Thursday, October 24, 2013

Old Creamery's Next Season

Amana - "Season tickets are now on sale at The Old Creamery Theatre. See our lineup of all the fun to be had in 2014! Please take note that starting with the 2014 season, all matinees will be at 2 p.m. Call the box office at 319-622-6262 or visit our web site at for more information or to order individual or season tickets. It’s never to early to reserve your seats or to buy your season tickets for 2014! (Season ticket packages can not be used for special events.)

Special Events

Frankly Scarlett, You’re Dead
Feb. 14 - March 15, 2014
Friday and Saturday nights. Seating starts at 5:30 p.m.; show at 6 p.m.
Now at an exciting new Cedar Rapids location!
The Clarion Hotel and Convention Center
525 33rd Ave. SW Cedar Rapids
Tickets: $47 for dinner and the show. Includes tax and gratuity.
Call: 319-622-6262 or
The fun at The Old Creamery Theatre starts Feb. 14 when the comic murder mystery dinner theatre takes a southern turn toward the land of Dixie for Frankly Scarlett, You're Dead, by James Daab.

While the Civil War is looming at Sassafras, the ancestral home of the Simpson family, Colonel Simpson tries to marry off his daughters Scarlett and Melody. But, fiddle-dee-dee, there are no respectable southern gentlemen to be found with all this talk of war, war, war! To make matters worse, somebody is a Yankee spy. Come be part of the mystery and enjoy a delicious meal. You will be able to choose your entree when you order tickets online or by phone.

Branson on the Road
March 13, 14, and 15, 2014
All shows at 2 p.m. on the Main Stage.
Tickets: $30 for adults; $18 for students.
Call: 319-622-6262 or
The Old Creamery Theatre brings Branson to you this spring! This high energy, non-stop show features Debbie Horton, the only woman to have played lead guitar with Johnny Cash, Donnie Wright, an expert musician who has performed at Nashville’s Grand Old Opry, and Brian Capps, master upright bass player and singer. Group rates are available.

2014 Main Stage
Tickets $28 for adults; $18.50 for students

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash
April 24- May 25, 2014
Created by Richard Maltby, Jr. Conceived by William Meade. Orchestrations by Steven Bishop and Jeff Lisenby
Additional arrangements by David Abbinanti.
He started out as a “Country Boy” who against all odds became one of the greatest country music legends of all time. From “Daddy Sang Bass” to “Folsom Prison Blues,” “I Walk the Line,” and “A Boy Named Sue,” you’ll hear Johnny Cash’s life through his lyrics in this non-stop musical biography of the “Man in Black.”
Rated Theatre PG.

The Sunshine Boys
June 5 - 29, 2014
A comedy by Neil Simon
Al Lewis and Willy Clark, once a famous comedy team, haven’t spoken in more than a decade. When Willy’s nephew, a variety show producer, promises big bucks to bring them together one more time, it turns out to be easier said than done as Al and Willy give new meaning to the words “cranky old men.” Rated Theatre PG.

Snoopy!!! The Musical
July 17 - Aug. 10, 2014
Based on the comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz
Book by Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates, Warren Lockhart, Arthur Whitelaw and Michael L. Grace
Music by Larry Grossman, lyrics by Hal Hackady. Originally produced by Arthur Whitelaw, Michael L. Grace and Susan Bloom. Originally directed by Arthur Whitelaw.
It’s the world according to Snoopy! Come join Charlie Brown, Lucy, Peppermint Patty, Linus and Sally as they celebrate the wisdom of Charles Schultz and the world’s most famous Beagle in this delightful musical that’s fun for the whole family. Rated Theatre G.

Cash on Delivery
Sept. 4 – 28, 2014
By Michael Cooney
When con man Eric decides to get out of the scam business, things come unglued as the tenants he made up in order to collect government money, take on a life of their own. Throw in a social worker, a couple’s therapist, a grief counselor, a mortician, an unknowing fiancĂ©e and a worried wife and you have the perfect formula for hilarity in this fast-paced comedy full of BIG laughs! Rated Theatre PG.

