Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre: Speed Dating Tonight!

When: Thu June 15 - Sat June 17, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Where: Peggy Boyle Whitworth Amphitheater at Brucemore

  • Thu June 15, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Fri June 16, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Sat June 17, 7:30pm - 9:00pm


  • Advance Member or Student Tickets - $15.00
  • Advance Non-Member Tickets - $20.00
  • All Tickets Day Of: $25.00
Ticket and Weather Policies

Brucemore Ticket and Weather Policy

  • An event may be canceled by Brucemore if, in its sole judgment, extreme weather or other conditions could jeopardize the safety of visitors, volunteers, performers, and staff. Generally, rain or snow flurries would not lead the event to be canceled; however, extremely heavy rain, thunder and lightning, very strong wind, blizzard conditions, heavy icing, or a prediction of such conditions could force the event to be canceled.
  • Outdoor performances may be delayed to allow for the passing of a brief shower or may continue as scheduled during a light rain. If staff determines that conditions warrant canceling an event, a message will be posted on Brucemore's website and voicemail. Local media will be notified and asked to make an announcement.
  • If Brucemore cancels before the event, tickets may be exchanged for another performance of the same event (if space is available) or a request may be made to credit the value of the tickets as a tax-deductible contribution to Brucemore.
  • If an event is in progress, every effort will be made to complete the performance in progress.
  • If a performance is canceled before intermission, tickets may be exchanged for another performance of the same event (if space is available). There are no ticket refunds or exchanges for shortened, interrupted, or delayed performances past intermission.
  • All sales are final. No refunds are available. However, returned tickets may qualify as a tax deductible donation if returned to Brucemore before the event begins.


Follow a group of speed daters through one night at a bar and their hilarious encounters in the search for love. Performed by Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre Young Artists.

A New One-Act Comic Opera
Music and Words by Michael Ching
Based on a concept by Dean Anthony
Directed by Marina Bergenstock

Performance and Ticket Information

  • Performances June 15, 16, and 17 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Parking is available on-site beginning at 6:30 p.m. by entering the property at 2160 Linden Drive SE
  • Admission:
    • $15 per Brucemore member or student ticket purchased in advance
    • $20 per adult purchased in advance
    • $25 per ticket purchased the day of the show. Tickets available the night of.
  • Tickets are non-refundable. See weather and refund policy linked above.
  • Audiences are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnics, and beverages.
  • No pets allowed. 


Production Sponsor: GreatAmerica Financial Services

With Additional Support from:

  • Giacoletto Foundation
  • AEGON Transamerica Foundation
  • Virginia Michalicek
  • Bankers Trust

Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre Season sponsors:

  • CRST International
  • Rockwell Collins
  • City of Cedar Rapids
  • Myron & Esther Wilson

 About the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre

Since 1998, the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre has been committed to bringing high quality, professional opera productions to eastern Iowa. Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre presents two to three operas each season as well as several special events. American artists and international artists are featured singers in our productions. They perform at diverse venues, including locations in the communities of Cedar Rapids, Coralville, Iowa City and Waterloo-Cedar Falls.