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2728 Asbury Rd
Dubuque, IA 52001
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A Musical Comedy by Harry Connick, Jr.

   July 12 to 23, 2017


A new musical comedy by the Grammy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated composer and lyricist,

Harry Connick, Jr.'s The Happy Elf tells the tale of Eubie the Elf, a lovable fellow who wants to spread

Christmas joy throughout the town of Bluesville. Hoping to introduce a new generation of children to the

joys of jazz, Connick has crafted a musical landscape against which Eubie's story unfolds.

The Happy Elf follows Eubie, the happiest elf at the North Pole. More than anything else, Eubie

longs to be a part of Santa's sleigh team. Instead, he's stuck checking the naughty-or-nice lists.

Then, one Christmas Eve, he sees something strange: in the whole town of Bluesville, not a single

person has been nice. With a pinch of elfish magic and a magical whoosh, Eubie's off to Bluesville.

But can he turn a whole town of naughty children nice in just one day?


Families will love this festive tale of overcoming adversity, friendship, the power of positivity and believing in yourself!

Bell Cast Performances

July 12, 13, 14, 15 at 7 pm

July 21, 22, 23 at 2 pm


Jingle Cast Performances

July 19, 20, 21, 22 at 7 pm

July 14, 15, 16 at 2 pm


**Please note: The July 21 2 pm performance is not open to the public


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A Musical Comedy by David Resnick

Based on Memories of a Non-Jewish Childhood by Robert Byrne

   August 11 to 27, 2017

Dubuque composer and playwright David Resnick brings us a sparkling revival of his popular musical Memories of a Non-Jewish Childhood. This re-imagined version of Robert Byrne’s
book on growing up Catholic in Dubuque in the 1940s was written specifically for the Bell Tower Theater. Follow the antics of Tommy Shannon and his friends from church to class to confession to the school dance.

Early Bird Special Dates: August 11 & 12

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A Comedy by Bob Rinfret

   October 13 to 29, 2017

A colorful group of retired performers have lived at the Ophelia L. Davis Home for Actors,
Musicians and Singers for more than 40 years. Now, a scheming lawyer is trying to
steal it out from underneath them. They will have to put on the performances of their
lives if they hope to save their home.
Early Bird Special Dates: October 13 & 14

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