Announcing the 2014-2015 Kum & Go Theater Season
The Des Moines Social Club’s Kum & Go Theater (901 Cherry Street, Des Moines) is pleased to announce the 2014-2015 season featuring productions from Repertory Theater of Iowa, StageWest Theatre Company, and Des Moines Young Artists’ Theatre.
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf: September 12-28, 2014
CARRIE The Musical: October 10 –26, 2014
Cabaret: October 24 – November 2, 2014
Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom: November 8-15, 2014
FAME JR.: November 21-30, 2014
A Christmas Carol: December 12-21, 2014
Cock: January 16 – 25, 2015
Little Women: February 20 – March 1, 2015
Clarence Darrow: March 5 – 8, 2015
My Name is Asher Lev: March 20 – 29, 2015
The Diary of Anne Frank: April 10-26, 2015
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike: May 8 – 17, 2015
Rent: July 24 – August 2, 2015
Repertory Theater of Iowa
The Repertory Theater of Iowa is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization founded in 2004 with the vision of creating a professional theater company of national prominence in Des Moines. RTI aims to gain a national profile by becoming central Iowa’s first professional theatre and first resident ensemble of theatre artists.
$25-$30 for Adults, $22 for seniors, and $15 for Students. midwestix.com
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf
by Edward Albee
September 12-28, 2014
7:30pm Sept. 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27
2:00pm Sept. 14, 21, 28
Albee’s witty and wicked story takes us to a small New England University in the home of George and Martha. The couple has invited a colleague, Nick, and his wife, Honey, over for a nightcap after a faculty party. As the cocktails and conversation flow, Nick and Honey find themselves right smack in the crossfire of George and Martha’s savage marital war. Their sharp tongued dysfunction bubbles up on the stage, building to a climax that leaves audiences aghast.
A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens
December 12-21, 2014
7:30pm Dec. 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
2:00pm Dec. 13, 20, 21
Repertory Theater Of Iowa is pleased to bring back a Christmas tradition with A Christmas Carol, performed for the first time at the new DMSC Kum & Go theater. Follow Scrooge on a night he will never forget as three ghosts take him on a whirlwind journey to teach him about the true meaning of Christmas.
Clarence Darrow: A One-Man Play
by David W. Rintels
March 12 – 15
7:30pm March 12, 13, 14
2:00pm March 15
RTI company actor Rich Richards performs this one-person show about one of our country’s most renowned criminal attorneys, as he recounts his long career, touching on many of his famous trials including the Scopes Monkey Trial and the sensational Leopold and Loeb murder case. Darrow reviews much of America’s legal history with salty humor, courtroom gusto, and human relish. His private life and many contemporary events, including labor conditions, are woven into this story of a man who accepted unpopular cases and defended unpopular causes.
The Diary of Anne Frank
by Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich
April 10-26, 2015
7:30pm April 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25
2:00pm April 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
During the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, Anne Frank kept a diary as she, her mother, father, sister, and four others were forced into hiding in the cramped, sealed-off upper rooms of her father’s office building in Amsterdam. They remained hidden for two years and one month, until their betrayal in August 1944, which resulted in their deportation to Nazi concentration camps. The Diary of Anne Frank is a testament to hope and survival before the tragedy we all know is coming.
StageWest Theatre Company
StageWest, by cultivating new opportunities for theatre artists and audiences, seeks to increase the understanding and enjoyment of life, society and the world through the presentation of progressive, contemporary theater.
Wednesday and Thursday $25.00 or $12.50 Seniors and Students
Friday, Saturday and Sunday $30.00 or $15.00 Seniors and Students
5 Pack – Anytime $133, Weeknight $111, Virgin Anytime $111
3 Pack – Anytime $86, Weeknight $72, Virgin Anytime $72
CARRIE The Musical
October 10 –26, 2014
Music by Michael Gore | Lyrics by Dean Pitchford | Book by Lawrence D. Cohen | Based on the novel by Stephen King
Fri, 10-10 (7:30pm), Sat, 10-11 (7:30pm), Sun, 10-12 (2:00pm)
Wed, 10-15 (7:30pm), Thurs, 10-16 (7:30pm), Fri, 10-17 (7:30pm), Sat, 10-18 (7:30pm), Sun, 10-19 (2:00pm)
Wed, 10-22 (7:30pm), Thurs, 10-23 (7:30pm), Fri, 10-24 (7:30pm), Sat, 10-25 (7:30pm), Sun, 10-26 (2:00pm)
Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she’s an outcast who’s bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she’s at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over-protective mother. Carrie’s just discovered she’s got a special power, and if pushed too far, she’s not afraid to use it…
Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel of the same name, the show’s original authors have newly reworked and fully re-imagined the vision of this gripping tale. Set today in the small town of Chamberlain, Maine, Carrie features a book by Lawrence D. Cohen (screenwriter of the classic film), music by Academy Award-winner Michael Gore (Fame, Terms of Endearment), and lyrics by Academy Award-winner Dean Pitchford (Fame, Footloose).
Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom
November 7-15, 2014
By Jennifer Haley
Fri, 11-7 (7:30pm), Sat, 11-8 (7:30pm), Sun, 11-9 (2:00pm)
Wed, 11-12 (7:30pm), Thurs, 11-13 (7:30pm), Fri, 11-14 (7:30pm), Sat, 11-15 (7:30pm)
In a suburban subdivision with identical houses, parents find their teenagers addicted to an online horror video game. The goal: smash through an army of zombies to escape the neighborhood for good. But as the line blurs between virtual and reality, both parents and players realize that fear has a life of its own.
January 16 – 25, 2015
By Mike Bartlett
Fri, 1-16 (7:30pm), Sat, 1-17 (7:30pm), Sun, 1-18 (2:00pm)
Wed, 1-21 (7:30pm), Thurs, 1-22 (7:30pm), Fri, 1-23 (7:30pm), Sat, 1-24 (7:30pm), Sun, 1-25 (2:00pm)
John has been in a stable relationship with his boyfriend but accidentally falls in love with a woman. Torn between the two, he doesn’t know what to do. Both are willing to wait for him. Both are prepared to fight to keep him. This play is a fresh and new comic discussion of identity and sexuality.
My Name is Asher Lev
March 20 – 29, 2015
By Aaron Posner, adapted from the novel by Chaim Potok
Fri, 3-20 (7:30pm), Sat, 3-21(7:30pm), Sun, 3-22 (2:00pm)
Wed, 3-25 (7:30pm), Thurs, 3-26 (7:30pm), Fri, 3-27 (7:30pm), Sat, 2-28 (7:30pm), Sun, 3-29 (2:00pm)
We follow the journey of a young Jewish painter torn between his Hasidic upbringings and his desperate need to fulfill his artistic promise. This stirring adaptation of a modern classic presents a heartbreaking and triumphant vision of what it means to be an artist.
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
May 8 – 17, 2015
By Christopher Durang
Fri, 5-8 (7:30pm), Sat, 5-9 (7:30pm), Sun, 5-10 (2:00pm)
Wed, 5-13 (7:30pm), Thurs, 5-14 (7:30pm), Fri, 5-15 7:30pm), Sat, 5-16 (7:30pm), Sun, 5-17 (2:00pm)
Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home, where they bicker and complain about their lives. When their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike, things get bouncy. Add in a maid named Cassandra and a young actress named Nina and you have a fantastic comedy by one of America’s greatest playwrights.
Des Moines Young Artists’ Theatre
To introduce theatre and performance to young people, train young performers and artists and to encourage artists to fearlessly create works of art reflective of our society and communities. While their projects may appear to be more mature in themes, they believe it necessary to engage in discourse as artists and audience alike.
October 24 – November 2, 2014
Book by Joe Masteroff, Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Tickets: $18, plus one drink minimum
Special Note: located in the Des Moines Social Club’s Basement Bar
Fri, 10-24 (11:00pm), Sat, 10-25 (11:00pm)
Thurs, 10-30 (7:30pm), Sat, 11-1 (7:30pm), Sun, 11-2 (7:30pm)
Willkommen to the KIT KAT KLUB! Life may be a Cabaret, but what would you do to survive? Experience the hit musical Cabaret as never before. The first theatrical production in the Des Moines Social Club’s Basement Bar, audience members will be immersed into a world of sex, booze and entertainment.
November 21-30, 2014
Fridays/Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:00pm
Adults $15, Students/Seniors $12, Children $8 http://midwestix.com
Set during the last years of New York City’s celebrated High School for the Performing Arts on 46th Street in 1980-1984, before its merger with LaGuardia High School, FAME JR. is the bittersweet but ultimately inspiring story of a diverse group of students who commit to four years of grueling artistic and academic work. With candor, humor, and insight, the show explores the issues that confront many young people today. With its topical subject manner, multi-ethnic cast of actors, singers, dancers and instrumentalists and high-energy, contemporary pop score (which includes the hit title song),FAME JR. is an ideal musical for young performers. Featuring a large cast of students ages.
February 20 – March 1, 2015
Fri, 2-20 (7:30pm), Sat, 2-21 (7:30pm), Sun, 2-22 (2:00pm)
Thurs, 2-26 (7:30pm), Fri, 2-27 (7:30pm), Sat, 2-28 (7:30pm), Sun, 3-1 (2:00pm)
Adults $18, Students/Seniors $15, Children $10 http://midwestix.com
Louisa May Alcott’s chronicle about the March family in Civil War New England. Four sisters: pretty Meg, practical Jo, shy Beth, and vain little Amy, live with their mother and housekeeper while their father is away at war. Jo is an avid writer who aspires to be a famous author someday and live an independent life. Meg looks towards a more traditional future as a wife with children. Sweet Beth is content to stay at home and play the piano. Amy wants the attention of her elder sisters and can be quite mischievous when she is not included. All four girls are very different, yet they remain a close-knit family.
July 24 – August 2, 2015
Fri, 7-24 (7:30pm), Sat, 7-25 (7:30pm), Sun, 7-26 (2:00pm)
Thurs, 7-30 (7:30pm), Fri, 7-31 (7:30pm), Sat, 8-1 (7:30pm), Sun, 8-2 (2:00pm)
Adults $20, Students/Seniors $18 http://midwestix.com
This TONY and PULITIZER winning musical takes the Kum & Go Theater by storm in an explosive new production by DM Young Artists’ Theatre featuring a cast comprised entirely of high school and college students.
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