2016-17 Heritage Center Calendar


August | September | October | November | December | January | February | March | April | May


August



‌‌Saturday, August 27, 2016  |  7:30 p.m.

24-Hour Theatre Project

UD students have 24-hours to produce a show from start to finish. They will cast parts, direct, build sets, design lighting, rehearse, and end the day with a performance.

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

Babka Theatre

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016 | 7:30 p.m.

Tonic Sol-Fa

‌Although they are simply four voices and a tambourine, Tonic Sol-Fa is one of the nation’s most celebrated a cappella vocal ensembles.  In the midst of touring, this quartet has been named one of the top five “must see” groups in America; has been awarded numerous original song and album awards in pop, gospel and holiday genres; and appeared on NBC’s Today Show and in Newsweek magazine. Outings with Jay Leno, Shawn Colvin, and Garrison Keillor have propelled album sales to more than 2,000,000 copies and have earned the group thousands of intensely loyal fans.

www.tonicsolfa.com

Watch a video here!

John and Alice Butler Hall

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September



Wednesday, September 7, 2016  |  9:00 p.m. 

Open Mic Night

Students will perform songs, theatre pieces, improv comedy, and much more.  Open Mic Night is sponsored by the Department of Fine and Performing Arts.

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

Cyber Café Knapp Stage

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

The Second City "Free Speech While Supplies Last"

Presented by Telegraph Herald

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 cutting­ edge 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 featuring Ensemble 135 accompanies this performance from 6:00-7:00 p.m.  Ensemble 135 is a clarinet, saxophone, and piano trio with an infectious energy. Trio members Corey Mackey, Allen Cordingley, and Elaina Burns are UW-Platteville faculty members performing solos, duos, and trios encompassing diverse and audience friendly music from classical to modern to jazz.

www.secondcity.com

John and Alice Butler Hall

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Saturday, September 24, 2016  |  7:30 p.m. 

Dubuque Chorale Songfest IV

Choirs from the University of Dubuque, Loras College, Clarke University, Emmaus Bible College, University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and the Julien Chamber Choir join the Dubuque Chorale in a joint concert.

www.dubuquechorale.org

John and Alice Butler Hall

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Available 8/15/16

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October



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

The Capitol Steps: Mock the Vote

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.

The performance will be preceded by a free pre-show concert in the Cyber Café from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. featuring Dr. Charles Barland, UD professor of Music, on the piano performing a variety of classic Broadway hits. 

www.capsteps.com

John and Alice Butler Hall

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016 | 9:00 p.m.

Open Mic Night

Students will perform songs, theatre pieces, improv comedy, and much more.  Open Mic Night is sponsored by the Department of Fine and Performing Arts.

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

Cyber Café Knapp Stage

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

Third Eye Blind

A Special Homecoming Event

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 featuring Stolen Grace accompanies this performance from 6:00-7:00 p.m. as well as a Bisignano Art Gallery Reception from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Stolen Grace is Dubuque's newest cover trio! Members Tiffiney Kavars (UD Alum '14 & '16), Leah Massman, and Gavin Wandsnider met in August 2016 through a mutual friend and bonded over their love for country, Christian, and pop music. They are thrilled to have their debut performance be at Heritage Center and to celebrate University of Dubuque's Homecoming!

www.thirdeyeblind.com

John and Alice Butler Hall

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016 | 7:30 p.m.

Wind Ensemble Concert "Something Borrowed"

The UD Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Nicholas Bratcher, presents their fall concert, "Something Borrowed". The concert will feature selections not originally written for wind band, but tastefully transcribed for a wonderful concert experience. The concert will also feature several selections from the UD Chamber Ensembles and will feature guest clarinetist Kenneth Northcutt.

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

John and Alice Butler Hall

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

Peter Rabbit Tales‌

Performed by Enchantment Theatre Company(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

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

John and Alice Butler Hall

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Monday, October 24, 2016 | 7:00 p.m.

Wendt Character Lecture: Father Gregory Boyle

As the founder and CEO of Homeboy Industries, Father Gregory Boyle has dedicated his life to helping LA’s most marginalized individuals find a place in society’s ranks. He has become a beacon of hope around the world, and was just selected as one of the White House Champions of Change. Born in 1988, Homeboy Industries has its roots in the poorest community in Los Angeles. As a response to eight warring gangs, entrenched in 2 public housing projects (the largest grouping of public housing west of the Mississippi), Homeboy Industries grew “from below.” “I buried my first young person killed because of this gang sadness in 1988. I buried my 194th three months ago,” says Father G, as he is affectionately called on the streets. As a nonprofit organization, Homeboy employs and trains hundreds of former gang-members every year in seven social enterprises and is the largest gang intervention, rehab and re-entry program in the world.  

www.dbq.edu/Wendt/CharacterLectures

John and Alice Butler Hall 

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | 7:30 p.m.

