Originally directed by visionary Tony®-winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award® winning film, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world's most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. The magic of Barrie's classic tale springs spectacularly to life in this heartwarming theatrical event.
Whatever you do, don't let The Pigeon star in his own musical production! Because it's not easy being The Pigeon- you never get to do ANYTHING! But when the Bus Driver has a crisis that threatens to make her passengers (gasp!) late, maybe that wily bird CAN do something.
The Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will present its second appearance on the Spotlight Series. Conductor Rebecca Burkhardt returns to the podium for the first Spotlight Series concert of the spring 2020 term.
Our season-long exploration of works by American women culminates in two pieces by Joan Tower, paired with our orchestra's rendering of the incomparable Brahms Symphony No. 4.
A group of dozens of players start their performance by hitting a Japanese taiko drum made from a large 400 year-old tree. They move their whole bodies to strike the drum with everything in their souls, creating a powerful surge of energy. This is the epitome of the Japanese spirit, a roaring sound that will make you experience new exciting adventures.
Yamato was founded by Masa Ogawa in 1993 in Nara, "the land of Yamato" which is said to be the birthplace of Japanese culture. Presently based in Asuka Village, Nara Prefecture, Yamato travels all over the world with Japan's traditional Wadaiko drums, putting its very souls into the unusual instruments, whose sound stirs the hearts of people everywhere.
Student musicians from UNI choirs will appear in this spring Spotlight Series performance. Conductors John Len Wiles and Amy Kotsonis will lead the choirs. Choral music enthusiasts are in for an exciting evening!
Visiting ensemble The Ivalas Quartet will present a concert as part of their residency at UNI. The concert will be free and open to the public.
Experience stories from the Greatest Generation and the camaraderie and teamwork that sustains American Soldiers through their most challenging missions.
Return to Horace B. Smedley School where the Smedley Tornadoes have never won a football game. With such a poor record and a team that is out of control, kind-hearted Miss Nelson comes to the rescue when she enlists the help of her alter ego, the ill-tempered Miss Viola Swamp, to coach the team and whip them into shape.
In 1941 Amsterdam, 13-year-old Anne Frank goes into hiding with her family from the Nazis. For the next two years, she never leaves the attic where her family is concealed. With fear of discovery ever present, Anne finds solace writing in her diary, capturing the daily lives of the secret annex's inhabitants-from the horrors of war to the excitement of first love-with wit, determination, and idealism.
Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops! Charlotte, a fine writer and true friend, hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman. She will create a "miracle." Spinning the words "Some Pig" in her web, Charlotte weaves a solution which not only makes Wilbur a prize pig but also ensures his place on the farm forever.
Piano and vocals