Iowa Stage Theatre Company has announced the cast for the January 2020 premiere production of RJF's musical parody "Adore Us! Line." Cast members include Charlie Reese, Madison Ray, Ryan Henzi, Davida Williams, Heidi Mason, Jonathan deLima, Joe Smith, Mary Bricker, Sydney Allen, Michael Clinkscales, and Eric Olson. The production will be directed by Maxwell Schaeffer with choreography by Megan Helmers and music direction by Eric Layden. For more information about the show, performance scheduled, and cast, click here. For tickets, click here.
(Added October 3, 2019)
"Adore Us! Line" auditions scheduled
Auditions for Iowa Stage Theatre Company's premiere production of RJF's musical parody "Adore Us! Line" will be held on Sunday, September 29 in Des Moines. For more information about the show, click here. For more information about auditions, and to sign up for an audition slot for the ISTC production, click here.
(Added September 2, 2019)
"Six-On-Six" nominated for four Cloris Awards
The 2018 Epic Stage Productions/Urbandale Community Theatre co-production of RJF's "Six-On-Six: The Musical" received four Cloris Award nominations for the 2018-19 theatre season. Nominated were: Alison Shafer (Best Choreography), Taylor Millar (Best Actress In A Leading Role), and Craig Irvin and John Butz (Best Actor In A Supporting Role). For more information about The Cloris Awards, click here.
(Added August 15, 2019)
"Adore Us! Line" awarded IAC major project grant
Iowa Stage Theatre Company's premiere production of RJF's "Adore Us! Line" was awarded a Project Grant in the amount of $10,000 from the Iowa Arts Council. Grant funds will be used primarily to pay more than 20 Iowa theatre artists who will be collaborating to create and present this new musical theatre work. For more information about the show, click here. For more information about ISTC's production, click here.
(Added July 15, 2019)
Laura Benanti premieres new RJF song
A new song by RJF, commissioned by Sheas Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, NY, was premiered at the organization's annual gala in April 2019. Broadway legend and Tony Award-winning actor Laura Benanti performed the song and dedicated it to the event's guest of honor, four-time Tony Award-winning producer Albert Nocciolino. For a photo of Ms. Benanti and Mr. Nocciolino holding a framed copy of the sheet music, click here.