2018-19 Department of Fine and Performing Arts Calendar

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September


‌‌Saturday, September 1, 2018  |  7:00 p.m.

24-Hour Theatre Project

UD students create a theatre project from start to finish all within 24 hours. Students will cast, direct, build set, rehearse, design lighting, and perform a play.

Babka Theatre

No Ticket Required

 


Saturday, September 27, 2018  |  7:30 p.m.

Dubuque Chorale Songfest

The Dubuque Chorale and Cadenza welcomes the Julien Chamber Choir, Music Men Barbershop Chorus, and collegiate choirs from Clarke University, Emmaus Bible College, Loras College, University of Dubuque, and University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Each choir will perform some of its own music, and the concert will finish with a massed choir performance.

http://www.dubuquechorale.org/concerts/songfest.html

John and Alice Butler Hall

Tickets | $15

Ticket (130x75 px)

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October


Saturday, October 20 | 7:30 p.m.                                                   

Fall Wind and Jazz Ensembles Concert

John and Alice Butler Hall

The Wind and Jazz Ensembles present their fall concert in an evening of storytelling with a mixture of classic standards and modern hits.

Free | No Ticket Required

 

 


‌‌Sunday, October 28, 2018  |  3:00 p.m.

A Homecoming Cabaret

Steffens Hall, MTAC

Wrap up Homecoming weekend with this special musical event to benefit the UD choir program. Students from the Fine and Performing Arts Department will present modern pop and musical theater favorites while you enjoy an array of delicious desserts. Freewill donations accepted.

Free | No Ticket Required

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November


‌‌‌‌‌Friday, November 2, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.- Special Performance for UD Campus!

Mr. Burns: a post electric play, by Anne Washburn

Babka Theatre

Performed by the UD Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Shortly after an unspecified apocalyptic event, a group of survivors gather together and begin to attempt to recount the episode "Cape Feare" of the television show The Simpsons. The second act picks up with the same group seven years later, who have now formed a theatrical troupe that specializes in performing Simpsons episodes, with commercials and all. The final act is set an additional 70 years in the future. The same episode of The Simpsons, now a familiar myth, has been reworked into a musical pageant, with the story, characters, and morals repurposed to fit the artistic and dramatic needs of a culture still reeling from destruction of civilization and the near-extinction of humanity decades earlier. Directed by Greg Wolf. 

UD Faculty/Staff/Students: No Ticket Required


‌‌‌Saturday, November 3, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.

Mr. Burns: a post electric play, by Anne Washburn

Babka Theatre

Performed by the UD Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Shortly after an unspecified apocalyptic event, a group of survivors gather together and begin to attempt to recount the episode "Cape Feare" of the television show The Simpsons. The second act picks up with the same group seven years later, who have now formed a theatrical troupe that specializes in performing Simpsons episodes, with commercials and all. The final act is set an additional 70 years in the future. The same episode of The Simpsons, now a familiar myth, has been reworked into a musical pageant, with the story, characters, and morals repurposed to fit the artistic and dramatic needs of a culture still reeling from destruction of civilization and the near-extinction of humanity decades earlier. Directed by Greg Wolf. 

Adults: $10 | Non-UD Students: $5 | UD Faculty/Staff/Students: FREE

Ticket (130x75 px)

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‌‌Sunday, November 4, 2018 | 2:00 p.m.

Mr. Burns: a post electric play, by Anne Washburn

Babka Theatre

Performed by the UD Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Shortly after an unspecified apocalyptic event, a group of survivors gather together and begin to attempt to recount the episode "Cape Feare" of the television show The Simpsons. The second act picks up with the same group seven years later, who have now formed a theatrical troupe that specializes in performing Simpsons episodes, with commercials and all. The final act is set an additional 70 years in the future. The same episode of The Simpsons, now a familiar myth, has been reworked into a musical pageant, with the story, characters, and morals repurposed to fit the artistic and dramatic needs of a culture still reeling from destruction of civilization and the near-extinction of humanity decades earlier. Directed by Greg Wolf. 

Adults: $10 | Non-UD Students: $5 | UD Faculty/Staff/Students: FREE

Ticket (130x75 px)


Wednesday, November 7, 2018  |  7:30 p.m.

Fall Gospel Choir Concert

Blades Chapel

Rich vocal harmonies of the gospel choir will lift your spirits and bless your soul. 

The University of Dubuque Department of Fine and Performing Arts Gospel Choir performs their fall concert, ANY DAY NOW!

No Ticket Required

 

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December


‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌Friday, November 30, 2018  |  7:30 p.m.

Christmas at Heritage Center: An Evening of Lessons and Carols

John and Alice Butler Hall

In its sixth year, UD’s Fine and Performing Arts Department celebrates the birth of Christ through this annual Advent concert presentation featuring the talents of the UD Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, and Women’s Choir, directed by Kristen Eby, assistant professor of music, and the Ken Kilian Brass Ensemble from Platteville, Wisconsin.  University of Dubuque president, Jeffrey Bullock, will narrate the evening. 

