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Bell Tower Theater
2728 Asbury Rd
Dubuque, IA 52001
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Plays & Musicals

The Bell Tower Theater, your hometown theater, offers comedies and musicals year-round. Our shows feature talented local performers and most shows are being produced in Dubuque for the first time.


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In addition to the shows you see below, the Bell Tower Theater also offers Family Events and Special Events.



All of these shows below perform on the following schedule:


Wednesdays at 7:30

Thursdays at 7:30 pm (Girl's Night Out--Free Wine Night)

Fridays at 7:30 pm

Saturdays at 7:30 pm

Sundays at 2:00 pm


Tickets are $21.


Early Bird Special performances are the first two performances of each of these shows. Tickets are just $10.50.



A Comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope & Jamie Wooten

   October 12 to 28, 2018


Comic fireworks explode in this hilarious new comedy from the authors of
Doublewide, Texas
and Farce of Nature. We’re back at the Reel ‘Em Inn,
the finest little fishing lodge in the Ozarks, and it’s not going to be a
weekend on the lake. Caffeine withdrawal, marital trouble, a gaggle of nuns
and a pompous radio personality make that impossible. Oh, and did we
mention there’s an axe murderer on the loose?


Early Bird Special Dates: October 12 & 13


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A Musical Comedy by John Glaudini, James Hindman & Ray Roderick

   November 30 to December 16, 2018

Do you find the holidays more than a little stressful? Then this is just what you need!
Armed with a copy of A Christmas Survival Guide and an optimistic attitude, the
characters charge into the holidays searching for the true essence of Christmas.
With a mix of holiday tunes both traditional and new, they learn to cope with the
season in ways that are both hilarious and heartwarming.


Early Bird Special Dates: November 30 & December 1


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All of these shows below perform on the following schedule:


Wednesdays at 7:30

Thursdays at 7:30 pm (Girl's Night Out--Free Wine Night)

Fridays at 7:30 pm

Saturdays at 7:30 pm

Sundays at 2:00 pm


All Bark, No Bite by Kara Emily Krantz                

February 8 to 24, 2019

Charlotte and Eugene live a quiet, no-nonsense lifestyle. Robert and Bella are boisterous and messy. See what happens to their relationships when Charlotte and Robert get together…Did we mention that Eugene and Bella are their dogs? Don’t miss this endearing and uproariously funny world premiere production.


Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class by Dan Goggin

Part of the Nunsense series

March 29 to April 14, 2019

Sr. Robert Anne, Nunsense’s streetwise New Yorker, is one fun nun, and she is here to “teach” us how to put together a cabaret act. Mixed with a variety of humorous stories, this hilarious musical showcases songs from the entire Nunsense series. This is one class you're won’t want to skip!


Ain’t Retirement Grand by Gil Perlroth                              

August 9 to 25, 2019

This hilarious musical confirms that retirement is grand! The vaudeville-esque show celebrates thejoys and demands of being in the post-employment set. From driving and early bird specials to HMOs and writing a will, nothing is off limits in this upbeat, catchy romp through retirement. This show is recommended for mature audiences.


Sandy Toes & Salty Kisses by Michael Parker & Susan Parker

October 11 to 27, 2019

Take a trip to the Lovers’ Landing Beach Hotel, a cozy little place that is “The Home of Sandy Toes and Salty Kisses.” Legend has it that no one can resist its romantic mystique. That legend is put to the test when the blue-blooded Beatrice Rutherford-Smythe and her daughter visit to plan the daughter’s wedding. Beatrice immediately begins a campaign to talk her daughter, not only out of the Lovers’ Landing, but also the marriage itself. A bit of illegal gambling, a little rum running and some mistaken identities provide a comical beach adventure.


A Nice Family Christmas by Phil Olson

December 6 to 22, 2019

It’s Christmas Eve, and a reporter on the brink of being fired has been assigned a story about a typical family Christmas – his family’s Christmas. He goes home to his widowed mother, crazy uncle, eccentric grandmother, battling siblings and their neurotic spouses—no shortage of material. But when they learn that he’s writing an article about them, the fruitcake hits the fan. Will the magic of Christmas bring this family back together?

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