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· 12:21pm March 10th, 2014
The Palace will NOT show Nebraska at 2 pm today, and very possibly not tonight. The Nebraska hard drive we received is bad, so we are in limbo waiting for a new hard drive to arrive. Unfortunately, this movie was not widely released, so there are no hard drives in the area. Patrons should check the website (www.
· 11:19am March 7th, 2014
Community, says Rich Hainstock, is the key ingredient to the success of ACT 1. Rich, along with his wife, Mary Jo, is among the cast members of this week’s “Red Velvet Cake War.” He plays the lead male role of Newt Blaylock, the one-eyed wig and worm salesman. For the role, Rich grew what he calls a “scary” beard, which he combines with a black eye patch.
· 10:25am March 7th, 2014
ACT I’s rollicking production of “Red Velvet Cake War” commandeered the Palace stage this week. The huge opening night crowd loved it! Tickets still remain for the last three shows, but are selling fast. Purchase yours today at www.act1.org. One of our friends from Farmers Savings Bank & Trust called “Red Velvet” an “eye-popping adventure!” Don’t miss this delicious treat! Be sure to have an extra few dollars in your pocket to make a donation to the food pantry and receive a red velvet cup...
· 9:04am March 6th, 2014
Although she had done some acting in high school, Caroline Dick says it took her a long time to decide to audition for community theater as an adult. She plays the role of grumpy, well-dressed, sharp-tongued matriarch La Merle Verdeen Minshew in the ACT 1 production of “The Red Velvet Cake War,” which opens tonight at the Palace Theatre.
· 1:07pm March 5th, 2014
Every ACT 1 production, says Doug Martens, features local residents of all ages “expressing their creativity in a way we sometimes can’t do in our every day lives.” As Martens and the cast and crew of “The Red Velvet Cake War" prepare to open the comedy this week, they are also sharing their thoughts on what being part of ACT 1 has meant to them, and encouraging others to join the local community theater.
· 8:59am March 4th, 2014
A one-eyed worm and wig salesman. Two relatives, including one famous for her inability to cook anything correctly, determined to make the best cake. A desperately lonely widow. An equally desperate wife who is trying to convince the court-appointed psychiatrist that despite her unusual attack on her husband and his mistress, she is not crazy.
· 10:52pm March 1st, 2014
Auditions for “Sometimes a Rainbow” will be held Sunday, March 2nd from 2-4 PM and Monday, March 3rd from 6-8 PM. Auditions will take place at the ACT I Centre at 906 E Avenue in Vinton. The casting call is for adults who must be able to play 40 years or older. There are four major female characters who sing, one major male who sings, two minor female and two minor male roles, and a mixed dancing and singing ensemble which doubles from tourists to street people.
· 11:18am February 20th, 2014
We end February with “Lone Survivor,” a grueling, riveting war movie, rated R for bloody violence and pervasive language. Mark Wahlberg headlines this first-person account, playing the Palace Friday, February 21 through Thursday, February 27 at 7 pm, and Monday, February 24 at 2 pm. This is a serious movie about a serious topic, the assassination of a Taliban leader in Afghanistan, based on The New York Times bestselling memoir of Ex Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell.
· 6:27pm February 10th, 2014
ACT 1 performers and director Doug Martens have begun rehearsal for the comedy "The Red Velvet Cake War," scheduled to open March 6. To get advanced ticket please visit our website at www.act1.org and click on the buy tickets link. Dates are March 6 ,7 8 at 7pm and March 9th at 2pm. Get your tickets early.
· 12:08pm February 6th, 2014
Jack Ryan is back! Playing the Palace Friday, February 7 through Thursday, February 13 at 7 pm, and Monday, February 10 at 2 pm, “The Shadow Recruit” runs a fast-paced 105 minutes, and is rated PG-13 for action violence. Lest you forget, we first met Jack via Alec Baldwin in “The Hunt for Red October.