Thousands of Area Students to Learn About Rosa Parks

Jan 20, 2016 | Kristi Lynch

Heritage Center, the University of Dubuque’s performing arts, worship, and campus center, continues its 3rd annual SchoolBus Performance Series with Walk On: Rosa Parks on Wednesday, January 27. 


WHAT:           SchoolBus Performance SeriesWalk On: Rosa Parks

WHEN:            Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 10:00 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

WHERE:          John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center


One thousand seven hundred students in grades 3-8 from the Tri-State area will travel with their school to see Walk On: Rosa Parks performed by Mad River Theatre, based in Ohio.  This show will take students on a journey to Montgomery, Alabama, where a determined activist named Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a city bus.  The resulting uproar launched the Civil Rights movement and changed our country forever.  The story weaves together live music and drama to tell the story of Rosa Parks from her childhood in rural Alabama to her famous decision to “sit down and be counted.”  Exciting and inspirational, the story shows how the determination of one individual made all the difference in the struggle for freedom and equality.


The SchoolBus Performance Series provides unique, high-quality field trip opportunities for area students of all ages, featuring guest artist performances of varying genres in a state-of-the-art performance venue.  Last year, over 5,000 students attended a SchoolBus performance at Heritage Center, and this year, over 8,000 have registered to attend.


Upcoming SchoolBus performances include Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School, Anne Frank: Thinking Myself Out, The Cat in the Hat, and Macbeth.  Teachers interested in bringing students to a remaining show should contact Director of Audience Services, Victoria Molle, at 563.589.3432 or submit the order form found at


TH Media serves as the Heritage Center 2015-2016 season presenting media partner.