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“Mary Ingalls – Her Journey” opens tonight in IBSSS auditorium

By Nancy Beckman · 8:47am July 31st, 2015
At 7:00 p.m. tonight begins the three- performance run of the 2nd season for “Mary Ingalls – Her Journey” on the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School auditorium stage. There’s still room for you, so make space in your weekend for us. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. giving you time to explore Old Main – take a look at the vintage photo display in the main hall, see the Founders Room and the museum.

Mary Ingalls-Her Journey to be performed at IBSSS Auditorium in 5 Days

By Nancy Beckman · 11:10am July 27th, 2015
5 day til “Mary Ingalls – Her Journey” comes to life on the IBSSS Auditorium Stage The clock is ticking away the minutes until opening night for the second season of “Mary Ingalls – Her Journey” on Friday, July 31. Mary, the Ingalls family, the staff and students of the Iowa College of the Blind are ready.

From the Back of the Balcony: ‘Inside Out’ is summer's best movie

By Dean Close · 12:08pm July 24th, 2015
“Have you ever looked at someone and asked yourself, ‘What’s going on inside their head?’” In a summer full of repeats (Another cartoon movie, another Mad Max, another Magic Mike, another “M-I really watching another Tom Cruise spy movie?”), Disney’s Pixar pros answer the above question with an animated movie as original as a love song about volcanoes (more on the volcano song later).

In Depth: Inside Out

By Palace Manager Marcy Horst · 11:57am July 24th, 2015
Joy, Disgust, Fear, Sadness, and Anger vie for top billing on the big screen this week in “Inside Out,” Pixar’s latest 3D animation adventure. 11-year-old Riley’s emotions run amok when her parents decide to move the family from Minnesota to San Francisco. Pixar changes up the formula with this inventive, delightful, and thought-provoking addition to its growing store of classics.

Less than 2 weeks until 'Mary Ingalls' opens at IBSSS auditorium

By Nancy Beckman · 11:17am July 20th, 2015
12 days until the “Mary Ingalls – Her Journey” Pageant debuts for the 2nd Season on the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School auditorium stage beginning Friday July 31, 2015 The cast and crew are working hard to make this 2nd Season as enjoyable and moving as the premiere season.

In Depth: 'Spy'

By Marcy Horst · 12:26am July 16th, 2015
As a distaff version of James Bond in “Spy,” Hollywood’s reigning empress of ha-ha Melissa McCarthy has a license not just to kill the audience with laughter but also to slay us with her acting skills. And it’s a bust-a-gut thing of beauty to watch her give a wholly satisfying lead performance with a complete dramatic arc.

24 days until 'Mary Ingalls' opening at IBSSS

By Nancy Beckman · 9:54am July 8th, 2015
Only 24 days till opening night of “Mary Ingalls – Her Journey” at the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School. There is lots of activity – lines to learn, costumes to try on, props to find, furniture to move, pictures to take and promotion to prepare. All this energy expended to bring you the story of Mary Ingalls’ time at the Iowa College for the Blind.

In Depth: Mad Max

By Palace Manager Marcy Horst · 10:24am July 6th, 2015
Apocalyptic Mad Max returns from the early 1980s with “Mad Max: Fury Road.” This fourth in the series that originally propelled Mel Gibson into big screen fame, features Tom Hardy as Max. Rated R for extreme violence, this action-packed film is the perfect way for adults to finish their holiday festivities, but find a fun babysitter for the kids.

'Mary Ingalls' play returns to IBSSS

By Nancy Beckman · 10:04am July 3rd, 2015
“Mary Ingalls – Her Journey” returns to the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School for its 2nd Season. Once again the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School auditorium will provide the setting for the Pageant depicting Mary Ingalls and her life as a student at the school. It provides a unique opportunity to be surrounded by history and watch it at the same time.

Act 1 announces 'Oliver' cast; show to open September

By ACT I · 9:49am July 2nd, 2015
Steve Arnold, the director of the Act 1 production of Oliver, has announced the cast. The musical, based on the Charles Dickens novel, Oliver Twist, will open on the Palace stage Sept. 11. It was previously presented by ACT I in 1997 as the opening fundraiser to acquire the Palace Theatre. Cast members include: Oliver Twist Tucker Mensen Mr.

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