Old Creamery Theatre
319-62AMANA (319-622-6262)
Professional Theatre Since 1971
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Theatre for young Audiences on the main Stage in 2013

The Life and Times of the three Little Pigs

March 30 - April 13, 2013

By Gene Mackey

Original music by Cheryl Benge

Can the little pigs remember their survival skills as they go out into the world to make a living? The Old Creamery Theatre for Young Audiences presents a classic with an imaginative and musical twist in The Life and Times of the Three Little Pigs.

Rated: G

Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly

June 15 - June 29, 2013

Book and music by Joan Cushing

Follow the adventures of Worm, Spider and Fly from the first day of school through the last as they learn to dream big in this show filled with music and fun for all!

Rated: G

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

October 19 - November 2, 2013

Adapted from Washington Irving's story by Kathryn Schultz Miller

The headless horseman is said to haunt Sleepy Hollow, riding his horse at breakneck speed in the dark of night. Ichabod Crane, the new school master soon comes to know first-hand if The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is fact of fiction and you will too! Join us for this fun and spooky classic tale. Just in time for Halloween!

Rated: G

The Velveteen Rabbit

November 30 - December 21, 2013

Adaptation of the classic story by Margery Williams

Book and lyrics by George Gray

Music by Chris Talbert

New to the toy chest, the Velveteen Rabbit isn't quite sure he's good for. He can't spin like the top or float like the boat or talk like the Mechanical Man. But the boy comes to love him, and the Skin Horse says once a child really loves a toy, it becomes real. See what happens in this delightful classic set to music.

Rated: G

TYA Main Stage Season Sponsor: Scheels
TYA Main Stage Season Media Sponsor: Kiss 96.5


Wednesday at 3:00 pm
Thursday at 3:00 pm
Friday at 7:30 pm
Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sunday at 3:00 pm

Some exceptions may apply.

Away in the Basement has several added Friday and Saturday matinees. Please check show calendar.


(Reserved Seating)
Adults: $27.50
Students: $18.00

Thursday at 3:00 pm
Friday at 7:30 pm
Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sunday at 3:00 pm

Some exceptions may apply.


(General Admission)

Adults: $27.50
Students: $18.00


Times vary. Please see specific show page.


(Reserved Seating)


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Monday - Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30p.m.

Friday - Saturday:  10:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Sunday:  12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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on the main stage in 2013 

The Last Romance, April 25 – May 26, 2013

A Romantic Comedy by Joe DiPietro

Falling in love again was not something Ralph was expecting. Fate, however, had other ideas for this lively widower and a different path home one evening leads him to Carol and changes his life. A funny account about second chances and the surprises life can bring. Rated: PG

Sponsored by: Cedar Rapids Hearing Center

Media Sponsors: Mature Focus and KGYM

Cookin' with Gus, May 30 – June 30, 2013

A Comedy by Jim Brochu

With the chance at her own television show being dangled in front of her like a perfectly glazed carrot, famous cookbook author Gussie Richardson decides to face her fear of the cameras to tape a cooking segment. With a few post hypnotic suggestions and "help" from the tipsy Gypsy next door, Gussie cooks up a recipe for laughter that will have you bubbling like a cheese souffle. Rated: PG

Media Sponsor: WMT-AM

Lumberjacks in Love, August 1 – September 1, 2013

A Musical Comedy with Book and lyrics by Fred Alley, Music by James Kaplan
Story by Fred Alley and James Kaplan

Four manly lumberjacks living the bachelor life in their northern Wisconsin camp seem perfectly happy tucked away from civilization - and women. But when a mail order bride is mistakenly sent for, everything changes. Join Minnesota Slim, Dirty Bob, Muskrat, Moonlight and The Kid, as they tell the wonders and woes of being a lumberjack in love with songs like "The Bachelor's Prayer", "Stupid Love" and "Could it be Cabin Fever". From the authors of Guys on Ice. Rated: PG

Sponsored by: Capper Auto Group

Media Sponsor: Kiss Country 96.5

Unnecessary Farce, September 5 – October 6, 2013

A Comedy by Paul Slade Smith

Eight doors, two police officers and three criminals add up to one crazy police stakeout! Officers Eric and Billy are supposed to videotape a meeting between the mayor and his accountant during an investigation of missing city funds. However, nothing is as it seems and it becomes impossible to determine who the real criminals might be - or for that matter - what might happen next. This play is so much fun, it should be illegal! Rated: PG-13

Sponsored by: The Bob Carver Family

Media Sponsor: KMRY

Dial M for Murder, October 10– November 10, 2013

A Mystery by Frederick Knott

Everyone knows there's no such thing as a perfect crime... or is there? When a husband marries for money and then decides to cash in his wife's chips, chaos follows as everything unravels and suspicion begins to shift. A classic thriller full of suspense that you won't want to miss. Rated: PG

