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DEAR PATRONS OF THE ARTS The 2019-2020 season of the arts is a jewel of a season, filled with a premiere selection of the finest performing arts attractions touring today – RENT, Wynton Marsalis, and Steep Canyon Rangers, just to name a few. Each show is an authentic gem exuding with sheen and excellence representing some of the best performers in the industry – you won’t want to miss it!

CONSIDER THE BENEFITS OF BECOMING A SEASON TICKET HOLDER Flexibility We offer customizable packages requiring a minimum of only seven events. A Steal Discounts up to 25 percent off with even deeper discounts available to UD affiliates – faculty, staff, students, alumni, parents of UD students, and active duty, retired, and reserve military personnel. Priority Seating New for 2019-2020 is a tiered approach to reserved seating for many John and Alice Butler Hall events. There are now four pricing sections to more accurately reflect the value of seat location pertaining to acoustics, stage proximity, and general demand for seating options. Subscriber Perks Discounted companion seating, free ticket delivery, waived fees, payment plans, and many more extras are available to season ticket holders only!

EXCITING THINGS ON THE HORIZON As UD President Jeffrey Bullock often says, “The best is yet to come.” Here at Heritage Center, UD’s crown jewel performance venue, we are eagerly awaiting the arrival of a $2.4 million pipe organ, known as Opus 97. A gift from our performance hall namesakes, John and Alice Butler (DHL’17), the installation for the new organ will begin in March 2020 and is scheduled to be completed fall 2020. Until then, our new season will be sure to sparkle. We can’t wait to see you!

Thomas J. Robbins Executive Director and Special Assistant to the President, Heritage Center

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CENTERSTAGE SERIES PERFORMANCES New this season, these events have four tiers of reserved seating. Length of performances varies. All performances are located in John and Alice Butler Hall and can be purchased as a discounted series ticket package.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2019 8:00 P.M. The Reminders seamlessly blend soulful sounds and roots music with insightful messages and lyrics. Their unique mashup of razor sharp rhymes, raw, soulful vocals, and reggae-tinged hip-hop beats form the perfect backdrop for a global musical experience. Joined onstage by a DJ and dancers, Big Samir and Aja Black are a creative force that weave rhythmic patterns with unique vocal stylings. The Reminders have shared the stage with artists such as Les Nubians, Snoop Dogg, Fishbone, Nas, Mos Def, and others. Free UD student admission made possible by the Office of First-Year Experience and the John and Alice Butler Endowment for the Arts.

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www.theremindersmusic.com

EDGE OF ILLUSION www.rezalive.com

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2019 – 8:00 P.M. Reza has taken the art of illusion to a new level, delivering his rock concert style magic show to audiences across the globe. Reza’s current tour transports concert level lighting and production, merged with the most incredible cutting-edge magic in existence today. Audiences can expect to witness mega illusions such as passing through the spinning blades of an industrial fan, a record breaking recreation of Houdini’s most famous stunt, and the appearance of a real helicopter, live on stage. Free CyberCafé Knapp Stage Pre-Show Concert, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Free UD student admission made possible by UD Student Government Association (SGA) and UD Student Activities Board.

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www.womenoftheworldmusic.com

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2019 – 7:30 P.M. Women of the World is an ensemble representing different corners of the globe formed to bring four singers onto a common platform to collaborate, create, and celebrate cultural differences through music in the daily lives of women worldwide. Honoring global folk traditions, their repertoire spans music in 30 languages. They have toured North America and Asia, having collaborated with many industry legends including Grammy Award winner Bobby McFerrin and African vocal icon Angelique Kidjo. Women of the World serve as cultural ambassadors of peace and unity, having delighted audiences at venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. With special guests UD Women’s Choir, Prof. Kristen Eby, director. Free UD student admission made possible by UD SGA, UD Concert Choir, Sigma Lambda Gamma, and the Office of Multicultural Student Engagement.

