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Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope Series for Youth

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.

The 2019-2020 season will be announced the week of March 26th.  Tickets may be reserved online beginning at 7:30am on Wednesday, April 24th.   All tickets will be ordered online through UNItix.  

Reserve your tickets for the 2018-2019 now!   

Limited Seating
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!

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!

Limited Seating
Friday, Mar 29 at 10:00 AM

The coolest ever rock-n-roll romp in a bug's world, capturing all the droll humor and whimsy of the wildly popular books.

Friday, Mar 29 at 12:30 PM

The coolest ever rock-n-roll romp in a bug's world, capturing all the droll humor and whimsy of the wildly popular books.

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Monday, Apr 1 at 10:00 AM

When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners - and boy are they square!

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Monday, Apr 1 at 12:30 PM

When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners - and boy are they square!

Limited Seating
Tuesday, Apr 2 at 10:00 AM

When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners - and boy are they square!

Tuesday, Apr 2 at 12:30 PM

When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners - and boy are they square!

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Thursday, Apr 25 at 10:00 AM

This musical adaptation is a rollicking retelling of the classic fairy tale. Join our modern-day young hero as he uses his imagination to become the famous Jack from the book he is reading.

Limited Seating
Thursday, Apr 25 at 12:30 PM

This musical adaptation is a rollicking retelling of the classic fairy tale. Join our modern-day young hero as he uses his imagination to become the famous Jack from the book he is reading.

Limited Seating
Friday, Apr 26 at 10:00 AM

This musical adaptation is a rollicking retelling of the classic fairy tale. Join our modern-day young hero as he uses his imagination to become the famous Jack from the book he is reading.

Thursday, May 2 at 10:00 AM

Anne Lehmann and her family no longer feel safe in their Berlin home. Life in 1938 Germany is deteriorating quickly for the Lehmanns and all Jews living there. In order to protect their daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Lehmann may have to say goodbye to her forever.

Thursday, May 2 at 12:30 PM

Anne Lehmann and her family no longer feel safe in their Berlin home. Life in 1938 Germany is deteriorating quickly for the Lehmanns and all Jews living there. In order to protect their daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Lehmann may have to say goodbye to her forever.

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Friday, May 3 at 9:45 AM

In Panda's Home, the signature interactive environment that TPO creates for its young audience has them join the company on a journey with the panda that is a metaphorical journey through the cultural identity of China.

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Friday, May 3 at 11:30 AM

In Panda's Home, the signature interactive environment that TPO creates for its young audience has them join the company on a journey with the panda that is a metaphorical journey through the cultural identity of China.

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Friday, May 3 at 1:00 PM

In Panda's Home, the signature interactive environment that TPO creates for its young audience has them join the company on a journey with the panda that is a metaphorical journey through the cultural identity of China.

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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