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2018-2019 ARTS AT UNIVE RSITY OF D UB UQUE


Dear Patrons of the arts You’ll be amazed by our 2018-2019 season. It is a true passport to adventure with artists representing great American cities such as Chicago, San Francisco, and Philadelphia, to global excursions with events from China, Ireland, Mexico, and Norway! FINALLY...for 2018-2019 you have the opportunity to customize your own season ticket package! Choose as few as seven events to create a “Build Your Own” CenterStage Series subscription and become eligible for a bevy of benefits! See below and the order form insert for more details! CenterStage Series subscription ticket holder benefits: - Up to 25% discount on CenterStage individual event ticket prices. - Option to add discounted LONESTAR tickets to your subscription purchase. - Free admission to Christmas at Heritage Center on Friday, November 30, 2018. - Opportunity to reserve seats in advance of those purchasing tickets for individual events. - Same seat renewal privileges for the 2019-2020 season. - Payment plan options on total purchase amount with use of a credit card. - No mailing fee if you choose to have season tickets mailed directly to you. - Opportunity to add extra single tickets for your guests with your subscription order. - Waived phone order fees on any/all 2018-2019 ticket orders. In addition, you have the opportunity to supplement with B.I.T.E. Size and Family Series season ticket packages! Our sixth annual line-up of artistic excellence builds on the momentum of the first five seasons and complements the vast array of other arts and culture offerings in the greater tri-state region. We strongly encourage you to download the Heritage Center app, HeritageCTR, putting up-to-the-minute event details, discounts, and updates at your fingertips – for immediate access, at your convenience. All of us at Heritage Center look forward to welcoming you to another year of great entertainment.

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2018-2019 PERFORMING ARTS SERIES

CENTERSTAGE SERIES PERFORMANCES These events have two tiers of seating: prime and rear balcony. Rear balcony seats are priced $5 less than prime seating. Most CenterStage performances are two hours including intermission, with concessions available. The performances are located in John and Alice Butler Hall. All seats reserved. All CenterStage Series events can be purchased as a discounted ticket package.

tuesDay, august 28, 2018 – 8:00 P.M. Pronounced “B-Twins,” Brazilian twins Walter and Wagner have been exciting audiences worldwide with their distinctive appearance and unique approach to creating their own signature sound. Featuring a lead electric violin and ukulele with vocals, this dynamic powerhouse sets out to shatter every stereotype of a typical band. B2wins perform a wide variety of genres, integrating humor and audience participation. Their onstage charisma instantly hooks audiences of all ages, creating a rare bond often missed by many stage performers. The twins will be joined on stage by additional musicians on electric bass and drums. www.brazilian2wins.com Free UD student admission made possible by the John and Alice Butler Endowment for the Arts.

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friDay, sePteMber 21, 2018 – 7:30 P.M. WITH SPECIAL GUEST DANCE GROUP, DREAMING ALLEGIANCE Created to celebrate Chicago Dance Crash’s 15th anniversary season, “Bricklayers” goes back to Crash’s roots of “big pop culture” with an original prequel to L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz. With breakdancing and hip-hop for all ages, Crash tells the origin story of the yellow brick road with a full-length production recognized by Dance Magazine as “The Most Inventive New Work of 2017.” It’s an action-packed, lighthearted street tale of the lesser known laborers that toil within The Land of Oz with original lyrics by Chicago rapper Al Tamper. Crash’s hip-hop fusion style full of flips and spins helps tell the story of the Wicked Witch of the East and her power-hungry plan to coax others into building her magical road. Led by artistic director Jessica Deahr, Crash emphasizes a unique mission of both athleticism and accessibility. www.chicagodancecrash.com Free 30-minute special lecture precedes the performance at 6:30 p.m. in Babka Theatre. Chicago Dance Crash is made possible, in part, by the William P. Woodward Visiting Artist-in-Residence Endowment. Free UD student admission made possible by UD Student Government Association (SGA) and UD Dance Company.

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Manhu from China PRESENTED IN COOPERATION WITH THE DUBUqUE ARTS COUNCIL

friDay, october 5, 2018 – 7:30 P.M. Hailing from the Stone Forest of Yunnan Province in southwestern China, Manhu brings to life the traditions of the Yi people, an ethnic minority group with a rich musical history. Playing the hulusheng, a mouth organ made from dried gourds, and even an ordinary leaf used as a reed, Manhu shares instruments and songs that are well-known in their homeland, but rarely seen on an international stage. www.artsmidwestworldfest.org Free 30-minute special lecture precedes the performance at 6:30 p.m. in Babka Theatre. National Endowment for the Arts arts.gov

A program of Arts Midwest, the 2017–2019 Arts Midwest World Fest cycle is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, The Hearst Foundations, 3M, the Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts JAPAN program, the Kaufman Family Fund for Israeli Cultural Exchange, the Nordic Culture Fund, and Music Norway. Arts Midwest is also generously supported by the Iowa Arts Council. Free UD student admission made possible by UD Student Government Association (SGA) and UD Asian Student Union.