www.thedoowopproject.com

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2019 – 8:00 P.M. Just in time for Homecoming! The Doo Wop Project traces the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. Featuring stars of Broadway’s smash hits Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical, complete with a five-piece band, the Doo Wop Project brings unparalleled authenticity of sound and vocal excellence to recreate some of the greatest music in American pop and rock history. This show features groundbreaking tunes from the Crests, Belmonts, and Flamingos through the vocal artistry of Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, and The Four Seasons all the way to “Doo-Wopified” versions of modern hits by Jason Mraz, Maroon 5, and Sam Smith.

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2019 7:30 P.M. Back by popular demand. Pronounced “B-Twins,” Brazilian twins Walter and Wagner have been exciting audiences worldwide featuring a lead electric violin and ukulele with vocals. B2wins perform a variety of genres, integrating humor and lively audience participation. Their onstage charisma 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. Free CyberCafé Knapp Stage Pre-Show Concert, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

www.brazilian2wins.com

COMIC JUGGLERS www.passingzone.com

FRIDAY, NOvEMBER 1, 2019 – 7:30 P.M. The Passing Zone is the most inventive and funny juggling duo working today. You’ll have a difficult time deciding whether to hang onto your chair as chainsaws fly through the air, hold your breath as they perform world-class skills, or grab your stomach as you double over in laughter. Jon Wee and Owen Morse have been awarded five Guinness World Records and 18 Gold Medals from the International Juggler’s Association. It’s not magic; it’s juggling! Free CyberCafé Knapp Stage Pre-Show Concert, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

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FRIDAY, NOvEMBER 15, 2019 7:30 P.M. www.hipletballerinas.com

Direct from Chicago, Hiplet™ fuses Homer Bryant’s classical pointe technique with African, Latin, hip-hop, and urban dance styles rooted in communities of color. Its signature style has been specifically designed to make ballet accessible to all by mixing it with current popular songs that are familiar to audiences who don’t normally attend ballet performances. Featuring 10 dancers, performances incorporate the rhythms of African drums with Tchaikovsky, arabesques, and beat-boxing or even Tango en pointe – all while showcasing Hiplet’s trademark sass, hip movements, and struts against popular music. Free 30-minute special lecture precedes the performance at 6:30 p.m. in Babka Theatre. Free UD student admission made possible by UD SGA, UD Women in Aviation, African Student Association, and Black Student Union.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra wITH wYNTON MARSALIS BIG BAND HOLIDAYS www.wyntonmarsalis.org www.jazz.org/JLCO

MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2019 – 7:30 P.M. Made up of 15 of the finest soloists, ensemble players, and arrangers in jazz music today, Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO), along with music director Marcus Printup, bring a beloved New York tradition to Heritage Center with Big Band Holidays. Featuring soulful, big band versions of classics like “Jingle Bells,” “Joy to the World,” and “Brazilian Sleigh Ride,” Big Band Holidays is an uplifting holiday program renowned for showcasing some of the most charismatic vocalists on the planet. This concert will be no exception, featuring amazing vocals from Denzal Sinclaire and Alexis Morrast. Appealing to audiences of all ages, Big Band Holidays is a fun, one-of-a-kind holiday extravaganza that’s sure to brighten up your season.

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www.steepcanyon.com

FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2020 – 7:30 P.M. Steep Canyon Rangers (SCR) has affirmed their place as one of the most versatile bands in contemporary American music. The Grammy Award-winning sextet has spent nearly two decades shaping the bluegrass aesthetic, wedding it to elements of pop, country, and folk to create something original. Since SCR came together in 2000, they have developed a remarkable catalogue of original music that links them to the past while demonstrating their ambitious intent to bring string-based music into contemporary relevance. SCR is easily among the hardest working bands in any genre, pulling double duty on their own and as collaborators with Steve Martin. Their latest release, Out in the Open, is an undeniable milestone on the Steep Canyon Rangers ongoing creative journey. Free CyberCafé Knapp Stage Pre-Show Concert, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

