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Beautiful the Carole King Musical
Carole King: A name that brings up warm memories for many across the world, and for some, a name that is new....
Drumline Live players on stage
The future is fun at the Gallagher Bluedorn, and their spring season is on sale to the public now!  The season...
Ardy and Jim Rydell stand next to eachother and smile.
Jim and Ardy Rydell have always believed in being strong advocates for Gallagher Bluedorn, always encouraging...
Blue Man Group playing a drum with paint splatters
Almost two years ago, COVID started spiking in the United States and theaters all over America shut down to keep...
The empty Gallagher BLuedorn stage
"When shows were being shut down last year it was depressing! And, unfortunately, it happened at just the time...
Charlotte's Web Virtual Residency
Join Christina Farrell in this virtual residency accompanying the performance of Charlotte's Web. ...
Charlotte's Web Virtual Residency
Join Christina Farrell in this virtual residency accompanying the performance of Charlotte's Web. ...
Bob Lefsetz smiling indoors.
Bob Lefsetz is the author of “The Lefsetz Letter...
Terri and Steve in dress clothes standing and smiling in front of their home
Terri and Steve Jackson have been an important part of the Gallagher Bluedorn for many years. It all began at...
Voices from Ellis Island Virtual Residency Post-Performance
Join Christina Farrell in this virtual residency accompanying the performance of Voices from Ellis Island....
Voices from Ellis Island Virtual Residency Pre-Performance
Join Christina Farrell in this virtual residency accompanying the performance of Voices from Ellis Island....
A headshot of Camie Gunderson wearing a blue striped shirt and brown glasses.
"I love attending any live performance. Fifteen minutes into a show and I am already in awe by everyone’s true...
Carl wears a seaform green shirt and smiles standing in the empty lobby hall.
"There's nothing more fulfilling than ushering a Kaleidoscope show and seeing young children walk into the lobby...
Actors playing school children on stage with cardboard cutouts of children's book illustrations.
UNI NEWS SERVICES - We’ve come to understand that some of the most powerful learning experiences for our...
Black and white image of the open hall with white text that reads Local Legends Live from Gallagher Bluedorn
What started as a way to find the light in the middle of a pandemic has since turned into a lasting concert...
Kelli stands in the crowded lobby of the Gallagher Bluedorn
"We’re so used to seeing patrons, volunteers and students with smiles on their faces, happy and enjoying shows....
A Space to Shine - Student Success Stories
Anna Baughman, originally from Denison, Iowa, graduated from UNI in 2018 with a degree in leisure youth and...
Four pairs of eyes of students featured in the blog.
The events of 2020 shook many of us to our core.   A deadly pandemic, repeated instances of racial injustice,...,
Actors dressed as barn animals pose in a barn scene.
Ready to get back to fun? We sure are!  ...
Steve Carignan wearing a rust colored sweater with a purple and white background.
The human brain loves binary thinking. The stove is hot or it is cold. You are a republican or...
Child clapping in the Great Hall
The last school year is one that no one could have predicted, that’s for sure. We’ve all adjusted and adapted in...
A Space to Shine - Student Success Stories
In addition to putting on shows, the Gallagher Bluedorn team has a huge impact on student development, teaching...
A Space to Shine - Student Success Stories
James Dewit, a 2014 UNI graduate, joined the Gallagher Bluedorn backstage team on an internship for his music...
A Space to Shine - Student Success Stories
Even as early as elementary school, Jake Barnwell, a 2018 UNI graduate, knew that arts and theatre production...
A Space to Shine - Student Success Stories
The longer a student is gone from college, the more they appreciate the experiences that helped kick start their...
A Space to Shine - Student Success Stories
What makes something good? What makes something great? For Brittany Conrad, that’s the question at the heart of...
A Space to Shine - Student Success Stories
From working backstage at the Gallagher Bluedorn, to managing stages around the country – UNI grad Beth Hicks is...
A Space to Shine - Student Success Stories
For Ashley Snyder, a 2015 UNI graduate, there’s nothing quite like seeing an event come to life. Lucky for her...
The Wait is Over
It’s been over a year since we’ve had the privilege of entertaining a house full of patrons – and we’ve missed...
Party on the Mezz
Bring friends and family to Gallagher Bluedorn’s LIVE and In-Person Local Legends shows with Party on the Mezz....
Christina Farrell
Join the fun! Wednesday, April 28  •  5:00pm CST   Join Kaleidoscope Storyteller Christina Farrell, Wolf Trap...
A Kids Play About Racism
Gallagher Bluedorn is proud to provide resources for educators that bring arts in to the classroom and help...
