UD Discovers School Buses on Mars

Mar 19, 2019

DUBUQUE, Iowa – University of Dubuque Heritage Center closes its 2018-2019 Live at Heritage Center Family Series with The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System, performed by New York City’s TheaterWorksUSA, on Sunday, April 14, at 2:00 p.m. in John and Alice Butler Hall. The performance is a new musical adaptation based on the original book series published by Scholastic.

WHAT:            Live at Heritage Center Family Series – The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System, performed by NYC’s TheaterWorksUSA

WHEN:            Sunday, April 14 – 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)

When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip. As the Magic School Bus explores the solar system, Ms. Frizzle gets separated from the group and her class must travel through the planets and beyond to rescue her. But when rivalries both old and new threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must learn to pull together or risk getting forever lost in space.

With music and lyrics by Matthew Lee Robinson, the show features six cast members and more than 10 musical numbers. Original Magic School Bus director/choreographer Connor Gallagher is also the choreographer of the Broadway-bound musical Beetlejuice, and he directed and choreographed Beauty and the Beast for Disney Cruise Line.

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 The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System 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.