COMEDIAN

FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2020 7:30 P.M. Tom Cotter has taken the comedy scene by storm since finishing as runner-up and becoming the breakout star of American’s Got Talent season seven. Cotter’s other media credits include The Tonight Show, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central Presents… Tom Cotter, and The Howard Stern Show. You can find Cotter headlining at comedy clubs such as The Improv, Catch a Rising Star, and Caroline’s On Broadway. He was a regular on Fox News Channel’s Red Eye and co-starred on an episode of CBS’s The Good Wife. Free CyberCafé Knapp Stage Pre-Show Concert, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

www.tomcotter.com

Free UD student admission made possible by UD SGA and UD Student Activities Board.

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Presented in cooperation with the Dubuque Arts Council

www.pmiarts.com

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2020 – 7:30 P.M. Shesh Besh is a model of mutual respect in a turbulent, violent Middle East seeking an elusive balance of East and West through music while embodying two cultures living together in harmony. Shesh Besh is comprised of two members of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra alongside three of the finest musicians from Israel’s Arab community. Instrumentation will include violin, oud, flute, double bass, and percussion (deff and darbuka). Musically, the ensemble reflects a multicultural context of classical Western music, classical Eastern works, and original compositions.  Free 30-minute special lecture precedes the performance at 6:30 p.m. in Babka Theatre. Shesh Besh is made possible, in part, by the William P. Woodward Visiting Artist-in-Residence Endowment. 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

www.theofficemusicalparody.com

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2020 – 7:30 P.M. Singing! Dancing! Paper! It’s a typical morning at Scranton’s third largest paper company until, for no logical reason, a documentary crew begins filming the lives of the employees of Dunder Mifflin. A smash hit in New York City, this unauthorized musical parody features your favorite co-workers from Dunder Mifflin as well as songs like “Welcome to Scranton (The Electric City),” “The Dundies,” “Marry Me Beesly,” and much more. Free CyberCafé Knapp Stage Pre-Show Concert, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

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www.neilberg.com

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2020 – 7:30 P.M. With a cast consisting of stars from Broadway’s greatest rock musicals including Dubuque native Rita Harvey as well as incredible rock and roll singers, Neil Berg shares the often unknown stories from the 50-year history of the music that changed the world. From rock and roll precursors in the 1940s through MTV in the early ’80s, this presentation blends fascinating stories and groundbreaking music with tributes to iconic rock stars and groups such as Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Beach Boys, Motown, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, Simon & Garfunkel, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac, and many more. Free CyberCafé Knapp Stage Pre-Show Concert, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2020 7:30 P.M. Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., We Shall Overcome showcases repertoire from the African American music traditions that electrified generations of civil rights activists with interwoven spoken word from Dr. King’s recorded speeches. Musical Director Damien Sneed has conducted and collaborated major original works for Wynton Marsalis, regularly accompanies Jessye Norman, and has toured extensively with Diana Ross and Aretha Franklin. This production featuring a full ensemble of vocals and instrumentals ties together music and culture that includes traditional gospel, modern gospel, classical, jazz, Broadway, and spirituals. Sneed’s unique understanding of each genre allows him to cover so much musical ground in a single performance. With special guests UD Concert Choir and Gospel Choir, Prof. Kristen Eby, director. Free 30-minute special lecture precedes the performance at 6:30 p.m. in Babka Theatre. Free UD student admission made possible by UD SGA, Black Student Union, and UD Concert Choir.