Fall Jazz Ensemble Concert "Legends"

The UD Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Nicholas Bratcher, presents their fall concert, "Legends". The jazz ensemble, in preparation for their upcoming spring tour, will perform selections from fallen artists from both the jazz and popular music genres. The concert features a standard big band instrumentation and a student vocalist.

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

John and Alice Butler Hall

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November



Friday, November 11, 2016 | 7:30 p.m.

Noises Off

Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called “Nothing's On.” We are an audience to this production of a play within a play. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play. Directed by Greg Wolf. General admission seating in John and Alice Butler Hall.

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

John and Alice Butler Hall 

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Saturday, November 12, 2016 | 7:30 p.m.

Noises Off

Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called “Nothing's On.” We are an audience to this production of a play within a play. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play. Directed by Greg Wolf. General admission seating in John and Alice Butler Hall.

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

John and Alice Butler Hall 

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Sunday, November 13, 2016 | 2:00 p.m.

Noises Off

Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called “Nothing's On.” We are an audience to this production of a play within a play. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play. Directed by Greg Wolf. General admission seating in John and Alice Butler Hall.

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

John and Alice Butler Hall 

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

Step Afrika!

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

John and Alice Butler Hall

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016 | 9:00 p.m.

Open Mic Night

Students will perform songs, theatre pieces, improv comedy, and much more.  Open Mic Night is sponsored by the Department of Fine and Performing Arts.

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

Cyber Café Knapp Stage

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December


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

Christmas at Heritage Center

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.

View the 2015 Performance at http://www.dbq.edu/ChristmasatHeritageCenter/

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

*In the event of inclement weather, this event will be held Saturday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m.

John and Alice Butler Hall

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016 | 7:30 p.m.

Spartaneous Improv Performance

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.

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

Babka Theatre

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 | 7:30 p.m.

Nicholas Bratcher Fall Recital "From the Mouth of Babes"

This concert production will serve as a musical awareness performance highlighting runaway youth in America. The concert, in partnership with Prof. Amy Ressler and the UD Storytelling course, takes real stories of runaway youth from all perspectives of our country and sets their experiences to musical theatre works. Presented in two halves ("Struggle" and "Redemption"), the concert will feature tunes from Broadway musicals Rent, Oliver!, The Book of Mormon, The Color Purple, Les Miserables, and many more! Dr. Nicholas Bratcher (tenor), along with guest vocalists and musicians from Dubuque and Savannah (Georgia), will bring a compelling musical experience to all involved.

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

John and Alice Butler Hall

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Available 11/7/16

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January



Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 6:00 p.m.

Dinner à la Morte - Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

Presented by UD's Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Students perform in this murder mystery dinner theatre production, directed by Die Laughing Players’ Molly and Terry Hoefflin, the experts in interactive theatre in Dubuque.  It is 1929 and you are a guest at Katherine Ryan’s dinner party in honor of her late husband, and banker, Francis Ryan.  As the evening unfolds, you will help solve the mystery while laughing and enjoying a delicious meal. Table seating in Babka Theatre.  

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

Babka Theatre

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Available 12/5/17; Reservations must be made before 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 23, 2017.


Sunday, January 29, 2017 | 12:00 p.m.

Dinner à la Morte - Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

Presented by UD's Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Students perform in this murder mystery dinner theatre production, directed by Die Laughing Players’ Molly and Terry Hoefflin, the experts in interactive theatre in Dubuque.  It is 1929 and you are a guest at Katherine Ryan’s dinner party in honor of her late husband, and banker, Francis Ryan.  As the evening unfolds, you will help solve the mystery while laughing and enjoying a delicious meal. Table seating in Babka Theatre.  

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

Babka Theatre

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Available 12/5/17; Reservations must be made before 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 23, 2017.

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February



Thursday, February 2, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.

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

iLuminate wowed the nation with their ground-breaking light suits on “America’s Got Talent” and then took to the road, performing for 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, and Latin, 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

John and Alice Butler Hall

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Monday, February 6, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.

Incite/Insight: Music and Movement Improvisation

An improvisational performance of music and movement, created by the UD Ensemble Theatre Company and special musical guests the Latitude Ensemble.

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

Babka Theatre

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

UD Faculty Recital

The Fine and Performing Arts Department will present a Faculty Recital featuring performances from members of the instrumental music faculty here at the University of Dubuque.  The recital will include solo performances, duets, trios, and a special quartet performance! The program will include works by many different composers from different eras! It’s a recital not to be missed! 