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saturDay, october 6, 2018 – 7:30 P.M. Called "the world's reigning male chorus" by The New Yorker, the San Francisco based Grammy award-winning, 12-voice ensemble Chanticleer celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2018. Their 2018-19 concert tour, “Then and There, Here and Now,” features a wide repertoire of early music, spirituals, jazz, and American songbook classics by Richard Rodgers, Duke Ellington, and Irving Berlin. www.chanticleer.org Free CyberCafé Knapp Stage Pre-Show Concert 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

STARRING DAVID CASERTA

tuesDay, october 23, 2018 7:30 P.M. Treat your family to an evening of mind-blowing magic and comedy that gets the whole audience into the act. You’ll be stunned and amazed as master illusionist David Caserta has people levitating, disappearing, and reappearing right before your eyes. You will witness never before seen illusions created just for this show. Families will thrill, laugh, and possibly vanish from sight at a magic spectacular like no other. What better way to celebrate Halloween than with an incredible night of magic – at the Halloween spectacular Haunted Illusions! www.angelfire.com/ma/magicdave Free CyberCafé Knapp Stage Pre-Show Concert 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Free UD student admission made possible by UD Student Government Association (SGA) and UD Student Activities Board (SAB).

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BROTHERS ON THE BATTLEFIELD: THE POWER OF LOVE

friDay, noveMber 9, 2018 – 7:30 P.M. This narrated multi-media program is one of Big Brass’ most popular concerts around the United States. With a core message of love and unity, this concert is an uplifting and joyful celebration of life and our shared humanity. The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass is composed of some of America’s top brass musicians dedicated to bringing the joyous experience of great music to a wide range of audiences. On the advice of Ellis Marsalis, the group created a concert format that breaks the usual barriers between genres and strives to create connection between the audience and performers. They’re a group that always reflects the diverse makeup of men and women in the American culture. www.rmpbb.com quilts of Valor Special Recognition Presentation 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. in Babka Theatre. Bisignano Gallery Reception 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Military active duty, retired, and reserve components eligible for free admission, courtesy of support from Radio Dubuque. Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass is made possible, in part, by the William P. Woodward Visiting Artist-in-Residence Endowment. Free UD student admission made possible by UD Student Government Association (SGA), UD Student Veterans, and UD instrumental ensembles.

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friDay, noveMber 16, 2018 – 7:30 P.M. A fresh and funny salute to Americana, The Wonder Bread Years, starring Pat Hazell (former Seinfeld writer and The Tonight Show regular), is a fast-paced, hilarious production that gracefully walks the line between standup and theater. Audiences across the country have enjoyed this show which restores a much-needed sense of wonder, leaving audiences laughing and savoring the past like never before. From sitting at the kids table to riding in the way back of the Country Squire Wagon, The Wonder Bread Years is a comic bullseye for Baby Boomers everywhere. Jerry Seinfeld calls it “Milk-snorting funny!” and the Los Angeles Times boasts “Pure Unpasteurized Nostalgia.” www.wonderbreadyears.com

friDay, January 18, 2019 – 7:30 P.M. Million Dollar quartet is the smash-hit musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock and roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. On December 4, 1956, these four young musicians gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever. Million Dollar quartet brings that legendary night to life, featuring a score of rock hits including "Blue Suede Shoes," "Fever," "That's All Right," "Sixteen Tons," "Great Balls of Fire," "Walk the Line," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Who Do You Love?," "Matchbox," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Hound Dog," and more. www.milliondollarquartetlive.com Free CyberCafé Knapp Stage Pre-Show Concert 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

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friDay, february 1, 2019 – 7:30 P.M. The Femmes of Rock show takes Bella Strings to a whole new level. All-new arrangements, original material, a live rock band, video, lights, choreography, comedy, and more can be expected in this high-energy show that leaves audiences awed. The only one of its kind, there are no other similar string acts operating at this level. Be prepared for something that you have not yet seen the likes of, featuring the music of AC/DC, ELO, queen, Led Zeppelin, the Eagles, Prince, and many more! www.femmesofrock.com Free CyberCafé Knapp Stage Pre-Show Concert 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. 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. National Endowment for the Arts arts.gov

thursDay, february 14, 2019 7:30 P.M. LUMA leaves your body in the dark and takes you out of your mind. Take the giant leap into a surreal world of light, color, and motion where thinking stops and astonishment begins. LUMA Theater is an exhilarating light spectacle that captures audiences’ imaginations by using the dark as the canvas and light as the brush to create colorful illusions by combining rhythmic gymnastics, dance, magic, puppetry, and physics with well-coordinated motion. The show features an all-female cast including Canadian gymnastics champion Melissa Staroszik and seven talented dancers. www.lumatheater.com Free 30-minute special lecture precedes performance at 6:30 p.m. in Babka Theatre.

