The Second City "Free Speech While Supplies Last"

Presented by Telegraph Herald

Saturday, September 17, 2016 | 7:30 p.m.

Chicago’s legendary sketch and improv comedy theater returns to UD with an irreverent look at America’s electoral insanity just in time for the 2016 Presidential election. This topical new show features political satire made famous by Second City stars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert and Keegan-Michael Key, as well as brand new scenes, songs and improv straight from their sold out shows in Chicago and Toronto. This must­see evening of comedy features some of Chicago’s best and brightest. Fresh, fast and always spectacularly funny​,​ The Second City celebrates nearly six decades of producing cutting­edge satirical revues and continues to launch careers of comedy superstars.

This show may contain adult/mature content.

A free Cyber Café Knapp Stage Pre-Show Concert accompanies this performance from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

www.secondcity.com

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The Capitol Steps: Mock the Vote

Sunday, October 2, 2016 | 2:00 p.m.

The Capitol Steps provide welcome respite from 24/7 cable news with bipartisan lampoonery of the 2016 presidential campaign. Born at a Senate staff Christmas party, the Capitol Steps have come up from the trenches to attempt to be funnier than Congress.  They put the “mock” in democracy with award-winning political musical satire. Over the years, the group has recorded over 34 albums and comprised performers working a total of eighteen Congressional offices and representing 62 years of collective House and Senate staff experience. Their newest album and live comedy concert celebrates a lame-duck president in a battle of wits with his candidate counterparts. The troupe can be heard twice a year on NPR stations nationwide during their Politics Takes a Holiday radio specials.

A free Cyber Café Knapp Stage Pre-Show Concert accompanies this performance from    12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

www.capsteps.com

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‌‌Third Eye Blind

A Special Homecoming Event

Friday, October 14, 2016 | 7:30 p.m.

‌Since 1997, San Francisco's Third Eye Blind has recorded four best-selling albums and assembled one career retrospective.  3EB released 'Dopamine', their first studio collection in six years, in Spring 2015.  The band continues to appeal to new generations of fans while legions of followers continue their allegiance to 3EB due to hits like "Semi-Charmed Life," "Jumper," and "How's It Going to Be," all reaching the Top 10 of the US Billboard Hot 100, and "Never Let You Go" reaching the Top 20. 3EB writes, tours, records, and communicates in a fluid new world where their music continues naturally to evolve.  Their exchange with their audience is unfiltered and they use technology to develop a closer exchange with their audience.

A free Cyber Café Knapp Stage Pre-Show Concert accompanies this performance from 6:00-7:00 p.m. as well as a Bisignano Gallery Reception 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

www.thirdeyeblind.com

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Peter Rabbit Tales

performed by Enchantment Theatre Company(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Sunday, October 23, 2016 | 2:00 p.m.

In celebration of Beatrix Potter's 150th birthday anniversary, Enchantment Theatre Company brings the captivating Peter Rabbit stories to life. Using fantastic masks, whimsical puppets, gorgeous scenery, and original music, the magical world of Beatrix comes to life on stage. This show allows imaginations to soar. Join the famed blue-coated rabbit as he and cousin Benjamin Bunny reminisce on their adventures in Mr. McGregor's garden and with the help of their friends, set off on a new quest to save Benjamin Bunny's children!

www.enchantmenttheatre.org

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Step Afrika!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 | 7:30 p.m.

If you like tap, you’ll love step. Like tap without shoes, or a band without instruments, stepping is percussive art form that uses kicks, stomps, claps and chants—all linked to traditional African dance. The first professional step company of its kind, Washington, D.C.’s Step Afrika! explores the tradition of stepping, its roots on historically African American college campuses and its future as a growing art form. Step Afrika! brings a high-energy performance to the stage that proves to be much more than a dance show; they integrate songs, storytelling, humor, and audience participation. The blend of technique, agility, and energy makes each performance unique and leaves audiences with their hearts pounding.

This engagement is supported, in part, by the William P. Woodward Visiting Artist-in-Residence Endowment.

