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David Felton has been involved in theatre since his middle school production of The Wizard of Oz. Throughout high school he stayed onstage, and once he got to college he started exploring thebackstage world of theater. It was during college that he found his love of directing. Since graduating, he has become a board member for Carousel Theatre of Indianola, where he has servedfor nine years. During this time, he has helped to ensure that there has been at least one opportunity each year for a family-friendly show in which kids of all ages can be involved. While with Carousel, he has directed eight shows, including four musicals. He is also a judge and coach for the Iowa High School Speech Association and an adjudicator for the Iowa High School Musical Theatre Awards.




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BWW Review: WEEKEND COMEDY at Des Moines Playhouse: PhotoBWW Review: WEEKEND COMEDY at Des Moines Playhouse:
Posted: Oct. 14, 2020


BWW Review: I AND YOU at Des Moines Playhouse PhotoBWW Review: I AND YOU at Des Moines Playhouse
Posted: Oct. 19, 2020


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BWW Review: PAT HAZELL'S PERMANENT RECORD at Des Moines Performing Arts PhotoBWW Review: PAT HAZELL'S PERMANENT RECORD at Des Moines Performing Arts
Posted: Dec. 6, 2019


BWW Review: THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at Des Moines Playhouse: Letting the Legacy of a  PhotoBWW Review: THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at Des Moines Playhouse: Letting the Legacy of a Girl's Diary Live on.
Posted: Jan. 27, 2020


BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL: A GHOST STORY OF CHRISTMAS at Iowa Stage: A New Produc PhotoBWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL: A GHOST STORY OF CHRISTMAS at Iowa Stage: A New Production Takes to the Stage
Posted: Dec. 14, 2019


BWW Review: ADORE US! LINE by Robert John Ford at Iowa Stage: A Heart Warming and Hys PhotoBWW Review: ADORE US! LINE by Robert John Ford at Iowa Stage: A Heart Warming and Hysterical look at getting 'One Single Nomination'
Posted: Jan. 26, 2020


BWW Review: LOVE LETTERS at Des Moines Playhouse: A Welcome Journey PhotoBWW Review: LOVE LETTERS at Des Moines Playhouse: A Welcome Journey
Posted: Jun. 12, 2020


BWW Review: SEUSSICAL JR. at Des Moines Young Artists' Theatre: A Magical Evening Tha PhotoBWW Review: SEUSSICAL JR. at Des Moines Young Artists' Theatre: A Magical Evening That Reminds You Of The Power of Theatre and Imagination
Posted: Nov. 4, 2019


BWW Review: TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE at Iowa Stage
October 21, 2020

One of the surprising parts of this pandemic is that we have been able to take the time to step back and think about what impacts our lives. Sometimes it may be a person, other times it may be an event or show that we attend. Not being able to sit in a theatre the last few months has allowed me to sit back and think about the different theatre companies I have been able to see over the last year and a half and what makes them unique. One of those theatres is Iowa Stage. I’ve missed going to their shows and leaving the show challenged by what was being said in the show. So I was excited to hear that they were doing a one week run of “Tuesday’s with Morrie,” and it was being done as a virtual production.

BWW Review: I AND YOU at Des Moines Playhouse
October 19, 2020

Theatre takes us on a journey each time we see a show. Sometimes that journey is comical like “Weekend Comedy” which opened last weekend at the is currently running every other weekend. Other times it takes us on an emotional journey, like in “You and I” by Lauren Gunderson, which opened at Des Moines Playhouse Friday evening. 

BWW Review: WEEKEND COMEDY at Des Moines Playhouse:
October 14, 2020

On March 14, I had the pleasure to see and review Des Moines Playhouse's fantastic production of 'Singing in the Rain.' What I didn't know at the time, was that the theatre community was getting ready to shut down due to COVID-19, or that the performance I was seeing was going to be the productions closing performance. After a summer of Drive-in theatre, the Playhouse has decided to bring their first production back inside to the John Viars Theatre. 'Weekend Comedy' by Jeanne Bobrick and Sam Bobrick opened on October 9 to a live and streaming audience, and it was just the dose of laughter everyone needed.

