Illuminating the Performing Arts – 101 Shows in thew Tri-States

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Cool weather doesn’t have to mean grumpy spirits thanks to a Tri-States’ performing arts scene that it literally busting at the seams. From high school theater to touring stars, you are sure to find a host of staged events in our rundown to fill your cold winter nights. Some of the seasons listed to right into next summer and beyond. So, without gilding the lily, lets get to it!

University of Dubuque: Live at Heritage Center
2255 Bennett St, Dubuque, IA 52001
Mon–Fri: 11 AM–2 PM
563-585-SHOW (7469)
dbq.edu/heritagecenter

The University of Dubuque’s 2016–2017 Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series boasts 15 professional guest artist performances, plus two major University productions. All of the performances will occur in John and Alice Butler Hall inside Heritage Center.

Season ticket and single show tickets are on sale now. The eight-event CenterStage Series package offers the best value including subscriber benefits such as priority seating, discounted tickets, reduced fees, free admission to Christmas at Heritage Center, and advance purchasing privileges on additional special events. For more information or to request a brochure, call the Box Office. Short-term curbside parking is available beneath the drive-through canopy at Heritage Center’s main entrance.

iLuminate: The Most Fun You’ll Ever Have in the Dark
Thursday, February 2, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque: Live at Heritage Center
iLuminate wowed the nation with their ground-breaking light suits on America’s Got Talent and then took to the road, performing for crowds around the world. Music, art, and the technological magic of iLuminate bring you a story of adventure and romance told through dance styles ranging from contemporary, hip-hop, Latin, and breaking, all using the power of light. With a mash-up of dazzling wizardry, spectacular dance moves, high-tech effects, and original music, iLuminate delivers this unique dance-in-the-dark event.

Alexander, Who’s Not…Going to Move
Performed by Theatreworks USA (New York City)
Sunday, February 12, 2017 @ 2 PM
University of Dubuque: Live at Heritage Center
Alexander has just received some really bad news. His dad has taken a job in a city a thousand miles away, which means that he and his family are going to have to move to a whole new city. With a little help from his mom and dad and even his bossy older brothers, they help him to understand that home is “where your family is, where you’re with the people who love you best of all.”

Cantus Vocal Ensemble: No Greater Love than This
Friday, February 17, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque: Live at Heritage Center
‌The nine-member men’s vocal ensemble, Cantus, is known worldwide for its trademark warmth and blend and its engaging performances. The Washington Post has hailed Cantus’ sound as having both “exalting finesse” and “expressive power.” In No Greater Love Than This, Cantus explores the experiences of bravery, protection, and camaraderie through the eyes of a soldier. From George M. Cohen’s “Over There” to Lee Hoiby’s heart wrenching “Last Letter Home,” we’re reminded that soldiers everywhere experience a new family in others who have chosen to heed the same call.

Pilobolus Dance Theater: Shadowland
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque: Live at Heritage Center
Shadowland tells the story of a teenage girl, longing for independence, who sleeps, only to wake to something incredible lurking behind her bedroom wall – her shadow. Legendary modern dance is combined with high-energy, fast-paced multimedia, merging front-of-screen choreography with projected images to create a narrative with the fluid logic of a dream, powered by the grace of an acrobatic dance.

Laura Ingalls Wilder
Performed by ArtsPower National Touring Theater (New Jersey)
Sunday, March 5, 2017 @ 2 PM
University of Dubuque: Live at Heritage Center
Laura and her family travel across America in search of a place they can call home. Facing obstacles such as scarlet fever and eviction from their land, their pioneering spirit and family bonds are tested but never broken. This uplifting story of one of America’s most beloved authors demonstrates a historical perspective on how a young woman discovers her personal values and builds relationships.

ARTRAGEOUS: Art & Music. Gone Wild.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
University of Dubuque: Live at Heritage Center
Imagine an artist creating a masterpiece before your eyes, unveiling larger than life art in mere moments. With a palette that also mixes captivating live music, intricate choreography and exciting audience participation, Artrageous takes you on a unique visual journey packed with wild inspiration, creativity and fun!