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

John and Alice Butler Hall

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017 | 9:00 p.m.

Open Mic Night

Students will perform songs, theatre pieces, improv comedy, and much more.  Open Mic Night is sponsored by the Department of Fine and Performing Arts.

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

Cyber Café Knapp Stage

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

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

Performed by Theatreworks USA (New York)

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 parents 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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Monday, February 13, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.

Adrian Band Festival Concert

The Adrian Honor Band, composed of high school band students from the tri-state area, will work with conductors and clinicians during the day-long festival, ending with a performance. 

To register or for more information on the festival, contact UD Admission at 563.589.3201.

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

John and Alice Butler Hall

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

CANTUS Vocal Ensemble: No Greater Love Than This

In Conjuction with the Adrian Choral Festival

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 Art Gallery Reception from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

www.cantussings.org

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

Shadowland by Pilobolus

In Conjunction with the Adrian Theatre and Dance Festival

Created in collaboration with the lead writer for the popular animated series SpongeBob SquarePants, Steven Banks, Shadowland 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.

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

Great River Wind Symphony

Now in its ninth year, the Great River Wind Symphony will present its yearly concert in the acoustically unparalleled John and Alice Butler Hall. The 100-member wind symphony is comprised of musicians from the University of Dubuque, Clarke University, and Loras College, respectively. The ensemble performs both standard and contemporary wind literature and is under the directions of Dr. Nicholas Bratcher, Dr. Glen Pohland, and Prof. David Resnick.

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

John and Alice Butler Hall

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March



Thursday, March 2, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.

The Playboy of the Western World

Presented by UD's Ensemble Theatre Company

J.M. Synge's Irish dark comedy is sure to delight the hearts of those who have lifted a pint to the glories of Ireland.  During a quarrel, young Christy Mahon strikes his father with a spade and leaves him for dead.  He finds his way to the village pub where he is lauded as a hero for his deed.  But his father is not dead and comes looking for his cowardly son.  The quarrel continues with humorous and unforeseen results.  General admission seating in Babka Theatre.  Performed by UD's Ensemble Theatre Company and directed by Amy Ressler.

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

John and Alice Butler Hall

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Available 1/30/17


Friday, March 3, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.

The Playboy of the Western World

Presented by UD's Ensemble Theatre Company

J.M. Synge's Irish dark comedy is sure to delight the hearts of those who have lifted a pint to the glories of Ireland.  During a quarrel, young Christy Mahon strikes his father with a spade and leaves him for dead.  He finds his way to the village pub where he is lauded as a hero for his deed.  But his father is not dead and comes looking for his cowardly son.  The quarrel continues with humorous and unforeseen results.  General admission seating in Babka Theatre.  Performed by UD's Ensemble Theatre Company and directed by Amy Ressler.

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

John and Alice Butler Hall

Ticket (130x75 px)
Available 1/30/17


Saturday, March 4, 2017 | 2:00 p.m.

The Playboy of the Western World

Presented by UD's Ensemble Theatre Company

J.M. Synge's Irish dark comedy is sure to delight the hearts of those who have lifted a pint to the glories of Ireland.  During a quarrel, young Christy Mahon strikes his father with a spade and leaves him for dead.  He finds his way to the village pub where he is lauded as a hero for his deed.  But his father is not dead and comes looking for his cowardly son.  The quarrel continues with humorous and unforeseen results.  General admission seating in Babka Theatre.  Performed by UD's Ensemble Theatre Company and directed by Amy Ressler.

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

John and Alice Butler Hall

Ticket (130x75 px)
Available 1/30/17


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

Laura Ingalls Wilder

from the “Little House” Series of Books

Performed by ArtsPower National Touring Theater (New Jersey)

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

ARTRAGEOUS presents Art and Music Gone Wild

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.

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

Thornthon Wilder's "Our Town"

Performed by American Shakespeare Center

Virginia’s American Shakespeare Center seeks to make the joys of theatre, language, and the communal experience of the Renaissance stage accessible to all. 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,” Wilder studies the deeply personal yet remarkably universal lives of the Webb and Gibbs families.

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

www.americanshakespearecenter.com

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | 9:00 p.m.

Open Mic Night

Students will perform songs, theatre pieces, improv comedy, and much more.  Open Mic Night is sponsored by the Department of Fine and Performing Arts.

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

Cyber Café Knapp Stage

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

Movie and TV Star, Paul Reiser

Stand-Up Comedy, Movie and TV Personality

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 featuring The OK Factor accompanies this performance from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

http://www.theokfactor.com \ \ www.paulreiser.com

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

Brown Bear, Brown Bear & Other Treasured Eric Carle Stories

performed by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia

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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Monday, March 27, 2017 | 7:00 p.m.

