DC Felton

DC Felton
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: A DOLL'S HOUSE: PART 2 at Iowa Stage: Opening the Door to A New Look at Familiar CharactersBWW Review: A DOLL'S HOUSE: PART 2 at Iowa Stage: Opening the Door to A New Look at Familiar Characters
Posted: Oct. 5, 2019


BWW Review: A DOLL'S HOUSE at Iowa Stage: Opening a New Season with a Slam!BWW Review: A DOLL'S HOUSE at Iowa Stage: Opening a New Season with a Slam!
Posted: Sep. 29, 2019


BWW Review: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at Kata Klysmic Productions: Doing the 'Time Warp' Again!BWW Review: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at Kata Klysmic Productions: Doing the 'Time Warp' Again!
Posted: Oct. 20, 2019


BWW Review: MOM'S GIFT at Ankeny Community Theatre: A Beautifully Wrapped Evening of EntertainmentBWW Review: MOM'S GIFT at Ankeny Community Theatre: A Beautifully Wrapped Evening of Entertainment
Posted: Sep. 30, 2019


BWW Review: SOUVENIR at Noce: A Show Worth RevisitingBWW Review: SOUVENIR at Noce: A Show Worth Revisiting
Posted: Oct. 16, 2019


BWW Review: MEAN GIRLS at Des Moines Performing Arts: A Production you will say is so 'Fetch!'BWW Review: MEAN GIRLS at Des Moines Performing Arts: A Production you will say is so 'Fetch!'
Posted: Oct. 18, 2019


BWW Review: LOST GIRL at Des Moines Young Artist Theatre: A Journey of Growing UpBWW Review: LOST GIRL at Des Moines Young Artist Theatre: A Journey of Growing Up
Posted: Sep. 22, 2019


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BWW Review: COME FROM AWAY at Omaha Performing Arts: Iowa Nice Meet Canada NiceBWW Review: COME FROM AWAY at Omaha Performing Arts: Iowa Nice Meet Canada Nice
Posted: Apr. 1, 2019


BWW Review: ELLA ENCHANTED at Kate Goldman Children's Theatre-Des Moines Playhouse: An Enchanting Evening for Children of All AgesBWW Review: ELLA ENCHANTED at Kate Goldman Children's Theatre-Des Moines Playhouse: An Enchanting Evening for Children of All Ages
Posted: Apr. 27, 2019


BWW Review: WOZZECK at Des Moines Metro Opera: A Thought Provoking Work of ArtBWW Review: WOZZECK at Des Moines Metro Opera: A Thought Provoking Work of Art
Posted: Jul. 7, 2019


BWW Review: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at Kata Klysmic Productions: Doing the 'Time Warp' Again!
October 20, 2019

It's that time of year when everyone starts doing the a?oeTime Warpa?? again. For most people, their introduction to the a?oeRocky Horror Showa?? is the cult classic 1975 movie. For the 4th year, Kata Klysmic Productions is doing a new production of a?oeThe Rocky Horror Show.a?? The audience in attendance were all having a great time not just seeing the show, but doing the typical audience participation that comes with it. What makes this production of Rocky Horror back for its fourth production with Kata Klysmic?

BWW Review: MEAN GIRLS at Des Moines Performing Arts: A Production you will say is so 'Fetch!'
October 18, 2019

Sometimes, it's fun to go back and take a look at a past time in our lives, especially if there were good memories from it. If someone were to ask you about a time in your life, you probably aren't going to say high school. When we do look back, many times it is to laugh about the memories we have. a?oeMean Girlsa?? allows us to take a trip back and have a few laughs as we see characters that we have come to love through the 2000 movie, but also that we may recognize as well. This trip back in time is brought to Des Moines thanks to Des Moines Performing Arts where this show opens their 2019-2020 Willis Broadway Series.

BWW Review: SOUVENIR at Noce: A Show Worth Revisiting
October 16, 2019

Theatre companies always hope a show will do well, but every so often a show comes that exceeds their expectations, and eventually, they bring the show back. For Noce, known for bringing the best jazz artist to Des Moines, their show is a play ironically called a?oeSouvenira?? which is returning to the end of October. I missed it the first time the show was produced, and after seeing the show this weekend, this a?oeSouvenira?? was certainly worth taking another look at.

BWW Review: A DOLL'S HOUSE: PART 2 at Iowa Stage: Opening the Door to A New Look at Familiar Characters
October 5, 2019

Revisiting the past can be difficult. Sometimes it's addressing an issue that has come up, while at other times it can be about coming to terms with events or actions from our past. In a?oeA Doll's House: Part 2a??, one of theatres most well know heroine's is doing just that. While a?oeA Doll's Housea?? is known for the door slamming at the end of the show, a?oeA Doll's House: Part 2a??, being presented in rep at Iowa Stage, opens the door for us to revisit these characters, and look at women's roles in the family today.

