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'Scrooge & Marley' showing across U.S. this holiday season PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tracy Baim   
Friday, 16 November 2012 11:22

Los Angeles, Chicago week runs plus NYC, Philly, San Francisco and more

Soundtrack features Jason Gould, Matt Alber and more

CHICAGO -Sam I Am Films, producers of "Scrooge & Marley," a modern-day variation on Charles Dickens' classic holiday story, "A Christmas Carol," will show in more than a dozen cities this holiday season.

In Los Angeles, the film runs Nov. 21-27 at the Laemmle Playhouse 7 in Pasadena. In Chicago, the hometown film will run one week at the prestigious Music Box Theatre Nov. 29-Dec. 6, including an opening night gala with the actors and filmmakers.

The film will also be available on DVD and Blu-ray in December, and the soundtrack is now available. See
for links to purchase items.

Acclaimed out actor David Pevsner portrays Ben Scrooge while former Saturday Night Live star Tim Kazurinsky appears as the Ghost of Jacob Marley. The film also stars Rusty Schwimmer, Bruce Vilanch, Megan Cavanagh, Ronnie Kroell, David Moretti, Richard Ganoung, and JoJo Baby. It is narrated by Tony award-winning actress Judith Light. The stars at the gala opening include Pevsner, Schwimmer, Vilanch, Cavanagh, Kroell, Moretti and Ganoung.

"Scrooge & Marley" was shot in Chicago in May and also highlights a host of recognized theatrical actors who round out the cast: Drew Anderson, Christopher Allen, Nicholas Bailey, Allison Torem, Fawzia Mirza, Peter Mohawk, Becca Kaufman, Scott Duff, PJ Powers, Amy Matheny and many more.

Scrooge & Marley features a wide range of music from award-winning singers and bands, with a special end credit song performed by Jason Gould and written for the film by Marsha Malamet, Liz Vidal and Stephan Oberhoff. Other performers in the film and soundtrack include Matt Alber, BETTY, Linda Good, Amber deLaurentis, Becca Kaufman, Jeannie Tanner and more.

Following are the upcoming screenings of the movie (more to be added):

Nov. 21-27: Laemmle Playhouse 7, 673 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 310-478-3836, All shows 1 p.m. Special talk-back with actors Sunday, Nov. 25, 1 p.m.

Nov. 29-Dec. 6, Chicago's Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport,

Wed., Dec. 5, 2012, 7 p.m.: The Seattle at The Rendezvous JewelBox Theatre (2322 2nd Ave., Seattle) will serve as host with proceeds benefiting Social Outreach Seattle (SOSea). This special screening is being presented by The Seattle Lesbian. Tickets are $10 general admission and $25 VIP. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m., full bar and food menu available. Brown Paper Tickets: . Facebook event page: .

Thursday, Dec. 6: Tampa International Gay & Lesbian Film festival special screening. 8 p.m., $10, at Baywalk Muvico, 151 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Fla.,

Friday, Dec. 7, 8 p.m., Acorn Theater, 107 Generations Drive, Three Oaks, Michigan,

Saturday, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m., Wealthy Theatre, 1130 Wealthy Street SE, Grand Rapids, Mich., 616-459-4788,

Sunday, Dec. 9, 2 p.m., Cinema Center, 437 East Berry St., Fort Wayne, Ind., 260-426-3456, .

Sunday, Dec. 9, 4:30 p.m. at The Fleur Cinema, 4545 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, Iowa, 515-287-4545, $10; advance tickets available at the theater,

Thursday, Dec. 13, 7 p.m., Philadelphia Ritz East, 125 South Second Street, Philadelphia, Pa., 215-925-7900, Direct ticket link:

Thursday, Dec. 13, 7 p.m., Camelot Theatre, Palm Springs, 2300 E. Baristo Rd., 760-325-6565 Cast David Pevsner, Ronnie Kroell and David Moretti will do a post-show talk-back. Benefit for Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.

Sunday, Dec. 16, 3:15 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, Calif. In a double-header with "Hannah Free" starring Sharon Gless, 1 p.m., $8, start time, "Scrooge & Marley at 3:15 p.m., $10. Tickets available at the door prior to showtime,

Sunday, Dec. 16, 3:30 p.m., Little Art Theatre, 247 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 937-767-7671.

Tuesday, Dec. 18, 5:30 p.m., Nickelodeon Theatre, 1607 Main St., Columbia, SC,

Thursday, Dec. 20, 5 p.m., Landmark Theatres Sunshine Cinema, 143 W. Houston St., New York, NY. Tickets:

Friday, Dec. 21, 8:15 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 22 at 7:45 p.m.; and Thursday, Dec. 27, 7:45 p.m. at Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N., State Street, Chicago,

Friday, Dec. 21, 7 and 9 p.m., Reel Affirmations XTRA: Monthly Film Series, at Carnegie Institute for Science at 1530 P Street NW,

More screenings to be added in additional cities this December.

The film is also on Tugg, a new website that allows people to create their own theatrical screening of current and classic movies at local theaters. See .


