2015-16 Heritage Center Calendar

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


‌‌Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 9:00 p.m.

Jim Wand, Comedy Hypnotist

The hypnotists and other entertainers at Wand Enterprises blend motivational messages and entertainment to make each of their events both informative and entertaining. Join in the fun for this student-organized event!

 

 TICKETS

 
John and Alice Butler Hall


 ‌ Saturday, September 19, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway

‌Neil Berg’s acclaimed musical revue of Broadway’s most celebrated shows features a dazzling cast of five Broadway stars accompanied by an all-star New York band. 100 Years of Broadway recreates the greatest moments from the finest shows of the century featuring the actual stars of shows such as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, CATS, Jersey Boys, and Wicked. Rita Harvey, Dubuque native, Hempstead High School alum, and wife of Neil Berg, is part of the cast of performers.  

Cyber Café Knapp Stage pre-show concert 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. featuring Dr. Charles Barland, UD professor of music, on the piano performing a variety of classic Broadway hits.

Bisignano Gallery Reception 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

www.neilberg.com

TICKETS

John and Alice Butler Hall


September



  Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 7:00 p.m. 

Six Rivers Western Division Conference (WI) Honors Choir Festival  


Students from high school and middle school representing Belmont, Benton, Cassville, Highland, Potosi, River Ridge, Shullsburg, and Wauzeka, Wisconsin will present a concert at beautiful John and Alice Butler Hall conducted by UD choral director, Dr. Charles Barland.


TICKETS
 (Free, Required)


John and Alice Butler Hall

 


‌  Saturday, September 26, 2015, 7:30 p.m. 

Dubuque Chorale Songfest III                                                      


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.

Bisignano Gallery Reception 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Bisignano Gallery Reception 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Bisignano Gallery Reception 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Bisignano Gallery Reception 6-7:30 p.m.

TICKETS

John and Alice Butler Hall

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October


   Thursday, October 1, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Recycled Percussion

Recycled Percussion’s junk rock music became a national phenomenon during their smash hit performances on America’s Got Talent in 2009.  The group, who beats their sticks on buckets, power tools, and ladders, has also done guest appearances on Carson Daly, The Today Show, China’s Got Talent and the Latin Grammy Awards. After being featured on the cover of USA Today and being voted National Act of the Year a record-breaking six times, the band gained world-wide recognition. 

www.recycledpercussionband.com

TICKETS

John and Alice Butler Hall


‌  Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Wind Ensemble Concert "Ethos"

Guest Artist, Megan Gloss  

The concept of “Ethos” is generally depicted as the ideals or guiding beliefs that characterize a community…or even a nation. Musically, ethos is referenced as having the power to influence the listeners’ emotions, behavior, or even moral character. The UD Wind Ensemble presents “Ethos” as an imaginative journey into the human emotional spectrum—highlighting those traits which compose our “Ethos”…compassion, hope, fear, anger, love; all of which lead to a perception of balance within ourselves.  We are also thrilled to welcome Megan Gloss as our guest vocalist for a promising evening of musical fulfillment. 

TICKETS (FREE, REQUIRED)

John and Alice Butler Hall



Piano
Saturday, October 10, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Classics 1

Symphonic Fantasies featuring Natasha Paremski

The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra opens its 57th season with an exciting new fanfare written specifically for this concert by Dubuque composer Amy Dunker. Russian piano virtuoso Natasha Paremski joins the orchestra for Rachmaninoff’s romantic and powerful Piano Concerto No. 2 while Berlioz’s fantasy-filled symphony is a thrilling blockbuster. From the “March to the Scaffold” to the “Witch’s Sabbath,” this music is truly one of the great classics.                 

TICKETS

John and Alice Butler Hall 

 



Piano
Sunday, October 11, 2015, 2:00 p.m.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Classics 1   

Symphonic Fantasies featuring Natasha Paremski

The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra opens its 57th season with an exciting new fanfare written specifically for this concert by Dubuque composer Amy Dunker. Russian piano virtuoso Natasha Paremski joins the orchestra for Rachmaninoff’s romantic and powerful Piano Concerto No. 2 while Berlioz’s fantasy-filled symphony is a thrilling blockbuster. From the “March to the Scaffold” to the “Witch’s Sabbath,” this music is truly one of the great classics.

Special lecture precedes this performance at 1:00 p.m. in the Babka Theatre.