A free 30-minute special lecture precedes performance at 6:30 p.m. in Babka Theatre.

www.stepafrika.org

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Christmas at Heritage Center: Salvation Unto Us Has Come

Friday, December 2, 2016 | 7:30 p.m.

‌Now in year four, this UD tradition once again promises to bring renewed spiritual meaning to your Christmas season. UD’s Fine and Performing Arts Department celebrates the birth of Christ through a dynamic concert presentation featuring the Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Wind Ensemble, live narration, and more. The heavenly acoustics of John and Alice Butler Hall provide the perfect backdrop for this festive and celebratory occasion. All seating reserved and complimentary holiday refreshments served following the concert.

www.dbq.edu/FinePerformingArts

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iLuminate: The Most Fun You'll Ever Have in the Dark

Thursday, February 2, 2016 | 7:30 p.m.

iLuminate wowed the nation with their ground-breaking light suits on “America’s Got Talent” and then took to the road, performing for awestruck 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. New York Times says “Spectacular! Magical! Dazzling!” 

A free Cyber Café Knapp Stage Pre-Show Concert featuring 5th Fret accompanies this performance from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

www.iluminate.com

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Alexander, Who's Not Not Not Not Not Not Going to Move

performed by Theatreworks USA (New York)

Sunday, February 12, 2017 | 2:00 p.m.

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. And even though his mom says, "Wait, you'll like it," Alexander already knows that he'll hate it. He can't bear to leave the people and places he loves, so he decides that he won't move. First he tries to live with three different neighbors. Then he tries to build a tent so he can live by himself. Then he decides he'll hide so that his parent will never find him, but that doesn't work out either. 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."

www.theatreworksusa.org

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CANTUS Vocal Ensemble: No Greater Love Than This

In Conjuction with the Adrian Choral Festival

‌Friday, February 17, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.

‌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.” As one of the nation’s few full-time vocal ensembles, Cantus works without a conductor and members perform as chamber musicians, each contributing to the overall artistic process.

In No Greater Love Than This, Cantus explores the experiences of bravery, protection, and camaraderie through the eyes of a soldier. These compelling stories of brave young compatriots have shaped the very cultures and freedoms we all know today. 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. Join Cantus on this rediscovery of the strength of the human spirit.

Special guests appearing in this concert will be the University of Dubuque Adrian Choral Festival singers.

 A free Cyber Café Knapp Stage Pre-Show Concert accompanies this performance from 6:00-7:00 p.m.,

as well as a Bisignano Gallery Reception from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

www.cantussings.org

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‌‌Pilobolous: Shadowland

In Conjuction with the Adrian Theatre and Dance Festival

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.

‌Created in collaboration with the lead writer for the popular animated series SpongeBob SquarePants, Steven Banks, Shadowland is a universal and intimately portrayed experience that is both intensely dramatic and comedic. As the first theatrical event of its kind to tour the globe, Shadowland incorporates multiple moving screens of different sizes and shapes creating a full-length performance which tells the “coming of age” story of a young girl's surreal experience in a sensational world. Shadowland is part shadow act, part dance, part circus and part concert. It’s a groundbreaking performance combining Pilobolus’ legendary approach to modern dance merging fast-paced multimedia innovation with projected images and high-energy choreography. Don’t miss this signature Pilobolus creation with the fluid logic of a dream, the grace of an acrobatic dance, the humor of a child’s cartoon diversion and the heart of a love story.

A free Cyber Café Knapp Stage Pre-Show Concert accompanies this performance from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

A post-show Q&A talk-back session follows this performance.

This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest, which is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional contributions from the Iowa Arts Council.

www.pilobolus.com

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Laura Ingalls Wilder

from the “Little House” Series of Books

performed by ArtsPower National Touring Theater (New Jersey)

Sunday, March 5, 2017 | 2:00 p.m.

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. The literature is expertly adapted for the stage in a musical format by ArtsPower National Touring Theatre.

www.ArtsPower.org

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‌‌ARTRAGEOUS presents Art and Music Gone Wild

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.

‌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! The Artrageous troupe of artists, musicians, singers and dancers pay tribute to a variety of art forms, pop icons and musical genres culminating in a gallery of fabulous finished paintings. The result? A one of a kind crossover experience! The signature of the Artrageous Troupe is interaction and engagement, so be prepared to be a part of the show!

