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Written by Megan Flanagan   
Friday, 05 September 2014 16:50

Young Footliters presents Joseph Robinette’s adaptation of the C. S. Lewis novel The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe for 4 performances, September 12-14 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.  The production features 32 local children in 4th grade through 10th grades and is directed by Matt Falduto.  Hills Bank is the supporting sponsor.

Performances are at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts Friday, September 12 at 7pm, Saturday, September 13 at 2pm and 7pm, and Sunday, September 14 at 2pm.  Tickets are $7 - $12 and are available online at, by phone at 319.248.9370, and in person at the CCPA box office (1301 5th Street) and Coralville Recreation Center (1506 8th Street).

Robinette’s adaptation features the characters of the novel – the four children, the talking animals, the White Witch and her followers, and the great lion Aslan – in a timeless setting that contemporary children can identify with.   Director Falduto worked to create an empowering experience for the children who are in the cast and those in the audience, helping them understand the themes of the story.  For example, he says that as a child, he “loved that Edmund could screw up, find forgiveness, and then become the hero.  To me, that’s a very powerful message for our kids to learn.”  This adaptation also presents a strong, brave Susan and a Peter who finds strength in emotion and empathy, portrayed by real life siblings Emma and David Bluder.

Young Footliters is a program of the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts offering children and teens fun, creative, and educational theater arts opportunities in a safe, positive, and professional environment.  Young Footliters aims to produce quality productions and classes that promote responsibility, confidence, leadership, cooperation, and arts appreciation.


Clinton Area Showboat Theatre Announces an Eclectic and Exciting 2015 Season Lineup PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Matthew T. Miller   
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 13:42

CLINTON, IA., September 1, 2014—Clinton Area Showboat Theatre is excited to announce its 2015 summer professional season.

Clinton Area Showboat Theatre will open its 2015 season with Cats by Andrew Lloyd Webber (Phantom of the Opera, Evita and Jesus Christ Superstar). Cats ran on Broadway from 1982 to 2000, won seven TONY awards and remains the second longest running musical in Broadway history. Clinton Showboat’s reimagined production will open June 11.

The second production in the Clinton Showboat 2015 season is the music revue My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra. The professional company will perform the songs made famous by Sinatra including My Funny Valentine, Fly Me to Moon, The Best is Yet to Come, The Way You Look Tonight, All of Me, The Lady is a Tramp and many more. My Way will open June 25 at the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre.

The third production in this year’s season is Seussical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Seussical is a musical mash-up of the most famous stories and characters created by Dr. Seuss. This award winning musical is fun for the whole family and will open July 9th.

Steel Magnolias is the fourth title in the 2015 season and is the one non-musical presented this year. This touching comedy was presented on the Showboat stage in 2000 and was adapted into the popular film starring Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton and Sally Fields. Steel Magnolias will open July 23rd at Clinton Area Showboat Theatre.

The final production of the 2015 season is the powerful Pulitzer Prize winning musical Next to Normal. Originally appearing on Broadway in 2009, Next to Normal tells the story of a suburban mother dealing with depression and bipolar disorder while struggling to keep her family together. Next to Normal was nominated for eleven TONY awards and is one of only eight musicals in history to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Hailed by critics as a “landmark achievement in American Musical Theatre history,” Next to Normal is sure to be the most talked about production of the season and opens August 6th.

Season tickets for all five productions are available on the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre website, The Box Office is currently closed for the offseason but a message can be left at 563-242-6760

The Clinton Area Showboat Theatre is a Professional Non-Profit Summer Theatre located on the Mississippi Riverfront in Clinton, Iowa. Our mission is to provide superior artistic theatre and quality theatre education to the greater Clinton and Quad Cities area.



Last Chance to Catch 'Art'! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QC Theatre Workshop   
Friday, 29 August 2014 08:24

Only two shows left!

Last chance to catch "Art"!

Critics agree: Hilarious, hysterical, thrilling, viciously funny!

Performances are filling up...

Make Your Reservations Now!

Cash on Delivery Opens September 4 on the Old Creamery’s Main Stage PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lily Allen-Duenas   
Thursday, 28 August 2014 13:54

Amana- Cash on Delivery, opens September 4 and runs through September 28 on the Old Creamery’s Main Stage, with shows on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays at 2:00 pm and on Fridays and Saturday nights at 7:30 pm.

When con man Eric decides to get out of the scam business, things come unglued as the tenants he made up in order to collect government money, take on a life of their own. Throw in a social worker, a couple’s therapist, a grief counselor, a mortician, an unknowing fiancée and a worried wife and you have the perfect formula for hilarity in this fast-paced Michael Cooney comedy full of BIG laughs!

The cast includes Katie Colletta, David Q. Combs, Keegan Christopher, Jeff Haffner, Mike Long, Jackie McCall, Sean McCall, Thomasin Savaiano, Marquetta Senters, and Michael Sheridan. The director is Tom Schwans and the stage manager is Briana M. Maxwell.

Tickets are $28 for adults and $18.50 for students. Cash on Delivery is Rated PG. Sponsored by Capper Auto Group. Media Sponsors are City Revealed Magazine and KKRQ. Call the box office for tickets and information 319-622-6262 or visit us online at

Scott County Zoning Board of Adjustment August 27th PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian McDonough   
Friday, 22 August 2014 15:38
AUGUST 27, 2014

First Floor Board Room

Scott County Administrative Center

600 West Fourth Street

Davenport, IA 52801

4:00 P.M.


1. Call to order

2. Approval of Minutes: July 23, 2014 meeting

3. Public Hearing – Variance – Jay and Jean Semsch (applicants): Request for a front yard variance to allow a new 24’ x 27’ accessory pole building to be constructed on an existing concrete slab, and being located adjacent to the road right-of-way at 1678 260th Street, Part of the SW1⁄4 SE1⁄4, Liberty Township.

Public Hearing Procedure:

a. Chairman reads notice of public hearing.

b. Director reviews case.

c. Applicant/Representative speaks on behalf of request.

d. Public may ask questions or make comments.

e. Director makes staff recommendation.

f. Applicant may respond to comments and/or recommendation.

g. Board members may ask questions.

h. Chairman closes the public portion of the hearing. (No more comments from public or applicant.)

i. Discussion period to determine justification for decision.

j. Board members move to accept, reject, or modify request.

k. Final vote. Case closed. Three members of the Board constitute a quorum. The concurring vote of three members of the Board shall be necessary to reverse any decision or determination of the zoning administrator or to decide in favor of an application for a variance or conditions for a special use permit. The Board of Adjustment is “quasi-judicial” and not a recommending body. Therefore, any appeals to their decisions should be filed with District Court within 30 days of the meeting.

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