"Stuart Little" to be Performed at Heritage Center

Feb 26, 2019

DUBUQUE, Iowa – University of Dubuque Heritage Center continues its 2018-2019 Live at Heritage Center Family Series with E.B. White favorite Stuart Little, performed by Virginia Repertory Theatre, on Sunday, March 31, at 2:00 p.m. in John and Alice Butler Hall.

WHAT:            Live at Heritage Center Family Series – E.B. White’s Stuart Little, performed by Virginia Repertory Theatre

WHEN:            Sunday, March 31 – 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:          John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque

TICKETS:        $15 adult, $13 alumni/military, $9 student/child, $4 lap seat children 3 and under ($4 lap seat ticket available with purchase of an adult ticket)

From the loving heart of E.B. White, author of Charlotte’s Web, comes Stuart Little, a merry musical about a noble mouse born into the Little family who jumps headlong into adventures big enough to match any imagination. Although he is quite different from other members of the family, Stuart is loved by all – except Snowbell, the family cat. Stuart’s adventures include getting caught in a window shade, sailing a boat, making friends, and embarking on the journey of a lifetime. At times funny, tender, and exciting, Stuart Little mixes gorgeous child-size puppets with live actors to work theatrical magic.

E.B. White was born in 1899 in Mount Vernon, New York. In 1927 he became a writer for The New Yorker and later wrote a column for Harper’s Magazine. Even though E.B. White wanted to try something new and began to write stories for the children in his family. In 1945, he began publishing the stories as books. In addition to Stuart Little and Charlotte’s Web, he also wrote Trumpet of the Swan. Today the three books are considered classics of American Children’s Literature.     

Virginia Rep On Tour is the touring wing of this professional non-profit theatre located in Richmond, Virginia. Since 1975, the company has created exciting and innovative theatrical productions for young audiences. Each year they tour plays and musicals to hundreds of venues throughout the nation.

This performance is approximately 60 minutes in length. There will be an opportunity to meet performers in the lobby following the show.

A Family 4-Pack is available, which admits a family of four to the performance at a price of $39.00.

Tickets for Stuart Little 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.

Mediacom Arts and Culture grant funding has been provided to support Family Series related “Page to Stage” programming at local county libraries.

The final 2018-2019 Family Series performances is The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System on Sunday, April 14, in John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center.