Little Red Hen Actress
Kaleidoscope Story Time Series
Enjoy this familiar folktale with your students, children, or grandchildren!  Thanks to our generous financial...
Executive Director Steve
We're excited to bring LIVE & IN PERSON shows back to the Gallagher Bluedorn! BUT, in order to do this and...
Movin Out
As the story goes, Michael Cavanaugh was handpicked by Billy Joel to star in the Broadway musical Movin' Out...
Hillbenders
More safe, socially distanced entertainment is coming to the Gallagher Bluedorn. In addition to Comedy Night...
Hillbenders
More safe, socially distanced entertainment is coming to the Gallagher Bluedorn. In addition to Comedy Night...
Hillbenders
More safe, socially distanced entertainment is coming to the Gallagher Bluedorn. In addition to Comedy Night...
Classroom watching Virtual Series
Written by Melody Parker Original story published at wcfcourier.com CEDAR FALLS — The Gallagher Bluedorn...
Cassie reads Little Red Hen
Kaleidoscope Story Time Series
A little red hen grows grain, threshes wheat, bakes bread, and feeds her chicks—all by herself, without any help...
Joel Waggoner Pigeon
Kaleidoscope Story Time Series
It's getting dark out, but one stubborn Pigeon is NOT going to bed! The pigeon will try everything to stay awake...
Jabari Dreams Interview with Kelly
New to the Kaleidoscope Series, Chicago-based playwright Nabmi Kelley has developed a play that brings the civil...
Abraham Lincoln
Kaleidoscope Story Time Series
Although he was born to a poor family in Kentucky, Abraham Lincoln studied and became a lawyer, a congressman,...
Akwi
Kaleidoscope Story Time Series
Scientist Ada has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things...
I Aint Gonna Paint with Cassie Naaktgeboren
Kaleidoscope Story Time Series
A dab of blue here, a splash of red there, a goopy smear of green . . . everywhere. To the tune of "It Ain't...
Steve's Mid-Winter Update
Executive Director Steve Carignan provides a mid-winter update about Gallagher Bluedorn during COVID-19 times....
Block Party
Article originally posted to...
Harriet Tubman Virtual Residency
Episode Focus Questions: How do theatre artists tell stories that capture our attention? Where...
Harriet Tubman Virtual Residency
Video Length: 15 minutes Episode Focus Questions: How do symbols help us tell...
Harriet Tubman Virtual Residency
Join Christina Farrell in this virtual residency accompanying the performance of Harriet Tubman and the...
I Got The Rhythm - Cassie Naaktgeboren
Kaleidoscope Story Time Series
On a simple trip to the park, the joy of music overtakes a mother and daughter. The little girl hears a rhythm...
A House For Hermit Crab - Christina Farrell
Kaleidoscope Story Time Series
Hermit Crab has outgrown his first shell, and, as hermit crabs do, he must look for a new house. Nervous and a...
Froggy Builds a Treehouse - Akwi Nji
Kaleidoscope Story Time Series
Froggy and his friends are building a treehouse-with a lot of help from Dad. Their plans don't include Frogilina...
Punk Farm - Cassie Naaktgeboren
Kaleidoscope Story Time Series
After a long day of work, Farmer Joe goes home to bed. Meanwhile, back at the barn...Cow sets up her drums. Pig...
The Pout Pout Fish
Kaleidoscope Story Time Series
Swim along with the pout-pout fish as he discovers that being glum and spreading "dreary wearies" isn't really...
The Pigeon Needs a Bath
Kaleidoscope Story Time Series
The Pigeon really needs a bath! Except, the Pigeon's not so sure about that. Besides, he took a bath last month...
I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed a PIe
Kaleidoscope Story Time Series
And with that the feast begins! After the pie the old lady swallows a whole squash, all of the salad, and the...
Jim Mudd
The renovation of the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center has received a $200,000 gift from Cecelia and...
Bark, George
Kaleidoscope Story Time Series
"Bark, George," says George's mother, and George goes: "Meow," which definitely isn't right, because George is a...
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus Joel Waggoner
Kaleidoscope Story Time Series
The bus driver is leaving for a little while and has one simple request: Don't let the pigeon drive the bus! It...
Party on the Mezz
Nearly every Thursday evening Gallagher Bluedorn is hosting Local Legends, a live streaming concert series from...
Local Legends
CEDAR FALLS – Christopher’s Very Happy Band performs for the opening show on the “Local Legends” series,...
Thank You Gallagher Family Foundation $1 Million Gift
The University of Northern Iowa’s Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center has received a $1 million gift from...