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The Summer House Party Tour!

Host a Performance!

Following the tremendous success of the 2021 Summer House Party Tour production of "Utopia - The Iowa Musical Revue!," the Summer House Party Tour returns in 2022 with a production of "RAGBRAI," a new musical by Robert John Ford.  This one-hour musical comedy tells the saga of an out-of-state couple who falsely believes a bike ride across Iowa will be a relaxing, challenge-free vacation.   "RAGBRAI" features veteran local actors Mary Bricker, Megan Schettler Schug, and Craig Petersen, actor/keyboardist Eric Layden. and stage manager Joe Smith.


You, the HOST(S):

  1. Agree to host an outdoor house party at which the cast of "RAGBRAI" will present a one-hour performance;

  2. Select your preferred performance date and time from the available options in the list below;

  3. Make the guest list and extend the invitations to whoever and how many people you choose (a minimum audience size of 25 is preferred);

  4. Designate a stage space (minimum of 10'x10' on a flat surface with easy access to an electrical outlet) in your yard, patio, deck area, or driveway and designate a private "backstage area" with access to water/beverages and a bathroom for the cast to prepare. 


  1. Provide every element of the show - actors, stage manager, instruments, sound equipment, scenery, props, costumes, playbills, etc.

Other things to know:

  • There is no upfront cost to the host – you and your guests will simply be asked to make a donation in an amount of your choosing (cash, check, or digital payments via Venmo or Paypal) upon completion of the performance.

  • The entire production team has been fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19.

  • The performance must be outside. 

  • The show features subject matter and language that may not be suitable for audiences under the age of 13.

  • The performance runs for approximately one hour without an intermission.

  • The production team features a total of five people - four actors and one stage manager.

  • The production team will arrive approximately one hour prior to your scheduled performance time.

  • The production team reserves the right to cancel or postpone a performance due to inclement weather (e.g. thunderstorms, excessive heat), the threat of inclement weather, or other safety concerns.

  • Rain date options will be offered should inclement weather force the cancelation of your scheduled performance.

  • Prior to your scheduled performance date, the stage manager will contact you to arrange a site visit.

  • The performance cannot be used as a fundraiser or benefit event for another organization or cause unless an agreement is reached in advance.


Performance date options:

  • Friday, July 8, 7:00pm - NO LONGER AVAILABLE

  • Saturday, July 9, 3:00pm - AVAILABLE!

  • Saturday, July 9, 7:00pm - NO LONGER AVAILABLE

  • Sunday, July 10, 3:00pm - NO LONGER AVAILABLE

  • Sunday, July 10, 7:00pm - NO LONGER AVAILABLE

  • Monday, July 11, 7:00pm - NO LONGER AVAILABLE

  • Friday, July 15, 7:00pm - NO LONGER AVAILABLE

  • Saturday, July 16, 3:00pm - NO LONGER AVAILABLE

  • Saturday, July 16, 7:00pm - NO LONGER AVAILABLE

  • Sunday, July 17, 3:00pm - NO LONGER AVAILABLE

  • Sunday, July 17, 7:00pm - NO LONGER AVAILABLE

  • Friday, July 22, 7:00pm - NO LONGER AVAILABLE

  • Saturday, July 23, 3:00pm - AVAILABLE!

  • Saturday, July 23, 7:00pm - NO LONGER AVAILABLE

  • Sunday, July 24, 3:00pm - AVAILABLE!

  • Sunday, July 24, 7:00pm - NO LONGER AVAILABLE

  • Thursday, July 28, 7:00pm - NO LONGER AVAILABLE

  • Friday, July 29, 7:00pm - NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Other dates and times may be available upon request.  (Please note: this event cannot be used as a fundraiser for another organization or cause.)

   To request your performance date and time, click HERE. 

Questions should be emailed to  

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Support for this project provided by the Iowa Arts Council,

a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs,

through the federal CARES Act