December 8, 2022 All News

Top Illusionist to Bring Wonder to Heritage Center

DUBUQUE, Iowa - The Magic of Bill Blagg Live! will showcase the impossible at 7:30 p.m. Friday, January 13, 2023, in John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center on the University of Dubuque campus. The performance is part of the 10th annual Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series.

WHAT: The Magic of Bill Blagg Live!
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday, January 13, 2023
WHERE: John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque

TICKETS:

 



- Public: $28 to $40
- UD Affiliates (UD Faculty and Staff, UD Alumni, Parents of Current UD Students, Military/Veterans, Groups of 10 or More): $23 to $35
- UD Students: First ticket free; additional tickets $23 to $35. Free UD student admission made possible by UD's Student Government Association.
- Children: $23
Ticket prices increase by $5 at midnight the day of the event.

Early beginnings paved the way for what is now known as The Magic of Bill Blagg Live! Today, Bill Blagg is one of the nation's top touring illusionists. He is known for instantly teleporting across theaters, squishing his body from 6 feet to 6 inches tall, passing through the blades of an industrial fan, and much more. His theatrical brand of magic thrills thousands, leaving people in complete disbelief as he achieves the impossible in a way that only he can.

A free pre-show reception for "Hint of Spring: Photos by Chuck Isenhart, Gerald Podraza, and Debra Runkle" will be held from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Bisignano Art Gallery, Heritage Center. The exhibit will be open Tuesday, January 3, 2023, through Friday, January 27, 2023.

Celebrate the Magic of Bill Blagg Live! before the show with "Page to Stage: Optical Illusion Magic" in January with the Dubuque County Library. Children will learn how to make simple optical illusions and explore the wonders of Magic Eye books. Each child who attends will receive one free child's admission with the purchase of an adult admission to Magic of Bill Blagg Live! Two programs will be offered: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at the Dubuque County Library, Peosta/NICC Branch, and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, January 5, 2023, at the Dubuque County Library, Holy Cross Branch. "Page to Stage: Optical Illusion Magic" is recommended for students in kindergarten through fifth-grade. Register by Thursday, December 29, 2022, at https://www.dubcolib.org/.

Y105 is the exclusive radio sponsor for The Magic of Bill Blagg Live!

Tickets for The Magic of Bill Blagg Live! can be purchased from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 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 calling 563.585.SHOW; or by visiting www.dbq.edu/HeritageCenter.

New this season, H-PALS allows people to earn a point for every dollar spent. When patrons reach 200 points, they receive one free ticket (valued up to $50) for an eligible event of their choice.

Conlon Construction is the presenting sponsor of the 2022-2023 Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series.