Iowa State Center News And Press Releases

by David Derong. News
The Addams Family Musical

The Addams Family Musical gave a tremendous Broadway performance to an animated audience. Before the show, cast members Shaun Rice (Uncle Fester), Jenn Fogarty (Wednesday) and Connor Barth (Pugsley Addams) joined audience members in the Celebrity Cafe for a quick Q&A session. Photos taken on Jan. 28, 2014 by David Derong/Iowa State Center View More… Read more »

by David Derong. News
Moscow Festival Ballet: Cinderella

Moscow Festival Ballet brought new life to the classic fairytale story. Before the show, Valerie Williams of Co’Motion Dance Theater spoke about her lifetime of experience in modern dance, musical theater, commercial dance and opera. At the same time, Beth Clarke of Beth Clarke Studio of Dance gave our C.Y.’s Kids Club a few pointers… Read more »

by ISC Staff. News
Winners of the 2014 Iowa District Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (l-r): Alec Carlson, Alexandra Nowakowski, Zachary Owen, Katherine Carroll, Holly Flack, Jessica Faselt

The Iowa District Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (Iowa District) which were held at the Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall in Ames on Saturday, January 11. The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions are designed to discover exceptional young talent and assist in their development by providing an… Read more »

by ISC Staff. News
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After 45 years, the Stephens Auditorium curtain, named Sliver Code, is undergoing a meticulous restoration. Open House: See the stage curtain up close and learn more about the University Museums’ project to clean and restore it. The public is welcome to Stephens Auditorium on Sunday, Mar. 2 from Noon-2 PM. Please enter through the Southwest… Read more »

by ISC Staff. News

The public is invited to attend the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions – Iowa District on Saturday, January 11, 2014 beginning at noon in the Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall on the campus of Iowa State University at Ames. The auditions offer a unique opportunity for opera enthusiasts to see and hear 30 talented artists while… Read more »

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Together on one stage: Buddy Guy, Zakk Wylde, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Dweezil Zappa, Eric Johnson and more bring the music of Jimi Hendrix back to life with the Experience Hendrix 2014 Tour, LIVE at Stephens Auditorium on Saturday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. Buy Now The eighth edition of the celebrated Experience Hendrix… Read more »

by David Derong. News
The Nutcracker Ballet

A “must see” event is the Iowa State Center’s presentation of The Nutcracker Ballet. Now in its 33rd year, this annual production is the longest running Nutcracker in Iowa and showcases sensational talent on stage at Stephens Auditorium, December 14-15. A cast of over 200 skilled dancers from many area and central Iowa communities will… Read more »

by David Derong. News
An Evening with Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby kicked off our 2013-2014 Performing Arts Series with a sold out show. Scott Siepker (aka the “Iowa Nice Guy”) led a pre-performance chat in our Celebrity Cafe. Photos taken on Oct. 18, 2013 by David Derong/Iowa State Center View More Photos Check out photos from our other events!