by Elizabeth Kelsey

In 2009, two friends, with one show and a cast of 22, founded a brand-new Dubuque theatre company. This year, that company, which has produced 28 shows, involving over 1,000 participants, turns ten years old.

Rising Star Theatre Company (RSTC), co-founded by Nick Halder and Megan Schumacher, is a local nonprofit, offering summer theatrical opportunities to actors of all ages. The company has become a vital part of the Dubuque theatre scene, and the members of the RSTC family are thrilled to celebrate their company’s tenth anniversary.

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Julien’s Journal, the Dubuque area lifestyle magazine, is a monthly regional feature magazine for and about Dubuque and the tri-state region.


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