The Church Basement Ladies In: A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement
Oct. 9 – Nov. 9, 2014
Inspired by the books of Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson, including the best seller “Growing Up Lutheran.” Written by Greta Grosch. Music and lyrics by Drew Jansen.
Those lovable Church Basement Ladies are back in this all-new musical! Join the fun as they run a food booth at the county fair, teach one of their own how to drive and help their very nervous Pastor make it to the altar on time for his wedding! Whether you’ve seen them before or are brand new to the basement kitchen, you’ll have fun watching the ladies dish it out! Rated Theatre G.

1940s Radio Christmas Carol
Nov. 20 - Dec. 14, 2014
A comedy by Walton Jones, David Wohl and Faye Greenberg.
It’s Christmas Eve in 1943 and listeners to WOV Radio out of Newark, New Jersey settle in for a one-of-a-kind telling of the classic Dicken’s story "A Christmas Carol." Come see what happens behind the scenes as the Feddington Players try to save the show from one disaster after another in this delightful holiday comedy filled with the music and the spirit of Christmas. Rated Theatre G.

2014 Studio Stage
Tickets: $28 for adults; $18.50 for students

Private Lives
March 27 – April 13, 2014
By Noel Coward
A turbulent marriage filled with bitter arguments has left Elyot and Amanda sure they’ve had quite enough of one another, until fate brings them together on their respective honeymoons no less. How could this happen five years after their divorce, when each has moved on to a more peaceful existence with a brand new spouse? Come watch the sparks fly in this classic comedy. Rated Theatre PG.

The Price
May 29 – June 15, 2014
By Arthur Miller
While haggling with an antique dealer over an attic full of their father’s belongings, brothers Walter and Victor come to realize it’s not the price to be paid for old furnishings that is the issue, but rather the price past decisions have cost them. A gripping drama, about family dynamics and the choices we leave behind. Rated Theatre PG.

Tuna Does Vegas
August 14 - 31
By Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard
Join the residents of little Tuna, Texas as they turn the Vegas strip upside down in this all-new comedy filled with unforgettably funny characters, all played by two actors. You may never know what they'll do next, but it’s a sure bet you’ll be laughing!

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Oct. 30 - Nov. 16, 2014
By Christopher Durang
Winner of the 2013 Tony for Best Play, the master of contemporary absurd comedy tells the tale of comically dysfunctional siblings who wait… and wait, for something exciting to happen. Enter their movie star sister and her much younger boy toy, ready for a costume party that could change their lives forever.

2014 Theatre for Young Audiences
Tickets: $9 for reserved seating.

Stuart Little
April 5-19, 2014
Adapted by Joseph Robinette from the book by E.B.White.
Stuart, the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick C. Little, navigates the world with warmth and humor in this classic story by E.B. White, author of “Charlotte’s Web.” Join Stuart as he drives, sails, and explores life with his friend Margalo the bird and his furry nemesis, Snowbell the cat. Rated Theatre G.

How I Became a Pirate
June 14 – 28, 2014
Book, music and lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman.
Based on the book by Melinda Long with Illustrations by David Shannon.
A wrong turn at Bora Bora lands Capt’n Braid Beard and his crew on Jeremy Jacob’s beach. Come along as Jeremy and the pirates search for the perfect place to bury a treasure chest, in this musical adventure on the high seas. Argh! Rated Theatre G.

Sept. 20 – Oct. 4, 2014
Book and lyrics by Jim Eiler. Music by Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy
All of the fantasy of the classic Cinderella story, with a few twists and turns. Sure to tickle your funny bone, this musical version will keep you laughing from the first wave of the Fairy Godmother’s magic wand up until the last stroke of midnight. Rated Theatre G.

Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells Batman Smells
Nov. 29 – Dec. 14, 2014
Adapted by Allison Gregory from the book by Barbara Park
It’s time for the holiday party and Secret Santa gift exchange in Junie B. Jones’ first grade classroom. But Junie can’t seem to find the spirit of giving anywhere. Find out what happens in this holiday treat for the entire family! Rated Theatre G.

The Old Creamery Theatre is a not-for-profit professional theatre founded in 1971 in Garrison, Iowa. In 2014, the company will be celebrating 43 years of bringing live, professional theatre to the people of Iowa and the Midwest."

(Source: Old Creamery Press Release)

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