Thornton Wilder’s Our Town
Performed by American Shakespeare Center (Virginia)
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
University of Dubuque: Live at Heritage Center
A moving look at life in the small town of Grover’s Corners, Our Town examines what it means to grow up. Through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage,” and “Death and Eternity,” Wilder studies the deeply personal yet remarkably universal lives of the Webb and Gibbs families.

Comedian & Writer Paul Reiser
Saturday, March 25, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque: Live at Heritage Center
Star of TV’s hit sitcom “Mad About You” and no stranger to the stand-up comedy scene, Paul’s national comedy tour highlights the funny things about life, love, and relationships, continuing to draw comedy fans all over the country. A seasoned actor, writer, and producer, he’s earned multiple Emmy, Golden Globe, American Comedy Award and Screen Actors Guild nominations and was recently voted one of Comedy Central’s “Top 100 Comedians of All Time.”

Brown Bear, Brown Bear & Other Eric Carle Stories
Performed by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia
Sunday, March 26, 2017 @ 2 PM
University of Dubuque: Live at Heritage Center
Featuring evocative music, stunning visual effects and innovative puppetry, the triple-bill highlights three of Eric Carle’s most beloved tales. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, is joined by a whimsical cast of adventurous animals drawn from the pages of Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? The poignant story of a young girl’s unusual quest, Papa Please Get The Moon For Me, fills out the hour for a performance which both entertains and educates.

Jazz Trumpeter Chris Botti with the Columbus (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, April 1, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque: Live at Heritage Center
The Columbus Symphony features Grammy Award-winning jazz trumpeter Chris Botti, with his uniquely expressive and soaring musical imagination found in When I Fall in Love, To Love Again, Italia, and Impressions, have firmly established him as the world’s largest-selling jazz instrumentalist with four #1 albums on Billboard’s Jazz Albums chart.

The Hunts, indie-folk band
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque: Live at Heritage Center
Known for their harmony-laced take on alt-folk, the Virginia-based band of seven siblings have been playing music together almost their entire lives. Twin sisters and five brothers, now ranging in age from 26 down to 17, have played theaters, festivals and universities around the country—playing diverse instruments like mandolin, piano, ukulele, banjo, and drums. Inspired by shared memories, The Hunts create songs that capture heartache and wonder with a wide-eyed but wistful elegance.

Ronald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach
Performed by UD Fine and Performing Arts
April 28–30, 2017
University of Dubuque: Live at Heritage Center
The story of James Henry Trotter and his horrible aunts—and how some magic beans, a peach tree and a collection of interesting insects conspire to change his life. The story features innovative puppetry, a spunky soundtrack and bright characters that will have you on the edge of your seat. Please see later in this feature for the University of Dubuque’s Student Productions.

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The Grand Opera House
135 W. 8th St, Dubuque, IA 52001
Mon–Fri: Noon–4 pm & 1 Hour Before Shows
563-588-1305
grandoperahouse.com

Tickets for the Grand Opera House performances are available at the Box Office and online. Single tickets for plays, musicals and ballets are $20 for adults and $12 for patrons under 18.

Special Subscriber Perks include booking seats in advance or when you like, getting tickets before the general public, free ticket exchange, a free ticket to the end of season “Celebration and Variety Program” and even free popcorn! Subscription purchases must be made through the Box Office. 25% Off Season Tickets specials are as follows:
Broadway Series (5 Plays and Musicals): Adult: $75; Under 18: $45
Broadway Series + 2 Ballets: Adult: $105; Under 18: $63
Broadway Series + Willy Wonka Jr.: Adult: $86.25; Under 18: $52.50
Broadway Series + Ballets and Willy Wonka Jr.: Adult: $116.25; Under 18: $70.50

She Loves Me
February 24–March 5, 2017
Grand Opera House
Currently being revived on Broadway to great acclaim, She Loves Me is considered by many to be the most charming musicals ever written, a warm romantic comedy with an endearing innocence and a touch of old world elegance. 1930’s European shop clerks who don’t see eye to eye each live for the love letters they exchange to unknown admirers. This heart-warming story was the inspiration for the hit movie You’ve Got Mail.