BWW Previews: COCKTAILS AND CABARET at Iowa Stage
September 9, 2020

What a year 2020 has been for the theatre community. At this time of year, we are usually celebrating the previous season and anxiously awaiting the first productions of a new season. Like so many theatre companies, Iowa Stage started the year of 2020 off strong with the debut of Robert John Forda??s latest musical a?oeAdore Us! Line.a?? As they were getting ready to start performances of a?oeThe Cake,a?? by Bekah Brunstetter, Iowa Stage found themselves having to postpone the show. What no one realized at the time, was the time it would take to be able to perform live again. Now Iowa Stage is looking at how to start providing theatrical opportunities to the community.

BWW Review: RUSALKA at Des Moines Metro Opera and Iowa PBS: A Journey to the Depths of the Sea and Back.
July 6, 2020

Last week Des Moines Metro Opera (DMMO) and Iowa Public Broadcasting Service started the 2020 Virtual Opera season with a stunning airing of 'Manon.' The decision to go virtual this season was due to the continuing COVID crisis. They continue their summer season this week with their 2018 production of Antonin Dvořák's 'Rusalka,' which I had the opportunity to usher during the 2018 season.

BWW Review: Des Moines' MANON Is a Welcome Journey Taken From Your Own Couch
June 30, 2020

Opera companies worldwide have found themselves canceling their seasons, including Des Moines Metro Opera (DMMO).  The difference with DMMO is that they have had an Emmy winning partnership with Iowa Public Television, now called Iowa Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), coming together to give you the best seats in the house with a virtual season, starting June 28 with their Emmy-winning MANON by Massenet.  

BWW Review: LOVE LETTERS at Des Moines Playhouse: A Welcome Journey
June 12, 2020

Recently, the term intermission has taken on a new meaning in the theatre community.  While we usually use it as a term to signify a break in a show, we have recently modified it to a break in theatre productions due to COVID19. While we may not be able to gather as a theatre community to sit in a theatre for a show, some theatres are getting creative in how they present shows this summer.  One of them is Des Moines Playhouse.  I attended a dress rehearsal of their socially distanced production of 'Love Letters,' which opens on June 12.

Des Moines Spotlight Series: Getting to Know Ankeny Community Theatre with Cheryl Clark
May 7, 2020

If you have been joining us on Broadwayworld the last few weeks, we have been highlighting artists in different productions that have been postponed or cancelled. This week we are starting a new series that talks with members of the boards of local Des Moines Theatres to see the effects of COVID19. We are excited to have spoken with Ankeny Community Theatre President-Elect Cheryl Clark, the difficult decisions they had to make with their productions, as well as an exciting new opportunity they have recently announced.

Des Moines Spotlight Series: Meet Kim Haymes of THE CAKE at Iowa Stage
May 3, 2020

One of the first productions we heard was being delayed was Iowa Stage's production of 'The Cake.' This week I reached out to 'The Cake' cast member Kim Haymes to hear her experience with the production's closing.

Des Moines Spotlight Series: Meet Abena Imhotep of THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE at Des Moines Young Artists' Theatre
April 26, 2020

We continue our artist spotlight series with Abena Imhotep from Des Moines Young Artists' Theatres' production of 'The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe,' which was to open on April 10 and had performances continue through today, April 26.

Des Moines Spotlight Series: Meet Kyle Bochart of SINGIN IN THE RAIN at Des Moines Playhouse
April 19, 2020

We continue our artist spotlight series with Kyle Bochart from Des Moines Playhouse's production of 'Singin' in the Rain,' which opened on March 13 and had performances suspended after their performance on March 14.