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WeDnesDay, february 20, 2019 – 7:30 P.M. Stomp is a joyful, witty, and wordless show that has been seen all over the world. An eight-member cast with energy to burn creates beautiful music and sly humor with found objects: Zippo lighters, push brooms, wooden poles, hammer handles, garbage cans, inner tubes, matchboxes, and yes, even the kitchen sink. There’s no traditional narrative; both household and industrial objects find new life as musical instruments in this unique combination of percussion, movement, and visual comedy. It is a journey through sound, a celebration of the everyday, and a comic interplay of characters wordlessly communicating through dance and drum. www.stomponline.com Free CyberCafé Knapp Stage Pre-Show Concert 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

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Scythian and Kennedy’s Kitchen: A CELTIC CELEBRATION

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS, MCNULTY IRISH DANCERS

saturDay, March 2, 2019 7:30 P.M. Rousing and raucous, Scythian plays roots music from Celtic, Eastern European, and Appalachian traditions with thunderous energy, technical prowess, and storytelling songwriting. Kennedy’s Kitchen is family and friends inviting you into their living room for laughter and music rooted in traditional Irish music, jigs, reels, hornpipes, stories, and songs. www.scythianmusic.com | www.kennedyskitchen.com

Unni Boksasp Ensemble from Norway PRESENTED IN COOPERATION WITH THE DUBUqUE ARTS COUNCIL

saturDay, March 23, 2019 7:30 P.M. Unni Boksasp is a warm and imaginative singer who draws you into the heart of Norway. Her fresh arrangements of folk songs and original compositions have twice earned her a national traditional singing championship as well as a Norwegian Grammy Award. The purity of Unni’s voice, her charisma, and the vitality and joy of the entire ensemble ensures you are in for a treat. www.artsmidwestworldfest.org Free 30-minute special lecture precedes performance at 6:30 p.m. in Babka Theatre. A program of Arts Midwest, the 2017–2019 Arts Midwest World Fest cycle is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, The Hearst Foundations, 3M, the Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts JAPAN program, the Kaufman Family Fund for Israeli Cultural Exchange, the Nordic Culture Fund, and Music Norway. Arts Midwest is also generously supported by the Iowa Arts Council. National Endowment for the Arts arts.gov

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The Original 3 Amigos MUSIC AND COMEDY FROM OLD MExICO

friDay, aPril 12, 2019 – 7:30 P.M. The musical talents and comedic creativity of Paul Morocco and his two ‘amigos’ fuse harmoniously to form the trio Olé. Each member fights for their pride while playing, spinning, and throwing their Spanish guitars, rapidly weaving slapstick, pop parodies, and flamenco rhythms throughout their act. www.paulmoroccoandole.com Free CyberCafé Knapp Stage Pre-Show Concert 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Free UD student admission made possible by UD Student Government Association (SGA) and UD Latino/a Cultural Organization.

“Lyrics Alive” with members of Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Ryan Opera Center

friDay, May 3, 2019 – 7:30 P.M. “Lyrics Alive” offers audiences a tremendous opportunity to witness three of the greatest operatic talents of a generation “cabaret style” in the incredible acoustical setting of John and Alice Butler Hall. Dubuque native and tenor Eric Ferring joins soprano Ann Toomey and baritone Ricardo José Rivera in a diverse program which may include opera, art song, Broadway standards, folk, jazz, and more, with piano accompaniment. “Lyrics Alive” presents acclaimed performers from The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center, Lyric Opera of Chicago’s artist development program, in a performance of solos and ensembles in a recital-format program. www.lyricopera.org/ryanoperacenter Free CyberCafé Knapp Stage Pre-Show Concert 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

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2018-2019 PERFORMING ARTS SERIES

SPECIAL EVENT

PERFORMANCES

These events can be added to subscription package purchases at a discount. Performances are located in John and Alice Butler Hall. All seats reserved.

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friDay, october 26, 2018 – 8:00 P.M. Known for merging their country roots with strong melodies and rich vocals, Lonestar has amassed sales in excess of 10 million album units since their national launch in 1995 and achieved 10 #1 country hits including "No News," "Come Crying To Me," and "Amazed," which was also #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the first record since 1983 to top both charts. www.lonestarnow.com Free CyberCafé Knapp Stage Pre-Show Concert 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. With support from

Christmas at Heritage Center: AN EVENING OF LESSONS & CAROLS

friDay, noveMber 30, 2018 – 7:30 P.M. In its sixth year, UD’s Fine and Performing Arts Department celebrates the birth of Christ through this annual Advent concert presentation featuring the University of Dubuque’s Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, and Wind Ensemble interwoven with live narration. Complimentary holiday refreshments and live music from UD’s Jazz Ensemble immediately following the concert. www.dbq.edu/finePerformingarts

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2018-2019 PERFORMING ARTS SERIES

B.I.T.E. SIZE THEATRE SERIES B.I.T.E. stands for Babka Intimate Theatre Experiences. This series, now in its second year, showcases one-person or small cast performances in the intimate setting of Heritage’s black box venue, Babka Theatre, with maximum capacity of about 200. General admission, stadium-style seating. All performances are followed by a q&A with the performer(s). Performances can be added to a CenterStage subscription purchase. The full B.I.T.E. Size Series can be purchased as a discounted ticket package.

