 - E#4
    • Male, 30's - 50's. Good mover / singer / actor. Elle's rich, golfer father
  • Dewey - Actor
    • Male, 20's - 40's. Character actor. Paulette's trailer- trash ex-boyfriend.
  • Nikos Argitakos - Actor
    • Male, Late Teens - 30's. Character actor. Brooke's pool boy. Witness against Brooke. Gay AND European
  • Carlos - Tenor
    • Male, Late Teens - 30's. Character actor / singer. Boyfriend of Carlos.  Big money note at the end of "There!, Right! There!"
  • Winthrop, Lowell, Pforzheimer
    • 3 Males, Late 20's - 50's. Good actors / singers. Harvard admissions board. Three different, quirky and funny  characters.
  • Chutney Wyndham - Actor
    • Brooke Wyndam's step daughter, affected by her "station" and marginally psychotic
  • Other Roles
    • Judge, Reporter, Whitney, Shop Owner, Courtney, Harvard Students, Delta Nu Sisters, Nail Customers, etc, could be played by the characters listed above in named roles.

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