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Performing Arts, Music and Theatre

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 7:00 pm

America’s most beloved animal expert, Jack Hanna, brings his three-time Emmy Award winning television series to the live stage with Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live! In this awe-inspiring event, Jungle Jack will introduce you to some of the world’s most spectacular animals. Jack will also share humorous stories and amazing exclusive footage from his worldwide adventures. From the jungles of Rwanda to the savannas of Australia, Jack has explored the corners of the globe as one of the most visible and respected animal ambassadors. You’ve seen his countless appearances on David Letterman, Good Morning America and so many more  – now you can enjoy Jungle Jack’s infectious energy as he takes you “into the wild!” to see some of the world’s most fascinating animals, LIVE!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 7:00 pm

A mother. A daughter. 3 possible dads.
And a trip down the aisle
you’ll never forget!

Over 50 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show! 

Writer Catherine Johnson's sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise.  On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.
The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone’s having the time of their lives!

With more productions playing internationally than any other musical, MAMMA MIA! is the World’s No.1 Show!

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Life happens in the kitchen. Late night confessionals over tisane and a pot of nutella. Elaborately choreographed family meals. Lessons learned, secrets exchanged, bonds forged by our most visceral of senses. Accompanying the usual eye-popping flight of acrobatic choreography and pulsating music, Montreal based Les 7 doigts de la mainevokes the senses in this unique show. Cirque, live cooking and deep communal connections – the perfect recipe for a great night with the entire family.

Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 7:00 pm

On “Laugh In” she delighted us as the mischievous 6-year-old Edith Ann and the snarky telephone operator (explain it to your kids), Ernestine. She has won Golden Globes and an Emmy for her television work, a Tony for her one-woman Broadway show and now stars in her hit Netflix series, “Grace and Frankie.” Tomlin’s quirky tell-it-like-it-is humor and quick wit have made her a comic legend. Tomlin returns to Gallagher Bluedorn and is fresher than ever. 

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 1:00 pm

Dinosaurs come to life!
Get ready for the ultimate play-date - 65 million years in the making - as Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE guides your family on a breathtaking tour that begins in pre-historic Australia.  You’ll observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other creatures, some so realistic you may have the urge to run and hide! Presented in a theatrical performance that will thrill and entertain kids, Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live stimulates imaginations in ways that will forever connect them to their natural world. 

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Dinosaurs come to life!
Get ready for the ultimate play-date - 65 million years in the making - as Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE guides your family on a breathtaking tour that begins in pre-historic Australia.  You’ll observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other creatures, some so realistic you may have the urge to run and hide! Presented in a theatrical performance that will thrill and entertain kids, Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live stimulates imaginations in ways that will forever connect them to their natural world. 

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine // Directed by Jay Edelnant
Music direction by Rebecca Burkhart

What happens when all your dreams come true . . . and it’s not enough? What if Prince Charming is merely . . . charming? What if slaying the giant . . . upsets the giant's wife?

Developed by our own Theatre UNI in conjunction with the UNI School of Music. Gallagher Bluedorn presents, Into the Woods. Our plight as creatures bred on fairy tales and psychoanalysis and reality TV lead Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine Into the Woods. The way out isn’t the same as the way in…

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 2:00 pm

Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine // Directed by Jay Edelnant
Music direction by Rebecca Burkhart

What happens when all your dreams come true . . . and it’s not enough? What if Prince Charming is merely . . . charming? What if slaying the giant . . . upsets the giant's wife?

Developed by our own Theatre UNI in conjunction with the UNI School of Music. Gallagher Bluedorn presents, Into the Woods. Our plight as creatures bred on fairy tales and psychoanalysis and reality TV lead Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine Into the Woods. The way out isn’t the same as the way in…

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 2:00 pm

Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine // Directed by Jay Edelnant
Music direction by Rebecca Burkhart

What happens when all your dreams come true . . . and it’s not enough? What if Prince Charming is merely . . . charming? What if slaying the giant . . . upsets the giant's wife?

Developed by our own Theatre UNI in conjunction with the UNI School of Music. Gallagher Bluedorn presents, Into the Woods. Our plight as creatures bred on fairy tales and psychoanalysis and reality TV lead Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine Into the Woods. The way out isn’t the same as the way in…

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 7:00 pm

This is not your grandaddy's bluegrass! 

Forty-five years after its original release, this classic of classic rock has now been fully realized as a full-length bluegrass tribute featuring Springfield, Missouri’s The HillBenders.  Conceived and produced by SXSW co-founder and longtime musician/producer Louis Jay Meyers, this Bluegrass Opry brings a new perspective to Tommy while paying total respect to its creators. In this live 75-minute show, The HillBenders cover The Who’s original album from start to finish with special video accompaniment and audience participation.

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 10:00 am

Compagnia TPO is the world’s foremost pioneer in interactive performance media for all ages. Melding astonishing digital imagery with multi-disciplinary performance techniques in the use of music, dance, art, sculpture, digital media, computer technology, lighting and sound, FARFALLE (Butterflies) follows the life of the butterfly, from egg to caterpillar to butterfly. While seated on-stage, audiences will find themselves in an immersive, interactive environment and with special invitations to engage with the beautiful creatures of FARFALLE…

*Sensory Friendly

  • Lights remain on at a low level in the theater during the performance;
  • A reduction of strobe lighting or lighting focused on the audience;
  • Patrons are free to leave their seats during the performance;
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Compagnia TPO is the world’s foremost pioneer in interactive performance media for all ages. Melding astonishing digital imagery with multi-disciplinary performance techniques in the use of music, dance, art, sculpture, digital media, computer technology, lighting and sound, FARFALLE (Butterflies) follows the life of the butterfly, from egg to caterpillar to butterfly. While seated on-stage, audiences will find themselves in an immersive, interactive environment and with special invitations to engage with the beautiful creatures of FARFALLE…

*Sensory Friendly

  • Lights remain on at a low level in the theater during the performance;
  • A reduction of strobe lighting or lighting focused on the audience;
  • Patrons are free to leave their seats during the performance;

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