Old Creamery Theatre
319-62AMANA (319-622-6262)
Professional Theatre Since 1971
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Theatre for young Audiences on the main Stage in 2012

The Hare and the Tortoise 

April 7 - April 21, 2012

By Gene Mackey

Rated: G

It's Hurry U.P. Hare against Ponderous Plod in this magical and musical retelling of a classic. Everybody comes out a winner with live, professional theatre for the kid in all of us!

Jack and the Beanstalk

June 16 - June 30, 2012

By Bob Rafferty

Rated: G

Some, including his mother, might say Jack is a dreamer. But when his magic beans actually work, then he's a hero. An imaginative retelling of a favorite piece of children's literature and one you'll not forget!


October 20 - November 3, 2012

By Deborah and James Howe, Adapted by Jon Klein, Music by Chris Jeffries

Rated: G

Bunnicula is no ordinary bunny and this is no ordinary play! Join us in this musical telling of Bunnicula, a cuddly bunny by day... and something else entirely by night. Just in time for Halloween!

A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas TAil

November 24 - December 15, 2012

Based on stories by A. A. Milne, Book, music, and lyrics by James W. Rodgers

Rated: G

It's almost Christmas Day in the 100 Acre Wood, but Eeyore has lost his wonderful tail and is even gloomier than usual. Can Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Owl and the whole gang help find Eeyore's tail in time for the Christmas Party? Come and find out!

TYA Main Stage Season Sponsor:

2012 TYA Main Stage Season Sponsor:
Scheels of Coralville

Media Sponsor: Kiss Country 96.5

Wednesday at 3:00 pm
Thursday at 3:00 pm
Friday at 7:30 pm
Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sunday at 3:00 pm

Some exceptions may apply.


(Reserved Seating)
Adults: $27.00
Students: $17.50

Thursday at 3:00 pm
Friday at 7:30 pm
Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sunday at 3:00 pm

Some exceptions may apply.


(General Admission)

Adults: $27.00
Students: $17.50


Times vary. Please see specific show page.


(Reserved Seating)


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Monday through Friday: 9:30am – 4:30pm

Saturday: 10:00 am - 7:30 pm

Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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on the main stage in 2012 

On Golden Pond, may 3 – May 27, 2012

A Touching Comedy

By Ernest Thompson

Norman and Ethel Thayer have been coming to Golden Pond since they were newlyweds. Now 48 years later, as they spend another summer on its shores the couple discovers that even at their age, life can still be quite surprising. A delightfully funny look at life, love and the passing of time.

Rated: PG-13

Sponsored by:  Melrose Meadows Retirement Community

Media Sponsor: WMT-AM

Busybody, May 31 – July 1, 2012

A Comic Mystery

By Jack Popplewell

Mrs. Piper, a cleaning woman for a suite of corporate offices seems to know everything about everybody. When she discovers a dead body, will she survive, or does she know TOO much? You won't want to miss this hilarious play that will keep you laughing - and guessing about "who done it" until the last scene.

Rated: PG

Sponsored by: Double Take Design

Media Sponsor: KMRY

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A Second Helping: The Church Basement Ladies Sequel, July 26 – September 2, 2012

A Musical Comedy

Inspired by the books by Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson, including the best seller Growing Up Lutheran. Written by Greta Grosch, Music and lyrics by Dennis Curley and Drew Jansen

They're servin' it up again in the church basement kitchen! This time around, the year is 1969 and among the Vietnam war protests, the world, the ladies - and even the Pastor - are a changin'. See how they all cope with their heartwarming humor and over-the-top antics in this rural Minnesota church basement kitchen.

Rated: G

Sponsored by: The Bob Carver Family

Media Sponsor: Tidbits Newspaper

The Fox on the Fairway, September 6 – October 7, 2012

A Comedy

By Ken Ludwig

It's time once again for the annual golf tournament between rival country clubs. A large bet is wagered on the outcome of this year's event with the winner seemingly to be the one who can bend the rules the best. Expect the unexpected in this brand-new chaotic comedy by the author of Lend Me a Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo. This show will keep you howling until the last putt gets sunk.

