ADORE US! LINE
World Premiere Production!
Iowa Stage Theatre Company
January 24 - February 2, 2020
Civic Center of Greater Des Moines
Conceived & Written by Robert John Ford ("Caucus! The Musical"), "Adore Us! Line" is a song-by-song parody of the landmark Broadway musical "A Chorus Line" in which each of the 24+ Democratic presidential candidates audition for the Iowa voters prior to the 2020 caucuses. A hilarious and at times poignant look at the candidates as they are compelled to move beyond their standard stump speeches and typical song and dance routines to examine their own lives, dreams, motivations, flaws, and strengths. Who will be the "one singular sensation" in the end?
“A Chorus Line” - Original Music by Marvin Hamlisch; Original Book by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante; Original Lyrics by Edward Kleban.
Original script published and distributed by Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc. Stage rights represented by Tams-Witmark: A Concord Theatricals Company.
Please note: "Adore Us! Line" contains subject matter and language that may not be suitable for audience members under the age of 13.
Friday, January 24, 2020 – 7:30pm - SOLD OUT!
Saturday, January 25, 2020 – 7:30pm - SOLD OUT!
Sunday, January 25, 2020 – 2:00pm - SOLD OUT!
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 – 7:30pm
Thursday, January 30, 2020 – 7:30pm
Friday, January 31, 2020 – 7:30pm - SOLD OUT!
Saturday, February 1, 2020 – 2:00pm - SOLD OUT!
Saturday, February 1, 2020 – 7:30pm - SOLD OUT!
Sunday, February 2, 2020 – 2:00pm - SOLD OUT!
All performances held at the Stoner Theater in the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines, 221 Walnut Street, Des Moines, Iowa.
Creative Team & Cast
Producer: Iowa Stage Theatre Company
Created by: Robert John Ford
Director: Maxwell Schaeffer
Music Director: Eric Layden
Choreographer: Megan Helmers
Orchestral Programmer: Josh Whitver
Lighting Designer: Jim Trenberth
Scenic Designer: Kiah Kayser
Costume Designer: Susanna Douthit
Sound Designer: Josh Jepson
Stage Manager: Brittany Beridon
Assistant Director: Emily Davis
Biden: Charlie Reese
Booker: Madison Ray
Buttigieg: Ryan Henzi
Harris: Davida D. Williams
Klobuchar: Heidi Mason
O’Rourke: Jonathan deLima
Sanders: Joe Smith
Warren: Mary Bricker
Iowa Voter: Eric Olson
Other Candidates 1: Sydney Allen
Other Candidates 2: Michael Clinkscales
Musicians: Eric Layden, Josh Whitver, Anna Lackaff, Sonya Siebert, Ben Poppen
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Press Release - December 15, 2019
Feature Story - KDSM "The Culture Buzz" - January 21, 2020
Feature Story - Catch Des Moines Weekend Podcast - January 24, 2020
Review - Broadway World - January 26, 2020
Feature Story - The New Yorker - January 31, 2020
Feature Story - The New Yorker - February 2, 2020
Feature Story - National Public Radio's "Morning Edition" - February 3, 2020
Feature Story - Reuters/Yahoo News - February 3, 2020