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The Panto Company USA to Perform Spellbinding "Beauty and the Beast" at Heritage Center

By University Relations Staff
Beauty and the Beast

DUBUQUE, Iowa - Beauty and the Beast, performed by The Panto Company USA, will perform at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, April 21, 2024, in John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque. The performance is part of the 11th annual Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series.

WHAT: Beauty and The Beast, performed by The Panto Company USA
WHEN: 1:00 p.m. Sunday, April 21, 2024
WHERE: John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque

$29 (Child: $19, Lap [3 and under]: $5)
Ticketing fees apply. UD affiliates are eligible for a $5 discount. UD students can attend all Heritage Center events for free.

An enchanted rose and a talking clock, candlestick, and teapot... it could only be Beauty and the Beast! The Panto Company USA will bring this beloved tale to life in a spellbinding family show that stars Dame Dotty Potty, Loopy Louie, Gaston, Belle, and, of course, the Beast. As Belle is held captive in the castle, audience members will enjoy finding out if she falls in love with the Beast before the last petal falls from the enchanted rose or if the Beast's selfishness will cost him the world he once knew and the hand of the girl that has melted his heart.

The performance will be filled with all the ingredients audiences have come to expect from The Panto Company USA: lots of laughter, stunning costumes, lovely music, and plenty of magic. Join all your favorite characters in this unforgettable and magical adventure.

The Dubuque County Library District offers a "Page to Stage" educational activity in conjunction with the performance. Children are invited to create a 3D diorama of their favorite fairy tale for free with "Fairy Tale Dioramas." Each child who attends will receive one free child's admission with the purchase of an adult admission to Beauty and the Beast. "Fairy Tale Dioramas" will be offered from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2024, at the Epworth Branch, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2024, at the Peosta Branch, and 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Thursday, April 11, 2024, at the Holy Cross Branch. People are encouraged to register for the activity by Monday, March 25, 2024, at

Tickets may be purchased by visiting the Farber Box Office, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque, 2255 Bennett Street; by calling 563.585.7469; or by visiting Patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets online for reduced ticket handling fees.

The Farber Box Office is open 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 90 minutes prior to events.

In its second year, the Heritage Performing Arts Loyalty System (H-PALS) continues to allow patrons to earn rewards with most ticket purchases. For every $200 spent on eligible events, patrons will receive one free ticket (valued up to $50) to their choice of eligible event. Reward points are redeemable for Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series events only. Please visit and click on "PURCHASE TICKETS" for more details.