PERFORMED BY GO FISH PRODUCTIONS

friDay, october 19, 2018 3:30 P.M. anD 7:30 P.M. Set in Sigmund Freud’s London home on the day England entered World War II, Freud’s Last Session is an imaginary meeting between Freud, the father of psychology, and C.S. Lewis, professor and Christian apologist. Freud’s Last Session is a hard-hitting game of verbal and intellectual chess, with both Lewis and Freud bandying wits, beliefs, and desires. www.freudslastsession.com Free UD student admission made possible by UD Student Government Association (SGA) and UD Psychology Club.

ComedySportz | Improv Comedy

friDay, March 1, 2019 7:30 P.M. Guys in Ties is an elite traveling improv comedy troupe who present hilarious and unforgettable shows by combining wit, intelligence, humor, and downright fun! Audience members end up as the true stars of these shows due to the interactive nature of the performances. www.guysinties.net Free UD student admission made possible by UD Student Government Association (SGA) and UD Drama Club.

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PERFORMED BY LITERATURE TO LIFE

sunDay, March 3, 2019 2:00 P.M.

The Giver

MonDay, March 4, 2019 7:30 P.M. Newberry Award winning book with over 10 million copies sold, The Giver has been a cultural phenomenon. As Jonas trains to become the Receiver of Memories, the buried truth about the world that he was born into becomes hauntingly clear to both Jonas and the audience. Featuring 60 minutes of solo-performance focusing on the relationship between the young Jonas and his mentor, The Giver. www.literaturetolife.org Free UD student admission made possible by the UD Wendt Center for Character Education.

STARRING DR. MICHAEL MAULDIN

friDay, aPril 5, 2019 3:30 P.M. anD 7:30 P.M.

An Afternoon/Evening with Mark Twain

Brilliant theatrical tour-de-force, New York actor Dr. Michael Mauldin undergoes a transformation to achieve an uncanny likeness to the 70-year-old "Grand Old Man of American Letters," Mark Twain. In his customary white suit and ever-present cigar, Twain takes us through a fascinating panoply of uproarious comedy, biting social satire, and often dark commentary of the human condition. www.artistsofmainstage.com Free UD student admission made possible by UD Student Government Association (SGA) and UD Sigma Tau Delta, a student English honors society.

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2018-2019 PERFORMING ARTS SERIES

FAMILY SERIES

PERFORMANCES

Performances can be added to a CenterStage subscription purchase or the full Family Series can be purchased as a discounted ticket package. Each performance is approximately one hour in length and offers the opportunity to meet performers following the show. General admission seating in John and Alice Butler Hall. While these events are geared towards families with young children, Heritage Center follows the below policies: -

Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Babies in arms not admitted. Children under age 6 prohibited in the balcony. Youth, ages 16 and under, must be accompanied by an adult. One adult recommended for every three children seated in the balcony. Lap seats can be purchased for family events for children ages 3 and younger at only $4.00 each. No strollers or car seats permitted inside performance facilities. Booster seats may be available.

The Sleeping Beauty PERFORMED BY VIRGINIA REPERTORY THEATRE

sunDay, noveMber 11, 2018 2:00 P.M. This musical adaptation from the original story by Charles Perrault follows the plot of the traditional fairy tale, but it adds delightful surprises and comic situations. The Fairies’ wondrous gifts to the child are given until a single invitation to the party is missed. A prick on the spinning wheel will take its toll on the kingdom. Will destroying all the spinning wheels be enough to save the king’s daughter? Find out as this tale illustrates that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” and true goodness is found only in a loving heart. www.va-rep.org

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PERFORMED BY CASA MAñANA

sunDay, DeceMber 2, 2018 2:00 P.M. Junie B. Jones, first-grader, is super-excited about the upcoming Holiday Sing-Along and Secret Santa gift exchange at her school. Too bad tattletale May keeps ruining all of Junie B.'s fun. So when Junie B. draws May's name for Secret Santa, she comes up with the perfect plan to teach her nemesis a lesson! But will the Christmas spirit of peace and goodwill interfere before she can give you-know-who what she deserves? A hilarious and endearing tale based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park. www.casamanana.org

