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Host a Summer House Party!

Since 2010, "Utopia - The Iowa Musical Revue!" has been entertaining audiences throughout Iowa. Created by Robert John Ford ("Adore Us! Line," "Six-On-Six," "Caucus! The Musical"), "Utopia" features a variety of original sketches and parody songs that celebrate – and poke a little fun at – the unique people, places, and traditions of the great state of Iowa.  This summer, to safely reintroduce the live theatre experience, ­"Utopia" will come to you!

 

Here’s how it works:

  1. You schedule a date and time with the "Utopia" cast to host an outdoor house party (in your yard, on your driveway, on your cul-de-sac, etc.).

  2. You create the guest list and extend the invitations.

  3. On the day of the event, you provide a designated stage space, seating for your guests, a green room space (with access to a bathroom) for the four-person cast and keyboard accompanist, easy access to power outlets, and adequate lighting if necessary.

  4. The fully-vaccinated cast of "Utopia" – featuring original cast members Mary Bricker, Craig Petersen, and Megan Schettler Schug, and new cast member Eric Layden – performs a 1-hour “greatest hits” version of the show for you and your guests!

 

There is no cost to you – you and your guests will simply be asked to make a donation in an amount of your choosing (pass the hat, via Venmo, or through a website).  Dates currently available:

  • Thursday, July 8 evening - NO LONGER AVAILABLE

  • Friday, July 9 evening - NO LONGER AVAILABLE

  • Saturday, July 10 afternoon - AVAILABLE!

  • Saturday, July 10 evening - AVAILABLE!

  • Sunday, July 11 late afternoon - NO LONGER AVAILABLE

  • Thursday, July 22 evening - NO LONGER AVAILABLE

  • Friday, July 23 evening - NO LONGER AVAILABLE

  • Saturday, July 24 afternoon - NO LONGER AVAILABLE

  • Saturday, July 24 evening - NO LONGER AVAILABLE

  • Sunday, July 25 late afternoon - AVAILABLE!

  • Thursday, July 29 evening - NO LONGER AVAILABLE

  • Friday, July 30 evening - AVAILABLE!

  • Saturday, July 31 afternoon - AVAILABLE!

  • Saturday, July 31 evening - NO LONGER AVAILABLE

  • Sunday, August 1 late afternoon - NO LONGER AVAILABLE

  • Saturday, August 14 afternoon - NO LONGER AVAILABLE

  • Saturday, August 14 evening - NO LONGER AVAILABLE

  • Sunday, August 15 late afternoon - NO LONGER AVAILABLE

  • Friday, August 20 evening - NO LONGER AVAILABLE

  • Saturday, August 21 evening - NO LONGER AVAILABLE

  • Sunday, August 22 late afternoon - NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Evening performances may begin anytime between 7:00pm and 8:00pm. Saturday afternoon performances may begin anytime between 2:00pm and 4:00pm.  Sunday late afternoon performances may begin anytime between 3:00pm and 6:00pm.  Other dates and times may be available upon request.

A great way to entertain your friends while supporting theatre artists who’ve been itching to get back on stage for more than a year!  For more information or to schedule a performance, email RJFCreative@gmail.com.

(Please note: this event cannot be used as a fundraiser for another organization or cause.)

About the Show

"Utopia - The Iowa Musical Revue" - Conceived & Written by Robert John Ford

 

"Utopia - The Iowa Musical Revue" features a wide variety of original sketches and parody songs that celebrate - and poke a little fun at the unique people, places, and traditions of the great state of Iowa.  To date, more than 60 songs and sketches have been presented in five unique versions of the show, and new songs and sketches are being constantly adding, guaranteeing something new for audiences to see at each performance.   "Utopia" is the perfect entertainment option for Iowans who like to laugh at themselves and visitors who want a little taste of the Hawkeye State.  "You will laugh.  Hard." - The Des Moines Register

 

To inquire about production rights, send an email to rjfcreative@gmail.com.

Upcoming Productions

2021 - Summer House Party Tour!  - Performances at private homes and events (21 performance dates/times available)

Previous Productions

2018 - Version 5.0 - Epic Stage Productions, Des Moines, IA - full production (16 performances)

2018 - Tour Version - Epic Stage Productions, Webster City, IA - full production (3 performances)

2018 - Tour Version - Epic Stage Productions, Newton, IA - full production (2 performance)

2018 - Tour Version - Epic Stage Productions, Pocahontas, IA - full production (1 performance)

2018 - Tour Version - Epic Stage Productions, Fort Dodge, IA - full production (1 performance)

2015 - Version 4.0 - Epic Stage Productions, Des Moines, IA - full production (10 performances)

2011 - Version 3.0 - Right Brain Productions, Des Moines, IA - full production (11 performances)

2010 - Version 2.0 - Right Brain Productions, Des Moines, IA - full production (17 performances)

2009 - Version 1.0 - Entertainment2Go, Iowa Tour (6 Towns) - full production (7 performances)

Press & Reviews

2018 - dsm Magazine - Feature Story: click here

2016 - Des Moines Register - Review: click here

2016 - CityView Magazine - Review: click here

2011 - Des Moines Register - Review: click here

2010 - Des Moines Register - Review: click here

Awards

2018 - Special Cloris Award  - Outstanding Ensemble Performance

2018 - Iowa Arts Council - Major Project Grant

Photo & Video Gallery

For photos and videos of current and previous productions of "Utopia - The Iowa Musical Revue," click here.