Titled Break Forth, O Beauteous Light: An Evening of Lessons and Carols, the concert will follow the traditional readings heard at the Christmas Eve service at King’s College in Cambridge, England. The narrative correlates directly with choral texts and instrumental pieces chosen to tell the story of Christ’s birth in a seamless performance. Selections will include new arrangements of holiday favorites such as “O Holy Night,” “Mary, Did You Know,” and “We Three Kings.”

Complimentary holiday refreshments and live music from the Ken Kilian Brass Ensemble immediately following the concert.

Snowdate: Saturday, December 1 | 2:00 p.m. ‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌

‌‌‌‌Ticket (130x75 px)

This event is free to CenterStage Subscribers if elected at the time of  season ticket order. Others may purchase a ticket.



Tuesday, December 4, 2018  | 7:30 p.m.‌‌

Spartaneous Improv Night

Members of the UD Spartaneous Improv Troupe will perform comedy skits with suggestions from the audience.  It is sure to be a night of laughs.

Babka Theatre

No Ticket Required

 

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February


Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Charles Barland Faculty Organ Recital

Charles Barland, DMA, Professor of Music and Head of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Dubuque, performs his annual organ recital. The University of Dubuque Concert Choir will also present a few pieces.

Queen of the Rosary Chapel
585 County Rd. Z 
Sinsinawa, WI 53824

No Ticket Required

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March


Thursday, March 28, 2019  |  6:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. 
Friday, March 29, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. (Talkback session after 8:00 p.m. show)
Saturday, March 30, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. (Talkback session after 8 p.m. show)

30 Neo-Futurist Plays From Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (30 Plays in 60 Minutes)

Having opened in 1988 and still playing today as the longest-running show in Chicago history, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind is an ensemble experiment in presenting "30 Plays in 60 Minutes". The actors will perform 30 two-minute plays in 60 minutes! An interactive audience picks the order throughout this extremely energetic and unique show- so every night is different! And just to keep the pressure on, an onstage 60-minute timer keeps everyone honest.

Babka Theatre

Adults: $10 | Non-UD Students: $5 | UD Faculty/Staff/Students: FREE


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April


Wednesday, April 3, 2019  |  7:30 p.m.

Spring Praise Band and Gospel Choir Concert

The good news of unity, restoration of soul, and the ongoing promise of a new start will call us into joy and healing as Gospel Choir and Chapel Praise Band team up to bring you a night of worship.  Different styles of music and some collaboration between the two groups will mark this as a special event.  Come ready to sing and praise with us.

Blades Chapel

‌No Ticket Required

 

 


‌‌Grand Concourse by Heidi Schreck

Performed by the UD Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Friday-Saturday, April 26-27, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 28, 2019 | 2:00 p.m. *Talkback to follow
“Grand Concourse may well break your heart. You may need tissues by the end.” - New York Post.
In a Bronx soup kitchen, the steady and ever-so efficient Shelley finds herself struggling to stay devoted and authentic to her faith. Her struggles slowly unravel as Emma, a lost and idealistic college dropout, starts volunteering there. Although Emma brings new life and energy to the soup kitchen, her personal challenges tests Shelley's - everyone's - generosity.

We will be collecting non-perishable food items and donations at each performance to support community members who are challenged by food security. Donations will benefit the Dubuque Rescue Mission.

“Grand Concourse” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
Babka Theatre
Adults: $10 | Non-UD Students: $5 | UD Faculty/Staff/Students: FREE

‌‌‌‌‌‌     Ticket (130x75 px)


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May


Spring Wind Ensemble Concert

Saturday, May 4, 2019  |  7:30 p.m.

The University of Dubuque Department of Fine and Performing Arts presents it’s Spring Wind Ensemble Concert.

John and Alice Butler Hall
No Ticket Required

 


 

Spring Choral Concert

"Sing Me to Heaven"

Sunday, May 5, 2018  |  2:00 p.m.

The spring choral concert will feature the UD Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, and the newly-formed Women’s Choir, directed by Kristen Eby assistant professor of music and director of choral activities.

The program, which previews their May tour to South Dakota and Colorado, will include a wide variety of musical styles, both sacred and secular. 

John and Alice Butler Hall
No Ticket Required

‌Semester Fallout Improv Extravaganza

Tuesday, May 7, 2019  |  7:30 p.m.

Members of the UD Spartaneous Improv Troupe will perform comedy skits with suggestions from the audience.  It is sure to be a night of laughs.

Babka Theatre
No Ticket Required

 

 

 


Spring Chamber Singers Concert

Saturday, May 11, 2019  |  4:00 p.m.

The A-Capella Group, directed by Kristen Eby, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities for the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, will perform repertoire in a variety of styles including American folk, world, classical, and pop.

Blades Chapel
No Ticket Required

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