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Siberian State

Symphony Orchestra vladimir Lande, conductor and musical director

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2020 – 7:30 P.M. Direct from Krasnoyarsk, Russia, the 80-member Siberian State Symphony Orchestra will embark on an eight-week US tour in January 2020. Founded in 1977, the orchestra earned a reputation as one of the best Russian orchestras. Performing throughout Russia and the world with the finest Russian soloists. Artistic Director and Conductor Vladimir Lande leads the orchestra. The program will include Tango from The Bolt ballet by Shostakovich, Piano Concerto No. 3 by Rachmaninov with featured solo pianist Yury Favorin, and Symphony No. 5 by Tchaikovsky. Free 30-minute special lecture precedes performance at 6:30 p.m. in Babka Theatre.

www.camimusic.com/siberian-state-symphony-orchestra

www.goldendragonacrobats.com

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2020 7:30 P.M. The spellbinding artistry, amazing athletics, and cirque spectacular of the Golden Dragon Acrobats (GDA) thrills audiences of all ages and represents the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago. Combining award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, breathtaking costumes, music, and theater, the 25-member troupe has traveled to all 50 states and more than 65 countries on five continents. Directed by founder Danny Chang, GDA has received two prestigious New York Drama Desk Award nominations for its Broadway run. Free CyberCafĂŠ Knapp Stage Pre-Show Concert, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Free UD student admission made possible by UD SGA, Asian Student Union, and the Office of International Student Services.

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

wEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2019 7:30 P.M. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2019 7:30 P.M. In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini’s  La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this  timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters – love. www.rentontour.net Free CyberCafé Knapp Stage Pre-Show Concert 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., Thursday night only. Tickets on sale on July 8.

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– wITH SPECIAL GUEST, ELISABETH vON TRAPP –

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2019 7:30 P.M. Celebrating year seven, this UD tradition once again promises to bring renewed spiritual meaning to your Christmas season. UD’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts celebrates the birth of Christ through a concert presentation featuring the UD choirs and UD Wind Ensemble with live narration and special music from guest artist Elisabeth von Trapp. Elisabeth is the granddaughter of Maria and Baron von Trapp of The Sound of Music fame. The heavenly acoustics of John and Alice Butler Hall provide the perfect backdrop for this festive occasion. Complimentary holiday refreshments and live music from UD’s Jazz Ensemble will immediately follow the concert. www.dbq.edu/FinePerformingArts

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Performances can be added to a CenterStage subscription purchase or 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. While these events are geared towards families with young children, Heritage Center does enforce the following policies: -

Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Babies in arms not admitted. Children under age six 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 three and younger at only $4.00 each. No strollers or car seats permitted inside performance facilities. Booster seats may be available.

KIDOONS AND WYRD PRODUCTIONS OF CANADA

SUNDAY, NOvEMBER 17, 2019 2:00 P.M. From the creators of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea comes the new theatrical adaptation of the works of Rudyard Kipling reimaged through modern eyes. Immersive sound and multimedia will transport you from the urban jungle to relive Mowgli’s childhood in the jungles of India. With Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther, and more, Jungle Book brings beloved characters to life in a way you’ve never seen before. www.junglebook.ca Kids Edition

A Christmas Carol VIRGINIA REPERTORY THEATRE

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2019 2:00 P.M. Perhaps the best loved Christmas story of all time, this musical adaptation of Dickens’s classic is particularly suited to children. Watch Mr. Scrooge have a change of heart from stone to gold as he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas. All the joy, sentiment, and meaning are here, without being too scary for young audiences. www.va-rep.org/tour

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MISSOULA CHILDREN’S THEATRE

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 2020 10:00 A.M. AND 2:00 P.M. Missoula Children’s Theatre presents an original adaptation of the classic fairy tale Pinocchio, featuring a cast of local youth. Geppetto fashioned the puppet in the image of a small boy. Even as the lonely and kind woodcarver worked far into the night, Geppetto was not aware that the wood under the chisel had come from the trunk of an enchanted tree. But the Blue Fairy was aware, as she watched from afar and gave to that puppet the gift of life. Join Pinocchio on his adventures as he learns that there are no shortcuts on the road to becoming a real, live boy. www.mctinc.org/mct-tour ATTENTION: A special one-week intensive drama workshop for youth in grades K-12 will culminate in two fully staged and costumed musical performances for the public, showcasing the talents of over 50 local youth. Auditions will occur Monday, January 20, 2020, at 4:15 p.m. in Heritage Center. There is no fee to audition. Auditions last 90-120 minutes. For those cast in the show, a $50.00 per child participation fee will apply. Rehearsals begin January 20, and continue each day, all week, from 4:15 to 6:15 p.m. and 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.