A free 30-mintue special lecture precedes this performance at 6:30 p.m. in the Babka Theatre. 

www.artrageousexperience.com

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Thornthon Wilder's "Our Town"

Performed by American Shakespeare Center

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.

‌Virginia’s American Shakespeare Center seeks to make the joys of theatre, language, and the communal experience of the Renaissance stage accessible to all. ASC performs Thornton Wilder’s play, Our Town, an irrefutable classic of the American theater. 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,” Thornton Wilder studies the deeply personal yet remarkably universal lives of the Webb and Gibbs families. This poignant American tale explores friendship, love, and death, but most importantly, what it truly means to live. By re-creating Renaissance staging conditions, the ASC brings back the relationship between audiences and actors which were commonplace in Shakespeare’s day.

A free 30-minute special lecture precedes performance at 6:30 p.m. in Babka Theatre as well as a Bisignano Gallery Reception 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

www.americanshakespearecenter.com

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‌‌Movie and TV Star, Paul Reiser

A Stand-Up Comedian

Saturday, March 25, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.

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. Paul Reiser, a seasoned actor, writer, and producer, co-created and starred in the critically acclaimed NBC series “Mad About You,” which garnered him multiple Emmy, Golden Globe, American Comedy Award and Screen Actors Guild nominations. Reiser returned to television last year in the FX series “Married.” Not one to abandon his roots in stand-up, in between projects Reiser tours the country performing to sold out venues and was recently voted one of Comedy Central's “Top 100 Comedians of All Time."

A free Cyber Café Knapp Stage Pre-Show Concert accompanies this performance from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

www.paulreiser.com

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Brown Bear, Brown Bear & Other Treasured Eric Carle Stories

performed by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia

Sunday, March 26, 2017 | 2:00 p.m.

Mermaid’s new production will bring together old favorites and new friends. 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.

www.KidsEntertainment.net

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‌‌Columbus Symphony Orchestra with guest jazz trumpeter Chris Botti

Saturday, April 1, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.

‌Chris Botti is a smooth jazz trumpeter. Three of his albums have reached the #1 position on the Billboard jazz chart. He has performed with artists such as Sting, Paul Simon, Michael Bublé, Sting, Barbra Streisand, Lady Gaga and Frank Sinatra. With his uniquely expressive technique, Chris Botti has become the biggest-selling American instrumentalist in the world winning a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album in 2013. Other accolades include four No. 1 jazz CDs and album sales topping four million. Founded in 1951, the Columbus (OH) Symphony Orchestra returns to Heritage Center by popular demand. The CSO last performed at UD as part of Heritage Center’s Spring 2013 opening festivities. With an innovative array of artistic programming over 65 years, the CSO is sure to provide a rich backdrop for the signature sound of Chris Botti.

A free 30-minute special lecture precedes performance at 6:30 p.m. in Babka Theatre.

www.chrisbotti.com

www.columbussymphony.com

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The Hunts, Indie-Folk Band

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.

‌Known for their harmony-laced take on alt-folk, The Hunts are a Chesapeake, Virginia-based band of seven siblings who’ve 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. The Hunts’ original songs tap into each member’s unique strengths while remaining intensely collaborative. While getting seven strong-minded siblings to agree on every last note and lyric can sometimes be chaotic, The Hunts insist that the synergy born from that chaos is what makes the band’s music so infectious.

A free 30-minute special lecture precedes performance at 6:30 p.m. in Babka Theatre.

This engagement is supported, in part, by the William P. Woodward Visiting Artist-in-Residence Endowment.

www.thehuntsmusic.com

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Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach

performed by the UD Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Friday, April 28, 2017 | 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 29, 2017 | 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 30, 2017 | 2:00 p.m.

James and the Giant Peach was the first of Roald Dahl's well-known children's stories that he completed. It tells 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. Adapted into a musical, the story comes to life with innovative puppetry, a spunky soundtrack and bright characters that will have you on the edge of your seat.

Please note length of this performance is approximately 90 minutes.  

 www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

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