Wendt Character Lecture: Quentin Schultze

Schultze has been a professor and the DeKruyter Chair at Calvin College, a "Distinuished Professor" at Spring Arbor College, and a prolific writer, speaker, and consultant. Frequently quoted by major media, Schultze writes and speaks about ways to improve our service to others through our communication. His work on virtue and technology reflects that passion, as do his books on the media, interpersonal communication, leadership, and resume writing.

www.dbq.edu/Wendt/CharacterLectures

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April



Saturday, April 1, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.‌‌

Columbus Symphony Orchestra with jazz trumpeter Chris Botti

Heritage Center welcomes the return of the Columbus Symphony to John and Alice Butler Hall for a concert featuring Grammy Award-winning jazz trumpeter Chris Botti. With his uniquely expressive and soaring musical imagination, Botti's stellar parade of releases - When I Fall in Love, To Love Again, Italia, and Impressions - have firmly established him as the world's largest-selling jazz instrumentalist with a Grammy for "Best Pop Instrumental Album" and four #1 albums on Billboard's Jazz Albums chart.

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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Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | 9:00 p.m.

Open Mic Night

Students will perform songs, theatre pieces, improv comedy, and much more.  Open Mic Night is sponsored by the Department of Fine and Performing Arts.

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

Cyber Café Knapp Stage

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Thursday, April 6, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.

Wind Ensemble Spring Concert, "Red, White, and Blue"

The UD Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Nicholas Bratcher, will perform their spring concert, "Red, White, and Blue". The concert will take the listener down a musical timeline of America, highlighting the good...and the not-so-good. Selections include works by Lo Presti, Smith, Barnes, Gershwin, and a new wind band commission by Dubuque native and internationally acclaimed composer Adam O’Dell. The concert will also feature selections from the UD Chamber Ensembles. In addition, the Clarke Winds, under the direction of Prof. David Resnick, join the ensemble for an evening of musical partnership!

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

John and Alice Butler Hall

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Sunday, April 9, 2017 | 2:00 p.m.

Concert Choir Spring Concert

The UD Concert Choir and Chamber Singers perform the repertoire which they will take on tour.  Come listen what the choir will share with audiences from Wisconsin to Hawaii! The Concert Choir is directed by Dr. Charles Barland and accompanied by Professor Kristen Eby.

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

John and Alice Butler Hall

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

The Hunts, Indie-Folk Band

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 Cyber Café Knapp Stage Pre-Show Concert featuring Driftless Sisters accompanies this performance from 6:00-7:00 p.m.  Driftless Sisters are an indie folk duo from the driftless hills of Galena, IL.

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

www.thehuntsmusic.com

Ticket (130x75 px)


Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.

Swing into Spring Jazz Concert

Per its musical tradition, the UD Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Nicholas Bratcher, will present their Swing Into Spring jazz concert. The concert will feature standard big band repertoire and feature a student vocalist. 

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

Cyber Café Knapp Stage

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

Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach

performed by the UD Department of Fine and Performing Arts

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

Ticket (130x75 px)


Saturday, April 29, 2017 | 10:00 a.m.

Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach

performed by the UD Department of Fine and Performing Arts

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

Ticket (130x75 px)


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

Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach

performed by the UD Department of Fine and Performing Arts

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

Ticket (130x75 px)

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.

Spartaneous Improv Performance

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.

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

Babka Theatre

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Tickets REQUIRED - Available 4/3/17


Saturday, May 6, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Dubuque Chorale Spring Concert "Classical Magic"

The Dubuque Chorale, Cadenza, and Children’s Choir perform a concert of great works with orchestra and guests from regional high schools.  The program includes Bethoven’s Mass in C and Haydn’s Te Deum.

www.dubuquechorale.org 

John and Alice Butler Hall


Ticket (130x75 px)
Available 3/20/17


Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 2:00 p.m.

Julien Winds Concert

In its third year, the Julien Winds will present their spring concert, "NEW". The ensemble is comprised of professional musicians and educators from the Tri-State area and is under the direction of Dr. Nicholas Bratcher. The repertoire will feature works from Mackey, Gorb, Schwartz, and others, and focuses on the recent contributions to literature for the wind band medium. The UD Chamber Winds join the Julien Winds for chamber wind pieces throughout the concert. The Julien Winds is a non-profit organization and Dubuque's professional wind ensemble. The Julien Winds have been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in June of 2018.

John and Alice Butler Hall

Ticket (130x75 px)
Available 4/3/17

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