May 8 @ 7 pm
Ballet 422 - Rated PG. From first rehearsal to world premiere, Ballet 422 takes us backstage at New York City Ballet as emerging choreographer Justin Peck crafts a new work. Valerie Williams, an Iowa choreographer and artistic director of Co'Motion Dance Theater, will be on hand to talk about making dance in the Midwest. All tickets $5.
May 29 & 30 @ 4 & 7 pm
Insurgent - Rated PG-13. Directed by Robert Schwentke, the second film in the Divergent series find Tris and Four on the run from Jeanine Matthews while trying to figure out the secret that will help the rebels build a new and better future. Tickets are $3.50 each for all showings before 6 pm. After 6 pm, adult tickets are $5, and $3.50 for children and seniors. The theater opens 30 minutes before showtime.
Spring Performance Series
Saturday, May 16, at 7 pm
Pan-American Steel Drum Band
The PanAmerican Steel Band, under the direction of Dan Moore, performs extensively throughout Iowa and the Midwest. The band has three CDs to their credit: Everywhere Calypso, Noise Brigade, and their latest release, Queen of the Bands. Their music ranges from the best of Caribbean music — such as calypso, soca, reggae — as well as folk, popular, jazz styles, and the most challenging new music for pans by composers such as Ray Holman, Andy Narell, Pelham Goddard, Machel Montano, and many others.
Saturday, June 6, at 11 am & 3 pm
Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre is an Iowa-based puppet company organized to promote the art of puppetry by producing and presenting high-quality performances and workshops.
Developed and performed by Monica Leo and Mexican puppeteer Eli Portugal, co-founder of Mojiganga Arte Escenico, this performance includes two classic Mexican animal tales. "The Rabbit in the Moon," a well-known myth, gives a whimsical explanation for the shadows we see in the moon, while delighting audiences with the age old battle of wits between rabbit and coyote. "The Musical Ant," a lesser-known tale, follows Hormiguita (liitle ant) as he learns to play the piano and brings peace to his ant colony through music. The production uses hand puppets, rod puppets, masked characters, and music and incorporates both Spanish and English.
A free workshop, "Mexican Children's Games & Songs," will follow the performance.
Tickets are just $10 and can be reserved in advance by calling 641-844-5921, or by visiting the Orpheum Theater Main Office 9 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday.
For questions, tickets or rental information, please contact:
Tammy Losing, Office Associate, 641-844-5921, Tammy.Losing@iavalley.edu
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The Orpheum Theater Center is owned and operated by Iowa Valley Community College District