TICKETS

John and Alice Butler Hall

 


‌‌ Thursday, October 15, 2015, 10:00 p.m.

Pete Lee

 

Pete Lee might be the nicest person in New York, but that's because it is impossible to sound aggressive with a Wisconsin accent.  Join comedien Pete Lee for a night full of laughs on the Knapp Stage in the Cyber Cafe.

 

 

*No Ticket Required

Cyber Cafe Knapp Stage

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November



‌     F‌riday, October 16, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Brass Transit: The Legacy of Chicago

A Special 2015 UD Homecoming Event
Celebrate homecoming at UD with Toronto's dynamic, crowd-pleasing, studio-tight Chicago tribute! The band's show includes all the hits from Chicago's golden age, 1969-1976. With world-class horns, a rocking rhythm section and vocals stacked sky high, Brass Transit transports audiences back to the freewheeling days of the seventies. Member credits include platinum records, Emmy awards, and performances with Hall-of-Fame rock and soul acts. 

UD alumni band, Grace & Glory, will open for Brass Transit performing a variety of music genres.  Grace & Glory opened for Eli Young Band in May 2015, were crowned Country on the River's 2015 Next Big Star Competition Winners, and are opening for John Anderson in November 2015.

Bisignano Gallery Reception 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

www.brasstransit.com

TICKETS

John and Alice Butler Hall


 Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 9:00 p.m.

Open Mic Night

Students will perform songs, theatre pieces, improv comedy, and much more!

Students interested in performing should email kprine@dbq.edu.

*No Ticket Required

Cyber Cafe Knapp Stage


‌   Sunday, October 25, 2015, 2:00 p.m.

Alice in Wonderland

Performed by Pushcart Players (New Jersey)

‌A meaningful musical fantasy! Filled with Lewis Carroll’s pure nonsense and madcap characters, this intriguing tale about a curious and proactive young girl has enchanted readers for many generations.  Pushcart’s whimsical music, design and direction offer a precious theatre experience that young viewers will long remember. Alice goes on an enchanted journey of self-discovery with challenges, choices and happy conclusions. A meaningful story for anyone who has ever been on the daring adventure of growing up! 

www.pushcartplayers.org/the-shows/alice-in-wonderland

TICKETS

John and Alice Butler Hall


Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 7:30 p.m. 

Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert

The University of Dubuque Jazz Ensemble presents their Fall concert, “JukeBox Heroes!” The concert will feature selections from Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and Chick Corea, and many others.  The concert will also feature a student vocalist on several selections. 

TICKETS (FREE, REQUIRED)

John and Alice Butler Hall


Live at Heritage Center - Calendar sized‌  Friday, October 30, 2015, 9:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Terror City Haunted House

The UD Drama Club creates a one-of-a-kind scare featuring zombies, ghosts and gouls of all sorts in this interactive, participatory tour through an urban, haunted landscape.  Bring your teddy bear and your security blanket ... it won't help but it couldn't hurt.

 *No Ticket Required

Babka Theatre

 

 


 Live at Heritage Center - Calendar sized‌  Saturday, October 31, 2015, 9:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Terror City Haunted House

The UD Drama Club creates a one-of-a-kind scare featuring zombies, ghosts and gouls of all sorts in this interactive, participatory tour through an urban, haunted landscape.  Bring your teddy bear and your security blanket ... it won't help but it couldn't hurt.

  *No Ticket Required

Babka Theatre


Friday, November 13, 2015 7:30 p.m.

Memphis

presented by UD's Department of Fine and Performing Arts and the UD Drama Club

From the underground dance clubs of 1950s, Memphis, Tennessee, comes a hot new Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs, and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, Memphis is about a radio DJ who wants to change the world and a club singer who is ready for her big break. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves -- filled with laughter, soaring emotion, and roof-raising rock 'n' roll by a live band. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, Memphis features Tony®-winning lyrics by Joe DiPietro and a Tony®-winning original score with music by Bon Jovi’s founding member David Bryan. All seats reserved in John and Alice Butler Hall. Directed by Amy Ressler. 

For a full press release, click Memphis Press Release.

TICKETS

John and Alice Butler Hall


Saturday, November 14, 2015 7:30 p.m.