Sponsored by: Clarion Hotel and Convention Center

Media Sponsor: KKRQ

Away in the Basement: A Church Basement Ladies Christmas, November 14– December 22, 2013

A Musical Comedy inspired by the books of Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson including the best seller Growing Up Lutheran. Written by Greta Grosch with music and lyrics by Drew Jansen

Come celebrate the holidays with The Church Basement Ladies in this all-new show filled with their heart-warming humor and wisdom. The year is 1959 and the ladies are putting final touches on the annual Sunday School Christmas program. You can almost smell the cookies baking as these ladies dish out much more than holiday goodies. Away in the Basement is a delightfully funny way to celebrate the holiday season. Rated: G

Sponsored by: Cottage Grove Place

Media Sponsor: Tidbits

Studio Theatre in 2013

Freud's Last Session, April 4 – April 21, 2013

A Comic Drama by Mark St. Germain

Be a fly on the wall as legendary psychoanalyst Dr. Sigmund Freud meets with famous author C.S. Lewis to discuss and debate, love sex, the existence of God and the very meaning of life. Only a few weeks after their meeting, Freud died and Lewis, who in later years wrote The Chronicles of Narnia, was never to forget their historic meeting. A stimulating glimpse into two brilliant minds that you too will not forget. Rated: R

Sponsored by: The Gethmann Organizations

Moonlight and Magnolias, July 11 – July 28, 2013

A Comedy by Ron Hutchinson

Who's not familiar with Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind? One of the screenwriters of the movie, that's who! This is the hilarious behind-the-scenes account of three men who spent a weekend locked in an office rewriting the screenplay for the movie, Gone With the Wind, while the cameras were already rolling. See what "really" happened as the producer and director act out key scenes for the screenwriter for what eventually became one of the greatest movies ever made. Rated: R

Sponsored by: The Gethmann Organizations

Media Sponsor: Z102.9

Lombardi, September 19– October 6, 2013

A Dramatic Comedy by Eric Simonson, Based on the book When Pride Still Mattered - A Life of Vince Lombardi, A biographical drama by David Maraniss

1958 begins a whole new era for the Green Bay Packers when Vince Lombardi is named head coach for a team who has not had a winning season for more than a decade. Who could have known that Lombardi's reign would take the Packers to new heights and their coach would become a legend? A look into the real life of famed coach Vince Lombardi and how he inspired all those he met. You don't have to like football to love this play! Rated: R

Sponsored by: The Gethmann Organizations

Media Sponsor: WMT-AM

Tru, December 5– December 22, 2013

A Dramatic Comedy by Jay Presson Allen

Truman Capote, or Tru to his friends, was never one to blend in. Throughout his life the flamboyant writer often stood out in the crowd. His ability to weave truth with fiction led to some of his greatest works, such as Breakfast at Tiffany's and In Cold Blood. This play gives a glimpse of the man behind the pen, the socially elite and at time outcast Tru, whose impact on literature still runs deep. Rated: R

Sponsored by: The Gethmann Organizations

Media Sponsor: KMRY

Special event in 2013

*A Tribute to Neil Diamond, July 6 at 3:00 pm     AND

*On the Road Again with Willie Nelson and Other Outlaws, July 6 at 8:00 pm

Both shows feature Keith Allynn, direct from Branson, Missouri

Tickets to each show are $25.00 per person or see both shows for just $40.00!

In, A Tribute to Neil Diamond, experience the "Feel of Neil" in this non-stop show that tells Neil Diamond's life through his songs. And in On the Road Again with Willie Nelson and Other Outlaws, Keith Allynn showcases not only Willie, but other "outlaws" such as Waylon Jennings, Joe Cocker, Roger Miller, Elvis and many more.  Playing on the Main Stage, Rated: G

*The Bretts, July 16, July 17 & July 18, All at 3:00 pm

Direct from Branson, Missouri

Tickets for Adults $29.50, Students $19.50*

Having appeared on worldwide television and in more than 3000 live performances around the globe, The Bretts deliver high energy, high-caliber professional entertainment to audiences of all ages.  The Bretts now celebrate their 15th Anniversary with an all new show in 2013.
Playing on the Main Stage, Rated: G

*Tom Jones Meets Elvis, November 9th at 3:00 pm

VIP seats $30 each, all other adult tickets $25.
Students $18.00 each. *

With Emcee, Ronny Craig, this tribute show features Irv Cass as Tom Jones in the first act and Elvis Presley in the second act!
Playing on the Main Stage


*This special event is not included as part of any Season Ticket or Discount Ticket package. Coupons, gift certificates, complimentary tickets, and $20 ticket vouchers can't be used to purchase tickets to this special event.

This schedule is subject to change.

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