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.
(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. Photo: Ms. Benanti and Mr. Nocciolino holding a framed copy of the sheet music.
(Added March 15, 2019; Updated June 15, 2019)
Premiere of RJF's "Adore Us! Line" announced
At its annual "Cocktails & Cabaret" fundraising event on March 30, 2019, Iowa Stage Theatre Company announced that it will be presenting the world-premiere production of RJF's "Adore Us! Line" - The 2020 Political Parody of "A Chorus Line" as part of its 2019-20 season. A minimum of nine performances will be presented from January 24 through February 2nd, 2020 at the Stoner Theater in Des Moines. For more information about the show, click here. For more information about ISTC's production, click here.