Memphis

presented by UD's Department of Fine and Performing Arts and the UD Drama Club

From the underground dance clubs of 1950s, Memphis, Tennessee, comes a hot new Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs, and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, Memphis is about a radio DJ who wants to change the world and a club singer who is ready for her big break. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves -- filled with laughter, soaring emotion, and roof-raising rock 'n' roll by a live band. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, Memphis features Tony®-winning lyrics by Joe DiPietro and a Tony®-winning original score with music by Bon Jovi’s founding member David Bryan. All seats reserved in John and Alice Butler Hall. Directed by Amy Ressler. 

For a full press release, click Memphis Press Release.

TICKETS

John and Alice Butler Hall


‌  Sunday, November 15, 2015 2:00 p.m.

Memphis

presented by UD's Department of Fine and Performing Arts and the UD Drama Club

From the underground dance clubs of 1950s, Memphis, Tennessee, comes a hot new Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs, and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, Memphis is about a radio DJ who wants to change the world and a club singer who is ready for her big break. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves -- filled with laughter, soaring emotion, and roof-raising rock 'n' roll by a live band. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, Memphis features Tony®-winning lyrics by Joe DiPietro and a Tony®-winning original score with music by Bon Jovi’s founding member David Bryan. All seats reserved in John and Alice Butler Hall. Directed by Amy Ressler. 

For a full press release, click Memphis Press Release.

TICKETS

John and Alice Butler Hall


Tuesday, November 17, 2015 7:00 p.m.

Veterans Center Film Screening Last Days of Vietnam


A free screening of the Rory Kennedy documentay film Last Days of  Vietnam will be shown. William Albracht, decorated Vietnam Veteran, who spent 25 years with the Secret Service and is the author of Abandoned in Hell, a book revealing his Vietnam experience, will also speak and conduct a question and answer session in conjunction with the film.


TICKETS (Free, Required)

For a full press release, click Letters Home Press Release.

John and Alice Butler Hall


‌  Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Letters Home

Performed by Chicago’s Griffin Theatre Company
Letters Home puts recent Afghanistan & Iraq wars front and center by bringing to life actual letters written by soldiers serving in the Middle East. The play gives audiences a powerful portrait of the soldier experience during wartime. These letters were written under difficult circumstances; the disorientation of training, deployment, separation from family, combat, and occupation duties. One theme seems to unite these diverse voices; the belief that the person standing beside you is more important than you. The production employs the use of images and video projected behind the actors. Photos and videos used in the production are taken directly from actual soldiers’ blogs and web posts. To enhance the theatrical experience of the play, the performance is followed by a Q&A period.

Free 30-minute special lecture precedes this performance at 6:30 p.m. in the Babka Theatre.

Military active duty, retired/veterans, and reserve components eligible for free admission.

This engagement is presented in cooperation with the University of Dubuque Veterans Center. A free screening of the film “Last Days of Vietnam” will be shown in advance of this presentation on Tuesday, November 17, at 7:00 p.m.

Military active duty, retired, and reserve components eligible for free admission with military ID.

www.griffintheatre.com/letters-home

For more information, view the Letters Home Press Release.

TICKETS

John and Alice Butler Hall

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December


‌  Friday, December 4, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Christmas at Heritage Center

Now in its third year, this UD tradition promises once again to bring renewed spiritual meaning to your Christmas season. UD’s Fine and Performing Arts Department celebrates the birth of Christ though 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. 

View the 2014 Performance at http://www.dbq.edu/ChristmasatHeritageCenter/

For more information, view the Christmas at Heritage Center Press Release.

Bisignano Gallery Reception 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

 TICKETS

John and Alice Butler Hall


 Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 9:00 p.m.

Open Mic Night

‌Students will perform songs, theatre pieces, improv comedy, and much more!

Students interested in performing should email kprine@dbq.edu.

*No Ticket Required

Cyber Cafe Knapp Stage


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Jazz Ensemble Holiday Performance

The University of Dubuque Jazz Ensemble presents A Swingin’ Christmas. The concert, presented by the University’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts, will be performed by student jazz musicians under the direction of Nicholas Bratcher. The Celtic Tenors will give a performance shortly after in the John and Alice Butler Hall.

*No ticket required to Jazz Ensemble Performance.