BWW Review: MOM'S GIFT at Ankeny Community Theatre: A Beautifully Wrapped Evening of Entertainment
September 30, 2019

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if one of your family members that have passed on could come back and talk with you? What would they say? Ankeny Community Theatres production of a?oeMom's Gift,a?? which opened this weekend, asked the audience that very questions. The comedic and heartfelt play is a reminder of how sometimes we don't always know the full story. What is Mom's Gift? That you will have to come to the show to find out.

BWW Review: A DOLL'S HOUSE at Iowa Stage: Opening a New Season with a Slam!
September 29, 2019

In 1879, a door slam was heard around the world when Henrik Ibsen's 'A Doll's House' concluded for the first time. While the play is known for its ending, Iowa Stage is using it to open two new beginning for them, the beginning of a new season, and the beginning of a new location. I feel that this added to the buzz and excitement for 'A Doll's House,' and the upcoming 'A Doll's House: Part 2' being done in repertoire. The combination of a new performance space and a new season made this a dazzling evening of theatre.

BWW Review: LOST GIRL at Des Moines Young Artist Theatre: A Journey of Growing Up
September 22, 2019

Growing up can be hard. We try to do everything we can to stop it. We try to change our appearance or even hold on to a memory. What makes it difficult, is when they are memories we don't want to, or can't let go of. Kimberly Belflower's 'Lost Girl,' currently playing at Des Moines Young Artists' Theatre, allows us to look at letting go through the eyes of a familiar character. By doing this, it allows us as an audience to take a journey and reflect on the things we hold onto, and the impact they have.

BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at Des Moines Playhouse: A Killer Evening of Theatre
September 12, 2019

Imagine finding out you have been living poor your whole life, only to find out you are part of the wealthiest family in your area. How far would you go to get your hands on part of that money? a?oeA Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder,a?? the first presentation of this season at Des Moines Playhouse presents this thought out to the audience. They do this by presenting the case of Monty Navarro. Is he guilty though? That is answered in the first few minutes of the show playing through September 29.

BWW Review: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Ankeny Community Theatre: A Fun Trip Back In Time
August 5, 2019

While Ankeny Community Theatre (ACT) may be closing their 2018-2019 season, they are also opening the 2019-2020 Des Moines Theatre season. To pull this off you need a show that transcends time, as well as instantly recognizable.   They've tackled this challenge by staging William Shakespeare's “A Midsummer Night's Dream,” which opened on August 2.  Not only do they show how timeless this show is, but they also put on a production that the audience can have fun with as well.

BWW Review: 13 THE MUSICAL at Des Moines Young Artist Theatre: There is Nothing Awkward Abut This Amazing Production
July 29, 2019

Becoming a teenager is a moment kids look up to. Growing up, we see teenagers as grown-up and cool, but we find out when we turn 13, that is all wrong. Des Moines Young Artist Theatre production of a?oe13,a?? with a book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn, with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, examines the up and down a group of students goes through as they turn 13. While this can be one of the most awkward times in a person's life, there is nothing awkward about this amazing production!

BWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Carousel Theatre Of Indianola: A Jewel in the Middle of Indianola's Busiest.
July 27, 2019

What a week it has been for the city of Indianola. Des Moines Metro Opera closed their 2019 season, RAGBRAI has been through town, the county fair has started, and we are preparing for the National Balloon Classic. Yet there is another event in town that people will soon be talking about. Carousel Theatre of Indianola is opening the final production of their 2019 season with a big and grand production of a?oeThe Hunchback of Notre Dame.a?? Their production opens on July 26, but I was fortunate to be able to catch a preview of the show, and this theatre is giving Indianola another gem to add to the treasures the town has to offer.

BWW Review: PRIVATE PASSAGE at Kingsman Row Entertainment in Association with Iowa Stage
July 25, 2019

One of the great things theatre can do is start a conversation on topics that may not be the most comfortable to talk about. Sometimes it prompts a conversation, and other times it leaves you to ponder what your thoughts are on an issue. In Iowa Stage's and Kingman Row Entertainment's joint production of a?oePrivate Passage,a?? it asks the audience to do both on an issue that has been featured heavily in the news lately. That issue is women's reproductive rights.

