2016-17 Department of Fine and Performing Arts Calendar

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


‌‌Saturday, August 27, 2016  |  7:30 p.m.

24-Hour Theatre Project

UD students have 24-hours to produce a show from start to finish. They will cast parts, direct, build sets, design lighting, rehearse, and end the day with a performance.

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

Babka Theatre

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September



Wednesday, September 7, 2016  |  9:00 p.m. 

Open Mic Night

Students will perform songs, theatre pieces, improv comedy, and much more.  Open Mic Night is sponsored by the Department of Fine and Performing Arts.

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

Cyber Café Knapp Stage

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Saturday, September 24, 2016  |  7:30 p.m. 

Dubuque Chorale Songfest IV

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.

www.dubuquechorale.org

John and Alice Butler Hall

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October



Wednesday, October 5, 2016 | 9:00 p.m.

Open Mic Night

Students will perform songs, theatre pieces, improv comedy, and much more.  Open Mic Night is sponsored by the Department of Fine and Performing Arts.

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

Cyber Café Knapp Stage

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Sunday, October 16, 2016 |3:00 p.m.

Concert Choir Dessert Musicale

Enjoy dessert as you listen to members of the UD Choir perform solos and duets from pop favorites and Broadway hits.  Donations will go to help offset student costs for the annual choir tour.

Blades Chapel

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016 | 7:30 p.m.

Wind Ensemble Concert "Something Borrowed"

The UD Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Nicholas Bratcher, presents their fall concert, "Something Borrowed". The concert will feature selections not originally written for wind band, but tastefully transcribed for a wonderful concert experience. The concert will also feature several selections from the UD Chamber Ensembles and will feature guest clarinetist Kenneth Northcutt.

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

John and Alice Butler Hall

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | 7:30 p.m.

Fall Jazz Ensemble Concert "Legends"

The UD Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Nicholas Bratcher, presents their fall concert, "Legends". The jazz ensemble, in preparation for their upcoming spring tour, will perform selections from fallen artists from both the jazz and popular music genres. The concert features a standard big band instrumentation and a student vocalist.

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

John and Alice Butler Hall

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November



Wednesday, November 9, 2016 | 7:00 p.m.

Gospel Choir Fall Concert

The Gospel Choir performs their fall concert.

Blades Chapel

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016 | 7:00 p.m.

Gospel Choir Fall Concert: God Has A Purpose for Your Life

The Gospel Choir performs their fall concert.

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

Blades Chapel


Friday, November 11, 2016 | 7:30 p.m.

Noises Off

Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called “Nothing On.” We are an audience to this production of a play within a play. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play. Directed by Greg Wolf. General admission seating in John and Alice Butler Hall.

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

John and Alice Butler Hall 

Ticket (130x75 px)


Saturday, November 12, 2016 | 7:30 p.m.

Noises Off

Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called “Nothing On.” We are an audience to this production of a play within a play. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play. Directed by Greg Wolf. General admission seating in John and Alice Butler Hall.

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

John and Alice Butler Hall 

Ticket (130x75 px)


Sunday, November 13, 2016 | 2:00 p.m.

Noises Off

Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called “Nothing On.” We are an audience to this production of a play within a play. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play. Directed by Greg Wolf. General admission seating in John and Alice Butler Hall.

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

John and Alice Butler Hall 

Ticket (130x75 px)


Wednesday, November 16, 2016 | 9:00 p.m.

Open Mic Night

Students will perform songs, theatre pieces, improv comedy, and much more.  Open Mic Night is sponsored by the Department of Fine and Performing Arts.

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

Cyber Café Knapp Stage

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December


Friday, December 2, 2016 | 7:30 p.m.

Christmas at Heritage Center: Salvation Unto Us Has Come

With special guests, Dubuque Chorale Children’s Choir and harpist Nichole Luchs

WATCH LIVE: http://media.dbq.edu/Mediasite/Showcase/
- Live stream will start 5 minutes prior to the start of the event - 

Now in year four, this UD tradition once again promises to bring renewed spiritual meaning to your Christmas season. UD’s Fine and Performing Arts Department celebrates the birth of Christ through 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 and complimentary holiday refreshments served following the concert.