MISSOULA CHILDREN’S THEATRE PRESENTS

saturDay, January 26, 2019 10:00 a.M. anD 2:00 P.M. Missoula Children’s Theatre presents an original adaptation of this classic fairy tale featuring a cast of local youth. A young princess named Show White finds herself in peril when her step-mother, the queen, is told by her Magic Mirror that the princess is fairer than she! Aided by her two Henchmen and a band of evil Bats, the queen plots to get rid of Snow White. Snow White escapes from the queen and Black Forest Creatures with help from Witless the Woodsman and finds a home with the Seven Dwarfs. When the queen learns of Snow White’s whereabouts, she attempts to poison Snow White. But the queen’s evil plans are thwarted when Snow White’s fearless Forest Friends, her father King Backwards, the Seven Dwarfs, and the Prince come to her rescue. www.mctinc.org/mct-tour

ATTENTION: Auditions will occur Monday, January 21, 2019, at 4:15 p.m. in Heritage Center. There is no fee to audition and auditions will last 90-120 minutes. More information can be found at www.mctinc.org/mct-tour/parents-know. A special one-week intensive drama workshop for youth in grades K-12 culminates in two public performances. A fully staged and costumed musical will showcase the talents of over 50 local youth. A participation fee may apply. Rehearsals occur beginning the evening of January 21. Rehearsals are 4:15 to 6:15 p.m. and 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. each day, all week.

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Stuart Little by E.B. White

PERFORMED BY VIRGINIA REPERTORY THEATRE

sunDay, March 31, 2019 2:00 P.M. From the 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 perhaps 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. www.va-rep.org

The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System

PERFORMED BY THEATREWORKS USA

sunDay, aPril 14, 2019 2:00 P.M. When the planetarium is closed and the field trip is ruined, Ms. Frizzle saves the day! The Magic School Bus blasts off into outer space to explore the solar system. Ms. Frizzle gets separated from the group and her class must travel through the planets and beyond to rescue her. Hop on The Magic School Bus for a ride in Theatreworks USA’s new musical adaptation based on the original book series published by Scholastic. www.theatreworksusa.org

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Music Concerts are free admission, no tickets required. Please see Performing Arts Calendar for concert listing. choral Core ensembles include the 45-voice Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, and Women’s Choir conducted by Professor Kristen Eby. All groups perform a minimum of two concerts on campus annually. instruMental Core ensembles include the Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble performing a variety of annual concerts.

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theatre Tickets are required for the productions listed below. All performances are general admission seating in Babka Theatre.

Mr. Burns, A Post Electric Play by Anne Washburn saturday-sunday, november 3-4, 2018 COMEDY/DRAMA/MUSICAL The play that the New York Times heralded as “head spinning and brilliant” is a dynamic exploration of how the pop culture of one era might evolve into the mythology of another. After the collapse of civilization, a group of survivors share a campfire and begin to piece together the plot of The Simpsons episode "Cape Feare" entirely from memory. Seven years later, this and other snippets of pop culture (sitcom plots, commercials, jingles, and pop songs) have become the live entertainment of a post-apocalyptic society, sincerely trying to hold onto its past. Seventy-five years later, these are the myths and legends from which new forms of performance are created. Directed by Professor Greg Wolf.

30 Neo-Futurist Plays From Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (30 Plays in 60 Minutes) by the Neo-Futurists friday-saturday, March 29-30, 2019 Having opened in 1988 and still playing today as the longest-running show in Chicago history, Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind is an ensemble experiment in presenting "30 Plays in 60 Minutes." The actors will perform 30 two-minute plays in 60 minutes! An interactive audience picks the order throughout this extremely energetic and unique show- so every night is different! And just to keep the pressure on, an onstage 60-minute timer keeps everyone honest.

Grand Concourse by Heidi Schreck saturday-sunday, april 27-28, 2019 TRAGIC COMEDY “Grand Concourse may well break your heart. You may need tissues by the end.” - New York Post. Having dedicated her life to religious service, Shelley runs a Bronx soup kitchen with unsentimental efficiency, but lately her heart’s not quite in it. Her brisk nature masks an unsettling fear that her efforts are meaningless. When Emma, an idealistic but confused college dropout, arrives to volunteer, her reckless mix of generosity and self-involvement pushes Shelley to the breaking point. With keen humor and startling compassion, Heidi Schreck’s play navigates the mystery of faith, the limits of forgiveness, and the pursuit of something resembling joy. Tickets for theatre productions available beginning August 1, 2018. Adults: $10 | Non-UD Students: $5 | UD Faculty/Staff/Students: FREE

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2018-2019 MICHAEL LESTER WENDT

CHARACTER LECTURE SERIES The University of Dubuque Wendt Character Initiative promotes a campus culture of excellent moral character and purposeful lives. Weaving moral character concerns into the curriculum and co-curricular activities, the Initiative also includes particular programs such as Wendt Character Scholars, public lectures, an on-line journal, book discussions, faculty grants, and a character/ethics library collection. The following lectures are free and no ticket is required. General admission seating in John and Alice Butler Hall.