Order tickets now for The Celtic Tenors - TICKETS

Cyber Cafe Knapp Stage


‌  Friday, December 11, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

The Celtic Tenors

Presented in cooperation with Irish Hooley

‌The only tenor group with a truly global audience and presented in cooperation with Irish Hooley, the Celtic Tenors give you a night to remember. Whether playing a cathedral or major concert venues in New York, Amsterdam, or Dubuque, the tenors genuinely love what they do and you’ll see that shine through in each rendition of beautiful Celtic songs like the haunting "Danny Boy" and exhilarating classics like "Nessun Dorma". From The Celtic Tenors, you get more than a performance by world-class artists, you get a night with singers who despite their incredible success don’t take themselves too seriously!

Cyber Café Knapp Stage Pre-Show Concert 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. featuring UD Jazz Ensemble holiday favorites directed by Nicholas Bratcher.

Generous sponsorship support of this event provided by Irish Hooley.

For more information, view The Celtic Tenors Press Release.

www.celtic-tenors.com

TICKETS

John and Alice Butler Hall

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January


‌  Saturday, January 9, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

SNL's Ana Gasteyer & Her Jazz Quintet

Presented by TH Media

‌Best known from her six years on Saturday Night Live and her Broadway roles in Wicked and The Rocky Horror Show, Ana Gasteyer is on tour! This concert celebrates the release of her first studio record, I’m Hip – a collection of jazz standards with Ana’s own twist. Ana delivers superstar vocals, humor, and a performance sure to dazzle audiences, complete with her own 5-piece band.  

*This event is for mature audiences.

Randy Rodgers, the Publisher & Executive Editor for Sustainable City Network, will perform acoustic rock favorites from the '60s and '70s on the Cyber Cafe Knapp Stage from 6-7:00 p.m. 

www.anagasteyerinconcert.com

TICKETS

John and Alice Butler Hall


‌  Friday, January 29, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

VoicePlay, a cappella sensation

In conjuction with the Adrian Choral Festival

‌As Seen on Season 4 of NBC’s The Sing-Off, VoicePlay is unlike any theatrical experience available today, recreating the orchestrated sound of an entire musical production with nothing but the human voice. VoicePlay takes the timeless sound of vocal music and turns it completely on its head. Vertigo-inducing harmonies pepper VoicePlay’s music, lacing it with inventive and hilarious on-stage antics. Special guests appearing in this concert will be the UD Adrian Choral Festival singers.  

For more information, view the VoicePlay Press Release.

www.thevoiceplay.com

TICKETS

John and Alice Butler Hall


Live at Heritage Center - Calendar sized‌  Saturday, January 30, 2016 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.  

For more information, view the Dinner a la Morte Press Release.

TICKETS - Reservations must be made before 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 25, 2016.

Babka Theatre


Live at Heritage Center - Calendar sized‌‌  Sunday, January 31, 2016 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.  

For more information, view the Dinner a la Morte Press Release.

TICKETS - Reservations must be made before 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 25, 2016.

Babka Theatre

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February


Live at Heritage Center - Calendar sizedWednesday, February 3, 2016 7:30 p.m.

UD Faculty Recital

presented by UD's Department of Fine and Performing Arts

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! 

TICKETS (FREE, REQUIRED) 

John and Alice Butler Hall


Live at Heritage Center - Calendar sized  Tuesday, February 9, 2016 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.

No ticket required.

Babka Theatre


 Saturday, February 13, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Jump Rhythm Jazz Project, jazz/tap dance from Chicago

‌Jump Rhythm Jazz Project is a multiple-Emmy®-Award-winning performance company based in Chicago. JRJP celebrates the communal core of jazz performance — dancing, singing, and storytelling in rhythmically syncopated conversations to the beat-driven sounds of the blues, swinging jazz, funk, hip hop, and world music.  Founded by Billy Siegenfeld in New York City in 1990, JRJP has grown into an ensemble embodying a life-affirming mix of percussive musicality and emotion-driven, vocal-rhythmic dance. According to the New York Times, JRJP “captures the exuberant physicality of good dancers when moments of extreme control and abandon are seamlessly combined.”

Free 30-mintue special lecture precedes this performance at 6:30 p.m. in the Babka Theatre. 

Presentation held in conjunction with UD Adrian High School Theater & Dance Festival.

