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Beers to You

George and Gracie, Penn and Teller, Brooks and Dunn, It takes two! At Beers to You we pair that most delightful of beverages with delicious food to create a culinary masterpiece that is better than the sum of it parts! Sixty varieties of beer paired with the best recipes of 40 area restaurants creates a delight for the palate! Foodies and Beer Drinkers Unite!

Artist Series: The Wonder Bread Years

This one-man show, featuring Pat Hazell, a Nebraska native and former “Seinfeld” writer, is a grand salute to baby boomers and pop culture. He invites you to cast your memories way back to the days when Kool-Aid was cool, Toughskins jeans were all the rage and Wonder Bread was the greatest thing since, um, those other kinds of sliced bread. Savor the past with this hilarious and charming night of nostalgia.

Artist Series: The Beach Boys

Good vibrations abound as The Beach Boys turn our Iowa winter into summer at the beach. Take off your coat, sit back and feel the sun as they take you back in time with “California Girls,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “I Get Around,” ”Surfin’ USA,” “Then I Kissed Her,” “Don’t Worry Baby” and more with hit after hit. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, named Rolling Stone Magazine’s Band of the Year and winners of numerous Grammy Awards, The Beach Boys are giants of American music. Check this off your bucket list and breathe in The Beach Boys.

Artist Series: Sister Act

“Sister Act” is Broadway’s feel-amazing musical comedy smash! “Sister Act” tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would look – a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the power of friendship, “Sister Act” is a reason to rejoice. 

Artist Series: Sister Act

“Sister Act” is Broadway’s feel-amazing musical comedy smash! “Sister Act” tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would look – a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the power of friendship, “Sister Act” is a reason to rejoice.

Artist Series: Romeo and Juliet

The timeless tradition of classical Russian ballet comes to life in this full-length piece based on Shakespeare’s tragic love story. Featuring the majesty of a huge corps du ballet and soaring music by Sergei Prokofiev, the feuding families and doomed couple come to life on stage. Led by founder and artistic director Elena Radchenko, Russian National Ballet Theatre is classical ballet at its best.

Curtain Talk begins at 2:15 p.m.

Artist Series: Mavis Staples and Blind Boys of Alabama

She brought down the house last fall when she opened for Bonnie Raitt, now she’s back, this time with the Blind Boys of Alabama. This will be a holiday infused concert you won’t soon forget. Staples has been a rock of American music for more than six decades. She’s a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, a National Heritage Fellowship Award winner…the list goes on and on. The Blind Boys of Alabama, performing together for almost 80 years, are gospel legends. Don’t miss this night of music that will speak to your heart and feed your soul.

Curtain Talk begins at 6:45 p.m.

Artist Series: Elf, The Broadway Musical

In this hilarious musical tale, Buddy, an orphan who ended up at the North Pole to be raised by elves, realizes he’s actually human - his enormous (human) size and inability to make toys are dead giveaways. He heads to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity and bring the true meaning of Christmas back to the city. Based on the now classic 2003 film, this musical is happy enough for kids and plenty smart for adults – truly a show for the entire family!

Artist Series: Elf, The Broadway Musical

In this hilarious musical tale, Buddy, an orphan who ended up at the North Pole to be raised by elves, realizes he’s actually human - his enormous (human) size and inability to make toys are dead giveaways. He heads to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity and bring the true meaning of Christmas back to the city. Based on the now classic 2003 film, this musical is happy enough for kids and plenty smart for adults – truly a show for the entire family!

Artist Series: Beyond Glory

The Congressional Medal of Honor is our nation’s highest military honor. It’s so rarely given and held in such high esteem that all active duty members of the military, regardless of rank, are required to salute recipients. Tony-nominee and famed film actor Stephen Lang brings the story of eight award winning veterans from World War II, Korea and Vietnam to life.

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