Cinderella
Presented by Heartland Ballet
April 1–9, 2017
Grand Opera House
The glorious music of Sergei Prokofiev brings the popular fairy tale to life. The enduring rags-to-princess story offers the promise of “happily ever after” with a dose of humor mixed with the majesty of classical ballet.

Shrek the Musical
June 16–25, 2017
Grand Opera House
The story of a hulking green ogre who retreats to an ugly green swamp to exist in happy isolation. When gang of homeless fairy-tale characters raid his sanctuary, saying they’ve been evicted by the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad, Shrek strikes a deal to get their homes back so he can get his own back. But will he find love with a princess along the way?

Gypsy
July 21–30, 2017
Grand Opera House
Gypsy is counted among the greatest musical ever written and the tour de force role of Mama Rose has been played by a who’s who of Broadway stars. Loosely based on the memoirs of the queen of burlesque, Gypsy Rose Lee, GYPSY is the ultimate story about an aggressive stage mother. Hits include “Let Me Entertain You”, “Some People”, “You’ll Never Get Away from Me”, “If Momma Was Married”, “All I Need Is the Girl”, “Everything’s Coming Up Roses”, “You Gotta Get A Gimmick” and “Together Wherever We Go.”

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr.
August 18–20, 2017
Grand Opera House
The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale featuring music from the movie and new songs, too. An enigmatic candy manufacturer, Willy Wonka, stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy.

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Ohnward Fine Arts Center
1215 East Platt St, Maquoketa, IA
Mon–Fri: 9 AM–1 PM
563-652-9815
ohnwardfineartscenter.com

Truly great live music and more is just a hop, skip and a jump down Highway 52 to Maquoketa, IA Located right across the road from the Jackson County Fairgrounds, Ohnward Fine Arts Center has been staging memorable shows for over a decade and the fun continues in 2016–17. Holiday Family Gift Passes are a great option to pick the shows you like most, and Season Tickets are also available.

Sweet Dreams and Honky Tonks
Saturday, December 31 @ 7 PM
Ohnward Fine Arts Center
Featuring the music of Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash on New Years Eve! Sweet Dreams & Honky Tonks is a new revue that presents the best loved hits of these classic artists, along with stories of their colorful lives and amazing careers.

Denny and the D.C. Drifters: Remembering the Fabulous 50’s
Saturday, January 21, 2017 @ 7 PM
Ohnward Fine Arts Center
Denny will take you back to you 1950’s prom. Heck he will even chose a King and Queen from the audience. Rock to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, Big Bopper, Elvis Presley, Pat Boone, Chuck Berry, Connie Francis, Patsy Cline and MORE!

Country Music Star – Keith Walker
Saturday, February 18, 2017 @ 7 PM
Ohnward Fine Arts Center
Keith was born into a military and musical family and now performs in Music City where he is currently playing with his band and writing with some of the best writers Nashville has to offer.

Bad Medicine (Bon Jovi Tribute Band)
Saturday, March 18, 2017 @ 7 PM
Ohnward Fine Arts Center
Incredible musicianship and vocal talents blended together with Steve Sage’s uncanny resemblance to Bon Jovi allow Bad Medicine to be hailed as the number one Bon Jovi Tribute in the U.S.

Mandy Barnett Sweet Dreams
Saturday, April 15, 2017 @ 7 PM
Ohnward Fine Arts Center
An uncompromising singer whose style is rooted in the classic country of Patsy Cline, Jim Reeves, Webb Pierce, and Brenda Lee, Nashville Star Mandy Barnett’s keen interpretive sense enables her to delve into a song and render a powerful performance through her full-bodied voice.

Kevin Macs Country Jukebox
Saturday, May 13, 2017 @ 7 PM
Ohnward Fine Arts Center
Performing hits by iconic artists Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Sr., George Jones, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton and so many more. This is a show for the true country music lover!

Church Basement Ladies
July 14–15, 2017 @ 7 PM
July 16, 2017 @ 2 PM
Ohnward Fine Arts Center
This musical comedy based on recipes, food, and change in the church is funny, heart warming, and down to earth.

Yesterday & Today – Beatles Tribute Show
Saturday, September 9, 2017 @ 7 PM
Ohnward Fine Arts Center
The interactive experience connects the audience and performers in a way like none other.