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.jrjp.org

TICKETS

John and Alice Butler Hall

‌  Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

U.S. Air Force Freedom Winds Woodwind Quintet

‌The United States Air Force Band of Mid-America is proud to present the Freedom Winds.  Members of the group, composed of six virtuoso Airman Musicians and a percussionist, have diverse musical interests, which leads to programs with something for everyone. In addition to showcasing traditional woodwind quintet pieces, performances by Freedom Winds take audiences on a tour of some of the most beautiful and exciting music from various cultures around the world. Their diverse repertoire also includes jazz and ragtime classics along with popular themes from Broadway’s hit shows to Hollywood’s greatest films.  This talented ensemble reflects the values and excellence found every day throughout the United States Air Force.

Online ticket distribution begins Sunday, January 3, 2016 at midnight. Tickets purchased online must use the print-at-home option only.  Window orders begin Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

All orders are limited to 4 tickets. Tickets can be mailed if patron provides a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Patrons must be seated by 6:45 p.m. for guaranteed seating.

www.bandofmidamerica.af.mil/ 

TICKETS

John and Alice Butler Hall


 Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 9:00 p.m.

Open Mic Night

Students will perform songs, theatre pieces, improv comedy, and much more!

‌Students interested in performing should email kprine@dbq.edu.

*No Ticket Required

Cyber Cafe Knapp Stage


Live at Heritage Center - Calendar sizedMonday, February 22, 2016 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. 

TICKETS (FREE, REQUIRED)

John and Alice Butler Hall


‌  Friday, February 26, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

The Improvised Shakespeare Company

‌The Improvised Shakespeare Company creates a fully improvised play using the language and themes of William Shakespeare. Each player has brushed up on his “thee’s” and “thou’s” to bring you an evening of off-the-cuff comedy filled with power struggles, star-crossed lovers, sword-play, asides, insults, persons in disguise, and all that we’ve come to expect from the pen of the Great Bard.  

*This event is for mature audiences.

Cyber Cafe Knapp Stage pre-show entertainment 6-7:00 p.m.

www.improvisedshakespeare.com

TICKETS

John and Alice Butler Hall


‌  Saturday, February 27, 2016 7:30 p.m.

Great River Wind Symphony

Under the direction of Prof. David Resnick (Clarke), Dr. Glenn Pohland (Loras), and Dr. Nicholas Bratcher (University of Dubuque), student musicians from these colleges come together to form the annual Great River Wind Symphony, celebrating these collegiate bands of the Mississippi River.

TICKETS (FREE, REQUIRED)

John and Alice Butler Hall


‌  Sunday, February 28, 2016, 2:00 p.m.

Junie B’s Essential Survival Guide to School

‌Performed by Theatreworks USA (New York)

Now that JUNIE B. JONES has been going to school for over a year and a half, who better to write the book on EVERYTHING you need to know? From bus rules to band-aids, carpools to cookies, Junie B. and friends deliver the definitive word on surviving and thriving in style. With a jillion tips, tricks and trip-ups, Junie B. shares her hard-won expertise and shows us all how school is sometimes scary, sometimes super-fun, and ALWAYS something to sing about! An all-new musical adventure based on Barbara Park's popular book.  

www.theatreworksusa.org

TICKETS

John and Alice Butler Hall

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March


‌     Thursday, March 3, 2016 7:30 p.m.

Bamboozled!

presented by UD's Department of Fine and Performing Arts and the UD Drama Club

This excellently crafted play features many of the traditional commedia dell'arte roles in a lightning-speed plot with more twists than a corkscrew. It is a faithful Italian Renaissance commedic farce with knock-out physical and verbal delights including a wide variety of comical sound effects. Appropriate for young audiences, hilarious characters cavort, scheme, and spy. A fake death and a fake marriage occur and identities are well concealed. Not even the audience knows the true bamboozler until the bamboozling end when the lovers are happily united.  65 minutes with no intermission. General admission seating in Babka Theatre. Performed by UD’s Ensemble Theatre Company and directed by Amy Ressler.  

TICKETS

Babka Theatre


‌     Friday, March 4, 2016 7:30 p.m.

Bamboozled!

presented by UD's Department of Fine and Performing Arts and the UD Drama Club

This excellently crafted play features many of the traditional commedia dell'arte roles in a lightning-speed plot with more twists than a corkscrew. It is a faithful Italian Renaissance commedic farce with knock-out physical and verbal delights including a wide variety of comical sound effects. Appropriate for young audiences, hilarious characters cavort, scheme, and spy. A fake death and a fake marriage occur and identities are well concealed. Not even the audience knows the true bamboozler until the bamboozling end when the lovers are happily united.  65 minutes with no intermission. General admission seating in Babka Theatre. Performed by UD’s Ensemble Theatre Company and directed by Amy Ressler.  

