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The Stage: On the hunt for humor

Camo, the musical

If you have always wanted to see a hunting-themed musical, but don’t want to give up a small fortune (and your self-respect) to see the proposed Duck Dynasty musical in Las Vegas, then this is your shot. Combined Efforts Theatre (CET) and Iowa City Community Theatre (ICCT) are collaborating on an original musical by CET […]

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‘Revival Theatre Company’ launches inaugural season

Children of Eden

Even though September has only just begun, the 2014-2015 theatre season is already proving to be one of tremendous growth for professional acting opportunities in Eastern Iowa. In August, the new professional company Old Capitol Opera debuted with its production of Chicago. This week, Revival Theatre Company will be starting its inaugural season as a semi-professional musical theatre. […]

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Opening tonight: The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Les Mis

Two theatre productions kick off this evening, with The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Les Misérables opening at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts and Theatre Cedar Rapids, respectively. The Mystery of Edwin Drood Coralville Center for the Performing Arts — June 20-22 ($12-$27) Have you ever wished that the concept of “choose your […]

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Coming to a living room near you: Are You There, George?

Are you there George?

During the talkback following the first public performance Are You There, George?, a one-woman play designed to be performed in living rooms, one audience member brought up the bygone concept of the “drawing room play.” In Victorian times, playwrights would write plays with small casts and simple production needs so that people could perform them […]

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