The Carl Acuff Jr. Show featuring Jeannie Kendall
Saturday, October 14, 2017 @ 7 PM
Ohnward Fine Arts Center
Since 1992 the Carl Acuff Jr. Variety Showband has become an American institution. Jeannie Kendall has 22 top 40 singles, 11 top tens and 3 No. 1 hits.

The Four Preps Holiday Show
Saturday, November 25, 2017 @ 7 PM
Ohnward Fine Arts Center
The songs of this hit pop-harmony ensemble stir up a memory or two with their hits, traditional favorites, other holiday classics.

Eliminator ZZ Top Tribute Band
Sunday December 31, 2017 @ 7 PM
Ohnward Fine Arts Center
With close attention to detail ELIMINATOR has faithfully reproduced the Tone,Taste and Tenacity of “That Lil’ Ol Band From Texas!”

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Northeast Iowa School of Music
2728 Asbury Rd, Suite 200, Dubuque, IA 52001
Mon–Thu: 10:30 AM–6:30PM; Fri: 10:30 AM–5:30 PM
563-690-0151
NISOM.com

The Northeast Iowa School of Music (NISOM) is a non-profit community organization in Dubuque that makes music education and enrichment accessible to all.

NISOM Free Spring Concert
Sunday, April 23, 2017 @ 2 PM
Location TBA
NISOM’s three adult performance ensembles; Dubuque Community String Orchestra, Encore Chorale and New Horizons Band will present a joint concert that is free and open to the public.

ChamberFest Dubuque (CFD)
June 12–15, 2017
The audience favorite ChamberFest Dubuque featuring Michael Gilbertson and friends will culminate NISOM’s 2016–17 season. The festival includes a student workshop, and a full Orchestra Concert on June 12 conducted by Nicholas Palmer, and the Gala Performance (originally Julliard in June) on June 15, 2017. Watch nisom.com for updated ChamberFest details.

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Fly-By-Night Productions
563-582-6572
flybynightdubque.com

Celebrating their 34th year of creating compelling theatre and offering broad repertoire and bold staging with artistic excellence to entertain, challenge and inspire. Fly-By-Night Productions is a Dubuque based, non-profit theatre company that calls the Five Flags Center Bijou Room home. The 2016–17 season theme is “Our Fantasies & Imperfect Realities.” Join them and take flight.

The Realistic Joneses: A dramatic comedy by Will Eno
February 3–11, 2017
Five Flags Bijou Room
Funny and moving, wonderful and weird… aren’t aging, sickness, death, marriage and family all of that? In this play we meet Bob and Jennifer and their new neighbors, John and Pony, two suburban couples who have even more in common than their shared last names. As their relationships begin to irrevocably intertwine, the Joneses must decide between their fantasies and their imperfect realities. Directed by Lynda Mackie.

Mothers and Sons
June 2–10, 2017
Five Flags Bijou Room
A poignant drama by Terrence McNally is a reflection on a changed gay America. At turns funny and powerful, the play portrays a woman who pays an unexpected visit to her late son’s partner, who is now married to another man and has a young son. Challenged to face how society has changed around her, generations collide as she revisits the past and begins to see the life her son might have led. Directed by Sunil Malapati.

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Bell Tower Theater
2728 Asbury Rd, Dubuque, IA 52001
Mon–Fri: 11 AM– 6 PM; Sat: Noon–5 PM
563-588-3377
belltowertheater.net

Season subscriptions for Bell Tower Theater are on sale now. For just $85 you will receive one ticket to each of the five plays and musicals plus $10 in Bell Tower Bucks to spend at the concession stand and discounted tickets for the high school show. Gift certificates are always available. To order tickets or gift certificates, call 563-588-3377; visit belltowertheater.net; or go to the Bell Tower Theater box office.

Performances will be Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are just $20 each with discounts available for groups of 20 or more. The popular Early Bird Special performances will continue in 2017. On select days in the opening weekend of each show, tickets are half-price. As always, Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out so everybody will get a free glass of wine before the show!