TICKETS

Babka Theatre


‌     Saturday, March 5, 2016 2:00 p.m.

Bamboozled!

presented by UD's Department of Fine and Performing Arts and the UD Drama Club

This excellently crafted play features many of the traditional commedia dell'arte roles in a lightning-speed plot with more twists than a corkscrew. It is a faithful Italian Renaissance commedic farce with knock-out physical and verbal delights including a wide variety of comical sound effects. Appropriate for young audiences, hilarious characters cavort, scheme, and spy. A fake death and a fake marriage occur and identities are well concealed. Not even the audience knows the true bamboozler until the bamboozling end when the lovers are happily united.  65 minutes with no intermission. General admission seating in Babka Theatre. Performed by UD’s Ensemble Theatre Company and directed by Amy Ressler.  

TICKETS

Babka Theatre


‌  Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Alpin Hong in “Chasing Chopin”, piano virtuoso/storyteller

‌Alpin Hong’s lifelong fascination with the music of Chopin has thrilled, haunted, and sustained him. Chasing Chopin is a theatrical journey into Hong’s extraordinary life. His autobiographical storytelling and dazzling performance dives into personal moments both hilarious and tragic. This window into Hong’s life journey gives audiences an intimate look into gripping interpretations of Chopin’s music. Enduring a catastrophic loss at age 12, Hong’s passion fueled a career which has taken him to Juilliard, Carnegie Hall, the White House, and all 50 states. 

Free 30-minute special lecture precedes this performance at 6:30 p.m. in Babka Theatre. Presented by Alan Huckleberry, University of Iowa professor of piano.

Bisignano Gallery Reception 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

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

For more information, view the Alpin Hong Press Release.

www.alpinhong.com

TICKETS

John and Alice Butler Hall

 


 Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 9:00 p.m.

Open Mic Night

‌Students will perform songs, theatre pieces, improv comedy, and much more!

*No Ticket Required

Cyber Cafe Knapp Stage

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April


Saturday, April 2, 2016 7:30 p.m.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Ballet Performance "Giselle"

Featuring the Heartland Ballet Company

The orchestra joins forces with the Heartland Ballet Company to present a fully staged production of the romantic ballet Giselle. A tragic love story with supernatural elements, this ballet is both heartfelt and fun. It has been more than 10 years since the symphony last performed a fully staged ballet, so you won’t want to miss this uniquely special event.

www.dubuquesymphony.org

TICKETS

John and Alice Butler Hall

 

 

 


‌  Sunday, April 3, 2016 2:00 p.m.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Ballet Performance "Giselle"

Featuring the Heartland Ballet Company

The orchestra joins forces with the Heartland Ballet Company to present a fully staged production of the romantic ballet Giselle. A tragic love story with supernatural elements, this ballet is both heartfelt and fun. It has been more than 10 years since the symphony last performed a fully staged ballet, so you won’t want to miss this uniquely special event.

Special free lecture precedes this performance at 1:00 p.m. in Babka Theatre.

www.dubuquesymphony.org

TICKETS

John and Alice Butler Hall


Live at Heritage Center - Calendar sizedThursday, April 7, 2016 7:30 p.m.

Swing into Spring Jazz Ensemble & Dance Concert

presented by UD's Department of Fine and Performing Arts

The UD Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Nicholas Bratcher, presents their annual SWING INTO SPRING Jazz concert. The concert will feature music from the big band swing era; including tunes by Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, and Ella Fitzgerald. The concert will also feature performances by a student vocalist and feature several selections with the UD Dance Company.

