Man of La Mancha opens Friday!

Man of La Mancha 1-23

Friday/Saturday:   April 25-26 and May 2-3 @ 7:30pm
Sunday:  April 27 and May 4 @ 2:00pm
And by popular demand: Thursday, May 1 @ 7:30pm

All performances at Johnson County Fairgrounds, Exhibition Hall

Tickets:  online @ www.iowacitycommunitytheatre.com   or  call 319/338-0443
Adult  $18   /   Senior  $15   /   Student (13-college)  $15   /   Child (under 13)  $10

Please be aware that this show has adult themes and one scene of sexual violence

 

The musical Man of La Mancha is one of the great theater successes of our time. It has won multiple awards, including Tony awards for Best Musical, Best Composer and Lyricist and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. Its success is also validated by several revivals, national tours, a movie adaptation, and many translations worldwide.

This classic musical takes the form of a play-within-a-play. Based upon Cervantes’ work Don Quixote, it presents an iconic and poignant story of an old man whose power of imagination shows us how really believing in something can change our lives. Quixote’s tilting at windmills stirs our sense of adventure, and his ability to see the goodness in all people and situations inspires us to a better life.

Quixote’s intention to realize his dream and live up to his ideals make this musical perennially popular. In the song “The Impossible Dream”, Quixote contemplates his dedication to virtue, honesty, and bravery … even when faced with overwhelming adversity. In his own words:

This is my quest to follow that star, no matter how hopeless, no matter how far
To be willing to march into hell for a heavenly cause
To dream the impossible dream

Add to that the beautiful songs “It’s All the Same” … “Dulcinea” … “I’m Only Thinking of Him” … “I Really Like Him” … and “Little Bird.” Man of La Mancha will be a truly memorable performance, which will remain with you long after you leave the theater!

2014-2015 Board of Director Nominees

The Nominations Committee is pleased to announce the following slate of candidates for the Iowa City Community Theatre’s Board of Directors for the 2014-2015 season. Elections will be held at 7:00 pm on Monday, May 19, 2014 at the third General Membership meeting. The meeting will be held at the Johnson County Fairgrounds.

President
Kehry Lane
Connie Stannard

Vice President
Rachel Howell

Secretary
Beth Hill

Treasurer
David Roe

At-Large (production)
One-year fill term (2 positions):
Carl Brown
Don Hughes

Two-year term (3 positions):
Brett Borden
Jill Van Dorpe
Brenda Christner
Jaret Morlan

At-large (development)
Two-year term (2 positions):
Pete Weyer
Bruce Kout

Directors Needed for ICCT’s 59th Season!

ICCT is looking for directors for its 59th season. Shows and descriptions are listed below. Interested directors, assistant directors, and musical directors should e-mail pds@iowacitycommunitytheatre.com by 4/13. Please note that Love & Marriage will need a director for each of the 4 plays, as well as a supervising director. For the CET collaboration, ICCT and CET will both provide a co-director.

In your e-mail, please include the following information:

  1. Which show(s) you are interested in directing.
  2. Dates that you would be available to rehearse and direct (or dates you are not available if that is easier)
  3. Proposed staging and set
  4. Information about yourself if you are new to ICCT

Announcing ICCT’s 59th Season!
(in alphabetical order)

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee — A musical about six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. A 2005 Broadway hit and winner of 2 Tony Awards.

Brigadoon – Lerner and Loewe’s classic Broadway musical is a Scottish fantasy that involves a love story in a town that disappears into the Highland mist and returns for only one day every 100 years.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof — Tennessee Williams’ play about the conflict between truth and illusion. Winner of the 1955 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Love & Marriage — A collection of four one-act plays showing the funnier sides of love and marriage.

The Man Who Came to Dinner — A Kaufman and Hart comedy about a pompous man who breaks his hip leaving dinner at a friend’s home and terrorizes the friend’s family and house staff during his recovery.

A musical collaboration with Combined Efforts Theatre (CET) – CET is Iowa’s only theatre company whose mission is to purposefully include performers with disabilities. CET is dedicated to excellence where disability drops from consideration. CET enriches the artistic community of Iowa City by presenting compelling and entertaining performances.