"The Sleeping Beauty" Kicks Off Heritage Center’s 2018-2019 Family Series

Oct 15, 2018

DUBUQUE, Iowa – University of Dubuque Heritage Center kicks off its 2018-2019 Live at Heritage Center Family Series with The Sleeping Beauty performed by Virginia Repertory Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 2:00 p.m. in John and Alice Butler Hall.

WHAT:            Live at Heritage Center Family Series – The Sleeping Beauty, performed by Virginia Repertory Theatre

WHEN:            Sunday, Nov. 11 – 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)

With script, music, and lyrics by Richard R. Giersch, this musical adaptation from the classic fairy tale by Charles Perrault follows the plot of the original story but adds delightful surprises and comic situations. A curse is bestowed upon Princess Nichole by a fairy who thinks she was snubbed when King Louis forgets to invite her to Nichole’s christening. While other fairies bestow Nichole with gifts such as charm, grace, modesty, patience, and beauty, the evil Elvira puts a spell on Nichole that will come to pass on the eve of her 17th birthday. A palace servant, Philippe, proves he is a ‘true prince’ when he saves Princess Nichole from the evil curse. The play also features King Louis, a reluctant king who pines for a life as a juggler in the circus, and Madame Sophie, his mother, who is briefly turned into a frog by Elvira. Set in the French palace of Versailles in the 18th century, this tale of love, responsibility, greed, and jealousy also features its fair share of humor, music, and even a little juggling.   

Virginia Rep On Tour is the touring wing of this professional non-profit theatre located in Richmond, Virginia. Since 1975, the company has created exciting and innovative theatrical productions for young audiences. Each year they tour plays and musicals to hundreds of venues throughout the nation.

This performance is approximately 60 minutes in length. There will be an opportunity to meet performers in the lobby following the show.

Discounted Family Series season ticket packages (all five events) are available. Best value is Family 4-Pack at $149.00 admitting two adults and two children to all five events. Otherwise, Family Series packages are $60 for adults, $50 for UD alumni or those with a military-affiliation, and $30 for non-UD students and children. A Family 4-Pack option is also available for individual shows at a price of $39.00, admitting two adults and two children. Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!, Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs, Stuart Little, and The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System round out the Family Series.

Tickets for The Sleeping Beauty can 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 www.dbq.edu/heritagecenter.


Mediacom Arts and Culture grant funding has been provided to support Family Series related “Page to Stage” programming at local county libraries.