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Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope Series for Youth

We're excited to announce the 2018-2019 Kaleidoscope Series for Youth. All shows are now displayed in the below list. Tickets are now available to order here.  Please note we're implementing a new ordering process this year. All tickets will be ordered online through UNItix. More information will be coming from UNItix on how to set up your account. 

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.

Reserve your tickets for the 2018-2019 now!   

Limited Seating
Monday, Oct 15 at 10:00 AM

Running a farm is hard work, especially with cows that type, hens on strike, and a duck who's always causing trouble. So Farmer Brown takes off for a well-deserved vacation, leaving his brother Bob, an accountant from the city, in charge.

Limited Seating
Monday, Oct 15 at 12:30 PM

Running a farm is hard work, especially with cows that type, hens on strike, and a duck who's always causing trouble. So Farmer Brown takes off for a well-deserved vacation, leaving his brother Bob, an accountant from the city, in charge.

Tuesday, Oct 30 at 10:00 AM

Letters Home puts the current wars in Afghanistan & Iraq front and center by bringing to life actual letters written by soldiers serving in the Middle East. Using letters and correspondences from Frank Schaeffer's books the play, without politicizing, gives audiences a powerful portrait of the soldier experience in the ongoing war.

Tuesday, Oct 30 at 12:30 PM

Letters Home puts the current wars in Afghanistan & Iraq front and center by bringing to life actual letters written by soldiers serving in the Middle East. Using letters and correspondences from Frank Schaeffer's books the play, without politicizing, gives audiences a powerful portrait of the soldier experience in the ongoing war.

Limited Seating
Monday, Nov 5 at 10:00 AM

Part rock concert, part science experiment the creators of ArcAttack unveil the science behind the spectacle. Combining their love of music with science the group invites the audience to explore Engineering concepts, covering Common Core and NGSS standards.

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Monday, Nov 5 at 12:30 PM

Part rock concert, part science experiment the creators of ArcAttack unveil the science behind the spectacle. Combining their love of music with science the group invites the audience to explore Engineering concepts, covering Common Core and NGSS standards.

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Tuesday, Nov 6 at 10:00 AM

Spectacular electrical effects demonstrate core principles of electricity including: Static electricity, charging by induction, electrical fields and forces and how lightning works. Science demonstrated with Tesla coil driven music.

Tuesday, Nov 6 at 12:30 PM

Spectacular electrical effects demonstrate core principles of electricity including: Static electricity, charging by induction, electrical fields and forces and how lightning works. Science demonstrated with Tesla coil driven music.

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Tuesday, Jan 15 at 10:00 AM

The Rainbow Fish, includes an original stage adaptation of Marcus Pfister's colorful story with two of the author's companion tales, Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea and Opposites.

Limited Seating
Tuesday, Jan 15 at 12:30 PM

The Rainbow Fish, includes an original stage adaptation of Marcus Pfister's colorful story with two of the author's companion tales, Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea and Opposites.

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Monday, Feb 4 at 10:00 AM

Charlotte's Web is based on E.B. White's loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte.

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Monday, Feb 4 at 12:30 PM

Charlotte's Web is based on E.B. White's loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte.

Limited Seating
Wednesday, Feb 27 at 10:00 AM

This compelling dramatization of the life and times of one of the most influential and charismatic leaders of the "American Century" and the Civil Rights movement will inspire your students as they experience Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s struggle and his dream of lifting "our nation from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood."

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Wednesday, Feb 27 at 12:30 PM

This compelling dramatization of the life and times of one of the most influential and charismatic leaders of the "American Century" and the Civil Rights movement will inspire your students as they experience Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s struggle and his dream of lifting "our nation from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood."

Limited Seating
Thursday, Feb 28 at 10:00 AM

This compelling dramatization of the life and times of one of the most influential and charismatic leaders of the "American Century" and the Civil Rights movement will inspire your students as they experience Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s struggle and his dream of lifting "our nation from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood."

Thursday, Feb 28 at 12:30 PM

This compelling dramatization of the life and times of one of the most influential and charismatic leaders of the "American Century" and the Civil Rights movement will inspire your students as they experience Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s struggle and his dream of lifting "our nation from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood."

Limited Seating
Friday, Mar 1 at 10:00 AM

This compelling dramatization of the life and times of one of the most influential and charismatic leaders of the "American Century" and the Civil Rights movement will inspire your students as they experience Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s struggle and his dream of lifting "our nation from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood."

Limited Seating
Friday, Mar 1 at 12:30 PM

This compelling dramatization of the life and times of one of the most influential and charismatic leaders of the "American Century" and the Civil Rights movement will inspire your students as they experience Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s struggle and his dream of lifting "our nation from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood."

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Monday, Mar 25 at 10:00 AM

Based on the book by Andrew Clements. Nicholas Allen has plenty of ideas. When he ends up in Mrs. Granger's language arts class, he has his best idea ever. He decides to create his own word.FRINDLE!

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Monday, Mar 25 at 12:30 PM

Based on the book by Andrew Clements. Nicholas Allen has plenty of ideas. When he ends up in Mrs. Granger's language arts class, he has his best idea ever. He decides to create his own word.FRINDLE!

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Amy Hunzelman
Director of Education and Outreach
(319) 273-3679
amy.hunzelman@uni.edu

Molly Hackenmiller
Assistant Director of UNItix
(319) 273-3682
molly.hackenmiller@uni.edu

 

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