MUSICAL CANCELLED: Students Spent Months Rehearsing

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Students are learning the hard way just how far VEISHEA’s influence reaches. Junior Kourtney Richards spent months rehearsing for Stars Over VEISHEA’s production of “Into the Woods.” “I immediately started crying. I was not ready at all to say goodbye to the show or the character or the cast or anything,” said Richards.

Richards agrees something needed to be done after Tuesday night’s incident in Campustown. But she says the family oriented activities should not have been canceled.

About 80 students were involved in the production.

The cast performed three shows prior to Tuesday.

But members say VEISHEA week is what they look forward to because it has the biggest turnout.

The production is funded by VEISHEA. School officials say they tried rescheduling the shows, but it wasn’t possible for a number of reasons.

The last time officials cancelled VEISHEA was in 2005. However that time they did not cancel “Stars of VEISHEA.”


  • Paul

    My wife and I were fortunate to see one of those three performances. The acting, set, singing – everything- was outstanding! It is a shame that the innocent had to be punished for the acts of others.

  • William Denison

    Everyone took a hit for Tuesday nights riot. Except the drunks,vandels and ISU elite themselfs.

  • Kay-Cee TooHonest Stickley

    It isn’t just the drunks who are to blame. Every last spectator who just stood and did NOTHING is to blame, too. But those in power who make decision for Veishea fail to grasp that hundreds of students across W. Iowa look to Veishea with their chops open, licking their lips and drooling at the opportunity to make mischief and to drink– ESPECIALLY underage. I attend DMACC and this is all anyone could talk about… getting drunk (when they’re 19). No one is thinking about the family events. In fact… most people don’t even KNOW that there are other events… the specifically think that Veishea is a big campus drunkfest.

  • Dan

    Sad to know that all Veishea is becoming known for is a drunk fest. Maybe if it’s gone forever they can come up with a celebration that will start new traditions. Until these people grow up and realize there is more to life and to respect other people’s property things will never change. Maybe when it’s their property getting ruined it will wake them up. We can only hope…………

  • William Denison

    You don’t really need to find out what’s goin’ on
    You don’t really want to know just how far it’s gone
    Just leave well enough alone, eat your dirty laundry

    Read more: Don Henley – Dirty Laundry Lyrics | MetroLyrics

  • William Denison

    Now is a time to heal. find music and joy :(
    Watch and enjoy Eagles – Dirty Laundry 1080p LIVE on youtube

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