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The Last 5 Years, Brings Superb Musical Performance to the stage of ACT I

I have to admit, as I went to watch "The Last 5 Years" at the Palace during one of the dress rehearsals I knew it was going to be a tough one to see for me. I went in the door gritting my teeth and hoping to manage to pull off a cool demeanor as I prepared to watch the show. A very well written piece by Jason Robert Brown about a couple and their struggles in marriage.

Review for Act I: The Last 5 Years

A review by: Sophia DilleyGoing into The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown I wasn’t sure what to expect. I didn’t know what the plot was, except that the rating was more mature for some adult themes and language. What I learned is that this is a story of a five year relationship between Catherine (Cathy) Hiatt and Jamie (Jamie) Wellerstein, told from two perspectives; Jamie’s story starts at the beginning and works toward the end while Cathy tells the story starting at the end and working backwards toward the beginning.
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The Last 5 Years to perform at Vinton Palace

ACT 1 to present The Last 5 Years, a musical beginning Friday, February 28 The Last Five Years is a contemporary musical that ingeniously chronicles the 5 year life of a marriage, from meeting to break-up or break-up to meeting depending on how you look at it. The show is an intensely personal look at the relationship between a writer and actress told from both points of view. His going forward and hers going backward.Performance dates for The Last Five Years are scheduled for February 28th and 29th at 7PM and March 1st at 2 PM.

Vinton Popcorn to host Frozen February 21

Mark your calendars for Vinton Popcorns 3rd free movie night!  Vinton Popcorn will be hosting the movie Frozen on February 21st at 7pm in the Vinton highschool auditorium. There will be popcorn and other concession food available for purchase before and during the movie. We can’t wait to see you there!!!

Ryne Doughty & J. Jeffery Messerole in Garrison!

On Sunday, February 16, American/Folk music from two of Iowa's finest singer-songwriters Ryne Doughty, from Des Moines, and J. Jeffery Messerole, from western Iowa, will join forces for a Sunday afternoon of musical storytelling at Farmers Mercantile Hall in Garrison.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2FQjs3nzc8https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ktlpUexNUERefreshments by the Garrison Library.

In Depth: Dolittle

Friday, January 24 through Thursday, January 30 at 7 pmWednesday, January 29 at 2 pmRated PGRunning Time 101 minutesAfter losing his wife, the eccentric Dr. John Dolittle (Robert Downey Jr.), vetrenarian, hides behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor with only animals for company. When the young queen (Jessie Buckley) falls gravely ill, Dolittle knows he must search for a cure.

Sunday's entertainment at Farmers Mercantile Hall cancelled due to weather

Sunday's show scheduled for January 19th has been cancelled at Farmers Mercantile Hall due to weather concerns and travel issues for some of the musicians.  Stay tuned to their Facebook page for future upcoming shows!

Bringing the Heat to Garrison!

The Cedar River Whalers will join musical forces with Todd Frank and Milwaukee musicians, Larry Bister & Jan Leman to warm things up in January! Come hear some great Americana, originals and Country Music with a concertina twist! Probably a tall tale or two as well!Farmers-Mercantile-HallRefreshments by the Garrison Library!Sunday, January 19th 2:00 pm to 4:30 pmAdmission: $10 children freeEditor's Note: The concerts in Garrison are always a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

In Depth: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

...if you don't feel just a bit warm and gooey watching this film then you are probably cynical, bitter, or dead. -Julian Wood NOW SHOWING A Beautiful Day in the NeighborhoodFriday, January 3 through Thursday, January 9 at 7 pm ADDED MATINEESSaturday, January 4 at 3 pmSunday, January 5 at 3 pmWednesday, January 8 at 2 pmRated PGRunning Time 108 minutesIn a generous nod to Mister Rogers, 13-15 free tickets are now available at each showing of "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.

ACT I TO HOLD AUDITIONS FOR THE LAST FIVE YEARS

ACT I of Benton County is pleased to announce that we will be holding auditions for our upcoming musical production of Jason Robert Brown’s musical The Last Five Years. Auditions will be held on Sunday January 5th at 3PM and Tuesday January 7th at 7PM at the ACT I Centre located at the old West School.The Last Five Years is a contemporary musical that ingeniously chronicles the 5 year life of a marriage, from meeting to break-up or break-up to meeting depending on how you look at it.
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