Stories Slide Off the Page Onto the Heritage Center Stage

Jan 29, 2018

DUBUQUE, Iowa – University of Dubuque Heritage Center continues its fifth anniversary Live at Heritage Family Series with Guess How Much I Love You & I Love My Little Storybook, performed by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 2:00 p.m. in John and Alice Butler Hall. From the same company that brought you A Brown Bear, A Caterpillar and A Moon: Treasured Stories by Eric Carle in past seasons, children’s literature comes to life once again in a production featuring original music, stunning visual effects, and innovative puppetry.

WHAT:            Live at Heritage Center Family Series – Guess How Much I Love You & I Love My Little Storybook, performed by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia

WHEN:            Sunday, Feb. 25 – 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:          John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque

TICKETS:        $15 adult, $13 alumni/military, $9 student/child, $4 lap seat children 3 and under ($4 lap seat ticket available with purchase of an adult ticket)

In Guess How Much I Love You, Little Nutbrown Hare loves Big Nutbrown Hare as far as he can reach and as high as he can hop. But Big Nutbrown Hare loves Little Nutbrown Hare as far as his long arms can reach and as high as his strong legs can hop. And so it continues with this adaptation of the award-winning classic from author Sam McBratney and illustrator Anita Jeram.

In I Love My Little Storybook, an eager little bunny lies on the grass and opens his book, and, within moments, the story he’s reading comes alive in fascinating detail. Internationally acclaimed Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia has adapted this story into an enduring celebration of the joy of reading.

Established in 1972, Mermaid Theatre is known for unique stage adaptations of children’s literary classics and has been applauded by six million youth in 19 countries on four continents. Based in Windsor, a small rural town at the gateway to Nova Scotia’s scenic Avon Region, Mermaid Theatre travels across Canada, the United States, and abroad with shows in seven languages to perform annually for 300,000 spectators. It is Canada’s major exporter of theatre for family audiences.

This performance is approximately 60 minutes in length and includes an opportunity to meet performers and puppets in the lobby immediately following the show.

Tickets for Guess How Much I Love You & I Love My Little Storybookcan be purchased Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Farber Box Office, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque, 2255 Bennett Street; by phone at 563.585.SHOW; or online at