View the 2015 Performance at http://www.dbq.edu/ChristmasatHeritageCenter/

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

*In the event of inclement weather, this event will be held Saturday, December 3 at 2:00 p.m.

John and Alice Butler Hall

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Tuesday, December 6, 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.

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

Babka Theatre

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Ticket REQUIRED


Wednesday, December 7, 2016 | 7:30 p.m.

Nicholas Bratcher Fall Recital "From the Mouth of Babes"

This concert production will serve as a musical awareness performance highlighting runaway youth in America. The concert, in partnership with Prof. Amy Ressler and the UD Storytelling course, takes real stories of runaway youth from all perspectives of our country and sets their experiences to musical theatre works. Presented in two halves ("Struggle" and "Redemption"), the concert will feature tunes from Broadway musicals Rent, Oliver!, The Book of Mormon, The Color Purple, Les Miserables, and many more! Dr. Nicholas Bratcher (tenor), along with guest vocalists and musicians from Dubuque and Savannah (Georgia), will bring a compelling musical experience to all involved.

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

John and Alice Butler Hall

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January



Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 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.  

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

Babka Theatre

Ticket (130x75 px)
Reservations must be made before 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 23, 2017.


Sunday, January 29, 2017 | 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.  

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

Babka Theatre

Ticket (130x75 px)
Reservations must be made before 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 23, 2017.

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February



Wednesday, February 8, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.

UD Faculty Recital

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! 

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

John and Alice Butler Hall

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Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.

Great River Wind Symphony

Now in its ninth year, the Great River Wind Symphony will present its yearly concert in the acoustically unparalleled John and Alice Butler Hall. The 100-member wind symphony is comprised of musicians from the University of Dubuque, Clarke University, and Loras College, respectively. The ensemble performs both standard and contemporary wind literature and is under the directions of Dr. Nicholas Bratcher, Dr. Glen Pohland, and Prof. David Resnick.

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

John and Alice Butler Hall

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March



Wednesday, March 1, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.

Praise Band & Gospel Choir Concert

As interest in Campus ministry has grown in recent years, many talented musicians have come forward to help lead worship.  Rich vocal harmonies backed up with piano, synth, bass, guitar, and drums will lift your spirits and bless your soul.  As these groups come to perform for you, they will do more than encourage you and please your ears, this event will bless your soul. 

Thanks to some great connections on the team, friends and family members will join in, including the very gifted Charise Miles, a top-notch singer in the black gospel tradition. 

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

John and Alice Butler Hall

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Thursday, March 2, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.

A Doll's House

by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, and Presented by UD's Ensemble Theatre Company

Set in the 1870’s in Norway, this master work by Ibsen, “the father of modern drama,” is often considered to be a feminist play. Nora, the heroine, leaves her husband and children intent on self-discovery in a world where women cannot be themselves in modern society.  Ibsen, on the other hand, denied any conscious attempt to write for any agenda beyond his concern for the description of humanity.  The play is about the need to find the self and to live true to that self, in spite of what society demands.  This production is directed by Professor Amy Ressler.

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

John and Alice Butler Hall

Ticket (130x75 px)


Friday, March 3, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.

A Doll's House

by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, and Presented by UD's Ensemble Theatre Company

Set in the 1870’s in Norway, this master work by Ibsen, “the father of modern drama,” is often considered to be a feminist play. Nora, the heroine, leaves her husband and children intent on self-discovery in a world where women cannot be themselves in modern society.  Ibsen, on the other hand, denied any conscious attempt to write for any agenda beyond his concern for the description of humanity.  The play is about the need to find the self and to live true to that self, in spite of what society demands.  This production is directed by Professor Amy Ressler.

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

John and Alice Butler Hall

Ticket (130x75 px)


Saturday, March 4, 2017 | 2:00 p.m.

A Doll's House

by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, and Presented by UD's Ensemble Theatre Company

Set in the 1870’s in Norway, this master work by Ibsen, “the father of modern drama,” is often considered to be a feminist play. Nora, the heroine, leaves her husband and children intent on self-discovery in a world where women cannot be themselves in modern society.  Ibsen, on the other hand, denied any conscious attempt to write for any agenda beyond his concern for the description of humanity.  The play is about the need to find the self and to live true to that self, in spite of what society demands.  This production is directed by Professor Amy Ressler.

