Heritage Center Opens Group Ticket Sales for Two Upcoming PerformancesBy University Relations Staff
Away in the Basement: A Church Basement Ladies Christmas will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 5, 2023, in John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center. Given the time change, please contact the Farber Box Office at 563.589.3432 for more information regarding group sales.
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DUBUQUE, Iowa - Purchase group tickets for two upcoming University of Dubuque Heritage Center performances long before individual tickets go on sale! Heritage Center is excited to offer patrons the chance to purchase a block of 20 tickets or more for Branson Country Christmas (with a Special Tribute to Veterans) featuring The Ozark Jubilee and Away in the Basement: A Church Basement Ladies Christmas.
Branson Country Christmas (with a Special Tribute to Veterans) featuring The Ozark Jubilee will take the stage at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 11, 2023, in John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center.
Direct from Branson, Missouri, Branson Country Christmas (with a Special Tribute to Veterans) featuring The Ozark Jubilee features an all-star cast of Branson's top entertainers. The all new Christmas show has new music and new jokes with the same world-class talent that fans have come to expect. This year, the Ozark Jubilee honors and pays tribute to veterans, thanking them for their special service.
The second half of the show features a variety of Christmas music from traditional standards such as "Silent Night," "White Christmas," and many more to some contemporary Christmas selections. The Ozark Jubilee shares the true meaning of Christmas with music, comedy, and message to provide an afternoon of entertainment that will touch audience members' hearts.
The Ozark Jubilee also features Branson's funniest comedian and world-class fiddler Doofus Doolittle, who has a new lineup of jokes and hilarious routines not to miss along with captivating fiddle and violin music. Having performed with several artists, Doofus will share stories from some of those legends. A real treat this year, Doofus will salute the great comedians of yesteryear such as Archie Campbell, Stringbean, Minnie Pearl, and many more favorites.
Away in the Basement: A Church Basement Ladies Christmas will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 5, 2023, in John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center. The hit musical comedy is part of the 2023-2024 Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series. The full season will be announced later this summer.
The charming and funny ladies who run the kitchen at a Lutheran church in Minnesota are back with a musical comedy providing a sweetly nostalgic look at holiday traditions and life in rural America. Out of the basement shall come a Church Basement program of good tidings, great humor, and joy.
The ladies are serving it up again, taking audiences back to 1959 and the day of the Sunday School Christmas Program. In the midst of the holiday preparations and sprinklings of love in the air, the ladies in their witty, down-to-earth style are creating their own memories from Christmases past and present. Content to do things the way they have always been done yet pondering new ideas, the reality of everyday life hits home as they plan the Sunday School Christmas Program. As the children rehearse up in the sanctuary, several of the ladies of the kitchen are finishing up the treat bags filled with apples, peanuts, and ribbon candy while others put the final touches on the nativity pieces. As they mend old bathrobe costumes and discuss the politics of who's going to play the various roles, little do the ladies know what surprises are in store for them. Known for their hilarious antics and subtle charm, they are once again called upon to step in and save the day.
Away in the Basement: A Church Basement Ladies Christmas is the third installment in the successful production of the musical comedy Church Basement Ladies. All three installments are inspired by the books of author/humorists Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson including the bestseller Growing Up Lutheran: What Does This Mean. The performance is produced by Troupe America.
Currently, group reservations of 20 or more seats are being accepted for Branson Country Christmas (with a Special Tribute to Veterans) featuring The Ozark Jubilee at $37 per ticket and Away in the Basement: A Church Basement Ladies Christmas at $26 to $44 per ticket. For group reservations, please visit Heritage Center's website at www.dbq.edu/HeritageCenter. Click on "Purchase Tickets" and select "Group Event Sales" to access a reservation form that can be submitted online or mailed. Group reservations require a $150 deposit and are subject to a $15 handling fee. Reservation forms can be mailed to UD Heritage Center, Attn: Farber Box Office, 2000 University Avenue, Dubuque, Iowa, 52001-5099. For more group sales information, please contact Director of Audience Services Victoria Molle at 563.589.3432.
Add a catered lunch to your group's experience at the University of Dubuque for 12:30 p.m. prior to either performance for only $19.99 per person plus a 20% service charge. The menu includes two entrees, salad, fresh fruit salad, rolls, a dessert, and soda, water, and coffee. The minimum lunch order is 20 people and must be booked 30 days prior to the show. Capacity is limited, so order now! To book your lunch, please contact Taryn Kafer, MBA, MIM, director of scheduling and events, at TKafer@dbq.edu.
Individual tickets go on sale Tuesday, August 1, 2023.