There's a lot of great theatre available this weekend. Two very different musicals are opening. Beginning tonight, fans of the Disney movie High School Musical can see the stage version at TCR's Lindale space. For a look behind the scenes, check out this video.
Dreamwell's The Drag opens tomorrow. Written by Mae West, this play from the 20s the story of Rolly Kingsbury — a judge’s son and heir to the family ironworks business — whose marriage is crumbling around the secret of a past affair with a man, a budding interest in someone new, and an affiliation with a very “out” drag community. The play presents a fascinating, albeit “dated” by today’s perspectives, debate about homosexuality as the judge, a doctor and host of other characters weigh in on the situation. The Daily Iowan has an in depth article complete with video interviews of cast and crew members.
That's Eastern Iowa - from High School Musical to The Drag - we have it all.