MonDay, october 15, 2018 - 7:00 P.M.

clauDe chester From correctional officer to warden, Claude Chester believed in providing opportunities to help inmates change and have a better life once they’re released. A retired warden with the Federal Bureau of Prisons who dedicated over 27 years of service during his career, Warden Chester held positions of varying backgrounds including security, operational procedures, correctional case management, and program development in places such as Kansas, New York, and the “Super Max” in Colorado.

MonDay, March 25, 2019 - 7:00 P.M.

sarah thebarge Sarah Thebarge, an award-winning author, blogger, and speaker, is a physician assistant who studied medicine at Yale and journalism at Columbia. The Invisible Girls weaves her story of nearly dying of breast cancer in her 20s with the story of a Somali refugee family she met on a train as she was recovering. She has volunteered in clinics in Togo, the Dominican Republic, and South Sudan, and she started a clinic in Kenya for children who lost their parents to AIDS. Her latest book, WELL, explores medicine as a metaphor for how each of us can help to heal our beautiful, broken world.

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ART GALLERY May 21 – august 17, 2018 Dart summer student exhibition (uD for Kids) UD Digital Art and Design Department august 20 – september 28, 2018 Kachina: the ancestral spirit Part of Worldview I (UD’s First Year Experience) and the Wendt Scholars’ 2018-19 theme of “boundless compassion.” The works are part of the Bobbi Wertheimer Collection which was gifted to UD. Reception September 21, 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. (Chicago Dance Crash “Bricklayers of Oz”) october 2 – 31, 2018 uD homecoming alumni show All alums are invited to submit work for display for Homecoming. All media considered. Reception October 26, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. (Evening with Lonestar) november 1 – 7, 2018 6th annual international Photography exhibition Reception November 6, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (International Education Week at Heritage) november 9 – 26, 2018 quilts of valor Babka Theatre Ceremony November 9, 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Reception following 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. (Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass “Brothers on the Battlefield: The Power of Love”)

november 28 – December 31, 2018 fiber and figure: Karen rafferty and Miles turner Reception December 8, 6:00 - 7:15 p.m. (Comedian Tim Hawkins) January 7 – 31, 2019 Dubuque high school Juried art show Reception January 24, 6:00 - 7:15 p.m. february 4 – 28, 2019 experiencing J-term: snaps of J-term 2019 Reception February 14, 6:00 - 7:15 p.m. (LUMA: Art of Darkness) March 4 – 29, 2019 faculty focus: Jean holdener & James cullen Featuring artwork of two UD Digital Art and Design Department (DART) professors. Reception March 23, 6:00 - 7:15 p.m. (Unni Bosfkasp of Norway) april 2 – 27, 2019 the eDge exhibition: Dart student show Part of APEx, UD’s Celebration of student excellence. Reception April 23, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. May 1 – 18, 2019 Dart senior thesis exhibition Reception May 18, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. (Commencement) May 20 – august 16, 2019 uD for Kids summer 2019 exhibit

Bisignano Art Gallery hours are Monday to Friday from 12:30 to 5:00 p.m. during the normal academic year. Summer hours vary or by appointment only. The gallery is also open in conjunction with all major events staged in John and Alice Butler Hall. The gallery adjoins the lobby space serving between Babka Theatre and Butler Hall. For more information, please contact Professor Alan Garfield, gallery director, at 563.589.3717 or Thomas Robbins, Heritage Center executive director, at 563.589.3325. For more information, visit us at: www.dbq.edu/heritagecenter/gallery

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2018-2019 PERFORMING ARTS CALENDAR Performing arts series - centerstage events B2Wins Chicago Dance Crash “Bricklayers of Oz” Manhu from China Chanticleer David Caserta’s Haunted Illusions Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass “Brothers on the Battlefield: The Power of Love” Pat Hazell’s The Wonder Bread Years Million Dollar quartet Femmes of Rock starring Bella Electric Strings LUMA: Art in Darkness STOMP Scythian and Kennedy’s Kitchen with Irish Dancers Unni Boksasp from Norway OLE! The Original 3 Amigos Chicago Lyric Opera/Ryan Opera Center “Lyrics Alive” Opera/Musical Theater Cabaret

Date 8/28 9/21 10/5 10/6 10/23 11/9

time 8:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

11/16 1/18 2/1 2/14 2/20 3/2 3/23 4/12 5/3

7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

Performing arts series - family events Sleeping Beauty, Virginia Rep Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, Casa Mañana Snow White, Missoula Children’s Theatre Snow White, Missoula Children’s Theatre Stuart Little, Virginia Rep Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System

Date 11/11 12/2 1/26 1/26 3/31 4/14

time 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.