Love, Lies & the Doctor’s Dilemma
February 10–26, 2017
Bell Tower Theater
It’s Joan’s birthday, and she just wants to spend it with her beloved Sandy. But plans change with the arrival of her movie star sister-in-law, a mobster on the trail of her son, and her nutty neighbor. One lie piles on top of another, and hilarity ensues!

Harris Cashes Out
April 21–May 7, 2017
Bell Tower Theater
Forty years ago, Harris Wellborn wrote an off-Broadway musical that closed after one performance. His life takes a hilarious turn when he meets the flaky young woman down the hall, and her scheming boyfriend comes up with a devious plan to cash in on Harris’ past.

Youth Musical: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
June 8–18, 2017
Bell Tower Theater
An eclectic group of six tweens vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. All performers in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will be high school students. Tickets are $12.

Youth Musical: Happy Elf
July 12–23, 2017
Bell Tower Theater
Our 12th-annual kids-for-kids musical will be the area premiere of Harry Connick, Jr’s the Happy Elf, the tale of Eubie the Elf, a lovable fellow who wants to spread Christmas joy throughout the town of Bluesville. Featuring two casts of more than 40 kids each, ages 7 to 16, and a backstage crew of 100 kids. Tickets are $10.

Fish on Friday
August 11–27, 2017
Bell Tower Theater
Dubuquer David Resnick’s revival of his popular musical Memories of a Non-Jewish Childhood, a re-imagined version of Robert Byrne’s book on growing up Catholic in Dubuque in the 1940’s, written specifically for the Bell Tower Theater.

Old Hams
October 13–29, 2017
Bell Tower Theater
Retired performers have to put on the performance of their lives to save their retirement home from a scheming lawyer.

Winter Wonderettes
December 1–17, 2017
Bell Tower Theater
The Wonderettes use their talent and ingenuity to save the party when Santa goes missing!

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Five Flags Civic Center
405 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001
Mon–Fri: Noon–5 PM
563-589-4254
FiveFlagsCenter.com

Tickets for all Five Flags shows are available online at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000 as well as at the Five Flags Center Box Office. The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra and Fly By Night Theater also call Five Flags home, but their 2016–17 seasons are listed separately in the issue.

Illusionist Bill Blagg
Friday, March 10, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
Five Flags Theater
For over 20 years Bill and his team have been amazing hundreds of thousands of fans with their one-of-a-kind brand of theatrical magic and illusions.

Decades Rewinds Tour
Sunday, March 19, 2017 @ 3 PM
Five Flags Theater
Experience the greatest music of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s with a rockin’ extravaganza featuring a live 15-piece band performing medleys of your favorite hits, spanning 30 years!

Celtic Music Concert
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Five Flags Theater
We can’t announce the title yet, but it will be public on October 21.

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Dubuque Symphony Orchestra
2728 Asbury Rd, Suite 900, Dubuque, IA 52001
Mon–Fri: 8:30 AM–5 PM
563-557-1677
dubuquesymphonyorchestra.com

Explore some of the ways music has been inspired by other art forms such as literature, theater, film, the visual arts, and dance in the DSO’s 58th Season. DSO Season Tickets are on sale now from $65–$360 ($55–300 for new subscribers!) Order and pay over the phone with a credit card. Gift certificates are available.

Casual Concert: Ultimate Rock Hits
January 20– 21, 2017
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Join us for the fifth annual Ultimate Rock Hits concert as the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, along with members of local rock bands, present an amazing rock concert at the Mississippi Moon Bar. They’ve added a second performance, by popular demand. You won’t want to miss this unique collaboration that has never failed to bring the house down!

Classics 3: DSO & Showcase
February 25–26, 2017
Five Flags Theater
Mendelssohn’s “Italian” Symphony and Schubert’s Ballet Music explore the world of dance. These are paired with beautiful works featuring some of the great talent from the orchestra: Dubuque composer and DSO violist Paul Alan Price-Brenner is featured. The sound of the Über Horn Quartet’s four solo french horns will knock your socks off!

