Gallagher Bluedorn’s various educational programs broaden youth’s understanding and participation in the arts among communities throughout Iowa and serves the Center’s mission, to inspire. The Kaleidoscope Series creates a deeper understanding of classroom subjects, serving as a supplementary tool in teaching core curriculum. In many cases the performances create an entry point for discussion of challenging material.
The Kaleidoscope Series strives to provide youth multiple opportunities to experience a wide range of the performing arts, to serve underserved rural communities of Eastern Iowa, and to accommodate over 35,000 students each year. In March of 2017 we reached a significant milestone, 500,000 kids experiencing the arts through our program. Learn more at kaleidoscopeseries.com.
Request your tickets for the 2017-2018 season beginning at 7:30am Tuesday, April 11. Visit our FAQ section for requesting tickets.
Some families have dogs, others are 'cat people.' But the Primm family has quite an unusual pet. When they move to New York City, they find, of all things, a crocodile living in their upstairs bathroom!
The prince of Denmark returns home from school to find his family life in ruins- his father dead, his mother remarried, and his uncle (now step-father) ruling the country. When his father's ghost appears with dire announcements, Hamlet struggles to redefine his life and find his way forward.
Every barnyard has its bully! But two of the barnyard's chickens, Marge and Lola, will not stand idly by. ArtsPower's musical portrays the colorful story of these two barnyard chickens on a mission to win the barnyard talent contest first prize of two tickets to see the great Elvis Poultry in concert!
Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra presents Halloween Hoopla! Under the direction of Rebecca Burkhardt, Halloween Hoopla! is a frightful romp through spooky but fun music of the symphony orchestra.
The original Doktor Kaboom! show in which the good Doktor takes his audience on an educational tour of the modern scientific method, using humor and comedy while demonstrating spectacular applications of the physical sciences.
The students in Room 207 were the worst-behaved class in the whole school - even though they had the sweetest teacher of all, Miss Nelson. But when Miss Nelson unexpectedly does not come to school one day, the class gets the strictest substitute they have ever met: Miss Viola Swamp!
University of Northern Iowa Opera and Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra present Engelbert Humperdinck's operatic version of the Grimm fairy tale: the mischievous Hansel and adorable Gretel make their way through the forest searching for strawberries and meet a magical cast of characters along the way.
Freedom Riders is the latest edition to the canon of American History plays by Mad River Theater Works. This new play, with original songs and music, explores the valiant and courageous personalities behind one of the most critical chapters in the history of the Civil Rights movement.
Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin Dragons love all sorts of tacos-except spicy ones! When a boy throws his new dragon friends a spicy salsa taco party , red-hot trouble ensues. Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein It's bedtime for the little red chicken. Papa is going to read her a story, but the chicken can't help interrupting. Will the chicken ever get to sleep?
Huck and Tom and the Mighty Mississippi introduces the audience to the characters, setting, humor and humanity of Mark Twain's most famous novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
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