Trouble Is: A Musical Cabaret


Riverside Theatre, 119 E College St., located on the Ped Mall in downtown Iowa City


Crystal Marie Stewart
Anthony Hendricks
Jesse Shaw
Bruce Teague
& accompanist Jason Sifford

Curated by: Chris Okiishi & Patrick DuLaney
March 17 & 18 at Riverside Theatre
General Admission*: $5 Members / $10 Regular

*there are no printed tickets for cabarets. Once purchased, your name will be on a guest list at the door, which opens at 9:45pm. 

This late-night cabaret accompanies the play The Niceties — a two character tour de force focusing on identity, academia, and in particular racial identity. The cabaret will continue this conversation in words and song featuring several local artists including Niceties actor Crystal Marie Stewart, singer/actors Anthony Hendricks and Jessie Shaw, up-and-coming songwriter and performer Kalvin, and a special appearance by vocalist and Mayor of Iowa City Bruce Teague. Come join us for an unforgettable evening in our brand-new lobby – fit for cabarets!

Covid Protocols 

  • Masks are required to be worn correctly by all staff, volunteers, and patrons while in the venue including the duration of all performances.
  • In addition to embracing face-masks as a public health tool, we require all patrons to present a 72- hour (or less) negative COVID-19 test for each individual attending the performance, at every performance. We will accept documentation of vaccination via a vaccine card in lieu of a negative COVID-19 test. Appropriate documentation for a vaccination card will include patron state-issued ID plus one of the following: physical vaccination card or a photo of each individual’s vaccination card. This policy will be enforced at all Riverside events unless otherwise noted.
  • Please note that lobby cabarets are not socially distanced seating events. There will be rows of chairs as well as some high top tables, available first come, first served.

Questions? Please contact the Riverside Theatre Box Office at or call us Tuesday & Wednesday 11am – 2pm, Thursday – Friday 12:30 – 5:30pm at (319) 259-7099.