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January 2020

The Diary of Anne Frank

January 24 @ 7:00 pm - February 9 @ 7:00 pm
Des Moines Community Playhouse, 831 42nd Street
Des Moines, 50312
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“Where there’s hope, there’s life.” – Anne Frank Wendy Kesselman’s adaptation of the original, Pulitzer Prize award-winning script by Goodrich and Hackett draws from previously unpublished parts of Anne Frank’s real-life diary. For nearly two years, Anne, her father, mother, and sister, joined with the Van Daan family, hide in a secret annex space above her father’s former office in Amsterdam as the Nazis deport the Jews of Holland to their deaths. In her secret attic, Anne comes of age:…

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24 Hour Play Festival & Silent Auction

January 25 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
RHCR Theatre, 1200 2nd avenue SE (lower level)
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA 52403 United States
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$15

Our wildly popular 24 Hour Play Festival & Silent Auction is back on January 25th! All plays will be written, rehearsed, & performed in a 24 hour period. This family friendly event is the kick off to our 2020 Season and is always tons of fun with lots of laughs! This year the event will be at out home space, RHCR Theatre, 1200 2nd Ave SE, Lower Level/Red Doors. The silent auction begins at 6:00 pm and the festival starts…

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RHCR Theatre Presents “Write. Act. Watch” 6th Annual 24 Hr Play Festival & Silent Auction

January 25 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
RHCR Theatre, 1200 2nd avenue SE (lower level)
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA 52403 United States
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$15

Rich Heritage of Cedar Rapids Theatre is hosting our 6th annual season fundraiser, "Write. Act. Watch." A 24 Hour Play Festival and Silent Auction! The event will be taking place at RHCR Theatre, and will feature works of six original, never-been-seen plays... all written, directed, and performed within a 24 hour period. Here's how it works: Six writers and six directors are chosen from a sign up list. They meet the (Friday) evening before the event, and the writers draw…

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February 2020

Tinker Bell

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - March 8 @ 7:00 pm
Des Moines Community Playhouse, 831 42nd Street
Des Moines, 50312
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Do you believe in fairies? Because they believe in you! Of all the stories told about Neverland, Tinker Bell’s has gone untold. Until now. Witness the origin of one of the most famous fairies in literature, from her first encounters with cherished children’s characters like Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and Wendy Darling, to her triumph at the Battle for Neverland.

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Trifles & How The Vote Was Won

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - March 1 @ 2:00 pm
Story Theater Company, 625 S. Dayton Ave.
Ames, 50010
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Join us for two one-act plays chosen in acknowledgement and celebration of the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote. One drama and one comedy, they are tied together by themes of feminism, intrigue, and unexpected conclusions. "Trifles" explores a murder case out on the farm of Mr. and Mrs. John Wright, where the men search for clues to the murder and the women make a surprising discovery inside the house. "How The Vote Was Won" takes a slightly extreme…

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March 2020

Singin’ in the Rain

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - April 5 @ 7:00 pm
Des Moines Community Playhouse, 831 42nd Street
Des Moines, 50312
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What a Glorious Feeling! Silent movies are out. “Talkies” are in! Unfortunately for famed movie star Don Lockwood, his leading lady’s comically harsh and squeaky voice is ill-suited for the switch. When their next film is converted into a talking picture, the studio must bring in aspiring actress Kathy Selden to voice all of its female star’s speaking and singing parts. Sparks fly between Kathy and Don in this charming love story that will give everyone the same glorious feeling…

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The Bold, the Young & the Murdered

March 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Webster City Community Theatre, 1001 Willson Avenue
Webster City, 50595
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$12

The long-running soap opera The Bold and the Young is in its last days: its hunky hero has self-esteem issues, its villainous old man is more interested in soup, and its heroines are slightly psychopathic. The executive producer gives the squabbling cast an ultimatum: Complete one episode overnight or the show dies. But when the director ends up murdered, and other cast members start dropping like flies, it seems like his threat might actually come true. Can these misfits discover…

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ICTA Convention 2020

March 27 - March 28
Des Moines Community Playhouse, 831 42nd Street
Des Moines, 50312
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ICTA Convention 2020, March 27 & 28, 2020 in Des Moines, IA.

