Get thee to a theater! 10 can’t-miss local productions this month

With the variety of offerings in Eastern Iowa, you won’t have to go far to find something for date night, the whole family or just a quiet evening for one. This seems particularly true in September. Shows continuing their runs include […]

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Nine disability friendly businesses in Iowa City to visit this holiday season

Here are a few suggestions for feel-good holiday giving from Seen & Heard, a new community integration project run by Systems Unlimited, which works to increase visibility for people with disabilities in Iowa City. Every single day since the project began in August, we’ve been out meeting with community leaders, enjoying Iowa City’s cultural opportunities […]

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Combined Efforts Theatre presents ‘Shell Shocked,’ a new play by Janet Schlapkohl

A new play opening this Friday at Combined Efforts Theatre was the result of a talk that theatre founder Janet Schlapkohl presented on shell shock to the Society of Medicine in Iowa City. Combined Efforts — an inclusive theatre for actors of all developmental abilities — opens ‘Shell Shocked’ on Friday, Dec. 15 and it runs through the weekend. […]

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A new artistic director helps Combined Efforts Theatre ‘LEAP!’ into 2016

CET Men's Choir

LEAP! Coralville Center for the Performing Arts — Monday, Feb. 29 at 7:30 p.m. Combined Efforts Theatre has a lot of exciting new things going for it: a new Artistic Director, new ensembles, new faces in their old ensembles and a new show, Leap!, this Leap Day to, well, “leap” into a brand new season. […]

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Iowa City’s InterDance celebrates a decade of taking dance from stage to street

MOvMNT Dance Company

          During the last weekend of April, downtown Iowa City will be inundated with dance. For the tenth year in a row, audiences will be treated to a series of free public dance performances, master classes and installations. InterDance, the nonprofit organization run by dancer Nora Garda, is the force behind […]

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Music is the Word to feature Combined Efforts for its holiday fare

Combined Efforts Men's Choir

Cocoa and Carols w/ Combined Efforts Men’s Choir Iowa City Public Library — Sunday, Dec. 20 at 2 p.m. This Sunday, spirits will be made bright at the Iowa City Public Library. The Music is the Word series will settle in to the holiday season with a Cocoa and Carols event, featuring the Combined Efforts […]

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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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