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"Adore Us! Line" sets ticket sales record

Iowa Stage Theatre Company has announced that its production of "Adore Us! Line" has shattered previous ticket sales records for the organization.  Seven of the nine performances were sold out, and total occupancy was 99% of capacity for the entire run.  Additionally, the show was featured in many national media stories, including this lengthy video story produced by The New Yorker.  

(Added February 3, 2020)

"Adore Us! Line" opening weekend sold out

Iowa Stage Theatre Company has announced that the first three performances of RJF's "Adore Us! Line" are completely sold out and that ticket availability is limited for all remaining performances.  For more information about the show, performance schedule, and cast, click here.  For tickets, click here

(Added January 21, 2020)

"Adore Us! Line" special event scheduled

RJF and Noce nightclub are partnering to present a special benefit event - Late Night Cabaret, A Benefit for the Jepson Family - on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 10:30pm.  The original cast of "Adore Us! Line" will present song selections of this political parody of "A Chorus Line" just days before the 2020 Iowa Caucuses.  All ticket proceeds from this very special evening of songs and stories will be donated to the show's sound designer Josh Jepson, his wife Laila, and son Lee, who is courageously on a journey to conquer leukemia.  Tickets are available through the Noce website by clicking here

(Added January 1, 2020)

"Adore Us! Line" media promotions scheduled

The following media promotions and stories for "Adore Us! Line" are currently scheduled (this will be updated regularly):  feature story in dsm Magazine, January/February issue; Iowa Public Radio's "Talk Of Iowa," January 13, 10:00am; The Culture Buzz, January 22, noon: WHO-AM, January 18, 9:30am; WHO-TV, January 24, 6:30am; KCWI-TV, January 24, 7:30am hour; KCCI-TV, January 25, 8:00am hour.  For more information about the show, performance schedule, and cast, click here.  For tickets, click here

(Added January 1, 2020; updated January 24, 2020)

"Adore Us! Line" tickets now on sale

Tickets for all nine performances of Iowa Stage Theatre Company's premiere production of RJF's musical parody "Adore Us! Line" are now on sale and may be purchased here.   Tickets for all performances are expected to sell out, and many performances already have limited availability, so advanced purchase is strongly recommended.  Good tickets still available for the first three performances.  For more information about the show, performance schedule, and cast, click here.   

(Added January 1, 2020)

"Adore Us! Line" cast announced

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

(Added April 1, 2019)

 
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