Iowa Theater Listings

Des Moines Performing Arts Center presents the Willis Broadway touring production of The Band’s Visit, winner of 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical., Oct. 12–17.

GIVING TREE THEATER, Marion. (319) 213-7956. Dracula: A Radio Play. Oct. 8–17.

RIVERSIDE THEATRE, Iowa City. (319) 338-7672. The Grand Inquisitor. Dostoyevsky’s chilling parable about life, religious faith, and the stories that hold our society together. A monologue of urgency and intensity adapted from The Brothers Karamazov.In collaboration with Iowa City Book Festival and University of Iowa Libraries’ “Dostoevsky at 200” exhibit, University of Iowa Main Library Gallery. October 21–31.

THEATRE CEDAR RAPIDS, 102 3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids. Let the Right One In. An enchanting, brutal vampire myth and coming-of-age love story adapted from the best-selling novel and award-winning film. Oct. 15–31.

DES MOINES PLAYHOUSE, 831 42nd St., Des Moines. Escaping the Labyrinth. In this world premiere of a brand new romantic comedy worthy of the gods, American classics grad student Bud Schliemann is touring Greece when he encounters a man who mistakenly reveals he is the god Hermes. Oct. 15–23.

DES MOINES PERFORMING ARTS, 221 Walnut St., DM Young Artists’ Theatre presents Disney’s Descendants: The Musical, a new musical comedy featuring the beloved film characters—and their kids. Oct. 8–17. Willis Broadway series presents The Band’s Visit. Winner of 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. For Dina, every day in her Israeli desert town feels the same, until a band of Egyptian musicians shows up lost at her café. Oct. 12–17.

CIRCA ’21 DINNER PLAYHOUSE, Rock Island, IL. Disenchanted. Meet Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious, naughty parody musical that’s anything but Grimm. Through Nov. 6.

REVIVAL THEATRE COMPANY & CSPS, CSPS Hall, 1103 3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids. End of the Rainbow. A bitterly sweet, funny drama about the final years in the life of Judy Garland. Oct. 14–17.

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA THEATRE, E.C. Mabie Theatre, Iowa City, Our Lady of 121st Street. In this riotously funny, startlingly spiritual play, a group of former students reunite in their Harlem neighborhood to pay respects to their beloved and feared teacher, Sister Rose. Oct. 8–16.

ADLER THEATRE, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. (563) 326-8500. The Elf on the Shelf. A thrilling spectacle of music and dance transports audiences to the North Pole to glimpse the magical lives of Santa’s Scout Elves. December 18, 2 & 6 p.m.


BRUCEMORE MANSION, Peggy Boyle Whitworth Amphitheater, Cedar Rapids. (319) 362-7375.

CEDAR FALLS COMMUNITY THEATER, Oster Regent, 103 Main St., Cedar Falls. (319) 277-5283.


DES MOINES METRO OPERA, Blank Performing Arts Center, 513 North D St., Indianola.

CITY CIRCLE, Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. (319) 248-9370.

CORALVILLE CENTER for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th St., Coralville. (319) 248-9370.

THEATRE CEDAR RAPIDS, Brucemore Mansion, Cedar Rapids. (319) 366-8591.


DES MOINES CIVIC CENTER, 221 E. Walnut St., Des Moines. (515) 246-2300.

DES MOINES YOUNG ARTISTS THEATRE, 4801 Franklin Ave., Des Moines. (515) 218-8016.

DREAMWELL THEATRE, Public Space One, 120 N. Dubuque St., Iowa City.

FAIRFIELD AREA COMMUNITY THEATER, Walton Club, 2265 Walton Lake Road, Fairfield.

FILMSCENE at the Chauncey, Iowa City.

GIVING TREE THEATER, Marion. (319) 213-7956.

IOWA CITY COMMUNITY THEATRE, Johnson Co. Fairgrounds, Iowa City. (319) 338-0443.

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA THEATRE, Iowa City. (319) 335-1160.  Iowa City, via

IOWA STAGE THEATER COMPANY, Salisbury House & Gardens, Shakespeare on the Lawn, Des Moines.

IOWA STAGE THEATRE CO., Kum & Go Theater, Des Moines.

MIRRORBOX THEATRE, CSPS Hall, Cedar Rapids. Out the Box Reading Series (Virtual). Mirrorbox Theatre’s online performance series features fresh, contemporary plays, streamed live to a limited audience. RSVP required. Various Fridays at 8 p.m. Free.

OLD CREAMERY THEATRE Drive-In Live, Price Creek Event Center, Amana. (319) 622-6262.

THE PLAYERS WORKSHOP, Burlington. (319) 753-6623.

PYRAMID THEATRE, Prairie Meadows Riviera Amphitheater at Riverview Park, Des Moines,

REVIVAL THEATRE COMPANY & Coe College, Dows Theatre, 1220 First Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids.

THEATRE CEDAR RAPIDS @ Brucemore, Peggy Boyle Whitworth Amphitheater, 2160 Linden Dr. SE, Cedar Rapids.

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA THEATRE, Iowa City. (319) 335-1160.

WASHINGTON COMMUNITY THEATER, 2227 250th St., Washington. (319) 653-5175.

WATERLOO COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE, 224 Commercial St., Waterloo. (319) 235-0367.