100th Anniversary Celebration!

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This is a very special year for ISU Theatre for this marks the hundredth anniversary of organized theatre at Iowa State. That was when Fredrica V. Shattuck (1883-1969) organized a group of interested students and formed Iowa State Players.  We hope that, whether you’re an alum, currently enrolled student, faculty, staff, or patron, you choose to join us in celebrating our 100th birthday!

100th Anniversary Dinner

Olde Main Brewing Company, 316 Main Street, Ames  – Friday, November 14

We’ll be sitting down to dinner with at Olde Main Brewing Company, 316 Main Street in Ames on Friday, November 14 at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be preceded by a social hour and cash bar beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Please be sure to make your reservations by 4 p.m. on Friday, November 7.

Want to join us? Click here to make your reservation!

Theatre Panel Presentations

Memorial Union Maintenance Shop – Saturday, November 15 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Free admission, no registration is necessary!

Come hear former students talk about life in the theatre and share memories Saturday afternoon in the Memorial Union M-Shop.

Presenters include:

10 a.m.-11 a.m.: Jim Lile, former ISU Theatre student and technical director and assistant professor at Florida State University

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Tony Forsmark, former ISU Theatre student and actor and Jack Meggers, former ISU student and film maker

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.: Kelly Bartlett, former ISU Student, Irene Ryan winner and professional ballroom dancer

1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.: Carole Horowitz, former ISU Theatre marketing manager, radio show host, and community arts activist and Jane Cox, Director of Theatre. “I Remember” – a special time set aside to share memories of ISU Theatre faculty Frank Brandt, David Hirvela, Fritz Szabo, and Patrick Gouran

100th Anniversary Gala Performance

Fisher Theater – Saturday, November 15 – 7:30 p.m.

The performance for ISU Theatre’s Gala Performance has sold out. In case of inclement weather, the show will go on as scheduled. Use your own best judgment as to whether or not you wish to travel and please drive safely!

Don’t miss our talented alumni, students, faculty, and staff as they perform scenes, monologues, sing, and dance in the Fisher Theater spotlight.

The performance will be followed by a reception and you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy refreshments and mingle after the show!

Admission is free and open to the public, but seating is reserved. Tickets can be reserved along with your dinner or separately if you do not plan to attend the 100th Anniversary Dinner.

To reserve TICKETS ONLY, e-mail isutheatre@iastate.edu, call 515-294-2624, or stop by the ISU Theatre office at 2130 Pearson Hall.  Tickets reserved by phone or e-mail will be held at will call in Fisher Theater and can be picked up the night of the performance.

Here is a list of our performers:

Brendan Dunphy and Scott Siepker – Scene from MacBeth by William Shakespeare
Christopher Michael Sutch – Monologue from American Notes by Len Jenkins
Michael Dahlstrom – Master of Ceremonies
Philip Henry – Monologue from Drakul by John Heimbuch
Tim Davis – Monologue from Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Tony Forsmark – Monologue from Bang Bang by Michael Kerns
Frank Ferguson – Monologue from Our Town by Thornton Wilder
Gary Roberts and Kivan Kirk – Scene from The History Boys by Alan Bennett
Kelly Bartlett and Christopher Spaulding – “Theatrical Showdance” in the style of Foxtrot
Doris Nash – “The Girl in 14G” by Dick Scanlan and Jeanine Tesori
Brad Dell – Monologue from As You Like It by William Shakespeare
Jane Cox – Monologue from Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell
Amanda Petefish-Schrag – Monologue from Lost in the Flood by Amanda Petefish-Schrag
Mason Tyer and Christopher Kent – Scene from Amadeus by Peter Shaffer
Hannah Rublaitus – “Taylor the Latte Boy” by Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich
Kivan Kirk and Bethany Berger – Scene from Reefer Madness by Dan Studney
Vivian M. Cook and Lyn Keren – “If Momma Were Married” from Gypsy
Taylor SklenarMonologue from The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
Noel VanDenBosch – “A Trip to the Library” from She Loves Me
Lindsay Koehler – Monologue from The Cradle Song by Gregorio Martinez Sierra
Samantha Koontz and Kevin Barron – “Song That Goes Like This” from Spamalot
Annie Feenstra and Ethan Peterson – Scene from As You Like It by William Shakespeare
Jenna Oftedal – Opening tap dance number from 42nd Street
Maddie Olsem and Kourtney Richards – “Let Me Be Your Star” from Smash
James Tener – Accompanist
Marcia Dahlstrom – Stage Manager

Read about it in Steve Jones LAS blog and the Ames Tribune!