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Theatre Cedar Rapids

Posted by Rob Cline | Nov 18, 2017

By the end of the Theatre Cedar Rapids production of Annie, you may want to adopt Evie Kunz, in the title role, yourself.

Posted by Rob Cline | Aug 1, 2017

Cedar Rapids writer Rob Merritt has seen his play, The Summerland Project, premiered as part of the Underground Festival in the intimate Grandon Studio at Theatre Cedar Rapids, produced on...

Posted by Rob Cline | Jul 12, 2017

Gail Naughton has announced she will retire in June 2018 from the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, an organization she has led since 2002. She is one of...

Posted by Rob Cline | Jul 2, 2017

For a story set in Thatcher-era England, 'Billy Elliot The Musical' has surprisingly strong connections to Eastern Iowa. There’s Alex Ko, an Iowa City native who played the title character...

Posted by Rob Cline | May 29, 2017

The short plays that make up The Bully Plays have all the subtlety of a punch to the gut. In the Theatre Cedar Rapids Grandon Studio under the direction of...

Posted by Rob Cline | May 26, 2017

'Amelia 2.0,' based on Rob Merritt's 'The Summerland Project,' premieres Aug. 4. -- video still Rob Merritt, well known throughout the region’s arts, journalism and nonprofit sectors, established himself as...

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 Genevieve Trainor | Mar 22, 2017

Last Thursday, March 16, when Theatre Cedar Rapids announced their 2017-18 season (see below), they welcomed with it a new executive director. Katie Hallman, most recently of New Orleans, took...

Posted by Sarah Jarmon | Feb 21, 2017

Assassins Theatre Cedar Rapids -- through March 4 It’s no secret that I’m not a Sondheim fan. And while Assassins pushes the boundaries of his typical style with more edge...

Posted by Rachel Korach Howell | Jan 16, 2017

Next Fall Theatre Cedar Rapids -- through Jan. 28 John Miersen (L) and Matthew James in Theatre Cedar Rapids' production of 'Next Fall' -- photo by Struttmann Photo Next Fall,...

Posted by Rachel Korach Howell | Nov 22, 2016

Disney's Beauty and the Beast Theatre Cedar Rapids -- through Sunday, Dec. 18 The castle denizens of TCR's 'Disney's Beauty and the Beast' -- photo by Struttmann Photo On opening...

Posted by Rachel Korach Howell | May 17, 2016

Disney's The Little Mermaid Theatre Cedar Rapids -- through June 12 Theatre Cedar Rapids was absolutely buzzing when we arrived for their production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Families everywhere....

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead at Theatre Cedar Rapids
Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Apr 21, 2016

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Theatre Cedar Rapids -- Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. Hannah Spina as Rosencrantz -- photo by Struttmann Photo. A good...

Hamlet at TCR
Posted by Sarah Jarmon | Apr 7, 2016

Hamlet Theatre Cedar Rapids -- through Apr. 16 Matthew James as Hamlet, in 'Hamlet' at Theatre Cedar Rapids. -- photo by Struttmann Photof I fell in love with Hamlet at...