Press Release

Kaleidoscope series announces spring season

UNI NEWS SERVICES - We’ve come to understand that some of the most powerful learning experiences for our children take place outside of the classroom. That’s why the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center is excited to announce its Kaleidoscope series is back with live, in-person shows for the spring 2022 season.

During COVID-19, distance learning became the standard and has made it particularly challenging to bring literature to life to aid in education. A trip to the Gallagher Bluedorn can be a key tool for a powerful and transformative classroom education for Iowa youth, and we’re happy to serve that purpose through our Kaleidoscope series. 

Premiering in February, the spring season will consist of 10 fun-filled, educational shows for kids of every age. The lineup features classics such as Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar, up-and-coming musical acts like The Reminders, and interactive experiences that take students beyond the classroom – exploring space, stars and the galaxy – all right here at the Gallagher Bluedorn.

Kaleidoscope Spring 2022 season shows include:

  • The Pout Pout Fish
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • Rosie Revere Engineer and Friends
  • The Little Red Hen
  • Dog Man The Musical
  • Schoolhouse Rock Live
  • Secrets of Space
  • Freedom Riders
  • Drumline Live
  • The Reminders

Schools can reserve tickets today. Tickets can be requested online here.
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About the Kaleidoscope Series
The Gallagher Bluedorn’s Kaleidoscope Series creates a deeper understanding of classroom subjects, serving as a supplementary tool in classroom learning. Each season, high-quality performances address complex issues such as race, poverty, and other forms of difference. 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 Center values the power of the arts to influence and transform the lives of all people, strengthening and improving our communities. Since the Kaleidoscope Series’ inception in 2000, the program has reached over 625,000 young people throughout the state of Iowa.