RIVERSIDE THEATRE, 119 E. College St., Iowa City. RiversideTheatre.org. The Flick. Three young employees tend to one of the last 35 mm projectors in a rundown cinema. Paying tribute to the power of movies, this Pulitzer Prize-winning play paints a hilarious and heartbreaking portrait of the distances that pervade modern life. Through Dec. 11.
CIRCA 21 DINNER PLAYHOUSE, Rock Island, IL. Circa21.com. White Christmas. In Irving Berlin’s musical, two WWII vets, now partners in a song-and-dance act, follow a duo of singing sisters to a gig at a lodge in Vermont, only to discover that the nearly-bankrupt lodge where they were hired to perform is owned by their beloved former commanding general. Through Dec. 30. Santa Claus the Musical. Hilarious whodunit. Through Dec. 18.
THEATRE CEDAR RAPIDS, 102 3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids. TheatreCR.org. Meet Me in St. Louis. In this heartwarming musical perfect for the holiday season, the Smith family grapples with life changes and new love in a bustling St. Louis on the brink of the 1904 World’s Fair. Through Dec. 18.
GIVING TREE THEATER, 752 10th St., Marion. GivingTreeTheater.com. Miracle on 34th Street. A vocational counselor plots to have Macy’s employee Kris Kringle shanghaied to Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital. Kris ends up in a court competency hearing, putting at stake a little girl’s belief in Santa. Dec. 2–18.
CITY CIRCLE THEATRE COMPANY, Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. (319) 248-9370. CoralvilleArts.org. Elf The Musical. The Broadway musical based on the hilarious hit movie. December 9–18.
IOWA CITY COMMUNITY THEATRE, 4261 Oak Crest Hill Rd., Iowa City. IowaCityCommunityTheatre.org. RENT. Dec. 2–18.
IOWA STAGE THEATER COMPANY, Salisbury House & Gardens, Shakespeare on the Lawn, Des Moines. SalisburyHouse.org. A Christmas Carol. The timeless tale of Scrooge’s ghostly visitations and Yuletide change of heart. Dec. 9–18.
MIRRORBOX THEATRE, CSPS Hall, Cedar Rapids. MirrorboxTheatre.com. Batman Returns Returns. In this holiday fiasco, the caped crusader will have to use every gadget in his tool belt, plus belt out a song or two, to save his fair city. Dec. 14–18.
DES MOINES PLAYHOUSE, 831 42nd St., Des Moines. DMPlayhouse.com. (515) 277-6261. Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Dec. 2–18.
List of Eastern/Central Iowa Theaters
ADLER THEATRE, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. (563) 326-8500.
BRUCEMORE MANSION, Peggy Boyle Whitworth Amphitheater, Cedar Rapids. Brucemore.org. (319) 362-7375.
CEDAR FALLS COMMUNITY THEATER, Oster Regent, 103 Main St., Cedar Falls. (319) 277-5283.
CIRCA ’21 DINNER PLAYHOUSE, Rock Island, IL. Circa21.com.
CITY CIRCLE THEATRE COMPANY, Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. (319) 248-9370. CoralvilleArts.org.
DES MOINES PERFORMING ARTS, 221 Walnut St., DesMoinesPerformingArts.org.
DES MOINES CIVIC CENTER, 221 Walnut St., Des Moines. DesMoinesPerformingArts.org.
DES MOINES METRO OPERA, Blank Performing Arts Center, 513 North D St., Indianola. DesMoinesMetroOpera.org.
DES MOINES PLAYHOUSE, 831 42nd St., Des Moines. DMPlayhouse.com. (515) 277-6261.
REVIVAL THEATRE COMPANY & CSPS, CSPS Hall, 1103 3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids. RevivalTheatreCompany.com.
CORALVILLE CENTER for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th St., Coralville. (319) 248-9370.
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.
DES MOINES PLAYHOUSE, 831 42nd St., Des Moines. DMPlayhouse.com.
DREAMWELL THEATRE, Public Space One, 120 N. Dubuque St., Iowa City. Dreamwell.com.
FAIRFIELD AREA COMMUNITY THEATER, Walton Club, 2265 Walton Lake Road, Fairfield.
FILMSCENE at the Chauncey, 404 E. College St., Iowa City. ICFilmScene.org.
IOWA CITY COMMUNITY THEATRE, 4261 Oak Crest Hill Rd., Iowa City. IowaCityCommunityTheatre.org.
IOWA STAGE THEATER COMPANY, Salisbury House & Gardens, Shakespeare on the Lawn, Des Moines. SalisburyHouse.org.
IOWA STAGE THEATRE CO., Kum & Go Theater, Des Moines. IowaStage.org.
MIRRORBOX THEATRE, CSPS Hall, Cedar Rapids. MirrorboxTheatre.com.
MOUNT VERNON-LISBON COMMUNITY THEATRE, 221 1st St. W NE, Mt Vernon. (319) 654-1016.
PYRAMID THEATRE, Prairie Meadows Riviera Amphitheater at Riverview Park, Des Moines, DMPlayhouse.com.
QUAD CITY MUSIC GUILD, Prospect Park Auditorium, Moline, IL. (309) 762-6610.
REVIVAL THEATRE COMPANY & Coe College, Dows Theatre, 1220 First Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids. RevivalTheatreCompany.com.
THEATRE CEDAR RAPIDS, 102 3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids. TheatreCR.org.
THEATRE CEDAR RAPIDS @ Brucemore, Peggy Boyle Whitworth Amphitheater, 2160 Linden Dr. SE, Cedar Rapids. Brucemore.org. Theatre-CR.org.
WASHINGTON COMMUNITY THEATER, 2227 250th St., Washington. (319) 653-5175. WCTheater.com.
WATERLOO COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE, 224 Commercial St., Waterloo. (319) 235-0367.