LExINGTON CHILDREN’S THEATRE

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2020 2:00 P.M. What does it take to be a princess? Is it bravery? Kindness? A fabulous wardrobe? Or does figuring out your royal stature have a more legume kind of nature? Join us for this fun and funky retelling of a Hans Christian Andersen classic as we find out what happens when you put “princess-ness” to the test. We’ll give you a hint – being a princess isn’t about this or that, being YOU is where it’s at! www.lctonstage.org

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B.I.T.E. SIZE THEATRE SERIES B.I.T.E. stands for Babka Intimate Theatre Experiences. This series, now in its third year, showcases one-person or small cast performances in the intimate setting of Heritage Center’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.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 3:30 P.M. AND 7:30 P.M.

Joshua Kane in Edgar Allan Poe’s

Dark tales and passions are illuminated by theatrical fire in Joshua Kane’s compelling, thrilling, and interactive performance of Poe’s Tell-Tale Heart, Cask of Amontillado, The Raven, and more. Punctuated with anecdotes about the author and his swift descent into madness, this performance also encompasses humor and banter. In this swift-paced one-man show, audiences become active partners in creating the world of the play. www.joshuakane.com Joshua Kane’s appearance and free student admission made possible, in part, by the William P. Woodward Visiting Artist-in-Residence Endowment.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2019 3:30 P.M. AND 7:30 P.M.

Shaun Boothe

Shaun Boothe is an award-winning hip-hop artist, TEDx speaker, and creator of “The Unauthorized Biography Series,” a critically acclaimed musical project celebrating the world’s greatest cultural icons through biographical rap songs – re-packaging history through hip-hop. Each chapter of the series captures the legacy of a positive and influential iconic figure in a documentary-style music video. www.shaunboothe.com Free UD student admission made possible by UD SGA and UD Drama Club.

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MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020 7:30 P.M. TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2020 3:30 P.M. This stirring performance, based on the essential writings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., opens with narration describing the tribulations of the Montgomery bus boycott. Dr. King’s testimony of these events is given in his passionate sermon “Early Days.” Next, the audience is transported to 1963 to witness Dr. King’s historical speech “I Have A Dream.”  The Norm of Greatness also includes “The Drum Major Instinct,” “The Eulogy,” and “I See the Promised Land.” www.darrylvanleer.com Free UD student admission made possible by the UD Wendt Center for Character Education.

FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020 7:30 P.M. Dueling Pianos

Piano Fondue presents a fully-interactive, high-energy, sing-along show. Two entertainers take their places behind two baby grand pianos on stage, and the audience controls the set list on their smartphones. Audience members can visit Piano Fondue’s request website, view the set list, and manipulate it in real-time. They can add songs to the list or move songs around. The whole show is crowdsourced. www.pianofondue.com

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FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2020 3:30 P.M. AND 7:30 P.M. Give ’Em Hell Harry!, written by Samuel Gallu, is a faithful and often humorous portrayal of President Harry S. Truman’s life and presidency. It spans his childhood, his political apprenticeship as a judge in Jackson County, Missouri, his years in the US Senate, and his momentous two terms as president. Actor James Whitmore originated the role in 1975. Clifton Truman Daniel took up the mantle in October 2017, marking the first time in history a US president would be portrayed onstage by a direct descendant – in this case, his oldest grandson.

