Kirkwood Performing Arts Presents the
2016-2017 Theatre Season
Thursday-Saturday showtimes are at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.
All events take place in Ballantyne Auditorium unless otherwise noted
All events are free to Kirkwood students, faculty, and staff with their Eagle Card. General admission tickets are $10 adults, and $5 non-Kirkwood students and seniors. Contact (319)398-5899 x4331 or firstname.lastname@example.org for ticket reservations.
The 1940's Radio Hour (Musical)
by: Walton Jones
Performances: November 3, 4, 5 and 6, 2016
Auditions & Crew Call: September 6 at 6:30 p.m. and September 7 at 4 p.m.
Callbacks: September 8 at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Art and Theatre Annex, Room 125
A different time is evoked in this marvelously theatrical and winning show, a live broadcast of The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade from the Hotel Astor's Algonquin Room on December 21, 1942. The spirit of that bygone era when the world was at war and pop music "Strike Up the Band" and Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" (both are in this show) is accurately captured as the harassed producer copes with a drunk lead singer, the delivery boy who wants a chance in front of the mike, the second banana who dreams of singing a ballad, and the trumpet playing sound effects man who chooses a fighter plane over Glenn Miller.
The Children's Hour Revisited
A devised piece based upon Lillian Hellman's 1935 award-winning play.
Performances: February 16-19, 2017
Auditions & Crew Call: November 2, 2016 at 4 p.m.
Location: Ballantyne Auditorium
by: Theresa Rebeck
Performances: April 6-9, 2017
Auditions & Crew Call: February 20 and 21, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Callbacks: February 22, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Location: Arts and Theatre Annex, Room 128
After their mother's death, two estranged half-sisters discover a book of rare stamps that may include the crown jewel for collectors. One sister tries to collect on the windfall, while the other resists for sentimental reasons. In this gripping tale, a seemingly simple sale becomes dangerous when three seedy, high-stakes collectors enter the sisters' world, willing to do anything to claim the rare find as their own.
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