Ben Godar

From community theater to professional theater, dance to drama, a variety of theatrical productions take place in Central Iowa this Spring.


“Stomp,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25-26 at Stephens Auditorium, $20, $28, $34; $10, $14, $17 students.

This unique group’s combination of percussion and dance has become an international sensation. The talented cast can turn random household objects, from brooms to matchboxes into an orchestra.


The Ballet de l’Opera Bordeaux presents “Romeo and Juliet” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1 at Stephens Auditorium, $20, $26, $32; $10, $13, $16 students.

The Ballet de l’Opera Bordeaux dates back all the way to 1752, and during it’s rich history was even under the personal patronage of Emperor Louis Napoleon. The group brings the full-length ballet “Romeo and Juliet” to Ames.

“Heidi” ACTORS, Feb. 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20.

Ames Community Theater presents a musical adaptation of the classic tale of the little girl separated from her parents. Produced in conjunction with the Children’s Theater, the show promises fun for the entire family.

“Les Liasons Dangereuses” Feb. 18, 19, 25 & 26 at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 20 and 27 2 p.m. at Fisher Theater.

The ISU Theater spring season kicks off with a classic play focusing on the sexual manipulations of 18th century French aristocrats. Over the last 200 years, the play has been called everything from obscene to brilliant.

“Victor/Victoria” 7:30 p.m., Feb. 29 at Stephens Auditorium, $20, $28, $34; $10, $14, $17 students.

This well-loved comedy focuses on the plight of Victoria, an out of work night-club singer pretending to be a man who impersonates women. It features music by Henry Mancini, book by Blake Edwards and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse.


“Midsummer Night’s Dream” March 6-7 at The Civic Center of Greater Des Moines.

The Guthrie Theater, one of the Midwest’s most prominent regional theaters brings a production of Shakespeare’s classic comedy to Des Moines. Over their 37 years in the Minneapolis area, the Guthrie has been renowned for its classical productions — especially its Shakespearean ones.

New York City Opera National Company presents Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville” 7:30 p.m. March 8 at Stephens Auditorium, $20, $28, $34; $10, $14, $17 students.

This comedy follows the follies of Figaro, as he tries to help Count Almaviva win the love of Rosina.

“Shakespeare’s Women” 7:30 p.m. March 23, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. March 24-25 at Fisher Theater.

This play replaces the previously announced “Love’s Fire” in the ISU Theater season. It features several scenes from a variety of Shakespeare’s plays.


“The Gin Game” ACTORS, April 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16.

ISU professor Patrick Gouran and Kay Rhoads lend their talents to this two-character play that focuses on loneliness and aging.

“Into the Woods,” 7:30 p.m. April 14-15 at Stephens Auditorium.

ISU Theater and Stars Over Veishea come together to produce this production of one of Sondheim’s most hilarious musicals. Fairy Tales such as Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood and Cinderella spill together with the story of a baker and his wife, left barren after a spell from a witch.

Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater Company, 2 p.m. April 22 at Stephens Auditorium $14, $7 students.

Giant inflatable characters tumbling and juggling, highlight this eccentric show that promises to amuse children of all ages.

“Annie,” 7:30 p.m. April 27 at Stephens Auditorium, $20, $28, $34; $10, $14, $17 students.

The musical story of the little red-haired orphan has entertained audiences for years. Features classic songs: “Tomorrow,” “The Hard-Knock Life” and “I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here.”