UD Announces 2018-2019 Live at Heritage Center SchoolBus Performance Series

Apr 13, 2018 | University Relations staff

DUBUQUE, Iowa – The University of Dubuque is excited to announce the 2018-2019 Live at Heritage Center SchoolBus Performance Series. The season will once again include programs aligned to STEAM – science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics.

The new season will kick off Monday, Oct. 15, and will run through Tuesday, April 30. It will feature 12 titles and 14 performances. Programs were selected to complement classroom curriculum with creative and imaginative learning, critical thinking opportunities, and live performances. Performance-specific study guides also are available to help educators integrate performance topics into classroom activities.

Launched in 2014, SchoolBus is an annual daytime field trip program that provides learning opportunities for pre-k-12 students. The series has grown to serve more than 10,000 tri-state area students.

SchoolBus performances feature nationally touring professional and guest artist presentations for public, private, homeschool, and accredited preschool and day care groups with students ages 4 and older. The performances will be held in John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center, with convenient bus access and parking.

Performances will take place at 9:45 a.m., with the exception of The Legend of Pocahontas at 12:15 p.m. and the two science shows each of which offer a second 12:15 p.m. performance. Most performances are approximately one hour and include a question-and-answer period.


Monday, Oct. 15: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, by Virginia Rep on Tour

Monday, Oct. 22: Rumpelstiltskin, by TCT on Tour: Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati

Monday, Oct. 22: The Legend of Pocahontas, by TCT on Tour: Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati

Monday, Nov. 12: Amelia Earhart,by Lexington Children’s Theatre

Monday, Nov. 26: Steve Trash: Science of Ecology

Monday, Dec. 3: Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, by Casa Manana (Fort Worth, Texas)

Monday, Feb. 4: The Rainbow Fish, by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia

Tuesday, Feb. 19: Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad, by Virginia Rep on Tour

Wednesday, March 20: Locomotion: The Science & Circus Arts Show with Peter Davison

Monday, April 1: E.B. White’s Stuart Little, Virginia Rep on Tour

Monday, April 15: The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System, by Theatreworks USA (New York)

Tuesday, April 30: Butterfly: The Story of a Life Cycle,Hudson Vagabond Puppets (New Jersey)

Online reservation request forms are available at www.dbq.edu/heritagecenter/schoolbus. Completed reservation request forms are accepted online only. Admission is $6.00 to $8.00 per seat, depending on quantity purchased and an offering of one free admission for every 15 seats purchased.

For more information, contact Victoria Molle, director of audience services at Heritage Center, at 563.589.3432 or vmolle@dbq.edu.