Repertory Theatre of Iowa

  • Ghosts of Christmas Carols Past

    333c615e d542 4bc0 b3a1 3d723aa6ccfaA tradition of the holiday season is A Christmas Carol. While no less than 5 different area groups are doing variations of the classic tale of Scrooge and his late night visitors this season, the real legacy version is being presented by Iowa Stage. Carrying on the tradition of years past from Repertory Theatre of Iowa, A Christmas Carol has more than its share of continuity and history.

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  • Company Time

    Company stairsThe brand new Iowa Stage Theatre Company makes its debut with a stellar production of Stephen Sondheim’s Company, opening September 22 at the Kum & Go Theatre. There’s a lot of hard work that goes into a show like this, and even more when it’s the opening show for a brand new organization. Iowa Stage is making sure their first steps are the right ones.

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  • Knowing the Territory

    Img 708The Music Man is an American musical theatre staple, set in small-town "River City, Iowa" with memorable songs and iconic characters. Movie and television versions of the Tony-winning Broadway classic have made it part of our cultural heritage since it premiered  on Broadway 60 years ago. And now, the DM Playhouse brings it to their mainstage once more, starting July 14.

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  • The Spring 10

    Spring 10Winter weather barely showed up this past year, which really just gave all of us the chance to get out and see more great Iowa theatre. Now Spring is here, bringing with it opportunities to experience a whole new slate of shows. Here are some of the must-see presentations, hidden gems, and other theatre events you may not be aware of... yet! Plus.. a birthday party??

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  • Seasons to Love

    Coming soon b&wIt may be only February, but five different theatre companies are ready to announce their upcoming seasons of shows, and we've got them here for you. Somewhere in the next 525,600 minutes one of these theatre companies will present just the right show (or shows!) you NEED to see. This week, find out what the Pyramid Theatre Company, Kata Klysmic Productions, and the Ankeny Community Theatre have in store. And two more groups next week!!

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  • The GhostLight Project


    GhostLight ProjectHere's an invitation to join the Des Moines area theatre community on Thursday, January 19 at 5:30pm at the Des Moines Social Club/Kum & Go Theatre. We're on the verge of a very new and different world, and there are voices that need to be heard. Come shine a light into the darkness this Thursday.

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  • The Winter 10

    Img 0360After a nice holiday break, theatre is back in force in the area. Here's some of the shows the Gentle Guide wants to make sure you take notice of for the rest of the winter months.  Ten shows between now and the beginning of spring (plus one FREE show you shouldn't miss!)

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  • What You Want

    StageWest 20Yes, "What You Want" is a song title from Legally Blonde: the Musical. But it's also something StageWest and Repertory Theatre of Iowa want to know. Help them out by taking their survey, answering their questions, and letting your voice be heard about the future of theatre in Central Iowa.

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  • "...to be the best teacher and artist I can be."

    Karla KashKarla Kash is many things, and all of them extraordinary.  She is head of the B.F.A Musical Theatre program at Drake, a prolific director for theatre groups all over the area, and an actress who has performed coast-to-coast and around the world.  And she's singing this Saturday at Noce's Late Night Cabaret.  

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  • Death of a Salesman: Electricity and Intensity

    Image 8DM actor Mark Gruber talks about taking on the iconic role of Willy Loman in Repertory Theatre of Iowa's September production of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

     

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