6 Guitars to Play UD’s Babka Theatre

Mar 15, 2018

DUBUQUE, Iowa – University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center closes its new B.I.T.E. Size Series with 6 Guitars, starring Chase Padgett, on Friday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Babka Theatre. With a blend of music, comedy, and theatre, Padgett portrays six guitar playing characters who share their own style of music. During the 90-minute performance, Padgett’s portrayals tells the stories of how the characters fell in love with their music, how they view other styles of music, and what music means to us all.

B.I.T.E. stands for Babka Intimate Theatre Experiences. The new series of events showcases one-person or small cast performances in the intimate setting of Heritage Center’s black box venue, Babka Theatre. With maximum capacity of about 200, Babka Theatre offers general admission and stadium-style seating.    

            WHAT:             Live at Heritage B.I.T.E. Size Series – 6 Guitars,starring Chase Padgett   

            WHEN:             Friday, April 13 – 7:30 p.m.

             WHERE:           Babka Theatre, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque

            TICKETS:         $15 adult, $13 UD alumni/military, $9 child/student       

Padgett has been a professional actor and musician for most of his adult life. He has served in a variety of capacities at Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and SAK Comedy Lab including custom song writing for special events. Padgett also received instruction in improv from the world famous iO Training Center in Chicago. He recently performed in a sketch comedy showcase for NBC, workshopped a new musical improv game show with Wayne Brady, and finished filming his first role in a feature film. He currently resides in Portland, Oregon.

6 Guitars premiered at the 2010 Orlando International Fringe Festival with sold-out houses and standing ovations. Since then, the show has traveled internationally, becoming one of the most successful shows of the North American Fringe Festival circuit by breaking attendance records and receiving high praise from critics. In 2013, it became one of the Top 5 highest grossing shows in the history of the Winnipeg Fringe Festival by selling nearly 3,000 tickets in 12 days. It broke that record in 2015 with 3,200 tickets.

A Q&A discussion with Padgett follows the performance.

Tickets for 6 Guitars can be purchased Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Farber Box Office, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque, 2255 Bennett Street; by phone at 563.585.SHOW; or online at www.dbq.edu/heritagecenter.