Davis County Children's Theatre To Present "The Mysterious Case of the Missing Ring"
Come prepared for mystery and intrigue as the Davis County Children's Theatre presents a spoof on everyone's favorite mystery detectives when the group presents "The Mysterious Case of The Missing Ring," written by Janie Downey Maxwell, on Friday and Saturday, June 21 and 22, at 7 p.m. at the Iowa Theatre in Bloomfield.
The royal ring is missing, and the queen won’t sleep until the royal detectives (all 13 of them!) find it. You’ve never met a more eclectic and eccentric group all in one play — including Maximum Smarts and Agent 98 with their Umbrella of Silence; Wiley Jones and his bumbling assistant, Oliver; Ms. Scarlet (who carries a candlestick and lead pipe in her purse but is ironically “clue”-less!); Bob the Southern Sheriff with his invisible dog; Inspector Change with a proverb for every occasion; the Professor (who’s always right, of course); Nancy and Jamie (clever girl detectives); Kat, who’s afraid of germs and even her own shadow; two tedious note-taking detectives; and Gypsy Rose the Fortune Teller.
As they scour the Queendom in search of the royal ring, the chatty maids follow the harried queen around while the devious butler spouts suspiciously evil laughs every time a clue goes awry. In this fast-paced, madcap mystery, you’ll find delightful comedy for all ages in every quirky character ... and a surprise ending that rings true!
The play is directed by Joy Orwig, Tricia Stremler and Josie Drummond. The talented young cast of actors play the following characters:
Middle School presented "Romeo and Harriet"
The Davis County Middle School produced the musical "Romeo and Harriet" Thursday and Friday, March 21-22, at 6:30 p.m. at the Iowa Theatre in Bloomfield.
Tickets were $5 adults, $4 kids/seniors.
The book is by Charlie Lovett, with music and Lyrics by Bill Francoeur. The show is produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Englewood, Colorado.
This comedy is a musical a spoof on William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Set in modern day New York City, the clerks of the swanky Montague Department store and the second-rate Capulet’s Discount Mart meet often to trade insults. The heirs to the separate retail empires, Romeo and Harriet, fall in love, but the ending will surprise you!
Davis County High School's Seussical A Huge Success
The Davis County High School music and drama departments presented the musical "Seussical" Thursday and Friday, March 7 and 8, at the Iowa Theatre in Bloomfield.
Seussical is a musical that brings together creatures and characters from over 15 of Dr. Seuss's favorite stories. Many of them have never met, but in this musical they come together and create Seuss magic. Some will fall in love, some will have desperate adventures, and some will save the world. The shows were a blast and the Iowa Theatre was filled both nights.
This musical is for the whole family and teaches those important lessons children and adults alike need. Dr. Seuss believes in helping a friend, in not giving up, in keeping a promise. He believes in the value and dignity of others, in working to preserve the fragile sweetness of the natural world, and the pure power of imagination.
This musical appealled to all age levels, and with the fun costumes and songs, the students will have fun performing it and that audiences will quickly find themselves lost in the world of Seuss.
Cast of Characters:
Free Weekend At The Iowa Theatre A Big Hit!
For our 2013 Grand Opening, the Iowa Theatre in Bloomfield offered a free movie and free popcorn to the general public the weekend of Jan. 25-27, and the theatre was packed, with hundreds coming each night! The movie was Parental Guidance, appropriately rated PG. Show times were 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. The free weekend was offered as a thank-you for the community for helping the Davis County Fine Arts Council raise the funds to acquire and install our new digital projector, and also a thank-you to the community for its years of support. People of all ages were invited to come on down to see Parental Guidance and enjoy the fantastic sights and sounds of our new digital projector!
Fine Arts Students Recognized
Several Davis County students were recognized at the Jan. 10 Davis County Fine Arts Council meeting for their outstanding work and achievements. DCFAC member Joy Orwig led the meeting and presented the awards of achievement. The following students, along with the teachers who nominated them, were awarded for their outstanding work and achievements:
“Kiss Me Kate” an outstanding production
The musical "Kiss Me, Kate" was presented at the Iowa Theatre Nov. 8-10 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. by the Davis County Players, sponsored by the Davis County Fine Arts Council,
The musical combined Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew” with music and lyrics by the great composer, Cole Porter, to create what some critics refer to as an “instant success with every cast and audience.” “Kiss Me, Kate” played for 1,077 performances on Broadway and was the recipient of five Tony Awards for best musical, best produced show, best script, best score, and best costumes.
Audience voted for favorites at Third Annual Davis County Summer Shorts Play Festival
With the summer of 2012 being one of the hottest ever, the Davis County Players put on some shorts.
On Aug. 3 and 4, the Davis County Fine Arts Council presented its Third Annual Summer Shorts Play Festival at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday night at the air-conditioned Iowa Theatre on the east side of the square in Bloomfield.
Seven short plays by Iowa authors were presented by The Davis County Players, and in a new twist, the audience at the shows was asked to vote for their favorite play, and the playwright of the winning play won the $100 prize.
The call for submissions from Iowa writers went out in February, seven plays were selected, and the Davis County Players spent the summer putting together what is certain to be another fantastic show.
'Kiss Me Kate' selected as Davis County Players fall musical
The Davis County Players have announced that “Kiss Me Kate” has been selected as the fall musical production and will be produced at the Iowa Theatre November 8-11.
Tryouts for the production have been set for August 27, 28 and 30.
Joanna McCoy will be the stage director while Lyle Stirling will be the musical director for the show. The cast is made up of 15 men and 7 women. Lyle and Joanna will also be looking for musicians as well as help in other areas -- including sets, lights, costumes, sound, choreography, artwork, promotions, etc. Please come to tryouts if interested.
Brittany Derby, Zack Musgrove sweep Summer Shorts
Local authors Brittany Derby and Zack Musgrove took a clean sweep at the Third Annual Davis County Summer Shorts Play Festival, winning in all three categories. The two co-wrote the play "He's Mine," and it was selected as the best play written by an author under the age of 18. It was then produced at the festival, along with seven other plays by authors from all over Iowa. The audience voted for its favorite, and "He's Mine" was the overwhelming selection. Brittany and Zack also directed the play. So the two received $50 for best under-18 play, $50 for best local play and $100 for best play overall.
Here the two are shown receiving their checks from Gloria Reeves of the Davis County Fine Arts Council.
Davis County Children’s Theatre Presented Melodrama
The audience came prepared to cheer the hero, boo the villain and laugh until the cows come home as the Davis County Children’s Theatre presented the children’s melodrama, “The Goodcheer Home For Broken Hearts,” Friday and Saturday, June 29 and 30 at the Iowa Theatre in Bloomfield. .
The play, written by Bloomfield playwright James Grob and directed by Joy Orwig and Josie Drummond of Bloomfield, consisted of Davis County area actors in grades 3-6. The audience was encouraged to participate with boos, hisses, cheers and sighs as the show spoofed the classic American melodramas popular in the 19th century.
Plays selected for Summer Shorts Festival
Seven plays have been selected for performance at the Davis County Fine Arts Council’s Third Annual Summer Shorts Festival, which will take place Friday and Saturday, Aug. 3 and 4 at 7 p.m. at The Iowa Theatre in Bloomfield.
Iowa authors were asked to submit plays between 5-15 minutes in length for performance. The theme for the plays this year is “It’s Over.”
Plays selected this year are as follows:
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