TICKETS (FREE, REQUIRED) 

John and Alice Butler Hall


 Saturday, April 9, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

SFJAZZ Collective “The Music of Michael Jackson & Original Compositions”

‌San Francisco’s all-star ensemble is comprised of eight of the finest performer/composers at work in jazz today. For 2015-16, they focus on the music of the undisputed "King of Pop", Michael Jackson, with arrangements of “The Love You Save,” "Rock With You," "Smooth Criminal," "Thriller," "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough," among others. Hailing from Puerto Rico, New York, Venezuela, Philadelphia, New Zealand, and Israel, the Collective's multi-cultural lineup mirrors the explosion of jazz talent around the globe. "You can propose various definitions for what this band represents, but it's a superbrain for what serious jazz sounds like now." - New York Times

Miguel Zenón – Alto Saxophone 
David Sánchez – Tenor Saxophone 
Avishai Cohen – Trumpet 
Robin Eubanks – Trombone 
Warren Wolf – Vibraphone, Marimba 
Edward Simon – Piano
Matt Penman – Bass 
Obed Calvaire – Drums

Free 30-minute special lecture precedes this performance at 6:30 p.m. in the Babka Theatre.

For more information, view the SFJAZZ Collective Press Release.

www.sfjazz.org/SFJAZZCollective

TICKETS

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Live at Heritage Center - Calendar sizedSunday, April 10, 2016 2:00 p.m.

Concert Choir Spring Concert

presented by UD's Department of Fine and Performing Arts

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 New York! The Concert Choir is directed by Dr. Charles Barland and accompanied by Professor Kristen Eby.

TICKETS (Free, Required) 

John and Alice Butler Hall


Live at Heritage Center - Calendar sizedTuesday, April 12, 2016 7:30 p.m.

Wind Ensemble Spring Concert, "The Elements"

presented by UD's Department of Fine and Performing Arts

The ancients believed the world to be comprised of four basic elements – Fire, Water, Air, and Earth. These were considered the critical energy forces that sustained life. All of these elements are integral parts of matter or the physical universe, and the human body is a physical creation existing in the material realm. Therefore, human beings were seen to be made of and governed by the four elements. Maintaining a balance between these elements was advocated to ensure physical as well as psychological well-being. The UD Wind Ensemble presents “ELEMENTS” as a musical examination of the impact which these four pillars of creation...as well as the synthetic element of Metal have on our person and our society. ELEMENTS will feature joint performances with the Clarke University Winds under the direction of Prof. David Resnick. In addition, the combined ensembles will perform a Midwestern premiere featuring UD student Wade Gibson on solo timpani.  The UD Wind Ensemble is under the direction of Dr. Nicholas Bratcher.

TICKETS (Free, Required) 

John and Alice Butler Hall


Live at Heritage Center - Calendar sizedThursday, April 14, 2016 7:30 p.m.

Amondá Lawhorn and Ramon Riley's Junior Recitals

Fine and performing arts majors Amondá Lawhorn and Ramon Riley perform their junior recitals.  Mr. Lawhorn performs vocal repertoire while Mr. Riley performs theatre selections.

No Ticket Required

Babka Theatre


   Friday, April 15, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

  Cinderella

Performed by Opera Iowa (Des Moines)

‌For Opera Iowa’s 30th anniversary season, Rossini’s version of the classic-fairy tale Cinderella is a vocal and comedic romp! A wise magician takes the place of the fairy godmother and Don Magnifico, the girl’s father, rants and raves instead of a wicked stepmother, but the nasty stepsisters, Prince Charming, and a glass slipper prove - beyond all question - that this is the fairy tale we all know and love. And when it’s combined with hilarious characters and situations and set to some of Rossini’s finest music, it becomes comic opera at its most exhilarating and often frenzied best!  

This show is recommended for children 5 years of age or older and is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes in length with an intermission.

For more information, view the Cinderella Press Release.

www.desmoinesmetroopera.org

TICKETS

John and Alice Butler Hall


 Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 9:00 p.m.

Open Mic Night

Students will perform songs, theatre pieces, improv comedy, and much more!

*No Ticket Required

Cyber Cafe Knapp Stage


Live at Heritage Center - Calendar sizedFriday, April 29, 2016 7:30 p.m.

Macbeth

presented by UD's Department of Fine and Performing Arts and the UD Drama Club

Shakespeare’s shortest, darkest, and most powerful tragedy is presented to commemorate the 400th anniversary of his death. The play begins with three witches who plan to meet Macbeth, and then moves to a military camp. The Scottish King Duncan hears the news that his generals, Macbeth and Banquo, have bravely defeated their enemies. Duncan orders the execution of the traitorous Thane of Cawdor and arranges for the Thane’s title to be passed to the valiant Macbeth. Shakespeare dramatizes the psychological and political impact of evil when used to satisfy ambition for power. This accessible production is sure to thrill, startle, and satisfy everyone. Directed by Nicholas Radcliffe.  All seats reserved in John and Alice Butler Hall. 

