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Moline High School's Dessert Theatre PDF Print E-mail
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Written by M. McNeil   
Friday, 24 February 2012 14:56
To celebrate the AMAZING accomplishments of Moline High School’s speech and drama team, Encore! is hosting the annual Dessert Theatre THIS Friday, February 24 at 7:30 in the MHS cafeteria.

Donations of $5 will be taken at the door.  Attendees will receive a drink, an array of fantastic desserts and a fabulous show featuring the STATE winners.

PIR (Performance In the Round): "The Legacy Quilt" FIRST PLACE in the STATE

Original Oratory: "Once Bitten, Twice Shy", Jenna Pautsch, SECOND PLACE in the STATE

Humorous Duet Acting: "Gutenberg the Musical", Alex Haifa and Peter David McNaught, SIXTH PLACE in the STATE

Other Encore! members will also be performing. The media is invited to see the show and interview the actors and the coach.

Moline's Encore team has annually sent competitors to the IHSA State Speech tournament since 2009.  Encore's Performance in the Round (PIR) has been Regional Champion every year since 2009, while also garnering the Sectional Campion title over the last 3 years.  In 2011, their PIR took the title of State Runner-Up.

 
Murder Rides Again extended! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Shelley Klimes   
Friday, 24 February 2012 14:52
Amana – The Old Creamery Theatre and the Ox Yoke Inn are pleased to announce that due to sold out shows Murder Rides Again, will be extended. The comic murder mystery dinner theatre at the Ox Yoke Inn opened Feb. 3 and has enjoyed so much success that additional shows are scheduled on March 23 and 24.

Written by James Daab, Murder Rides Again is set in the Old West and features your favorite Old Creamery folk including Ian Zahren, Sean McCall, Amber Snyder, Deborah Kennedy, Nicholas Hodge and Jackie McCall. The show was scheduled to close March 3.

Tickets are $45 per person for dinner and the show. The special menu for Murder Rides Again comes with soup, salad, choice of entrée, beverage, and dessert. Reservations for the additional shows are now being taken. Call the Ox Yoke, Amana at 800-233-3441.

The media sponsor for Murder Rides Again is City Revealed Magazine.

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

 
Moline High School's acting troupe state results PDF Print E-mail
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Written by M. McNeil   
Thursday, 23 February 2012 16:38
Congratulations to members of Encore!, Moline High School's Speech Team & Acting Troupe, got first in the state this weekend in Peoria for its Performance in the Round.  Members include:
Rowan Crow
Mariah Logan
Abbey Lasek
Britta Engstrom
Autumn Loose
Kaitlyn Wehr
Ellen Wells
Katy Deadmond
Sadie Buckles
Allison Condit
Jennie White
Micah SantAmour Bernas
Alejandro Raya

Receiving second place was senior Jenna Pautsch in the Original Oratory category.

Peter David McNaught & Alex Haifa received 6th place in the Humurous Duet Acting.

These acts will be performed this Friday as part of the school's Dessert Theatre.  The actors will perform in the round at the school's cafe at 7:30 pm.  $5.00 tickets at the door...the ticket price includes dessert.  Show begins at 7:30pm.

 
Moline High School actors went to state last weekend! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Christopher Thomas   
Tuesday, 21 February 2012 09:08
Congratulations to members of Encore!, Moline High School's Speech Team & Acting Troupe, who are headed to state this weekend! Moline has individual and duet winners as well as a group effort called "Performance in the Round".  They were crowned Sectional champs last weekend and are headed to the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, IL on February 18-19, 2012 for the state competition.

Here are the 2012 Regional winners who will be competing this weekend...

Jenna Pautsch
REGIONAL CHAMPION: Original Oratory
REGIONAL CHAMPION: Declamation

Peter David McNaught & Alex Haifa
REGIONAL & SECTIONAL CHAMPIONS: Humurous Duet Acting

Performance in the Round
REGIONAL & SECTIONAL CHAMPIONS

The Cast of Performance in the Round
Rowan Crow
Mariah Logan
Abbey Lasek
Britta Engstrom
Autumn Loose
Kaitlyn Wehr
Ellen Wells
Katy Deadmond
Sadie Buckles
Allison Condit
Jennie White
Micah SantAmour Bernas
Alejandro Raya


While the following students aren't advancing to State, they also garnered many accolades as well:

Raksha Madhavan
Regional 2nd Place Extemporaneous Speaking
REGIONAL CHAMPION Special Occasion Speaking

Ross Hughes
REGIONAL CHAMPION Prose Reading
Regional 3rd place impromptu Speaking

Bennett Stewart
Regional 3rd Place Humorous Interp

Clare VanEchaute & Travis Meier
Regionals 2nd Place Dramatic Duet Acting

Travis Meier
Regional 3rd place Original Comedy

Peter David McNaught
Dramatic Interpretation 4th Place


Moline's Encore team has annually sent competitors to the IHSA State Speech tournament since 2009.  Encore's Performance in the Round (PIR) has been Regional Champion every year since 2009, while also garnering the Sectional Campion title over the last 3 years.  In 2011, their PIR took the title of State Runner-Up.

 
Riverside Theatre Presents Annual Monologue Festival Walking the Wire: This Will Never Work March 2-11, 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sarah Burnett   
Monday, 20 February 2012 15:27

Iowa City, IA –Some ideas sound crazy, others really are…creating a homemade medical device, falling in love with a Barbie doll, channeling direct orders from God, moving to a far away city to chase a dream.

Walking the Wire, Riverside Theatre’s annual festival of original work from playwrights across North America, will bring to the stage a wide variety of potentially implausible scenarios as part of this year’s theme, This Will Never Work.

This year’s Walking the Wire is directed by Riverside Theatre Artistic Director Jody Hovland. The show is sponsored by Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT).

Walking the Wire has all the theatricality of an aerial act - a single performer telling a story in a single spot of light. And this year’s theme insures plenty of daring twists and turns as well,” Hovland said.

With over 100 submissions from across the U.S. and beyond, the dozen monologues reflect a diverse range of original work from playwrights both near and far.

The 12 playwrights whose work will be presented are: Brent Boyd (North Hollywood, CA); Dave Carley (Toronto, ON); Ron Clark (Iowa City); Mark Harvey Levine (Pasadena, CA); Deborah Magid (Cleveland Heights, OH); Gordon Mennenga (Iowa City); Mike Moran (Mount Vernon); Amanda Petefish-Schrag (Maryville, MO); Gwendolyn Rice (Madison, WI); Janet Schlapkohl (Iowa City); Jen Silverman (Astoria, NY); and Amy White (Mount Vernon).

Three area writers, Clark, Moran and Schlapkohl, will perform their own work, with an additional cast of actors including Tim Budd, David Busch, Fannie Hungerford, Katherine Smith and Jessica Wilson. 

Walking the Wire runs March 2-11. Showtimes are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $28 for adults, $25 for 60 and over/30 and under, $15 for youth (18 and under). $15 student rush tickets are available 20 minutes before curtain on a first come, first served basis for any remaining seats. Tickets can be purchased online at www.riversidetheatre.org, by phone at (319) 338-7672 or at the Riverside Theatre Box Office. The Box Office is located at 213 N. Gilbert St, Iowa City. Box Office Hours are: 12 - 4 p.m. Monday – Friday, and one hour before performances.

 

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Performance Schedule

Friday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 4 at 2 p.m.

Thursday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 11 at 2 p.m.

 

 
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