Featuring grandson Clifton Truman Daniel

www.gardnerartsnetwork.com Free UD student admission made possible by the William P. Woodward Visiting Artist-in-Residence Endowment.

SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2020 – 7:30 P.M. Yid Vicious was formed in 1995 in Madison, Wisconsin, in order to ameliorate the woeful dearth of klezmer in America’s otherwise pleasant heartland. Klezmer is Yiddish folk music, music for dancing and celebrating, and Yid Vicious has been spreading its infectious, original blend of freylekh fun throughout the Midwest and beyond for over a decade. Rather than replicate a particular time and place, Yid Vicious celebrates the long-standing tradition of klezmorim and incorporates new musical ideas into an organic and ever-evolving art form. The band’s seven members blend their backgrounds in classical, jazz, and world music to create a klezmer experience that will electrify audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Their musical arsenal consists of clarinets, fiddle, horn, vocals, guitar, accordion, tuba, drums, and sometimes theremin. www.yidvicious.com B . I . T. E . S I Z E T H E A T R E S E R I E S

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ARTS DEPARTMENT The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare FRIDAY, NOvEMBER 8 - SUNDAY, NOvEMBER 10, 2019 The Comedy of Errors is Shakespeare’s shortest play and one of his most farcical comedies. In addition to puns and wordplay, slapstick comedy abounds in a way that only The Bard could provide! UD’s version of The Comedy of Errors will entertain audiences of all ages!

Lysistrata by Aristophanes FRIDAY, APRIL 3 - SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 2020 The original battle of the sexes! Lysistrata, originally performed in classical Athens in 411 BC, is a comic account of a woman’s extraordinary mission to end the Peloponnesian War between Greek city states by denying all the men of the land any sex.  Lysistrata persuades the women of the warring cities to withhold sexual privileges from their husbands and lovers as a means of forcing the men to negotiate peace—a strategy, however, that inflames the battle between the sexes.

All performances are general admission seating in Babka Theatre. Tickets are required and available now. Adults: $10 | Non-UD Students: $5 | UD Faculty/Staff/Students: FREE

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2019-2020 MICHAEL LESTER WENDT

CHARACTER LECTURE SERIES The University of Dubuque Wendt Character Initiative promotes a campus culture of excellent moral character and purposeful lives. The following are free lectures held in John and Alice Butler Hall. No tickets required.

Alex Kotlowitz MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2019 7:00 P.M. Bestselling author Alex Kotlowitz is recognized for more than three decades of unflinching portrayals of race and poverty in America in many forms of media—print and radio journalism, documentary film, and books. The New York Public Library selected Kotlowitz’s There Are No Children Here, a biography of two boys growing up in a Chicago public housing project, as one of the 150 most important books of the 20th century. His latest book, An American Summer, offers a spellbinding collection of profiles of people touched by violence.

Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2020 7:00 P.M. Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray have been blessed with a unique friendship that spans over 42 years. Despite the many challenges of a progressive neuromuscular disease robbing Skeesuck of the use of his arms and legs, the two seek to live life without reservation, even embarking on a 500-mile wheelchair journey across the vast terrain of northern Spain. Skeesuck and Gray’s humor and engaging storytelling will leave audience members asking, “What can I do to make my home, my work environment, and the world a better place?”

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ART GALLERY June 10 – August 16, 2019 Student works at UD August 19 – September 28, 2019 UD Permanent Collection Highlights Reception September 28, 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. (Dubuque Chorale Songfest) September 30 – October 25, 2019 wood: The Story of Dubuque’s warehouse District Reception October 18, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. (UD Homecoming / The Doo Wop Project) October 28 – November 8, 2019 7th International Photography Exhibition Reception November 4, 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. November 11 – November 29, 2019 Iowa visions: Paintings by Rachel Deutmeyer and Anna Segner  Reception November 23, 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. (Texas Tenors with Dubuque Symphony Orchestra) December 2, 2019 – January 3, 2020 University of Dubuque Photography Club Reception December 9, 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. (Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis)