BWW Review: ANNIE at Urbandale Community Theatre: This Production Will Leave You 'Fully Dressed' With A Smile
July 20, 2019

Everyone can remember the first time they saw Annie. Maybe it was on stage, or maybe it is one of 3 film/tv versions that have come out. No matter when you first saw it, it probably became one of those shows that stays with you for a long time. The show's optimistic message is one that has stood the test of time and remains relevant still to this day. On July 19, Urbandale Community Theatre opened their production of "Annie" and when you come to see the show, as the song says, "I think you're gonna like it here."

BWW Review: NEWSIES at Des Moines Playhouse: A New Generation is Giving Audiences Something to Believe in.
July 14, 2019

A new generation is taking over the Des Moines Playhouse! I'm not talking about a new artistic director, or the close of their 100th season. This generation can be seen on stage in DMP's production of Disney's 'Newsies: The Musical' which opened this weekend. I say a new generation because half, if not more, of the cast are making their DSM debuts, and if this production is any indication of where the Playhouse is going, they will be around for another 100 years and more.

BWW Review: WOZZECK at Des Moines Metro Opera: A Thought Provoking Work of Art
July 7, 2019

Every so often, a production comes around that leaves you pondering about the show when it is done. For me, it's usually a jarring show that asks the audience to think about how we see things in the world, and if the way we see things can be adjusted or not. Des Moines Metro Opera's (DMMO) production of 'WOZZECK' was a production that will leave you thinking about a topic that is very prevalent in our world today, mental illness. This production deals with a character that is dealing with insanity. What this production does well is having the idea of insanity prevalent in multiple aspects of the show.

BWW Review: CANDIDE at Des Moines Metro Opera: A Beautiful Kaleidoscope That Makes the Best of all Possible Shows
July 1, 2019

Some people think everything happens in life for a reason. Others choose to relish all the great parts of life while others drown in the despair of the horrible things that happen in the world. Whatever your philosophy on life is, one thing you would never expect is to see that philosophy come to life on stage, and then be able to laugh at it. That's the beauty of Leonard Bernstein's Candide. It doesn't poke fun at our views, it asks us to take a deeper look at them. It's when we take a deeper look we can see the humor of it. That's what makes Candide the best of all possible shows to see at the present time. Des Moines Metro Opera (DMMO) opened their most recent production of Candide on June 29. The brightly colored sets and costumes as well as the extremely talented cast truly make this the best of all possible productions

BWW Review: LA BOHEME at Des Moines Metro Opera: A Breathtaking, Beautiful and Tragic Production
July 1, 2019

In 2002, I was indirectly introduced to La Boheme. My introduction came when I was introduced to a musical that had come out and became a phenomenon on Broadway just 6 years earlier. The show quickly became a favorite musical of mine and showed me the impact that theatre can have on people. Since then I've seen Rent multiple times, but did not get the opportunity to see a production of La Boheme until Des Moines Metro Opera's production which opened on June 28. While it would be easy to talk about all the influences La Boheme had on Rent I going to do my best not to, and to focus on this breathtaking production.

BWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at Des Moines Performing Arts, An Evening of Theatre That Goes Right!
June 26, 2019

If you are coming to read a review of The Cornley University Drama Society production for The Murder at Haversham Manor,' this is the wrong review. If you've heard of this theatre company, then it is probably because you've seen a show called, 'The Play That Goes Wrong,' which is playing at the Civic Center this week as the closing of Des Moines Performing Arts Willis Broadway Series.

BWW Review: MACBETH at Iowa Stage: The Joy of Seeing Shakespeare Performed Outside
June 15, 2019

Having Shakespeare done outside is something that is not new to Des Moines and the surrounding area. These productions have been thrilling for both the audience and people involved in the show. Getting to participate in a few outdoor Shakespeare productions was one of my favorite memories of college. I've also enjoyed getting the opportunity to watch a few as well. This idea formed a partnership with the Repertory Theatre of Iowa, now Iowa Stage, and The Salisbury House to do a show each summer on the grounds of the Salisbury House. I was excited last year when I heard that their partnership was going to stage an outdoor production of William Shakespeare's darkest tragedy's Macbeth.

BWW Review: THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at Ankeny Community Theatre: A Diary That We Must Never Forget
June 10, 2019

As we remember the 75th anniversary of D-day, it is important to remember why D-Day was so important. When the allied forces invaded France, it was a turning point in World War II. When a little girl in hiding found out about the invasion, she had hope that she would one day be able to come out of hiding and live freely again. That little girl's name was Anne Frank. Ankeny Community Theatre is making sure her story is not forgotten with their current production of 'The Diary of Anne Frank.'



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