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Musical Spoof 'Spamilton: An American Parody' to Bring a Revolution to Heritage Center

By University Relations Staff
Spamilton - Spring 2022

DUBUQUE, Iowa - The University of Dubuque Heritage Center will present the hit musical comedy Spamilton: An American Parody at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, 2022, in John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center. The performance is a Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series special event.

WHAT: Spamilton: An American Parody, Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, 2022
WHERE: John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque

- General Public: $35 and up
- UD Faculty and Staff, Alumni, Parents of Current UD Students: $30 and up
- Military, and Veterans: $30 and up
- UD Students: First ticket $10; additional tickets $30 and up
Ticket prices increase by $5 at midnight the day of the event.

Spamilton: An American Parody is a comedic crash course of everyone's favorite Broadway blockbuster. Gerard Alessandrini, the comedic mastermind behind the long-running hit Forbidden Broadway, created a hilarious musical spoof that includes celebrity satires and pop culture zings accompanied with hip-hop on the piano. After tearing it up in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and London, Spamilton: An American Parody will stage a singing, dancing, comedy revolution in Dubuque.

A versatile cast of eight will keep audience members in stiches with parody wit and in awe of costume changes while hanging onto every clever mashup during the high-energy performance.

Alessandrini is the creator, writer, and director of Spamilton: An American Parody as well as Forbidden Broadway. He has also worked shows such as Madame X: The Musical, The Nutcracker & I, and Maury Yeston's review of Anything Can Happen in New York. Alessandrini has received numerous awards including the Drama League Lifetime Achievement Award, Obie Award, two Lucille Lortel Awards, seven Drama Desk Awards, and a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre.

The creative team for Spamilton: An American Parody also include Gerry McIntyre (choreography), Morgan Large (set design), Dustin Cross (costume design), and Michael Gilliam (lighting design).

The North American tour of Spamilton: An American Parody is produced by Spamiltour LLC. Spamilton: An American Parody was originally produced at The Triad Theater in New York City by John Freedson, David Zippel, Gerard Alessandrini, and Christine Pedi.

This event is made possible through support from the John and Alice Butler Endowment for the Arts.

Xtreme 107.1 FM is the exclusive radio sponsor and KCRG TV-9 is the exclusive TV sponsor of Heritage Center's presentation of Spamilton: An American Parody.

Tickets for Spamilton: An American Parody can be purchased from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 90 minutes prior to events at the Farber Box Office, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque, 2255 Bennett Street; by phone at 563.585.SHOW; or online at