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LIVE AT HERITAGE CENTER
PERFORMING ARTS SERIES

The Pirates of Penzance

SUNDAY , MARCH 13 @ 3 PM UNIVERSITY OF DUBUQUE HERITAGE CENTER JOHN AND ALICE BUTLER HALL ( 2255 BENNETT ST ) Gather yer maties and head to the University of Dubuque Heritage Center for The Pirates of Penzance , performed by New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players , on Sunday , March 13 at 3 p . m .
This tale features a band of tenderhearted pirates celebrating the coming of age of Frederic , who was mistakenly apprenticed to the pirates until his 21 st birthday . A ludicrous leap year snag threatens to keep him apprenticed to the pirates for life ! Throw in a bevy of beauties , a brash Pirate King , and the delightfully stuffy Major-General Stanley and you ’ ve got what The New York Times calls , “ An endearing production with high musical standards and spirited performances .” Set sail with this classic musical comedy that boasts one of the most famous patter songs in musical theatre history and America ’ s preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory ensemble — the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players . Since its founding in 1974 , the company has presented over 2,000 performances of the G & S masterpieces throughout the United States .
Tickets are $ 24 –$ 45 for adults and $ 19 –$ 40 for military and veterans . All tickets increase by $ 5 for purchases on the day of the performance . Tickets can be purchased at the Heritage Center Farber Box Office ; by phone at 563-585-SHOW ; or online at DBQ . edu / heritagecenter . •

Ole & Lena ’ s 50 th Wedding Anniversary and Vow Renewal

SUNDAY , MARCH 20 @ 2 PM GRAND OPERA HOUSE ( 135 W 8 TH ST ) Your favorite Scandinavians are back at the Grand Opera House for Ole & Lena ’ s 50 th Wedding Anniversary and Vow Renewal on Sunday , March 20 at 2 p . m .
Lena saw a couple renew their vows on Dr . Phil and decides that ’ s what she and Ole are going to do for their 50 th wedding anniversary ; but the only thing on Ole ’ s mind these days is the Lodge ’ s ice fishing tournament and how he and his neighbor , Sven , are going to win the “ whole deal .”
Will Lena get Ole to the altar to renew his vows ? Will Ole talk Sven into covering for him so they can both fish in the tournament ? Find out in this comedy about love , marriage , and growing old together .
Real-life husband and wife Michael and Julie Bateson have brought the lovably dim-witted Scandinavian couple of Ole and Lena to life . There is just the right amount of improv with some interactive audiences segments thrown in for good measure .
Tickets are $ 23 for adults and $ 15 for children under 18 . Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office , by calling 563-588-1305 , or at TheGrandOperaHouse . com . •
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