Matt Falduto here, the former editor of this page.
The Iowa Theatre Blog may be gone, but I do want to let you know about a new endeavor I am embarking upon. For the last few years, I’ve been working in children’s theatre, mostly with Young Footliters. I wrote and directed a number of shows for them and it’s been fantastic.
So this summer I’ve decided to offer theatre classes to kids from 1st through 8th grade!
You can also follow my blog where I will post various theatre related thoughts that enter into my brain. Right now I’m doing a series on theatre games. What’s your favorite theatre game? Head over there and tell me in the comments.
Today’s TOP FIVE comes to us from Brian Glick, one of the founders of Revival Theatre Company in Cedar Rapids. Debuting in 2014, Revival quickly established itself as a strong theatre performing classic musicals as well as rare gems. Next up for them is Sunday in the Park with George. I really enjoyed reading Brian’s inspiring descriptions of powerful theatre moments and I know you will, too.
Today’s TOP FIVE is from Patrick DuLaney, a professional actor who calls Iowa City home. One of the most fun parts of the TOP FIVE series is saying, “Oh yeah, I saw that one!” I get to say that twice while reading this list. How about you?
Today’s TOP FIVE is a little different. Rob Cline has been reviewing shows in the corridor for many years. I thought it would be interesting to have him give us a TOP FIVE from the reviewer’s chair. I think you’ll really enjoy this one. Check it out.
The first new TOP FIVE comes to us from Ed Kottick, who has created many concert versions of shows in the Iowa City-Coralville area with his partner in music, Josh Sazon. As you’ll read below, he’s been a part of a number of great shows over the years. Enjoy!
Check out this Top Five from Braden JP Rood! And then be sure to come back Monday for the first in a new series of Top Fives!
Today’s TOP FIVE comes to us from Braden JP Rood who takes us to a beautiful little town called Mount Vernon. I’ve been a fan of Mount Vernon for years, ever since a few of us drove there to create the Black Doggers playwriting group in the home of Joe Jennison back in 2006. (Joe had a black dog that we weren’t allowed to touch.) It’s home to Cornell College, the annual Chalk the Walk festival, and, of course, the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Theatre. If you find yourself wondering what to do sometimes, I’d say check out Mount Vernon. It’s a great place to be. And now Braden’s TOP FIVE!