2018-19 Department of Fine and Performing Arts Calendar

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



September


‌‌Saturday, September 1, 2018  |  7:00 p.m.

24-Hour Theatre Project

UD students create a theatre project from start to finish all within 24 hours. Students will cast, direct, build set, rehearse, design lighting, and perform a play.

Babka Theatre

No Ticket Required

 


Saturday, September 27, 2018  |  7:30 p.m.

Dubuque Chorale Songfest

The Dubuque Chorale and Cadenza welcomes the Julien Chamber Choir, Music Men Barbershop Chorus, and collegiate choirs from Clarke University, Emmaus Bible College, Loras College, University of Dubuque, and University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Each choir will perform some of its own music, and the concert will finish with a massed choir performance.

http://www.dubuquechorale.org/concerts/songfest.html

John and Alice Butler Hall

Tickets | $15

Ticket (130x75 px)

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October


Saturday, October 20, 2018  |  7:30 p.m. 

Fall Wind and Jazz Ensemble Concert

The University of Dubuque Department of Fine and Performing Arts presents it’s Fall Wind and Jazz Ensembles Concert.

John and Alice Butler Hall

No Ticket Required


Sunday, October 28, 2018  |  3:00 p.m.

FPA Cabaret

Wrap up Homecoming weekend with this special musical event to benefit the UD choir program. Students from the Fine and Performing Arts Department will present modern pop and musical theater favorites while you enjoy an array of delicious desserts. Freewill donations accepted.

Steffens Hall

No Ticket Required

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November


Friday, November 2, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.- Special Performance for UD Campus!

Mr. Burns, A Post Electric Play by Anne Washburn

Performed by the UD Department of Fine and Performing Arts

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.

Babka Theatre

UD Faculty/Staff/Students: No Ticket Required


Saturday, November 3, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.

Mr. Burns, A Post Electric Play by Anne Washburn

Performed by the UD Department of Fine and Performing Arts

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.

Babka Theatre

Adults: $10 | Non-UD Students: $5 | UD Faculty/Staff/Students: FREE

Ticket (130x75 px)

Sunday, November 4, 2018 | 2:00 p.m.

Mr. Burns, A Post Electric Play by Anne Washburn

Performed by the UD Department of Fine and Performing Arts

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.

Babka Theatre

Adults: $10 | Non-UD Students: $5 | UD Faculty/Staff/Students: FREE

Ticket (130x75 px)


Wednesday, November 7, 2018  |  7:30 p.m.

Fall Gospel Choir Concert

The University of Dubuque Department of Fine and Performing Arts Gospel Choir performs their fall concert.

Blades Chapel

No Ticket Required

 

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December


Friday, November 30, 2018  |  7:30 p.m.

Christmas at Heritage Center: An Evening of Lessons and Carols

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

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.

http://www.dbq.edu/HeritageCenter/LiveatHeritageCenter/PerformingArtsSeries/SpecialEvents/ChristmasatHeritageCenter/

*In the event of inclement weather, this event will be held Saturday, December 1 at 2:00 p.m.

John and Alice Butler Hall

This event is free to CenterStage Subscribers if elected at the time of season ticket order. Others may purchase a ticket.

Ticket (130x75 px)


Tuesday, December 4, 2018  | 7:30 p.m.

Spartaneous Improv Night

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.

Babka Theatre

No Ticket Required

 

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February


‌Saturday, February 2, 2019  |  2:00 p.m.

Faculty Recital

UD Fine and Performing Arts faculty perform a variety of pieces to showcase their talents.

Babka Theatre

No Ticket Required

 


Saturday, February 23, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.

Great River Wind Symphony

Celebrating its eleventh 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.

John and Alice Butler Hall

No Ticket Required


Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Charles Barland Faculty Organ Recital

Charles Barland, DMA, Professor of Music and Head of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Dubuque, performs his annual organ recital. The University of Dubuque Concert Choir will also present a few pieces.

Queen of the Rosary Chapel
585 County Rd. Z 
Sinsinawa, WI 53824

No Ticket Required

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March


Friday, March 22, 2019

Jazz Concert

The UD Jazz Ensemble, directed by Austin Seybert, performs their Spring Concert.

Knapp Stage

No Ticket Required

 


Thursday, March 28, 2019  |  7:30 p.m.  - Special performance for UD campus!

30 Neo-Futurist Plays From Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind

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.

Babka Theatre

UD Faculty/Staff/Students: FREE‌


Friday, March 29, 2019  |  7:30 p.m.

30 Neo-Futurist Plays From Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind

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.

Babka Theatre

Adults: $10 | Non-UD Students: $5 | UD Faculty/Staff/Students: FREE

Ticket (130x75 px)


Saturday, March 28, 2019  |  7:30 p.m. 

30 Neo-Futurist Plays From Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind

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.

Babka Theatre

Adults: $10 | Non-UD Students: $5 | UD Faculty/Staff/Students: FREE

Ticket (130x75 px)

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April


Wednesday, April 13, 2019  |  7:30 p.m.

Spring Praise Band and Gospel Choir Concert

In a joined effort of praise, the gospel choir and praise team will encourage you with a message of God’s power for today.  Song, scripture, encouragement, and prayer will distinguish this event as a time of refreshment and restoration. Come and experience an evening of Heaven’s music to strengthen the weary soul.

Blades Chapel

‌No Ticket Required


Thursday, April 26, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.‌ - Special Performance for UD Campus!

Grand Concourse by Heidi Schreck

Performed by the UD Department of Fine and Performing Arts

“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 is 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.

Babka Theatre

UD Faculty/Staff/Students: FREE‌


Friday, April 27, 2019  |  7:30 p.m.

Grand Concourse by Heidi Schreck 

Performed by the UD Department of Fine and Performing Arts

“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 is 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.

Babka Theatre

Adults: $10 | Non-UD Students: $5 | UD Faculty/Staff/Students: FREE

Ticket (130x75 px)

Saturday, April 28, 2019  |  7:30 p.m.

Grand Concourse by Heidi Schreck 

Performed by the UD Department of Fine and Performing Arts

“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 is 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.

Babka Theatre

Adults: $10 | Non-UD Students: $5 | UD Faculty/Staff/Students: FREE

Ticket (130x75 px)

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May


Saturday, May 4, 2019  |  7:30 p.m.

Spring Wind and Jazz Ensemble Concert

The University of Dubuque Department of Fine and Performing Arts presents it’s Spring Wind and Jazz Ensembles Concert.

John and Alice Butler Hall

No Ticket Required


‌Sunday, May 5, 2018  |  2:00 p.m. 

Concert Choir Spring Concert

The spring choral concert will feature the UD Concert Choir and UD Chamber Singers, directed by Kristen Eby, teaching specialist for the Department of Fine and Performing Arts.

Join the UD choirs as they present the program that they will also perform on their national tour.

John and Alice Butler Hall

No Ticket Required


Tuesday, May 7, 2019  |  7:30 p.m.

Spartaneous Improv Night

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.

Babka Theatre

No Ticket Required

 


Saturday, May 11, 2019  |  4:00 p.m. 

Spring Chamber Singers Concert

The A-Capella Group, directed by Kristen Eby, teaching specialist for the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, will perform repertoire in a variety of styles including American folk, world, classical, and pop.

Blades Chapel

No Ticket Required

 


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