"Scrooge & Marley" is a modern-day variation on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." Recounted from a gay sensibility, with heart, comedy and music, the magic of Dickens' timeless tale of a man's redemption at the holidays-thanks to the help of three ghostly spirits-comes alive from a fresh perspective that will appeal to audiences of every persuasion. The film is based on an original script by Ellen Stoneking, Knight and Timothy Imse. It was directed by Knight and Peter Neville. Producers of the film are Tracy Baim ("Hannah Free") and David Strzepek ("Foodgasm"), joined by several co-producers (Knight, Neville, Stoneking, Kroell, and Moretti) and noteworthy crew.

Full cast and production team bios at .

Twitter:!/ScroogeMarleyCH .

On Facebook see .

Holiday Gifts from Ballet Quad Cities PDF Print E-mail
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Written by D. Koster   
Friday, 16 November 2012 10:44
Upcoming Performances

The Nutcracker

December  1 & 2, 2012

Paramount Theatre Cedar Rapids, Iowa


December 8 & 9, 2012

Adler Theater Davenport, IA


for the Davenport performances in person at the Adler Theatre Box Office

or online at []

Join us after the Saturday evening December 8th 7:30pm performance for a special
reception to meet the dancers in the lobby of Hotel Blackhawk - light food will
be served compliments of Hotel Blackhawk


Love Stories


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


Our Gift to the Community

Friday, June 7th

Saturday, June 8th

Sunday, June 9th

Lincoln Park Theater

Rock Island, IL
Dec. 8 @ 1:00 PM

TCR's Summer(land) Holiday Giveaway PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Casey Prince   
Friday, 16 November 2012 09:23

TCR's Summer(land) Holiday Giveaway Begins Today!

Consider it an early holiday present from TCR to YOU.

Simply buy tickets to any opening weekend performance of Meet Me in St. Louis
(opens next Friday 11/23) and we'll give you an equal number of opening weekend tickets to the exciting new play The Summerland Project (opens in January) for FREE. 
Give them as gifts, or keep them for yourself, it really is that easy!

See the Fine (arts) Print at the bottom for more detail!

A Note from Meet Me in St. Louis Director, Casey Prince

During a time of year chock full of a sense of love and caring, it is appropriate that we are doing a show like Meet Me in St. Louis.  We are reminded of those simple things like family, love and devotion.  We are thankful for our home and those around us.  We take the time to ensure that they know how important they are to us.  We hope to say it with more than just a wrapped present, although sometimes we don't know a better way to say it.

No matter your faith, your story, your place, I believe we can all agree that there is a magic to this time of year.  For those that know this show, you'll know what I mean when I say that even something as simple as a trolley ride or anticipating the spring fair or realizing that your family isn't going to move is, well, magical.  I wholeheartedly believe that Meet Me in St. Louis will be a magical experience for all those that share in it.

On with the Show!


Give the Gift of Broadway this Holiday Season PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Adler Theatre   
Monday, 12 November 2012 14:59
Get Your Tickets Before the General Public

Give the gift of live entertainment this holiday season!
Get your tickets before the general public to the following Broadway blockbusters: A Chorus Line (Jan. 22), West Side Story (Feb. 18), Elvis Lives! (Mar. 22) and Rock of Ages (Apr. 24).  Click on "Find Tickets" below to purchase tickets in advance beginning on Monday, November 12 at 10:00 a.m. until Thursday, November 15 at 11:59 p.m.  Use the venue special offer code: ADLERTHEATRE 
A Chorus Line is the musical for everyone who's ever had a dream and put it all on the line.
West Side Story is the greatest love story of all time and remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever.
Elvis Lives! is an unforgettable multi-media and live musical journey across Elvis' life.
Rock of Ages, featuring the greatest songs of the '80s, is an awesomely good time about dreaming big, playing loud and partying on.

Fully Committed opens Nov. 29 on The Old Creamery Theatre’s Studio Stage PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Shelley Klimes   
Monday, 12 November 2012 13:48
Amana – Join The Old Creamery Theatre for a perfect holiday comedy this season. Fully Committed follows a day in the life of Sam, an out-of-work actor who mans the reservation line at an upscale Manhattan restaurant. Desperate callers will do or say anything to secure a table during the holiday rush while Sam tries to remain sane keeping track of it all, and at the same time find a way home for Christmas.

Fully Committed by Becky Mode, features a cast of 40 wildly diverse characters all played by Lisa Margolin of Iowa City. The show opens Thursday, Nov. 29 at 3 p.m. on the Studio Stage in Middle Amana and runs through Dec. 16.

Directed by Tom Milligan of West Amana, Full Committed is rated Theatre R for adult language. Tickets are $27 for adults and $17.50 for students. Show times are Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.

Walk-ins are welcome if seats are available. Reservations are recommended. Call the box office at 800-35-AMANA (352-6262) or visit us online at Student rush tickets are $12. No reservations accepted for rush tickets. Come to the box office no earlier than 30 minutes before a performance for this special rate. A student ID is required.

The Old Creamery Theatre Company is a not-for-profit professional theatre founded in 1971 in Garrison, Iowa. The company has been bringing live, professional theatre to the people of Iowa and the Midwest for 41 years.

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