Friday, May 17, 2013
An inaugural showcase and awards ceremony will be held June 3. The Urbandale production of "Once Upon a Mattress" is an award winner.
From a News Release: Urbandale High School theater students are among those being honored by Des Moines Performing Arts in the first Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards, according to a news release. Urbandale award winners are: Production Awards Student Award for Outstanding Achievement Special Recognition An awards showcase honoring the young thespians for their outstanding achievements in musical theater will be held at the Des Moines Civic Center on Monday, June 3, at 7 p.m., the release said. Tickets to the Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Showcase are on sale now for $10 at the Civic Center Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster locations, charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000 and online at DesMoinesPerformingArts.org. The showcase …
Monday, May 13, 2013
The Urbandale High School Drama Department's production of "Once Upon A Mattress" as well as individuals in the cast will receive the awards at a special ceremony on June 3.
From Urbandale J-Hawks website: The Urbandale High School Drama Department's production of "Once Upon A Mattress" as well as individuals in the cast have been honored with a handful of awards given by Des Moines Performing Arts. Awards will be given at the High School Musical Theatre Awards Ceremony on June 3 at 7 p.m. Tickets and information about the awards ceremony can be found at desmoinesperformingarts.org/education. PRODUCTION AWARDS Outstanding Student Orchestra Outstanding Scene - "Song of Love" Student Award for Outstanding Achievement Outstanding Achievement by a Student Choreographer - Katie Sullivan Sign up for Urbandale Patch's free newsletter | Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter SPECIAL RECOGNITION Special …
Monday, May 6, 2013
This is a benefit concert for El Salvador at Heartland Presbyterian Church. Come out for a great night of good music, good food, and a good cause! There will be several artisan organizations selling crafts and traditional Salvadoran food.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
The Waukee High School jazz band performed in the evening finals and received second place in Class 4A.
From the Waukee Schools website: Waukee Jazz I made the Iowa Jazz Championships evening finals last month and received second place in Class 4A. Outstanding soloists recognized were Justin Page - Alto Sax, Patrick Cunningham - Vibes, Ross Clowser - Guitar and Ryan Bernard - Drums. Ryan was also chosen as one of four top soloists for the entire day in Class 4A. Waukee Jazz 1 finished its record-breaking year on April 18 at the Des Moines Civic Center. The band performed a set of four songs, without any breaks, at the state competition. They started with a swing tune called “Tri-Bop,” by Bill Liston and then transitioned to a ballad called “Until Then, Farewell,” by Ryan Cullen, followed by a guitar feature called “Pensativa,” by Mike Crotty…
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Movie reviews and movie times for theaters across Urbandale and Des Moines. Let Patch help you decide what you're going to see this weekend. Movies to choose from include "The Croods", "42", "Scary Movie 5" and more.
Movie information aggregated from MovieFone.com The Big Wedding "There’s not a bad performance in this movie. De Niro, Keaton and Sarandon are particularly good, what a surprise. But it feels as if all the guests at “The Big Wedding” are wearing ID tags telling us their one Plot Point." Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times. "There is nothing about the movie that isn’t utterly predictable. You meet a character, and it’s immediately obvious what’s going to happen to him (or her). And then it happens. Maybe it’s meant to make you feel good about your deductive reasoning skills or something. But mostly it just makes you want to see something else." Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic. Do you plan on seeing this movie? Leave a review of the film …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Movie reviews and movie times for theaters across Urbandale and Des Moines. Let Patch help you decide what you're going to see this weekend. Movies to choose from include "Scary Movie 5", "Jurassic Park 3D" and more.
Movie information aggregated from MovieFone.com Oblivion "The good news: Here's a lavish, serious science-fiction picture, one that on occasion transcends big-budget hit-making convention to glance against grandeur...Which brings us to Tom Cruise, the not-necessarily-good news. However engaging its end-times mysteries, Oblivion is still a Tom Cruise movie." Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice. Full Review "A moderately clever dystopian mindbender with a gratifying human pulse, despite some questionable narrative developments along the way." Justin Chang, Variety. Full Review Do you plan on seeing this movie? Leave a review of the film with a comment below after you do. - - - - - 42 "One of the all-time great sports movies — primarily because it…
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
One pea. One princess. That's all there is to it. Or is it?
Regardless of your plans this weekend, don't miss a showing of the Urbandale High School Drama Department's production of Once Upon a Mattress. The Rodgers & Hammerstein comedic re-telling of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale "The Princess and the Pea" will debut Thursday, April 18, at the high school, 7111 Aurora Ave. There will also be performances on April 19 and 20. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $3 for students K-8 and $5 for high school students and adults. Drama director Jessica Vaught told the Des Moines Register she selected the musical because it has the ability to have a “large, versatile cast with a variety of roles.” Kayla Calhoun, a senior from Urbandale, plays Princess Winnifred in the production. Layne Mathis, a …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Students took part in last week's CIML Art Show in Fort Dodge.
From the Waukee Schools website: Congratulations to the students who were invited to enter art in the CIML Art Show on April 10 in Fort Dodge. Waukee High School students brought home 13 best-in-show awards. It is an honor just to have an entry in this contest. Each school is only allowed to take 25 pieces to the competition and only one or two awards are given for each category. All work entered is original and includes submissions from Waukee, West Des Moines, Ames, Fort Dodge, Marshalltown and Mason City. A variety of art classes are offered to WHS students. Students in grades 9-12 have the opportunity to take: Art I, Art II, Drawing, Painting, Jewelry, Sculpture, Ceramics, Textiles, Graphic Design, Photography and Advanced Workshop. …
The Waukee jazz band will compete in the state jazz band championship April 18 at the Des Moines Civic Center.
From the Waukee Schools website: Waukee Jazz 1 is hoping to finish their record-breaking year with another state competition win on April 18. Jazz 1 will be defending their championship title at 2:15 p.m. at the Civic Center located at 221 Walnut St, Des Moines, IA 50309. Jazz I is directed by Wayne Page and is an all-year activity that starts in August and ends in April. Throughout the school year, students attend various competitions. This December, Jazz 1 competed at SCIBA, where they qualified for state. They will be competing against 15 schools from across the state to win this year’s championship title. Jazz 1 will perform a set of four songs, without any breaks, at the state competition. They will start with a swing tune called “Tri…
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Movie reviews and movie times for theaters across Urbandale and Des Moines. Let Patch help you decide what you're going to see this weekend. Movies to choose from include "The Host", "Evil Dead" and more.