For more information, view the Macbeth Press Release.

TICKETS

John and Alice Butler Hall


Live at Heritage Center - Calendar sizedSaturday, April 30, 2016 7:30 p.m.

Macbeth

presented by UD's Department of Fine and Performing Arts and the UD Drama Club

Shakespeare’s shortest, darkest, and most powerful tragedy is presented to commemorate the 400th anniversary of his death. The play begins with three witches who plan to meet Macbeth, and then moves to a military camp. The Scottish King Duncan hears the news that his generals, Macbeth and Banquo, have bravely defeated their enemies. Duncan orders the execution of the traitorous Thane of Cawdor and arranges for the Thane’s title to be passed to the valiant Macbeth. Shakespeare dramatizes the psychological and political impact of evil when used to satisfy ambition for power. This accessible production is sure to thrill, startle, and satisfy everyone. Directed by Nicholas Radcliffe.  All seats reserved in John and Alice Butler Hall. 

For more information, view the Macbeth Press Release.

TICKETS

John and Alice Butler Hall

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Live at Heritage Center - Calendar sized‌  Sunday, May 1, 2016 2:00 p.m.

Macbeth

presented by UD's Department of Fine and Performing Arts and the UD Drama Club

Shakespeare’s shortest, darkest, and most powerful tragedy is presented to commemorate the 400th anniversary of his death. The play begins with three witches who plan to meet Macbeth, and then moves to a military camp. The Scottish King Duncan hears the news that his generals, Macbeth and Banquo, have bravely defeated their enemies. Duncan orders the execution of the traitorous Thane of Cawdor and arranges for the Thane’s title to be passed to the valiant Macbeth. Shakespeare dramatizes the psychological and political impact of evil when used to satisfy ambition for power. This accessible production is sure to thrill, startle, and satisfy everyone. Directed by Nicholas Radcliffe.   

For more information, view the Macbeth Press Release.

TICKETS

John and Alice Butler Hall


Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 8:00 p.m.

Daya Concert

Seventeen-year-old singer/songwriter, Daya, burst onto the Top 40 scene last year with her debut hit single “Hide Away,” which went platinum and has over 120 million streams on Spotify. She released her debut self-titled EP in September. Daya’s second single, “Sit Still, Look Pretty,” hit radio airwaves last month, and it has been streamed over 10 million times on Spotify. Daya is also the featured vocalist on The Chainsmokers’ new single “Don’t Let Me Down,” which has over 50 million streams on Spotify.  

Daya is nominated for “The Freshest – Best New Artist” at the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards. She is also scheduled to perform at the awards show, which will air Sunday, May 1, on the Disney Channel.

View more details here.

www.theofficialdaya.com

TICKET INFORMATION

UD Students/Faculty/Staff: FREE (limit 2) | UD Alumni and Non-UD Students: $5 | General Public: $10

Children 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

TICKETS (Free UD tickets must be obtained in-person at the Farber Box Office)


 

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Wednesday, May 4, 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.

TICKETS (FREE, REQUIRED)

 

Babka Theatre

 


Live at Heritage Center - Calendar sizedTuesday, May 10, 2016 7:30 p.m.

Spring Dance Recital

The Spring Dance Recital will feature performances by University of Dubuque dance students.

No Ticket Required

John and Alice Butler Hall


Monday, June 13, 2016 7:00 p.m.

NISOM'S ChamberFest

The Sounds of Broadway, An Orchestra Concert

‌ChamberFest Dubuque 2016 guest musicians Michael Gilbertson and friends join the Dubuque Festival Orchestra for a Broadway-themed Orchestra Concert. Sponsored by Tim & Christine Conlon and John & Alice Butler, the concert features “Rhapsody in Blue” performed by pianist Carlos Avila and “Excerpts from ‘Fiddler on the Roof’” performed by violinist Gabe Lefkowitz.

Two distinguished vocalists originally from the tri-state area, Sarah Ellis and Kevin Bibelhausen, will join to sing music from both classic and new American musicals. Maestro Nicholas Palmer, former conductor of the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, returns to conduct this concert.

TICKETS - Sales begin 4/18

John and Alice Butler Hall

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