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Nov 1,2,3,8,9,10, 2019 - KROC CENTER THEATER

The Music Man Jr.

Con artist Henry Hill is coming to Iowa and the  town folk adore him,  "The Music Man Jr." is bright, fun, and beloved American musical that has delighted audiences for decades.

Here's some big news: we will be performing at the KROC for TWO WEEKENDS in Nov, 2019!  That means 6 performances total.  Selling out every show has sent us a message that it's time to eeexxxpppaaannnddd.

 Fabulous costumes, amazing set, stunning music and the most fabulous cast ever!  Be a part of this amazing journey!

Our productions vary from others in that all of our actors have special needs.  Each is accompanied throughout rehearsals and performances by a non-disabled shadow actor.  Even if you've never acted before , please consider joining us as an actor or shadow actor!


Volunteers are the driving force that make this remarkable theater opportunity possible.   Some volunteer opportunities are time intensive, others may only call on you for a few hours.  There's something for everybody, whether you have a little time or a lot:

  • Shadow actors (maximum hours)
  • Set builders (a few weeks)
  • Transportation (load set pieces in and out of theater)
  • Stage crew (Three weeks - one week rehearsal, two performance weekends)
  • Costume assistant (scattered hours)
  • Backstage costume assistants (Three weeks - one week rehearsal, two performance weekends)
  • Microphone management (Three weeks - one week rehearsal, two performance weekends)
  • Publicity (scattered hours)
  • Propmaster (scattered hours)
  • Prop assistant (Three weeks - one week rehearsal, two performance weekends)
  • Stage manager assistant (maximum hours)
  • Box office (1-6 performances)
  • Ushers (1-6 performances)
  • Concession staff (1-6 performances)
  • American Sign Language interpreters (Three weeks - one week rehearsal, two performance weekends)


We depend on donations from individuals and corporations.  If you know of a company or business that might like to be involved, please encourage them.  We'd particularly love to find ANGELS that wish to donate on an annual basis.

Anybody interested in hosting our cast and crew party after our final matinee?  We can find a location.  It would be lovely to  have catering donated!  

We are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.

The Joy of Participation

Our volunteers tell us repeatedly that being a part of Out of the Shadows has been a life-changing experience.  

We welcome, encourage and need your participation!  We guarantee memories that will last forever!

Audition as an actor or shadow actor