Classics 4: Music & Movies
March 25–26, 2017
FAMILY EDITION: March 25, 2017
Five Flags Theater
This program combines some of the great film scores of John Williams with one of the most beautiful and well-loved symphonic favorites, Scheherazade, inspired by the stories of the “Arabian Nights.” The DSO features local saxophone master Allen Cordingley in the jazzy music from the film Catch Me If You Can. Dubuque native Michael Gilbertson’s “Tragedy Tomorrow”, inspired by photographs of New York City in the 1920’s, is being “encored” on this concert.
A special family concert has been added to the concert season. Memorable movie themes from Star Wars, Harry Potter, and video game Zelda are featured along with an excerpt from Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade.

Classics 5: Music & Fantasy
April 29–30, 2017
Five Flags Theater
The orchestra welcomes violinist and Iowa native Robert Zimansky, currently Concertmaster of Orchestra of the Swiss Romande, performing Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy: a beautiful musical homage to the folk music of Scotland. This concert also features Brahms’ Third Symphony and a short new premiere by Dubuque native Derek Jenkins.

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Loras College
1450 Alta Vista St, Dubuque, IA 52001
563-588-7100
loras.edu/campus-life/involvement/loras-players

Scratch Play: A New Adventure in Theatre
February 10–12, 2017
St. Joseph Auditorium, Hoffmann Hall
What happens when you put 12 students in an empty theater for three weeks? A uniquely original production.

The Loras Players present DuProv: HashtagComedy
May 5–6, 2017
St. Joseph Auditorium, Hoffmann Hall
Two student teams armed with the sword of improv humor compete on the comedic field of the St. Joseph stage.

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University of Dubuque Student Productions
2255 Bennett St, Dubuque, IA 52001
Mon–Fri: 11 AM–2 PM
563-585-SHOW (7469)
dbq.edu/heritagecenter

Dinner à la Morte
January 28–29, 2017
UD Heritage Center, Babka Theatre
Students perform in this murder mystery dinner theatre production, directed by Die Laughing Players’ Molly and Terry Hoefflin. It is 1929 and you are a guest at Katherine Ryan’s dinner party in honor of her late husband, and banker, Francis Ryan. As the evening unfolds, you will help solve the mystery while laughing and enjoying a delicious meal. Table seating in Babka Theatre.

Music & Movement Improvisation “Incite/Insight”
Monday, February 6 @ 7:30 PM
UD Heritage Center, Babka Theatre

The Playboy of the Western World
March 2–4, 2017
UD Heritage Center, Babka Theatre
The story of a young man running away from his farm, claiming he killed his father. The locals are more interested in vicariously enjoying his story than in condemning the immorality of his murderous deed, and in fact, his tale captures the romantic attention of the bar-maid. The play is best known for its use of the poetic, evocative language.

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Hempstead High School
3715 Pennsylvania Ave, Dubuque, IA 52002
563-552-5200
facebook.com/hempsteadtheater

Musical: Spamalot
March 2–5, 2017
Hempstead Auditorium
An irreverent parody of the tales of King Arthur, taken from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”

Spring Play: “Stage and Screen”
April 27–28, 2017
Hempstead Auditorium
This will be an evening of two one act plays.

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Dubuque Senior High School
1800 CLARKE Dr, DUBUQUE, IOWA 52001
563-552-5555
dubuqueseniordrama.com

Unscripted: An Improv Comedy Troupe
Tuesday, November 22 @ 7 PM
Friday, May 12, 2017 @ 7 PM
Dubuque Senior High School Auditorium
Your suggestions set the stage for a hilarious night of comedy as Dubuque Senior’s improv troupe performs a variety of hit improvisational games. Quick wit and funny talent abound in this audience participation performance.

Moon Over Buffalo
May 5–6, 2017
Dubuque Senior High School Auditorium
This madcap comedy centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950’s. On the brink of a disastrous split-up, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town. Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that could go wrong does go wrong.

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Wahlert Catholic High School
2005 Kane St, Dubuque, Iowa 52001
563-582-5456
wahlertcatholicarts.org

Urinetown
Spring 2017
Wahlert Catholic High School
J.R and Celeste Wahlert Theater
The Musical satirizes the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, and municipal politics. The show also parodies musicals such as The Threepenny Opera, The Cradle Will Rock and Les Misérables, and the Broadway musical itself as a form.

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