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Kaleidoscope

Announcing the 17-18 Kaleidoscope Series!

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.  

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Thursday, Dec 7 at 10:00 AM

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!

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Thursday, Dec 7 at 12:30 PM

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!

Thursday, Jan 25 at 10:00 AM

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.

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Tuesday, Jan 30 at 10:00 AM

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.

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Tuesday, Jan 30 at 12:30 PM

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.

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Monday, Feb 26 at 10:00 AM

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?

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Monday, Feb 26 at 12:30 PM

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?

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Monday, Mar 5 at 10:00 AM

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.

Monday, Mar 5 at 12:30 PM

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.

Tuesday, Mar 6 at 10:00 AM

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.

Tuesday, Mar 6 at 12:30 PM

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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Wednesday, Mar 7 at 12:30 PM

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.

Wednesday, Mar 7 at 10:00 AM

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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Friday, Mar 23 at 10:00 AM

AARRRGH! Sail off on a swashbuckling musical excursion as young Jeremy Jacobs joins Captain Braid Beard's band of comical pirates and searches for the perfect spot to bury their treasure.

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Friday, Mar 23 at 12:30 PM

AARRRGH! Sail off on a swashbuckling musical excursion as young Jeremy Jacobs joins Captain Braid Beard's band of comical pirates and searches for the perfect spot to bury their treasure.

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Thursday, Apr 5 at 10:00 AM

Theatre IV's Three Little Pigs is a lighthearted musical with a twist on the classic tale. In this adaptation, the Wolf is not evil, but misunderstood. The Three Little Pigs are very frightened of the Wolf and don't want to be friends. The Wolf wants to be their friend and decides to invite them to his birthday party.

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Thursday, Apr 5 at 12:30 PM

Theatre IV's Three Little Pigs is a lighthearted musical with a twist on the classic tale. In this adaptation, the Wolf is not evil, but misunderstood. The Three Little Pigs are very frightened of the Wolf and don't want to be friends. The Wolf wants to be their friend and decides to invite them to his birthday party.

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Friday, Apr 6 at 10:00 AM

Theatre IV's Three Little Pigs is a lighthearted musical with a twist on the classic tale. In this adaptation, the Wolf is not evil, but misunderstood. The Three Little Pigs are very frightened of the Wolf and don't want to be friends. The Wolf wants to be their friend and decides to invite them to his birthday party.

Monday, Apr 9 at 10:00 AM

Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic is a visually breathtaking cinematic shadow play for all ages. The play unfolds an action-packed magical tale of star-crossed lovers from the 10th-century Persian epic Shahnameh (The Book of Kings), - Zaul and Rudabeh, who triumph at the end against all odds.

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Monday, Apr 16 at 10:00 AM

Join the inquisitive, lovable little monkey Curious George, in this delightful new musical. All-You-Can-Eat Meatball Day came just once a year. George had been waiting all month for that day, a day almost bigger than his birthday! On Meatball Day, George helped his friend Chef Pisghetti cook some delicious meatballs, and serve them to the hungry crowd. But this year, the crowd had vanished!

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Contact Information

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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