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Cedar Rapids Theatre

Posted by Rob Cline | Jul 3, 2017

Leslie Charipar is facing cancer by doing what she does best: creating. -- photo courtesy of Leslie Charipar By any measure, Leslie Charipar has lived through a couple of lousy...

Posted by Rob Cline | May 9, 2017

The fairy dust does its job in the Theatre Cedar Rapids production of the musical version of 'Peter Pan.' Under the direction of Leslie Charipar, with musical direction by Benjamin...

Posted by Letters | May 2, 2017

The human brain is fickle. Our memories are unreliable. For instance, I can’t remember the first time I heard David Bowie’s Young Americans, or watched Gene Wilder in Blazing Saddles,...

Joseph Anderson's 'Feeding' in the Theatre Cedar Rapids Underground New Play Festival
Posted by James Trainor | Jan 21, 2016

Underground New Play Festival Theatre Cedar Rapids -- Opens Friday, Jan. 22 Joseph Anderson's 'Feeding,' directed by Ken Van Egdon. L-R: Lindsay Vincent, Justin Heins, Jeremiah Barnhart, Denise Allamand --...

Janelle Lauer
Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Dec 21, 2015

On February 26, Next to Normal opens at Theatre Cedar Rapids. It's the sixth show of their 82nd season. It won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 2010 and was...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Dec 3, 2015

Illustration by Becky Laff The Nutcracker The Englert Theatre ($16-$18) Fri., Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 5, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sun., Dec. 6, 2 p.m. and 6:30...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Nov 19, 2015

Joe Hill's Last Will CSPS Hall -- Saturday, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. On Nov 19, 1915, after a questionable trial over a trumped-up murder charge, labor activist and songwriter...

Pippin
Posted by Jorie Slodki | Jun 3, 2015

The Corridor has seen its share of plays about princes on quests during recent years. For the final production of its inaugural season, Revival Theatre Company...

Posted by Jorie Slodki | Mar 20, 2015

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel, The Great Gatsby, has been the bee’s knees in recent years after director Baz Luhrmann released his 2013 film extravaganza...

A playwright's laboratory
Posted by Jorie Slodki | Oct 7, 2014

This year marks Theatre Cedar Rapids’ (TCR) fifth year hosting its Underground New Play Festival — quite an achievement considering the festival’s humble...

Into the Woods
Posted by Jorie Slodki | Sep 22, 2014

If you have ever gone beyond Disney movies and read the original versions of fairy tales, you know that they aren’t exactly for kids. They use fantastical...