Performing arts series – special events An Evening with LONESTAR (UD Homecoming) Christmas at Heritage Center

10/26 11/30

8:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

b.i.t.e. size series (babka intimate theatre experiences) Freud’s Last Session Freud’s Last Session ComedySportz “Guys in Ties” The Giver – Literature for Life The Giver – Literature for Life An Afternoon with Mark Twain – Dr. Michael Mauldin An Evening with Mark Twain – Dr. Michael Mauldin

Date 10/19 10/19 3/1 3/3 3/4 4/5 4/5

time 3:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

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uD fine and Performing arts events Fall Wind and Jazz Ensembles Concert FPA Cabaret (Steffens Hall) Mr. Burns – A Post Electric Play Mr. Burns – A Post Electric Play Fall Praise Band and Gospel Choir Concert (Blades Chapel) Spartaneous Improv Night Faculty Recital (Blades Chapel) Great River Wind Symphony Dr. Charles Barland Faculty Organ Recital (Sinsinawa, WI) Jazz Concert Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind Spring Praise Band and Gospel Choir Concert (Blades Chapel) Grand Concourse Grand Concourse Spring Wind and Jazz Ensemble Concert Concert Choir Spring Concert Spartaneous Improv Night Spring Chamber Singers Concert (Blades Chapel)

Date 10/20 10/28 11/3 11/4 11/7 12/4 2/2 2/23 2/26 3/22 3/29 3/30 4/3 4/27 4/28 5/4 5/5 5/7 5/11

time 7:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m.

other events Dubuque Chorale: Songfest Wendt Lecture – Claude Chester Tim Hawkins, Christian comedian Wendt Lecture – Sarah Thebarge Canadian Brass presented by Dubuque Arts Council

Date 9/29 10/15 12/8 3/25 4/6

time 7:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

All events occur in Heritage Center except where noted.

Pre-shoW lectures & live Music Presentations 2018-2019 pre-show lectures and live music presentations are indicated with their associated events earlier in this brochure. Enrich your theatergoing experience by listening to a guest artist speak prior to select Live at Heritage Performing Arts Series events. Lectures provide background insights into the performance world of our visiting artists. Free admission. Most lectures are held in the Babka Theatre directly across the corridor from the Bisignano Art Gallery. Doors open 15 minutes prior to lecture. Most lectures are 30 minutes in length from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. Oftentimes when pre-show lectures are not offered, special free live music presentations are offered on the CyberCafé Knapp Stage, so come early for dinner! Please call ahead to confirm or watch for your event reminder via email.

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facility anD Patron inforMation For all events occurring in Heritage Center performance facilities, doors open for seating 30 minutes prior to curtain. Latecomers will be seated at management’s discretion. All food and drink, including water, is prohibited in performance facilities. Heritage Center welcomes children who are accompanied by an adult and who are able to sit quietly for the duration of the concert. All children are required to have a ticket and to occupy their own seat. If a child creates a disturbance, you will be asked to leave the hall or theatre out of courtesy to the performers and other patrons. Strollers and infant car seats are prohibited inside performance facilities. Patrons with special needs should notify the box office at the time of ticket purchase. Handicapped parking, wheelchair seating, hearing assist devices, and other special services will be provided as available and on a “best effort” basis. Sign language interpretation requests will be fulfilled pending sufficient advance notice and availability of interpreters. Elevators are available to access all levels of Heritage Center. Sound enhancement is offered through hearing-assist listening devices. Devices are available at no extra charge upon request through a house manager or usher. ID required. Heritage Center events are only cancelled if performers are unable to perform. No refunds will be issued to audience members who are unable to attend a scheduled performance. Tickets for Heritage Center events may be donated back to the box office for resale. Tickets that are returned at least 48 hours in advance are considered tax-deductible donations. A receipt of your donation can be provided upon request. All tickets are non-refundable. Support Heritage Center performance facilities by giving your time and talent to our daily operations. To inquire about volunteer opportunities, please contact our director of audience services at 563.589.3432. Give the gift of the arts! Gift certificates can be used towards the purchase of tickets to events presented or produced by the University of Dubuque. Charge by phone, purchase online, or purchase in person at the box office. Farber Box Office hours are generally Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 90 minutes prior to scheduled events. Summer hours may be limited; please inquire. Tickets are available at the box office window as well as by phone at 563.585.SHOW (subject to $3.00 per ticket convenience fee). Mastercard, Visa, and Discover accepted. Tickets may be held at will call for no additional charge or mailed for $3.00 per order. Cell phones, cameras, video, and sound recording devices are generally prohibited during performances, unless otherwise announced. Event dates and programs are subject to change.

heritage center contact inforMation: Physical address: University of Dubuque 2255 Bennett Street Dubuque, Iowa

Mailing address: University of Dubuque 2000 University Avenue Dubuque, Iowa 52001-5099

administration: 563.589.3325 farber box office: 563.585.SHOW | Fax: 563.589.3482 e-mail: heritagectr@dbq.edu or boxoffice@dbq.edu

