The Great Gatsby Opens March 20

Cedar Rapids – Theatre Cedar Rapids will present The Great Gatsby beginning March 20 and running through April 11.The show is directed by Leslie Charipar.

Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, lives very well on Long Island, where he passionately pursues the elusive Daisy Buchanan. Enter Nick Carraway, a young newcomer to Long Island, who is befriended by Gatsby and drawn into their world of obsession, greed and danger. The F. Scott Fitzgerald novel upon which the play is based is considered a classic in American Literature.

Daniel Kelchen plays the titular role. You might remember this extremely versatile performer from Sweeney Todd, when he played the murderous barber, or The Wizard of Oz, when he played the Cowardly Lion. Hannah Spina, previously seen on the TCR stage in The Importance of Being Earnest and Euridyce, plays Daisy. David Schneider plays Nick Carraway.
Tickets are available online here.


  • Michaela Daggy-Myrtle Wilson
  • Jeremy Eble-Ensemble
  • Britta Fults-Ensemble
  • Daniel Kelchen-Jay Gatsby
  • Joshua Lamb-Tom Buchanan
  • Shelby Louviere-Ensemble
  • James McEniry-Ensemble
  • Kim Meyer-Jordan Baker
  • John Miersen-Ensemble
  • Kevin Moore-George Wilson
  • Kristin Poling-Ensemble
  • David Schneider-Nick Carraway
  • Nathan Shepard-Ensemble
  • Hannah Spina-Daisy Buchanan
  • Mary Vizecky-Ensemble


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