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         2014-2015 Theatre Productions

 

Dames at Sea


Book and Lyrics by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller
                                               Music by Jim Wise

A long-running hit off-Broadway that brought stardom to Bernadette Peters, this campy show is based on the nostalgia of Hollywood musicals of the 30's. It's big time New York, into which sweet little Ruby from a faraway Hometown, U.S.A. has come to make it big on Broadway. Who should she chance to meet but another boy from Hometown, U.S.A.: Dick, a sailor, who also has ambitions as a songwriter. Ruby begins in the chorus, and by the end of the day, in true Hollywood fashion, Dick saves her doomed Broadway show with a smash tune, as Ruby becomes a star on the deck of a battleship which just happens to be passing by. Selected as "Best Musical of the Year" by Time, Newsweek, and Outer Critics Circle.
"Dames at  Sea" is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, INC.

October 16-19, 23-26, 2014
St. Bede Academy
24 W US HWY 6
Peru, IL

Show Times:
Thursday-Sunday        8pm

Tickets:
General Admission         $15
IVCC Students              FREE 


            Spooky Tales Shaken and Heard II


            This is a creative show filled with both original and classic stories developed and work-shopped with professional storyteller, Tricia L. Kelly. In addition to these tales and some fun audience interaction and Improv,  the IVCC Show Choir will sing and dance the sounds and songs of the haunted season.

October 30, 2014
St. Bede Academy
24 W US HWY 6
Peru, IL

Show Time:
       8pm

Tickets
General Admission           $5
IVCC students                FREE
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                  Grunella, The Story Stealer

 
                                                         by

                                               David Allan Kuester

            Enchantra, the magical keeper of the fairy tales, is hosting a production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs   All starts well, but all of a sudden strange things start happening, characters are missing and others are quickly losing their memory.  Grunella, a minor witch in story land, bursts in and announces her plan to take control of all the princess stories and star in all of them.  She has cast a spell to erase everyone’s memory leaving only Princess Grunella in every leading role.  The cast works hard to counter her spell.  To do this they must with the help of audience members act out story lines to restore Snow White’s and later Cinderella’s Memory and protect all the Princess of story land.


November 14 & 15, 2014

Hegeler-Carus Mansion

1307 7th St.

LaSalle, IL

 

Show Times:

Friday             7pm

Saturday         1, 4, 7pm    


Tickets: You may make reservations by calling 815.224.5895 or http://www.hegelercarus.org/events/.

General Admission               $8

Children (ages 3-12)            $5

IVCC students                     $2

 

 

 

             The Most Wonderful Time of the Year


      The IVCC Show Choir, under Zellmer’s direction and choreography, will cap the semester with a holiday musical revue at St. Bede December 5 and 6 with “Jingle Bell Jukebox,” a fast-paced singing and dancing revue featuring traditional and pop sounds of the season. The show will also feature holiday-themed comedy in "Yuletide Yucks" by the IVCC Improv Team, under the direction of Dr. David Allen Kuester, and traditional holiday music in "Winter Wonderland" by the IVCC Choir, under the direction of Norman Engstrom.

December 5 & 6

 St. Bede Academy
24 W. US Highway 6
Peru, IL

Show Times:         8pm
 
Tickets:
General Admission           $5
IVCC Students                FREE

 

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                   Legacy

     A Love Story In The Shadow Of Lincoln

                                                    by

                       Megan Norlin and David Allan Kuester

                            

 An original play that explores some of the historical characters from the Illinois Valley around the time of the Civil War. The play is set in a Chautauqua pavilion in 1909. There is a place for the guest speaker Isabelle Wallace to address the audience. Isabelle is speaking to a Chautauqua that is addressing women authors and recounts some life experiences that compelled her to write her book Life and Letters of General W.H.L. Wallace, the story of her parents Ann Dickey Wallace and Br. Gen. William Hervey Lamme Wallace and how their love was challenged by the context of war.

Cast:
Isabelle Wallace..................................................................Karen Lesman
Lyle T. Dickey/Wild Bill Hickok........................................Andrew Paden
Ann Dickey Wallace...........................................................Elizabeth Voitik
Br. Gen. William Hervey Lamme Wallace.........................Jake Jakielski
Abe Lincoln/Cyrus,Host,Other Voices................................Steven Short
Tennessee Claflin.................................................................Anna Klobnak
Announcer/Host....................................................................Leighton Williams
Abolitionist...........................................................................Yvette Lucas


April 10 & 11
IVCC Cultural Center 

Show Times:         7:30pm
  
Tickets:
General Admission           $10
Students/Seniors               $5
IVCC Students                FREE

 

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                           Sugar Babies


                               The Big Bad Burlesque Musical!

    

   The Burlesque Musical Conceived by Ralph G. Allen and Harry Rigby

             Sketches by Ralph G. Allen based on traditional material

                                    Music by Jimmy McHugh

                            Lyrics by Dorothy Fields an Al Dubin

                    Additional Music and Lyrics by Arthur Malvin

           "Sugar Babies Bounce" by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans

                            

Sugar Babies is a riotously funny, nostalgic trip for those who remember burlesque and a happy discovery for those too young to recall this irreverent form of American entertainment. All of the classic scenes, including a hilarious dog act are here, along with such wonderful songs as "Exactly Like You", "I Can't Give You Anything But Love Baby" and "Don't Blame Me." On Broadway Mickey Rooney and Ann Miller starred.

"Brings it all back--chorus girls, tap dancing, fan dancing, double and quadruple takes, fright wigs...A big fat, old time hit...Sugar Babies:that's entertainment." - WCBS TV2

"A sizable Broadway hit and a homage to a classical American theatrical form." - The New York Post
"Sugar Babies" is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, INC.

 
Cast:

Sugar Babies..................................................................Reilly Jaeger

                                                                                       Emery Stewart

                                                                                       Elizabeth Voitik
                                                                                       Chelsea Berg
                                                                                       Leighton Williams
                                                                                       Anna Klobnak
                                                                                       Emily Hanck
                                                                                       Clarissa Gerrard
                                                                                        Hillari Behrens
Soubrettes......................................................................Emily Hanck
                                                                                       Hillary Behrens
Feature Dancer...............................................................Clarissa Gerrard
The Diva........................................................................Karen Lesman
Comics, Top Bananas, and Song & Dance Men................Alex Guererro
                                                                                       Don Grant Zellmer
                                                                                       Jake Jakielski
                                                                                       Chase Woolman

 

April 23-26
IVCC Cultural Center 

Show Times:        
Thursday-Saturday   7:30pm
Sunday                   2:00pm
  
Tickets:
General Admission           $20
Students/Seniors              $15
IVCC Students                FREE

 

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