January 6 – January 31, 2020 Plein Air Painters of Dubuque Closing Reception January 31, 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. (Tom Cotter, comedian) February 1 – February 21, 2020 Children of Abraham, An Exhibition Reception February 1, 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. (Shesh Besh, The Arab-Jewish Ensemble) February 24 – March 18, 2020 7th Annual Dubuque High School Art Show Reception February 27, 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. (Siberian State Symphony Orchestra) March 20 – April 18, 2020 The wendt: Relentless Integrity and Social Media Reception March 20, 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. (Piano Fondue, Dueling Pianos) April 20 – April 28, 2020 The EDGE Exhibition: UD Student Art Show Reception April 28, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. April 29 – May 16, 2020 DART Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception May 16, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. (Commencement)

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. 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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Each year, Heritage Center serves 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 Friends 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; and - 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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Performing Arts Series – Special Events RENT 20th Anniversary Tour RENT 20th Anniversary Tour Christmas at Heritage Center The Sound of Christmas

Date 10/2 10/3 12/6

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

Performing Arts Series - Centerstage Events The Reminders REZA: Edge of Illusion Women of the World The Doo Wop Project (UD Homecoming) B2wins The Passing Zone Hiplet Ballerinas Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: Big Band Holidays Steep Canyon Rangers Tom Cotter, comedian Shesh Besh, The Arab-Jewish Ensemble The Office! A Musical Parody Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock and Roll Damien Sneed’s We Shall Overcome Siberian State Symphony Orchestra Golden Dragon Acrobats

Date 8/27 9/10 10/5 10/18 10/25 11/1 11/15 12/9

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

1/10 1/31 2/1 2/11 2/15 2/18 2/27 2/29

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 Jungle Book, Kidoons and WYRD Productions of Canada A Christmas Carol (kids edition), Virginia Repertory Theatre Pinocchio, Missoula Children’s Theatre Pinocchio, Missoula Children’s Theatre The Princess and The Pea, Lexington Children’s Theatre

Date 11/17 12/8 1/25 1/25 2/9

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

B.I.T.E. Size Series (Babka Intimate Theatre Experiences) Joshua Kane in Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Terror Joshua Kane in Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Terror Shaun Boothe: The Unauthorized Biography Series Shaun Boothe: The Unauthorized Biography Series Darryl Van Leer presents The Norm of Greatness: Dr. MLK Jr. Darryl Van Leer presents The Norm of Greatness: Dr. MLK Jr. Piano Fondue, Dueling Pianos Give ‘Em Hell Harry!, A Tribute to President Harry Truman Give ‘Em Hell Harry!, A Tribute to President Harry Truman Yid Vicious, “Kick-Ass” Klezmer Band

Date 9/20 9/20 10/14 10/14 3/16 3/17 3/20 4/17 4/17 4/18

Time 3:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

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UD Fine and Performing Arts Events FPA Homecoming Cabaret (Steffens Hall) Fall Wind and Jazz Ensembles Concert The Comedy of Errors The Comedy of Errors The Comedy of Errors Fall Gospel Choir Concert (Blades Chapel) Semester Fallout Improv Extravaganza Spring Wind and Jazz Ensemble Concert Lysistrata Lysistrata Lysistrata Spring Choral Concert Semester Fallout Improv Extravaganza Chamber Singers Spring Concert (Blades Chapel)

Date 10/20 11/2 11/8 11/9 11/10 11/13 11/19 3/21 4/3 4/4 4/5 4/25 5/5 5/9

Time 3:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.

