Broadway artists to perform benefit concert at Iowa Theater

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The sweet sound of rehearsals emanates from the Iowa Theater in Winterset. Broadway stars take to a smaller stage this weekend, bringing a touch of New York City to Hawkeye State. be here, ”said Satomi Hofmann, an actress in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. Hofmann and David Carry were actors working in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway before all productions were closed due to the pandemic. This weekend’s live show will be one of the first they’ve done in front of an audience in a year and a half. “There’s something about the immediacy of the theater when you’re going to have a different show, no matter how many times you see it,” Hofmann said. “And having that thrill as a performer to come back to, sharing that experience with an audience, that’s just, I’m ecstatic.” Marianne Fons says luck is what brought this show to Winterset. For those who are able to attend the benefit concert, she says it’s something they won’t forget. “I think that probably won’t happen again when Broadway reopens. And so I’m sorry to anyone who can’t see the show,” Fons said with the Iowa Theater board of directors. Tickets are still available for the benefit show on July 16 and 17, and they range from $ 25 to $ 100.

The sweet sound of rehearsals emanates from the Iowa Theater in Winterset.

Broadway stars take a smaller stage this weekend, bringing a touch of New York City to Hawkeye State.

“I have no connection with Iowa and I am so happy to be here,” says Satomi Hofmann, actress in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway.

Hofmann and David Carry were actors working in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway before all productions were shut down due to the pandemic.

This weekend’s live show will be one of the first they’ve done in front of an audience in a year and a half.

“There’s something about the immediacy of the theater when you’re going to have a different show, no matter how many times you see it,” Hofmann said. “And to have that thrill as a performer to come back to, to share that experience with an audience is right, I’m ecstatic.”

Marianne Fons says luck is what brought this show to Winterset.

For those who can attend the benefit concert, she says it’s something they won’t forget.

“I think that probably won’t happen again when Broadway reopens. And so I’m sorry to anyone who can’t see the show,” said Fons of the Iowa Theater board of directors.

Tickets are still available for the benefit show on July 16 and 17, and they range from $ 25 to $ 100.

You can buy them on the Iowa Theater website or in person.