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2018-2019 SERIES

TICKET SALES Submitting the attached form prior to phone and walk up sales listed below entitles patrons to advance ordering privileges. Completed order forms may be returned immediately via fax, mail, or drop off. All orders will be date/time stamped upon receipt and will be processed according to the schedule below in order of date/time received. farber box office suMMer hours (MonDay – friDay) Now – August 17, 2018: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (closed July 2-4) Beginning August 20, 2018: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 90 minutes prior to events farber box office ParKing: Short-term box office parking is available curbside beneath the drive-through canopy at Heritage Center’s main entrance. orDer subMissions: Ticket order forms can be sent to Heritage Center by fax, mail, email, drop-off/walk-up, or phone. Fees may apply. by becoming a centerstage series subscriber, you receive discounts off individual ticket pricing to selected centerstage performances plus other benefits detailed in the opening letter of this brochure.

iMPortant sale Dates anD DeaDlines subscriber reneWals Processing NOW! (Not available online; same seats guaranteed through Friday, July 6, 2018) neW subscriber orDers Accepted online or via mail NOW! Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - Accepted via phone or walk-up inDiviDual ticKet orDers (any non-subscriPtion orDer) Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - All ticket sales, walk-up, online, and phone orders. Subscribe to Heritage Center’s monthly e-newsletter to receive updates, behind-the-scenes information, and special discounts for upcoming events. Subscribe now at www.dbq.edu/HeritageCenter.

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Each year, Heritage Center performance venues serve tens of thousands of patrons through a myriad of campus and community activities. Please consider adding a gift to your ticket order and become a Friend of Heritage Center. As an investor in the artistic efforts of this world-class performance and educational venue, audiences will benefit from strengthened staging, lighting, audio, and audience service capabilities. In addition to maximizing production capabilities, a Friend of Heritage Center investment will also: - Aid in the expansion of diverse, first-rate programming at reasonable prices; - Enable us to provide educational artist outreach activities, on- and off-campus; - Support free or reduced admission to economically disadvantaged students attending daytime SchoolBus Series bus-in fieldtrip presentations; - Provide free tickets to at-risk youth in our area for age-appropriate performances. Thanks in advance for your contribution and your partnership as a Friend of Heritage Center – an investment that is 100% tax deductible.

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HERITAGE CENTER DINING OPTIONS cybercafé Just inside the Heritage Center South Tower entrance with seating for 124, the CyberCafé is a beautiful, light-filled space for audience-goers to enjoy a meal or snack before or after the show. The floor-to-ceiling glass curtain wall in the café creates an environment for diners simulating both an indoor and outdoor experience all at once. In spring, summer, and fall, patrons might also enjoy sitting on the outdoor patio adjacent to the CyberCafé. Ninety-nine percent of CyberCafé sauces are made from recipes created by our own cooks and include pizza sauce, marinara, alfredo, Asian BBq, sweet and sour, teriyaki, General Tsao, Kung Pao, and peanut. Unique sandwich spreads are also homemade – avocado, Cajun, Chipotle, ranch, and others are custom made for special occasions. Soups and salads are all made from scratch – the lettuce/spinach salads, egg, tuna, chicken, and crab. We hand cut our own pork, chicken, salami, broccoli, peppers, onions, and more! We build our pizzas right before your eyes, as well as all sandwiches and your Asian grill favorites. Customize your own individual pizza (2:00 p.m. - close only), deli sandwich, hot sandwich, or Asian grill creation. Come and join us, we look forward to making your new favorites!

MiKe & betty’s ice creaM shoPPe At the corner of Main Street and Campus Post Lane is Mike and Betty’s Ice Cream Shoppe (just inside the Heritage Center North Tower entrance on the second floor). - 16 different hard-packed ice cream flavors plus soft serve, always in stock - Try a “Bullock,” soft serve ice cream swirled with flavors including Butterfinger, M&M, Oreo, Reese’s, Snickers, cookie dough, or sprinkles Please inquire for dining facilities hours of operation.


attention: uD stuDents! JOURNEY THE WORLD WITH HERITAGE CENTER! SEE LIVE PERFORMING ARTS UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL LIKE NEVER BEFORE AT AN INCREDIBLE DEAL!

student ticket Package (stP): only $28 for 9 shows! Shows included in season package indicated by this icon in the brochure

Many Live at Heritage Center shows are free to UD students indicated by this icon in the brochure (limit one) All other shows $5.00 in advance; $9.00 day of show (no limit, except Lonestar). Charge tickets to your student account! Students exempt from phone and online convenience fees.

Heritage After Dark Free Post-Show UD Student-Only Mixers | FREE FOOD! | No Ticket Required

august 28, 2018 - 8:00 P.M. sePteMber 21, 2018 - 7:30 P.M. october 23, 2018 - 7:30 P.M. february 20, 2019 - 7:30 P.M. Scythian and Kennedy’s Kitchen

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John anD alice butler hall seating chart

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For driving directions or parking information, please visit www.dbq.edu or contact the Farber Box Office.

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