Other Events Dubuque Chorale: Songfest Wendt Lecture – Alex Kotlowitz The Texas Tenors with Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Wendt Lecture – Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray

Date 9/28 10/21 11/23 3/2

Time 7:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

PRE-SHOw LECTURES & LIvE MUSIC PRESENTATIONS 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 insights into the performance world of visiting artists. Free admission. Most lectures are held in Babka Theatre. 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 Knapp Stage in CyberCafé, 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 due to weather conditions. 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 vary. 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 willcall 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: Mailing Address: University of Dubuque University of Dubuque 2255 Bennett Street 2000 University Avenue Dubuque, Iowa Dubuque, Iowa 52001-5099 Administration: 563.589.3325 Farber Box Office: 563.585.SHOW | Fax: 563.589.3482 Email: heritagectr@dbq.edu or boxoffice@dbq.edu

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2019-2020 SERIES

TICKET SALES Submitting the attached or online form prior to phone and walk up sales listed below entitles patrons to advance ordering privileges. 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) July 8 – August 16, 2019: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Regular Hours Begin August 19, 2020: 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 returned to Heritage Center by fax, mail, email, drop-off or walk-up, phone, or online at www.dbq.edu/heritagecenter. Fees may apply. By becoming a CenterStage Series subscriber, you receive discounts off individual ticket pricing to all 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 Monday, July 26, 2019. NEw SUBSCRIBER ORDERS Accepted via all methods NOW! Walk-up, online, or telephone. INDIvIDUAL TICKET ORDERS (ANY NON-SUBSCRIPTION ORDER) Monday, July 8, 2019 – RENT Thursday, August 1, 2019 – All other events Subscribe to Heritage Center’s monthly e-newsletter to receive updates, behind-the-scenes information, and special discounts for upcoming events.

PUBLIC INDIVIDUAL TICKET PHONE SALES Subject to $3.00 per ticket order convenience fee.

Subscribe now at www.dbq.edu/HeritageCenter.

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HERITAGE CENTER DINING OPTIONS CYBERCAFé Just inside the Heritage Center South Tower entrance with seating for 124, CyberCafé is a beautiful, light-filled space for audience-goers to enjoy a meal, snack, or beverage 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. Come join us for a food experience that includes soups, specialty salads and sauces made in-house, custom hot sandwiches, pizzas, and gluten-free and meatless options. You can also try a choice from our grill which has a rotation of Asian and Latin American options. Academic Year Hours (while classes are in session): Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. – midnight Saturday and Sunday, 1:00 p.m. – midnight Asian Grill opens 4:00 p.m. Breakfast items served from 7:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Lunch/Dinner items served from 9:30 a.m. – midnight Asian Grill closes at 9:00 p.m. Holiday and Summer hours vary

MIKE & BETTY’S ICE CREAM SHOPPE At the corner of Main Street and Campus Post Lane on the second floor is Mike and Betty’s Ice Cream Shoppe. - 16 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 Academic Year Hours (while classes are in session):  Monday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Sunday, noon – 10:00 p.m. Holiday and Summer hours vary

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JOHN AND ALICE BUTLER HALL RESERvED 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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SEARCH "HERITAGECTR" RENT 20th Anniversary Tour • The Reminders • REZA: Edge of Illusion • Women of the World • The Doo Wop Project • B2wins • The Passing Zone Hiplet Ballerinas • Christmas at Heritage Center The Sound of Christmas • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: Big Band Holidays • Steep Canyon Rangers • Tom Cotter, comedian • Shesh Besh, The Arab-Jewish Ensemble • The Office! A Musical Parody Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock and Roll • Damien Sneed’s We Shall Overcome • Siberian State Symphony Orchestra • Golden Dragon Acrobats Jungle Book • A Christmas Carol • Pinocchio • The Princess and The Pea • Joshua Kane in Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Terror Shaun Boothe: The Unauthorized Biography Series • Darryl Van Leer presents The Norm of Greatness: Dr. MLK Jr. • Piano Fondue, Dueling Pianos Give ‘Em Hell Harry!, A Tribute to President Harry Truman • Yid Vicious, “Kick-Ass” Klezmer Band

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