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Written by Megan Flanagan   
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 10:44

Dazzling and Unique Blend of Puppetry, Technology and Dance As Seen on America’s Got Talent

The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts is thrilled to bring Lightwire Theater’s production of DiNO-LIGHT to the Coralville on Tuesday, November 11, with a public performance at 6:30pm and a special 12:30pm matinee for school groups.

Created by Corbian Visual Arts and Dance, DiNO-Light (also known as Darwin the Dinosaur) is a heart-warming original story that features a friendly dinosaur who wanders away from home and discovers a world of creatures who light up the darkness and help him find the true meaning of love. The story is told through electroluminescent puppetry, music, sound, and movement and has delighted children and adults around the world.

Tickets for the 6:30pm performance on Tuesday, November 11 are $16 for adults and $12 for children 12 and under and are available online at, by phone at 319.248.9370, and in person at the CCPA box office and Coralville Rec Center.  Special group pricing is available for the 12:30pm matinee performance; those interested can learn more by calling 319.248.9372.

Corbian creators Ian Carney and Corbin Popp met while dancing in Twyla Tharp’s Broadway show Movin’ Out. They immediately connected over their mutual love of art, theater, and technology.  After they discovered a product called EL wire, they developed puppetry based creatures that quickly gained personality.  “EL wire” is short for electroluminescent wire: unlike black lights, the technology can be powered by batteries and requires no theatrical lighting.

Based in New Orleans, Lightwire Theater rose to national prominence through its appearance on America’s Got Talent in 2012, where the group made it to the semi-finals, and has toured extensively.  Lightwire Theater will be competing on the truTV series FAKE OFF, which premieres on October 27.

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; 15 school events took place at the Center in the 2013-2014 school year. The Center was named 2012 Member of the Year by the Iowa City/Coralville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.


BAT BOY opens in one week! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QC Theatre Workshop   
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 10:23

Bat Boy the Musical opens at the QC Theatre Workshop this Friday, October 24.

The cult hit musical-comedy opens just in time for Halloween. It can be enjoyed at 1930 Wilkes Ave in Davenport

Click here to make your reservations!

2013 Tony Award Winner, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Opens on the Old Creamery Theatre's Studio Stage on October 30 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lily Allen-Duenas   
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 10:16

Amana- Christopher Durang’s new comedy, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, opens October 30 and runs through November 16 on the Old Creamery’s Studio Stage, with shows on Thursdays and Sundays at 2:00 pm and on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm.

Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, the master of contemporary absurd comedy tells the tale of comically dysfunctional siblings who wait....and wait, for something exciting to happen. Enter their movie star sister and her much younger boy toy, ready for a costume party that could change their lives forever.

The cast includes: Patrick du Laney, Natalie Schmit, Marquetta Senters, Hannah Spina, Nina Swanson, and Jim Vogt. The show is directed by Tim Butterfield who holds a B.A. in Theater from Brooklyn College, an M.F.A. in Directing from Yale’s New School for Drama and works regularly as a director, writer, and fight choreographer. He has worked Off-Broadway, Off-off Broadway, and regionally.

Tickets are $28 for adults and $18.50 for students. Special $12 student rush tickets are available thirty minutes before performances. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is Rated Theatre R for strong language. Call the box office for tickets and information 319-622-6262 or visit us online at

The Old Creamery Theatre is a not-for-profit professional theatre founded in 1971 in Garrison, Iowa. In 2014, the company is celebrating 43 years of bringing live, professional theatre to the people of Iowa and the Midwest.

Davenport Junior Theatre Presents SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Richard Martin   
Monday, 20 October 2014 11:05

Adapted by Daniel DP Sheridan

Join Snow White as she goes on an adventure to learn the true meaning of beauty.  Oh!  And along the way she meets seven pretty awesome little friends!

Saturday, October 18 : 3pm & 7pm
Sunday, October 19 : 3pm
Saturday, October 25 : 3pm & 7pm
Sunday, October 26 : 3pm

$6.00 for anyone 3 years and up, $8.00 for adults, tickets sold at the door

(Show runs approximately 70 minutes)

Passion of Dracula PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QCCVB   
Monday, 20 October 2014 10:23

Augustana College Theatre Department produces The Passion of Dracula on October 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 at 7:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Sundays at Bergendoff Hall, 3701 7th Avenue in Rock Island. This version of the Dracula legend based on the 1897 Bram Stoker novel is set in the English countryside in 1911 where several village girls have died under mysterious circumstances. Dr. Sweard presides over a nearby mental hospital that has acquired a new resident-Count Dracula! A trio of doctors, a young reporter, and a stouthearted English lord battle the Count for possession of the lovely heroine. With a dash of Holmesian sleuthing in the Baskerville hound country setting, our heroes save the heroine and dispatch the Count in the traditional manner.

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