Thursday, May 5, 2011

Shakespeare Cabaret for Mother's Day!

Iowa City – Mother’s Day Weekend, Iowa City’s Riverside Theatre will be filled with Shakespeare inspired songs as Riverside Theatre presents Shakespeare Cabaret.

Shakespeare Cabaret is a performance of live music inspired by the Bard himself, featuring recognizable songs from a range of popular musicals and movies---from The Lion King to Kiss Me Kate.

Featuring performances by Kristen Behrendt DeGrazia, Ron Clark, Patrick DuLaney, Carrie Houchins-Witt, Colin Niles, Jane Pini, David Rust, and John Watkins.

Proceeds from the event benefit Riverside Theatre’s Janet G. Altman Music Fund, which was established in 2008 to enhance collaborations in music and sound at Riverside Theatre, including music for Gilbert Street shows and composers for the Riverside Theatre Shakespeare Festival. The fund celebrates the memory of Janet Altman, a longtime Riverside friend.

Performances are Saturday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 8 at 2 p.m. at Riverside Theatre, 213 N. Gilbert St, Iowa City.

Tickets are $30 for adults; $25 for seniors/students, $15 for youth.

To order tickets, call the Riverside Theatre Box Office at 319-338-7672, noon-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.

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