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April 2020

Pippi Longstocking

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - May 17 @ 7:00 pm
Des Moines Community Playhouse, 831 42nd Street
Des Moines, 50312
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Rules are made to be broken. On the outskirts of town stands a ramshackle house. It may not seem like much until you peek through the railings. Then there’s a horse on the porch, a monkey in the kitchen, and a freckle faced, red-pigtailed, whirlwind of a girl in mismatched stockings presiding over all! This is the domain of Pippilotta Delicatessa Windowshade Mackrelmint Ephraim’s Daughter Longstocking. She has what she needs to get by, and if she doesn’t she’ll make…

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The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - April 26 @ 9:00 pm
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Two evening performances, Friday and Saturday, 7 PM and one afternoon performance, Sunday, 2 PM.
Sumner-Fredericksburg High School Auditorium, 802 W 6th St
Sumner, IA 50674 United States
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$8.00

Dramatized by Joseph Robinette from the story by C.S. Lewis this production recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting Narnia. Come and experience the the temptation of Edmund by the witch, the slaying of the evil wolf by Peter, the witnessing of Aslan's resurrection, the crowning of the four new rulers of Narnia, and more. This…

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The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe

April 25 @ 2:00 pm - April 28 @ 4:00 pm
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Two evening performances, Friday and Saturday, 7 PM and one afternoon performance, Sunday, 2 PM.
Sumner-Fredericksburg High School Auditorium, 802 W 6th St
Sumner, IA 50674 United States
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$8.00

Dramatized by Joseph Robinette from the story by C.S. Lewis this production recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting Narnia. Come and experience the the temptation of Edmund by the witch, the slaying of the evil wolf by Peter, the witnessing of Aslan's resurrection, the crowning of the four new rulers of Narnia, and more. This…

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The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe

April 26 @ 2:00 pm - April 29 @ 4:00 pm
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Two evening performances, Friday and Saturday, 7 PM and one afternoon performance, Sunday, 2 PM.
Sumner-Fredericksburg High School Auditorium, 802 W 6th St
Sumner, IA 50674 United States
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$8.00

Dramatized by Joseph Robinette from the story by C.S. Lewis this production recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting Narnia. Come and experience the the temptation of Edmund by the witch, the slaying of the evil wolf by Peter, the witnessing of Aslan's resurrection, the crowning of the four new rulers of Narnia, and more. This…

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May 2020

Leaving Iowa

May 29 @ 7:00 pm - June 14 @ 7:00 pm
Des Moines Community Playhouse, 831 42nd Street
Des Moines, 50312
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For anyone who’s ever been on a family vacation and laughed to tell about it. Don Browning, a middle-aged writer, returns home to put his father’s ashes to rest. When Don discovers that Grandma’s house in now a grocery store, he has a new mission – to trek across Iowa to find a proper resting place – and he’s dragging his entire family along with him! Join Don and his family on a family road trip that will bring them…

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June 2020

Frozen JR

June 19 @ 7:00 pm - June 28 @ 2:00 pm
Ames City Auditorium, 520 6th St.
Ames, 50010
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A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

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July 2020

The Sound of Music

July 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Webster City Community Theatre, 1001 Willson Avenue
Webster City, 50595
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$15

A tuneful, heartwarming story, it is based on the real life story of the Von Trapp Family singers, one of the world's best-known concert groups in the era immediately preceding World War II. Maria, the tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey, becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children, and brings a new love of life and music into the home

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Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical

July 10 @ 7:00 pm - August 2 @ 7:00 pm
Des Moines Community Playhouse, 831 42nd Street
Des Moines, 50312
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Magical. Mischievous. Miraculous. From the nonsensical mind of Roald Dahl comes this timeless tale of young Matilda Wormwood. Intellectually gifted, Matilda is unappreciated by her shallow parents and terrorized by tyrannical headmistress, Miss Trunchbull. The only person who sees her is Miss Honey, her teacher. But even Miss Honey can’t predict the extent of Matilda’s powers. Matilda’s courage and cleverness could be the school pupils’ saving grace!y action and dance numbers, this musical comedy drama is fun for the whole…

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