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Snoopy Loves Sparky! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lily Allen-Duenas   
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 15:43

The Old Creamery Theatre is offering free admission to all firefighters at the Friday, August 1 performance of Snoopy!!! The Musical on the Main Stage at 7:30 pm.

Reservations are recommended. Reserve by calling our box office at 319-622-6262. Please bring your badge or any sort of firefighter identification to show the box office staff.

Snoopy!!! The Musical, opens July 17 and runs through August 10 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. Tickets are $28 for adults and $10 for kids ages 5 to 18.

This is a family friendly show that is Rated G. Here’s a bit more about the show: It’s the world according to Snoopy! Come join Charlie Brown, Lucy, Peppermint Patty, Linus, Woodstock, and Sally as they celebrate the wisdom of Charles Schultz and the world’s most famous Beagle in this delightful musical that’s fun for the whole family.

Sponsored by Rockwell Collins. Media Sponsors are 96.5 Kiss Country and ICAN.

“The Giver: World Premiere Red Carpet Event” Coming to Select U.S. Cinemas on August 11 Only PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Fathom Events   
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 09:50
Fathom Events is joining The Weinstein Company and Walden Media to give movie fans across the country the unique chance to experience the glamorous red carpet for the Aug. 11 premiere of the highly anticipated new film “The Giver” as though they were invited guests with the cast and crew. In addition to seeing the full film, attendees  at “The Giver: World Premiere Red Carpet Event,” at 250 select theaters nationwide, will have the opportunity to interact with the film’s stars – Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift and Brenton Thwaites are among those scheduled to appear – as they speak directly to theater audiences from the red carpet.
It’ll be almost as if you’re there with the stars and creators of this exciting film, at 7 p.m. local time (live in ET, delayed for CT, MT and PT). And, just like a real film industry insider, attendees at “The Giver: World Premiere Red Carpet Event” will get to enjoy “The Giver” four days before its official theatrical release.
“The Giver: World Premiere Red Carpet Event” will be presented at the following cinemas in your area on Monday, Aug 11:
Cinemark Davenport 18 with IMAX 3601 E 53RD ST DAVENPORT IA 52807

TLP’s Comedy Stars Spread ‘Rumors’ PDF Print E-mail
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Written by James Beaudry   
Monday, 14 July 2014 12:58

Mount Carroll--Timber Lake Playhouse (TLP) presents the side-splitting comedy Rumors Thursday, July 17 through Saturday, July 26 starring ten performers who have quickly become some of the area’s favorite comedic actors.  Derek Bertelsen, who staged last year’s Spamalot, returns to direct the play by American comedy master, Neil Simon, about an anniversary party gone hilariously wrong.

Cody Jolly (Dr. Frankenstein in Young Frankenstein) and Allison Hunt (Elizabeth in Young Frankenstein) kick off the mayhem as Ken and Chris Gorman, married lawyers who arrive at the home of the Charlie Brock, deputy mayor of New York City, only to discover that their host seems to have shot himself and his wife is nowhere to be found. As more of their upperclass friends arrive, the Gormans conspire with Lenny and Claire Ganz, played by Matt Webb (Patsy in Spamalot) and Caroline Murrah (Sheila in An Inspector Calls), to make sure that everyone’s reputations are kept firmly intact, despite the mounting absurdity.

Analisha Santini and Grant Brown (Frau Blucher and Inspector Kemp/Blind Hermit, respectively,  in Young Frankenstein) are the next to arrive as Cookie and Ernie Cusak, a TV cooking host and her psychoanalyst husband. The farcical accusations and cover-ups continue to spin out of control with Glenn and Cassie Cooper, a bickering political couple, played by Gabriel Brown (Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat) and Lexie Plath (Inga in Young Frankenstein).

When the police arrive (Blake W. Price and Christian Chambers), it’s time for explanations, no matter how ludicrous they might seem. Director Bertelsen said, “The dream cast we have assembled for this play brings it to new comedic heights. Audiences already love them for their past work at TLP, and I think people are going to continue to be blown away by their talents.”

Neil Simon’s success as a comedic playwright and screenwriter is unmatched. His work includes The Odd Couple, Barefoot in the Park, Biloxi Blues, The Goodbye Girl, Sweet Charity, The Out-Of-Towners and Promises, Promises. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Lost In Yonkers.

Rumors performs evenings at 7:30 p.m., and there are 2:00 p.m. matinees on Sunday and Wednesday. There is also a Saturday matinee performance on the opening weekend at 3pm. Order tickets through the box office 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily at 815-244-2035 or any time at

This program is partially supported by a grant for the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, through federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.


Brucemore Outdoor Children’s Theater Presents: The Land of Lost Toys PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tara Richards   
Tuesday, 08 July 2014 14:20

Brucemore Outdoor Children’s Theater continues a tradition of placing imagination center stage with a Joe Link original, The Land of Lost Toys, July 23 – 26 at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. When Aunt Peggy is babysitting, her bedtime stories are usually beyond compare. Children and parents alike will be transported into a magical and mysterious world to help Jack and Jill find their way home to Aunt Peggy before it is too late. The Land of Lost Toys is Joe Link’s eighth original production on the Brucemore stage; previous plays include The Incredible Adventures of Captain Spoon, The Forgetful Pirate; The Princess Who Wouldn’t Wear Pink; Tyrannosaurus Fetch; and The Amazing Story Machine. Each year, the Brucemore Outdoor Children’s Theater promises an engaging performance sure to keep the young audience captivated and the adult audience entertained.

Brucemore’s natural amphitheater provides an enchanting backdrop for this 50-minute performance. Children and their adult chaperones are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs; no picnics please. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children under 10. Gates open at 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. Brucemore Outdoor Children’s Theater is sponsored by US Bank and media sponsored by ImOn Communications. Purchase tickets online at, by calling (319) 362-7375, by visiting the Brucemore Store located in the Visitor’s Center, or at the box office the night of the performance.

Experience Brucemore, an unparalleled blend of tradition and culture, located at 2160 Linden Drive SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. At the heart of the historic 26-acre estate stands a nineteenth-century mansion filled with the stories of three Cedar Rapids families.  Concerts, theater, programs, and tours enliven the site and celebrate the heritage of a community.  For more information, call (319) 362-7375 or visit


‘Pinkalicious the Musical’ Brings Beloved Books To Life PDF Print E-mail
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Written by James Beaudry   
Monday, 07 July 2014 13:00

Mount Carroll, IL-- The Magic Owl Children’s Theatre at Timber Lake Playhouse (TLP) presents an hour-long version of Pinkalicious the Musical, based on the books by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann July 8, 10, 11 and 12 at 2:00 pm. All tickets for Magic Owl shows are only $6.00 and partially sponsored by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. Each year, these subsidized Magic Owl shows introduce thousands of young people to the joy and magic of live theatre.

The musical tells the tale of Pinkalicious Pinkerton, who can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, and her brother --and some dancing birds and flowers--get involved, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this pink predicament. Pinkalicious the Musical is about learning the power of self-control and the importance of moderation.

The cast includes members of TLP’s professional resident company from all over the country including Anastasia Arnold, a recent graduate of Millikin University, in the title role. James Kolditz directs with choreography by Bethany Fay.

Pinkalicious the Musical has additional performances August 5, 7, 8 and 9 at 11:00 a.m. TLP is located at 8215 Black Oak Rd. in rural Mount Carroll, IL. Tickets are $6.00 and are available at the box office, by calling 815-244-2035 or visiting The show is appropriate for all ages. Early reservations are suggested, as many Magic Owl shows sell out.


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