Des Moines Spotlight Series: Meet Allison Bollinger of WONDER OF THE WORLD at Tallgrass Theatre Company
April 12, 2020

We continue our artist spotlight series with Allison Bollinger from Tallgrass Theatre Company's production of 'Wonder of the World' by David Lindsay-Abaire, which was getting ready to open on March 27.  The production was canceled with the plan to present it another season

BWW Interview: Ethan Saltz of A PIECE OF MY HEART at Ankeny Community Theatre
April 6, 2020

Theatres across the United States have closed their doors due to the arrival of COVID-19. These closures include local theatres in Des Moines and the surrounding communities. Part of our goal with Broadwayworld is to promote and support our regional theatres. How do we do this with all theatres closed?

BWW Des Moines Spotlight Series: Meet Audrey Kaus of STRIPPED at Theatre Midwest
March 30, 2020

Over the last few weeks, theatres across the United States have closed their doors due to the arrival of COVID-19.  These closures include local theatres in Des Moines and the surrounding communities.  Part of our goal with Broadwayworld is to promote and support our regional theatres.  How do we do this with all theatres closed? 

BWW Feature: UP TO DATE POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS at Local Theatres in Des Moines and the Surrounding Communities
March 28, 2020

With a large amount of postponement and delays, Broadwayworld Des Moines is making a list of each theatre in Des Moines and the surrounding area. We will keep this update with information as it comes in. This article will also be pinned to the top of our Facebook page through the COVID-19 shutdowns until theatres can open again.

BWW Review: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at Des Moines Playhouse: A Show to Catch When the Current Storm Lifts!
March 20, 2020

As we head out of the winter season and into spring, there is one thing we know is coming, rain. This last weekend Des Moines Playhouse opened their production of 'Singin' In The Rain.' As their production opened this weekend, there was a giant storm cloud in the distance called COVID-19 that caused the remaining performances of this production to be postponed. As I write this review, I hope it becomes a preview of an upcoming production.

BWW Review: EURYDICE at Carousel Theatre Of Indianola: A New Interpretation on a Classic Story
March 6, 2020

Loss. It's not easy for anyone to discuss. Everyone deals with loss in different ways. Carousel Theatre of Indianola is exploring the process of dealing with losing a loved one in their current production of Sarah Ruhl's 'Eurydice,' which opens on March 6. While the subject matter may be challenging to discuss, this production delicately brings this beautiful show to its audience.

BWW Review: ANASTASIA at Des Moines Performing Arts: A Dazzling Journey To The Past
February 27, 2020

Have you ever found yourself wrapped up in a rumor, and in the end, wasn't sure what was real or not? Or have you wanted something to happen so badly it feels as though it becomes a reality? This week Des Moines Performing Arts opened 'Anastasia' as part of the 2019-2020 Willis Broadway Series. This beautiful production will take you on a fantastic journey from Russia to Paris, all within the confines of two and a half hours.

BWW Review: TINKER BELL at Des Moines Playhouse: Believe in Fairies and Friendship!
February 23, 2020

Do you believe in fairies? Or have you grown too old for that belief? Maybe a better question is, do you have a friend? Someone who believes in you, especially when you disagree with each other? Des Moines Playhouse's current production of 'Tinker Bell' by Patrick Flynn, uses everyone's favorite fairy to tell a new but familiar story. She takes the audience on a journey that allows them to reflect on what it means to have a friend. Will this production have you believing in fairies, or friendship by the time you leave?

BWW Review: HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN: IN CONCERT at Des Moines Performing Arts: A Magical Trip Back to Hogwarts
February 22, 2020

A few years ago, on a cold winters night, Des Moines symphony brought an event to Des Moines that lead to a series of special engagements. This was the launch of the films in concert series that have brought the first two Harry Potter films, Star Wars: A New Hope, and Home Alone to Des Moines accompanied by a full symphony. They continued these events this weekend as they brought a?oeHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkabana?? to Des Moines. I attended the opening showing/performance and found the experience to be just as magical as the first movie.



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