Rated: PG-13

Sponsored by: Eastern Iowa Construction

Media Sponsor: 100.7-FM, The Fox

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The 39 Steps, October 11– November 11, 2012

A Comic Thriller

By Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan from the movie of Alfred Hitchcock

Richard Hannay, usually just a regular guy, finds himself caught up in daring escapes, close encounters with beautiful women, and whispers of espionage in this hilarious man-on-the-run play. You'll have fun keeping up with the action in this fast-paced comedy thriller. This is one adventure you won't want to miss.

Rated: PG

Media Sponsor: City Revealed Magazine and 1600 ESPN

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G.I. Holiday Jukebox, November 15– December 16, 2012

A Patriotic Christmas Musical

Written and arranged by Rick Lewis

It's Christmas time in the year 1942 and although the world is at war, there is peace and harmony at the Stage Door Canteen where you'll hear favorite holiday music that will warm your heart. With songs like "Baby It's Cold Outside," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," "White Christmas," and "Winter Wonderland," you'll feel at home indeed.

Rated: G

Sponsored by: Rockwell Collins

Media Sponsor: Kiss Country 96.5

Studio Theatre in 2012

The Gin Game, April 12 – April 29, 2012

A Drama

By D.L. Coburn

Two residents at a nursing home strike up an acquaintance and enjoy each other's company. Over a series of games of Gin, they engage in conversations about their families and their lives. What starts as fun soon turns into a battle with both players trying to humiliate the other and expose their weaknesses.

Rated: R (Adult Language)

Sponsored by: JBF Philanthropic Trust

Media Sponsor:

Shirley Valentine, July 5 – July 22, 2012

A Comic Drama

By Willy Russell

Shirley Valentine is a house wife who feels she's is in a rut and wonders how she got there. When her friend wins a trip for two to Greece she jumps at the chance to have an adventure. She finds one, and also a new awareness about herself and her life!

Rated: R (Adult Content)

Sponsored by: JBF Philanthropic Trust

Media Sponsor:

God of Carnage, September 20– october 7, 2012

A Dramatic Comedy

By Yasmina Reza, Translated by Christopher Hampton

In this dark comedy, two children have a had playground scuffle and their parents meet to discuss the incident in a "civilized" manner. However, as the evening progresses things get ugly as their conversation turns toward loaded topics, tensions escalate and everyone starts pointing fingers.  Are these parents any better than their children?

Rated: R (Adult Language)

Sponsored by: JBF Philanthropic Trust

Media Sponsor:

Fully Committed, November 29 – December 16, 2012

A Comedy

By Becky Mode

Fully Committed follows a day in the life of Sam, an out-of-work actor who mans the red-hot reservation line at Manhattan's number-one restaurant. Desperate callers will stop at nothing to land a prime reservation. But while juggling scheming socialites, name-dropping wannabes and fickle celebrities, Sam is also trying to figure out a way to make it home for Christmas. The show features a cast of 40 wildly diverse characters all played by a single performer.

Rated: R (Adult Language)

Sponsored by: JBF Philanthropic Trust

Media Sponsor: Z102.9

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Special events in 2012
These are not included as part of Season Ticket or Discount Ticket offerings.

Murder Rides AgainFebruary 3 - March 3, 2012

A Comic Murder Mystery                 (At the Ox Yoke Inn)

By James Daab

Saddle on up for a wild ride as The Old Creamery Theatre and the Ox Yoke Inn partner once again to bring you an evening of great food and entertainment. This year's murder mystery dinner theatre is set in the Old West and includes a wonderful Ox Yoke Inn meal. So head 'em on out to the Ox Yoke for an evening of entertainment that will leave you hootin' til the cows come home.

Rated: PG
Media Sponsor: City Revealed Magazine - Dining and Entertainment Guide

call the ox yoke inn for tickets at 1-800-233-3441

One Actor, Three Characters, One Night,

July 15, 2012 on the Main Stage beginning at 6:00 pm

Tom Milligan will portray Grant Wood, Henry A. Wallace and Forrest Spaulding in three separate one-man plays by playwright, Cynthia Mercati.

Your $30 ticket includes admission to Grant Wood: Prairie Rebel, American Dreamer: The Life and Times of Henry A. Wallace, The Not So Quiet Librarian and hors d'oeurves and light dessert from Phat Daddy's.

This schedule is subject to change.

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