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Entertainment

Act I Announces Auditions for Genevieve's Nutcracker

ACT I of Benton County is thrilled to introduce its own theatrical version of the beloved NUTCRACKER classic.With an original script incorporating speaking as well as dancing roles, the production will be presented at the Palace Theatre Nov. 18-20 as part of Vinton’s annual holiday downtown celebration.Afternoon staging and dance rehearsals will take place at the Palace in June to set the production.

The Rough & Tumble ~ Americana at Its Best!

Mallory Graham and Scott Tyler are still traveling and making their wonderful music as The Rough & Tumble. (along with those big dogs, Puddle and Magpie Mae). Come hear what this dumpster-folk/thriftstore Americana duo has been up to! They will have Taylor James Donskey doing a few songs to open the show. Rachel Dedrick and John Berinobis will do a few numbers to open the second set.
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ACT I Announces cast for Seussical the Musical

ACT I is pleased to announce the cast for our upcoming production of Seussical the Musical. For those of you in the cast, please check your email for additional information!MAIN CAST:HORTON THE ELEPHANT: Sam OpferGERTRUDE MCFUZZ: Kandice DircksCAT IN THE HAT: Casey FunkJOJO: Cate LangridgeSOUR KANGAROO: Raeganne NeilsonYOUNG KANGAROO: Lauren

Farmers Mercantile Hall in Garrison hosts concert

Rachel Dedrick Sunday afternoon found a packed crowd of more than 70 in the Farmers Mercantile Hall in downtown Garrison. Usually about once a month the hall holds a concert bringing together local talent and talent from afar. This week found the expertise of the Cedar River Whalers made up of Patty O'Connor, Phil Thomas and Steve Schott (and one member who had to miss the gig due to being quarantined in Ireland).

"Oh, the thinks you can think! Oh the places you'll go!" ACT I to hold auditions

ACT I of Benton County is pleased to announce that we will be holding auditions for our upcoming musical production of Seussical the Musical. Auditions. The performance dates for Seussical the Musical are scheduled for August 4th and 5th at 7 PM, August 6th at 2 PM and 7 PM, and August 7th at 2 PM. will be held on Sunday, If you would like to audition for a part in the musical, audition dates are as follows: April 24th from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM, and on Monday, April 25th from 6-8 PM, at the ACT I Centre located at the old West School.
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The Schmidt Brothers to hold a Concert at the Palace April 22

Many of you in the area know immediately who I'm talking about when I say, "The Schmidt Brothers." The three brothers who perform regularly together will be holding a concert at the Vinton Palace Theatre on Friday, April 22nd at 7:30 p.m. The group only plans to perform in Vinton one time this year and it will be at this one-night-only event at the Palace.

Cedar River Whalers and Todd Frank to perform April 24

The Cedar River Whalers band and Vinton musician Todd Frank will be in Garrison for a Sunday afternoon performance April 24th. Singer Rachel Dedrick and guitarist John Berinobis will combine their talents for a few tunes as well! Come join us for an afternoon of Americana, originals and country music! This will be fun!The concert will take place at the Farmers Mercantile Hall located at 100 West Main St.

Laugh Out Loud Saturday Night 4/2/22

We're back and at it again! Thanks to all of our amazing parents, family, and friends for such a successful turnout last year!Vinton Early Learning Center is excited and proud to present our second annual Comedy Night! Doors open at 6 pm, dinner is at 6:30, and the show starts at 7:15. Comedian, Doug Thompson returns to Vinton for a night full of humor - sure to make you Laugh Out Loud! Thanks to our generous host, the Vinton Country Club, for sponsoring our event! Stay as long as you'd like for a parents' night out!If you have any questions, please reach out by email atdirectorvintonelc@gmail.
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Laugh with the Vinton Early Learning Center

We're back and at it again! Thanks to all of our amazing parents, family, and friends for such a successful turnout last year!Vinton Early Learning Center is excited and proud to present our second annual Comedy Night! Doors open at 6 pm, dinner is at 6:30, and the show starts at 7:15. Comedian, Doug Thompson returns to Vinton for a night full of humor - sure to make you Laugh Out Loud! Thanks to our generous host, the Vinton Country Club, for sponsoring our event! Stay as long as you'd like for a parents' night out!If you have any questions, please reach out by email at  directorvintonelc@gmail.

Bob Black & Banjoy with fiddler Joy Ward at Farmer's Mercantile Hall March 13

Bob Black & Banjoy, will be at Farmers Mercantile Hall in Garrison, IA Sunday, March 13th for an early St. Patrick's Day Show. They will be joined by guest fiddler Joy Ward. Come hear some delightful Irish, bluegrass and midwestern roots music!Refreshments for a freewill donation will be provided by the Garrison Library.Admission $10 (kids free)Farmers Mercantile Hall is located at 100 W Main St.
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