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

John and Alice Butler Hall

Ticket (130x75 px)


Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | 7:00 p.m.

Charles Barland Faculty Recital

Charles Barland, professor of music and department head for fine and performing arts, performs his annual recital. A free-will offering will be taken to benefit the choir’s annual tour.

Queen of the Rosary Chapel, Sinsinawa, WI


*No Ticket Required.


Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | 9:00 p.m.

Open Mic Night

Students will perform songs, theatre pieces, improv comedy, and much more.  Open Mic Night is sponsored by the Department of Fine and Performing Arts.

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

Cyber Café Knapp Stage

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April



Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | 9:00 p.m.

Open Mic Night

Students will perform songs, theatre pieces, improv comedy, and much more.  Open Mic Night is sponsored by the Department of Fine and Performing Arts.

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

Cyber Café Knapp Stage

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No Ticket Required


Thursday, April 6, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.

Wind Ensemble Spring Concert, "Red, White, and Blue"

The UD Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Nicholas Bratcher, will perform their spring concert, "Red, White, and Blue". The concert will take the listener down a musical timeline of America, highlighting the good...and the not-so-good. Selections include works by Lo Presti, Smith, Barnes, Gershwin, and a new wind band commission by Dubuque native and internationally acclaimed composer Adam O’Dell. The concert will also feature selections from the UD Chamber Ensembles. In addition, the Clarke Winds, under the direction of Prof. David Resnick, join the ensemble for an evening of musical partnership!

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

John and Alice Butler Hall

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Sunday, April 9, 2017 | 2:00 p.m.

Concert Choir Spring Concert

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

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

John and Alice Butler Hall

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.

Swing into Spring Jazz Concert

Per its musical tradition, the UD Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Nicholas Bratcher, will present their Swing Into Spring jazz concert. The concert will feature standard big band repertoire and feature a student vocalist. 

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

Cyber Café Knapp Stage‌

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Saturday, April 22, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.

Chamber Singers Spring Concert

UD’s 14-voice a cappella group, under the direction of Professor Kristen Eby, performs repertoire in a variety of styles, including American folk, world music, classical, and pop. 

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

Blades Chapel 

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Friday, April 28, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.

Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach

performed by the UD Department of Fine and Performing Arts

James and the Giant Peach was the first of Roald Dahl's well-known children's stories that he completed. It tells the story of James Henry Trotter and his horrible aunts - and how some magic beans, a peach tree and a collection of interesting insects conspire to change his life. Adapted into a musical, the story comes to life with innovative puppetry, a spunky soundtrack and bright characters that will have you on the edge of your seat.

Please note length of this performance is approximately 90 minutes.  

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

Ticket (130x75 px)


Saturday, April 29, 2017 | 10:00 a.m.

Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach

performed by the UD Department of Fine and Performing Arts

James and the Giant Peach was the first of Roald Dahl's well-known children's stories that he completed. It tells the story of James Henry Trotter and his horrible aunts - and how some magic beans, a peach tree and a collection of interesting insects conspire to change his life. Adapted into a musical, the story comes to life with innovative puppetry, a spunky soundtrack and bright characters that will have you on the edge of your seat.

Please note length of this performance is approximately 90 minutes.  

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

Ticket (130x75 px)


Sunday, April 30, 2017 | 2:00 p.m.

Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach

performed by the UD Department of Fine and Performing Arts

James and the Giant Peach was the first of Roald Dahl's well-known children's stories that he completed. It tells the story of James Henry Trotter and his horrible aunts - and how some magic beans, a peach tree and a collection of interesting insects conspire to change his life. Adapted into a musical, the story comes to life with innovative puppetry, a spunky soundtrack and bright characters that will have you on the edge of your seat.

Please note length of this performance is approximately 90 minutes.  

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

Ticket (130x75 px)

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May



Tuesday, May 2, 2017 | 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.

www.dbq.edu/fineperformingarts

Babka Theatre

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