Combined Efforts


Michael Penick is an Iowa City native and Luther College graduate. He recently completed a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance at The University of Iowa. His involvement with

Michael Penick Headshot - Von Presley 1 (1)Combined Efforts began as director of the Men’s Choir but he is thrilled to begin the 2016 Season as Artistic Director.

Michael has appeared with the CE Theatre in productions of “Don’t Change the Station” and “The Lollipop Files.” He has also worked with many other local theatre companies including City Circle Acting Company, Iowa City Community Theare, Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, Theatre Cedar Rapids, and Revival Theatre Company as well as the Nolte Academy of Dance.

Janet Schlapkohl is now the Managing Director supporting existing programs and adding new ones.


 Get ready to leap!

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Host Chris Okiishi will lead the audience through a delightful evening guaranteed to offer something for everyone.  Dancing, singing, music, comedy and drama sketches all in one tightly packed show!

Make your Leap Year special!

Join Combined Efforts year round.  Participation in our programs is free.

The dance, choir and acting companies perform individually throughout the year and join together for four major productions.

Acting Company          Choir           Dance Company        Visual Arts



2015 highlights!

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